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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,618 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,618
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,088 | FT: 19
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of Kerne
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Kerne, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of SavvyStudent
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

SavvyStudent, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of 2Xmd
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

2Xmd, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TheBungyo
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily the most luscious and inviting head I've had the pleasure of seeing. It reminds me of the frothy top of a handmade milkshake; imparting the impression that it was homemade with lots of love. Body is straw colored gold with light carbonation. I would call the nose lemony, but with the disclaimer that it is in no way sour. Also along for the aroma ride is a smell I can only call pleasantly milky and a hefty amount of spice. Taste is at once full of mildly sweet lemon, spice, a dash of sweet milk, and smatter of bitterness. Says I to the mouthfeel, "a winner is you" as it is big and full. The light carbonation enhances its creaminess. The lacing looks like a work of art, or more aptly, something drawn from a nitro tap. Yet another head turning Unibroue beer. Thank you Beer Advocate, for had I not become a member, I would not know the pleasure of this fine brewery.

TheBungyo, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of elniko
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Stella glass

A: Absolutely beautiful brew, perfect golden amber hue. Two finger head than kept for a long while and then disappated but not all the way.

S: Smell is wonderful, I get a bit of floral and perhaps corriander.

T & M: If a friend who only drinks macros had only one beer to drink to be introduced to the world of craft beers this is the one I would pick. There is so much to the mouthful it is hard to place all the different flavors that are there. It is a truly amazing beer.

D: Heavens yes it is drinkable, it is 9% ABV but there is no hint of the high alcohol as I'm enjoying this truly superlative beer.

This beer truly stands atop the summit of all brews and should be tried by all beer drinkers once.

elniko, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of yankeej13
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

yankeej13, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of dannyhead
4/5  rDev -7.4%

dannyhead, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Los1324
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Los1324, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of LaChupacabra
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

LaChupacabra, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Honus1
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Honus1, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of CortexBomb
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is cloudy but pale yellow with a massive white, frothy head which sticks around for some time. Smell is mainly spicey with light fruits, wheat, and a somewhat floral / hoppy tinge all also there; distinctively belgian and inviting.

A tremendously appealing taste, a soft wheat tone mixes with fruity goodness; oranges, some other harder to ID citrus, a spicey bite (softer than Maudite but still good) and plenty of yeast as well. There is also a nice hop tone that starts it off and hangs around throughout which is enjoyable, it's there, but doesn't try to dominate the flavour like so many overly hopped beers are. There is also a noticeable alcohol tinge, not strong, but present. Overall taste is high quality all the way.

Mouthfeel, well, good, it feels full for the style (has some body) but it's not quite up there with the best, signficantly better than average though. Drinkability meanwhile is also up there, particularly for a higher alcohol content beer.

Unibroue is one of the most consistent north american breweries around, and La Fin is another perfect example of why they have such a reputation with craft beer fans.

CortexBomb, Nov 12, 2004
Photo of PatronWizard
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The BA Top 100 quest continues with a huge 750ml of 9% La Fin Du Monde. I think they meant the edge of the world instead of the end of the world. Or I'm just an idiot. Actually had to 'pop' the cork...

Spout looks pretty clear/light yellow but pours a perfect Hawiian sunset golden orange (trying to be more descriptive). Big lumpy head of mush.

Smell is all fruit. Oranges, bananas, exotic ones my puny brain can't fathom and underlying common scent of 'beer.'

Tart fruit taste. Quite similar to a mimosa actually. Some clove flavors. Light bananas. Can't have clove without banana.

Feels just a hair harsher than it needs to be, but I really think this orange juice beer is toast.

Overall: middle of the road for me, good but wouldn't seek it out.

