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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,654
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 315
Gots: 675 | FT: 11
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.

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brewdub17

Minnesota

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

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a dense gold in the center. A head that is evidence of the amount of effervescent characters in the brew with is frothy carbonation.

Smell: Combinations of citrus, banana, vanilla and clove/cinnamon like flavors that are mild but noticeable.

Taste: Like a lot of Unibroue brews, it is greatly carbonated and that leads to a nice combination with the dryness of the malts and the excessive unique flavors of banana, vanilla, clove/cinnamon and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and clean with the effervescent characteristics. The flavors are in no way excessive to become overpowering throughout the mouth.

Drinkability: This brew is dangerously drinkable. The alcohol is insanely masked by the great combinations of spicy and fruity flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 02:41:21 | More by brewdub17
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Kubus

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours straw yellow, cloudy, with very little head that quickly dissipates. Very pretty beer that comes in a very fancy bottle.

S: A sort of wheaty/fruity smell, pleasant at first, but quickly becomes somewhat unpleasant. A hint of something fermented.

T: Fermented Wheat. Sweet finish. Definitely an acquired taste, my first bottle was about as enjoyable as chewing broken glass. Tried again a week later, not unpleasant, but not something I enjoyed. Tried it again today, was rather enjoyable. This beer seriously benefits from multiple tastings.

M: Very thin, and watery at first, but becomes almost jelly-like when it warms up in your mouth. One of the oddest feelings I've ever had with a beer.

D: This was my first and last six pack of La Fin du Monde, although I eventually came to appreciate its flavour, I just couldn't get into this beer. If you enjoy beers like Blanche de Chambly or Hacker-Pschorr, I think you would find this beer rather agreeable, but if you enjoy darker brews with smoother tastes I'd keep clear.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 03:22:28 | More by Kubus
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madvermin

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light yellow/gold color that is a hint of things to come.

Aroma is of citrus and spice, and a decent amount of each. Head is thin and frothy pure white.

Tastes of spice and a perfect amount of alcohol, citrus is of lemon and peach it seems like, with spices most evidently being of clove and cardamom.

Decently bodied beer that seems royal in both appearance and taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 07:56:08 | More by madvermin
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into dimple glass. Pours an orange-hay appearance, very hazy, nice small, creamy head. Inital fruity aromas, tropical fruit, pineapples, pretty yeasty. Really nice, creamy on the palate, alot of fruits, with a soft, gentle washing effect. Some sweet banana bread fights through the mangos, peaches, and spices. Very nice drinkability. Although, I prefer the Maudite.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 17:12:28 | More by CuriousMonk
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pnkRed

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz capped bottle

A generous pour into my Unibroue tulip glass produced a gloriously hazy light orange body with a bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves a tight lace all down the glass. The smell is all about the yeast and breads. Bready yeast and lemongrass are on the mouth with a slight bitterness and spiciness to it that leaves a crisp aftertaste. Light and crisp for a 9% beer you want to session this one, but the deceptiveness of that alcohol can leave you on the floor if you aren't safe.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 23:03:42 | More by pnkRed
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JoeBloe

New York

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

poured from it's 750 ml bottle into a dfh snifter -
a hazy yellow/orange liquid puts up a nice tight 2 finger head that tames down to a consistent ring - interesting lacing slides down the inside of the glass - a nice zesty aroma - i'm getting the clove and yeast in the nose - tastes great! and follows the nose with a fruity/spicy crisp tingle on the tongue - clean and refreshing with nice prickly carbonation - no taste of alcohol - i could sip this beer all night - the flavors shine through with every mouthful -great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 22:35:52 | More by JoeBloe
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JxDuff

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a Spiegelau Snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice, full white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Fruity! I smell lemons, apples and other citrusy smells. Traces of some spices and malts.

T: Absolutely delicious! One of the best beers I've had the pleasure of having. Fruity notes all the way down rounded up by the yeast. Complex.

