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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,990 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,990
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 340
Gots: 829 | FT: 16
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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isaac

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz. to snifter.

A - Dark, cloudy, golden body, 2-fingered, off-white head. Sinks to nothingness (perhaps because the bottle foamed over).

S - Sour yeast funkiness and bready malts.

T - Notes of Banana, pear, and bread.

M - Sticky, thick, but mildly chalky.

D - OK, but tasted with Russian River's Damnation, which was by far the better.

NOTE: The bottle was highly carbonated and the beer foamed up and out. This happened with all 4 beers in the pack and I did not shake it at all. This could have been an error from the store, or a defective bunch, but it was not a great way to begin this beer.

12-24-2006 05:44:49 | More by isaac
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BeerLover729

New York

3.55/5  rDev -17.8%

Golden liquid with moderate head when poured in wide chalice glass. Light rounded malty smell. Light maltness with subdued fruit esters of pear and apple, accompanied by a mellow phenol spiceyness. Maltyness fades to noticeable alcohol presence and subtle hop bitterness. Bubbly almost foamy carbonation with a relatively thin malty body. Good beer.

12-06-2007 04:18:00 | More by BeerLover729
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bwd110

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

Purchased at Binny's in Schaumburg, IL.

750 ml bottle poured into tumbler - all that was available in my hotel room.

A: Pours a really clear golden straw, huge billowy head. This dissipates quickly, leaving only a little bit of lacing.

S: Very laid back, not as strong or complex as I would have thought. Smells very sweet. Orchard apples instead of green apples, white grapes and a bit of peppery spice. Belgian yeast characteristics not detectable, or very mild.

T: Follows through on the nose, but in a much more bold and complex manner. Big fruity sweetness on this one balanced nicely by a peppery clove spice. The sweetness slams into a tart dry finish. Alcohol is masked nicely, but comes through the spiciness as the beer warms.

M: Thin to medium body. High carbonation, nice tongue zap on the way down.

D: Could have a few of these despite the abv.

Really nice example of the style. Very impressed.

05-13-2009 02:40:37 | More by bwd110
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hoppheadIPA

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-10-2014 13:09:50 | More by hoppheadIPA
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Soozy

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

Beautiful golden color, creamy rich head. Scents of clove and spice. Solid fruit and sour flavors, extremely smooth and highly carbonated. Phenomenal drinkability.

Everything that I would say about this beer has probably already been said. Not over the top and lives up to the reviews it gets.

Would definitely recommend and will try again.

05-01-2009 14:46:46 | More by Soozy
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Renobrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-05-2014 02:32:12 | More by Renobrew
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stonelis

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3%

Pours a cloudy golden color.
Nice thick white head. Slight fruity aroma. Easy drinker. Clove and corriander taste, Belgian yeast taste. Some citrus and bananna. Alcohol not evident. This one really goes down easy and is one of my all time favorites.

09-07-2010 12:20:04 | More by stonelis
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Vinlespo

New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-17-2011 01:53:11 | More by Vinlespo
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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-13-2012 19:10:05 | More by Eurytos
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mchen

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-16-2012 00:03:39 | More by mchen
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evanlarkin

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -23.6%

Thanks to ngeunit1 for this.

Appearance:
Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with about an inch of head that dissipates quickly, like a cola. Carbonation is easily visible.

Smell:
yeasty and dry, but fruity. Very soft and mild smell with some amount of light fruits, like white grapes and a lot of pear. very smooth and champagne-y.

Taste:
Again, soft. A lot of pear flavor and a bit of grape in the background. A bitterness similar to fruit peel.

Mouthfeel:
Sharp carbonation and with a creamy feeling behind it.

Drinkability:
I don't think I'd have more than one of these in a night, partially because of the ABV and partially because I'm not really into this. It's a decent belgian, but it just doesn't quite click with me. That being said, I can recognize it as a quality beer.

03-04-2011 22:57:29 | More by evanlarkin
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onetodave

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-03-2012 21:18:54 | More by onetodave
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JacketIPA

Georgia

3/5  rDev -30.6%

12-21-2011 17:37:10 | More by JacketIPA
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-10-2012 04:01:33 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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ABO2012

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-13-2014 20:30:06 | More by ABO2012
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-20-2013 04:27:32 | More by wesbray
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Health


4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-21-2012 16:32:10 | More by Health
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KKB

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%

A – A very light, golden-yellow with a perfectly white head that is expansive and last forever (even if it’s just a tiny layer towards the end). Great carbonation, although very little lacing. Still, beautiful.

S – The smell may even be the best part. Just so complex with layers of sweet apple, dark fruit, clove, varying yeast, a little bit of cinnamon and a hint of white grapes. There is also a very faint smell of alcohol. But it is truly just delightful.

T – Spice hits your first, and it’s somewhat surprising because you cannot really detect it in the nose. Clove, nutmeg, fruity elements and some yeast. It is sweet and yet spicy and a slight bitterness to it that makes none of the flavors become boring but balances all of them.

M – Great body on this beer, it is decidedly medium and yet the carbonation plays with it so that it would not be a stretch to call it light. The alcohol is really not noticeable throughout this Tripel which is very impressive.

O – Overall this is just one of my favorite beers out there. Great Belgian yeast going on it here, so spicy, mildly fruity, sweet and slightly bitter, and utterly drinkable. I love this beer. Probably in my top ten.

10-08-2012 01:23:51 | More by KKB
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PhawkYu

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2012 04:21:04 | More by PhawkYu
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hiphops24

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-16-2013 06:30:37 | More by hiphops24
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307x

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19%

06-16-2013 16:45:48 | More by 307x
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KRella

New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

08-21-2013 06:08:15 | More by KRella
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TBuikus

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2014 03:30:19 | More by TBuikus
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Tenor

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-19-2014 14:17:54 | More by Tenor
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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Appearance: A very nice hazy orange with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Aggressive aromas of spices, malts, summery fruits, but most of all yeast.

Taste: Similar to the smell up front – lots of yeast, lots of malt. Some pineapple, pear and assorted fruitiness, as well as some spice-like notes. Big and bready flavours, yeasty throughout. A bit of sourness, especially in the finish. There is some pepperiness at the back of the throat. The alchohol makes its presence known more than I am used to in a Tripel, but it is still quite mild – hiding behind the sweetness up front and sneaking out in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light yet rich; just a bit of pep in the carbonation.

Overall: Very good. This is missing a little bit of the subtlety and complexity of some of the better Belgian Tripels, but La Fin Du Monde is still an exemplary representative of the style.

06-08-2014 22:04:41 | More by Eric_Standard
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,990 ratings.