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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,993 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,993
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 442
Gots: 1,415 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Ratings: 8,993 | Reviews: 2,814
Photo of donteatpoop
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had some less than stellar experiences from unibroue, though through no fault of the brewery (I failed to check the dates on a sampler pack I had bought) and so, even after checking to make sure this one wasn't expired; I purchased the bottle with a bit of subconcious aprehension.

I'm glad I did.

Poured a cloudy orange amber color with a nice cap of white head.

The smell is orange citrus, bread, and spice. The taste is sweet, everything in the nose is in the mouth except for the boogers; add a bit of clove to the taste as well. The 9% alcohol is masked well; this is probably easier to drink than it should be.

Such a smooth beer, glad to have tried it; will definately try again.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Maxwell
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an ugly piss yellow with hints of orange and with a very soapy head on it that fizzles away slowly, and sits over the beer as the color of soap bubbles. The beer’s body is cloudy like piss, but allows a fair amount of light through. On the nose, this beer smells of soy sauce and banana phenol notes with some very slight bubblegum hints. Fruity soy sauce is really what comes to mind when you smell it, though not in an entirely bad way. On the tongue, the beer tastes of creamy banana, soy, and some nice clove-like spice. The beer really begins with light soy notes that grow in fruitiness until they hit banana flavors, and all the while the spicy clove also builds on the sides of the flavor, and leaves the aftertaste to ring lightly of spice and slight banana. The middle of the taste is really where this beer shines, with big spicy cream banana notes that are quite pleasant on the taste buds. On the mouth, this beer feels quite fierce with carbonation, though the beer below it sits with a nice medium body that sticks to the tongue, and leaves the mouth clean, but with sticky saliva along the sides of the mouth. Overall, this is a nice tripel-style ale with some great phenolic notes, and some nice spicy complexity. A fitting beer to end the world with, I suppose, though it isn’t my favorite in the style. Still, this beer is worthy of a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of huskermike12
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rmehughes
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anhigdon
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Bottle@home - 2006 vintage

A: Hazy golden orange with a ok sized head. Very nice lacing!

S: Tropcial fruits, Yeast, Cloves, Citric notes. Wonderful!

T: Honey, Fruit (Apple, Pears, Bananas), Spices (Pepper!), Yeast.

M: Carbonation is at a medium level. Very nice balance and absolutely no trace of alcohol. Very impressive!

This is a favourite that i keep on coming back to again and again. Insanely drinkable for a 9% brew. Has the typical Unibroue yeast-character but if you can't get past that, you're missing out! Recommended++!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of hermit990
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 12/17/2012. Review date 9/30/2013.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color. Hazy, opaque appearance. Carbonation bubbles streaming up the glass. Approximately a finger of a creamy, white head consisting of tight, white bubbles. Recedes slowly, leaving a persistent lacing. Very good looking tripel.

Smell: The aroma kicks off with a pop of fruity sweetness, lots of grape character, a bit of apple, some underlying dark fruits (figs/raisins) and a citric tartness. Beneath this there are hints of malts and bready notes, cracker-like qualities. Finishes with some earthy characteristics and a black peppery spiciness. Very complex aroma as it unfolds in the nose.

Taste: Starts with a sweetness, less pronounced than the nose. Many fruit characters, some champagne-like grape flavors, some orange and green apple as the sweetness fades into a slight tartness. This is carried along the tongue as it fades into the malt flavors, some cracker and biscuit breadiness, leaving a spicy finish, notes of pepper and clove, some general baking spice flavors. As complex as the nose, a joy for the tongue to pick apart.

Mouthfeel: Good body to this one as it first hits the tongue, a powerful scrubbing from the numerous carbonation bubbles scrubs over the tongue, leaving a sharp tartness. A bit of a powdery feeling as the bready notes start to hit on the taste, which grow into a velvet smoothness as it finishes. Leaves a bit of warming from the alcohol at the end which just pairs perfectly with the spicy finish. Fantastic stuff.

Overall: This is an excellent beer. An absolute joy to drink. Perhaps best of all, it's so readily available and at around $8.49 a bottle in this area, it's greatly affordable for the quality. If this is the end of the world, this beer is not a bad way to go out at all. Wonderful stuff from Unibroue.

Photo of sweethome
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this many times - just getting around to rating here...
Pours hazy golden color. A rather large fluffy head that leaves behind some large bubbles.

What a nose - complex - corriander, apples, lemongrass, and yeast.

Enters very soft, like a belgian white. The alcohol fire presents, but not overly. Champaign charachter. FIlls out nicely.

The flavors mirror the nose. Some rock-candy sugar flavor thrown in for good measure. A little sour apple too.

A fine interpretation of the style. Very quaffable, but really sneeks up on you. Hard to believe it is 9%.

Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of reitzbrewing
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler, this fine tripel from Unibroue pours a yellow straw like color with a moderate white bubbled head of quickly dissipating bubbles that leaves a fine ring of foam. The lacing is very light in growler form as compared to the bottle. Nose of apples, light white pepper, coriander, and sweet Belgian candy sugars. Flavors are up front sweet candy sugar to the front and sides, light tartness of apple to the back, with a hint of white pepper and coriander in the aftertaste. Light and crisp mouthfeel with moderate syrupy characteristics. A fantastic Belgian style tripel brewed by our friends to the north.
Most excellent.
Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,993 ratings.