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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,185 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,185
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 901 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Photo of FleckHead
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!!!!

FleckHead, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of blackc5
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.

blackc5, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of perrymarcus
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.

perrymarcus, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of jfro
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.

jfro, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of thatguy3579
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.

thatguy3579, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of ronniebruner
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.

ronniebruner, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of Blanco
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.

Blanco, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of uberabr
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.

uberabr, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of Luk13
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.

Luk13, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of RealityGrill
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.

RealityGrill, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of Mosstrooper
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.

Mosstrooper, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of peensteen
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.

peensteen, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of DrewKid4
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!

DrewKid4, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of timonan
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.

timonan, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of gboy515duo
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...

gboy515duo, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of BeerCon5
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.

BeerCon5, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of beertunes
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's been awhile since I've had one of these beauties and when I saw that I hadn't reviewed it... well, here we are. Poured into Unibroue tulip. Poured a lighty hazy straw gold color with a thick, tall, fluffy, white head that had great retention and just the right amount of lacing.

The aroma was great, yeasty, spicy, a hint of fruit and a great grain scent. On the tongue all those aspects were, if possible, amplified. Just what this style should be.

The body is full and well-rounded, without being heavy, cloying, sweet or annoying. Drinkability is, of course, nearly perfect. Crisp, interesting and as refreshing as a 9% brew can be, having several of these gorgeous creatures is easy.

Overall, this is only the second beer I've given all 5's to. Chimay White is one of my top 5 favorite beers and this may be a better example of the style. A serious must try.

beertunes, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of Florida9
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden yellow with visibly active carbonation. Pours with a huge half glass of foamy white head that eventually reduces down to a stable 1/4". Virtually no lacing.

S: Candy sugar. Green apples and lemony citrus.

T: Sweet malt and lemon then a cornucopia of fruity flavors: green apple, citrus, lemon, a little bit of banana. Followed by a peppery spiciness and a mild bitterness that hangs on the tongue.

M: On the lighter side of medium with very active carbonation. Lively. Spicy.

D: Overall a very good beer that is quite drinkable while offering complex flavors and a well hidden 9% abv.

Florida9, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of aepb1
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Golden yellow, white head that dissipates down to a nice cap that stays throughout the drink

S- Sweet citrus with a maltiness underneath as well

T- Peppery spices and sweetness up front, the hops and yeast follow up at the end. Overall, the alcohol is covered up and only evident in the warming feeling really

M- Medium, made very smooth by the maltiness

D- Very drinkable so beware the ABV!

aepb1, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of whoneeds8
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with a one finger white head that disappears quickly, no lacing. The scent is very yeasty along with spices and lemon zest. The taste has a strong lemon zest and hoppy flavors. The mouthfeel has a effervescent feel to it. Lots of carbonation. No alcohol presence makes this very drinkable.

whoneeds8, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of mavbrew
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head quickly dissipating, lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus scents, slight hops and a hint of yeast.

T: Citrus (lemon), has some banana and prominent hop characteristics.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, very smooth.

D: A smooth 9% tripel, very drinkable and could potentially get you into some trouble, but a nice solid ale.

mavbrew, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of WeimtimeBier
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow color from very pale belgian malt, hues of orange. half inch head that dissipated quickly. This was the only thing i could ask more from this beer of.

S- Clean belgain sweetness coming of the malt with light banana aroma. The yeast brings out a very nice spicy character to this beer.

T- Sweet malt with esters coming out behind the spicy phenols. Esters taste of light banana clove, green apple, and some citrus. All of this being rounded out by a peppery phenolic flavor.
Hops were bitter but not very present with all the complex flavors in this beer.

M- Nice carbonated mouthfeel, medium body

D- incredibly drinkable. With such a high ABV this beer is dangerous. Very well rounded and complex. World class tripel i would have to say.

WeimtimeBier, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of rpardon7
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a haze and nice white head. The head lingers and fades into nice lacing that stays the length of the beer. Smell is wonderful citrus and spices also a hint of clove. Taste is delicous very bright floral citrus with undertones of yeast and hops, a very balanced taste not too sharp and very bright. The mouthfeel is very smooth and clean not overly carbonated and not flat like some tripels. Drinkabilty is great except for the high abv but an exceptional tripel to have. Couldn't session it or it could spell trouble.

rpardon7, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very good, lots of fruits and spices. Taste is also good, fruits, spices, hops, very complex. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

tone77, Jun 29, 2010
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,185 ratings.