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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,128 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7128
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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surferman576

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Light coppper and cloudy with an orange hue.

Smell:
Coriander, orange peel, black pepper, currant maybe, cloves, vanilla. Very alcoholic, but blends nicely with the abundance of fruity esters.

Taste:
Strongly citrusy and peppery, probably due to the orange peel and coriander, respectively. Strong in alcohol but not unpleasant or overpowering.

Mouthfeel:
Pleasantly heavy and warming. Makes your mouth water more with every sip.

Drinkability:
Quite drinkable and soothing considering the high alcohol content. I would keep drinking these all night if they didn't hit me so hard!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 05:47:05 | More by surferman576
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Grintbrad

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served by cellar aged bottle, about 4 months

App: Hazy, Golden orangish with fluffy, whipped cream like head and effervescence. Cloudy. Sparkling like champagne.

Smell: Oranges, Lemons, and a slight funky yeasty smell. Spicy.

Taste: Sweet start with a dry finish. Citrus fruits and sugars, spicy yeast and earthy yet subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Slight puckering yet refreshing. Smooth, and warming from the alcohol.

Drinkability: Decent. I couldn't have more than 1-2 glasses of this, but its pretty good. Carbonation is a distraction, very effervescent like champage. Taste is great, alcohol is barely noticeable, despite the high ABV. Pleasant yeast flavor, and delicous overtones of oranges and lemons. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 00:00:24 | More by Grintbrad
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GLD

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy Golden, Tight Foamy head. Very nice lacing
S - Fresh fruit, yeast a bit of malt
T - Hints of apple, wheat with a bit of alcohol at finish
M - Light not too thick, nice carbonation. Slight warmth from alcohol.
D - I could easily drink two or three of these in a sitting. A strong but very drinkable 9%

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 05:54:10 | More by GLD
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lakestclairgoose

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished my first 4 pack of this beer after reading most of the outstanding ratings here. Poured from a bottle dated best before 06/20/10. While I found the beer drinkable and tasty, it did not live up to the hype. My cost was $8.69 for a 4 pack. I didn't find it that much better than the Blue Moon I followed this beer with, and the Blue Moon was cheaper. Sure if you count the alchohol level is almost twice the level of a standard beer you are getting more for the money, but I'm not drinking them to get tanked... Overall, decent, probably wouldn't buy again but would say try it once for sure....

Also, whats up with the screw on caps on the bottles of this beer... thought that was BMC quallity...

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 03:50:35 | More by lakestclairgoose
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gavmeconi

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite beers out there. If you're looking for something new and good, try this. It's a bit more expensive than the regualar case of beer by a few dollars but will be well worth it. It is one of those beers that after tasting it, none others are ever as good and will be constantly compared to it. It is the perfect drink to have with some good food or just alone in a nice setting. One of the most incredible things about it, is that it has such a great taste that it actually masks the 9% abv and will leave you wanting more all night. It also looks nice and has a nice feeling on the tongue. Cannot go wrong with this. The only problem with it is finding it sometimes in stores.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 18:12:37 | More by gavmeconi
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a4ester

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My son first had this beer on his honeymoon in Canada. Now I know why it is one of his faves. Very enjoyable beer. Lately I have been focusing more on the Imperial Stouts and found this to be a refreshing change of pace.

Appearance - Pours a light golden color with a about a one finger head, which eventually recedes, leaving a bit of lacing. The carbonation is fairly active.

Smell - A combination of sweet citrus and fruit.

Taste - Enjoyable sweet, spicy flavors very similar to cidar. Just a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - A nice smooth beer that with fairly good carbonation.

Drinkability - This is where we could get in trouble. Repeated consumption would not be a problem at all!! A very easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 02:34:24 | More by a4ester
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Amnoisis

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden, slightly cloudy. Head pours with 2 fingers of thick, tight remnants lasting roughly two minutes.

S - Instant banana, followed by the hops, followed by the pear. Lasting wafting acidity afterwards. Sweet and slightly sour.

