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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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7,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,644
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 312
Gots: 673 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 02:54:32 | More by glinnebur
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2014 02:48:09 | More by risteardj
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North Carolina

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

Incredible Belgian style from our friends to the north. I've had several opportunities to try a Unibroue product in the past but always opted for something else...no longer.

Bright, pale, and hazy yellow in color. A tremendous, frothy white head emerges when poured and leaves substantial lacing. It has a sweet and spicey smell. Clove and pepper emerge, along with hint of alcohol. This tripel tastes nearly perfect. Good balance between the malt, yeast and the fruit esters. Somewhat spicy at the finish, and just enough alcohol warming to remind you of the 9%. It has a very effervescent and crisp mouthfeel.

Bring on the Maudite!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2003 13:20:24 | More by philipt
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-13-2012 18:18:55 | More by CoalPorter
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4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz brown bottle, no freshness date, served in an oversized wine glass.

Pours a dark yellow/light amber. Very cloudy. Cannot see my hand through it. Even with a gentle pour a three or four finger head develops in the glass. The retention is quite nice, as it doesn’t recede at all with some agitation. Pretty color, lack of clarity for all the right reasons, great head. It leaves lots of nice lacing on the glass. Nice.

The smell...all I can say is wow. It’s like smelling a mellowed flower bed/spice garden in a glass. Totally intriguing with notes of lavender, cloves, roses, orange citrus, and more. Absolutely stunning.

The taste is just as stunning. Starts a little spicy on the tongue, like an alcohol-infused citrus. As it moves to the back of your mouth more of the clove richness comes through. After swallowing it, a floral effervescence floats up into the back of your mouth and back of your nose, highlighting the great rose and lavender notes. It’s amazing. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with just a touch of carbonation sizzle.

A nearly perfect beer. So complex, so intriguing, but also so drinkable. It's smooth as silk (even at 9% ABV you'd have to struggle to detect it) and fun to sip. I'll definitely be stocking up on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 04:47:34 | More by UberWasser
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- decanted off sediment, the beer pours a rich gold with a brimming two finger head of white clouds that takes forever to fade. carbonation is high, but not obnoxious... the bubbles are pouring from the bottom of the glass. beer is a touch hazy.

smell- the nose is intense and wildly belgian! powerful fruity aromas, as well as spice, bread, dried fruit, and smoke and some rich caramel tones. there's a nice bicuity character to the malt.. can't get over the complexity of the nose!

taste- it is quite lush, with a full fruity front supported by nice citrusy hops and a push of alcohol. there is a definite banana bread flavor and even some spiciness. the trailing finish, dryingly bitter and a touch on the boozy side leaves me craving more. incredibly balanced and refreshing for it's strength, so much complexity.

mouthfeel- the beer is lovely on the palate. the carbonation is at a great levely for keeping the drink light, and every part of my mouth is amused. there is ample malt, great amount of bitterness and the alcohol holds it together nicely.

drinkabiliy- fantastic at first and getting easier all the time.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2007 02:55:27 | More by beerbutcher
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not one to drink a pitcher of mind you but it's by far one of my favourites. The few times I am able to treat myself to one, I get immensely nostalgic for my time spent living in Quebec and proudly recommend this beer to everyone who likes a good beer

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 07:56:41 | More by marc956
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New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, cloudy. Small head, surprisingly.

S: Light citrus smell, large malt smell. Very pleasant aroma.

T: Unexpectedly good taste...this company knows how to make a Belgian beer. Not totally balanced, there are citrus flavors that tend to poke through but otherwise very homogeneous and complex. It also warms up extremely well, revealing even more flavors.

M: Not carbonated enough for this style, but otherwise very agreeable to rolling around.

D: Very drinkable, but just short of absolute smoothness. High abv. is hidden extremely well, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 04:35:18 | More by JohnL9013
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-17-2011 17:16:04 | More by jimctin
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a bright yellow-orange with a 2-finger white head that comes down halfway and sticks around for a while.

Smell - complex smell with hints of malt and spiciness.

Taste - wow, there's a lot going on here. Starts off with a distinctive clove taste, followed by a complex combo of celery, minerals, orange zest, and a slight honey-like sweetness. Finishes crisp and a bit dry. It's amazing that so many synergistic flavors can come out of one beer. Tastes change a bit as it warms.

Feel - Highly carbonated and a bit creamy - thinner than I expected but not too much.

