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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,818 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,818
Reviews: 2,715
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 331
Gots: 742 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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TripleTap

Ohio

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

This my favorite of the style.

Poured from the bottle in to a pint glass. About 1" head that faded quickly with not a lot of lace. Nice golden color with a slight haze. Pleasant fruity aroma's A hint of banana.

Taste is very well balanced. I could not detect the alcohol warming much at all.

This beer is sneaky. You could easily enjoy the four pack in a sitting. Respect this one.

Great Beer

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 01:46:30 | More by TripleTap
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NWer

Washington

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter.

A - Beautiful perfectly clear golden color, nice pale head that doesn't linger too long, little to no lacing.

S - The full aroma burst forth when I popped the cork. Very pleasant sweet flavors.

T - An effervescent, sweet, alcoholic taste that lingers in the back of the mouth.

M - Very effervescent throughout. A very pleasant mouth feel and aftertaste that makes you content to enjoy it and avoid rushing to take another sip.

D - This is a very drinkable beer - especially on a hot lazy Summer afternoon. Life doesn't get any better than this.

Notes: Best before 12-02-11 on back label
M 0208|541Q stampped on the neck - whatever that means.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 20:05:17 | More by NWer
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jporf911

Virginia

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Best Before September 24th, 2012 on the back label, which also suggests suitable glassware. The picture on the front label is of Quebec, which explains the name of the beer: Newfoundland was long considered the literal "end of the world" by explorers.

Appearance- 4.5 out of 5. This beer looks great. It pours with an elegant cloudy yellow-gold color and a thick, frothy 3 finger head which remains for most of the drinking experience and occasionally sticks to the side of the glass. The most remarkable part of the appearance is the activity of the carbonation bubbles as countless streams of them fly up through the beer. It's the largest amount of bubbles I've ever seen in a beer, especially considering its cloudy color.

Smell- 4 out of 5. Strongly-scented, La Fin du Monde is redolent of nectarines, cloves, peppery spice, and yeast upfront, with a phenolic undertone and hints of warm alcoholic esters.

Taste- 4.5 out of 5. It's a little disconcerting at first, but it grew on me after a few more sips. My first impression was "3.5", but it went up an entire point by the end of the beer. That spicy clove flavor initially hits the tongue, followed quickly by the warming alcoholic esters right behind it. That nectarine scent shifts to less tangy light fruit flavors. The phenolic flavor is present but fades in the wash of other highlights. Of the traditional beer flavors, yeast is the most evident because of the bottle-conditioning (a process that involves allowing yeast to remain in the bottle for further fermentation). The malt contributes a bit of sweetness but mostly fills out the mouthfeel more than the flavor, while the hops leave a mere ghost of a bitter flavor on the back of the tongue. Although candy sugar was used in the brewing process, this isn't a very sweet beer. The aftertaste is of spice and solvent alcohol, which isn't surprising considering the 9% ABV; however, the aftertaste is really the only time that the alcohol taste is noticeable.

Mouthfeel- 4 out of 5. Medium to full-bodied with a creamily smooth texture and bubbly carbonation.

Drinkability- 4.5 out of 5. This is a beer for a night when you really want to take your time and enjoy yourself. Don't expect to chug it or take huge gulps; this is a beer that should be sipped and savored to fully appreciate its complexity. It does a great job of balancing complexity, flavor, and alcohol content (the last of which is rather hard to notice).

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 17:58:13 | More by jporf911
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bluesfan1181

Missouri

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All I can say about this beer is WOW!!! This is the best tripel and one of the best beers I have ever had. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, best before 3-3-13, into a Delirium Tremens globe.

A - Pours a beautiful 3 finger head that retains very well. Has
a pretty golden/amber color that's cloudy with yeast
particles.

S - Has a noticeable alcohol smell with that of cloves and spice
notes. Also has a banana aroma.

T - Taste spicy yet, mellow, with a fruity complex to it. An
alcohol taste is also present.


M - Very smooth on the palate with mild carbonation.

D - This one of the most drinkable beers I have ever drank.
Even with the high ABV of 9%, it goes down smooth.

