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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,058 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,058
Reviews: 2,725
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 340
Gots: 854 | 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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DraperyFalls

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

The color on this beer is fantastic, but I'm a little turned off by the humongous head on it. While you're waiting for that to settle, you can pretty much smell this beer from across the room, as the spicy and citrusy aroma is very strong. The taste is, as you would expect from the smell, spicy and citrusy, but also much stronger than you would first expect. The complex tastes add to the feel of this brew, yet it lost points on drinkability because of my tendency to take small sips and savor each one.

06-09-2009 12:22:43 | More by DraperyFalls
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drcarver

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

A - Chunks float slowly down to the bottom of the orange body. 1 finger white head floats to top and fades leaving no lace

S - Spice, citrus, and yeast

T - Fruity, spice. Alcohol is not very prevelant

M - Smooth, crisp, and clean

D - Sipping beer the whole way, but very nice.

06-09-2009 00:14:15 | More by drcarver
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a nice thick one-finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. No lacing. Great cloudy straw yellow. You can't see through this at all but there are no chunks of sediment to be found. The head sucks but the colour is good.

Big, sweet smell. Roasted malt, caramel, grapefruit, lemon/lime, cotton candy. Really, really nice smell.

The smell is better than the taste but it still tastes great. Not as sweet as the smell would suggest. Wheat, spices, yeast, citrus rind, some hops in the background. Lots of other flavours I can't figure out; it's a complex beer. Dry aftertaste. This could be a 5% beer for how smooth it is; the 9% is really not noticeable at all.

Medium-light bodied. As a triple, maybe it could be a little creamier. Moderately carbonated.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. Great flavour, not too sweet for a triple and smooth as hell. I could drink this all night if I woudn't pass out way too early on.

06-08-2009 23:05:46 | More by eat
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tj4288

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

poured from 750ml bottle into clear pilsner glass

a- holy shit!! the cork popped very loud! and flew out like a bullet!! beer is bright golden yellow, with tons of carbonation, very alive. some sediment floating around within the carbonation. huge bubbly white head recedes slowly to just less than one finger of dense white foam. minimal lacing. very inviting, good looking beer.

s- definately getting the alcochol in the nose, smell interpreted as ripe banana, some citrus, maybe even sour white grape

t- first off i must say this beer is very sweet. taste slightly citrus, taste almost like a champagne. tiny bitter zip at the finish, alcohol comes threw on the tongue also. very well balanced and complex. interesting taste keeps you sipping for more hidden notes.

m- very high carbonation, med light body. the high alcohol content plus the high carbonation is a great mouthfeel. silky, and smooth.

d- definately worth the money, i think i paid about $6.99 for this bottle but it tastes very expensive and well balanced. i will probably buy this again to share with a freind. this is a special occasion beer, although it goes down very easy and smooth i would not drink it every day. decent buzz after finishing bottle. everything about this beer reminds me of delerium tremons, of you liked delerium you will like this one.

06-08-2009 03:10:58 | More by tj4288
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rtepiak

Poland

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%

a very widely ranged strong belgian. nose is sweet cane with a wheat malt, banana kicker. the palate seems to roll over very exactly that. a good 'triple' but not as good a some belgians. has a very mild bitter hop finish and a culmination of fruit that are all quite muted with the banana cream pie icing sort of sweet that seems to headline the beer. i could never have more than one of these because of that profile. this would be the flavor of an older beer in my opinion though...

had it again with a much fresher bottle. outstanding. with a nice citrus candy zing that clears the palate and makes you come back for more. palate of rosewater, lemon, mandarin orange candy... but all quite subtle and well balanced.

IMPORTANT: i would say a great beer the fresher it is. sugar makes it do weird things if it sits for a bit too long. starts tasting like an old oversweet bpa.

06-07-2009 08:24:43 | More by rtepiak
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goatgoat

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

Best before 10/11. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Pours a crystal clear light sunshine yellow. A finger's worth of fizzy white head falls quickly. No lace. A little disapointing, but a torrential stream of bubbles from the bottom of the goblet refreshes the thin cap and keeps the beer visually interesting.

Aroma is light banana and fruit sweetness with a bready, yeasty spice. Complex but very complementary and unified.

Flavor starts with a light honey, fruit sweetness. Then the bread enters. Spice comes in late and stays strong in the finish, joined by a moderate bitterness. An obvious, but gentle alcoholic warmth. As in the aroma, all these disparate elements blend effortlessly together.

There's so much flavor, that it seems heavier than it is but the body remains light and dry. Carbonation can be a bit distracting, especially the first few sips of a new pour.

I've avoided Unibroue because I've been rather isolationist... but score one for Canada, this is a tasty brew.

06-07-2009 04:11:11 | More by goatgoat
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alcstradamus

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -12%

Pours a pale, cloudy amber. Banana/clove and citric fruits in the nose. Taste is spices, banana bread, and pears in that order. Medium bodied, washes down clean and leaves a banana bread aftertaste. Nice beer here, not my style but still enjoyable and one I would buy again.

