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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,775 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,775
Reviews: 2,712
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 720 | FT: 12
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.

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WaltTrombone

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours honey-gold, white a white head. Aromas of honey, clove, citrus. The tastes are clove, peach, orange peel, honey, lemon, pepper. The mouthfeel is smooth, slightly syrupy. It finishes with clove, lemon, and orange peel, followed by alcohol warming.

This has been one of my favorites for a while, but the last time I cracked open a bottle, it was flat. An email to Unibroue got the answer that they were having cork problems, and that their distributors would replace defective bottles. When I mentioned this at my local beer store, they gave me a new bottle, gratis!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 00:15:16 | More by WaltTrombone
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Jables

Illinois

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

pours a hazy dark gold with nice large white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, and a little spicy.
Tastes fruity with a nice warming alcholic kick. A little spicy on the finish. Hops not noticeable. The mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth once the carbonation dies down. Very drinkable. Not the best belgian, but not bad for a Canadian-Belgian. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 03:16:50 | More by Jables
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masikon

Washington

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

Pours with a furious white head of tight, dense bubbles which stick to the glass while the carbonation remains active for quit some time. color is a luminescent, soft, yellow. Nose is a true bouquet with natural suggestions of lime, banana, herbs and more. Taste is quite sweet and very fruity/cider-like, with a full mouthfeel and spicy finish which hides the high alcohol content very well. Alcohol burn is noticeably absent for a 9% beer. Certainly give this a try, easy to drink and a nice bellywarmer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 04:48:24 | More by masikon
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-03-2013 19:34:25 | More by KELPAK
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-25-2012 03:22:42 | More by ChuckGnarly
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ClavisAurea

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has quite a pedigree so I'll try to do it some justice.

This was a 750ml bottle consumed in a plain tulip glass.

Appearance: Orange honey with some gold, frothy creamy head

Smell: vanilla, ripe pears, spicy hops, citrus

Taste/Mouthfeel: alcohol, pears, banana and other fruit, hoppy finish and bitter towards the end

So, I need to work on this one. It is a superb beer with immense complexity and I don't think my words scratched the surface of its being. I'll try at this one again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 23:13:25 | More by ClavisAurea
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mmva321

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a slight darker honey color. It's amber that swings a bit to the yellow side, and if you hold it up to the light it becomes translucent. The head is foamy, bubbly, white and disipates very fast and leaves no lacing, but I won't hold that against it.

S: (I think my nose is the most forgiving thing when I review beers. Hmmm...).?.? Anyway, a terrific mix of sweet malt and bready yeast, leaving the smell at the same time smooth but very earthy (what I reawwy wuv about twipels). The usual fruit players make their appearance as well: banana, apple and pear are most readily noticable. Bright and crisp.

T: Take a big gulp, and it's a bit too overwhelming. But, take it slow, a sip at a time, and the subtlties of the taste come through. I love the earthy yeast, but the fruits really make the beer special. The above fruits are there but also orange. The malts make it sweet and smooth, but there is a very crisp and hidden hoppy bitterness I wasn't expecting. Hops, malts and yeast working together at last for the greater good.

M: Very carbonated feel. It's just personal taste, but they went with the punchy feel to highlight the fruits and hops when I wish they had gone with a smoother feel to highlight the malts and yeast.

D: Well you can't drink it that fast, being a beer of bold, upfront flavors, but taken as a sipping beer, it's one you can just sit back and relax with.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 07:01:01 | More by mmva321
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birchholz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-11-2011 03:44:53 | More by birchholz
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Avantyawn

New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing beer.

A: Hazy opaque lemony orange golden. Beautiful thick head which dissipates to a thin swirly head.

S: Sublime yeasty subtle citrus banana finish . This smells like a delicious alcohol desert. Fantastic!

T: mmm. mmmm. mmmm. GOOD. Tastes much like the smell of a smooth yeasty citric treat. It is so well balanced it is scary.

M: Maybe my favorite part of the beer is how it feels in the mouth. It is thick yet not chewy. Carbonated but so so gently so. It doesn't change much in the mouth, it sits there as it is, and is beautiful as such.

D: I drink this much faster than most beers of this strength! It is not overpowering or overbearing, just amazing. Very high drinkability. This is not the sort of bottle which I struggle to finish even though I respect it. It just is awesome and easy to drink at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 02:28:21 | More by Avantyawn
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Jdotswizz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-31-2014 00:51:19 | More by Jdotswizz
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substanceD

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-16-2012 04:08:20 | More by substanceD
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Ishogai

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2012 02:21:14 | More by Ishogai
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mjgrady

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-17-2012 14:21:33 | More by mjgrady
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bookerandy

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2014 07:55:45 | More by bookerandy
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, deep yellow-golden colour. Almost verging on orange. A good three fingers of fluffy white head float on top, and dissipate at a medium rate.

Smell - A truly astounding and complex aroma. I'm sure I'm in over my head here, but here it goes: Light orange peel, coriander, heavy spices (specifically what I can't say exactly) and a good dose of booze.

