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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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96
world-class

7,639 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,639
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 312
Gots: 666 | FT: 11
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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Godot

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was talking to the guy at my local beer store and he asked if there was anything that I liked and he didn't have. I mentioned Unibroue, la fin du monde in particular, and lo and behold a couple weeks later there it was along with maudite, chambley noir, and don de dieu. So thanks a lot Josh, on to the review.

I love this beer, even the packaging is beautiful. But when it hits the glass it looks like liquid gold. Slightly hazy with a pillowy white top that slowly drops down leaving sticky patches all over the glass, it begs to be enjoyed. The smell is fruity, like overripe peaches, and just a little boozy. The taste is sweet nectar. Light and fruity to open, given way to a slight yeasty flavor, while the great carbonation keeps it crisp. The alcohol is very well hidden, just an afterthought of the sip. One of my top beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 19:40:40 | More by Godot
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brushtachio

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

excellent tripel. Pours a murky straw color. Smell is citrusy and sweet. Taste builds on the scent adding floral notes. Gets a little bready when warmer. Does finish with some hops making tie whole sip a fulfillng jouney. Dollar for dollar, one of the best of its style, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 03:56:45 | More by brushtachio
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everetends

Alabama

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

Got this at Green's in Atlanta, 4 pack of 12oz bottles. Poured into a goblet.

A: A hazy orange that poured with a generous white head that dissipates slowly. Minimal lacing. The color is beautiful.

S: Yeast, flowers, spices, fruits (get a bit of citrus fruits and bananas). Amazing aroma.

T: Tastes like an alcoholic, fruity bread. Bananas really come across but they are not overly sweet. Hops bring a bitterness nd are balanced with the spices.

M: Has a pretty good amount of carbonation and makes this beer very refreshing. Tickles the tongue and finishes clean and crisp.

D: Vry tasty with a refreshing quality, absolutely drinkable. Greatness in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 20:56:47 | More by everetends
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mrbosworth

Rhode Island

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

One of my favorite beers as you might tell by the grading.

The look of this beer is incredible. Glowing pale yellow color with swirls of tiny yeast clouds and a dense rocky white head. Great floral nose with a slight spicy character. The flavor is rich but light, and the alcohol isn't as punchy as you might expect for a beer with 9% alcohol.

This one also works great in cooking. I've made a vinagarette for a pear/goat cheese/walnut salad that MADE valentines day dinner this last year.

This is the best beer coming out of Canada.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 15:47:59 | More by mrbosworth
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

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

Ordered a bottle last Saturday at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square. It was poured into a Duvel chalice. Huge white head formed up the side of the glass. The color was school bus yellow. The smell was spicy and bready. Taste-wise, what a knock out. It's everything you could ask for in a tripel. Light, full of body and flavor, very drinkable yet just enough alcohol punch to let you know that you are drinking a quality beer. This beer easily has to be one the the best tripels made anywhere outside of Belgium. A shining star in the Unibroue portfolio.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 23:17:24 | More by morebeergood
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter; it had a thick off white head about three fingers wide that was very bubbly with some lacing as well; the body itself is a hazy light golden/brownish color and has some good carbonation going on as well. It has a strong sweet aroma with lots a citrus smells like lemons and oranges. It has a good semi crisp feel on the tip of your tongue, it smooth overall with a medium body and leaves a faint hint a residue in your mouth. Its got a clean taste that's sweet and spicy and is followed up with a semi dry aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness in it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 22:34:02 | More by vickersspitfire
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jonworth

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another fine Unibroue offering. I cannot decide whether I prefer this or Don de Dieu, which is similar but with a somewhat wheat-y and slightly more citrus-y character. But this is good stuff. Cloudy amber glow, froths nicely during the pour with the head settling down to a 1/8 foam top after a couple of minutes. Complex, spicy notes to the nose that are well represented on the tongue. Slick mouthfeel with a bitter follow-through. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 01:55:44 | More by jonworth
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GeoffW

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Really nice golden/amber color that's slightly cloudy. Good 1 in white head with good retention.

Smell is a little sweet, floral, a bit fruity, a lot of badass, with some spice, overall very complex

Taste is near perfect, a combination of sweetness, some floral flavours, some spice, and a bit of a yeast flavor that all blend extremely well together. Mouthfeel is really nice, very smooth despite the 9abv which is detectable if you look for it.

Drinkability? Please this stuff is so awesome i want to take it to class with me. Give me a case of it and it'll be gone in 2 days.

This is one of the best tripels out there, I'll dropkick anyone who disagrees with me.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 00:36:08 | More by GeoffW
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gavmeconi

Ontario (Canada)

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

One of my favourite beers out there. If you're looking for something new and good, try this. It's a bit more expensive than the regualar case of beer by a few dollars but will be well worth it. It is one of those beers that after tasting it, none others are ever as good and will be constantly compared to it. It is the perfect drink to have with some good food or just alone in a nice setting. One of the most incredible things about it, is that it has such a great taste that it actually masks the 9% abv and will leave you wanting more all night. It also looks nice and has a nice feeling on the tongue. Cannot go wrong with this. The only problem with it is finding it sometimes in stores.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 18:12:37 | More by gavmeconi
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DrainBamage

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a copperish color with massive two inch head. Smell is heavy in phenol aromas with some maltiness too. Goes down extremely smooth with pure maltiness here.Taste is extremely complex with malts, phenols, and yeasty flavors all balanced. Overall this a decent triple, which is saying a lot since I don't care much for triples.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 04:58:28 | More by DrainBamage
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

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

The La Fin Du Monde poured a hazy orange with a solid finger head with a tight pillow formation. There was minimal lacing.