T - Smooth. Delicious. Banana and hops are immediate and slight, with pear and the lasting alcohol bitterness following and lasting between drinks. At 9% ABV, has the potential to stay with you. Overall, described as bright and warming.

M - Smooth, thick and even a little creamy. The carbonation isn't overbearing, and adds a slight, necessary edge to the drink helping it go down very smoothly.

D - Definitely a good opener. Drinking these all night could cause issues, but you'd happy by the end of it.

Overall an excellent example of a trippel. I've tasted darker and heavier, but this golden version masks it's alcohol perfectly and leaves an excellent aftertaste. Not a session beer, but perfect for a first review. Respect beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 02:41:35 | More by Amnoisis
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thezenkeeper

Iowa

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great golden color with a nice head. Has a strong deep flavor with lots of yeast and a bit of spice to it. Nice fruity bouquet. Has just the right ammount of carbanation, has a great mouthfeel. Just a great beer in every aspect. Has little alcohol flavor, even though it has a 9% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 13:46:51 | More by thezenkeeper
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PrairiePenguin

Oklahoma

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a phenomenal high ABV beer. On first impression the taste reminded me of Hoegaarden with a bigger but not obsessive alcohol back end. The wonderful/horrible thing about this beer is how easy it is to drink. It would not be hard to consume 3 or 4 with dinner. I had this beer paired with an Steak, medium rare, and it fit perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 15:26:22 | More by PrairiePenguin
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unclemeat9

California

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S - Clove, hints of citrus, yeast, sugar

T - Classic Belgian blonde flavor. Yeasty and well-spiced. Somehow, they manage to make the high ABV unnoticeable.

M - Wonderful carbonation releases all of the spices and lets them slowly dissipate on the palette.

I swear the good people at Unibroue have kidnapped Trappist monks and brought them to their brewery in Quebec. They're making beers that are easily just as good, if not better in some cases, than the classic Belgian breweries.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 06:34:34 | More by unclemeat9
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doraex

California

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is the beer that turned me onto Belgian beers and it's not even from belgium. It's from Canada.

Fin Du Monde means end of the world. A couple of these and thats exactly where you'll get.

Rich complex flavors a caramel and dark fruit mixed with a slight smoked roastiness make for a perfect blend to tempt your pallette.

This is good shit!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 19:42:14 | More by doraex
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tetsuoni

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top of its class. The right yeast characteristics in the right amounts. Dry, crisp mouth feel but with a wonderful array of flavors. Solid fruit flavors, well rounded on the palate. Not much banana, which I enjoy in others, such as Merry Monks, but LFDM is truly in a league of its own. And what a bargain. Consistently pleasing - truly proof that God exists and loves us.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 22:02:42 | More by tetsuoni
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GrizzlyBeer1282

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: This beer pours a beautiful golden-orange tint with a medium laced, sparkly white head that slowly fizzles as the beer settles in the glass.

Smell: This beer has dozens of subtle aromas that combine for a very unique scent. I detect some citrus in there (mainly orange peel), a spicy-peppery scent, some caramel, little bit of bread and a hint of alcohol which is well balanced with the malt. There is a very slight hint of hops but with very little bitterness. It’s truly a very interesting combination of aromas.

Taste: At 9% alc./vol. this beer may be the best I've tried at masking the taste of the alcohol. You would never know that this is a highball beer because there is virtually no alcohol presence on the palate. It is very easy to consume too much of this beer because it has such a delicate combination of flavors that come together to conceal the liquor. For the most part it tastes like it smells, but a bit more tangy. There are hints of orange citrus, spices, caramel, very malty, slightly peppery, bread and a very slight hint of hops but without any of the bitterness. The way the combination of flavors combines to cover up the alcohol taste is truly extraordinary. This is a very insidious beer and you'll find it very hard to wake up the next morning after 3 of these bad boys so be careful.

