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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,199
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 907 | FT: 17
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 Augustiner719
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip glass

Appearance: Huge 3 finger pillowy looking head with excellent lacing. Bright vibrant yellowish orange hue with modest cloudiness. Very good looking.

Smells: Smells like apple juice, lemons and oranges mixed with bready yeast and corriander. Nice earthness and a good strong yeast aroma that is sweet.

Taste: Tastes amazingly clean and refreshing. Apple and pear notes with some spiciness and well rounded yeasty components. Clean crisp and hides the 9% abv like none other. Truely a perfect beer.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is spot on. Kept the head for the whole session. Light weight for its abv, yet it was extrememly balanced. Would have liked it a bit more viscous. After taste lasted a moderate amount of time.

Drinkability: Despite the high abv i could drink this all the time. perfect for all year round. Warms well too.

Augustiner719, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of irishking1977
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a mixed sixer. Seems like La Fin Du Monde is the "brother" of Don De Dieu. They seem somewhat similar, yet slightly different.

A: Poured a rustic, cloudy gold with a decent head. I recall that normally La Fin has a large, white robust crown. Perhaps my pour was faulty.

S: The scent of ripe fruit and yeast hit my nose along with slight alcohol. For a tripel, at 9%, it's tough to detect that this one is a relatively big beer.

T: An amazing array of fruit and candy sugar with a slight malt background. The finish is extremely clean and crisp. Quite refreshing.

M: La Fin has a creamy and well carbonated mouthfeel. It is perfectly balanced, providing an excellent canvas to let the flavors shine.

D: Like any beer with complex flavors, more than a few of these would be difficult to finish. Not to mention the ABV. That being said, this is still an incredibly drinkable Tripel, and worthy to be in the same style as Westmalle and Tripel Karmeliet.

irishking1977, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of climax
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Upon popping the cork and pouring into my chalice: It poured a very murky pale golden yellow. Head was more than acceptable, but it was the the bright white film that sat atop the beer that turned me on. Very silky, the swirl marks in the center, after I agitated the beer a bit, was a nice touch.

Nose was immediately pear and coriander. Spices, citrus, and plum came behind and sat in the background. The malt started to shine through very nicely as it warmed with graham cracker notes. There wasn't too much alcohol in the aroma....

....aaah there it is. The warmth is evident in the flesh. Taste was sweet, graham cracker, dark sugars, pear, and coriander. Finish was sweet and clean.

Mouthfeel was incredibly crisp with a nice bubbly bite from the carbonation , almost champagne-like. It coated the mouth with a silky, foamy goodness. Finish was a just dry and chalky enough to keep me sippin'. Great beer, my first from Unibroue... I'll be back.

climax, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of jcm8756
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down one of the best beers I've ever had. The only brew that I have had that comes close to this is Chimay White, which still doesn't stack up. The brew pours a beautiful cloudy orange color with a very large and stable white head. The smell is typical for this type of brew with a slightly strong alcohol smell coming through. The taste and mouthfeel are at the top of the charts for any beer let alone one with 9%. Its sweet, very malty, and has a slight hop presence at the end. Finally, the drinkability is just incredible for any brew let alone one with 9%. I would highly reccommend this to anyone who wants a delicious brew to sip on and enjoy; maybe even have two.

jcm8756, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of yuriruley
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pale yellowish color. Nice big white head that hangs on, love this about belgian styles.

Smell - All I am getting is spices and a little bread flavor, and I don't know the spices well enough to distinguish them.

Taste - spices right off the top, maybe some citrus, a sweet flavor, and a little bread flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nice and crisp, good carbonation.

Drink - Destroyed the tall bottle in a matter of minutes, way too easy to drink.

Overall a great beer. Instantly I was reminded of Mothership wit from New Belgium. I don't like that beer, but I know what they were trying to do now. Would buy this again for sure.

yuriruley, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of Duttonic
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy copper color. Half-finger of head that quickly fades. Little to no lacing. Lots of carbonation bubble dancing around.

S- Wonderful. Floral, citrus(especially orange), spice.

T & M- Orange citrus, light yet creamy, wonderful finish.

D- Dangerously drinkable, I could make this a session beer it goes down so easy.

I think this is a great beer all-around. If you see it, try it.

