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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,631 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,631
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 311
Gots: 660 | FT: 11
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2013 05:15:24 | More by JarMills
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2013 02:44:21 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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hipboy221

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2014 07:23:05 | More by hipboy221
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Punqbert

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-17-2013 01:09:32 | More by Punqbert
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dvnb

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-06-2013 14:57:08 | More by dvnb
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-03-2014 06:02:51 | More by randallpink
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seandamnit

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-26-2013 05:14:08 | More by seandamnit
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Srkolodn

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-29-2014 20:58:29 | More by Srkolodn
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veggiemafia

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't really say anything about this beer that hasn't already been said. Amazing beer, will buy it again, will buy 6 and let 3 age until this time 2006, and 3 age until this time 2007.

Big fluffy head, but almost too much.

Once this beer warmed to around 45º, the alcohol became more apparent in the finish and detracted a little from the beer. VERY warming alcohol sensation, save this one for a cool evening like this evening in Pittsburgh where I'm writing my review. At the same time really refreshing, though.

The only reason I give it a 3.5 for drinkability is because I cannot session a beer that's 9.0% abv without getting completely wasted after three. Also, I think the alcohol detracts a little from the drinkability, but hopefully letting it hang out for about a year will help.

In the mean time, I will definitely still buy and enjoy this while I'm waiting on bottles to age.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2005 04:31:02 | More by veggiemafia
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wescj

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy, golden yellow. Starts with a half inch of off white head, which leaves a nice amount of lace.

Smells floral, with a touch of honey sweetness. Also some fruit and alcohol.

Tastes sweet and smooth. Alcohol warms things up a bit, and a touch of hops on the back end.

Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect.

Good beer, all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 06:05:44 | More by wescj
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JohnWaynes44

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden yellow with pearl like irridescence when held to the light. Big white head bubbled up quickly, dissipating not long after the pour.

The smell is fruity and sweet. Yeast is very noticeable. You can smell the carbonation and the alcohol (probably because of the CO2).

This is really two different beers. Tasting the beer with the head up reminds me of champagne. The carbonation dominates the palate and it finishes dry. Wait a few minutes when the head is flat and more of the beer flavor appears. The malts and yeast come through. Sweeter and more creamy. For me this is much better after sitting for a while.

The mouthfeel shares the same characteristics as the taste. Carbonation fills the mouth all the way to the back of the throat. Very light and crisp when accompanied with head. Smoother and more weight later in the glass.

The life of this brew as it sits in the glass is ever changing. If you pour it in a small goblet or wine glass you can continue to give this beer new life and watch the change over and over. It really has a lot of character. The high abv is not apparent until it is reborn in your glass 3 or 4 times. Then is starts to warm and flush the skin. Really similar to the spumanti.

I have to say I am not in love with this style. I have only tried a handful, but this is by far the most interesting. I recommend everyone try it once. It would be a nice change of pace to replace the bubbly to celebrate th new year. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 00:45:12 | More by JohnWaynes44
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jp110099

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2013 00:30:57 | More by jp110099
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Schimms

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-11-2012 00:35:51 | More by Schimms
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BabyBastard

New York

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

750mL cork and caged, best by date of 9/17/12, poured into a chalice a pale, golden straw colour, white and thin foamy head that doesn't cling well to the sides. Never ending stream of bubbles rise from the etching. Great looking brew. Smells of bananas and a bit of alcohol. Seems to have a spicy nose to it, more complexities that I can't seem to filter out. Overall, a very pleasing scent comes with this brew. Taste is great. Has that hint of banana and clove, truly appetizing. A bit of alcohol warmth follows up, but is a bit difficult to detect, possibly making this brew a dangerous one. Triple fermentation process gives this a nice tingly feel on the palate, though it is ultra smooth on the way down. This could be the End of the World, if consumed unwisely. The drinkability on this one is unbelievably high, especially for an ale of this strength. Two bottles of this wouldn't seem unreasonable, until after you finished the second. Then you may wish the world was ending. But who knows about that, I've only consumed one bottle. My world seems to be fine right about now.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 02:54:03 | More by BabyBastard
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btorsdog

