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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,358 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,358
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | 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%

ystazi, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

TobinMitnick, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Samp, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

time4abeer, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of soulfly1492
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Spices as clove, pepper, and spicy yeast. Sweet esters, orange citrus, apple. Smells very sweet. No alcohol.

Appearance: Deep gold. Cloudy. Large bubbles sticking to the bottom of the glass, small bubbles rising. Pours a medium white head, which quickly dissipates leaving spotty foam in the center of the glass, with a layer around the rim. Little lacing. Fizzes like soda as the head dissipates.

Taste: Clove, banana and orange citrus, pepper spice. Complex malt flavor. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Light to medium body. Mildly drying. A bit creamy.

Overall: Complex. Bold enough. Extra smooth. Just had the Westmalle for the first time earlier this week, which is of course superior to this also impressive brew.

soulfly1492, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

GoGators, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of AlHavanuther
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Or dirty old sock. Tastes and smells like pure bliss, either way! Just kidding, of course. I do have an actual review, please read on. But whether or not you like this beer, if you have any sense of humor at all, please visit the Unibroue website and view the videos of the "legends" of this and other Unibroue beers. The sommelier has been chosen directly from Quebecois Central Casting and is an absolute delight to watch and listen to.

My review:

A: slightly cloudy honey with an initial thick head (or "collar", per the sommelier) which dissipates into lace which lingers for a long time.

S: wheat, malt, a hint of the high ABV

T: pepper, wheat, honey. a hint of cloves, coriander.

M: delightfully effervescent for the duration; this is when you really get the hit of alcohol. Malty, full, comforting. As my friend and I are fond of saying, "it tastes like liquid wheat".

O: excellent. The only possible knock I can place on this is the high ABV. It is so highly drinkable that it's easy to overdo it. I guess that's why they sell the 12-oz bottles in 4-packs only :-)

I tried this beer once several years ago on a whim, just to try something different (I was amused at the name and graphic depiction of Quebec). At the time, I thought, "this is the best beer I've ever tasted". I have tasted many fine beers since that time, always thinking I'd find something better. I haven't yet, but I have held off a few points on the off chance that I will, someday. But if I don't, I'll still die happy.

AlHavanuther, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Peyton5410, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

dgeebs07, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

shagal, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

edwardkersh, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

agaloco9, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of markmiller
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

C&C 750ml poured into a red wine glass.

A: Pours golden hazy yellow with pure white head.

S: Pure bliss. Fruity...green apples, bananas. Some spice, clove and a yeasty breadiness.

T: Delicious apples, some golden rasin soaked in alcohol and clove. Maltiness is just there just a touch of yeast. Finishes dry and crisp with a little spiciness. Where is the alcohol? 9%...no way. So smooth and hidden.

M: Moderate carbonation, drying. A touch of warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable.

O: A very, very good Tripel. Balanced throughout.

markmiller, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Beer4Baltimore, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz to a globe glass.

A - Beer pours a hazy golden almost wheat color with 1.5 fingers of head which slowly fades to about a 1/4 inch film with minimal lacing.

S - A very fruity aroma full with bananas and apples and even a spicy clove tone.

T/M - Very interesting taste! It starts with a light, crisp, somewhat sweet taste. The beer quikly transitions to a banana, slightly citrus, with a bit of grapes/raisin flavor. Quite uniqiue. A slight yeasty finish with the crisp fruit smooth flavor. Very smooth.

D - So smooth for such a strong beer. I could drink all day.

Overall, quite good! Highly recommended. I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-27-2011 02:34:34

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

atoulouk, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Mantooth, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a NB globe.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving thin streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of clove, apples, pepper, and bready yeast. Sweetness builds as it sits in the glass with some booze creeping in at the end of each glass.

T - Starts off with a candied sugar kick quickly giving way to a mix of peppery spice, clove, apples, and bready yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, only coming to light after it warms up. Finish is a mix of chewiness and light sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, crisp feel with some booze creeping in as it warms up. The flavors, while tasty, begin to wear on the pallet over the course of the bottle.

O - A solid Triple for sure. This style really isn't my preferred cup of tea but I still have great respect for it. This particular one has lots of tasty flavors going on and the booze is well hidden. One of the best I have had.

orangesol, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JAG214, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Stinkepete2021, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ninner00, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of h20mbh
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Slightly orangish with a medium level of carbonation and medium sized head.

Smell:
Smells slightly sweet and slightly flowery. At 9% abv the alcohol smell is hidden by the richness of the floral sweetness.

Taste:
As the smell dictated the alcohol is hidden well and the floral sweetness is the best way to describe the taste. Very soft on the pallet and yet complex.

Mouthfeel:
Extremely light, would like to see a little more texture and density, but maybe that is part of why it tastes so good and brings out the floral tastes so much.

Overall:
Solid 4 out of 5. Not necessarily an every day beer, but really good beer. Would recommend this beer with some desert after supper.

h20mbh, Jan 26, 2012
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,358 ratings.