Duttonic, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of drowland
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A simply fantastic beer... have had it many times and it is absolutely one of my favorite beers. I would easily place it in my top 10. Pours with a fantastic off-white head. The aroma is sweet esters mixed with wonderful complex Belgian yeast. The flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of yeast characteristics. Love this stuff!

drowland, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of Seanstoppable
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring into a chalice resulted in a hazzy yellow/gold character, with a finger of white, short lived head.

Slightly bready aroma with a hint of spices. A trace of alcohol is also detectable from the smell.

Very bold flavor. Some yeasty flavors, some flowery flavors, a minor sweetness and a hint of spice, backed up by a hint of alcohol. Alcohol has a nice warming characteristic when swallowed. A little bit extra carbonation seems to be present for me.

Thoroughly enjoyable, though probably more in moderation than in a session. Half way through a single 341ml bottle I had already begun to feel an alcohol buzz. Something for those miserable fall/winter days perhaps?

Seanstoppable, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of jgasparine
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- An aggressive pour yielded a 1/2" creamy off-white head, which was well-retained and produced some wonderful lacing throughout the drink. The body was a hazy golden yellow color, and contained a few chunks of sediment from the bottle... there was some evidence of carbonation observed from the sides of the glass, and some particularly agressive bubble trains originating from the little pieces of sediment in the glass.

S- Big aromas of Belgian yeast and fresh baked bread combine with faint traces of candy sugar and fresh ground pepper in the nose.

T- Once in the mouth, the Belgian yeast and fresh-baked grain flavors dominate the palate. Some restained strawlike notes begin to emerge before being overtaken by some peppery booziness in the finish.

M- A beautifully big creamy body, packed with unattenuated sugar and complimented by a velvet blanket of soft carbonation. Just decadent.

D- Exceptionally delicious and drinkable. None of the characteristics ever seem to become overpowering. I shall enjoy this entire bomber on my own, and would be tempted to open another!

jgasparine, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of dstc
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold color with a huge, foamy white head that falls very slow. Big sticky lace.

Nice fruit and spice in the nose. Citrus aroma with alcohol present.

Full flavored and bold. Simply awesome. Nice citrus flavors and a wonderful sweetness. Nice alcohol finish.

Medium bodied to rather full in the mouth with a nice bite.

This stuff is awesome, I simply love it.

dstc, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of josefnewsong
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Possibly my favorite beer.

A - Light gold, slightly cloudy with beautiful head.

S - Very yeasty, slightly fruity, and a meadow of flowers...complex and intriguing

T - Amazing. Very yeasty with light fruit flavors and very slight alcohol (especially for 9%)

M - Light and carbonated but sooo creamy with the head. Perfect.

D - DAAAANGEROUSLY drinkable.

If you want a beer that your girlfriend will enjoy almost as much as you do, buy this beer. Then buy it again, and again. It's that good. I like to drink it from a fluted champagne glass for amazing head retention.

EDIT: I just ordered this at the Tap again, thinking maybe I shouldn't have given it all fives...until I drank it. I just can't find a flaw in this beer. Blows my mind every time.

josefnewsong, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of crhensel
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle poured into Trappist glass) Poured a beautiful golden color with small creamy head that faded fast. Aroma provided a good deal of sweet notes, most notable a strong fruit and flowery hint. Full bodied, the drink was very smooth with a very average carbonation -- there was just enough here! Overall the flavor did not disappoint in the sweet department, but it was not overly sweet. A great compliment to the hearty stew I had it with! This is one to go back to over and over again!

crhensel, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Methodd
3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottled poured (a few times) into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Lots of white fizzy head that hangs around for the entire experience.

Smell: Right up front and in your face is yeast. Upon closer inspection citrus and honey come through giving way to spice, malts, floral hops, apple cider and pear.

Taste: Yeasty citrus, honey and sour grapes (which I did not detect in the aromas). This beer actually reminds me of a dry white wine.

Mouthfeel: I bit over carbonated and a bit too yeasty. The complexity of the aroma surpasses the simplicity of the taste. Medium bodied and quite tart. The after taste becomes a bit nasty after a minute or two (which I suspect is due largely to the yeast). This nasty after taste made me want to take another drink which must be the reason I finished off the 750mL bottle in about 20 minutes.

Drinkability: I tend to think of this as something that should be drank in the summer. It’s crisp and refreshing, but the yeast is at the forefront of this brew and in the end is just a bit too much. As mentioned, I’m reminded of a dry white wine which for me feels like over-fermentation which has lead to a boozy feeling. After 750mL of La Fin Du Monde I think I might have to drink some Monistat.

