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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,652 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,652
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 313
Gots: 676 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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armock

New York

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

A - Poured a hazy golden color with a big white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of yeast fruit and some spice

T - All the flavors come together nicely in your mouth fruity yeasty spice all very nice

M - This beer has a full body with high carbonation to it

D - This is one of those beer that I could drink way too fast its very easy to drink with a very good taste worth trying

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 15:16:47 | More by armock
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RodBurg

Missouri

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

nother tripel from my trip to Lucky 13 in San Fran, this time in a bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a thick two finger head and great lacing.

Smells of yeast, green apples, clove, and pear hit my nostrils. This is gonna be good.

On the palate its heavy green apple and pears along with yeast and spice. Spec-frickin-tacular. Finish is a nice combo of sweet malt and tart fruit with a good sting from the carbonation.

This is probably one of my favorite beers of all time. Without a doubt the best triple I've tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 21:56:34 | More by RodBurg
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I absolutley love this bier and was very suprised to find that I had never posted a review. Pours out a murky, golden, light amber color. poured into a Duvel tulip, produces a gorgeous three finger head.
A glassfull of apricots, oranges, peaches, backed by a yeasty-clove like spicyness. Light crisp tones of wheats and hay add to the complexity. A slight alochol note is detected, becomes more apparent as beer warms.
Flavors are a phenominal explosion of sweet fruits, spicy yeasts, thick, slighly sweet, with a nice long lingering alcohol finish. Orange,grapefruit, pears, apricots, with a great balance of alcoholic spiciness. Finishes a little sweet, but really good nonetheless.
This bier, as with every Unibroue brew is immensely flavorful, and exceptionaly balanced.
It is called a Tripel on BA, but I would call this one a BSPA.This is a world-class BSPA that is fairly easily accessable. Drink this one if you are just getting into Tripels, then drink De Dolle Du Teve when you are ready.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 23:26:58 | More by czfreeman
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mwa423

Ohio

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

Poured out of a bottle created a head so big I only got 3/4 of the bottle. The head died down to a solid finger that stayed throughout the rest of the glass. The color is a very attractive cloudy dark maize.

Very complex and smooth aroma, with an alcoholic warmth to finish.

Taste is fantastic. Very complex fruity flavor up front with clove and spice on the back end and I can't taste the alcohol, which is quite impressive for its 9% abv.

Mouthfeel is also fantastic, it is very thick, rich, and dare say creamy. It goes down exceptionally smoothly and leaves your mouth watering for the next sip.

Overall drinkability is also fantastic. With the ratings so high for everything else, how could drinkability be any less?

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 00:54:14 | More by mwa423
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ewright

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's the end of the world as we know it... I just had to review the beer in my (current) avatar for my 100th review. Tripel isn't one of my favorite styles, but I absolutely love LFDM. I'll try to be objective here.

A: A painfully slow pour from a foil-wrapped 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip yields 3+ fingers of frothy head that crests the lip, but does not overflow. After a minute or two, the head has receded to a ring leaving fat chunks of sticky lace on the glass. A hazy golden glow eminates from the glass, begging me to drink.

S: Notes of peach and apricot are most obvious up front. Lurking in the background is possibly a bit of honey and a mild spiciness.

T: Fruity flavors are most obvious up front, with notes of golden raisins and a bit of banana from the Belgian yeast. There's also some mild toast flavors. The finish shows just a hint of hop bite with a nutty aftertaste.

M: Rich and full bodied. The only knock is that a bit more effervescence would be appreciated. Maybe I should have been even MORE careful on the pour!

D: Like I said up front, this is one of my favorites! I could sip this one all night, but it is definitely a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 00:24:34 | More by ewright
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tacubaya

Mexico

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a fridge full of this beer... my favorite so far. Tastes so good... lots of hops, citrus, yiest, amazing! High alcohol content sure hits you after a couple of Fin Du Monde's and when you serve it properly it retains a beautiful 1 inch head the whole time.

Recommended...hell... if you see it buy a case or two.

If you like this beer also try Unibroue's Don de Dieu

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 23:54:03 | More by tacubaya
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EchtBier

Virginia

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

12 oz bottle in tulip glass

A - Cloudy, golden yellow. Thick creamy head with good retention.

S - Lovely yeast, citrus and spice.

T - Very well balanced with sweets, some fruit, alcohol. Nicely complex at the same time.

M - Smooth, warming alcohol.

D - Excellent! Ranks up there with some of the best Belgiums.

