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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,816 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,816
Reviews: 2,715
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 330
Gots: 741 | FT: 13
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.

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CDBeerDisappear

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale gold, visble yeast from bottle conditioning and an initial half inch head that dissipates to a layer which it is able to maintain. No lacing. Aroma is yeasty with a lot of mixed fruit and spices; bananas, pears and cloves come to mind. The taste reminds me a lot of Duvel and a little of Chimay at first and then as it warms it reminds me more of Chimay and less of Duvel. It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison of these three. The carbonation is coarse and bubbly leaving a very clean mouthfeel. This is a very good beer. I will be drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 21:01:33 | More by CDBeerDisappear
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MSchae1017

Georgia

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

This beer was tasted in a St. Bernardus goblet from the 12oz. bottle.

This beer pours into the goblet with a brilliant deep gold color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a nice film with whisps but does not leave too much lace. The smell of the beer is up front with sweet maltiness mixed in with the Belgian style yeast and some unknown spices. The taste is very complex. Just like the smell, the sweetness hits you first. This is very quickly followed by the belgian yeast along with the spiciness hitting you in the mouth like a punch. As the beer finished, a strong hop flavor is quite apparent and then the sweetness of the beer along with some fruitiness (apple?) returns and lingers on your tongue. The mouthfeel is low-medium with an incredible amount of effervescence. The finish leaves that sweet, yet dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, a highly drinkable triple. This is a very nice beer, and in a style I would not usually reach for.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 01:36:59 | More by MSchae1017
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MMAJYK

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dingy, golden yellow with 2 fingers of soft, full pillowy head after a conservative pour. It is non transparent. Lacing is all the way down the glass. Very nice!

S- Vibrant, unripe fruit such as crabapples and maybe cranberries. It is spicy too. Also, there is a somewhat "funky" musky smell there. I do not know what that is, but it kind of throws me off.

T- Candy sugar for sure; it is super sweet. Green apples and oranges are there too. For a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very close to perfect.

D- High. Goes down with ease, maybe a little too much so. The 9.0% will definitely lay your ears back.

Overall- Great brew. Another winner from Unibroue. These guys really have their stuff together. They are one of the most consistant breweries that I have found so far. This beer will definitely be revisited again soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 02:17:32 | More by MMAJYK
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1fastz28

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a very cloudy, hefe like color, with a big sparkly white head. has tons of carbonation, it laces quite a bit as well. smells alot like a hefe as well. but with a more predominate alcohol scent. the taste is awesome, smooth and flavorful. has a slight spicyness to it with a fruity taste too. very complex. has a good mouthfeel to it, but it is very drinkable, just fantastic beer all around, a real treat. a world class beer

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 03:29:50 | More by 1fastz28
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Deus1138

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've grown especially fond of Tripels. I've decided to ring in the New Year with this and Chimay. First, on with the review...

Poured a golden, cloudy copper color. Not too cloudy, but it isn't clear like a light beer.

Smell is absolute sweetness. Candylike.

Taste: I'm imagining this is what Homer Simpson was drinking when he said, "Mmmm beer." Sweet, but not overdone. Yeasty and bready finish.

Drinkability: This will be a regular in my fridge. Well, maybe not. I might save this for special occasions.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable brew. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 00:38:24 | More by Deus1138
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Lukie

Australia

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a small head that fell flat into a nice lacing. The lacing stick well to the sides of the glass and the top of the liquid.

A lot of spice in the aroma. Coriander and cloves, a touch of cinnamon. Their is some slight sweet fig, and some sour apple.

Lots of sweet malty fruit and honey balanced beautifully with a nice hoppy spice, and some slight dryness. Sweet fig, smooth honey, mild mango and dried fig finish. The spicy alcohol balances the sweetness with a nice dry finish. Superb.

Lot's of carbonation tingles your lips with every sip, with the body being slightly malt thick. It is wonderfully and easily drinkable, with a four pack of these easily consumed with the consequences being it is so high in alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 13:40:16 | More by Lukie
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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

750 From the Coop for about $7 .. poured into my Kasteel tulip .. enjoyed while cooking for our New Years Eve party.

Short lasting white head that left nice lacing.. brew is the slightest hazy golden yellow.

Aroma is incredible... slightly spicy and complex fruits ... White peaches.. significant white pepper and lite clove.. My nose is too uneducated to pick through and identify alot.. but trust me, it smells great.

Front of the palate lends itself toward the spicy notes.. mid palate is peaches and tropical fruit... alot of Belgian yeastiness with a lingering sweetness.. not cloying, but present.

I've had this brew a bunch over the years and am always quite suprised that it's this good.... special for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 07:57:23 | More by JohnGalt1
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

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

12 oz. bottle in a La Fin Du Monde snifter.

A - Hazy golden yellow with a nice white head that stays for a while.

S - Sweet, fruity, and the smell of yeast.

T - Sweet, intensly crisp, fruity. Citrus.

M - Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - This is my favorite brewery for a reason. This is just one more of the awesome beers they put out that is great. This is one of the beers that got me hooked on Unibrou.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 07:35:24 | More by jeffmonarch
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genog

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 03:27:31 | More by genog
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joepais

Maine

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance 750 ml bottle poured cloudy gold with a full white head.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty, malt aroma

Mouth feel: this ale is great well balanced nice carbonation

Taste: slightly sweet start to a light hoppy bitter finish

Drinkability: a great Tripel I have imbibed in quite a few of these and enjoyed them every time

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 03:35:48 | More by joepais
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SargeC

Japan

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

Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head.

Smell: Bold yeast presence, citrus.

Taste: Citrus balances a malty sweet base. Alcohol is evident throughout. Bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Aggressive carbonation adds fullness and allows flavors to evolve.

Drinkability: Very tasty and bold brew. Enjoyable and satisfying to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 00:30:47 | More by SargeC
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MillRat

Illinois

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

Poured from a bottle into a warm glass. Instant thick head that made pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass an exercise in patience. Thick meringue-like foam that could just about float a Buick over a translucent straw yellow that was so totally absent of red that I was looking to see if was actually little greenish. Fine aroma of pepper and clove with a little apricot. A slightly sweet-tart fruit start to the flavor that is cleansed by the spicy yeast notes and a little solventy presence that gives away the 9% ABV, though the body and the alcohol work well to offset each other. Surprisingly drinkable for a high ABV brew, like many of the Belgians that it emulates, and is indeed worthy of joining their ranks.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 00:04:55 | More by MillRat
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cliffnorm

New York

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

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy Yellow-orange. nice head.

S: Lots of sweet aromas here...bananas, Spice, some citrus. The alcohol is noticeable but Nice!

T: Classic for the style - Duvels long lost bro!

M: Nearly perfect..well carbonated...neither too watery, nor too heavy.

D: Insanely good stuff...this is a beer that you could easily drink too much of...

One of my all time favorites from the great north...while I prefer Duvel, this is a world class beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 23:40:46 | More by cliffnorm
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Patrick999

Florida

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

Poured into my Duvel tulip from the 750 ml bottle. Head was good, though not as long lasting, thick and clumpy as Duvel.

Smell - a tad pungent, maybe a bit of horse blanket. Has that nice bubble gum aroma.

Taste, feel - Rides a wave of sweetness pretty much all the way through. Not sure I was expecting this kind of sweetness. Not cloyingly sweet - maybe I just don't get that much hop balancing it out. I get some witbier-like clove and coriander. Alcohol is definitely concealed, though at 9% you start to feel it pretty quick. Feel is appropriate, not overly sharp. I like it.

Drinkability - this is my most important score for a BSPA, as I feel a good one should be very drinkable. I don't think a good BSPA's drinkability should be less than 4.5. That's part of the fun of this style...so easy to drink, yet so intoxicating. This fills the bill. I am pairing it with Cajun-smoked salmon on peppered water crackers, and it is working swimmingly.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 23:07:49 | More by Patrick999
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cabsandking

Ohio

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

Hazy golden color with nearly 2 fingers of airy white head. Big lemon, lime zest aroma with minor notes of floral to herbal hop esters, slight pine, and a flash of clove. Starts with a lemony pucker, candy sugar, and a medium yeasty sourness. Midway becomes smoothed with a little sweet malt character and notes of banana and vanilla. The finish adapts a more rounded flavor with a smoother lemon, lime flavor, grassy straw, and buttery malt. Semi-smooth mouthfeel on a thin to medium body and a very big carbonation. A bit to sweet for me is this beers only miss, a well hidden alcohol makes this considerably drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 16:35:29 | More by cabsandking
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deanhead

Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer poured as nice straw color, with ample bubbles, complete with some spontaneous carbonation in the glass.

It smelled of horse blanket and flowers,with a hint of sugary sweetness. There is also a faint yeasty scent to this beer as well.
The taste was crisp and clean, slightly bitter in the front, finishing with a nice little bite that ended abruptly, very dry.
Nice bubbly beer, with gobs of carbontaion, medium in body.
This beer is polished! I could get my swerve on drinking this bad boy! Clearly my favorite Unibroue product.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 20:45:33 | More by deanhead
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Tilley4

Tennessee

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

This is pretty accessible here and I've been passing over it because I always see it around and no one seems to buy it. I decided to pick up a couple bottles after reading some of the reviews to see what the fuss was all about.

Very cloudy, golden pour with absolutely the freakiest head on a beer that I've ever seen. It just keeps building and building and never seems to subside any.

Someone in an earlier post said they smelled banana and I guess that's about right. That and alcohol. That ain't a bad thing.

Very surprised by the taste of this one. Starts out like a Hefe in my opinion with a banana and wheat taste and then has a finishing kick of alcohol that seems to compliment this very well.