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not suprised to see this at the top of the Tripel list, Definetly my favorite of the style!
Medium to deep gold with some yeasty haze happening,two finger head looked stellar but faded out fairly quickly.
Smelled a little bready with some spices going on,touch of skunk with fruity action as well!
Very sweet in flavor up front with a touch of heat and spice on the backside ,pleasant citrus throughout,Beautiful!
Heavy bombbardment of the taste buds,all good a little thick, but carbonation eases that out,NICE!
Overall balance and tastiness keeps me wanting more and more~ I think I'll have another, GREAT STUFF!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 00:57:48 | More by btorsdog
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ryantaussig

New York

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split with a friend into a Duvel and a Gulden Draak Tulip. He's sitting in on this review.

A: Beautiful golden straw color. Relatively hazy, giving a nice translucence. Head consisted of medium to large bubbles leading to less than satisfactory retention. Still leaves a decent lace.

S: Fruit comes forward right away with blueberries and citrus out in front. A slight hop backdrop sets up the plethora of malt complexities. Yeast esters and alcohol at the end.

T: Lots of malts, some roasted some not. Notes of toasted bread and cloves in the front of the palate. Alcohol and yeast noticeable at the back end. Hop character is lively providing a good balance to all the malts.

M: The feel is pretty much the representative for a tripel. Just about medium with a definite level of smoothness to it, ending with a dry estery finish with a bit of heat.

D: At a high ABV and a standard bottle size that's in the bomber category means I'm done after two. I could potentially drink it all night, but it's not likely.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 06:30:06 | More by ryantaussig
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CreedeSon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-20-2014 01:37:22 | More by CreedeSon
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pandow

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-20-2013 15:53:26 | More by pandow
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BrewUSA

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

La Fin Du Monde is a tripel with a big 9% ABV. Great balance of spice, butter and citrus. Easy enough to drink that if your not careful, it could get in trouble. One of the finest Belgium doubles I've ever tasted. Near perfect~

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 04:26:25 | More by BrewUSA
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Frobot13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2013 02:27:41 | More by Frobot13
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-10-2013 21:39:14 | More by TimBeaulieu
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aoampm

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-30-2014 21:56:00 | More by aoampm
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bceaglejoe

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Walt Disney World - MGM Studios Brown Derby restaurant.

Presentation: Poured a cloudy dark-banana color. There was about an inch-thick head. I was able to agitate and swirl to keep the head coming back as I drank. There was some yeast at the bottom of the bottle that went into the beer as well. The scent was, like the appearance, very banana-y and heavy with phenol aromas. The snifter captured the aromas perfectly.

Tasting: This beer went down very smoothly. It tasted very much like a Witbier, but with more body. The alcohol flavor came through in this beer. Due to this it was not as smooth in the mouth as I would have liked. The high alcohol content of this beer makes it slightly less drinkable. One could easily get a buzz drinking this on an empty stomach.

Overall, an excellent beer that I would highly recommend to just about anyone. Even non-beer drinkers could appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 21:02:09 | More by bceaglejoe
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Stonebreaker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lovely golden with a healthy but not excessive carbonation, a rich creamy head no doubt from some wheat malt.

Smell: Sweet citrus faint zest and esters, sweet malt.

Taste: One of the most perfectly balanced beers I've ever had. Lemon zest up front mixed with a perfect amount of perhaps pale malt a touch of hops to referee, esters there, a little clove and a rush of warming alcohol to clear out the cobwebs.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as satin.

Drinkability: I could drink this until the end of the world...

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 00:13:44 | More by Stonebreaker
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jlb307

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has always been one of my favorite beers, and just recently had one for the first time in a long time. Poured from the 750 ml bottle and drank from a snifter.

A: A nice hazy amber color, reminds me of raw honey. A decent head which did not last too long.

S: Wonderfully light and citrusy, but not overpowering. Nice hints of spice as well. As the beer warmed, the aroma came through even more.

T: Fruit notes, but not overpowering. Has a finish that's always been hard for me to categorized. Clean aftertaste with excellent balance of yeast, malt, and citrus. Alcohol isn't overpowering.

M: Full and smooth, with even carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink, making it dangerous at 9%! An excellent cold weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 21:44:13 | More by jlb307
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,631 ratings.