06-02-2009 17:12:59 | More by alcstradamus
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dublife1

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured into a wine glass at my local bar. They don't have the proper glassware so it definitely deserved this over a pint glass! LOL Pours a very decent size head with smells of pepper, ripe apples, and pears. Carbonation is very high but works so well with this. Taste is outstanding with a crisp, spicy and fruity balance that is wonderful. Mouthfeel is near perfect and this beer will sneak up on you with it's 9% ABV. I had 3 after a few IPA's and they let me know it! A fantastic brew by the champs of Canada IMHO!

06-01-2009 23:58:40 | More by dublife1
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OzarkElmo

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a hazy golden/orange with sizeable white head. Very fruity aroma, lots of carbonation, spices, yeast evident. Slight bit of alcohol comes through in the finish, which is moderately dry. Good offering from Unibrou, but to me is does not fit the "Abbey Tripel" style. More like a fruity version of a Duvel.

06-01-2009 01:00:50 | More by OzarkElmo
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WPRebelFan

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Deep gold & orange in color. A little white head appeared but didn't stay around long. A fair amount of lacing remains.

Smell: Tones of spice, citrus, and floral, quite appealing.

Taste: Flavors of apple, spice, and a bit of yeast, very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: A good feel with some carbonation and a nice crisp smack on the tongue.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, goes down quite nicely.

05-31-2009 22:06:12 | More by WPRebelFan
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magnj

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Hefe glass.

a - 2 finger soapy head faded soon to just a few sticky spots. Golden and pale, clear but still a bit hazy.

s - Mildly fruity and sweet. Little if any hop presence. Slightly alcoholic and faintly spicy. Inviting and deceptively mild.

t - Sweet all the way through. Complex sugars and yeast complement each other nicely. Subtly spicy near the end. Alcohol hardly noticeable. Hops and sugars linger long after the sip is gone.

m/d - Just a bit sticky which is to be expect from the style, ends a little dry which is nice in this high ABV brew. Really tasty and deceptive in terms of potency...this is something you could drink all night but would regret in the morning.

05-30-2009 22:25:37 | More by magnj
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joejost

New York

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%

Friends have been talking about this beer for a while, thus I was excited to try it.

A- Golden yellow, with a beautiful white head that lingered fourfinger for a while.

S- Yeast, pepper, and maybe clove. Others like this smell. Me not really.

T-Fruit and spices. Can taste the alchohol.

M- High Carbonation and thin to medium taste.

D- Would I drink it again? Yeah. But not any time soon. I could see how lovers of this style would go crazy for this well made beer.

05-30-2009 22:25:24 | More by joejost
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%

Gusher. Amber pour, lots of yeast particles. Large, persistent, off-white head.
Aroma is mostly belgian doughy yeast and some spicy phenols. Subtle alcohol, citrus, banana and hops also present.
Flavour is more of the Unibroue doughy yeast, mild grassy hops and a hint of lemon. A solid, but not over the top, punch of alcohol follows.
Strong alcoholic warming on the palate. Creamy body but too much carbonation.
Take your time with this one, more flavour comes through once the carbonation has died down a little.

05-30-2009 11:37:42 | More by CrazyDavros
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MunchkinDrinker

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

A - Hazy light golden color with a white bubbly head. Some lacing.

S - Sweet and spicy. Clove, some banana, and a subdued pepper aroma. There seems to be alot of other things in there, but I can't pick them all out. Maybe apples or pears. Truly marvelous; if thay made an air freshner of this I'd buy them out.

T/M - In my opinion, the malts get in the way. Nice and bubbly/frothy feel. Spicy bite of cloves and pepper. Mild ripe fruits, apples, pears and definately banana.

D - The alcohol sneaks up on you, but it is incredibly well hidden. I'd have another in a heartbeat, but I'd pay for it!

05-29-2009 01:30:13 | More by MunchkinDrinker
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bigbelcher

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Can you say Chimay Cinq Cents? if you can then you probably know exactly what this beer tastes like. It pours a light gold color. A thin head that quickly vanished. Good Belgian lacing. Some haze. The aroma was that of fresh Belgian yeast with some hints of citrus and some spicy phenolics. Flavor was somewhat bready but strong and full of citrus flavor. Good carbonation.
Nice warm alcohol notes.

05-27-2009 03:03:51 | More by bigbelcher
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SirDrinxAlot

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -18.3%

Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with 1 finger white head that dissipated and left a sudsy lace.

Smell was spice with apricot/mango

Tasted pepper spice with fruit flavors. Fizzy carbonation with a medium body.

A decent beer that is a sipping beer for me. Not really a fan of the fizzy alka seltzer type carbonation.

05-27-2009 02:54:20 | More by SirDrinxAlot
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a pale yellow, slightly hazy color. A lot of bubbles erupt towards the white, one-finger thick, watery head.