I will drink this beer anytime, anywhere. It is a masterpiece of brewing excellence. I think most beer snobs like me would agree.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 01:00:27 | More by bluesfan1181
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Snamnoum

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale golden hay color with a massive head which eventually subsided to one finger. Head is white and frothy and leaves lots of sticky lace.

Smell - is subtle. Light fruity notes of peaches and nectarines. Pale malt, yeast and light phenols.

Taste - awesome tripel, I adore this beer. Extremely well balanced sweet malt, bready yeast, and the lightest touch of hops accompanied by a definite alcohol presence at the finish.

Mouthfeel - is great. Very creamy and well carbonated. If not for the carbonation one might become bogged down by the combination of sweetness and alcohol but this is not the case with this tripel.

Drinkability - a truly great interpretation of a belgian tripel. The high abv accompanied with this style and the alcohol which is left in plain sight (or should I say taste) makes one bomber more than enough, but absolutely worth multiple purchases. I will be getting this again and it has definitely surpassed St. Bernardus as my favorite tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 00:00:54 | More by Snamnoum
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down into a thin layer of bubbles covering most of the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a moderate smell of floral hops, fruits, spices and yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the nose and much stronger, having a good balance between pepper spices and a slight amount of sweetness from the fruits. There are also some notes of candi sugar.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a lot of dryness in the finish.
D: The alcohol is very well hidden, which makes this beer very drinkable. I will definitely be having this again as it is one of the best representations of a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 20:12:13 | More by metter98
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trevorjn06

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden/yellow with 2 fingers of white head that recede slowly, no lacing on the glass.

Aroma (while still cold) is yeast, honey, tart fruit and a hint of malt. As it warms a bit of breadiness and an almost "yogurt with fruit" type smell emerge.

Taste is smooth, hides 9% well, and has notes of grain, pineapple, peaches, yeast and some tartness. It begins with honey and malt and moves into light fruit with a hint of bitterness. The yeast gives a slight pepper flavor. This beer is very complex and some of the flavors are hard to place.

Mouthfeel is coating, moderate thickness and high carbonation.

Overall this beer has great complexity and satisfying flavors. It doesn't quite live up to my favorites (St. Bernardus and Karmeliet) but I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 05:25:25 | More by trevorjn06
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IPAescotch

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks like an uncarbonated unfiltered orange juice, hazy and yellow. Poured a 3 inch head with not much retention. Reasonably carbonated.
Peanuts and charcoal scent. Fruity.
Tastes same as it smells.
Rich creamy finish.
Exceptional quality and highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:24:47 | More by IPAescotch
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FleckHead

Oregon

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

Not to sound like a follower, but this is my favorite beer of all time. "5's" are supposed to be rare, well I think it is well deserved here. Been drinking it for 5 years now and haven't had anything approaching this. Oddly enough it is my favorite Belgian beer, and it's made in Canada. I don't know how they can make this beer any better. Unfortunatley I have seen this beer go from $5 to $6 to $7. I don't want to sound like a cheapskate, but I think Value needs to be part of the review process. Still, I pay it!!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 00:04:03 | More by FleckHead
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blackc5

Washington

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Good, small-bubble, head on this slightly hazy golden brew. Fair amount of lacing as well.

S - Good Belgian/Unibroe yeast in full effect. Lots of clove, some fruit and wheat bread.

T - Very nice tripel. Dominated by spicy yeast and the grainy backbone. Some fruitiness as well, and citrus zest, with just a bit of the alcohol burn. Well balanced and intensely flavored.

M - Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Lighter than other tripels. Smooth.

D - Despite the ABV this drinks easy and seems light and refreshing for the style. One to go back to, and not too badly priced for the 12 oz bottles.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 05:30:38 | More by blackc5
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

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

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a luxurious hazy blond with two fingers of foamy head; decent retention and some patchy lacing... nose is relatively fruity, backed up by notes of spices and yeast. really tasty, with the flavor following the nose: fruity (peach, apple, citrus), yeast, spice... medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation... dangerously drinkable.

all in all? super flavorful and really just an all-around fantastic tripel. don't be fooled by the wide availability of this one - no question this is an upper-echelon brew, one i have foolishly taken for granted.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 04:06:23 | More by perrymarcus
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jfro

New York

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

A- a very pale cloudy straw, white head (thin)

S- First, strong notes of citrus, spicey-ness follows

T- fruit esters, spice, yeast

M- decent carbonation for style

D- very good

Poured from 750ml bottle into a 4 oz. taster. The thin and quickly dissipating head may be connected to traces of soap on glass... not ideal Had two beers in a row pour thinly into it.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 01:20:27 | More by jfro
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thatguy3579

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw colored with thick pure white head which dissipates quickly. Reasonably cloudy, with lively carbonation.