Feel: This beer has a dry, prickly feel with a spicy, warm and toasty finish to it. It is very light and smooth for a strong pale ale but also packs a little bit of bite which I find appealing in a pale ale. I find it hard to even call it a strong ale but going by the alc. content it would fall into that category. This is definitely a slow sipper, perfect beer to just relax and enjoy on a nice hot summer day.

Overall: This is an easy drinking, very complex and transcendent beer with many subtle characteristics that come together very nicely to form a smooth, clean, dry and fresh ale. This is one of my favorite styles and easily one of my favorite beers. A must try for the golden ale lovers!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 17:43:15 | More by GrizzlyBeer1282
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T-Luv

Alaska

1.4/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a snifter, heightening the perfume-like spice aromas, which I am not a fan of. It pours a nice cap of head with a beautiful golden glow and such wonderful texture. Unfortunately, this was the only part i found appealing about this beer. The taste is way over spiced and borders on the artificial for me. It is this observers opinion that this beer, along with the rest of the Unibroue line, are cheap imitations of noble beer styles, all with an artificial tasting backbone. I really don't understand all the acclaim this beer continues to receive, but there must be something wrong with me, as just about everyone from the uninitiated to the most seasoned beer enthusiasts seem to give it such high praise. Incredibly disappointing, each and every time i've revisited it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 04:27:51 | More by T-Luv
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AnchorsAndAxes

Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large tulip
A: hazy, golden, pale with a nice head, also most a micro foam
S: grape, bread, citrus, pepper
T: herbs, grapes, bread, bright citrus, pepper
M: good carbonation, effervescent, creamy and smooth
O: great balance of dry and juicy flavors and textures. tasty and refreshing. another great beer for belgian beginners

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 03:26:10 | More by AnchorsAndAxes
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CharlesRamsey

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Day drinking at the Downey brewery, an alpine backwoods bar in the middle of urban sprawl, in a well-stocked but completely empty bar(the guy drinking a Stella doesn't count). It poured a thin white head, with color like a ray of sunshine through the clouds at Diamond Head. Tightly carbonated with lingering head. Hay, black currant, and crisp alcohol notes dominate the initial impressions. Lingering flavors of balsa wood sans spice. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy but robust with aftertaste to spare. Overall, it stands out above most other Tripel's and enjoys an easy drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 22:19:30 | More by CharlesRamsey
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philipsanchez09

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a beer drinker at all until a friend recommended that I try this out. I usually went towards the whiskey because I felt that all beers tasted the same... Yeah, I know right... What do you expect when all I had was Tecate, Bud Light, Coors, Budweiser, & Heineken. I mean there isn't anything wrong with those, but I mean they weren't anything to be driving to the store for.

"La Fin" has a great and smooth taste. You can taste the light hint of orange & lemon citrus. The smell also reveals the same. The taste doesn't linger for too long but just enough to really appreciate this for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 21:46:10 | More by philipsanchez09
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jreid53

Alabama

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this for the first time recently and with every sip said to myself, "Damn this is good!". Pours a beautiful yellowish color with a nice head that lasts quite a while. Amazingly smooth for such a high alcohol content. Will definitely drink this often.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2004 16:54:35 | More by jreid53
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jessecollins

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent high ABV beer. Two of these will definitely start off your evening. Has some wonderful spices and a noticable citrus flavor.

A possible downside for some drinkers is that you can definitely taste alchohol and it is quite dry. Normally I can only handle a few of these before I move to something different for the evening.

I would highly recommend this beer and most other beers from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 16:26:09 | More by jessecollins
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EchtBier

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle in tulip glass

A - Cloudy, golden yellow. Thick creamy head with good retention.

S - Lovely yeast, citrus and spice.

T - Very well balanced with sweets, some fruit, alcohol. Nicely complex at the same time.

M - Smooth, warming alcohol.

D - Excellent! Ranks up there with some of the best Belgiums.

