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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,823 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,823
Reviews: 2,716
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 331
Gots: 744 | FT: 13
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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jtslay

Colorado

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very special beer. I opened the bottle to the smell of New Belgium's Abbey (Double). The smell was clean and balanced. Nothing stuck out. The taste is very light on the tongue with a hint of ginger and sweet alcohol as pointed out before. What impressed me the most about this brew was its drinkability and mouthfeel. This feels like a slightly flat champagne and ends very crisp. This drinks like a normal beer but has twice the alcohol. Very nice. Will try to brew some of my own.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 18:35:39 | More by jtslay
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bigeyedfish

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce, foil-topped bottle, best before date clearly printed on back of label, along with pouring directions, poured into a tulip.

Pours a really vibrant, slightly hazy golden color. Some head, not much, which is surprising on this beer, vanishes quickly, leaving a nice white ring around the outside of the cup. Some lacing, but nothing out of this world. Nothing to be wowed or discouraged by.

Nose consists of a lot of banana(not the peel, the actual fruit) and a lot of cloves, plus the normal Belgian yeast. Maybe even a slight, underlying hint of grannysmith apple which I did not expect. A nice smelling beer, but there are a lot of beers that smell like this one. Was kind of expecting some vanilla, and didn't get any.

Really, really delicious beer. For sure there is some granny smith apple, along with some aggressive cloves on the mid palate and a really nice starting flavor of subtle oranges. Not much banana, which like the lack of vanilla on the nose, is kind of surprising. This is, however, one of the better tasting Belgian-style Strong Pale's that there is. The alcohol is only there in the warming you get, and a little bit on the finish. I'm even starting to get some vanilla extract and even, and like the granny smith apple's this is very surprising, some cherry on the finish. Not dark cherries, but the normal cherries that you have to spit the seed out of. I actually almost get a little of the taste of the cherry pit right before you spit it out, when it's still covered in cherry-insides. Really, really surprised about a couple of flavors that I've never had before and I'm highly impressed. Really spicy mid-palate which is a treat. The finish is kind of under-impressive. It tends to die pretty quickly and is very one dimensional (orange/banana) but everything up to it is so complex that it's hard to complain.

The mouthfeel is tough, only because of the mid-palate, which is the strongest element of this beer- the spices tend to over-power everything else. I am anxious to try this beer between six and eighteen months from now; give the spices some time to calm themselves down. That's the big hurdle with this beer. Still, not a lot of alcohol present. Spice is the big one.

This is a beer that if you're easily offended by a lot of spicy-ness you may be offended by. The bottle I have was brewed in June 07, so, it's already done some aging. I think it could do some more, really settle down. With that all said, it's smooth as any beer out there, the alcohol is extremely stealth, and when detected, it's dare I say pleasant, if not enjoyable. But it is kind of boozy, and I think with the smoothness does something to affect the drinkability. This is a beer where two will go down extremely easy and then you'll start to feel them in a big way. But I think this is a beer that will go well with a lot of foods, great as a dessert and even as something that's not sessionable, but spaced out over the course of a night could prove to be a great 3 or 4 bottles in a night beer.

A top-quality effort from Unibroue and probably one of the 4 or 5 best BSPA's that don't come from Belgium. I can't wait to try all Unibroue's beers and see if they compare.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 03:05:57 | More by bigeyedfish
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Beerislife652854

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've read nothing but good things about this beer, so obviously I had to try it. Into my Guinness glass it goes.

A - Hazy golden/ orange body with a thin, compact white head that fades rather quickly, but stays around in patches.

S - Citrus and fruit, hints of bitter hops at the end.

T - VERY MILD. No hint of harsh alcohol at all. Hints of citrus fruits, such as orange, lemons, even some hints of strawberries.

M - Crisp and refreshing. A perfect balance of carbonation and smoothness. Very nice.

D - Dangerously drinkable. One of this beer's best attributes, in my opinion, is that there is absolutely no trace of an unpleasant aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 22:21:35 | More by Beerislife652854
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brushtachio

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

excellent tripel. Pours a murky straw color. Smell is citrusy and sweet. Taste builds on the scent adding floral notes. Gets a little bready when warmer. Does finish with some hops making tie whole sip a fulfillng jouney. Dollar for dollar, one of the best of its style, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 03:56:45 | More by brushtachio
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DrewKid4

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served: Bomber bottle from Shaw's Supermarket into cheap chalice-like glass.

A: Cloudy light amber-orange with moderate carbonation and a finger wide head.

S: Hefe smell - banana and citrus

T: Banana and slight tang from spices and harder citruses like lemon. Clean malted finish.

M: One of the smoothest self proclaimed Tripels I've ever had. More like a high ABV hefeweizen. The aftertaste was dryness that needed to be fed with more Fin Du Monde.

D: Great drinkability. I wonder if they meant to have a dry aftertaste to make you drink more of it!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 00:32:41 | More by DrewKid4
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dirtyskunk

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great looking beer, it fills up my snifter with piles of white head that stays around forever and leaves thick, heavy lacing clinging to the sides. The color is a warm hazy orange with a good deal of visible carbonation.

It smells sweet and yeasty with orange zest (I can even detect a little bitter pith) and bread and a little caramel or booze in the background.

