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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,855
Reviews: 2,779
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 18
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly haze bright golden-orange color with a big two fingers of super frothy white head. The head fades slowly down to a think ring leaving behind lots of lace.

S - Aroma is full of citrus fruits (orange) and banana and Belgian yeast. There is also some bready aroma, some light spices, and a touch of other sweetness.

T - Starts off with some tart lemon flavor and some light yeast. There is also a bit of spiciness in the background and some bready malt. Through the middle, the fruit flavor gets stronger with some banana flavor. The finish is a mix of citrus flavor and some tartness/sourness and some yeast and spices and a touch of alcohol that lingers very nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really smooth and crisp without being even a touch watery. The finish is a really nice blend of flavors with just the right amount of lingering tartness.

D - Very drinkable. The 9% abv here is dangerous, since it is hidden so well. Everything feels very well balanced and blends together very nicely.

Photo of gonzogrover
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a bright yellow with a small white head that goes away fast. The scent is of some spicy yeast with a sweet, bready background. The taste brings out more of that sweetness and the spiciness is right there with it. The bread flavor is lying around back there but isn't as prevalent. The mouthfeel is very carbonated but it doesn't feel over the top for this beer. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and will keep it in my fridge at all times.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Not really sure what something like this is doing at a Cinco de Mayo tasting, but I'm not gonna argue with good beers being served to me. It pours a lightly cloudy straw topped by a tall tor of stark white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, clove, banana, orange peel, wheat, and cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light candi sugar and light caramel. This added bit of sweetness and minor complexity boost really makes everything come together nicely on my tongue. The body is a hefty light (or a really light medium), with a moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a great beer, one of the best tripels currently on the market. Get some!

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

A bottle poured into a sick la chouffe tulip.

A- a firm pour yields two fingers of bright white head that holds for a little then settles to leave a solid ring and a few wisps on top. Slightly hazy golden sunshine yellow in color.

S- funky spicy yeast with a banana and biscuit flair. Other fruits and bready touches here and there.

T- nice back and forth between fruity esters and slightly funked up yeast. Malts a bone dry and scone like. Lots of spice and sweet.

M- just about medium in body with a nice smooth yet bright carb.

O- its been to long since I've had one of these. Its a classic and a damn good triple. I like it fresh and with of time some cool things start to go down.

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

Golden color with nice froth. Sticky lacing is present. Aromas are bright and fruity, the yeast has done wonders for this one. Flavor is fantastic, loads of tropical fuits and lightly sweet malt. Banana, apricot, lemon, orange, angel food cake, and pancake batter on the palate. Finishes bright and crisp, excellent fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Overall a killer Tripel, good standby selection.

Photo of JCaweinstein
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a burnt orange into a snifter glass. Creamy white head dissapates fairly quickly but there is a nice lacing left on the glass.
It smells sweet, citrusy like oranges. You can tell the smell is a large part of this beer experience.
Taste is first crisp and tart followed by sweet malts. Finish is citrusy like lemons and is very refreshing.
This is medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. At 9% ABV I cannot detect much alcohol presence making this tasty brew rather dangerous.
This beer looks good smells good and has some complex flavors. Again, with the high abv and the beer itself being very smooth makes this beer very good. One I will have again, looking forward to having it on draft.

Photo of MattyV
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised it'd taken me this long to review this beer, it was one of my gateway craft beers...

Pours a hazy golden-apricot colour, a bit lighter than I expected/remembered, with a 1 finger frothy white head that has decent staying power.
Nose is predominantly yeasty aromas from the Unibroue house strain, a good mix of fruit, cloves, and pepper with a touch of alcohol.
There's a light fruitiness again in the taste--peach, pears, apricots, and banana, which give way to peppery spice and faint almost citrusy bitterness.
Very suitable medium body with prickly carbonation.
Drinkability is dangerously high considering the ABV. Although I am rather fond of the entire Unibroue lineup, I consider this to be my favourite. Picking up a heavily disocunted six-pack makes the occasional bottle return/refund at TBS all the more worthwhile.

Photo of Mario61Aler
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened the 341 ml bottle and poured into a tulip, was a cloudy lt. gold, that had a nice head that reduced to a very nice lacing.

The aroma was complex light hints of spices and fruits and alcohol, well balanced.

Tasted as the aroma suggested no surprises here mild fruits, spices, honey, barest hint of alcohol that left hardly any unpleasant after taste.

Medium to thin body, medium carbination, that leaves the mouth clean!

Overall I will revisit this one often it could become a favorite.

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

A- 3.5 Though the pour is a rather bland, straw golden color that is perfectly transparent, this brew has a tremendous fluffy white head on the pour that makes it look OK. Very smooth, slippery lacing.