Drinkability - I never would have guessed this is 9% ABV. This beer hides its alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 01:40:42 | More by HotHands
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4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A creamy finger of head. very cloudy, slightly more amber than fresh-squeezed orange juice.

S - Coriander is strong, the smell of fresh carrots drifts gently behind wood and fresh herb aromas. Clove notes are mild and linger in the background.

T - Pine, fresh cilantro/coriander, orange zest, and white bread. Alcohol is noticeable a few seconds after the drink.

M - Smooth, just prickly enough to accentuate the bitterness of the hops.

O - Very solid Tripel. Very refreshing and just plain delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 00:15:52 | More by ChimRichels
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New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A fruit bouquet, with notes of spice and malt. Hazy golden appearance with a very thin head. Sweet taste with a slightly bitter finish, very slight. A full body with a clean finish, well carbonated. A very excellent beer, great balance. One of my favorite tripels.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 01:42:52 | More by chalsk
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4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 3.5 Though the pour is a rather bland, straw golden color that is perfectly transparent, this brew has a tremendous fluffy white head on the pour that makes it look OK. Very smooth, slippery lacing.

S- 4.5 This reeks of clove and spices and yeast, combining to form a sweetness similar to bubble gum. Banana also comes to mind. Very pleasant.

T- 4 The taste of La Fin Du Monde is heavier in wheat than I expected from its smell. It does have a nice touch of clove. It's not as sweet as i gathered from the aroma, and the yeast is present. There's the slightest bit of lemon citrus on the finish. Pretty well-balanced taste, really, as nothing overpowers the others.

M- 4.5 A touch high in carbonation, but very smooth and it has a creamy feel on the way down. A shade under medium in body. No heat at all in this brew.

D- 4 This is a very solid offering from Unibroue. It is well-balanced, smooth, and not very heavy at all. The flavor is not my personal top choice in profile but it is good. A few of these would be certainly doable. All around, a good wheat brew worth trying for certain.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 20:23:48 | More by KYBrewgrass
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

12-17-2012 00:20:31 | More by Scamboogery
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-04-2013 20:26:28 | More by JCC78
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-09-2014 14:47:28 | More by bowzer4birdie
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-30-2012 16:28:26 | More by MagillaGriller
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

01-04-2013 22:08:26 | More by KDE
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-02-2014 17:38:30 | More by odomosan
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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

11-14-2013 02:36:20 | More by chrisroarshack
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-06-2014 03:17:40 | More by BrentLinkin
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2014 02:44:50 | More by wilfmaster
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New York

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

Helluva purdy pour! Creamy, frothy...*dramatic* head. A persistent, beautiful, cloudy tan body. Very aesthetically pleasing. [ed note: at the finish of this beer, I find it to be very possibly the most aesthetically pleasing beer ever. Beer goggles?]

Smells of pineapple, yeast, alcohol, raspberry, wheat-beeriness, and...melon? Intriguing to my nose.

First thing I notice about the taste is, strangely enough, the fresh-bready aftertaste. Second swallow, notice the pungent fruitiness. More pineapple. Tough to put my finger on a lot of these tastes, but it's light, slightly fruity (less so than the smell), and pleasant. Raspberry seems to be here...I feel like I'm hunting in a beautiful forest for a tree that I recognize, but they're all, despite their niceness, unidentifiable.

I seem to be nearly done with the beer without noticing doing so (and I don't have a drinking problem, I promise!), so I guess it's damn drinkable. My *only* complaint is that I doubt I could have another and not be beset by the pain of (too-)rapid inebriation and overload of powerful flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2004 03:26:04 | More by cooter
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-14-2011 12:55:33 | More by wchris21
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New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden orange. Fluffly head that dissipates rather quickly to about a 1/8" of foam. Can see all kinds of stuff floating around the beer. It looks very similar to a standard hefeweizen.

S - Kind of smells like chalk and flowers. A little bit of citrus hint to it also. Slight alcohol scent also.

T - Sweet. Very sweet. It's a very balanced beer. Fruit mixed with wheat, with some light hops. Coming from a guy that doesn't like the bite of alcohol, I didn't taste it at all which is very surprising based the ABV level.

M - Medium carbonated and medium bodied. Starts off with a hard and crisp feel but smooths out rather quickly.

D - I feel that is has a very high drinkability which is bad because the alcohol will definitely sneak up on you and crush you. Could easily put this beer down in a few minutes, although I would recommend not too.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 01:19:03 | More by epicness
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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