The aroma is heavily spiced, fairly sweet, with some funk detected. Some fruity notes and an overall light, refreshing aroma assaults the sinuses.

The flavor has a sweet fruitiness initially, followed immediately by a tart, funkiness and a spicy bite with little to no hop presence. Some warming alcohol detected at the end of each swallow, leaving a somewhat dry finish.

This really does feel light and refreshing, I dunno if it's possible to disguise alcohol as well as Unibroue have achieved with this beer. Sure there is a bit of a warming sensation but that really is the only hint at the ABV of the brew. For that I must give this a 5 for drinkability. Yeah, I'm not gonna session this beer, but as far as a strong beer that tastes so light and refreshing, this can't be beat!

05-25-2009 20:54:53 | More by Soneast
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kaseydad

California

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured into a snifter and murky straw color is visible with a small foamy head...which quickly clings to the outer layer of the glass.

Fruity, malty, spicy aroma.

Awesome taste. Very smooth fruity refreshing taste. The major kick is on the swallow which seems to push the flavor back up the tastebuds to relish it. Great stuff!!

My favorite Unibroue product which I need to cellar but is hard not to consume.

05-25-2009 19:09:48 | More by kaseydad
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SleepyMonk

Australia

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%

Chilled 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Unibroue branded tall tulip glass.

Pours well with three fingers of head and a hazy brown hue.

The nose is treated to a heady aromatic mixture of tasty orange, licorice and fennel.

The taste revolves around a huge malt presence and its one of the best tasting malt notes in the business. Sticky sweet honey and juicy orange and rind combine with a cacophony of well placed and spices in caramelized brilliance.

Mouthfeel has a springy, sweet and sticky coating of flavor with a dry finish.

Triple fermented to perfection, this Canadian beers is one of the best Belgian beers ever... go figure.

Everyone should drink this brew at some time

05-22-2009 12:51:28 | More by SleepyMonk
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smanders

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Appearance - Cloudy amber with a pillowy head.

Smell - Fruit, clove, grains. Wonderful!

Taste - Wow! The lightness and sweetness of fruit blended perfectly with the punch of the alcohol (although you wouldn't guess it's as high as it is). Good carbonation.

Mouthfeel - crisp and yet still a little drying.

Drinkabilty - Very high! This beer is appropriately named. If the end of the world was coming I would be consuming with reckless abandon.

05-22-2009 12:50:26 | More by smanders
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froghop

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -29.9%

pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a large white head that goes away quickly, and some lacing.

smell is of bread yeast, citrus, some fruit, lawn clippings, spice and white pepper.

taste is dry, fizzy, yeast, some fruits, spice, and a touch of citrus, ends dry and a little bitter.

05-21-2009 22:48:31 | More by froghop
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HeyItsChili

China

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours hazy blonde with a medium white foam head.

S - Light fruit, sugar, bread, with a little bit a white pepper pop.

T - A ton of things going on here. There's some pineapple apricot sweetness that begins to pick up a bit more citric acidity (though never an overpowering amount), there's some faint peppery spice and a yeasty-bready fluff that grounds the beer from the highlighted sweetness and citrus bite.

M - Chewy, lots of carbonation, medium bodied.

Unibroue seems to churn out amazingly good beers at great price points.

05-21-2009 17:39:18 | More by HeyItsChili
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

12oz bottle marked "F 180807560" poured into my fin du monde tulip glass.

Appearance is cloudy golden orange with an immense white head - nearly three fingers.

Scent is fruit and spice. Bread. Pineapple. White pepper.

Taste is sublime. Pineapple and tropical fruits, sweet candy sugar, tangy yeast. Pepper and white pepper spices as well as clove. Brief appearance of bitter hops. Some sour and citric flavors - lemon. The spicey, sweet and bitter notes mingle and merge on the tongue long after the sip.

Mouth is rich and coating - even a bit syrupy - with a fine carbonation.

Drinkabilty is excellent; high abv is completely undetectible

Trippels tend not to be my favorite style but this is an ale I have loved since I first had it years ago. Exceptional in every way.

05-21-2009 01:00:37 | More by sethmeister
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n0315

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours a golden hazyness with a nice lacy head that sits there for a bit.

Smell: soft a fruity, with a strong malt smell. The smell enough is worth buying the bottle.

Taste: What a blast of flavor. fruits, malt, and something else I cannot put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: top notch

Drinkability: A little high on the ABV, but other than that, I could drink this stuff all day long.

05-19-2009 13:13:18 | More by n0315
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours medium golden, almost translucent, with a thickwhite had of both large and fine bubbles, dissipating into a nice thin rim of small bubbles. Nose is very fruity, light fruits and some tropical qualities as well, and some yeasty esters are present also. Palate is very sweet and fruity, some soft malt in there, very carbonated and prickly, and white pepper too.

05-19-2009 03:49:55 | More by yemenmocha
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,058 ratings.