M: Very clean and crisp with the perfect carbonation to compliment. You will wan't to drink it fast and keep drinking it! Don't forget to enjoy it though!

D: See mouthfeel. What can I say? This beer is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 15:30:04 | More by JxDuff
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Axic10

New Jersey

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a light hazy golden with about three fingers of fluffy white head that settles a few minutes later and leave some nice lacing throughout the drink.

Smell: Apple, lemon and some other fruits, clove, spices and yeast.

Taste: Clove, fruit notes, spices and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and velvety.

Drinkability: Classic example of the Tripel style. My favorite Unibroue beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 00:36:07 | More by Axic10
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aabgirl

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Monde is a party in my mouth. Keep looking for a better beer---haven't found one yet.

Smooth from start to finish. Spices that blend well--cinnamon, citrus..Nice head and lacing. The taste left on your tongue after a sip is where you can pick out the individual spices.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 00:02:13 | More by aabgirl
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

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

A= Straw yellow nice foamy head that sticks around some lacing.

S= This nose has a lot of fruit in it I smell lemon,pears,white grapes, and some citrus.

T= Taste is pretty good in this beer very clean and crisp really taste the fruits come out in this beer.

M= Light bodied beer. Right amount of carbonation.

D= Clean and crisp very drinkable for a higher ABV nice and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 23:42:58 | More by LiquidBread219
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy straw color into my DT snifter from a 12 oz bottle. The 'best-by' date and ABV are on the label.
A nice, creamy two finger head that settles to a thin persistent film that goes nowhere. Very good carbonation.
Aroma is a delightful blend of spices; nutmeg, cloves and cardamom notes with some sweetness, malts and a hint of yeast.
Taste akin to the aroma, is predominantly spicy. There is a characteristic bread/yeast taste with some sweet/honey notes. The finish is very smooth. It's a pleasant attack on the taste-buds.
Coats the palate beautifully; rich, silky, creamy texture. Every sip makes you want to have more. Very good lacing that sticks around after every sip.
The ABV is masked really well in this tripel making it easy to drink. It's an ale for all occasions.
This is one of the finest tripel's around, and is a 'must-have' for every strong ale lover.
Highly, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 05:47:15 | More by CaptDavyJones
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tubacharlie

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, translucent, orange-amber brew emerges with a decent head from an aggressive pour. Active carbonation keeps the mottled white head alive. Fruity, alcohol esters are easily picked up in the nose.

Tangy grapefruit flavors hit the mouth first, with a substantial grain presence that hints at roast caramel. A slightly sweet after bite tempers the hops as the smooth carbonation trails lingering yeast-infused esters. Altogether a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 02:02:02 | More by tubacharlie
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Elendinn

Oregon

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

Poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Pours an opaque, golden orange, with three fingers of frothy white head, which leaves a modicum of sticky lacing around the glass as it dissipates.  While it doesn't look particularly novel, it does appear quite refreshing and appealing.

Smells fruity -- apples, pears, lemons, oranges, white grapes, etc. -- and a bit sweet, though the backend is balanced by the bready yeast expected of the style. The alcohol is there, too, though it took awhile to discern. Again, the nose is great, but not unusual.

Tastes awfully similar, with the addition of spices, and finishes a bit dry with the predominant flavor of Belgian yeast; the fruity notes linger substantially, as well. Well-balanced, not too sweet, crisp, and clean. The alcohol is barely perceptible, but makes itself known as the glass progresses.

Lots of exhuberant carbonation and a medium body make this beer very refreshing.

