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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,600 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,600
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 380
Gots: 1,081 | FT: 19
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

krustster, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ejmvet, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of troutmask96
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a truly exceptional Belgian Pale Ale. Just a shade less good than the vanguard of its class, Duvel. Pours a nice fizzy head with very tight carbonation. Taste is of all the good things you'd expect from the triple-fermentation process: currants, cinnamon, pepper, coriander. A bit heavy on the carbonation to score higher in mouthfeel, and its high ABV takes away from its drinkability. But there are few better "sippers" in the world...

troutmask96, Jan 17, 2006
Photo of Birdiebeagle
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Pours a golden orange with a fluffy white head which leaves a good lacing. Aroma is spicy yeast and fruits. Has a good mouthfeel and good carbination. Has a smooth taste well blended and not strong. A decent aftertaste. Overall a very good beer

Birdiebeagle, Apr 07, 2009
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Britton, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hokieguy95, Nov 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Snodman, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Will12, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Dogzbone, Apr 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Fossilhunter, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

chetw, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

hatfulofhollow, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

treywinkle, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of FFreak
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Omegang tulip glass

Pours golden honey with a tight three finger pure white head - overflowed the glass. Spicey nose with cloves and pepper. Very subdued pepper and maybe cardamon spice combined with lots of honey and apricot/peach. I've not had a lot of Belgian-style beers, but this is my favorite so far.

FFreak, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

thestoutmaster, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of euskera
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Piraat tulip glass...
Pours out a cloudy orange-yellow with a nice fluffy head that's fairly well retained. Smell is malty and sweet with some spice and banana. Taste is exquisite, with peach overtones at first going into malt and clove-like spiciness with some banana essence amidst that lovely alcohol backbone. Another absolute winner from Unibroue. Vive la Quebec!!

euskera, Feb 01, 2004
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3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde is a beer that I thought would just blow me away. I enjoy the Belgian strong pale ale style, for starters, and I really did anticipate being blown away by this one. And for my particular palate it's good, but not great.

The Fin poured well enough, leaving a tighly constructed head that didn't linger too long. The coloring was an orange-yellow hue, lots of floating sediment. Well carbonated, true to the style. Nose was ok, but not overly impressive. Hints of fruit and malts mixed with a definite alcohol twang.

The taste was kind of muddled for me. Not overly sweet, it still managed to be a bit cloying. Hints of fruits, figs perhaps. Slight apricot overtones. Good balance between the malts and hops. Very slight bitterness. The sample got slightly better as the beer warmed. Not overly complex.

The mouthfeel was kind of muddy and slack. I expected a more carbonated presence in the mouth, but I came away with a slightly earthy feel. Not appreciably smooth. Drinkability was good considering all of the factors. High ABV, slightly noticible in the mildly metallic aftertaste.

Not something I'll go out of my way to get again. There are better Belgian strong pale ales in my opinion (Delirium Tremens comes immediately to mind). Still not too bad, though. Glad I gave it a shot.

Dubblebock, Apr 01, 2004
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; dusty and hazy rich gold; I poured out all the yeast. Huge off white head with a steady stream of bubbles up the center.

Smell: Apples and citusy spice and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with champagne like carbonation.

Taste: Peppery and citrusy yeasty cloves. Yeasty and wheaty. Amazing.

Drinkability: One of my favorites. Delicately complex yet easily enjoyed. The alcohol is buried and always leaves you wanting more.

joezak5, Apr 11, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a delicious looking golden yellow, with 2 finger of head, which dissolved quickly, leaving no lace on top. A great smell, floral and fruity, but not quite as fruity as an average weiss. Tasted as good as it smelled: delicious, fruity, with banana taste and orange hint, sugary/yeasty. At first taste, I thought it was slightly too carbonated. But as I drank it, the bubbly texture really started to compliment the tangy taste, leaving a sharp impression on my tongue. No taste of alcohol anywhere. A well crafted beer, leaving me a very happy drinker.

micahgoldfus, Apr 20, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

joex444, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

rayman2112, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hopmeister, Dec 20, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A well built and complicated little brew. I wasn't sure what to expect from it on first sight. It was lighter in color, golden or peach with a quickly faded white head. The aroma was more promising. It was full of banana, clove, and spices and similar to a witbier or even a hefe. The phenolic character was strong. Pre-taste impression was good.

The flavor bursted out nice and yeasty. There were a lot of wheat notes in here: Mildly sweeet, toasted banana, clove, citrus, bread, etc. However, there was much more complexity. Hints of vine fruits, earthiness, and maybe a little nut. A nice closing bitterness provided great balance.

The carbonation settled down a minute or two after the pour, but it was really high at first. Had a nice, dry finish and was refreshing, amazingly so for the ABV. The body was pretty light.

Overall this reminded me of a very rich and complicated witbier.

(Tasting notes from 02 Sept 2009)

vishneda, Sep 09, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,600 ratings.