Drink by date is 04-03-11

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 21:20:05 | More by EchtBier
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changeup45

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this beer almost 4 years ago and didn't like it. I felt the need to re-visit it, especially since I have now sampled many more beers including Tripels. Pours a somewhat cloudy, thick, blonde color. Nice sized head that does fizzle down a bit. Strong aroma consisting of citrus bananas, cloves, vanilla and an overall strong alcohol presence. There's a lot there. The mouthfeel is pretty full although something seems a bit off with a tangy, somewhat sour, very yeasty, citrus (oranges and bananas) flavor. There is an alcohol rush in there so you know it's 9%. I've had other Tripels recently that are better, Karmeliet and Chimay Cinq Cents come to mind, but this is a better beer than I original though. 4 years ago I had said -- La Fin Du Monde does mean "End of the World" which is what's going to have to happen for me to ever try this crap again! Haha, Ok, so I lied. Just nearly 4 years.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 20:46:58 | More by changeup45
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prosper

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy appearance. Moderate carbonation, and head. Head retention is unremarkable, leaving a bit of lace.

Smells great. Yeasty, malty, fruity - especially mango and citrus. Subdued hops.

Tastes of fruit wine. Slight maltiness, little hops. Has a definite solvent/phenolic alcohol flavour, lots of esters and a noticeable bready-yeastiness. Noticeable fusels as well. Finishes with a faint spice - cloves, maybe, with a little citrus, banana and some malt. Very little hops there in the background.

Solid, thick mouthfeel. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability is limited due to the high alcohol content. This is more a sipping beer than anything else. Everything about this beer is big, and I can't see having more than one or two in a single sitting.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 04:56:26 | More by prosper
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aerozeppl

New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually one of the first craft beer I ever had.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half finger of white head. Good head retention. Spotty lacing.

S: Very yeasty and bready. Sweetness behind it all. Hints of fruit throughout.

T: Has that nice tripel sweetness up front. Very crisp though. The fruit begins to come in after a while. Very bready and malty throughout. Sort of weird for the style but it works.

M: Very crisp. Dry finish. Very nice.

D: I cut my teeth on this so it does hold a special place in my heart. Now that I am grizzled I enjoy it more. I remember it tasting rough at time but now it is smooth thanks to me killing my palate.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 22:58:18 | More by aerozeppl
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mtbbaboon

Connecticut

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

Man, this is some good beer. I picked up a four pack that 'expires' two years from now. It pours a very cloudy and dark blonde with a moderate head that disappears rather quickly. It left some lacing that looks nice on the glass. Smells and tastes fruity sweet with mild spice. It feels light in the mouth and a little bubbly. It goes down dangerously smooth and the flavor lingers for quite some time. I can't imagine myself enjoying a beer much more than I enjoyed this one. I had planned on drinking one but it was so damn good that I drank three, then fell into a wonderful comatose sleep. I will be buying more of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 11:40:53 | More by mtbbaboon
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ectomorph

Tennessee

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle best by 11-15-10

A - Pours a cloudy lemon color with nice white head that does fade but sheets the glass nicely...

S - Smells like sweet raisins and possibly figs with a alcohol warmth on the back.

T - Wow, like smooth bubble gum fruit flavors balanced with ABV bite and a little bread. Very clean and makes my mouth water wanting more.

M - Very nice body and carbonation tickle. Outstanding.

D - Yesterday Maudite, today this, I live like a KING!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 00:27:53 | More by ectomorph
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

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

The beer is poured with a bronze colour and a decent inch head that seems to be filled with a lot of carbonation. The retention isn't very good, but that's alright for a triple. The nose on the beer is beautiful, it is fruity and loaded with complexity and spices. The most prevalent fruit is a citrus flavour. The beer tastes of citrus with some spices; what makes this beer the best is the sweet citrus flavour. The citrus flavour is mixed with some other flavours I can't pick up on. The mouthfeel is carbonated and creamy. This beer is drinkable as hell.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 01:55:27 | More by swizzlenuts
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Yimosan

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy and orangy with a yellowish thick head. The head faded fairly quick, but left nice rings around my tulip glass.

On the nose I get a sweet citrus aroma, almost tangerine-like, as well as spicy undertones, the kinds of spices you'd taste during the holiday season.

The flavor is definitely citrusy and Champagne like with an aftertaste of bread pudding with a bit of cloves.

The alcohol is there and you feel it, but it is not unpleasant; I would say it is beautifully disguised.

This ranks up there with some of my favorite trippel style beers.

Note: I have had it on tap and bottle and I prefer tap by a long shot (personal preference).

Drink up!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 22:37:55 | More by Yimosan
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treyrab

California

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

Poured from the bottle into a chalice.

A: Hazy light gold with a huge frothy head. This is the epitome of a great looking beer in my opinion!

S: Tons of Belgian yeast, light fruits (bananas), and tons of malt in this one.

T: Extremely clean and refreshing is what makes this 9% monster so great. The alcohol is hidden so well one cannot even notice it! The flavors blend together so well and the Belgian yeast is not overwhelming.

