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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,854 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,854
Reviews: 2,779
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of mttaylor1066
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Every bit as good as advertised. 12 oz. bottle poured into a Belgian goblet.

A -- Golden, deliciously golden. You couldn't artificially color a beer better than this. A sprightly mousse that fades to nothing almost immediately.

S - Light malt, with a hoppy hint. Really sets you up to enjoy the taste.

T - A home run of taste, again the light malt hits the tongue, blends easily with a citrus and slight sweetness. If you find Delirium Tremens too sweet, this is a tripel you should try. Each sip invites another immediate sip.

M - The carbonation keeps it light in the mouth. It has that Westmalle Tripel mouthfeel that takes me back to La Morte Subite in Brussels. This is brewed by Canucks? By God, someone up there knows how to brew an ale!

Overall, a great brew. Now I believe all the raving about this ale.

Photo of mocktm
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Always wanted to try this bad boy, but skepticism always got the better of me. A serious Belgian Tripel...from Canada??? Well after reading countless stellar reviews here on BA, I finally grabbed a 12 oz bottle. Best before 12/16/13 on back of label, poured into Duvel Tulip...

Pours a gorgeous unfiltered, golden honey colored hue with around a finger's worth of luscious, white, frothy head. Great retention and plenty of decorative lacing as the head slowly dissipates.

Nose is full of various aromas that blend together beautifully. Belgian yeast mustiness, light fruits such as apple and pear, mixed spices; predominantly white pepper, and some slight booze.

I'm not exactly sure how to go about adequately describing this, but I'll give it my best shot. Lots of spice, mainly pepper and clove kick it off, leading way into some boozy warmness. Fruit flavors and malty sweetness are more apparent in the back end, complemented by the slightest hop bitterness. Finishes off nice, crisp and semi dry. A Very complex and really nice Tripel.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and a nice creamy consistency. At 9% this obviously isn't a session beer, but is too damn drinkable to be a sipper. Drink with caution.

Overall, this thing is fantastic. At around $12 a four pack, its real affordable as well. One of the best Tripels I've ever had, hands down.

Photo of JJBlanche
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden, cloudy, with some yeasty dregs. Excellent head with great lacing. Beautiful.

S: Aroma a touch muted, but still enticing. Malty, spicy, as one would expect for the style.

T: Magnifique! If this is what the end of the world tastes like, I want front row tickets to the apocalypse. A sweet symphony of various flavors all combined flawlessly and seamlessly. Malt, spice, hints of fruit. A ton going on, but never overwhelming, nor cloying. 9% alcohol masked extremely well.

M: 5.0 'nuff said.

D: The great thing about this brew is you can choose to ignore the complexity and session it (at your peril), or revel in the menagerie. Unibroue leaves it up to you.

O: An excellent beer. Easily among my top go-to choices. If you haven't tried it, do yourself a huge favor and buy a 750.

Photo of Brabander
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I traded this beer with Sean (claaarck13) and his wife Amber for some westy beer. We had a great time in Belgium when we met in may 2011.

I poured out this bottles during a beertasting at my cousin Peter's place. There were a lot of starting beer geeks who could not believe that there are so many good beers in the world.

Poured out in a wineglass this was one of the (many) beers which flabbergasted the group. Very drinkable and very mild. Goldenyellow fluid with nice citrusnotes. Nice head.

Wonderfull treat Sean!

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

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

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not fundamentally opposed to Tripel's, but they're not really my first choice in beer style. However, this one is just delightful :) The color is pretty beautiful, pouring as a opaque golden color. The head was a bit foamier at first (as with all Belgians) , but it soon settled into a nice, thin, creamy blanket resting on top. At 9% the alcohol content is relatively high, but the sweet honey flavors, malts, and yeasts balance each other very well, effectively masking any overwhelming taste of alcohol. Carbonation wasn't overbearing (my usual complaint with Belgian beers). Probably the best Tripel I've ever had. Definitely worth a try, even if you're not a fan of Belgian style beer (which I'm not!).

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

pours an unfiltered gold with two fingers of head.

smell is a bit sour and very fruity. all malts.

taste is sour and sweet, smooth with very little alcohol.

mouth is medium bodied. very smooth for a 9.0.

pretty good light belgian. not my favorite attempt but good.

Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a nearly opaque honey color with a large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. There's a lot of carbonation floating up to the top of the glass.

S: Dark fruits, floral smells, yeasty notes and a hint of booze in the background. Definitely piques my interest.

T: Wheat and yeast notes up front give way to a fruity sourness that reminds me of slightly under-ripe cherries. The booze doesn't come through whatsoever in the taste.

M: Dry all the way though as you'd expect from a tripel. Spot on for the style.

D: Not something you'd drink every day, but I drank the entire bottle by myself without any trouble.

Photo of musicforairports
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, on the lighter side of golden. One-finger head leaves minimal lacing.

Smells spicy and full of Belgian yeast. Pepper, clove, banana, apple, some mustiness.

