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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,937 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,937
Reviews: 2,799
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 433
Gots: 1,353 | FT: 19
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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Photo of tommyd313
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of imasloth
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Darker and more yellow than a wit, sizable white head at pour, steady carbonation (small bubbles) keeps it present. Fairly clear.

S- Good smell. Slight spice, very wit-like.

T- A lot going on. A wheatiness, a bit medicinal, bubble gum, some coriander ... slight banana.

M- Medium-bodied, rather smooth with just slightest dry feel.

O- Very tasty and more complex than most.

Photo of UpToMeBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time drinker, first time reviewer.


The dryness and spicy, funky edge are what really detract from me saying: "this is the perfect tripel."
It's what's not there. The fruit I expect from a tripel is quiet. It's there in some ways, but I just love the big passionfruit and honey flavors some tripels have. Now, this has some beautiful sweetness; banana, heavy in body, and inexact, but nice . . . just not that golden raisin, nectar-like, champagne sweetness I want. Spicy, clove, coriander, funk are in control.

Okay, it's a great brew. I just like other heavy hitting tripels a bit better.

Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -76.8%

Photo of kendellmarie
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of modidia
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dougbassett
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of HinghamRick
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Eric1Mess
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ThirstySavage
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mshallah
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with silver foil at the neck and a label of Quebec surrounded with glowing light. Hazy gold color. Sudsy head with a clovey, spicey nose. Winey alcohol smell also present. Lemony taste upfront with Belgian yeast funk trailing it up. Dryish sweet finish with a rounded tang. At 9%abv this beer at first seems a Duvel clone, but a closer taste reveals far more Belgian yeast character that includes a sourness and a wet blanket funk. This complexity makes this beer a "must try". Try it with seafood dishes, herbed vegetables, cheese courses, or as a night-cap sipper.

Photo of jumbopanda
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fsvan
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into New Belgium globe. Best by of 1-12-2014.

A- Murky yellow. Billowing textured white head. This is bottle conditioned, and it's pretty obvious from the carbonation.

S- Where to start? Light fruit, like under ripe apples or pears. A bit of Belgian yeast. A little bit of sweetness, bready like malts. There is so much going on here, it's hard to describe, and it all just explodes from the glass. Just an exquisite smelling concoction.

T- Again, some under ripe green apple, that brings a tart, but not sour flavor. Clearly present, chalky, Belgian yeast. A subtle bitterness on the end. Fantastic.

M- Heavy of medium. Lovely carbonation from the bottle conditioning.

O- I've had this beer many, many times, and it never disappoints. It is widely available, not overly expensive, perfect by itself or with food, and for my money is better than the Belgian forerunners of the style (Tripel Karmeliet, St. Bernadus Tripel, Chimay), and it isn't often (in fact it is damn rare) for a North American brewery to pull of an Abbey style like this. I like tripels quite a bit, and this is easily my favorite. The praise this beer gets is well earned. Due to all of that, and trying to judge for style, I don't know how to not give it a 5 overall.

Photo of wroywel
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Rckmo10
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of alli4051
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark straw color. Produces a big fizzy, slightly off white, head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing. Smell is peppery and fruity. Taste is really complex between the maltiness, fruitiness, and spiciness, all of which are really well balanced with that distinctly Belgian flavor. Medium bodied with a a crisp but slightly sticky mouthfeel with a hint of alcohol. The 9% is definitely well hidden but will sneak up on you quick. I will admit in my quest to expand my palate I have struggled with the tripel; however, brews like this help speed up the process.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Okisailor
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,937 ratings.