La Fin Du Monde is an excellent Belgian-style pale, though no aspect of it is necessarily unique, save for its refined eleagance. It's a pleasure to sip and, I would surmise, be perfect on a hot summer's day.  Unfortunately, it's freezing outside right now, but the 9% is quickly making itself evident and it's certainly feeling warmer in here.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 23:39:58 | More by Elendinn
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ebrauser

Utah

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass

Appearance: Hazy dark yellow. Fairly opaque with a thin white head

Smell: Belgian yeast, lemon and citrus notes

Taste: Yeasty with orange and lemon tartness coming through in the middle. There is a slight sourness that encompasses the taste. The finish is mildly dry and malty sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 22:40:15 | More by ebrauser
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OldGrowler

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pungent, interesting and complex beer, but I'm not sure all the flavours match. I spent half an hour trying to pinpoint that delightful, mysterious peppery slightly sweet/slightly floral aroma from memory, then remembered my mom's Biryani recipe ... which uses lots of ... CARDAMOM spice! The aroma translates to the taste too ... definitely CARDAMOMmy. Sadly, a pine-needle, junipery-aroma overpowers the delicate cardamom.

Taste is predominantly citrus, but there's an overpowered peach too ... again, sadly. GOOD but not that drinkable really --rather a very sharp, strong, spicy beer that you have to be in the mood for. In an excellent value 750ml bottle, best for sharing. Personally I don't care for the slight meaty/gym-sock pungency and the sour aftertaste. But at 9%, this beer is worth consideration.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 03:44:15 | More by OldGrowler
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BeerMeInMS

Mississippi

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinking Date: 1/8/11
Expiration Date: 6/21/13

Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: pale golden color with a white head that did not pour really thick but stayed around for the whole beer. Patchy lacing all down the glass.

Smell: Sweet and fruity with a yeast aroma as well.

Taste: Very complex flavor with alot of nuances to be enjoyed. A spicy, even reminiscient of pepper, taste was always poking through the sweet flavor of the beer. A yeasty or bread-like flavor was present. Also, The alcohol contributes positively to the taste...warming as it goes and having a cleansing effect on the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied; lots of tingly carbonation; and a pleasant cleansing from the alcohol. Feels good...

Drinkability: Stays interesting in flavor for the whole drink. High alcohol and complex taste makes this a beer to be enjoyed singly.

Notes: Recommended. This is a beer to be sipped and enjoyed slowly.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 02:38:34 | More by BeerMeInMS
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mendonjoebeer

New York

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

First time review of a beer I have enjoyed many times

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Ommegang chalice for me and had to share the remainder with wife & youngest son- dammit!
This beer looks,feels and tastes like a triple should. It is as good as it gets for a North American brewed triple. I was able to buy for $6.49 on sale- bought 2 & should have bought more since it will store just fine.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 01:31:55 | More by mendonjoebeer
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nickadams2

New York

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a hazy stow yellow with a billowy white head. Great retention with thick sticky lace.

S_Clove,spice,fruity esters and alcohol.

T_Spicy cinnamon and clove up front. Fruit esters and belgian yeast and sweet malt. Medicinal aftertaste. Has a nice spicy kick to it. This Belgian has some balls. Nice warming effect.

M_Medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation.

D_Most Belgians I've had are easy drinking. This is more of a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 05:03:36 | More by nickadams2
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz bottle

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a dense, off-white head. Incredible retention and sticky lacing.

S - Sweet citrus in the nose with a good dose of cloves. Some yeasty notes in the background.

T&M - A warming alcohol lingers behind a fruity, pear and orange-like sweetness. Flavors of clove and a peppery quality come through as well. Light bitterness combines with a candy like sweetness and a yeasty quality towards the finish. Medium body with a nice zip from the carbonation.

D - Dangerously drinkable for a 9% ABV. Subtle and complex with plenty going on to keep me interested.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 02:34:15 | More by ZeroSignal
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BigHeavy

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Beer was enjoyed over the course of about an hour.

A: Beer pours a kind of peachy color with a very light colored two finger head that subsided in about 5 minutes. Some yeast crept into the glass which clouded the beer a little, but some good bubbling is still visible.

S: Aroma is most decidedly fruity and estery. I got a little banana and clove notes, as well as some biscuity malts. Smell is more in your face than other tripels.

