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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,937 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,937
Reviews: 2,799
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 433
Gots: 1,351 | FT: 19
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 jorgerod99
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Redneckwine
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz cold bottle into pint glass, unintelligible date code

Appearance - Hazy dark golden, 1.5 finger head recedes to thin foam cap and stays, decent lacing, looks enticing.

Smell - Just amazingly harmonius with fruity, yeasty, spicy goodness aplenty! It's got a unique smell to me... sweet bubblegum or something, but light and airy. Delicious.

Feel/Taste - Lively carb, tingly, full body but carb makes it seem much lighter. Where is the alcohol here? Very well hidden. Taste follows the nose perfectly with fruity yeast, spicy coriander, and relatively light bready malt. Alcohol becomes just feintly apparant as it warms, and finishes just off dry.

Overall - Delicious. This stuff is dangerously easy to drink with the 9% ABV hardly there. I haven't had a great deal of tripels, but this is easily the best so far. The flavor and body is just so harmonious.

Photo of jmrybak
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of xXTequila
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy with yeast and golden copper in apperance.
Sugar, yeast and fruit in the aroma.
Sweet sugar, appricotts and light caramel in the flavor.
This is a great beer. Some people I have talked to have said that it is way to sweet, but imo it's a great belgian style ale.

Photo of HopheadEd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow you can not see through, big, big, head. Aroma of citris, lemon, grapefruit. Great clean, crisp mouthfeel with big carbonation, ala champagne. First sip reveals a little alcohol, but is soon hidden with complex fruit flavors and a small hop bite. Lace to the bottom of the glass, again, a slight alcohol finish, but still very drinkable. One of my favorites from Unibroue.

Photo of SaunaKing
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy yellow ale with a little yeast floating around. Thin white head, no lacing. Sweet aroma with a balanced taste of sweet malt and a little tartness in the finish. The aroma is faint and the taste is similar - not overpowering but a very nice ale, the unibroue's are really impressing me.

Photo of Melchizedek
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a champagne-like gold, with a slight yeast haze, a rocky white head and lively, lasting carbonation.

Smell is potent, with some clove and yeast action and a light Red Delicious apple-like background scent. Floral notes in the smell as well. In the mouth, rather effervescent and foamy, with noticeable alcohol and a hard-to-identify honey/fruit sweetness.

This is very, very drinkable--dangerously so, with its 9% ABV. There's a pleasing sharpness to the flavor and mouthfeel that comes out better at a temp a bit lower than what might be recommended; when you try it, pour at fridge temp or just above and let it warm, and I think you'll enjoy it immensely.

Photo of skullsplitter
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was at Marty's yesterday and noticed this brew calling to me. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about....

I see it now.

Appearance: Golden, orange-like appearance. Holy Carbonation Batman! There was a surprisingly excellent head on this drink. Very soapy. It never actually dissipated.

Smell: Very fruity. Banana notes hit me right away as well as a light peppery smell.

Taste: Very fruity almost bubblegum-like. But the taste fit. You can taste the yeast and the peppery notes right away. It didn't taste as strong as I thought it would.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good. No complaints here. The sweetness of the brew kicked in here.

Drinkability: Very smooth. Almost too smooth for the alcohol content.

This is the first time I have ever had a Unibroue brew. I think I shall give there other selections a whirl.

Photo of marksto
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with medium bright white head. As the head falls it leaves a significant rim of foam around the edge. Aroma displays big fruit and spice with a little mustiness in the background. Apples and cloves dominate. Flavor offers a bright, fruity character balanced nicely with a sharp spiciness. Mouthfeel is very spritzy and effervescent, with a medium-light body. The 9% alcohol is well hidden behind all that flavor.

Overall, an excellent Tripel, and one that I think holds up nicely against even the finest examples from Belgium. Recommended.

Photo of patra7
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a generic tulip glass, left to warm at about 7-8 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit).

Appearance: Pale orange / amber body. White head, very fizzy, quick to rise (about 1 finger tall) and quick to dissipate.

Smell: Floral, grassy, lighly fruity aromas with a huge celery smell (I'm surpised to be the first one to describe it that way... this is ...clearly celery!). I could hardly smell the alcohol and this only after a few sips, when I managed to shove my nose into the glass. Very well hidden!

Taste: Same as above, together with a distinct maltiness. There is a touch of sweetness and just a small hint of sourness (which is a good thing for me since I don't like the overwhelming sour taste in other tripels).

Mouthfeel: Very aggressive carbonation from start to finish. It almost forces you to drink in small sips (which is a good thing because I might want to just gulp it down otherwise!). Full, heavy body.

Drinkability: ...and yet the whole thing is so lovingly drinkable! You only sense the alcohol once you get up. Incredibly complex and yet delicate.

Extras: Combining the last sips with blue and cheddar cheese was a good idea!

Photo of FrankK
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dhd1491
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrusy and strangely reminiscent of soap. Taste is full of allspice, cloves, and sweet malts. Very light mouthfeel for such a high ABV. High carbonation and fizziness in the mouth which seems consistent with the style, but not my favorite feature; distracts from the flavor.

High ABV is evident in the finish. Also by the way the room starts to slowly spin as one approaches the bottom of the glass.

Overall, a very interesting, easy-to-drink brew. Lots of taste nuances in a powerful package. I think that this may not be my absolute favorite style of beer...I would choose a double IPA any day of the week. However, in the right setting...say, a hot summer day, sitting outside with friends with nothing pressing, when you don't mind tying one on...this is a great choice.

Photo of schroederm
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter:

Opaque yellow brown body with a thick, thick head. A chalice would be best for this brew. Citrus, farm, and yeast in the nose. Absolutely awesome maltiness, and exceptionally well rounded. A little lemon in there, a touch on the sour side. Highly carbonated, but that's too be expected. Very drinkable.

Overall: Another solid win from Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde is available, reasonably priced, and delicious.

Photo of dakid618
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice from 750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a half finger of head. Very sweet smell like cane sugar and syrup. Taste is kind of wheaty and sweet. Very strong and sweet flavor that masks the ABV very well. Light coating mouthfeel. Drinkability is only lost on the full flavor and sweetness of an otherwise top notch tripel.

Photo of bhurley
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of acat25
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Chisfinest84
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JennieKoeper
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of esdeebrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of johnnydicfore
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jmslade7
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bcornwell74
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k_clarkie
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of JSuperman
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,937 ratings.