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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,721 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,721
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,137 | FT: 17
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 charlesjwinkler
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pweis909
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint and a half bomber. Didn't notice freshnessness dating. But great corked bottle.

After popping the cork, this one was carbonated enough to almost escape the bottle. It's color is a shade or too paler than gold, maybe straw, and it is quite fizzy, with foam delicately lacing the glass as you drain it.

So many things going on in delicate ways. Soft silky mouthfeel, spices like vanilla and clove, perhaps leather and fruity bubblegum as well. And then there is the lurking alcohol. What alcohol? Try standing up.

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

A:
Pours a hazy dandelion-esque yellow with a creamy, gloppy white head. Good retention; no lacing to speak of.

S:
Sweet and yeasty on the whole with strong pepper, cane sugar, and soap. Quite fresh smelling.

T:
Rich and crisp. Peppery and heavy with yeasty goodness. It finishes fresh and floral with some citrus notes and a vaguely boozy twinge.

M:
Prickly with a creamy head, it is a tad syrupy after a while but doesn't linger too bad and is pleasurable overall.

O:
Really tasty Tripel. It verges on too yeasty but that is the only thing that I can think of that is even close to wrong with it. Really enjoyable beer. Better than one would think.
Sweet but not sticky. Well-carbonated. Easy drinking. But don't be fooled she packs a wollop. Would have again. Worth finding.

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of SkunkWorks
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle is marked best before June 2015.

Look: golden body that is cloudy with yeast and sediment. A gentle pour gives a two finger head of white foam that lasts a long time. As I drink, there's only a little lace left behind in this beer and it doesn't stick around for very long.

Smell: Belgian spices, clove, pepper, fruity smells of pears and peaches, and a hint of citrus peel.

Taste: the fruit from the aroma stands out with hints of spice and a bit of alcohol. There's a bit of a phenolic taste as well as some orange peel. Its sweet without being cloying and there are some yeast flavors in here too. Nothing here is over powering and it all works together nicely. Well balanced tripel.

Feel: medium bodied, nicely carbonation, hides the alcohol well.

Drink: easy drinking and you could have a few of these if it weren't 9% alcohol.

Overall, a pretty good tripel. I've yet to have a tripel that particularly impressed me but this one comes close. I can see why this is such a popular tripel. I would recommend giving it a try. Cheers!

Photo of spoonhawk
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Buckeye982
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SupaCelt
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour of this beer was golden. Heavily gaseous out of the bottle, with a large and loudly bubbling white head. The head died down rapidly and the heavy carbonation fizzled down to a dull roar. Yeasty bits were visible, suspended in the view. No lace formation. Looks good.

The smell was spiced and clovey with some degree of sweatness notable. A somewhat yeasty presence also lingered.

The taste was very refreshing and crisp. These guys seem to be able to brew these styles with the perfect amount of spice character that doesn't leave you feeling like you just drank a glass of potpourri. Very tastefully done and delicious. Apple flavors and a pinch of hoppy dryness add complexity to the spice backbone. Good bite and a nice crisp mouthfeel with a slightly clovey finish left over. Very highly drinkable with a very pleasant flavor. Another solid brew from the Nordiques.

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.

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a fluffy white head that settles down to a thin skim.
Smell is nice. Bready, sweet, wheaty malt with a hint of lemon. It smells like what I imagine a strong German Weisen would smell like.
Taste is bold yet smooth. Heavy on the sweet malt. Lots of malt here, not a lot of bitterness, and the alcohol is expertly hidden. This is a tasty brew. It reminds me of Andechs Weissbier even though they're not the same style. But that's certainly not a bad thing to be reminded of Andechs.
If I have one complaint, it's that this bottle is overly carbonated. The taste is smooth, but all the bubbles exploding in my mouth adds harshness that impairs drinkability a bit.

Photo of deanhead
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer poured as nice straw color, with ample bubbles, complete with some spontaneous carbonation in the glass.

It smelled of horse blanket and flowers,with a hint of sugary sweetness. There is also a faint yeasty scent to this beer as well.
The taste was crisp and clean, slightly bitter in the front, finishing with a nice little bite that ended abruptly, very dry.
Nice bubbly beer, with gobs of carbontaion, medium in body.
This beer is polished! I could get my swerve on drinking this bad boy! Clearly my favorite Unibroue product.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Congrats to our northern neighbors for creating this amazing brew that I now have on my favorites list.

It's a dark golden color with a boat load of white foamy head that doesn't die easily. It's rather cloudy, and this one had a few chunks of dark sediment that my first one didn't. The aroma is mostly fruit with a bit of wheat. The flavor just blew me away. A bit of wheat, then lemon, orange, cloves, spices. A rather complex mix that are strong and plentiful. It knocks your taste buds out and makes you ask for seconds. It finishes just a tad tart but still sweet.

Photo of fx20736
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 4 pk of bottles from Wegmans Holt Rd on 3/23/13. price $ 10.99.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus chalice, served around 50 f.

appearance: hazy lemon yellow with a 1 finger sugar white head. not much lacing.

aroma: sugar cookies with lemon glaze.

mouthfeel: full, solid but a little lifeless.

taste: crystal malt with lemon zest that provides the flavor and the bitterness.

notes: Mt first Unibroue bottle and I must say I am a little disappointed. Simple taste, not bad but lacking complexity of some Tripels.

Photo of core42
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dannyhead
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ronin926
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Flight317
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SIRIUS2
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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.

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.

Photo of Honus1
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of jmw4437
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hsus0225
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,721 ratings.