T: Good grief these Canadians at Unibroue have done it right! A perfect mix of breadiness, esters from the yeast, and floral/herbal hops. There is some pepper-like spiciness and a noticeable but not overwhelming dose of alcohol.

M: Feels very bubbly in the mouth as the carbonation carries those wonderful flavors. It's a little creamy as well. Finish is very drying.

D: Should a tripel go down this easy? Easy to finish a 750 in a night. Dangerously drinkable. The 9.0% ABV does creep up on you, however.

O: In my honest and humble opinion, the best tripel in the world, even better than Westmalle. Simply a treat to drink, and a steal at $6 for a 750 or $10 for a four pack of 12 oz. bottles.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 03:35:16 | More by BigHeavy
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a bomber into a Duvel.

A - Pale golden yellow with a bit of cloudiness. Light white head but just an inch that receded quickly. Sticky lacing.

S - Sweet overtones. Yeasty and bready smell. Nice floral bouquet. Has just a bit of a pepper smell.

T - A lot like the smell its has just a perfect amount of sweetness. Seems to be honey like. Has some great fruity flavor as well but its faint which I like. Surprising pepper taste at the end that warms you up just a bit. Gives off the nice warm down the gullet feel and into the stomach.

M - Well carbonated. Very clean taste. Medium bodied. I would say refreshing.

D - High ABV but totally drinkable. This is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 00:28:52 | More by GallowsThief
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jsulko

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My third tasting of the beer. First one seemed funked. Second was great. Third matches second so I will chalk the first tasting (undrinkable) to a bad bottle

Beer is a hazy yellow color with foamy head that does not linger much.

Slight fruity flavor with a grape hint.

You can feel the warmth of the alcohol but it is not overbearing.

Very drinkable. Watch out for the alcohol.

Great beer. I can see why it is so highly thought of.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 04:06:30 | More by jsulko
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour produces a hazy yellow body with a bubbly, white foam head. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving some light sticky lacing.

Potent aroma of spices, belgian yeast, with some banana and fruity notes. Also get some peppery aromas in the background.

Tasty flavors following the aroma. Sweet malt and spicy notes abound. A really rich flavor that gives some hints of friuty esters and pepper. I like the tartness of the overall flavor.

The carbonation seems a little high in this bottle, but not off-putting. No real notice of the alcohol so be careful of the high abv. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:48:54 | More by FanofHefe
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AJacob81

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, La Fin du Monde. I've held off reviewing because I have a really hard time separating out specific aromas and flavors with this one. We'll give it a go. Poured, as usual, into a Duvel tulip.

A - Hazy, burnt orange. A flat-topped 2-finger foam head forms and is retained very well, leaving nice, if somewhat spotty, lacing behind.

S - Citrus, baked bread, and slightly funky yeast, none of it overpowering.

T - Everything present in the nose is present here, but a touch more refined. Generic citrus becomes mild grapefruit and tangerine, the baked bread is now a piping hot wheat loaf, etc. Also there is a hint of cloves and black pepper, presumably from the yeast.

M and D - Creamy, medium body with consistent carbonation and a dry, slightly hot finish due to the otherwise-masked ABV. Very easy to drink.

This is a go-to, readily available beer, and I really like it, but I don't love it. Not at all sure why it rates as the best Tripel here, although it is markedly better than most US brewers' attempts at the style. Give me Westmalle or Cinq Cents any day. I need to proper reviews for those soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 20:46:18 | More by AJacob81
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southsider

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving size 12 oz bottle in wide mouth wine goblet.

A- Cloudy golden yellow with small rich head that quickly dissolves leaving tiny champagne bubbles rising in the glass.

S-Belgian yeasty, sweet and fruity.Very inviting

T- well carbonated,fruity and slightly sour beginning, balanced malt/hops, warm alcohol middle with a sweet fruity wine grape finish

M-more like a sparkling wine than a beer. medium body.

D-made to be sipped and savored. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 04:44:23 | More by southsider
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,654 ratings.