Taste is smooth and comes on strong in the last half. Very spicy in a peppery way. Sweet and fruity. Finishes with some alcohol and lingering banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy on the end. More carbonated that the pour would suggest.

This is a very solid beer, and very easy to find. Unibroue makes quality stuff.

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Cloudy, pale tan-yellow. Almost like banana juice. Fine bubbled head with nice retention and lace.

S – Earthy, Belgium spices: coriander, pepper corn, orange zest. Dull edges. Touch of booze.

T – Slow to ramp-up. Black pepper, nectarine, booze. Herbal bitter middle with coriander and faint banana. Warm booze on the backend.

M – Nice, medium body with a bright carbonation, and a boozy sweet finish.

O – A nice, complex brew that’s easy to drink at a slow-to-moderate pace, and easy to pair with a broad range of foods. A good cocktail-party beer if you will.

Photo of July2Nov
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy, orange-brown in color. Had a finger width of head on it after the pour, but went down to a thin lacing after it set for awhile.

Smell: Very fruity smelling (ripe granny smith apples).

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nice taste of raisins and apples. Gets a bit bready after the initial tasting. Some carbonation comes through. Has a rum raisin bread flavor at the very end. Aftertaste is mild and the high abv is very well hidden with just a touch of heat letting you know it's there.

Overall: This is always a go to beer for me and I finally got around to reviewing it. This is so highly rated that I can't really add to much more to it other than; If you haven't had it before...do yourself a favor and get it. So many people can't be wrong!

Photo of crewfan16
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to a Stella Artois glass. I know its not quite the perfect glass for it, but it will work tonight.

a- pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big almost 2" white frothy head. it faded fairly quick, but left a bit of lacing down the glass

s-fruit and Belgian yeast. i smell raisin, banana, a little clove some green apple maybe, brown sugar and some biscuit.

t-again with the yeast and fruit. raisin, banana, dark sugar and some hops and dryness at the end

m-a lot more carbonation that i remember but it works very well for this style. it lets the flavors bounce around a bit. doesnt feel like a heavy beer at all, it goes down smoothly, but the 9% abv is nowhere to be found

overall, every time I try this, I remember that it is one of my favorites of any tripels out there...and from Canada no less. Unibroue consistently puts out an incredible brew that I will always seek out. And for $10 a 4-pack, I dont mind purchasing whenever I find it.

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

A: Golden straw colouration with a whopping 2" of head that disappeared slowly.

S: Very piney smelling with hints of grapefruit.

T: Pine nuts with grapefruit and a boozy aftertaste that is smooth.

M: One of the best carbonations of a beer I have ever tried. World class mouthfeel that is medium bodied and extremely pleasant.

O: Excellent beer for its style. Could see myself sitting on a deck in the summertime drinking this with friends.

Photo of lazjuarez
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this brew many times, but never got around to reviewing it. So here goes...

Bottle stamped: J281007440

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with an orange hue. About 1 finger of bright white head which reduces to a thick ring, leaving some good lacing behind. Some carbonation is coming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose is of cloves, some bananas, small citrus notes, and some esters.

T: Spicy and sweet. Light fruit notes with some faint pepper notes in the background. I'm also getting some very small acidic notes, dry finish.

M: Light/medium-bodied, good carbonation which cleanses the palate well. The 9% ABV is almost non existent. A very easy drinking tripel.

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

La Fin du Monde: “The End of the World.” It seems more than fitting, considering the absurdity of last Saturday. I’ve been in a Belgian sort of mood recently, and this has been one I’ve been wanting to cross off my list for a while now. If anything, just for the wire cork cage on top.

A: The body is a rich, cloudy gold. There’s a familiar Belgian foaminess that brings a bubbly white head to about an inch, sending fizz up from the bottom of the glass. Pretty good, for not having a lot of head.

S: Very acidic; phenols rising big in the nose. Grape, mandarin, peach are interspersed throughout. Booze and clean wheat at the back end.

T: Thankfully, not as acidic as the nose. It’s quite smooth – not jarring, like many phenol-heavy offerings in this style. Clovey and herbal, with more than a tinge of esters. The fruit isn’t strong, but peach/apricot and grape are the most evident. The palate is not incredibly complex, but nonetheless satisfying.

M: The sparkling body leaves nothing to the imagination. This particular Belgian seems too viscous to be that effervescent, but it’s not incredibly out of place.

O: For now, I can only say I like this one - although at times, I love it. At this range of wholesome beer goodness, it's tough to decipher my feelings. But, as it stands, this is not one I’ll be talking about for a while. That being said, it’s a great example of this style, with a clear emphasis on yeast and esters. This would be the perfect introduction to someone who’s new to this type of beer, or Belgians in general.

Photo of beerprovedwright
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Less head than I had expected, but quite thick one finger float. Lace is light but clingy. Color is a slightly hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is intoxicating, with sweet aromas of apple, melon, grapefruit, cranberries, and malt. Taste is fruity/flowery, with flavors of apples, grapes, figs, melon, grapefruit, and warm spices. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky, but creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Just a bit of drying on the sides of my tongue and soft palate. The warming effect from the ample amount of alcohol sort of hits you like ever increasing waves of the ocean. One of these will give you a great buzz. A little sweet to drink them one after another, but a great beer to sip while enjoying conversation or a good movie.

