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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

8,192 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,192
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 906 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

McBraniel, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Gtreid, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle split into two wine glasses.

A: Nice golden yellow-orange with three fingers off white head (even on a pretty gentle pour). Good lacing.

N: Lots of belgian spice: hay, bubble gum, clove. Pretty good nose for a general beer, average for a belgian-style.

T: very good, complex belgian. Some citrusy spice, pepper, yeast, and a faint hint of alcohol.

M: pretty crisp, definitely good, can feel a bit of alcohol which would be expected at 9%.

O: a great belgian-style. I would recommend this beer, though personally would choose something different in the future for myself: I think Allagash Tripel and Curieux are both similar and better than La Fin Du Monde. It's a well made belgian style beer, however, and I'm very happy to have enjoyed it. I have another that I'll plan to age to see how it does.

beerbiatchMD, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of stckhndlr
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Depending on the light it's color ranges from pineapple juice to having hints of amber orange to it. 1-2 finger head the lingers briefly. White foam head.

S- Dark fruit with a yeasty bread quality. Very clean smell. Cloves and a touch of alcohol. A touch of citrus fruits.

T- The cloves really come through on this one. It has a spicy feel to it. Has a good balance between the malt and the hops, neither really comes across as the winner.

M- It really dries out the mouth. The spice to it leaves you with the feeling you get when you inhale after eating a breath mint. Your tongue feels cooler immediately. Leaves a filmy feeling on your tongue too. Kind of grainy.

O- OK beer for me but not my top choice. would prefer more malt.

stckhndlr, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Flatlands
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Flatlands, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of veris
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

veris, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgot to flip the bottle over (to agitate yeast) before pouring, but I did a swirl halfway down and poured the yeast in as you're supposed to. Relatively aggressive pour (deliberate) yields a massive white head that sticks around nicely. Hazy goldenrod body and nice lace.

Lovely fruity nose, lots of tart apple and yeast.

That fruit sticks around-- dang, it's been too long since I've ahd one of these. Apple, white-raisiny grape-- it's almost like juice but dries out at the finish.

Mouthfeel has a bit of fizz, but once you get into it, it's hefeweizen-level thick. The soul of a tripel and the body of a weizen? You can have both (think a Belgian Aventinus).

A magnificent tripel, and one of my personal benchmarks of the style. I think I've had this bottle a while (in the fridge albeit), and it still drinks great. Can't help but wonder what actual cellaring would do for it. Easily classable with tripels twice the price.

zaphodchak, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

shockrocker65, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jtingue
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance. Cloudy golden yellow in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head which slowly dissipates to a layer on top of the beer. Lacing is great and sticks around for a while.

Smell. Filled with cloves and some floral notes. Sweet white grapes are there as well. Tons of yeasty esters.

Taste. Starts out with a dry grapey and floral flavor. Grape like sweetness builds, as does a clove like flavor. Some nice spice starts to make its way in with the cloves. The finish is sweet and nutty.

Mouthfeel. Huge amount of carbonation gives a frothy feel to this moderate bodied beer.

You can't really beat this one for the price. One of my favorite tripels outright. A real standby beer.

jtingue, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bhir, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Afhorn, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

brentusaurus, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of STKPICR0720
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very complex brew. It pours a light golden brown hue with a good 1 1/2 head. The alcohol is prevalent and wow does it pop. Not as easy drinking of a brew so if you are new to belgian pales or triples please sip. Other than that the brew is great and even better on a nice cool winter night. I highly recommend.

Cheers

STKPICR0720, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

mattyrubes, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into maudite snifter.

A- Pours a hazy golden straw color with one finger head that stays around.

S- Peppery, fruity, belgian yeast smell and some malt shines through. Very complex and appealing.

T- Banana, cloves, pepper, some lemon, pale malt. Delicious.

M- Very nicely carbonated. Effervescent.

O- One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Never disappoints.

HopsKeepDroppin, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bwyu, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

demgoth, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a finger of foamy white head.

Smell. Nice light malts and soda crackers, some cloves and belgian yeast with hints of citrus.

Taste. Sweet light malt and fruity belgian yeast, cloves.

Mouthfeel. Just below medium body with above medium carbonation.

Overall. Great for the style.

Rutager, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

druptight, Jan 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

barbellsNbeers, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

AltimusPrime, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

strongaf, Jan 20, 2012
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,192 ratings.