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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
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8,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,361
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | 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 eduardolinhalis
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

My 50th review, with class... ;)

A: Pours a yellow to orange golden color. Bit cloudy. Forms a medium bubbled head with low retention and very few lacings left

S: Smell is sweet, grainy and quite spicy. Complex. Notes of cinnamon, coriander, honey, pepper, vanilla, orange zest, flowery hops and yeasts. Malts backbone. A bit of alcohol in the very end

T: Complex as the nose: Sweet, grainy and spicy upfront. Again, notes of honey, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla, malts, pepper, orange zest and bready-earthy yeasts. Mild bitter finish

M: Heavy body. Creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste which is also quite spicy

O: good beer. Perhaps a little bit too spicy. Quite different from the Belgian Tripels I've tasted. Strong Unibroue character

eduardolinhalis, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of kylejohnson03
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a goblet. Bottle has a "best by" date of 07-09-12. Pours a rich orange color, with a moderate head, but good retention and lacing. Smells are very muted, but spicy yeast, apples, and a touch of pine are present. Tastes are spot on for a tripel, plenty of sweetness but a very good balance between hops and malt. Really not able to taste the alcohol at all, dry on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice creamy texture. This one is dangerous at 9% ABV, but it's one of my favorite tripels. Great beer, good price!

kylejohnson03, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of wknight167
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a coludy golden orange witha 2 finger white head that doesn't last as long as I would like it to.

Nose- Lots of clove accompanied by apple, orange apricot and yeastiness.

Palate- Very fruity, almost cidery with peach and bitter orange peel notes along with clove and some spicy/herbal hops. Bready with some definiter alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability- Lacks the complexity that would normally keep my interest.

wknight167, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of oceanman
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 1/28/10, best by date of 8/22/10, so bottled in 07, I think?

Beautiful full head, pale golden color with an endless streams of rising bubbles.
Smells of apples, with major white wine characteristics, lots of fruit present in addition to spicy and medicinal notes, and a faint hint of yeasty earth.
Taste matches the aroma, with alcohol providing just enough edge to match the fruity, sweet flavors. Extremely clean despite the multitude of flavors.
Feels outstanding - rich and round body, yet bubbly and effervescent thanks to the active carbonation. Smooth.
Very balanced and manageable 9% abv. This beer is never a bad choice.

oceanman, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of Ek0nomik
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured In: Snifter Glass

Appearance: The pour is from a twelve ounce bottle. The beer has a hazy golden and sunshine wheat color with three fingers of thick and creamy head. The head retention isn't bad, it sticks around for a little bit. A few swirls in my snifter leaves me with a few dots of lace on the side of my glass. The beer is quite effervescent, which was to be expected from the large head produced on the pour.

Smell: The nose wields an interesting set of aromas. It doesn't have that strong spicy yeast aroma that many Belgian beers have. The yeast aroma is rather mute. There is, however, some herbal hop notes. The beer is warm now, and there's a little alcohol warmness in there, but it isn't sharp, it's nice.

Taste: The palate picks up many of the same notes as the nose. Some herbal hopiness and some spicy Belgian yeast. Now there are some fruit notes coming out as well; it tastes like lemon and pear.

Mouthfeel: A thin to medium body, well carbonated but it crosses the palate nicely. It's a nice strong, but gentle carbonation.

Drinkability: I liked this one a lot more than I was expecting. I think it was because it didn't have that strong Belgian yeast flavor. Not that I dislike that flavor, I just like when it's more mellow.

Ek0nomik, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of sitarist
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight orange hue. Head is about two inches, drops to about a quarter inch after a minute, lacing is light for a tripel. Very inviting!

S- Not as complex as a tripel should be. Pears, citrus(orange mostly), and a sour dough funk.

T- At first it taste like orange-pineapple juice, as it warms on the tongue the yeast kicks in, there is some spice(maybe coriander), just a little funky, a slight banana aftertaste.

M- Creamy but not as creamy as a trip should be. All most perfect balance between flavor, body, and carbonation.

D- This as drinkable as a beer can get for me. Alcohol is transparent. Very refreshing, cant wait to have one of theses on a hot summer night.

Notes- This was my first non Belgian Tripel. Its all most perfect. It has a best by date of 12/12 so Im assuming its really fresh.

sitarist, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is yellow to dark yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small to medium bubbles with steady and high carbonation. The head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. It looks good.

The aroma is bready with a strong yeasty character and a good estery component.

Medium bodied, the beer is silky in the mouth and finishes with a nice bitterness. There is a lot of yeast and esters playing in the mouth. Overall a great beer and a good tripel. This is one of my standby beers, consistently wonderful.

drabmuh, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of Dawkfan
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours a murky golden orange with 2 fingers of white head. A nice half finger layer of head remains after some time. Little to no lace, which is a little dissapointing.

S- Loads of fruit, most noticeable is pear and apple. Lots of spice, mainly clove. Belgian yeast and some bready notes as well.

