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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,610 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,610
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of AmericanGothic
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Rochefort chalice.

A: Pours a golden honey color, as cloudy as a witbier. Thin off-white head (it's a chalice) with excellent retention and fine lace.

S: Spicy, fruity, sweet, yeasty malts. Pepper is the main spice, banana and pear in the fruit spectrum.

T: Pepper and cinnamon, citrusy (mellow orange) fruit, smidge of apricot, sweet malt. All the notes you expect in a tripel, in splendid balance. Long and lingering finish maintains the spice and sweetness together. Some soft minerals, as well as a slightly whipped cream flavor, tie the flavor and mouthfeel together.

M: On the light side of medium body, excellent carbonation gives a creamy and billowy mouthfeel. Suave.

O: Pure delight and joy. One of my favorite tripels, or favorites of any style for that matter. Ridiculously inexpensive for the quality of brew. Have been enjoying this for many years, and hope to have at least as many yet ahead.

AmericanGothic, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of Azurescens
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with best by date 11-02-13 poured into Maudite stemmed glass, reviewed on 4/21/11

A: Pours a hazy golden straw color with white head that dissipates to a thin film and leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Fruity esters, sweet malt, alcohol and spices.

T: Lots of fruit and sweet pale malts. I taste some pear with earthy yeast and a touch of alcohol. Wonderfully complex and distinct flavors.

M: Lots of tiny bubbles expand in my mouth, nice clean and smooth medium body. Finishes crisp and dry.

O: Excellent tripel, one of my favorites in the style. High drinkability for a 9% ABV beer.

Azurescens, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of jamescain
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Light straw yellow with about two fingers worth of white fluffy head.

Aroma: the first thing that comes to mind is pears. Subtle spicy and citrus notes, but pear is the predominate aroma.

Taste: For 9% alcohol it is very well hidden, but that could be a bad thing because it is also exceptionally drinkable. It is a touch spicy and finishes dry. There are citrus notes that compliment the spiciness derived from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Very light and lively. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer, which makes it very drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall: An excellent beer from our brothers from the north. I would recommend this as a nice summer beer, but beware the alcohol; it can sneak up on you.

jamescain, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of ElCommodoro
2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a cloudy opaque light brown colour with a tan head. It smelled yeasty and citrusy. The taste was strongly of cloves. There were also citrus notes and peppery hops. It was somewhat sweet and had some yeasty notes. Not as overbearing as I feared from the smell. However, the clove taste was too strong to be pleasant. It was the primary character of the beer. The actual ingredient was probably coriander, I suppose, which is frequently used to flavour trippels. However, I found its overbearing character unpleasant. It didn't form a piece of the beer's character. Rather, it was probably covering many other notes it may have had.

ElCommodoro, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of bum732
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Slightly spicy, floral malt, clean maltiness.

L: Hazy straw yellow, huge white head with good retention and solid lacing.

T: Slightly spicy malt with a clean sweetness. Medium spicy bitterness leads to more clean sweetness with a touch of clove and floralness. Finishes fairly clean. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

M: Medium full mouthfeel, medium carbonation, slightly prickly.

Very good tripel, the best i've had outside of Belgium. Just a great marriage of flavors, loved it.

bum732, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Poured a hazy golden orange with a two-finger white sudsy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Tons of carbonation streaming from the bottle of the glass.

S- Strong citrus, tropical fruit aroma, bubblegum, and pear

T- Very strong orange citrus flavor that is very juicy (almost just like tropicana orange juice), tropical fruit, pear, yeast, coriander, and a little hop bitterness.

M- Champagne like due to the high carbonation, finishes dry

O- Quite possible the most drinkable beer I have ever had, especially for 9% ABV. This is dangerously drinkable. There are so many delicious juicy fruit flavors in this beer and at this point in my craft beer drinking time this is one of the best tasting beers and best overall beers I have ever had.

Hoptometrist, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of marty21
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with 3 fingers worth of creamy off white head. Settles to a solid cap and left lots of lacing around the top of the tulip glass with a specs of lace around the lower half.

S: Lots of lighter fruits (pears with cloves and some spiciness. Quite of bit of yeast in the aroma as well.