S: Smells of lemons with bread and banana sweetness.

T: This follows the smell - lemon, biscuit, banana, and some spiciness. The yeast flavors linger, coaxing me into another sip... and another. There is also some tartness late in each taste but this subsides to a nice clean finish. No alcohol comes through which is scary at this ABV.

M: Thick and creamy, with lots of carbonation with tickles delightfully.

D: This beer is full of flavor, alcohol, and carbonation -- putting these back would do a real number on you. For a Tripel, though, it is a real treat. I will enjoy this again for sure and would eagerly share it with friends.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 00:26:42 | More by thatguy3579
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great trippel. I thouroughly enjoyed it! It has a High ABV, I believe it is around 9% or so? The beer smells amazing! The color is beautiful, and it has a strong and sweet taste to it. This beer is definitely worth the price and the experience. The only downside to it is how big the bottle is. Sometimes I want just a quick beer. This is definitely a dessert beverage served best with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 03:56:32 | More by ronniebruner
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a bomber I've had for over a year. Best before 10-15-11 is printed on the bottle.

A - Nice two finger head with a golden color. clear and transparent. it is heavily carbonated and bubbles like a test tube in a mad scientist's lab. Very nice lacing until the end.

S- clear smell of spices and something else going on I can't quite put my finger on but definitely pleasant.

T- the taste of spices is as prominent as the smell. Definitely fruity with a strong sensation of alcohol. For some reason though, despite it's strength, it's very tasty and not unpleasant.

M - slightly on the thin side, but the carbonation adds a depth of character that makes this enjoyable to drink.

D- very drinkable although given how much you can taste the alcohol, almost two strong to have more than a bomber although it certainly screams "drink 5 or 6 glasses of me."

All around a great beer and my favorite from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 01:28:36 | More by Blanco
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uberabr

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber, fine white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is bright and juicy.. estery apples, melon, candied fruits, caramel, maybe a hint of lemon, and just a little bit of bitters and malts linger in the background. Smells like a Belgian. You can tell its got some good potency. Getting excited..

This is delicious. Really, really tasty stuff. Bright, juicy fruits combine with a floral bouquet and just a hint of the buttered-biscuit malty goodness you expect with these Belgians. The juiciness is out of control complex, and it's hard to pinpoint it exactly- is that guava nectar, honey melon? Sweet and delicious. Nectar of the gods. Sugary tropical goodness.

Moderate in the body, it has a bit of a sticky, dry mouthfeel...which makes it extremely drinkable. All in all a very pleasurable "Belgian" experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2010 23:05:39 | More by uberabr
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pale yellow pour with frothy white head and good lacing. Aromas of strawberries and bananas, apricot, unibroue yeast, coriander and cloves and alcohol esters. Taste is spices, apricot and alcohol flavors with banana yeast that lingers for a while. Nice full palate with appropriate carbonation. Somewhat hard to drink due to the apricot/alcool flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 18:49:45 | More by Luk13
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RealityGrill

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Massive head and you can see tendrils of carbonation when held up to the light

S: CLOVE, sweet banana, and slight alcohol

T: Fruity and spicy, followed by significant alcohol burn which seems to fit with the taste and exits through the nose (not unpleasant)

M: Very effervescent and hard to 'grip'; I feel that this interferes with proper tasting

D: I could drink these all night

The bottle and style are appealing.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 06:22:19 | More by RealityGrill
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Mosstrooper

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750ml bottle into 400ml New Belgium branded tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy blonde color with a large, thin-looking white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some foam floating around and no lacing.

Smell: Strong yeasty smell with sweet/sour plum (probably the alcohol). Lots of breadiness.

