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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: 439
Gots: 1,412 | 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 Illinick
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: BIG, fluffy white head. Pale golden yellow in color, with sticky foaming, cascading, spider-web like lacing.
S: Exotic fruit and spice-mostly coriander and spice, with scents of candy and tart fruit/peel. Also a very faint hint of vanilla/almond in background. Also hop presence up front.
T: Spicy and alcohol presence at first that becomes more subtle at end of sip. Exotic fruits and rind and peel, candy and yeast present also. Apricot flavors come out as it warms as well as flavors of fruit rind. Bit of hops on the back bone.
MF-medium with mouth filling carbonation that ends slightly dry.
Overall- An excellent brew, but watch out the 9% abv will get you. Quality brew that is a staple in any beer lovers fridge. A fantastic brew!

Photo of PhiloPsych
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw yellow out of the bottle. Not much head. Lots of bubbles continuously rise. Aroma is bready and strongly sweetly alcoholic. Flavor is tart and sweet and bready in the finish. In looks and taste this beer is very reminiscent of a Hefeweizen. After warming there is a slight buttery wine-like flavor up front. Some citrus notes also start to come out as it warms.

Photo of reverbking
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet,very hazy cloudy piss yellow that never did clear up,beautiful 2+finger head that stays put well and nice lacing.Really smell the spices in this one and yeast and faint fruityness to it.You can taste pears and bananas with a sweetness with a kinda sparkling fizzle to it.Goes down quite well with a heavinesss to it and you can feel the carbonation,no doubt about it.I tell you though...the alcohol in this one hits you quite rapidly,i get a decent beer buzz rather quickly due to the high alcohol content.Not a bad beer if you like this style but for me...not really my type,and i got 2 more 750 ml bottles to polish off still....oh well,it won't go to waste,i'll find some strong cheese and Bratwurst sausages to offset the taste and polish them off,watching a good NFL game....no probs.

Photo of bheilman
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color with a serious amount of carbonation. I had just cooled the beer. Nice smell not atypical of a tripel. Really enjoyed the taste. Obvious sweetness, but with a really solid earthy type dirt sort of flavor. Maybe the yeast got a little stirred up, but it really adds to the flavor. Good aftertaste and unusually drinkable for a tripel. Probably the best beer I've had from Unibroue.

Photo of greengorilla
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

It is a very hazy golden color with a good white head.

The smell is is very good but not overpowering. Spices come through in both the smell and the taste. It seems to have just a hint of clove taste which I usually am not real crazy about, but I like this.

The mouthfeel is world class.

The beer is certainly drinkable, but at 9.0% abv, one or two would be my limit.

Overall this is a really good beer.

Photo of cooler4life
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of s4s
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AlkaholTester
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Baldjosh
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DHS1029
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of krh
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AnotherBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jlervine
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best by date of 3/18/05. Poured a fizzy bubbly pale golden color. White head formed, but sank quickly. Smell was spicy, bready, yeast-dominant. Sweet scents slowly drifted upwards, along with a cidery fruitiness. Taste is unbelieveable. Peppery tartness, hint of alcohol, fades into a spicy dry finish. Mouthfeel is warm and smooth, not so much piqueing the interest of any particular sensation as much as massaging them all at once. This is one helluva beer, just wish the head lasted longer than 20 seconds.

Photo of SwillinBrew
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, this is one fine brew. I cant believe i've waited this long to review it.

Ap-Slightly hazy with a very deep honey color with lots of bubbles and a good size head that last, very effervescent.
Sm - A subtle spiciniess hits your nose that gives way to a fruity, slight yeast and citrusy scent. Very very aromatic.
T - F'ing outstanding. Mellow bananas and orange first grace your mouth blending with the spice to just baste your tastebuds in liquid goodness. The flavors linger after every swallow.

This is just one exceptional brew. The effervescense cleans your palate for the flavors that are immediately following. I will keep this as a regular in my selection and will also cellar a few.

Photo of Bonhoeffer
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle tells me it is best before 06/08. Guess this one could have matured a bit : )

Another winner from Unibroue. This one is so subtle while packing so much flavor and complexity. Nothing beats you over the head. Just this marvelous amalgamation of flavors from the various ingredients. Classic Belgian yeast flavor. Light hopping. Some spices. A bit of tartness. Something almost citrusy. 9% is there, but not particularly noticeable. Head is tremendous and persistent. Lots of lace.

Just a tad too much carbonation, which detracts from the moutfeel. But not too bad.

Photo of Zadok
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an almost orange juice orange with a very thin bubbly head and virtually no lacing to speak of.

Wow, almost had an OJ smell right at first. Spices are obviously apparent such as clove and banana. Also smell a scent of alcohol in the background.

First taste of cloves and other spices with a warming alcohol presence, nothing overpowering but nicely blended with all other aspects and flavors.

Mouthfeel is of a light champagne, definitely a decent amount of carbonation. Finish is mildly dry yet very fluffy on the palate. Consistency is almost of a Mimosa.

Without question a very delicious quality brew and very deserving of all the accolades. ABV makes for having only a couple in a setting but I would be willing to test the limits on that.

Photo of MikeBrandman
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Darker than a white, but same a opacity. 2 fingers of white head that quickly recede. No lacing, though my glass is kind of dirty...

S - Smells great. Bananas, phenolic, yeasty, and grape smell. Slight hoppy and alcoholic notes. Strong smell. Very Belgian indeed.

T - Taste is similar to the smell. Strong and rich. Tastes similar to a traditional belgian pale, but more alcohol. Fruity and yeasty. Finishing taste is strongly carbonated.

MF - Carbonation stands out over the relatively smooth and creamy beer.

D - Honestly, don't see what all the hype is about. Wouldn't mind having one or two but it's not something I'm going to return to or drink too much of.

Photo of RunDWP
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It only makes sense that I drink this while travelling in Quebec City.

Pours a hazy oragne with a fizzy head. Nice clove, spicy and yeasty aroma. Taste is much of the same, somewhat complex, with a tart fruityness that has a cherry-like character, but its hard to put my finger exactly on it, and a slight note of alcohol. Nice level of carbonation and mouthfeel and really enjoyable to drink with all that complexity and alcohol. Good example of the style.

Photo of Auztan
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JNewbs
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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

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

Appearance: light caramel color with lots of carbonation sustaining a decent sized head.

Smell: Apples, oranges and malt.

Taste: Fruit flavor, some citrus flavor, some malt character, finishing with a nice touch of alcohol. The 9% abv is incredibly well hidden. Beautiful flavor that isn't too light or too heavy.

Drinkability: At 9 percent this is a dangerous beer because it drinks like a session beer but has the flavor of the tripel style.

Photo of Pecafaced
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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