1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

Not Rated.
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,366 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,366
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 981 | FT: 17
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Fin Du Monde Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,366 | Reviews: 2,738 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Frozenmoses
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of bdeast1
5/5  rDev +15.7%

bdeast1, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice

LOOK (4.5/5) This poured a darker golden color with some orange tones when held up to the light. It was a little more opaque than some other beers of the style, particularly the Westmalle. However, I think this was a really nice venue for the rich color. The only flaw in this category, I think was the brew's white head that rose quickly, dominated by larger bubbles than I would have liked, only to fade at a somewhat disappointing rate.

SMELL (4.5/5) The smell was initially dominated by the yeasty esters and phenols. The bouquet was pretty fruity, but was followed quickly by some deep spicy overtones and some citrus. There was also a nice wheatiness to the smell.

FLAVOUR (4/5) As with the smell, the beginning was dominated by the sweet fruitiness, which was balanced nicely with some very subtle malt flavors. The only problem here is that the brew took a quick turn towards the harsh alcoholic flavour before the yeast spices overpower that. Some great warming, not too hot.

FEEL (5/5) Very effervescent on the tip of the tongue in the initial taste (almost reminiscent of the more carbonated Belgian Ales, like Duvel in this respect). This transitions to a wonderful fullness as it washes to the back of the mouth. This balances the spiciness of the esters.

DRINK (4/5) super tasty and very drinkable - its dangerous because of it.

Rijtjeshuis, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of TerrenceOBrien
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

TerrenceOBrien, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of tigrstylz
4/5  rDev -7.4%

tigrstylz, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Knuckles_Nuclear, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of hmich176
5/5  rDev +15.7%

hmich176, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Stokes_
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Stokes_, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of davemarc87
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

davemarc87, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of l0rddavis
4.75/5  rDev +10%

l0rddavis, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of finepaws
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this corked 750ml bottle as a gift. It had been sitting on top of a fridge for over a year. Exp. date put it good till 9/6/2005. I thought about keeping it awhile longer, but couldn't resist. Uncorked it, and carbonation slowly fizzed to the top. May have chilled it a bit too much. When it began to drip over, I poured. It had a nice frothy head that lasted throughtout the glass. Slightly toned down toward the end. Bubbles also lasted throughout, like a good champagne. The color was cloudy gold. Smells were very fruity, and maybe a touch floral. It tasted like apples, pears, and malt. Not bitter at all. As it warmed, it did take on an alcohol taste. Still nothing like I would have expected for 9% abv. Seemed almost rich in mouthfeel. Like a watered down milkshake consistency. As for drinkability, I found that it was gone too soon!!! Quick note on back of bottle, it was quite clear what type of glass it should be drank from. Showed correct picture, then a big X through incorrect one. I got a kick out of that.

finepaws, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of pbr85
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The bottle suggested a tulip glass. The bottle is very well done and very attractive.

App: Pours a hazy honey color with a one inch white head. The head diminishes slowly and some head remains throughout. There is minimal lacing.
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit, maybe some lemon peel, and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet malts are the first thing that hit you. This beer is sweet throughout. Very interesting and nice aftertaste that is dominated by grapefruit rind that is sweet and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated, yet even with this much carbonation it still feels smooth. Aftertaste is silky.
Drinkability: The malts hide the alcohol very well considering that it is 9%. I would definetly have another of these, but the sweetness would limit me to probably two in a night.

I would highly recommend this. If you like sweet beers this one is for you.

pbr85, Dec 10, 2005
Photo of tehmogue
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tehmogue, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Tuey13
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pint 9.4oz (750ml) bottle into a snifter.
What a beautiful effervescence to this honey colored ale... There is a huge creamy white head that stays for quite a while. Beautiful beer!

The smell is phenomenal... Apricot, cloves, and bananas... With a bit of spicy, peppery notes as well. Lovely yeasty smell ties it all together so well.

The taste is exceptional... Smooth and malty sweet with wonderful fruitiness... A little spice comes on stronger as the beer warms a bit. Citrus and a mild hop bitterness comes in faintly as well.
It's hard to tell this is 9% as the alcohol is very well hidden in this perfectly balanced triple!

Wow, this is a beer that lives up to the hype.. So perfectly balanced and tasty with the alcohol so well masked that you can truly taste the complexity.
I need to try one of these aged maybe.
A must try.. Recommended highly.

Tuey13, May 31, 2012
Photo of jp110099
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jp110099, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of larsee01
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into Chimay Glass.

A--Foggy apple cider w/ lots of crackly carbonation. Not much lingering head nor lacing.

S--Caramel malt, unripe banana, warm candied fruit, sourdough.

T--Not too sweet nor bitter. Balanced w/ caramel sweetness first. Touch of hop bitter going down. Pleasant phenolic complexity, mild spice/clove with lots of breadiness. Haughty aftertaste. Most robust part! Sourdough again. Almost a meaty, earthy vegginess. Almost like a tuber. Tough to put a finger on. Alcohol warming delayed and not initially noticeable.

M--Medium bodied and very smooth. Refined.

D--For 9.0? Maybe the best!

larsee01, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of eddiechilton
5/5  rDev +15.7%

eddiechilton, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Gurrett
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Gurrett, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of EZE123
4.75/5  rDev +10%

EZE123, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Hoptologist
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Hoptologist, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of tinypyramids
4/5  rDev -7.4%

tinypyramids, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of smlmeyer
4.75/5  rDev +10%

smlmeyer, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of chrismel
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

chrismel, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of GratefulTech
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

GratefulTech, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of BrewUSA
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~

BrewUSA, Jan 18, 2014
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,366 ratings.