M,D: The active carbonation leaves the mouthfeel superb, and the hiding of the alcohol makes this very, very drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 16:43:16 | More by treyrab
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SeanRedd

New Jersey

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

Ahhh...Champagne memories. Flan, sweet custard, blended lychee on a cripsy bed. Subtle sweetness and remarkably thirst quenching...all the while inebriating with a 9%; you will never know it is there. A river of tang that flourishes in all aspects of its character.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 03:50:56 | More by SeanRedd
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marksto

Florida

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

Pours hazy yellow with medium bright white head. As the head falls it leaves a significant rim of foam around the edge. Aroma displays big fruit and spice with a little mustiness in the background. Apples and cloves dominate. Flavor offers a bright, fruity character balanced nicely with a sharp spiciness. Mouthfeel is very spritzy and effervescent, with a medium-light body. The 9% alcohol is well hidden behind all that flavor.

Overall, an excellent Tripel, and one that I think holds up nicely against even the finest examples from Belgium. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 02:37:59 | More by marksto
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btuthill

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours light amber from a 12 oz bottle. Head is big, bubbly, active, but fades quickly. Smell is delicious - lightly effervescent, spicy, bready, warm, maybe citrusy, definitely enjoyable. The taste is great, like, to the point that it makes some pretty phenomenal beers look pedestrian. It is as smooth as the finest stouts. Taste is clean at first, turning to a bubbly, spicy bread as it crosses the tongue, and finishing smooth. It clings heavily to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue without ever even bordering on 'heavy'. The flavor stays with you long after the beer goes down, and it is appreciated by this lucky drinker.

This beer is absolutely world-class and I could either drink one every night or a series of them in one night. Thanks to the local beer store (Wine and Cheese in Clayton) for marking these down last week, or I would have waited even longer before trying it.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 01:19:02 | More by btuthill
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corey0212

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, white head fades out quickly, leaves minimal lacing on the glass, and an astronomical amount of particles floating in the beer. Smell is juicy pears, some spicy clove, yeast, apples. Much more apple in the taste, spicy peppery notes, more sweet pear. Tart, drying, borderline puckering at times, but really refreshing. I have officially fallen in love with this style, and with this beer in particular. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 01:50:13 | More by corey0212
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

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

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle:

Th beer poured a great hazy orange color with a light white head that dissipated farly quickly. The aroma was light but with the belgian accents you would expect, sweet, slightly malty, some spices and I swore that I smelled peppermint. The taste was excellent, the citrus and spices dominate the flavor and the alcohol is slightly noticeable. The beer had good carbonation and was light but smooth and very drinkable. I will definately be going back to the store for more of these. Overall, an excellent beer, highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 11:49:49 | More by PhillyStyle
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kinger

Ohio

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

Was able to pick up a four pack instead of the bombers which are typically offered. Sampled this on a few separate nights and had a couple tonight before, during, and after dinner. I'm a fan of Unibroue's darker Belgian Styles but this is an excellent Tripel and quite possibly my new favorite of their brews. Strong malty aroma with a nice earthiness and spicy accents. Great pour, orange-yellow dark in the middle and lighter around the edges with a monster of a head. This beer couldn't be smoother and a pleasant finish with a slight alcohol burn is perfect for me. Hearty flavor huge malt presence with some spicy goodness. Slight citrus tops off a marvelous brew. Overall this is near the top on my list.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 18:38:46 | More by kinger
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midaszero

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy light gold color with 1 finger of white head

S - Fruity and yeasty (Belgian) with a little bit of spice

T - Citrus with malts and light fruit. Alcohol is noticeable

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

D - Pretty enjoyable and I know a lot of people love it but I personally think there are better examples of the style

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 01:18:37 | More by midaszero
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Goliath

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a one inch bright white fluffy, foamy head. Poor retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is nice. Some good citrus and spice dominates. A bit of yeast as well.

Taste is good. Citrus and spice dominate again with a bit of yeast in there too. Seems like a wit with high ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. Flavor is fine making for easy drinking, but alcohol is pushing the high end restricting it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 17:38:55 | More by Goliath
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Zadok

Kansas

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an almost orange juice orange with a very thin bubbly head and virtually no lacing to speak of.

Wow, almost had an OJ smell right at first. Spices are obviously apparent such as clove and banana. Also smell a scent of alcohol in the background.

First taste of cloves and other spices with a warming alcohol presence, nothing overpowering but nicely blended with all other aspects and flavors.

Mouthfeel is of a light champagne, definitely a decent amount of carbonation. Finish is mildly dry yet very fluffy on the palate. Consistency is almost of a Mimosa.

Without question a very delicious quality brew and very deserving of all the accolades. ABV makes for having only a couple in a setting but I would be willing to test the limits on that.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 15:15:15 | More by Zadok
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chefdejour

Pennsylvania

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

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle - hazy dark golden with crisp, thick off white head - dissipated quickly without lacing.

S - Spicy cloves and esters with a faint hint of alcohol. Bananas and sweet fruit - strawberries? Biscuit / bread aromas mingling throughout.

T - sweet, light yet deep malt flavors with the same spicy / clove flavors mixing throughout. Sweet fruit (strawberries again) fading as beer warms.

M - crispy and medium to full bodied - smooth and somewhat viscous

D - VERY easy to drink - the alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced and an excellent representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 13:20:23 | More by chefdejour
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,652 ratings.