PatronWizard, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of aepb1
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Golden yellow, white head that dissipates down to a nice cap that stays throughout the drink

S- Sweet citrus with a maltiness underneath as well

T- Peppery spices and sweetness up front, the hops and yeast follow up at the end. Overall, the alcohol is covered up and only evident in the warming feeling really

M- Medium, made very smooth by the maltiness

D- Very drinkable so beware the ABV!

aepb1, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of Bromine
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Bromine, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of LMH88
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

LMH88, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of yen157
3.38/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very coarse, foamy head. Brownish-yellow and hazy with some chunks that accidentally got poured. Lively, almost painful carbonation cause quite a row in the mouth. Once the beer had sat for 15minutes or so the bubbles because manageable. Spicy yeast give the beer most of its character. Good pale malt presence to spar with the yeast and hops. A good beer, but not one of my favorites from these guys. IMHO it’s way over-hyped.

yen157, Aug 25, 2003
Photo of deac83
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

deac83, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smells of sour yeast and banana. A fairly clean nose.

Taste is banana up front with a nice chewy bready malt middle. A very nice sting from the carbonation with some bitter spice notes - clove. An excellent beer, maybe not a lot going on, but the few notes are played excellently and come together in a beautiful harmony of flavor.

Chickenhawk9932, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of surlytheduff
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a snifter. Brilliant cloudy gold after the pour, with a soft head which quickly dissipated.

Smelled fantastic. Sweet, fruity (not too overbearing), grassy.

The taste didn't seem like it aligned with the smell. The yeast stands out, but I was expecting more of the spicy/fruityness to come through.

It had a good mouthfeel - medium, carbonated. I am by no means a trippel connoisseur, but it was a good experience and I would definitely partake in it again.

surlytheduff, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled late 2011.

A - Pours a hazy gold with three fingers of dense white head. A violent display of carbonation continues throughout, long after I pour. The lacing is tiered perfection.

S - Big aroma of peppery citrus, banana, cloves, grassy hops, and loads of not-quite-funky yeast. Perfection for the style.

T - The flavor is sweeter than the nose indicated. Starts slightly tart with apple and pear and transitions to sugar/bready malts. Bubblegum sweetness on the back end with a spicy clove finish. As is typical within this style, the high ABV is very well hidden.

M - High carbonation is no surprise based on the appearance. Medium bodied. The carbonation is great to begin with, but the beer flattens out quickly. Maybe I drank too slowly.

O - This was one of those perpetually available, phenomenal beers that I pass up on every time at the store because it will always be there anyway. I decided to grab a single during a recent haul, and I was not disappointed. The aroma is amazing and the flavor is good, although I found it to be a little bit too sugary sweet at some points. Not one I get regularly, but certainly a benchmark for the style.

NoLeafClover44, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of hsus0225
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hsus0225, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of teraflx
4/5  rDev -7.4%

teraflx, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Buckeye982
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of ibbjamin
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paid $7.49 for an Australian Longneck from BevMo in Willow Glen, CA. Poured into a pint glass with a couple pours.

This is a nice beer to open. Has a decorative yet functional metal fastener holding the cork down. The cork pops when opening, almost like a bottle of champagne. That should have been my first sign of the amount of carbonation in this one. After a soft pour, half of the pint was a white head made of huge bubbles. Has the color of a cloudy yellow wheat beer. The head doesn't shrink down too quickly at all. Thick creamy trails of lacing.

The nose is yeast first and foremost, but there is also hints of alcohol and sweeter malts with some spice. The carbonation can even be slightly detected in the nose.

Taste is nice, refreshing and complex. Yeast and bread at first; similarities to both a hefe or wheat beer but unique in its own manner. The yeast is then balanced with the sweeter malts and floral perfume hops which combine for a nice mild fruity flavor. Alcohol taste is present as well.

Creamy, light to medium body. Not as carbonated of a mouthfeel as I originally anticipated to this point.

Tripels usually are not my beverage of choice, so drinkability is affected, but it the best Tripel I've had to date. Highly recommended for this style.

ibbjamin, May 31, 2008
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,618 ratings.