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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,989
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 440
Gots: 1,405 | FT: 16
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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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Ratings: 8,989 | Reviews: 2,812
Photo of beerprovedwright
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
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
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
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
3.8/5  rDev -12%
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
4.19/5  rDev -3%
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
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
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
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
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
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
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
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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
4.32/5  rDev 0%
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
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
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
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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
3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
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
2.25/5  rDev -47.9%
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
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,989 ratings.