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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,926 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,926
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,343 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Photo of HoppyMcStout
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of SeanRedd
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhh...Champagne memories. Flan, sweet custard, blended lychee on a cripsy bed. Subtle sweetness and remarkably thirst quenching...all the while inebriating with a 9%; you will never know it is there. A river of tang that flourishes in all aspects of its character.

Photo of chadski
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JimmyTango
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ebrifan
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Walshwi
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of bobojuice
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Das_Reh
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of msinger1002
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Dreizhen
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bt931912
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FFreak
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Omegang tulip glass

Pours golden honey with a tight three finger pure white head - overflowed the glass. Spicey nose with cloves and pepper. Very subdued pepper and maybe cardamon spice combined with lots of honey and apricot/peach. I've not had a lot of Belgian-style beers, but this is my favorite so far.

Photo of ChristianT
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mertzhb15
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of longarm
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque and straw hued, topped with fluffy white carbonation. Chunks of yeast swirl and float. Head fades a little too fast.

Aromas have a hint of orange, grass and something that comes across as mango. Balanced, but not overwhelming in any particular manner.

Nicely balanced flavors, again with some orange, mangos and unrefined sugar. Sweet up front, dry on the finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel, coats exceptionally well without cloying.

Extremely drinkable, especially since it's 9% abv. Very nice and clean and a great Summer refresher.

Photo of aleslover
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma is very yeasty. It is spicy....cloves. It also has some orange peel-like aromas.

Looks ok. It's a hazy, light orange in colour. Two fingers of head. Poor head retention. Leaves a very small amount of lace.

Tastes spicy. Alcohol is definitely detected on the palate. Fruity, oranges. Some flavour of cloves.

Fairly gassy. A bit crisp & prickly on the tongue at first, but then it gets creamy & smooth. The alcohol gives it a warming feeling.

Overall, I like it very much. However, due to it's high ABV (9%) I would not suggest to drink too many of these in one sitting if you would like to keep your composure.

Photo of ecoastman
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinkability - This was my very first experience. I was looking forward to it for over a week like a trip to a very special destination. Would I go again? Hell ya... but having felt the impact with only 250 mL into the first stretch, I'm afraid I'd wake up naked on my neighbours roof after the second one. Best damn Canadian-European beer I've ever had. I will definitely travel to "The End of the World" again.

Appearance - color is an attractive golden clouded haze. Carbonation is champagne-like with a very thin head and low retention.

Smell - Sweet and yeasty with fruity ale tones. Very pleasant - even better after the carbonation has subsided a little and the sharper alcohol tone is less pronounced. A must-have in a chalice style glass. Otherwise you'll be missing out on a great part of the experience.

Taste - VERY nice - great complexity. I'm in Europe again... Even better then the bouquet. Similar clove and banana ester tones like a good german hefeweizen or belgium ale. Sweet finish. Fits the tripel style except for the champagne-like carbonation (which I am surprised to enjoy).

Mouthfeel - Nice...light and thin. As noted, the beer has a high amount of very fine carbonation (again, this is like the champagne of beers). The volatiles from the esters and higher alcohol content are slightly noticed in the finish.

Poured from a 750 mL corked bottle.

Photo of ericwilson54
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of bogus564
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice...

I wanted to save a special beer for my 50th review - that said, a few of my friends instructed me that this is a really good one. Here goes...

Color is a nice hazy golden orange, with a head the color of an orange peel. The head grew to 2 cm in height and dissoved in two minutes, leaving little evidence of its existence.

The smell is spice dominant, after which you can catch a little citrus, then a little (is that earthiness? A new experience for me) something extra - it's certainly interesting, and my nose clearly likes it.

And now, for the taste - wow, spicy, like cloves. After that, what seems like a conspiracy of orange, honey, raisin and grassy flavors. This party is representin'!

Mouthfeel is good - this beer is light in body, with ample carbonation for its type. The finish is pretty dry, and there's a sweet honey aftertaste. Well done.

With a 9% ABV, I'd be careful about knocking down a bunch of these, especially in the 750 ml bottle size, but it's darn tasty, especially with the Italian sub I consumed with it. And now, naptime - Unibroue clearly knows what they're doing with tripels.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,926 ratings.