Taste - Alcohol up front, wich gets even more intense as the beer warms. This is followed by some hints of citrus, mostly bits of orange. A heavy spice flavour is present from start to finish. Other reviewers have pointed out a heavy yeast flavour which I wouldn't have picked up on otherwise, but which is definitely there, in a big way.

Mouthfeel - Heavy carbonation leaves for a crisp, bordering on sharp finish. Mouthfeel is dangerously light, almost fluffy. The beer seems to glide on the tongue.

Overall - 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 02:09:39 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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lernerlift

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2013 21:59:00 | More by lernerlift
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-19-2014 23:01:52 | More by TheBeer
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BigDaddyWil

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a La Chouffe tulip glass.
Best before date on back label: 12-10-2006.

Even with a slow pour, this brew has a huge, fluffy, brilliant white head. Lots of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Not much head retention, fades to a paper thin white line. Color is light orange, very cloudy and lots of carbonation. Decent aromas of fruits, cider, yeast, apples and pears. Very well rounded taste, fruity, tart and sweet all at once. Alcohol is not a factor. Awesome mouthfeel, this beer dances all over your tongue and leaves you wanting more. So easy to drink and very enjoyable. My first from Unibroue. A great sipper. I will certainly try more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 01:47:03 | More by BigDaddyWil
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Jwaks

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one brew I've had a few times before with mixed experiences and results, this time, it is up for review.

I carefully poured this brew into a short tulip glass as suggested on the label. Results were stellar, revealing an appealing, nearly translucent pale-straw yellow brew with a strong, long-lasting pure white head measuring roughly three fingers. A storm of course bubbles race up to replenish the long lasting thick, rich foam. Little if any lacing is retained as the head recedes.This beer reminds me of Duvel and Val-Dieu triple. This is a very stunning, impressive and traditional look for a belgian style strong pale ale.

The tight bouquet boasts inviting aromas of spicy cinnamon, lemons, citrus peel, sweet and yeasty bread with a touch of pale malts and piney hops.

Sharp, spicy cinnamon, spiced bread, pale malts and a touch of honey hit that palate on the attack, evolving into a somewhat depressing and hallow midpalate featuring a bit of lemon zest. These sublime flavors curtail toward the finish revealing a load of spicy, warming alcohol, bitter yeast and lingering sour lemon. Balance is modest with the spicey and sour notes prevailing, lowering this brew's taste score; the citrus hops and pale malts must make a bigger impact on the flavor.

Viscosity and carbonation are quite noteworthy, this beer is a bit thick for a strong pale ale, but it is one to savor.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2007 00:59:54 | More by Jwaks
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mtbbaboon

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Man, this is some good beer. I picked up a four pack that 'expires' two years from now. It pours a very cloudy and dark blonde with a moderate head that disappears rather quickly. It left some lacing that looks nice on the glass. Smells and tastes fruity sweet with mild spice. It feels light in the mouth and a little bubbly. It goes down dangerously smooth and the flavor lingers for quite some time. I can't imagine myself enjoying a beer much more than I enjoyed this one. I had planned on drinking one but it was so damn good that I drank three, then fell into a wonderful comatose sleep. I will be buying more of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 11:40:53 | More by mtbbaboon
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juanbon

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

02-14-2013 18:32:09 | More by juanbon
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projektyle

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-08-2013 01:19:25 | More by projektyle
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joshstevens87

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pour a pale yellow with a about a 1/2 inch head
S-very sweet with hints of fruits even tropical ones with no hint of alcohol even at 9%
T-a variety of fruits with a subtle yet perfect amount of spicyness/ tartness with a bit of the yeast contributing in the back ground the alcohol presence is well hindden behind the sweetness of the refreshing beer
M/D-very light and highly carbonated body even reguardless of the abv (which is not even noted while drinking the beer) which combined with its exceptional taste makes this a highly drinkable beer

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 04:24:26 | More by joshstevens87
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours with a thick white head no lacing at all and the beer is golden grapefruit in color clarity is non-existent.

S - Very sweet smelling with strong yeast and maybe even a small amount of spice and fruits.

T - Taste is exceptional, starts of dry then heads towards, Belgium yeast, with a strong present of peach and/or pear to me, and the aftertaste is almost grassy tasting with slightly tart dry finish. Do not taste the 9% ABV at all

M- Perfect amount of carbonation and very smooth it could not get any better.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:30:40 | More by Ruger
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Wamesit

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy light golden-orange. Rocky white head that gives way to minor lacing.

S - Nose of candied fruits. Bananas, clove. Faint alcohol in the back.

T - Sweet and lush. Hard to pin down the malts that form a solid backdrop to the flavors, subtle caramel. Clove spice and plenty of fruit esters: bananas, pear, light flavors. A profound balance. Alcohol warmth with every retro-olfaction. The hops presence, like the depth of the alcohol, is hiding in the back and adds to the very crisp and dry finish.

M - Medium, carbonated, refreshing.

O - Outstanding Belgian. Exactly what a Tripel should be.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 03:06:09 | More by Wamesit
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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