Drink by date is 04-03-11

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 21:20:05 | More by EchtBier
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beeroverwineguy

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S= Served from the bottle with cork (that is the only way I will drink this beer)

A= Appearance is exceptionally pleasing to the the eye that
reaches deep down into one's soul

S= Smell is pleasing to your senses and floral in nature that will surprise your willingness to smell your brew each time before tasting.

T=Taste is like champagne on holistic and natural steroids that will invite your palate to heights of appreciation that you never even knew existed. You will neveer want to drink cheap beer without the full bodied flavor that comes from a triple fermented brew.

M=Mouthfeel is of a well balanced, orchestrated dance troop of synchronized beautifully ensembled beauties that tintilate and explore the deepest recesses of each and every taste bud on the surface of your tongue.

D= Drinkability of this wonderfully, well balanced, gift from God is incredibly delightful and rewarding to your sense of thankfulness for God's gift to mankind to possess the privelege of creating such a blessing of a brew.

P.S. Drink responsibly, drink at home.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 06:53:38 | More by beeroverwineguy
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aphor

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First I have to remind drinkers that Belgian ales have a sediment of yeast which contains a lot of the flavor potential in the beer. How you pour it makes a huge difference in what kind of cloudiness the beer will exhibit and what kind of flavor you will taste.

Second I have to remind folks about temperature. There's an even greater spectrum of aromas and flavors depending upon the temperature of the beer when it's served.

I highly recommend, assuming you bought this because you like Belgian ales, turning your bottle upside down before opening and gently swirling the bubble of air around the bottle's botom to guarantee every bit of sediment is suspended in the drink before you pour it. Hold the bottle up to a light source as you do this to make sure you're swirling vigorously enough but gently enough that the air bubble does not break up into a foam inside the bottle.

I also recommend serving this beer at the warmish temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You will get a richer head on pour, and the flavors will be very rich and varied.

From this baseline, experiment with colder (or warmer) temperatures, and pour the glass from a bottle that has completely settled, stopping before any of the cloudiness has hit the glass.

Experimenting with the four extremes of cold/warm cloudy/clear will consume a 4-pack of 12 oz. bottles. This will give you a range of the flavors you should expect from this beer. Probably all Belgian ales, especially Tripels, will have a lot more to offer with this knowledge.

Knowing what to expect, I am impressed with the pleasant experience of this beer served cold/clear, cold/cloudy, warm/clear, warm/cloudy.

Caveat: if you don't read the label about the alcohol content, you will be surprised. Ironically I think I tasted the alcohol more in the cleaner, slightly bitter body of the cold/clear pour. The sediment provides flavors that mask the alcohol, and warmth seems to potentiate those other flavors more than the alcocol.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 03:45:31 | More by aphor
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Oddefellowe

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a single in a sixer mixer. Bottle to snifter. Golden brown with an off-white head and thin lacing. Congruent smell and taste--notes of young white grapefruit, a mild floral arrangement, and light hops. The mouthfeel was a smooth medium with light carbonation. Highly drinkable, definitely not abrasive considering the high ABV, and it's accessibility will allow for a pleasant return to the end of the world one day.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 04:09:31 | More by Oddefellowe
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FinDelMundo

Quebec (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden/Yellowish color with a big foamy head
Lots of small bubbles were trailing for some fresh air.
The taste of this beer is ... hmmm ... really good.
Lots of spices, bananas, fresh bread maybe pears too.
The alcohol is present but not overwhelming all the flavours.
It is one of my many favorites around here in Montreal.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 04:22:04 | More by FinDelMundo
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1100

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have to say up front, that this has become my favorite beer. I totally agree with chad9976 about the spice taste. This is my first beer rating, and I am far from an expert on beer. But, subjective as taste is, I really enjoy this beer. It is spicy, it has a high ABV, which I like, but you cannot drink too many. The carbonation is quite high as well.

Drinkability is HIGH, but that ABV will bite you if you aren't careful.

Crisp, spicy, clean. EXCELLENT BEER that I would hightly recommend to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 01:06:41 | More by 1100
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,128 ratings.