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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,246 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,246
Reviews: 2,732
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 355
Gots: 925 | 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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5/5  rDev +15.7%

SonofBeerDude, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

newk340, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

rydev24, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of magictacosinus
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a chalice. All the other times I've had this were out of 750ml bottles. Freshness date is “08/12/14.”

This beer is a beautiful golden-straw colored haze with a small, modest head and plenty of carbonation gliding at the rim of the glass that appears to be endless. Despite cloudiness, it's possible to see the alcohol swirling around this one, that's for sure! Quite inviting, yet more in sense how Duvel invites you only to whack you on the head if not careful with consumption. As they may tell you in Québec these days: "Bienvenue à la fin du monde : dernier arrêt, la sobriétée !" ["Welcome to the end of the world! Last stop: sobriety!"]

The central aroma is a combination of candy sugar and sweet maltiness, as well as plenty of spices and citrus. White grapes and apricots are prevalent here, although it really is a paradise of candied fruitiness overall for me to describe it too much in detail! This is extremely complex stuff, yet wholly enjoyable.

A delicious grape ester prevails overall in the taste, yet there are lots of other flavors coming out of this one. The sweetness is definitely a major factor, yet there's a spicy delightfulness that's present here that no tripel I've ever had featured. The hops and spices really sting the tongue and the lips, and the alcohol warms up in a dangerously fun way. Drinking this too fast could have adverse effects on sobriety indeed. However, what really shines is the thick, carbonated body of this beer. Extremely juicy and full, this is probably as thick as tripels get (yes, even more than Westmalle's, in my view).

To me, this transcends not only the tripel style, but beers as a whole. There's something really magical happening here amid the purposefully over-the-top recipe that makes you sit back and relax and enjoy life. No matter how insane and alcoholic it is by the end, it's a balanced beer unlike anything else. I'm having trouble describing it myself. However, it's a good pairing with any cuisine – especially spicy Mexican or latin food. Thai food could also work well. If not pairing with food, I recommend that it be consumed with patience and respect. This is intense yet marvelous stuff.

magictacosinus, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

daddydawg80, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold/straw color with a one finger white head. Retention isn't great but that is to be expected with a 9% ABV beer. Smell is bready, and of apples, and cloves. Taste first comes through with soft and sweet wheat, a hint of apple, A touch of alcohol, smooth sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. This is a fantastic triple, though not my personal favorite.

gkunkle, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

joesmithrealname, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

tigrstylz, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

neithernor, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

cburns48, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Brushkanna, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy dark-yellow out of the bottle into a goblet. A luscious and creamy white fluff swells and settles into an even, perfect looking half cm covering. This is one noble-looking beer with its steady stream of champagne-like bubbles lustering away in the goblet by the window.

Smells like soft apples, cloves, warm rising bread, and then the banana. The nose builds as the beer warms, lingers and disappears from the glass.

Taste is baked apples, croissant-like buttery bread, soft alcohol. It has a crisp resonance on the tongue from the carbonation that I think is truly awesome in the way it balances out both the beer’s pillowy softeness and alcohol content. La Fin Du Monde’s tasty characteristics certainly place it ahead of the pack. I tried a Green Flash tripel last week on tap and it was good; this is much better.

NardiByNature, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AaronKashtan, Feb 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

MrMichael, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. It has a little more than two fingers of fluffy white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind clinging to the glass.

S - The nose has a nice banana scent to it right off the bat, as well as a good amount of coriander. There is some bready malts and belgian yeast as well. Also there is a good amount of fruitiness, and some vanilla, pepper, and citrus.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts off with some bready malts, clove banana, and coriander. There is a nice green apple flavor and some citrus. There is also some vanilla, pepper, caramel, and a light hop presence. The booze is pretty much unnoticeable. All of the flavors seem to be present in the finish.

M - This has a medium body and a little higher than average carbonation. It goes down easy and has a really smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation seems creamy and there is some spice presence. There is a little bit of dryness on the back end, and a bit of warmth in the finish.

O - This has awesome drinkability. I could drink this all night. It is just delicious and the feel is great. I really enjoyed this beer, and it is a wonderful representation of the style. I should not have put off trying this beer for so long. I highly recommend trying it out. I will be picking more bottles of this up.

JizackFH, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

UpToMeBeer, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

BlakeMatt, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced into a thin layer. A nice and hazy golden straw yellow with signs of carbonation coming up through the sides of the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: The fruitiness and the sweetness is off the charts. My nose is in tripel heaven. Breadiness, belgian candy, apples. pears, vanilla, spices, etc.

Taste: Vanilla, apple, pears, bready malts, spiciness from the hops, and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: smooth, delicious, medium to full bodied, medium to high carbonation, easy to drink, and a little boozy too.

Overall: I have enjoyed this beer a lot over the years and have now decided to review it. Truly a world class beer and so happy to have enjoyed this years ago in Quebec city and now again and again here in New England.

Flounder57, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SageO, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jlove5, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

chrispoint, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

DelicateDelirium, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Zachtheporter, Feb 01, 2012
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,246 ratings.