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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,589 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,589
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,072 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

n2pux, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

charlesw, May 17, 2013
Photo of baiser
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, golden yellow body with a large white, fluffy head, gorgeous lacing clinging to the glass. Spicy aroma, full of fruity notes, yeast and phenols. Taste was tremendously complex. Spicy, peppery, full of sweetness and fruit. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Slight bitterness, slick mouthfeel. Some peach and pears. Wonderful beer.

baiser, May 10, 2005
Photo of CrazyMike
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is light orange and opaque with fluffy head. The smell is fruity and medicinal.

Taste is very sharp of citrus and sweetness, has a grainy almost wheat taste. Smooth, crisp and full bodied. After taste is sweet, alcoholic and a bit sour.

Very flavorful beer, with 9% abv. it has all the good traits of the European Tripel beers. Good for special occasions.

CrazyMike, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Beerzebub
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-gold, a finger of white frothy head that doesn't totally stay but keeps coming up in the center of the goblet to retain a thin layer. An occasional small pour from the bottle brings it back up nicely.

Smells of orange juice, red apples, sugar cookies, spice, herbs, earth. Appetizing.

Taste matches smell, along with rock sugar, orange peel, sweet white bread. Delicious, and drinkable. Finishes with orangey freshness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a bit of nice oiliness, but can get too fizzy.

This Quebecoise is fantastique. I wish I had a bowl of poutine to go with it!

Beerzebub, Aug 29, 2006
Photo of alkemy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big frothy white head atop a cloudy golden straw yellow out of a 750. Maybe it's just the warming weather, but I get vanilla ice cream and hints of orange sherbert right of the bat. It's also got a touch of caramel, banana, and clove. The taste is similar to the smell, only better. It was also missing the orange. Peppery and spicy vanilla followed by sweet caramel. Cloves tend to be more relevant here as well. Some warming alcohol, but the vanilla really plays well with that aspect. Very smooth and creamy. I did prefer this when it was on the cooler side, but all in all it was very good.

alkemy, Apr 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

leftstagebrew, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of jamescain
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Light straw yellow with about two fingers worth of white fluffy head.

Aroma: the first thing that comes to mind is pears. Subtle spicy and citrus notes, but pear is the predominate aroma.

Taste: For 9% alcohol it is very well hidden, but that could be a bad thing because it is also exceptionally drinkable. It is a touch spicy and finishes dry. There are citrus notes that compliment the spiciness derived from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Very light and lively. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer, which makes it very drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall: An excellent beer from our brothers from the north. I would recommend this as a nice summer beer, but beware the alcohol; it can sneak up on you.

jamescain, Apr 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

CSQ1111, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

core42, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

yankeej13, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Cook82, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of IceAce
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750 ml bottle with a cork labeled 4-5 and a 2004 cage and a 'Best Before' date of 10-19-07 on the back label.

Body is a murky yellow with a golden core. Two full fingers of dense stark-white foam are supported by a seemingly neverending supply of CO² streamers coming from nucleation points along the bottom of the glass.

The nose is pure Belgian Tripel with sweet barnyard dominance alongside a citrus-like sweetness.

There are barely enough o's in smoooth to describe entry. Midtaste is well supported by the ample carbonation before giving way to a yeastiness which one would normally associate with Royalty. Deep malty goodness begins to rise toward the rear of the palate while the well hidden ABV begins to send a glow throughout.

The finish begins with additional tasty yeast and another exhibit of the velvety mouthfeel while the fade leads one to a wonderful dryness which begs of another sip.

Superb!

IceAce, Jun 13, 2005
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

teraflx, Jun 22, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

genog, Dec 29, 2007
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4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde give little information on the bottle or on the packaging. It says little, but upon pouring into a goblet the look, smell, and sound this beer creates is amazing.

A bone white half inch head that is the smoothest looking whipped cream looking head ever. The body is slightly cloudy light golden with tons of continuous bubbles. The head crackles from the steady carbonation.

The aromas given are spicy clove characteristics with the fruitiness of an apple orchard. Quite sweet in the smell.
A warming finish from the alcohol comes up as well.

Flavors on the tongue are apples, spice, and an earthy finish from the hops.

The mouthfeel is amazingly fluffy.
Due to the 9% abv you might want to sip this with a really good meal.

rtratzlaff, Oct 08, 2008
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Huge head, even with a gentle pour I ended up with a 4 inch head and had to wait for it to settle a bit. Clear gold color, head is very white and thick. Surprisingly, there was no hint of lace after the huge head.

S: Has all of the "sweetness" of a belgian ale with slight hints of "spices"

T: Very little sign of the alcohol, this could be dangerous. Mostly cloves (maybe ginger) with some banana in the background.

M: Highly carbed, feels tingly on the tongue. Light but seems to linger if that makes any sense.

D: Very drinkable, goes down too easy. It is not heavy or filling at all, this could be a session beer if you had nowhere to go :) Highly recommended

wspscott, Aug 04, 2007
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Initial appearance of a cloudy golden ale with initial head that quickly disappears to a thin coat on top.
Primary aroma of fruits and some herbal/spicy scents that follow. You can also smell the yeast quite quickly.
The taste also compliments the aroma. You get a healthy taste of yeast with a fruity overlay of both apples and bananas. Although it is 9%, this seems to be well hidden by the fruity and spicy notes.
It has a reasonably crisp feeling in your mouth and is light bodied overall. Generally, I feel this is a good beer but a bit too much fruit for my palate.

SykDoc, Sep 21, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a pale orange, light tan color

smell: great balance of pepper, cloves, citrus fruits and floral notes. Complexity is minimal in the nose but very, very well balanced

taste: yeast, malt, a slight touch of lemons and orange peel are evident. there is a cream-like finish that is complemented by a peppery note making this beer extremely drinkable.

overall, this is a fantastic brew and i when i first tried this, i could not put the glass down. the alcohol is well hidden and it goes down very smooth.

tut2528, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of gr0g
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

gr0g, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

rypkr, Jun 23, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,589 ratings.