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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,722 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,722
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,137 | 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)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Spider889
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour into a chalice, has an opaque golden yellow color with a short but sustainable bone white head.

The aroma is really interesting - tons of melon and banana along with a ton of sweetness. Digging deeper there is some pepper and clove to be found as well.

Due to the aroma I was at first thinking that this beer is extremely sweet. And while it certainly seems sweeter than the average tripel, overall the flavor is much more balanced. There are some nice doughy bread notes and honeydew in the flavor.

Nice full body, and the abv hides well enough under the complexities of the flavor and aroma. Clean finish.

Overall this is a beer worthy of its praise... I know several BMC drinkers that claim this to be their favorite beer, and whom buy this for parties despite never considering any other craft options.

For myself, tripel has never been a style I got very excited about. I'd be happy drinking this at any party, but for my own buck, I'd just as readily spend it on some of the Trappist examples instead.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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

Appearance: hazy straw yellow. Lacing is an impressive sheet that recedes quickly.
Smell: Very nice. Sweet, fruity, spicy, and creamy. Robust and creamy as whole, yet each component is subtle.
Taste: much like the nose. Quite good but not up to the smell.
Mouthfeel: full and creamy.
Overall: put this one back for a little over a year. Have had this nice brew many times before. Very nice triple. Gonna grab some more and age longer.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a proper La Fin Du Monde snifter. This is a freaking GORGEOUS pour. It's deep gold and crystal clear with cascading bubbles. The head is white and fluffy and fairly well-sustained. The nose is somewhat grapey and winey with notes of apple skins and pears.

The beer is medium bodied and has a good, firm mouthfeel. The flavor is something of a surprise. You expect to get the sweetness of a Tripel on the front of the palate, but you don't. You get an explosion of carbonation that makes you immediately think of champagne. Then, at mid-palate, you get a sizeable wave of semi-sweet grape and marmalade flavors accompanied by a pleasant, flowery dryness which intensifies to the finish. The high carbonation complements the taste very well, but I feel that it overpowers and hides some subtle flavors.

Before summing this up, let me say that Tripels are not my favorite style. That said, this beer is the perfect Tripel to complement Trois Pistoles (the Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Unibroue). Both have enigmatic flavor profiles that are difficult to wrap your head around. You think you know what's coming when you take a sip, but somehow the flavors seem surprising. This beer (and it's cousin) are not everyday pours, but definitely deserve repeated visits from every Beer Advocate.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,722 ratings.