The aroma was really yeasty, fruity, spicy and of bananas.

The taste was again yeasty and spiciness which could not be named. In the mouth there was a bitterness on the finish which was nice. It was moderately to highly carbonated. One of the best Tripel's to date.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 04:50:07 | More by cswhitehorse
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Portertime

Florida

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

This was the first micro brew I ever tried. It was at a coffee house in Orlando. This beer single handedly got me into the love of fine beers. Thank you Unibrau! Poured a cloudy goldish color with a nice head. Smelled heavenly with a mixture of raisons, candied fruit, apples, and dried apricots. Taste was spectacular with upfront fruit and spice and mild floral hop undertones. I just sipped away at this beer and listened to some great rifs on my friend's acoustic guitar.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 21:40:10 | More by Portertime
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argock

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750mL brown bottle into an oversized red wine glass.

A: Inviting hazy golden color with nearly white head that disappates quickly with a thin rim of bubbles.

S: Sweet fruit and prominent yeast aromas and mellow spices with faint alcoholic/phenolic smell.

T: Smooth and dangerous as this does not drink like a 9% ABV beer. Delicious light, sweet flavors of pear, apricot, banana, and citrus blend with smooth yeasty, bready with a subtle blend of spices for a great overall taste.

M: Smooth with no alcohol detectable and a very mild fruity, clean aftertaste.

D: Probably the most drinkable tripel around because of the soft, balanced blend of fruit and malty flavors that is not too sweet but come together exceptionally well.

Cellared review:
2009 La Fin Du Monde (best by date 1/28/12)
Super smooth with toned down alcohol and delicious pear, peach, and apple flavors, crisp herbal hops, and light fruity yeast. The vegetal flavors that occasionally sneak in with this brew are nowhere to be found. This beer is drinking excellently right now and it's hard to believe it will improve much more. Probably my favorite tripel, and I have been drinking a lot of Belgians (somewhat fresher but still with some time on them) lately.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 03:31:04 | More by argock
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beerman21

California

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of triples and have herd nothing but great things of this beer. Pours a cloudy golden pretty much hefweizen in appearance. Head builds and dispates. Smell is exceptional. smashed fruits, alcohol soaked breads, malts, citrus, fresh cut grass and cedar. I could go on of about the complexity of this beer in terms of smell and taste very good. Taste is flowers fresh cut herbs very earthy in many aspects. Very drinkable the flavor of this beer hides much of the alcohol tones. Top ten beers of all time in my opinion simply beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 00:29:45 | More by beerman21
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Neehan

North Carolina

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

Wow. A truly remarkable beer in many ways. It pours your typical, slightly evervescent yet appealing pale body, and great lacing. The smell is malty, but sweeter than most of the style. From here, it only gets better with incredibly smooth complexity and a mouthfeel that has a great substance and presence but yet light with a cloud-like presence. Simply put, the most drinkable Tripel I've had. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 01:12:48 | More by Neehan
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MyGoodness

New York

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one at an informal tasting my friends and I threw ourselves. This was one of the highlights for most of those attending. Pours a nice deep honey colour, a little cloudy, with moderate head and lacing. The smell was warm and fruity with some strong spicy notes (even though it's not a heavy, wintry beer, the smell reminds me of X-mas timea bit). Mouthfeel was appropriately fizzy for a fruit flavoured drink, IMO. The taste borders on being sweet, but the spices stop it before it becomes too much. To me, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't really taste like my conception of what a beer should be; I'm not sure why exactly. Some of the people I was with declared it their favourite of the evening; I don't agree with this, but it was a fine beverage nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 05:30:11 | More by MyGoodness
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ClashmoreMike

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle with a "best before" date of 08-22-10, into a Riedel Vinum burgundy glass.

A = Nice light orange color. A little cloudiness. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rising (like in a champagne). One finger of white head. Goes down to thin, but solid, head that lasts throughout. Some lacing.

S = Very fruity, sweet smell. Some mango, some apple, a little bit of bananas. Some clove in there. Yeast and spiciness that become more pronounced as the beer warms up.

T = Like the smell (see above), but the fruitiness becomes a little less sweet, and little more tart (but not too tart at all). Nice hop bitterness and peppery spiciness in the finish. Hides the alcohol very well.

M = More carbonation than I was expecting. Not overwhelming, but it's definitely there. Becomes very (dangerously) smooth as the beer warms. Medium body.