S- 4.5 This reeks of clove and spices and yeast, combining to form a sweetness similar to bubble gum. Banana also comes to mind. Very pleasant.

T- 4 The taste of La Fin Du Monde is heavier in wheat than I expected from its smell. It does have a nice touch of clove. It's not as sweet as i gathered from the aroma, and the yeast is present. There's the slightest bit of lemon citrus on the finish. Pretty well-balanced taste, really, as nothing overpowers the others.

M- 4.5 A touch high in carbonation, but very smooth and it has a creamy feel on the way down. A shade under medium in body. No heat at all in this brew.

D- 4 This is a very solid offering from Unibroue. It is well-balanced, smooth, and not very heavy at all. The flavor is not my personal top choice in profile but it is good. A few of these would be certainly doable. All around, a good wheat brew worth trying for certain.

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

poured from a bomber, 10-07-13 best by date.

pours an impossibly light-golden straw color. explosion of bubbles rising from the glass, which recede and settle into a nearly perfect layer of bright white foam.

the aroma is other-worldly. fruity esters, almost a bubble-gum like quality. just enough malt and spiciness to hide every last trace of the alcohol. and at 9%, no small feat.

taste does not disappoint - wonderful fruity-sweetness, but the punch of the alcohol balances this beer incredibly well. a moderately nice twang of spice and alcohol warmth on the back end. carbonation is exceptional, giving this beer an almost slippery quality.

tripels are tough to brew perfectly - the delicateness of the style leaves nothing to hide any imperfections. la fin du monde strikes the perfect balance of a subtle, but huge beer. highly recommended.

Photo of shaunb81
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark, golden body with a 1" head and medium lacing around the glass. Nothing special.

Smell - Fruity hops (peach and grape?), sweet, almost bready, malts.

Taste - Sweet on the front and the fruitiness is long lasting. Spicy and fruity hops aren't too overbearing. Balance is superb.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is nice and the beer is a little creamy after a few seconds in the mouth. Pretty good stuff here.

Overall - A good beer with A LOT of flavor. Fruity and hoppy, this beer should please even the most distinguished palates.

Photo of EdTheEdge
2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hello from a newbie.

This beer was poured from a large bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Color is a cloudy caramel gold. The mocha head was less than a finger and dissipated rapidly. No lace on the glass.

I don't know but I think I smell Musk, maybe beacause of the Canadian influence but I do smell Musk.

Taste is otherworldly. I never tasted a beer like this. It has a perfume taste to it. I don't think I like it. The aftertaste smacks of citrus and seems to linger.

Mouthfeel is not pleasant.

Overall I would not buy this beer again. It might be good on a hot humid day to quench a bout of drymouth. But for a Friday night beer I don't think so.

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

750 mL bottle best by 10/07/13

A - Light yellow amber with a two finger white head. Good lacing. Slightly cloudy.

S - Sweet and yeasty. A bit spicy. Plenty of sugary notes.

T - Sweet and spicy. Little bit of alcohol. A bit medicinal, with a touch of fermented banana.

M - Light body, lots of carbonation. Surprisingly not cloying.

O - Just brilliant. Sweet, complex, and refreshing with well-hidden booze.

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

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde is a spicy and delicious tripel. Super foamy and thick.

A: Cloudy orange colour and a 4 mm head that fades very quickly. 4

S: The smell is of spicy, Belgian yeast and maybe a little fruitiness. 4

T: The flavour is yeasty with honey and hints of cloves. The aftertaste is spicy and the alcohol isn't noticable at all. Smooth and delicous. 4.5

M: The texture is very foamy and thick. 4.5

O: This is a really delicious beer. 4.5

Photo of Ob1kanobi
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer with a smooth taste and then it kicks in. Nice buzz will start after the second beer. The great taste keeps you coming back for more. Purchased the bottles in Canada. I purchased a 6 pack but also noticed a larger bottle. I definitely will be going back to the store for that! This beer is a must try.

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

the beer pours a light golden honey color. The murkiness and the enormous white head make this beer instantly attractive.
The smell announces fruit in various forms as well as a bread, dough flavor.
The taste up front confirms the presence of fruit like peach, banana,, pear and little citrus. In the middle we meet the taste of bread and dough, keeping the sweetness in check. Malt is there as well. At the end the yeast and fine hops round the beer up with a nice balanced bittersweet finish.
A very drinkable beer, well done, but not better than the real Belgiums, like many people claim.

Photo of VMWhelan
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip.

Pours a golden orange/honey color with a fluffy white head with excellent lacing.

Nose is spicy, sweet, and fruity. Sweet breadlike aromas followed by apple, pear, banana. The usually spiciness of a Tripel comes through as well.

