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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,726 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,726
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,139 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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2/5  rDev -53.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First experience was with a 0:5L and the another and then tried to get off the bar stool not knowing the ETOH.%. Lesson learned!

Beautiful light colored, highly aromatic, decepitively smooth with champagne like qualities, which is where this beer best fits! I celebrate with it, and you should too.

Walk home.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured in snifter. Bottled 8/11/2011.

This one was a gusher, but I think I may have accidentally knocked it around taking it out of the fridge. A lot of head at first, but it dissipates fairly quickly. Beautiful hazy orange-gold color with beautiful white lacing. High marks.

Unibroue's wonderful Belgian yeast strain is front and center on the nose. Sweet fruits and candi sugar underneath. GOD this smells amazing.

The taste follows the smell very closely. Sweet without being cloying, with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. The 9% ABV is hidden INSANELY well.

Carbonation is spot-on, viscosity is medium-high. Really sticks around in the mouth. Excellent.

Truly world-class, and HIGHLY recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden and frothy with a quickly dissipating half inch head. Poured into stemmed tulip glass, nice lacing down the glass as it was drunk. Some bottle sediment leaked into second pour, a bit cloudy but still a beautiful beer.

Smell: An ephemeral experience, with clove, apricot, and banana notes. A spicy, almost pepper note was detected, but I can't really place it.

Taste: No obvious alcohol in the beginning, with a strong apricot and citrus note that gives way to a bit of spice as the beer warms up. Alcohol is restrained throughout the tasting, keeping the citrus and apricot front and center.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but somehow bold at the same time. Almost creamy. Dangerously drinkable, I may go through three to four pours of this one before even noticing it.

Overall: My first tripel, and a wonderful departure from my days of college PBR. A beer I can easily see taking me from being a wine guy to a beer guy. I love it, looking forward to learning more.

For my inexperienced beer palate, it is the best I've ever tasted, but judging from the other reviews about this beer, I'm certainly not alone in thinking so.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,726 ratings.