T- The fruit and spice isn't as strong in the taste which is good because it's balanced very well with the sweet malts and bready/yeasty flavors. The alcohol is hidden nicely.

M- Beautiful mouthfeel. Creamy, smooth, and a good amount of carbonation for a light body. Perfect Actually!!

D- This wasn't 1 of my favorite Unibroue beers, but my palate must of changed because I'm really enjoying this one. Glad Unibroue is Canadian, great beer at a decent price.

Dawkfan, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of Fitzgerald
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a 750 mi bottle of La Fin Du Monde after reading about it in a book 300 Beers To Try Before You Die, a gift from my daughter, of course I had to double check with all the beer tasters at beer advocate.com and it was listed in best of B.A.

I poured the first glass a little to hard, go easy it pours a huge pillowy white head. The smell of citrus and pine very nice, the mouth feel very crisp and light .

The taste spicy with hints of grapefruit and peppery notes very refreshing reminds me of Kasteels Belgium triple ale.

Tonight I saw a mixed eight pack of Unibroue ales, I will be trying them soon.

Fitzgerald, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of gatornation
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger head that recedes to a very white ring with some sticky clingy lacing..the smell is pears apples bananas and clove with some fresh bread and yeast the taste is the same lots of fruit mixed with clove and some spices some bread and malt and yeast...this is a flavorful tripel a nice example of the style and highly drinkable @ 9% ,,its one i can drink several times in a week between my other favorites

gatornation, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of rfabian
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass it produces an inch of head that leaves lacing in clumps. The appearance is golden and somewhat cloudy. The aroma is of cloves, coreander and malt. The taste is very spicy with cloves and malty richness. Maybe a bit of citrus there. The feel is rich with a clean finish.

Seems like something best sipped after a rich meal. It's not something I'd knock down while mowing the lawn.

Defintely something I'll return to when I'm in the mood for Belgian Tripel.

rfabian, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of pmccallum86
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy opaque orange with a smooth bubbly head.

The smell is delightful; apples, pears, bananas. Very fruity and aromatic.

Taste is like a sunny spring morning. Very crisp and fruity. Just like the smell; apples, pears and bananas. I really like this beer, it surpasses all of the high expectations I had going in due to all the praise it has received. Very worthy of the praise, best tripel out there.

Mouthfeel is exceptional. Light, crisp, refreshing and smooth. The feeling defies description.

Very drinkable beer. If you like Belgians, go buy this beer, simply amazing.

pmccallum86, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of FinDelMundo
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden/Yellowish color with a big foamy head
Lots of small bubbles were trailing for some fresh air.
The taste of this beer is ... hmmm ... really good.
Lots of spices, bananas, fresh bread maybe pears too.
The alcohol is present but not overwhelming all the flavours.
It is one of my many favorites around here in Montreal.

FinDelMundo, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. Pours a hazy goldish color with a huge white head that takes nearly the entire time to drink to fully dissapate. Lacing is great on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is wonderful! Great musty Belgian yeast aromas with lots of citrus notes and toasted malts...some lighter crisp fruits too; grapefruit maybe...pear? Who cares...great aroma. Very faint booze smell.

Flavor is also great...sweet, tangy...perfect carnonation. Lot's of citrus and honey to counter balance eachother. Musty grapefruit flavors, Belgian yeast...finishes slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is slightly complex and full bodied for a Belgian Tripel. Carbonation is perfect. This beer is definitely a room temp beer. Wonderful!

ShadesOfGray, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of WhiteOak
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A bright golden yellow color with a white, lacy head.

S- Aroma of Belgian & champagne yeasts, bread dough, peaches.

T- Flavors of creamy sweet malt & yeastiness, light sweet fruits. Straightforward but pleasing.

M, D- Buttery, velvety quality makes this beer very drinkable.

WhiteOak, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of supernaut
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one quite a few times and finally getting around to reviewing it.

A - About as good as any Belgian Tripel. Nice head that lingers plenty long enough and a wonderful creamy yellow, almost pastel body. Really like the yellow/white contrast this presents

S - A wee bit spicy, with a sharpness hinting at the abv common to the style, nothing blowing me away, but that's ok

T - Clove, spices, and some subtle apple/pear-like fruitiness. Very refreshing, with limited esters on the backside. The alcohol is sneaky...slips by the palate too easily

M - Clean, smooth and much too easy to drink. One 750 makes for a comfortable evening.

This one goes great with spicy food, and is strong enough to put a cap on consumption... Definitely falls into the buy again category. Honestly its a bit of a bargain compared to comparable Tripels from Belgium. After having most of their major products, its seems that Unibroue cranks out quality thats on par with Ommengang offerings....both offering widely available Belgian style beers, especially here in the mid-atlantic states.

supernaut, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of jmfc8237
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- poured a flashy fizz of activity and high head with medium retention. Slightly off color white head that retained to a sticky moderate lace on the glass. Cloudy golden straw color.