T: Lighter fruits with some orange peel in there too. Decent amount of yeast in the taste. Finishes with some spices on my tongue. No taste of alcohol at all.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium body.

O: I’m starting to get more into this style of beer and this was a great beer. I will definitely be buying this again. The corked bottle is also a nice touch that I enjoyed.

marty21, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of surprenant1138
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. Light golden, with a finger of thin, white head that fades quickly. Aroma is citrusy (mostly orange), spicy, malty, peppery. Mouthfeel is dry, heavy. Taste is of low hops, malty, toasty, some citrus, black pepper, lemon peel. Overall, I am not a big fan of Belgian type beers, but this one passes for me.

surprenant1138, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of jpro
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 4 bottle “Taster Pack” -

A: Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Widmer Bros tulip glass... cloudy, citrus gold; fizzy, two-finger ultra white head dies down fast; lots of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface throughout.

S: Bready / crusty malts; some yeast spiciness and tartness; some phenolic tones.

T: Crisp, bready malts; green apple skin tartness that is played up by the yeast; peppery hops and touch of ginger on the finish; a note of alcohol on the finish, too.

M: Medium-light bodied with a high carbonation; its crispness doesn’t incline you to think its a pretty big ale at 9% abv.

D/O: Very drinkable and enjoyable. Next time I’ll try for a rougher pour to create that massive head. A very nice tripel.

jpro, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into Duvel balloon tulip.

A-Pours a bright and cloudy,golden yellow with a dense,two fingers worth of chalky,white foam that died slowly leaving sticky ribbons of lacing.

S-Plantain,clove,white pepper,Asian pear and lemon
with earthy notes of straw,minerals and bready yeasts.

T-Green grapes,banana,clove,lemon and baked bread with some slight mineral qualities and a touch of hop sweetness.

M-Full and bright with a creamy mouthfeel fed by lively carbonation and resulting in a moderately dry finish.

O-A truly superb tripel.Extremely drinkable and satisfying on many levels.

StlHopHead77, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of output01x
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle is dated 11/10/12.

A slow pour yields a 2-finger creamy off-white head sitting atop a hazy honey-colored body. The head comes recedes after a couple minutes to form a nice dusting and thick ring around the edge. The lacing attempts to hold onto the glass, but falls victim to gravity and only thickens the foam ring throughout consumption.

Green banana, pear, and golden apple aromas mingle nicely with a sweet maltiness and clove spiciness.

Black grapes and grapefruit up front. A light but sweet peppery maltiness fills in. The sip then ends with lemon and green sour apple. A dry bready aftertaste follows in after a minute or two.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer washes over your tongue nicely, delivers its pleasurable flavors, then finishes without being watery.

The flavors are bold but not overwhelming, as La Fin Du Monde would pair nicely with a number of foods. I, however, prefer to enjoy this beer by itself, so that no foreign flavors can interrupt my enjoyment.

output01x, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 750 ml bottle a very hazy bright yellow color with a big, fluffy white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, light malt and lemon. Medium bodied, with flavors of bread, yeast, spices and light hops. Very crisp and drinkable, the bottle went way too fast.

emmasdad, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of dirtyskunk
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great looking beer, it fills up my snifter with piles of white head that stays around forever and leaves thick, heavy lacing clinging to the sides. The color is a warm hazy orange with a good deal of visible carbonation.

It smells sweet and yeasty with orange zest (I can even detect a little bitter pith) and bread and a little caramel or booze in the background.

This is a very solid tripel, sweet but not overwhelming, toasty malts, minimal hops. For some reason it reminds me of french toast. It has a lot going for it but not quite enough depth of complexity to merit a 5 from me.

The mouthfeel of this beer is what really stands out to me. It's full and syrupy, almost a custard consistency. The real accomplishment is that this doesn't detract from the drinkability or overpower any of the beer's other characteristics. Otherwise the beer is quite good but unremarkable, but the overall package delivered by the taste and mouthfeel is what makes this a great beer.

dirtyskunk, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of timobkg
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip, it formed a good head over the orange hued brew.

The aroma is a great mix of spices and fruit.