Photo of gc4hokies
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a tint of orange. Has a fluffy white head, fairly large bubbles, dissipates fairly quick.

Aroma is of clove and orange with some other fruity esters that I'm not quite sure of. Very nice.

Taste is pure Belgian goodness. I get the same clove and faint orange peel with alcohol warmth at the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light for a 9% abv beer. Easy drinking. Dangerous!

Overall, excellent.

Photo of jifigz
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: A nice hazy yellow/orange color. Nice head upon pour that disappeared rather quickly leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Extremely fruity in the nose. The smell is of raisins and ripe bananas and of certain white wines.

T: The taste is very sweet on this beer. The finish is a little dry due to the ethanol and very slightly bitter. The dominating forces in the taste are the fruit like flavors and the alcohol and a lingering white grape juice type taste is noticeable for a long while after each sip. Very enjoyable.

M: The mouthfeel is a little over carbonated which doesn't promote huge sips that would burn the mouth or throat such as a soda. It helps me drink this one slowly and really enjoy this beer. The body of this beer is not too heavy.

O: This is easily one of my favorite tripels. Unibroue most certainly makes some of the best Belgians outside of Belgium and this one is at the top of their list in my opinion. Great stuff and I enjoy one every chance I get.

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head that disappeared almost instantly. Yeasty aroma with lots of fruits, and a bit of spice. Bready taste, malty, light sugars, a touch of spice, fruit salad: banana, peach, pear, and a lot of sour orange and grapefruit zest, giving an instant drying effect. Medium mouthfeel, a bit syrupy, with a crisp, dry finish. Pleasantly drinkable.

Photo of Daredevil
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

color: cloudy to muddy beige, small head ...

smell: cocoa beans, strong malts, light hops, aloe vera ...

taste: athiopian cru coffee, anisette, rhubarb, pecan, nougat, strong soury final note ....

a great belgian style brew ... surprisingly from Canada .... but then again, great craft need not to be limited to Europe ....

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

Corked and caged, this beer pours a golden straw color, the light seems to get trapped in the cloudy body and brightens up the glass. A thick white head crowns the top of this beautiful pour and hangs around till the glass is half empty.

A heady aroma floods my nose- spicy, peppery, and fruity scents mingle quite pleasantly. It is strong, but clean and not overpowering. The belgian yeast character really shines through here.

The taste delivers everything that the aroma promised. The hops balances the yeasty spice, the bitterness dancing around the edge of my palate. Crisp, robust yeast flavors take center stage, hiding the malt sweetness.

A medium body with a good dose of carbonation cleanly washes way the fruity yeast flavors, leaving a lingering peppery flavor before the crisp finish.

This is everything I could want in a Belgian style Tripel. The funky tones of the Belgian yeast are in full force without overpowering my palate. The body is not too thin but washes down quite easily. Everything is in perfect balance.

Photo of calcio360jrd
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cream of the crop of the unibroue beers in my opinion. 9% beast that drinks like a session beer. Wonderful white foam that pours out of the bottle and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The smell is what gets me everytime, it just smells fresh and wonderful and begs you to drink it. Still in my top 10 of all time beers, would really like to go to the brewery one day!

Photo of rundocrun
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Pours a deep honey golden color with two fingers of fine white head. Slightly hazy as is the norm for the unfiltered Unibroue beers. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S – Fruity esters are prominent as is a spicy, clove and coriander aroma. Some floral hops shine through as well.

T – Sweet up front with some mild bitterness from the hops and alcohol toward the finish. A juicy, tangy bite hits the sides of the tongue from the Belgian yeast. Toasty malts are also present.

M – The mouthfeel is where I think Unibroue excels. This has a medium body with just enough carbonation to compliment the higher ABV and big malt body very well. Finish is only slightly sticky.

Photo of ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

Nearly clear, bright, golden pour. Frothy white, quickly forming head. Some lacing on the glass.

Sweet, yeasty, fruity nose. Not as strong or as powerful as I've experienced in my other favorite tripels. I smell pear and lemon and spicy yeast.

Similar to the nose. Everything is right, but not quite as strong and powerful as I was hoping to see. Bright, lemony, yeasty, tangy along with some bitterness.

Wonderful, smooth, airy, bubbly, light yet full mouthfeel.

A great, affordable, available, delicious tripel.

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

12 oz screw cap bottle (WTF is with the screw cap hidden under foil? and I hate foil!)

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow, not too much head (could have been the pour) but it leaves lacing.

Smell: Very fruity, pears, peaches, cloves

Taste: Sweety, peppery, cloves, fruity with pears and peaches. Some balancing hop bitterness. Some sort of yeast flavor finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation that is typical of a tripel.

Overall: One of the best tripels out there, especially for the price. Love it.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,854 ratings.