Taste is funky and fruity at first, followed by the sweetness from the nose. The familiar banana/clove/bubblegum of a Belgian shine through in this one, but the fruitiness is more complex, with apple, pear, white grape coming through. Belgian yeast really does is job well with that nice spicy bread-like flavor coming through as well. Very sweet finish. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good bit of carbonation. It's slightly sticky and leaves the mouth a bit dry on the finish.

Overall this is an excellent example of the style. Very easy to drink and incredibly delicious.

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

12 ounce bottle into a unibroue snifter at duckfat grill

a: the beer pours a cloudy straw color with a 2 finger white head tgat has excellent retention and lacing.

s: on the nose I get a lot of lemongrass, some orange peel, and a bit of yeastiness.

t: the taste pretty much follows the nose on this one. In addition to lemon zest, orange, and some yeastiness, there's a bit of pepper as well. Perfect for the sun.

m: on the higher end of carbonation for the style, but it works well for this beer. Nice crisp feel, appropriate viscosity and a great aftertaste.

o: this is an amazing beer for spring/summer. I would classify it more as an imperial hefeweizen (if that's even a style) than a triple. Serve this at your next BBQ!

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

Poured into a Rochefort chalice.

A: Pours a golden honey color, as cloudy as a witbier. Thin off-white head (it's a chalice) with excellent retention and fine lace.

S: Spicy, fruity, sweet, yeasty malts. Pepper is the main spice, banana and pear in the fruit spectrum.

T: Pepper and cinnamon, citrusy (mellow orange) fruit, smidge of apricot, sweet malt. All the notes you expect in a tripel, in splendid balance. Long and lingering finish maintains the spice and sweetness together. Some soft minerals, as well as a slightly whipped cream flavor, tie the flavor and mouthfeel together.

M: On the light side of medium body, excellent carbonation gives a creamy and billowy mouthfeel. Suave.

O: Pure delight and joy. One of my favorite tripels, or favorites of any style for that matter. Ridiculously inexpensive for the quality of brew. Have been enjoying this for many years, and hope to have at least as many yet ahead.

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

12oz bottle with best by date 11-02-13 poured into Maudite stemmed glass, reviewed on 4/21/11

A: Pours a hazy golden straw color with white head that dissipates to a thin film and leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Fruity esters, sweet malt, alcohol and spices.

T: Lots of fruit and sweet pale malts. I taste some pear with earthy yeast and a touch of alcohol. Wonderfully complex and distinct flavors.

M: Lots of tiny bubbles expand in my mouth, nice clean and smooth medium body. Finishes crisp and dry.

O: Excellent tripel, one of my favorites in the style. High drinkability for a 9% ABV beer.

Photo of jamescain
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Light straw yellow with about two fingers worth of white fluffy head.

Aroma: the first thing that comes to mind is pears. Subtle spicy and citrus notes, but pear is the predominate aroma.

Taste: For 9% alcohol it is very well hidden, but that could be a bad thing because it is also exceptionally drinkable. It is a touch spicy and finishes dry. There are citrus notes that compliment the spiciness derived from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Very light and lively. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer, which makes it very drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall: An excellent beer from our brothers from the north. I would recommend this as a nice summer beer, but beware the alcohol; it can sneak up on you.

Photo of ElCommodoro
2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a cloudy opaque light brown colour with a tan head. It smelled yeasty and citrusy. The taste was strongly of cloves. There were also citrus notes and peppery hops. It was somewhat sweet and had some yeasty notes. Not as overbearing as I feared from the smell. However, the clove taste was too strong to be pleasant. It was the primary character of the beer. The actual ingredient was probably coriander, I suppose, which is frequently used to flavour trippels. However, I found its overbearing character unpleasant. It didn't form a piece of the beer's character. Rather, it was probably covering many other notes it may have had.

Photo of bum732
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Slightly spicy, floral malt, clean maltiness.

L: Hazy straw yellow, huge white head with good retention and solid lacing.

T: Slightly spicy malt with a clean sweetness. Medium spicy bitterness leads to more clean sweetness with a touch of clove and floralness. Finishes fairly clean. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

M: Medium full mouthfeel, medium carbonation, slightly prickly.

Very good tripel, the best i've had outside of Belgium. Just a great marriage of flavors, loved it.

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

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Poured a hazy golden orange with a two-finger white sudsy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Tons of carbonation streaming from the bottle of the glass.

S- Strong citrus, tropical fruit aroma, bubblegum, and pear

T- Very strong orange citrus flavor that is very juicy (almost just like tropicana orange juice), tropical fruit, pear, yeast, coriander, and a little hop bitterness.

M- Champagne like due to the high carbonation, finishes dry

O- Quite possible the most drinkable beer I have ever had, especially for 9% ABV. This is dangerously drinkable. There are so many delicious juicy fruit flavors in this beer and at this point in my craft beer drinking time this is one of the best tasting beers and best overall beers I have ever had.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,855 ratings.