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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,416 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,416
Reviews: 2,741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 369
Gots: 997 | FT: 18
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

2Xmd, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

BradMacMullin, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of CBlack85
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.

There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.

Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.

It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.

Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.

I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations

CBlack85, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of DaveBlack
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Belgian style beers, and by far my favorite that I've had from this brewery. Just now getting around to reviewing it, though.

A: Cloudy, rich yellow color. Head is maybe 1/2 a finger, and falls down to a thin layer relatively quickly.

S: Belgian yeast, Candy sweetness, stone fruits. Alcohol comes through as well, lending a richness of aroma. Amazing smelling beer.

T: Sweet malts hit up front with a slight ester fruitiness. The sweetness gives way to a slight bitter taste and a punch from the alcohol that keeps the beer from being cloying. Overall impression is that of a sweet beer that is wonderful balanced with the other elements.

M: Pretty heavy on the carbonation, medium bodied and slightly sticky.

O: As I said: One of my favorite Belgian style beers. Infinitely drinkable, it balances all the flavors nicely and not only keeps the 9% alcohol from overpowering the taste of the other elements, but actually incorporates it into the balance. Really a great beer, worth going well out of your way for.

DaveBlack, Jun 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

dannyhead, Sep 11, 2013
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%

SkeeterBoganski, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

dubmax, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

BWH999, Jul 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JDM44, Sep 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
Photo of sacfly
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, straw/gold color. Huge thick white head. Musty and light bubblegum sweetness in the nose. Sharp when cold, but blends well when it warms.

Taste mimics the nose with bubble gum and musty clove phenols first, and a long musty aftertaste. Nice full mouth feel.

Drink this one at room temperature or slightly chilled. Flavors are very sharp and harsh when cold, round out rather nicely as it warms. Score reflects drinking at room temp/chilled.

sacfly, Oct 23, 2005
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

bcrossan, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

VaTechPhilly, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

rypkr, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Rogorama, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

GatorLCA, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ronin926, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of jeffthecheff
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz twist off, poured into my La Fin Du Monde stem glass. Best by Sept. 2011.

Pours a nice hazy, honey-orange with a huge white head which dies down to a half finger cap of foam, and then to small lace. I can see the yeast floating around in very fine particles

Smells very fruit-like, and not just fruity. Kind of like a mix between a bitten into apple and pear. There is also a gentle, spicy aroma. This is dominated by yeast fermentation character, with not much malt presence and only a tiny bit of hops in the nose.

Taste is sweet, with a peppery type snap to it. Bitterness is there and its firm, but overpowered by a burnt sugary sweetness. Slight citrus is also there, which really compliments the orange appearance.

On the palate you can definitley feel the fermented sugar character found in Belgian styles. Carbonation was really dancing hard on my palate at first, but the hard pour combined with all the agitation from my swirling really dropped off the carbonation dramatically. Towards the end of the glass, its a bit flat, surprisingly.

I'd imagine this is pretty versatile with food. Plus, if you get the corked and caged bottle...well that has class written all over it. I'll try it sometime.

jeffthecheff, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of grayburn
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing offering from Unibroue.
Beautiful light golden elixir pours with a good dollop of head that camps out for the duration. Nice lacing as well.
Complex aroma of dried fruit, apricots, nectarines. Light floral hoppiness, excellent, the smell has me salivating...time for the taste.
The taste is out of this world, lightly fruity, slight bit of hops, crisp malt is so well balanced.
The mouth is perfect, definitely perfect carbonation which marries so well with the ultra dry finish. Excellent example of a belgian from outside of belgium. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, this is another prime example from them.

grayburn, Mar 09, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

redliner8, May 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,416 ratings.