The taste is very dry, again a mix of spices and fruits. The flavors are well blended, such that it's hard to pick out specifics. The alcohol is a present, but welcome, giving the beer body and strength, without becoming too noticeable.

Overall, this is a good Tripel, but very dry. I would have liked a bit more sweetness to it. There's a very nice Belgian complexity to the beer, such that I rarely find in beers made outside of Belgium.

timobkg, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of Franz4
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 3/30/13

A- pours a clear golden with very fine bubbles rising up to replenish the substantial head that has settled to a finger of fine foam.

S- slight notes of pepper some light soft fruits come through with peach, apricot, and bananas.

T- Bananas are more prominent in the taste with the other fruits taking a back seat, more of a sweet apple flavor present as well. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Spiciness is more evident in the nose.

M- Medium bodied, carbonation is very fine and releases more flavors, finishes sweet, but doesn't hang around too long.

O- Obviously a nice brew, my personal preference is for the Don de Dieu, but this is an all round well crafted beer. Hopefully this remains unchanged for years to come.

Franz4, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of Stocean1
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although I have been a lover of fine brew for some time this is the first beer that has compelled me to share my feelings about it to the world. I in fact opened an account to share my feelings about this brew.

Smell and taste warm banana bread, flowers, citrus and cloves. The alcohol at 9% is imperceptible - i could and have drank this all night

High carbonation - nice lasting head - with patchy lacing.

As a canadian I feel a little more patriotic knowing this masterpiece was brewed here.

Stocean1, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of bobhits
3.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden orange color. Not much head and there won't be much lacing. Still the orange gold glow seems fairly nice. This beer has great legs and it's surprising given that there just isn't any lacing.

Spicy, pear and hop aromas. Yeast, almost bread like (boring bread) in nature. Like most of these unibroue beers it is hard to get much aroma from it.

Spices dominate this beer, followed by dry yeast, and wheat flavors. There are some light citrus flavors trying to be heard from but the yeast and spices are just drowning them out.

Over carbonated in the mouth, but the body seems just right. A really refreshing beer given the 9% which just doesn't show up. I'm not a huge fan of this much carbonation, but it works just fine for this style.

I really don't like this style. I like this beer about as much as others I've had. I don't get it, I don't think I want to get it.

bobhits, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of clarkkr
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle -> tulip glass

Pours a beautiful paler-golden color in the glass and is exceptionally cloudy. It glows in the glass. Tons of beautiful creamy white head with only a modest amount of lacing on the glass. It's very fragrant and smells sweet with some fruitiness (peach? apricot?) and spice in the scent. Drinking it makes you feel warm. You get a lot of the spices (cloves?) along with a deliciously sweet maltiness. The fruit still plays a big part in the taste, and the warmth comes from the alcohol content which is definitely more present as you swallow the beer. The beer is super creamy in your mouth. I really enjoyed this beer experience.

clarkkr, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of zimm421
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appears a golden brown with an average, creamy, white head. Leaves an average amount of lacing, nothing too impressive there.

Has a very heavy fruity smell. Very sweet aroma, and the apples are what stands out most to me. The is also very sweet and malty. There's also some yeast flavors present and the fruit also stands forward amongst everything else.

The mouthfeel seems thick and creamy, yet with a decent amount of carbonation. This goes down easily, with some great flavors that make it very enjoyable to drink. Overall, a great brew, and something I'll definitely be picking up again.

zimm421, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of DCon
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed "Ale on Lees" from the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO. Bought for $6, poured from a 12oz bottle into a Snifter, and reviewed this ale I've had many times from a 750 mL.
On the back there is an Enjoy By Date of: 11-17-13.

Appearance- Golden orange color, very cloudy (can't see fingers on other side of glass), 2 Fingers of HUGE bubbled head that dissipated quickly. Lacing was very thin and rings formed around head as well. Nice appearance!

Smell- Tons of banana and alcohol. There might also be a hint of clove or spice as well somewhere here.

Taste- Quick taste of heavy yeast and then bananas for sure. There is a bitterness that is also present which has a lemon type of contribution. Almost tastes like a Banana Ale.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, pricks the tongue with carbonation, but yet smooth! Goes down like candy.

