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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,750 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,750
Reviews: 2,712
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 322
Gots: 710 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 00:18:01 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Interfectus

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not fundamentally opposed to Tripel's, but they're not really my first choice in beer style. However, this one is just delightful :) The color is pretty beautiful, pouring as a opaque golden color. The head was a bit foamier at first (as with all Belgians) , but it soon settled into a nice, thin, creamy blanket resting on top. At 9% the alcohol content is relatively high, but the sweet honey flavors, malts, and yeasts balance each other very well, effectively masking any overwhelming taste of alcohol. Carbonation wasn't overbearing (my usual complaint with Belgian beers). Probably the best Tripel I've ever had. Definitely worth a try, even if you're not a fan of Belgian style beer (which I'm not!).

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 03:22:45 | More by Interfectus
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mryuk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an unfiltered gold with two fingers of head.

smell is a bit sour and very fruity. all malts.

taste is sour and sweet, smooth with very little alcohol.

mouth is medium bodied. very smooth for a 9.0.

pretty good light belgian. not my favorite attempt but good.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 15:56:28 | More by mryuk
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a nearly opaque honey color with a large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. There's a lot of carbonation floating up to the top of the glass.

S: Dark fruits, floral smells, yeasty notes and a hint of booze in the background. Definitely piques my interest.

T: Wheat and yeast notes up front give way to a fruity sourness that reminds me of slightly under-ripe cherries. The booze doesn't come through whatsoever in the taste.

M: Dry all the way though as you'd expect from a tripel. Spot on for the style.

D: Not something you'd drink every day, but I drank the entire bottle by myself without any trouble.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 03:44:06 | More by schlimenhaumer
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musicforairports

New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, on the lighter side of golden. One-finger head leaves minimal lacing.

Smells spicy and full of Belgian yeast. Pepper, clove, banana, apple, some mustiness.

Taste is smooth and comes on strong in the last half. Very spicy in a peppery way. Sweet and fruity. Finishes with some alcohol and lingering banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy on the end. More carbonated that the pour would suggest.

This is a very solid beer, and very easy to find. Unibroue makes quality stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 23:42:39 | More by musicforairports
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vfgccp

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Cloudy, pale tan-yellow. Almost like banana juice. Fine bubbled head with nice retention and lace.

S – Earthy, Belgium spices: coriander, pepper corn, orange zest. Dull edges. Touch of booze.

T – Slow to ramp-up. Black pepper, nectarine, booze. Herbal bitter middle with coriander and faint banana. Warm booze on the backend.

M – Nice, medium body with a bright carbonation, and a boozy sweet finish.

O – A nice, complex brew that’s easy to drink at a slow-to-moderate pace, and easy to pair with a broad range of foods. A good cocktail-party beer if you will.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 22:51:41 | More by vfgccp
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy, orange-brown in color. Had a finger width of head on it after the pour, but went down to a thin lacing after it set for awhile.

Smell: Very fruity smelling (ripe granny smith apples).

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nice taste of raisins and apples. Gets a bit bready after the initial tasting. Some carbonation comes through. Has a rum raisin bread flavor at the very end. Aftertaste is mild and the high abv is very well hidden with just a touch of heat letting you know it's there.

Overall: This is always a go to beer for me and I finally got around to reviewing it. This is so highly rated that I can't really add to much more to it other than; If you haven't had it before...do yourself a favor and get it. So many people can't be wrong!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 04:25:19 | More by July2Nov
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crewfan16

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to a Stella Artois glass. I know its not quite the perfect glass for it, but it will work tonight.

a- pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big almost 2" white frothy head. it faded fairly quick, but left a bit of lacing down the glass

s-fruit and Belgian yeast. i smell raisin, banana, a little clove some green apple maybe, brown sugar and some biscuit.

t-again with the yeast and fruit. raisin, banana, dark sugar and some hops and dryness at the end

m-a lot more carbonation that i remember but it works very well for this style. it lets the flavors bounce around a bit. doesnt feel like a heavy beer at all, it goes down smoothly, but the 9% abv is nowhere to be found

overall, every time I try this, I remember that it is one of my favorites of any tripels out there...and from Canada no less. Unibroue consistently puts out an incredible brew that I will always seek out. And for $10 a 4-pack, I dont mind purchasing whenever I find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 01:30:22 | More by crewfan16
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden straw colouration with a whopping 2" of head that disappeared slowly.

S: Very piney smelling with hints of grapefruit.

T: Pine nuts with grapefruit and a boozy aftertaste that is smooth.

M: One of the best carbonations of a beer I have ever tried. World class mouthfeel that is medium bodied and extremely pleasant.

O: Excellent beer for its style. Could see myself sitting on a deck in the summertime drinking this with friends.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 02:21:38 | More by DaftCaskBC
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lazjuarez

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this brew many times, but never got around to reviewing it. So here goes...