Taste: Begins bready and a little sour, finishing with sour alcohol and a yeasty finish. Leaves behind lots of bready flavor in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body with lots of carbonation (though it is well done carbonation, natural and not overpowering). The alcohol isn't very noticeable until after its swallowed, with a bit of a burn in the stomach (again, this isn't unpleasant). Dry finish.

Drinkability: This tripel may actually be better than most Belgian examples. A deceptively drinkable brew for its high ABV and one that, while full of flavor, could appeal to even those not as well exposed to craft beers. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 23:29:10 | More by Mosstrooper
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip

Pours a pale almost orange golden colour with a thick white head. A little bit of lacing left on the glass. Smells of sweet fruit and yeast, quite lovely. Taste is incredible was overly cold when served but warms up brilliantly and only gets better as it warms. Nice mouthfeel, slightly thick all the way through. Drinks very easy for an ABV of 9. The best canadian version of the style, maybe one of the best examples of the style period. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 04:59:47 | More by peensteen
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AgentMunky

California

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

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours an opaque straw-yellow with vigorous but ephemeral head and lots of little bubbles. Thin lacing.

S: Smells yeasty with a tinge of citrus...a lot like a wheat beer -- even the clove is there. However there is a faint sweetness or fruitiness buried under the initial scents.

T: Tasty. Carbonation is immediately evident with light citrus and spicy cloves alongside. When this dissipates, a heavier breadiness sets in and carries the taste ever onwards. Peppery cloves are the highlight here, with the yeasty malts supporting the whole endeavour. The aftertaste is a little dry, a little bitter, a little bready, and holds my interest through to the next sip. Very good!

M: Brilliant! Engaging and inescapable. Spicy carbonation tickles the tongue delightfully.

D: Alcohol is well-concealed, the beer is delicious and drinkable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 00:38:16 | More by AgentMunky
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DrewKid4

New Hampshire

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

Served: Bomber bottle from Shaw's Supermarket into cheap chalice-like glass.

A: Cloudy light amber-orange with moderate carbonation and a finger wide head.

S: Hefe smell - banana and citrus

T: Banana and slight tang from spices and harder citruses like lemon. Clean malted finish.

M: One of the smoothest self proclaimed Tripels I've ever had. More like a high ABV hefeweizen. The aftertaste was dryness that needed to be fed with more Fin Du Monde.

D: Great drinkability. I wonder if they meant to have a dry aftertaste to make you drink more of it!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 00:32:41 | More by DrewKid4
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timonan

California

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

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Honey & orange colored. Two-finger head, a fuzzy blanket of white foam, very small bubbles. Solid ring of lace.

S - Citrusy, much like orange juice - like a orange soaked in beer. Slight tinge of raisins, bit of breadiness.

T - Light and refreshing. Citrus again comes through strong. Alcohol finish comes through late and warm. Orange flavor lingers for a while. The flavors almost come through stronger in the finish.

M - Smooth and mellow. Carbonation is vibrant and still present to the end.

D - Very drinkable. Nice progression of bubbles, then flavor, then alcohol sweetness, then a wonderful finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 22:28:21 | More by timonan
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gboy515duo

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A: Golden, cloudy, orange looking, 3 finger thick head that stuck around. Reminded me of Blue Moon's appearance

S: Hops, Nuts (walnut/hazelnut), strong citrus smell, once again reminding me of Blue Moon.

T: Hops hit first, sweet & nutty warm aftertaste. Definitely apples in there after a few sips. A very wheaty beer by all meaning.

M: Strong bite, but sits on the palate very well and is very warm

D: No way I could drink more than 2...

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 16:06:06 | More by gboy515duo
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright almost orange color, very cloudy, with about an inch of white foamy head, not really much lacing.

There was a strong scent of banana, ester, and some yeast.

The taste was immediately banana, some spiciness, the alcohol taste was surprisingly faint for 9%. There was also some light hop bitterness and a bit of yeast.

Light bodied, very crisp and smooth, high carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer. The flavor was good and it was very refreshing. The high alcohol was not very noticeable making it very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 13:53:38 | More by BeerCon5
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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