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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,868 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,868
Reviews: 2,780
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 409
Gots: 1,281 | FT: 18
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 Gritsak
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head.

S- very sweet and fruity. most notable aroma is of apricot and yeast.

T- starts off sweet and fruity, similar to a hefe. finish has some mild hop bitterness. mild alcohol aftertaste

M- medium to thick feel. a little chewy with a a nice balance of carbonation, but still very smooth.

D- dangerously easy to drink @ 9%.

overall- where is that 9% hiding at? besides the very faint hint of alcohol in the aftertaste, its very similar to a beefed up hefe. very smooth with a hint of hops makes for a very enjoyable beer.

Photo of Contra
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After being extremely impressed with Trois Pistoles, I had to try some other Unibroue beers. While I prefer Trois Pistoles, La Fin Du Monde is of the same high caliber.

La Fin Du Monde is a very cloudy beer, with a thin lacy head (once it settles). Definitely yeasty, sweet, but with a clove tinge. A luxuriously creamy thickness, which is just what you want for the style.

La Fin Du Monde screams Belgium, straight from the heart of... Canada? Well, with a name like La Fin Du Monde, made it screams "French-Canadian done in a Belgian style". But that doesn't sound quite as sexy. I don't care. It's excellent under any name.

Photo of mschind
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ML bottle with an expiration date of 4-6-14.

I had to use pliers to get the cork to budge and it left the bottle with a really loud pop but no overflow. It looks slightly hazy in the brown bottle and I can see some sediment.

A- Pours a slightly hazy gold color into a snifter with a one inch head that quickly dissipated to a foamy cap. Many lines of tiny bubbles.

S- What a magnificent nose. Sweetness, probably the alcohol but under that the malt and a hint of hops. Fresh fruit and floral notes. Deep, rich and persistent.

T- The taste is amazing. Mango, pineapple, mildly sweet up front giving way to a cider like tang at the finish. Some yeast notes in the finish.

M- Full bodied, carbonation is noticeable like a good sparkling wine. Carbonation yields to a velvety texture.

O- This is a very complex, well made triple with a huge flavor profile. I really want to give this a 5 but I didn't get the big creamy head that is supposed to be typical for this style. I'm not sure it is reasonable to expect a creamy head since this is bottle conditioned with carbonation that reminds me of fine Champaign. I am going to make this a regular part of my lineup and look forward to pairing it with food.

Photo of gfap61
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of adamk1978
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of sbarre
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beerrenda
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ValpoExpo
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of iJyuken
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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 Cbmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HossMcGraw
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's difficult for me to describe this beer because the flavor is pretty much all over the place. A floral taste equally combined with a bold wheat flavor kicks things off, and from there, you're on your own to figure out what flavors you encounter. I sure as hell have a hard time. Ripe fruit with a subtle but noticeable malt flavor might do the trick. I hated this beer at first, but I grew to love the complexity and richness of it. If you're kind of a rookie beer taster like me, check out the Unibroue variety case. It's bomb. When I drink this stuff, it makes me want to shake my skinny white ass to some Kool & the Gang.

Photo of flaminghomer
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

smell on this is very fruity, i picked up lots of citrus that smells of oranges mostly. i think that it also smells a little like apples. tastes is very smooth and mildly fruity. a nice cool crisp feel on the tongue. very well balanced. very drinkable. i will buy again. a very good choice to share with friends.

Photo of emalc
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of manahansf
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy and pale blonde color with a creamy two finger, white head. The aroma is very sweet and malty with estery banana scents, too. The body is creamy and flows smoothly with banana flavors backed by a semi tart maltiness. The finish fades slowly and tastes sweet. As it ends it leaves a lingering but subtle tartness.

Photo of olfolxholme
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5

A - 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. A pretty cool graphic on the front label, classy foil covers the cap. I like how on the back it has several graphics indicating that they use natural ingredients, bottle conditioning, and also which glassware to use. All those things promote beer literacy - something that i always support!

The beer pours like velvet. It's cloudy light amber color and forms a nice thin layer of head that is persistent. Only some lacing, but it bubbles a little after every sip. There's an "it factor" to the look of this beer. It's a nice light amber color, but no light gets through. You can't see bubbles moving through the glass, but you can tell they are making their way up to the top. I could go on - it's an attractive beer.

S - You can smell the beer before you even put your nose up to it. The initial aroma lasts for quite some time - an enticing mix of fruity yeast, dried fruits, alcohol, some buttery diacetyl notes, and maybe a touch of funk. Intoxicating!

T - Tastes even better than it smells. All of the above but more intense. Just delicious.

M - Very smooth when swirled over the tongue. A little hot, but I don't mind it one bit. You just want to keep drinking it to get the smoothness back!

O - An easy go-to beer that I've had many times. I don't buy this as often as I should, because I'm always trying new beers. After I discovered Chimay, this was kind of the "next beer" to continue expanding my horizons. Maybe not for "everyone," but it should be! Highly recommended. If you know someone who loves beer and has not tried this - help them fix that situation.

Photo of skywizzard
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of quadhog
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Rainier
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of IPAFan521
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of krh
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed immensely from bottles twice in tulip glasses; each over more than 30 compelling minutes.
(Also tasted on tap shortly afterwards, with comparison notes interspersed below).

The color is a hazy peach-gold. A bubbly head falls fast in a tulip glass (even when poured on draught), but holds on milky to the edge, fed by lines of carbonation, such that lacing participates in slipping patches with every gulp.
It smells of sweet cherry candy, salt sea air, banana, some pine, steel, and a touch of citrus. Malt stands nicely at the center (but somehow folds in the draught version). A little grass and coriander pops up with warming. The palette of scents is eclectic, but pointillistically well-blended with a wash of honey-wheat.
Each gulp has a sweet start that's turned on the bubbles to a note of early spice. Then come bright citrus acids followed by apricot booze. All along, there's banana toffee, but it's balanced wonderfully by tartness, salinity (which is unfortunately not present on draught), pepper, and a clean grassy hop note.
The mouthfeel is splendid--slick going in, then buzzy with bubbles that blossom into a richness that stays but doesn't stain. The backsides of the tongue still hold its soft oil while the belly is feeling the heat of ethanol.
I've found a Tripel in North America that isn't merely a clumsy tropical cordial aged for funk--this is a true craft that I'd drink way too much if I could. Good news is that it seems to be better (stronger spice-stone fruit flavor, cleansing salinity, and right-tuned malt) with some conditioning time in the bottle, so perhaps it will travel well to me in the future...

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,868 ratings.