Bottle stamped: J281007440

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with an orange hue. About 1 finger of bright white head which reduces to a thick ring, leaving some good lacing behind. Some carbonation is coming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose is of cloves, some bananas, small citrus notes, and some esters.

T: Spicy and sweet. Light fruit notes with some faint pepper notes in the background. I'm also getting some very small acidic notes, dry finish.

M: Light/medium-bodied, good carbonation which cleanses the palate well. The 9% ABV is almost non existent. A very easy drinking tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 04:52:32 | More by lazjuarez
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde: “The End of the World.” It seems more than fitting, considering the absurdity of last Saturday. I’ve been in a Belgian sort of mood recently, and this has been one I’ve been wanting to cross off my list for a while now. If anything, just for the wire cork cage on top.

A: The body is a rich, cloudy gold. There’s a familiar Belgian foaminess that brings a bubbly white head to about an inch, sending fizz up from the bottom of the glass. Pretty good, for not having a lot of head.

S: Very acidic; phenols rising big in the nose. Grape, mandarin, peach are interspersed throughout. Booze and clean wheat at the back end.

T: Thankfully, not as acidic as the nose. It’s quite smooth – not jarring, like many phenol-heavy offerings in this style. Clovey and herbal, with more than a tinge of esters. The fruit isn’t strong, but peach/apricot and grape are the most evident. The palate is not incredibly complex, but nonetheless satisfying.

M: The sparkling body leaves nothing to the imagination. This particular Belgian seems too viscous to be that effervescent, but it’s not incredibly out of place.

O: For now, I can only say I like this one - although at times, I love it. At this range of wholesome beer goodness, it's tough to decipher my feelings. But, as it stands, this is not one I’ll be talking about for a while. That being said, it’s a great example of this style, with a clear emphasis on yeast and esters. This would be the perfect introduction to someone who’s new to this type of beer, or Belgians in general.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 03:29:19 | More by BarryMFBurton
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Less head than I had expected, but quite thick one finger float. Lace is light but clingy. Color is a slightly hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is intoxicating, with sweet aromas of apple, melon, grapefruit, cranberries, and malt. Taste is fruity/flowery, with flavors of apples, grapes, figs, melon, grapefruit, and warm spices. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky, but creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Just a bit of drying on the sides of my tongue and soft palate. The warming effect from the ample amount of alcohol sort of hits you like ever increasing waves of the ocean. One of these will give you a great buzz. A little sweet to drink them one after another, but a great beer to sip while enjoying conversation or a good movie.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 18:14:53 | More by beerprovedwright
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gc4hokies

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a tint of orange. Has a fluffy white head, fairly large bubbles, dissipates fairly quick.

Aroma is of clove and orange with some other fruity esters that I'm not quite sure of. Very nice.

Taste is pure Belgian goodness. I get the same clove and faint orange peel with alcohol warmth at the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light for a 9% abv beer. Easy drinking. Dangerous!

Overall, excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 00:33:04 | More by gc4hokies
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: A nice hazy yellow/orange color. Nice head upon pour that disappeared rather quickly leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Extremely fruity in the nose. The smell is of raisins and ripe bananas and of certain white wines.

T: The taste is very sweet on this beer. The finish is a little dry due to the ethanol and very slightly bitter. The dominating forces in the taste are the fruit like flavors and the alcohol and a lingering white grape juice type taste is noticeable for a long while after each sip. Very enjoyable.

M: The mouthfeel is a little over carbonated which doesn't promote huge sips that would burn the mouth or throat such as a soda. It helps me drink this one slowly and really enjoy this beer. The body of this beer is not too heavy.

O: This is easily one of my favorite tripels. Unibroue most certainly makes some of the best Belgians outside of Belgium and this one is at the top of their list in my opinion. Great stuff and I enjoy one every chance I get.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 13:31:51 | More by jifigz
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head that disappeared almost instantly. Yeasty aroma with lots of fruits, and a bit of spice. Bready taste, malty, light sugars, a touch of spice, fruit salad: banana, peach, pear, and a lot of sour orange and grapefruit zest, giving an instant drying effect. Medium mouthfeel, a bit syrupy, with a crisp, dry finish. Pleasantly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 14:23:46 | More by Rifugium
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

color: cloudy to muddy beige, small head ...

smell: cocoa beans, strong malts, light hops, aloe vera ...

taste: athiopian cru coffee, anisette, rhubarb, pecan, nougat, strong soury final note ....

a great belgian style brew ... surprisingly from Canada .... but then again, great craft need not to be limited to Europe ....

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 22:02:01 | More by Daredevil
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged, this beer pours a golden straw color, the light seems to get trapped in the cloudy body and brightens up the glass. A thick white head crowns the top of this beautiful pour and hangs around till the glass is half empty.

A heady aroma floods my nose- spicy, peppery, and fruity scents mingle quite pleasantly. It is strong, but clean and not overpowering. The belgian yeast character really shines through here.

