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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,370 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,370
Reviews: 2,739
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 363
Gots: 983 | 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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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A cloudy golden color. A decent head retention and leaves a nice thick lace on the glass

S - The belgium style yeast is very prevalent, so you know what style the beer is right away.

T - Floral spices, honey, and malts are very prevalent. The triple fermenatation process provides a very unique flavor that is unlike any other beers. It leaves a dry aftertaste.

M - Smooth and well carbonated.

D - Delicious. Perfect for sipping on a cold winter afternoon.

BeerDawgs, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of tbern007
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large dark brown bottle. The big one.
Pours clear, gold/yellow. Very large thick head, large bubles, lots of sticky lace.
S- yeast, citrus, clove, sweetness.
T - see smell. Sweet, orange, citurs, clove, grass.
M & D - sweet but yet dry at the same time. Nice balance. Perfectly carbonated. Some alcohol is noticeable but it is yet still sweet. Warms me up inside after about half the bottle. Mildly sweet aftertaste that lingers a very long time.

tbern007, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of hawks10
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - Best by November 26th, 2011 - Bottled November 26th, 2008...About 2 years old as I pour it into my La Fin Du Monde tulip...

Pours a clear, light golden amber with tons of fluffy white head. Chunks of lacing are left behind and a solid stream of tiny bubbles continues to rise to the top...

Yeasty and spicy in the nose to start, definitely Belgian influenced as the yeast is very pronounced. Sweet and slightly fruity, but with a bunch of earthiness in the background, bready...

Bready and yeasty to begin, with a bit of pepper, sweet and slightly fruity in the background. Mild earthy/grassy bitterness in the finish with a touch of booze. Sweetness fades and spicing becomes more pronounced as the beer warms...

Medium bodied with higher than average carbonation, active in the mouth. Slight lingering bitterness and alcohol heat...

While I admit I am not a fan of Tripels, this may be the best of the mediocre (to me) style...

hawks10, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of thedoubler55
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Glass

A: Beautiful beer, light orange tan, very nice 2 finger head and lacing all around the glass as your drink this goodness

S: Smell of spring, and good ripe fruits, peaches, pineapple, grapes

M: Great Carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel

T: Same as smell, very pretty tasting, lots of ripe fruits strong hints of pineapple and some type of spice

D: Amazing beer, my favorite triple so far! Will definitely be storing some in the cellar.

thedoubler55, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of McNealc31
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just from the look of La Fin Du Monde, the experience had me thinking of champagne with the foil top and the cork. It even smells a bit like champagne and sweet grapes. The color is a delightful, hazy yellow. The taste starts citrusy, then on to grapes, and finishes a bit dry with a spicy, peppery bite. The 9% ABV is present, but not overpowering. This is complex, smooth, and quite enjoyable.

McNealc31, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of doraex
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is the beer that turned me onto Belgian beers and it's not even from belgium. It's from Canada.

Fin Du Monde means end of the world. A couple of these and thats exactly where you'll get.

Rich complex flavors a caramel and dark fruit mixed with a slight smoked roastiness make for a perfect blend to tempt your pallette.

This is good shit!!!

doraex, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of DPFRD
3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden and murky. Head started large but disappeared to near nothing... also did not lace the glass much at all.

S- Very sweet smelling, Lots of phenols present in the smell, kind of grassy too.

T- Very sweet up front. Just like the smell, there's a moderate phenol presence and grassiness to the yeast character.

M- Seems very syrupy mixed with some carbonation and an astringent presence.

D- So, this beer has a smashing score on this site... It's good, but I just can't level it to so many other things I've had in the tripel category.

DPFRD, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of afinepilsner
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle
9% abv

La Fin Du Monde was light gold in color and cloudy. It had a short white head that was reduced to a ring with little residual lacing. The smell was fruit, yeast and malt. The taste was fruity and sweet upfront with candi sugar, yeast flavors and spices. The finish was lingering and semi-dry. It was medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The drinkability was good and the alcohol well hidden. This is a good Belgian ale and worth seeking out.

afinepilsner, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of Reagan1984
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Monde is one of those beers I've had a 1,000 times and just have never sat to complete a review. This is going to be quite positive as this is one of my favorite beers.

My favorite La Fin story occurred one night in Boston at Gas Light. (Nice place) I was with 4 total couples (including me and my wife) Nobody else was a beer geek and they were mostly planning on drinking wine. For our first round I got a bottle of La Fin and everyone kept asking about the beer. After everyone samples the beer 4 of the other 7 people switched to drinking this for the night. I'd hate to admit how much we spent just on this beer that night.

Poured into my Smuttynose tulip glass and a finger of spritzy white head forms atop a slightly hazy golden/brass colored beer. A slight dull sheen to the beer. Some active carbonation rises.

The aroma is always wonderful. Full of yeast notes. I always think of hay, grass, vanilla and a touch of clove. Some fruit notes as well.