Methodd, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of WJVII
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another one from my wife, great pic babe!
Poured into a pint glass this brew is a pale wheat color with a clean, crisp, white head that dissipated quickly and didn't leave any lacing to speak of even with the high alcohol content. The nose is of thick floral beds, lots of clove, and sweet honey. The taste is heavy clove and warm alcohol coats your throat. There is a slight kick, but a good balance and if sipped rather than drank, it leaves a tingling sensation in your throat. This has a thin body, but moderate carbonation. This is a tasty drink, I say drink as some of these triples are more like drink rather than beer. Very fine choice!

WJVII, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of golazo
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review....ever, here or anywhere. Here goes:

Appearance - Golden and a bit hazy.

Smell - Crisp, honeyed/peachy/apple-y (that's all I got, yet to really master smell detection).

Taste - A bit of sour on the finish, a good sour.

Mouth feel - Breadlike, yeasty, crisp. Refreshing, medium weight.

Drinkability - Excellent. Have been drinking the finer brews for a few years now, and this is one of my fave. Also, Belgian Tripels are soon becoming my favorite styles.

Cheers y Salud!

golazo, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of techtatu
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a white head, about a finger's width. The lacing on the glass was pretty decent, and it had a very strong citrus smell, along the lines of lemons and grapefruit. The taste reflected the pungent aroma with a hint of spice. This beer reminded me of Paulaner Salvator, almost like a Salvator "Light" with a citrus wedge. You could not feel the alcohol go down, however you can feel it warm you up afterwards.

Definitely a beer that I would love to get my hands on again, and something I would encourage everybody to try at least once.

techtatu, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of cbarrett4
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 330ml into beer snifter (tulip)

Poured with nice head settling to a fine lace. Hazy golden hue with some sediment in the bottom of the glass (some lees and what looks like adjunct) showing the lack of filtration (a good thing). Stunning aromas of nectarine, pear, white flowers, white pepper, and sour yeast (yum!). Exceptionally rich flavor, massive body and concentration. The finish is luxurious but mellow at the same time. Very drinkable, but watch the 9% alcohol, it will creep up on you! This is definitely in my top 10 beers!

Also note: I have had this beer on tap at several bars and I have to say stick to bottle. This beer has a tendency to build up deposit in the lines and also sells slower than most taps so I have never had a completely 'sound' pour on draft.

cbarrett4, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of coldwarkid
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(reviewed from notes on Halloween)
Appearance: 750mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazed, solid golden yellow with orange highlights. 1 inch head slowly fizzes to a ring around the glass. not too much in terms of lace.

Smell: Really unique and interesting aroma: bubblegum, delicate noble hop floral bouquet, bittersweet orange, lime, lemon, and peppery spiciness.

Taste: Nose transfers directly to the taste: very nice subtle hop bitterness with mellow orange and lime tastes woven in, sprinkled with pepper and bubblegum yeastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied - creamy and smooth due to a very lifting but not over the top amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: I really don't know how these Belgian style ales hide their alcohol so well. Its almost unbelievable that this is 9% abv, because it drinks like 4% or 5%. This beer is balanced yet flavourful, and goes down smooth.

coldwarkid, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of donniecuffs
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice golden carbonated yellow into a snifter, with two fingers of bright white head, that laced very well. The smell was off the charts; cloves, allspice, coriander, banana, tart apple, pear, lime, bubble gum...and I know that I'm missing a few. Couldn't wait to start sipping, and when I did, what overwhelmed me was not all of the aforementioned flavors (and then some), but the BALANCE between all of those flavors. Furthermore, the alcohol content was not as evident as expected in the finish. The feel was nicely carbonated and medium, and when I was done with the bomber...which didn't take very long...I wish I had purchased several.

donniecuffs, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of rapidsequence
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Hazy golden with a very foamy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet fruity and spicy with strong yeasty smell. Pears, peaches, maybe some banana and clove.

Taste: Flavor is even more yeasty than the smell (this is good). Its sweet and fruity as well as almosty peppery in its spiciness. Alcohol is not at all undetectable. Long tasty yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Incredible. Very well carbonated and very tingly. The persistent head is deliciously creamy.