This is a very solid tripel, sweet but not overwhelming, toasty malts, minimal hops. For some reason it reminds me of french toast. It has a lot going for it but not quite enough depth of complexity to merit a 5 from me.

The mouthfeel of this beer is what really stands out to me. It's full and syrupy, almost a custard consistency. The real accomplishment is that this doesn't detract from the drinkability or overpower any of the beer's other characteristics. Otherwise the beer is quite good but unremarkable, but the overall package delivered by the taste and mouthfeel is what makes this a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 20:39:32 | More by dirtyskunk
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JaymeAyotte1

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -19%

12-20-2011 03:21:32 | More by JaymeAyotte1
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americanbelgian

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-28-2011 18:10:22 | More by americanbelgian
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kepp

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2012 03:29:55 | More by kepp
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Mounty4Life

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Newcastle glass finger head hazy yelloworange color. Nice lacing that fades
Real fruity with all kinds of things going through nose. alcohol in smell but not noticeable in taste. Spicy in nose and taste, rounds out with yeasty aftertaste. High Carb pops hops in mouth and swallowing keeps taste in mouth for days. Overall a delicious triple offering from Canada with great burps!!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 22:03:37 | More by Mounty4Life
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yas

California

1/5  rDev -76.9%

05-31-2012 22:00:17 | More by yas
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SvenHayden

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-03-2012 04:18:20 | More by SvenHayden
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Twan22

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-26-2013 02:51:02 | More by Twan22
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-Cloudy yellow/apple colour. Moderate head with little retention. Lacing occurs in a complete wall formation when I tip the glass.

S-Very fruity with spicy pepper and clove. Moderate yeast aromas.

T-Light malts and significant fruit sweetness give way to black pepper and cloves.

M-Moderate to full mouthfeel with significant carbonation. Finishes sweet.

O-A great tripel and plentiful in these parts. A go-to for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 04:50:51 | More by Muhly
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HopBomb515

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-06-2014 03:34:33 | More by HopBomb515
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Sunrays

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-07-2013 17:13:14 | More by Sunrays
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Gio

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -19%

01-08-2014 17:18:43 | More by Gio
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MIKESTARR01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-14-2014 17:10:45 | More by MIKESTARR01
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grindcore666

California

2/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours out looking like a bubble bath of apple juice. Looks like a hefeweizen/champagne. Bubbles aplenty.

Aroma is a fruity sensation: apples, pears, banana creme, marshmallows, champagne.

Tastes like an unripe apple as a wine. Mouthfeel is sparkling for a split second, then dry, sweet, sharp, bitter, and yeasty. I taste apple and pear in this one. Aftertaste is dry soap and yeast.

As a hefe I probably wouldve enjoyed this one ten fold - since I'm interested in the flavors presented. It's just too dry for my taste. I see this doesnt go underappreciated, though.

I'll have to find someone to give the rest of this 4-pack to.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 04:22:32 | More by grindcore666
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heyitsbyron

Wisconsin

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

Poured a single from that Unibroue gift-pack ($12! woo hoo!) into a pint glass, shame on me.

Came out pretty foamy, but I think some of that's because I didn't let it rest after I got it out of the car. Otherwise, the color is magnificent glowy honey color with a nice stream of bubbles. Head sticks around awhile too.

Smells boozy and acidic, in a good way I suppose. Faint citrus, not unlike a wheat beer.

Tastes not unlike a high quality wit beer too. Very dry though and I can see how people might consider there to be an "herbal" flavor.

Heavy considering the color. I sucked some foam off the top before it settled and I think I got tipsy off of that. It's a confusing feel because though it's very smooth, I do feel some astrigency going down....?

A good beer, but I'm afraid I'm not a huge fan of the style. There's something about it, more than just the color, that reminds me of a cheaper wheat beer. Also, it doesn't hide the booze as well as say, Delirium Tremens. I'd drink it again for sure, but I would be reluctant to pay $8.xx for 4.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2006 23:08:08 | More by heyitsbyron
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TwinSox33

New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gotta love Québec!

Beer poured a dark-hazy orange-yellow, very deep hue. Smelled of fruits, cloves, and earthy spiced grains. The taste was majestic! It tasted slightly of either orange or fig, with a peppery undertone, perhaps some coriander, as well? I think there was a hint of ester of banana too. The alcohol bite was hidden well, smooth and effervescent with champagne-like bubbles. my favorite Unibroue, is still either Quelquechose or Ephémère, however. That takes nothing away from this one though.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 05:14:27 | More by TwinSox33
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-21-2012 21:53:33 | More by Trailmix242
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richmarkle

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

12-18-2013 01:23:32 | More by richmarkle
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cwps48

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-21-2011 05:27:49 | More by cwps48
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tim9887

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker, hazy pale orange. Lots of white foam that fades quickly to a very thin, almost non-existent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, boozy, fruity (pear/citrus?) aroma.

Taste: Sweet but in a good way. The citrus and pear from the nose are apparent as well. Very light spice character as well. Dry, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp carbonation; gets creamier almost as the ale warms up.

Notes: Another fantastic ale of notable strength that hides its ABV very well. Deserving of all the acclaim - I'll definitely be coming back for more!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 03:16:50 | More by tim9887
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,823 ratings.