The taste delivers everything that the aroma promised. The hops balances the yeasty spice, the bitterness dancing around the edge of my palate. Crisp, robust yeast flavors take center stage, hiding the malt sweetness.

A medium body with a good dose of carbonation cleanly washes way the fruity yeast flavors, leaving a lingering peppery flavor before the crisp finish.

This is everything I could want in a Belgian style Tripel. The funky tones of the Belgian yeast are in full force without overpowering my palate. The body is not too thin but washes down quite easily. Everything is in perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 23:31:15 | More by neophilus
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calcio360jrd

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cream of the crop of the unibroue beers in my opinion. 9% beast that drinks like a session beer. Wonderful white foam that pours out of the bottle and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The smell is what gets me everytime, it just smells fresh and wonderful and begs you to drink it. Still in my top 10 of all time beers, would really like to go to the brewery one day!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 18:56:05 | More by calcio360jrd
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Pours a deep honey golden color with two fingers of fine white head. Slightly hazy as is the norm for the unfiltered Unibroue beers. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S – Fruity esters are prominent as is a spicy, clove and coriander aroma. Some floral hops shine through as well.

T – Sweet up front with some mild bitterness from the hops and alcohol toward the finish. A juicy, tangy bite hits the sides of the tongue from the Belgian yeast. Toasty malts are also present.

M – The mouthfeel is where I think Unibroue excels. This has a medium body with just enough carbonation to compliment the higher ABV and big malt body very well. Finish is only slightly sticky.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 04:39:41 | More by rundocrun
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ehammond1


4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

Nearly clear, bright, golden pour. Frothy white, quickly forming head. Some lacing on the glass.

Sweet, yeasty, fruity nose. Not as strong or as powerful as I've experienced in my other favorite tripels. I smell pear and lemon and spicy yeast.

Similar to the nose. Everything is right, but not quite as strong and powerful as I was hoping to see. Bright, lemony, yeasty, tangy along with some bitterness.

Wonderful, smooth, airy, bubbly, light yet full mouthfeel.

A great, affordable, available, delicious tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 05:23:18 | More by ehammond1
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz screw cap bottle (WTF is with the screw cap hidden under foil? and I hate foil!)

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow, not too much head (could have been the pour) but it leaves lacing.

Smell: Very fruity, pears, peaches, cloves

Taste: Sweety, peppery, cloves, fruity with pears and peaches. Some balancing hop bitterness. Some sort of yeast flavor finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation that is typical of a tripel.

Overall: One of the best tripels out there, especially for the price. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 23:42:58 | More by MadCat
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ngeunit1

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly haze bright golden-orange color with a big two fingers of super frothy white head. The head fades slowly down to a think ring leaving behind lots of lace.

S - Aroma is full of citrus fruits (orange) and banana and Belgian yeast. There is also some bready aroma, some light spices, and a touch of other sweetness.

T - Starts off with some tart lemon flavor and some light yeast. There is also a bit of spiciness in the background and some bready malt. Through the middle, the fruit flavor gets stronger with some banana flavor. The finish is a mix of citrus flavor and some tartness/sourness and some yeast and spices and a touch of alcohol that lingers very nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really smooth and crisp without being even a touch watery. The finish is a really nice blend of flavors with just the right amount of lingering tartness.

D - Very drinkable. The 9% abv here is dangerous, since it is hidden so well. Everything feels very well balanced and blends together very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 02:00:03 | More by ngeunit1
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gonzogrover

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a bright yellow with a small white head that goes away fast. The scent is of some spicy yeast with a sweet, bready background. The taste brings out more of that sweetness and the spiciness is right there with it. The bread flavor is lying around back there but isn't as prevalent. The mouthfeel is very carbonated but it doesn't feel over the top for this beer. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and will keep it in my fridge at all times.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 21:45:37 | More by gonzogrover
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Not really sure what something like this is doing at a Cinco de Mayo tasting, but I'm not gonna argue with good beers being served to me. It pours a lightly cloudy straw topped by a tall tor of stark white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, clove, banana, orange peel, wheat, and cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light candi sugar and light caramel. This added bit of sweetness and minor complexity boost really makes everything come together nicely on my tongue. The body is a hefty light (or a really light medium), with a moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a great beer, one of the best tripels currently on the market. Get some!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 21:47:42 | More by TMoney2591
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a sick la chouffe tulip.

A- a firm pour yields two fingers of bright white head that holds for a little then settles to leave a solid ring and a few wisps on top. Slightly hazy golden sunshine yellow in color.

S- funky spicy yeast with a banana and biscuit flair. Other fruits and bready touches here and there.

T- nice back and forth between fruity esters and slightly funked up yeast. Malts a bone dry and scone like. Lots of spice and sweet.

M- just about medium in body with a nice smooth yet bright carb.

O- its been to long since I've had one of these. Its a classic and a damn good triple. I like it fresh and with of time some cool things start to go down.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 05:49:02 | More by oglmcdgl
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,750 ratings.