Drinkability: Very easy drinking. I love it.

rapidsequence, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of HopBacchus
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with a foiled top with a best before date on the back label

Pours a yellow cgold with a foamy white head which takes a long time to disappear sticky lace rings the inside of the glass

Cloves and some sort of sweet tropical fruit, nectarines? not sure, there are pleasant citrus notes throughout, Alcohol is certainly here can't wait to start sipping

The first of many complex flavors i encounter are exotic spices right behind that is warming alcohol. Grainy malt blends with all sorts of fruity flavors throughout the entire experience.

fairly highly carbonated with a nice creamy body

Find du monde is an interesting compromise between a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and a true Tripel its as if you mixed duvel and westmalle very tasty!

HopBacchus, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of MeisterBurger
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The most striking thing about this beer while pouring it is the whopping amount of carbonation. It's fizz city here. But it dies down leaving a very typically tripel appearance--mildly hazy golden honey color topped by a bone white head. It retains a creamy, velvety head nicely although there isn't exactly heaps of lacing.

The nose lets you know in no uncertain terms that this is brewed in the Belgian style. It's musty saddle leather yeast, a bit medicinal, with hints of pears and sweet perfume and spice.

The taste follows with a mild fruity sugary sweetness that quickly meets a creamy saddle leather and earthy notes and spice (nutmeg or cinnamon--one of those two) in the finish and a warming alcohol that slowly builds with every sip. A tad too sweet perhaps.

It's full bodied, creamy, powdery and satisfying. Almost a little heavy. Despite that initial burst of carbonation, there isn't a ton to be found here, and I almost wish there was a bit of spritziness and carbonation in the mouthfeel to lighten things up and take the edge off, creeping up as it is on the precipice of cloying.

Extremely drinkable and moreish, which is a dangerous quality in a beer of this ABV.

MeisterBurger, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of bobsy
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Sunday night we did a blind tasting of four tripels at Shawn's place. Facing off against each other were Allagash Tripel and Urthel Hibernus Quentum, and La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeleit. Allagash won its battle and Tripel Karmeleit took the prize in its contest. It would be difficult for me to pick an overall winner, as they seemed to be at opposite ends of the style spectrum, and showed that there is variation within the tripel category.

In general, I noticed some consistency between samples when it came to appearance and mouthfeel. On pouring all the samples displayed a brilliant light gold, with a tight white head that produced some spots and streaks of lace. Some of the samples were cloudier than others, but I'd put this down to disturbed sediment (I'd just brought a couple and they may have been a bit shaken up). Only in taste and aroma did they seem to differ - falling into either a dry graininess, or a sweeter honey-like profile. The bodies were invariably medium-light with a high, pillowy carbonation.

I've had the Unibroue countless times, but this was the first time I've ever had the opportunity to put it up against other examples of the style. As a Canadian, I'm glad to say it held up well, and only lost my vote in its contest because the Karmeleit had slightly more complexity. The general consensus was also that the sweetness actually worked against it. On the nose, there's a wonderfully fruity and spicy aroma (which I now recognise as the house yeast strain). The initial flavour hit comes from cloves and cinnamon, but then transitions to sweet phenolic malts, that strongly emphasise apple and pear. I wish it had a slightly crisper finish, which I think would be more to style, but it's pleasant nonetheless.

bobsy, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of mcann2pu
3.23/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours into my left hand brewing glass a hazy/cloudy golden color,

Smell: cloves and yeast,

Taste: mostly cloves with maybe some bitter citrus,

Mouthfeel: not bad I like the feel provided by the carbonation in this one,

Drinkability: ok, I think the clove taste is a bit overpowering drowning out any other flavors that this one might have had so it looses drinkability there,

mcann2pu, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of madtrixter787
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Single bottle

Appearance: Pours a very nice light hazy orange with a decent head that gives way to a lace around the rim from the rising bubbles.

Smell: The spice/clove flavor comes through strong that leaves some fruity and a hint of the alcohol that lies underneath the well blended flavors.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the clove and orange peel are the first through, but the alcohol leaves a nice warm finish as it goes down. Not too much, but you know it's there. Very nice combination of flavors that work well together.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the carbonated side, which is to be expected, but does not detract from the beer.

Drinkability: Good to enjoy over a period of time. Do not rush through this beer, it has a lot to offer that would be missed due to a hurried drinking.

madtrixter787, Nov 05, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,199 ratings.