The flavor is just stupendous and I love exploring the complexity. Candied sugar, pale malt, white pepper, yeast notes, lots of spice. I always think ripe pear when I drink this along with some white grape. Still a finish of vanilla for me. Very smooth. While the abv is hidden, there is sense of what's going on. You just feel happy.

While it feels light in your mouth, the actual body is a touch heavier than it lets on. Carbonation provides a kick but remains a background player.

I love drinking this beer. The complexity lets you wander within each sip. Before you know it... it's La Fin Du Monde.

A Classic.

Reagan1984, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of mklinger
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy golden straw. Half an inch of white head that dissipated quickly.

Lots of yeasty, bready aromas that radiated up even while pouring up to my nose 18 inches away. On closer smelling, there's some very nice pear scents along with the yeasty phenols and the bready malt. Complex but simple at the same time.

Great, surprising sweet fruits in the taste. Light, crisp and bright but full of flavor. Lemon, apple, and pear sweetness along with some spice in the finish -- Not clove-y but similar. though cleaner. A clean bit of bitterness at the finish just to crisp up the palate. Certainly one of the 2 or 3 best Belgians brewed outside of Belgium that I have tasted.

Very light in the mouth and full of carbonation. This is an extremely easy to drink beer that could be dangerous given how easy it is to drink. An excellent beer. I'm not sure why my expectations were not high for this beer, buy boy, this did exceed them. Very nice beer.

mklinger, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of mikeg67
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden hue with a nice, foamy, white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, one could smell tripel. Sweet fruity flavor is upfront with a lingering dry finish. Flavorful, complex, balanced, excellent brew. So far it is probably my favorite of the Unibroue brews I've tasted.

mikeg67, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of chicagoabbot
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle into my huge snifter. Pale yellow appropriate for the style topped by a billowy white color. It almost surges even with my deliberate and careful pour.

The first bit of the nose is surprisingly mild and restrained, but I've had this beer before so I know it takes a minute for the full nose to develop in a snifter....pause...there it is, spicy, fruity, reeking of Belgian yeast funk. Absolutely wonderful, so on point for the style it's hard to believe this beer was not brewed in Belgium.

The sip is wonderful, slightly sweet, very funky. I like to take a deep inhalation with each sip of this brew, really top notch. Alcohol is not even noticeable. Exceptionally smooth on the tongue, with some spritziness on the roof of the mouth and the delicious funk back in the throat and in the aftertaste.

This beer is perfectly balanced. It is absolutely the best non-Belgian tripel I've had, and I've had quite a number of the best of this style. It's a top beer and every beer lover should try this.

chicagoabbot, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of jerryc123
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Careful pour into a chalice shaped goblet from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance is a slightly hazy yellowish-gold color. Thin white-colored head with fine bubbles. No head retention and little to no lacing.

Smell/Aroma/Nose is champagne-yeast-like and slightly reminiscent of crisp apple.

Taste is complex. Opening with apple and clove with a sweet note, then a hefeweizen-like taste minus the esters. Very long finish ends on a dry note, enticing you to take another sip. This is a triple, but you do not notice the alchohol. You could get in trouble drinking this beer.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, champagne-like, with fine carbonation.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, and will buy again.

jerryc123, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light tan and slightly cloudy. One finger head that leaves some good lacing.

Smells a bit like pineapples and pears with a slightly floral, yeasty, clove-like background.

Tastes absolutely great, a terrific tripel. Sweet light fruity flavors, bananas, apples, pears; cloves and yeast accent a beautifully spicy, peppery malt backbone.

Lovely to drink. Just a hint of warming, but virtually no trace of the taste of alcohol at any point in the experience. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, a great example of how good a tripel can be.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice hazy golden color with some thick head. Strong aroma of fruit and cloves which leads to similar flavor with an additional hint of bananas. The beer is very sweet and can be overpowering if it is not your style. Smooth finish with little lingering aftertaste and pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer for warmer times of the year.

csiewert, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of ccampo
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Hoegaarden hexagonal glass

A - Light gold / flat orange and very opaque. I can't see through the glass. Thick head that dissipated quickly; I messed up on the pour a little.

S - Citrus. Similar to other Belgian style ales, but better. I detect a hint of booze in there somewhere. Very, very sweet smelling. Delicious.

T - Oranges and root beer. Very thick, sweet, and not that bitter. Maybe some cherries. Very complex.

M - Smooth and sweet. This is also a pretty thick brew.

D - Very easy to drink despite the high ABV. The alcohol is there, but you wouldn't know it if it didn't hit you like a sack of potatoes. I prefer to sip this baby over 30 minutes or so.

I love this beer, but its a little pricey ($10 for a 4 pack at Whole Foods). Still, its delicious, and like nothing I have ever had before. I definitely recommend it.

ccampo, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of tbrown4
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle -> tulip

Pours crystal clear and bright gold. Thin head. Very earthy aroma. First taste is a nice spice bite followed up by tangy citrus. Extremely easy to drink for a 9% beast. Thin mouth feel. Flavors don't linger.