Overall- First time writing an OVERALL (section of reviewing) a beer. I would say this bottle really sells by the appearance and then being one of the easiest beers to drink, this only makes you want another one! I will be buying by the 12oz instead of the bombers so I will know how many I've had in a night! Great!

DCon, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of kjyost
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked & caged bottle date stamped L03131W14Q poured into a Duvel snifter around 10-12 C. I have had this before, but never reviewed it, so here goes...

A: I am expecting a world class beer here and I get a slightly cloudy (perhaps this is my fault - I knocked the bottle off a three foot ledge earlier in the day). Regardless it is a straw yellow with hints of orange hue along with a fizzy white head that you hear buzzing away and disappearing post-haste leaving nary a dab of lacing. Very disappointing start.

S: Initial the beer is overwhelmed by a yeasty french bread sort of aroma. Fruty esters come through slowly delivering an enjoyable nose. Alcohol and a faint musky earth finish. Enjoyable, though a touch more muted at times than I would like

T: Belgian funk, best described by myself as the rind of a brie really plays well on the palate, though not too dominant as to overpower the rest of the body of the beer. Slight hints of bread and a light sweet finish on the beer keep the beer balanced. Nominal bitterness that grows over time in the finish helps cut the sweetness, though it is the sweetness that lingers. The sweet finish is strongly reminiscent of apple juice...

M: Slightly prickly, well balanced, could have been drier for the style.

O: A very enjoyable beer. Not as sensational as I recall it being, but having enough definitive character to keep me interested. I love belgian beers, and while I really enjoyed it, I feel like I have had better triples...

kjyost, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of Aircow86
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled into a glass that sort of resembles a chalice. (Where the hell do you find a chalice anyway?)
My first Tripel so I am very excited.

Appearance: Large fluffy head springs up from initial pour, disappears quickly. A very carbonated looking beer, like champagne with all the bubbles.

Smell: A smorgasboard of fruit flavors, massive esters, a very strong aroma.

Taste: Small hop flavor up front, very fruity - apples, pears. Light but complex.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, nice and airy.

Overall: Certainly an interesting beer/style. Not my favorite style, but still very good. Great looking bottle btw.

Aircow86, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Small white one finger head that disappears quickly. Cloudy, opaque dark yellow body

Smell - Hefe-like. Slight maltiness, hidden citrus.

Taste - Traces of orange. Slightly sweet front end that quickly gets eaten up by the bitter lime peel finish, which carries a bit into the aftertaste. Alcohol isn't as hidden as in other Tripels I've had.

Mouthfeel - Sharp. Full and frothy.

Overall Drinkability - Very enjoyable beer. It's a tripel with an alcoholic bite that well represents the ABV.

ZenAgnostic, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of DarthRadb
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color, Hazy and Creamy looking. Not much head and what does form from the pour disappears quickly, leaves a nice lace of head on the outer edge and lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell - Fruity with a mild Hop background. Green Apple mixed with Bananas.

Taste - Light and refreshing at first, then a big fruit taste, followed up with a mild hop finish. Slight Warming from the 9% ABV, but not offensively strong, just enough of a warming to let you know this is a Triple.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and Delicious, very smooth with a very nice fruity aftertaste.

Drinkabilitly - Very Drinkable, I found myself sipping this beer and savoring it, instead of wanting to gulp it down. A really great Beer.

DarthRadb, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of Scribbles
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Foil wrapped bottle poured into a tall glass. Decent smooth lasting head, and cloudy yellow appearence, just a bit darker than a pils.

Smell:Sweet smell that develops as it starts to warm, reminds me of unripe peaches.

Taste: Lots of flavour here, hops are upfront with a crisp green apple-like bite, but this comes with a matching sweetness keeping this beer well balenced. I like flavour in my beer but this beer maybe have a bit more than most standard beers people may be used to.

Mouthfeel: is smooth easy to drink but really a sipping beer for most people. A bit of alcohol warming, but not at all overwhelming definately considering the content.

Overall this is an excelent beer, and my second favourite from unibroue.

Scribbles, Mar 27, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,610 ratings.