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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,917 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,792
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 429
Gots: 1,333 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of vegasmac99
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip. This bottle has been cellared for about 6 months.

I have tasted Fin Du Monde in the past and I was very impressed.

This experience was slightly different. It's a great beer, but I have tasted other tripels since for comparison.

The beer poured a four fingered head. Beautiful light tan color.

The smell from the head is lemon with a strong clove scent.
The smells get stronger with warming.

The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated but pleasant.

The taste is excellent- strong cloves and lemon, but a bit tart and slightly bitter. I recall slight bitterness in my last tasting, but for some reason, it seemed more pronounced this time. A friend who was drinking with me also shared the last session with Fin De Monde, and felt that it didn't taste as good as the last time.
Not sure, but the cellaring could have had an effect- but the beer should have tasted better with slight aging.

Overall, a great tripel. Recently, I tried the St. Bernardus tripel, which is much smoother and more malty than the fin. I also like the Allagash tripel. So when it comes to tripels, one of my favorite styles, it is best to try a lot of them and rotate tastings.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mattbk
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, yellow, golden, some head cropping up but not too foamy or fluffy. Decent. Well carbonated.

S: Nice clove smell with a bit of sweetness. Present but not overpowering.

T: The taste is where this beer shines. Oh my, what a flavor explosion. I don't know where to start... tropical fruits, pineapple, bananas, mango, strong cloves and spice, alcohol warmth just at the end. Sweetness from what I would guess is candi sugar. This is easily one of the most complex beers I have ever had, but yet I'd call it fairly drinkable, although alcohol is definitely playing a part in the flavor profile. Excellent.

F: Light mouthfeel, very carbonated. If the carbonation was a bit lower on this beer, I think it would be better, but it might mute the aroma even more. Appropriate for style.

O: Most of the attributes of this beer are good, but the taste is just spectacular, world-class in my opinion. Great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow. Thick white head. Excellent retention. Excellent lacing. Smells a bit on the boozy side. Some fruits and spice there too. While the alcohol scent is strong, it isn't bad at all. The taste is something else. Very floral and grainy. Belgian yeast gives it a nice flavor. Bananas, clove, citrus. So much going on here. Feels thick with medium carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

love this classic. pours cloudy but radiant orangey gold with a moderate white head with reaosnable lacing. smells like epic fruity and spicy belgian yeast. fermented pear, allspice, and citrus dominate the nose, while wheat malt and banana creep into the flavor profile. the balance and complexity of this beer are unrivaled. heaps and heaps of floral notes as well, yeasty but crisp at the same time. there is also an alcohol warmth which is rather addicting, especially as it warms. the mouthfeel, is near perfect. absolutely brilliant carbonation that just dances in the mouth, jivey and fresh. medium body but light color, can be heavy at room temperature, but spot on when chilly. this is one for the ages. maybe the best tripel out there.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of A_Phrance
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a pint glass, the beer has an appealing color somewhere between yellow and orange. It makes you think of the slightly citrusy flavor you will exoerience. Depending on how delicately and patiently you pour it, there can be a lot or virtually no head. I had about a centimeter of head that fizzled down to a thin layer that persisted throughout drinking.

S: One of my favorite aspects of this beer. Citrus and yeast with a slight malt scent and some spice. Very inviting.

T: Also awesome. Fruity and citrusy but with a spice (I assume this is actually from the 9% alcohol). Slight bitterness but not distracting from the overall flavor. Very satisfying and drinkable yet with a lot of flavor.

F: In my opinion this is the beer's weakest point. Still feels great, but some beers are certainly better. Almost creamy with a pleasant carbonation. The alcohol has a very slight kick, but much more disguised than you might expect in a 9% beer. Nice, but not quite perfect.

O: If you haven't tried this, you really have to. Very worth the positive ratings it receives. One of the best beers I've tried to date.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,917 ratings.