D= Really enjoyed this one. Just great, balanced complexity. Lots of things going on, and they all fit very well. Doesn't feel too heavy, and the alcohol is well hidden (until you stand up), so there's definitely a danger of having too many of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 01:01:18 | More by ClashmoreMike
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joezak5

New Jersey

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

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; dusty and hazy rich gold; I poured out all the yeast. Huge off white head with a steady stream of bubbles up the center.

Smell: Apples and citusy spice and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with champagne like carbonation.

Taste: Peppery and citrusy yeasty cloves. Yeasty and wheaty. Amazing.

Drinkability: One of my favorites. Delicately complex yet easily enjoyed. The alcohol is buried and always leaves you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 23:43:02 | More by joezak5
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KeefD

Minnesota

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

Best before date of 10-04-08. From a variety 8-pack. Opened and let stand for 5 minutes. Foam was seeping from the neck of the bottle in less than 3 minutes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass - very slowly. Despite the slowest possible pour in the universe, the head on this beer was incredible.

Poured a hazy golden yellow color, with moderate haze from the small amount of refermentation yeast that made its way into the glass. Beautiful 2 inch head, innumerable amounts of carbonation bubbles keeping tight head retention. Lacing was strong at first but slowly dissipated. Not disappointed though.

Wonderful malty smells with just the right amount of hops. Strong floral and citrus scents - especially grapefruit and maybe some pineapple.

What a taste! It's hard to describe the complexity of this beer. It's almost like a cross between the best Belgian Tripel you've ever tasted with a good wheat beer, with tons of flavor coming from the malts and the yeast. Perhaps the yeast is what gives it that wheat ale flavor with the smoothness and richness of a Tripel. Slight spiciness from the lurking alcohol.

Carbonation is perfect. Completely full bodied and wonderfully mouthwatering. Rich, not too sweet, but the flavor of the best Belgiums this side of the Atlantic.

Love this beer. LOVE IT. ABV is on the higher side, so more than a few of these at a time is not recommended. It should be savored.... One at a time. It's pricey, so enjoy it with care!

Best beer I've had in ages. A+ to the French Canadians.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 07:17:43 | More by KeefD
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Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white, fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

S: ripe fruit (apple, citrus, raisin, plum), floral hops, spice and a bit of cotton candy sweetness.

T: wonderfully round and quite complex. spicy and hoppy up front, fruity through mid sip and a sugary sweetness on the finish. Then, on the linger, the spice comes back in full force.

M: medium bodied, creamy, quite crisp and very spicy - a bit oily on the finish due to the sugar.

D: this beer packs quite a potent punch (more so because of its spiciness than its alcohol - the 9% ABV is very well hidden, making it quite drinkable. Good complexity and it ignites all the senses - very satisfying. I look forward to another one soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 03:30:01 | More by Graham5161986
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lakestclairgoose

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished my first 4 pack of this beer after reading most of the outstanding ratings here. Poured from a bottle dated best before 06/20/10. While I found the beer drinkable and tasty, it did not live up to the hype. My cost was $8.69 for a 4 pack. I didn't find it that much better than the Blue Moon I followed this beer with, and the Blue Moon was cheaper. Sure if you count the alchohol level is almost twice the level of a standard beer you are getting more for the money, but I'm not drinking them to get tanked... Overall, decent, probably wouldn't buy again but would say try it once for sure....

Also, whats up with the screw on caps on the bottles of this beer... thought that was BMC quallity...

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 03:50:35 | More by lakestclairgoose
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

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

Appearance - uncaps with a rush of air and wispy, smoky trails from the bottle. The color is a slightly hazed straw/yellow with a fizzy white.

Aroma - the yeast gives it most of its character here - doughy, banana with other fruits, clove.

Taste - much the same as the nose. Sweet malt-derived start, estery banana and spicy yeast chiming in. Some fruitiness as well, though indistinct. A smooth finish, nothing new going on, just a sweet, barely detectable abv warmth. For 9%, this beer hides it well.

Mouthfeel - very bubbly and champagne-like. Light body.

Drinkability - though the tripel is not my favorite style, I found this to be a good sipping beer and a fine choice to help me get through the last week of winter 2008.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 03:38:16 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

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

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 01:22:26 | More by hckyfn9999
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botham

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a golden apricot color with a single finger of loose white head that dissipates quickly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity, with notes of apple, grape, and distant notes of berry and pear. overall a bit yeasty, but with good proportioning.

taste is fruity as well, with a yeasty character. fruit notes are similar to the aroma, with an alcoholic tinge.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a warming alcoholic character. finishes clean.

drinkability is good. this is a solid tripel with good proportioning and great character. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 02:39:13 | More by botham
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thirtysixbelow

Virginia

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

a - yellow orange hazy color with a small white head.

s - yeast, lemon zest, spices

t - sweet, grape, banana, yeast, cirtus, and spices all mix together in the palate. Barely any bitterness in the finish, but a heavy alcohol presence with a nice warming. Not much lingering aftertaste.

m - smooth at first, but erupts with carbonation.

d - I'll have to try the westmalle tripel again because I gave it a great review, yet it reads the same as this one. This beer is great, but the lack of a decent head and aftertaste keeps it from being spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 06:39:54 | More by thirtysixbelow
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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