S- Bold fruit tones hidden by spice that really meld well together. Has a kind of pale doughy yeast aroma.

T- very high ester taste at first, immediatly followed by spice and fruit notes like star anise, clove, nutmeg, and orange. Has a mealy yeast finish that finishes everything very nicely.

M- loose and fluffy with a slight tang on the tongue. Deff a one and done for me.

jmfc8237, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of TheJollyHop
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Light amber colored with a thick and frothy white head. Good head retention however lacing is scare.

Initial yeasty twang gives way to fruity esters (apples come to mind),and some herbal scents (cloves). Pleasant aroma that prepares the palate for the forthcoming taste.

Fruit sweetness on the taste with ample spice, some bread, and possibly orange peel. Nice bitter caress at the end of the swallow that blends with an assertive amount of alcohol heat. Bitterness fades quickly leaving a crisp and dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is definitely the star as it is the perfect mix of creamy, mouth enveloping goodness that is also light on the palate and highly carbonated.

High carbonation and noticeable alcohol assertiveness coupled with a flavor that doesn't quite hold the palate's attention leads to reduced drinkability. Personally I feel this beer would have been highly drinkable if it had a lower ABV. As it stands, this beer is a one and done either in the beginning or end of a beer series.

TheJollyHop, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of fastsrt
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank a 12 ounce bottle in a tulip
A: pours an opaque gold with a awesome head.
S: Unibroue yeast, clove, and sweetness, very inviting making you want to take that first sip.
T: Cloves, yeast, sweetness (candi sugar), bread
M: Pinpoint carbonation lifting the sweetness as the brew leaves the pallet, it is coated with a wonderful dry sweetness. very low on bitterness
D:this beer is crafted so well that all the flavors blend in unison to create a new complex flavor. so just sit and savor every sip 9% avb will get you
This is one of the best offerings by unibroue and I feel it is a world class tripel and by far one of the breweries top offerings.

fastsrt, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of jeffjeff1
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was yet another christmas present.

Appearance- golden color, wonderful head, It was beautiful lol

Smell- bread, citrus fruit

Taste- bit of spice in the beginning, citrus fruit

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, nice carbonation

Drinkability- It was really good. I enjoyed it immensely.

jeffjeff1, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle

A- Golden color with a big foamy head that disappeared quickly, small amount of lacing.

S- Smells of bread, a little citrus, and alcohol.

T- Spicy(pepper) up front followed by a sweet finish.

M-Very smooth with nice amount of carbonation.

D-First review and first time trying this style. Amazed at how the alcohol stays hidden, this is a great big beer that requires respect

Lukecook, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of goldbot
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

Pours a very cloudy golden color. Large white bubbly head and lots of carbonation from the yeast refermentation. Nice bubbly lacing which slides smoothly down the glass.

Some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Bread/grain notes, slight pine. Fair amount of spice as well as nice floral and alcohol aromas. Overall rather complex if not bold or overwhelming.

Lots of fruitiness - some apple (almost cidery) and citrus. Spices again - coriander and clove. Not much malt but the flavor is backed by a pleasant sweetness. There is a slight bitterness on the finish with a nice warmth of alcohol.

The body is light and silky, with heavy carbonation and a lingering crispness. The light body and mouthfeel help to hide the alcohol content well.

goldbot, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is yeasty with some fruity characters. This is what I am looking for in a tripel. The taste is lots of fruit with Belgian yeast. You get a little bit of alcohol as well. The fruit is apples and white grapes as well as possibly some citrus. Thin bodied and medium to high carbonation. Finishes very dry.

Mora2000, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of Otterburn
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My choice for Christmas and new years eve and big celebration, like Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

In my opinion one of the top beer.

Appearace: like champagne, nice carbonation, white head,lacing aND stuff.

Smell: like Unibroue typical yeast or so..

Taste: strong and smooth in the same time
alcool is present but everything is balance.

Mouthfeel: my mouth is happy,nice carbonation,taste

Drinkability is good. be carefull its strong
and excellent taste,and easy to drink if you like tripel

Otterburn, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bottle poured into my Koningshoven chalice to reveal a clear golden beer with a thin but sturdy layer of white foam on top.

S: The smell of sweet apples, clove, yeast, and a bit of white grapes. There is also a touch of alcohol.

T: The spice comes out much more in the flavor than it does in the aroma. A lot of clove and nutmeg are complimented nicely by some fruity esters and a hint of yeast. There is a very well balanced sweetness to bitterness ratio that I've found to be lacking in other Tripels.

M: Very nice body on this beer; medium to full, in fact. The carbonation appears very lively in the glass but is a bit muted on the tongue itself. A bit of alcohol heat hits the back of the throat as well.

D: This is one of the first Tripels I've really enjoyed. Good solid Belgian yeast character and a fruitiness and sweetness that is well balanced. The only knock on the drinkability of this beer comes from the alcohol, but still easy to drink.

womencantsail, Jan 05, 2010
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,361 ratings.