After the first tastes set in there isn't much character to it. It's a very basic but well done brew. I prefer a bit more character for this style. It will remain a once a year choice for me.

tbrown4, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of Bi0hazrd
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind some nice lacing.

S: yeasty, citrus, bananas

T: yeast, sweet, oranges, lemon zest, banana

M: crisp with medium carbonation

D: overall very drinkable. The ABV is well hidden and very refreshing.

Bi0hazrd, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of kagent777
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the Utah State Penitenti, uh system. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: A soft, slightly hazy golden straw color with a sandy head that settles fairly quickly. Leaves little to no lacing on my goblet.

Smell: Nice spicy Belgian yeast phenols. Maybe some white grape or peach juice. At the end you get the ethanol also.

Tatse: Peach bubble gum. That may sound silly, but that is the taste sensation that I get. There is some light pepper-like spiciness. Very little sweetness in the taste, but no bitterness either.

Mouthfeel: Nice dry finish coupled with almost prickly carbonation really make this a nice memorable beer.

Drinkability: Being 9% ABV, you could have a few of these but not too many. The taste is so good you could rink many but your head might not thank you in the morning. I am glad our sad state does get Unibroue, and this one is an excellent example of a Tripel.

kagent777, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of Duff27
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a perfect orange with a wonderful looking one inch white head. The very thin effervescence stream coming from all side of my tulip. Some lacing. Head retention is well above average. Amazing, pure and simple.

S- Almost champagne(?) like. Bananas, cloves.

T- Fruit. Spice. Bready. Belgian(?) yeast. Slight citrus.

M- Light to medium on the palate. Nearly perfect feel. Mouthwatering.

D/O- Hard to believe this is 9% by taste alone. Would have another but want to save it to brighten the end of another day. Loved this one.

Duff27, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of tbeckett
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - One finger white head fades to half finger. Some small but nice lacing. Bright. Golden/blonde. Good amount of carbonation.

S - Mild booze. Yeast, orange, and banana.

T - Yeast, lemon peel, and orange. Some banana.

M - Medium carbonation, very smooth.

D - I've had this numerous times and it's always been good but not amazing. Maybe I'm missing something but I've never been able to consider this a world class beer. It's delicious, but I've most certainly had better.

tbeckett, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of JeffBob
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A cloudy yellowish

S yeasty and citrusy

T WOW wild yeastyness with floral lemony citrus and perfectly balanced spicy goodness

M light and goes down easy

D light and poundable ( though I dont recomend it as it is a strong beer but really who would do that to such a great beer

Sorry for my lack of scientific beer knowledge please see my other review for you fellow beer geeks who like discriptions in laymen's terms

JeffBob, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of stoepsel
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The end of the world is near...
...and it smells like cherry. Its' color is something between orange and yellow and it is covered with a shallow cap of dense foam.
Taste is relatively light and dry with a champagne-like mouthfeel which successfully cloaks the apocalyptic 9% of alcohol.
The finish is dry and yeasty with a slighlty lagging bitterness.
Rock-solid art of brewing!

stoepsel, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of mweso2000
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance-Pours with huge lacy white head. Unfortunately I do not have a tulip glass so I had to pour into a standard pint glass. Hazy golden yellow color. Head quickly dissipates and does not cling to glass.

Smells of yeast, fruit, cloves and spices.

Taste-Very sweet taste in the beginning with fruit, cloves and bready flavor. Slight citrus taste. Finishes with a nice bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Beer improved with time. Do not serve overly chilled. Flavors really come out as beer warms up.

Mouthfeel- Very crisp and refreshing. Nice dry feeling in the mouth. Not overly carbonated, nice and smooth.

Drinkability-Extremely drinkable! 9% abv is well hidden so watch out!

mweso2000, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of KAP1356
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml. bottle, with a Best By 1/12/13 marking, poured into a Duvel tulip...

A - Really nice ever-so-slightly hazy golden-orange color with a HUGE 3 finger fluffy white head. An incredible amount of carbonation is visible in this one. Bubbles are flying all over the place at an incredibly quick pace.

S - Yeasty with a nice aroma of clove out front. Citrusy and floral as well. There some other fruits there as well; some pear and green apple. Some slight spice and peppery notes as well.

T - Sweet tasting with floral and fruity flavors coming out. The pear and green apple make themselves known as do the cloves. Slightly more bready than I thought it would be. A little bit of pepper and citrus round things out nicely. Slight hop bitterness and belgian yeast mix nicely with the sweetness. Ends with a nice buttery finish.

M - Smooth and creamy with a slightly carbonated bite at the end (much less than I expected based on the appearance ofthe beer). Medium bodied with a nice dry estery finish.

D - Quite drinkable even with the ABV, although it does start to catch up with you after a bit. One bomber was enough for me, but was quite an enjoyable beer.

KAP1356, Dec 04, 2010
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,370 ratings.