The 9% can catch up with you quick if you aren't careful. The ABV hurts the drinkability a little bit but this is still a very good beer. Different than anything I've ever had, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 20:43:41 | More by Tilley4
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JBogan

Nevada

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light golden color with almost no head or lacing.

Smelled of apple and citrus, some banana and a slight bit of alcohol.

Tasted good, the apple and banana came to the fore, with the alcohol present in the background but not overly so/

Good mouthfeel, medium bodied with a nice carbonation sting.

This was an easy brew to sit there and savor. Not one of the best, but quite acceptable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 19:39:07 | More by JBogan
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SaintsFan

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy tea-orange. Very minimal head that quickly goes away.

S: Lots of sweet aromas here...bananas, pineapple, some citrus. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming.

T: Classic for the style - an initial spicy-sweet taste gives way to a slight bite of hops in the finish. The 9% alcohol is well masked. Delicious.

M: Nearly perfect..well carbonated...neither too watery, nor too heavy.

D: Insanely good...this is a beer that you could easily drink too much of, and then suddenly find yourself down for the count. If it were possible to drink this one all night, I would.

One of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 03:43:13 | More by SaintsFan
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largadeer

California

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

Appearance - A very bright and hazy golden-colored ale with a remarkably resilient head.

Smell - Spicy and floral; notes of apple cider and yeast; faintly soapy. A delicate but complex aroma.

Taste - Very fruity and malty upon first hitting the tongue, with overtones of apple and banana and a bit of citrus underneath that. Peppery and slightly drying in the finish with mild floral hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and creamy on the tongue; ample but gentle carbonation.

Overall - I used to enjoy this beer, but these days I find the yeast character to be overbearing.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2007 22:54:23 | More by largadeer
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zane2hyperzane

Korea (South)

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Appearance: Poured into its eponymous tulip glass. A pure white two or three finger fluffy head easily rises - but subsides a little too quickly, leaving a small amount of persistent lace. Many entertaining little columns of bubbles rise from points in the glass. The beer is a lovely glowing color - nearly opaque, tarnished gold. Be careful pouring this if you don't want an overabundance of bottled yeast in the glass, it'll definitely affect the flavor.

Smell: Subtle - flowers and cider.

Taste: Hits my tongue with faint malt sweetness and some fruity flavors, green apple in particular. This subsides pretty quickly as it dances over my tongue with a strong and somewhat bitter spiciness with fruit flavors still present – very interesting; something and nothing like spiced cider. This leads into a dry, hoppy finish. All these flavors meld very smoothly together, particularly as the beer warms a bit. It’s a difficult taste for me to describe and one that can seem to vary from sip to sip – one of the reasons I enjoy returning to this beer is because its overall experience is not easy to pin down.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, seems just a bit creamy. Extremely lively and tingly on the tongue with its high carbonation and spiciness. Alcohol warms my face almost immediately – I feel better already! Ultimately, finishes nice and dry, leaving one begging for another sip.

Drinkability and Notes: Hides its robust alcohol deceptively; only a few of these and you’ll be unexpectedly lit, a pleasure I’ve enjoyed many times. Very flavorful but not overpowering in any one regard. This is the beer that really opened my eyes to the world of craft brewing; one that I often return to and am never disappointed with. I’ve had to reserve it for celebratory occasions to make room to try new beers, but tonight I’m celebrating only La Fin du Monde. Drink less, drink better!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2007 09:35:21 | More by zane2hyperzane
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BeerLover729

New York

3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden liquid with moderate head when poured in wide chalice glass. Light rounded malty smell. Light maltness with subdued fruit esters of pear and apple, accompanied by a mellow phenol spiceyness. Maltyness fades to noticeable alcohol presence and subtle hop bitterness. Bubbly almost foamy carbonation with a relatively thin malty body. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 04:18:00 | More by BeerLover729
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RidiculedDisplay

California

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was looking through my reviews the other day, and was reminded that I had taken it on myself to try and not search out and review more "super rare" or regionally unavailable beers before I could build up a good tally with the ones I drink often and can find easily. This review goes along with that philosophy.

Appearance: Pours with a lively finger and a half worth's of white, frothy head. Lacing is mountainous and present, although it tends to disappear a little too quickly for my liking. The head takes some time to dwindle down, but does after a minute and a half to two minutes, into a half-finger. Body is a pear straw color with yeasty obliqueness.

Smell: Yeasty funk comes first. Agitating the beer with a swirl, I get a lot of Belgian flagship apple and banana esters, along with a general cane sugar. There is a faint pine-y alcohol back end, as well, possibly from some hop additions. Granny smiths predominate me searching.

Taste: Banana, apple, some kiwi esters. Very representative of its style. That being said, also very clean and refreshing for a beer of its strength. Some white grapes in there, also. Very slight astringency on swallowing, alcohol is barely perceptible.

Mouthfeel: Extremely fizzy, refreshing, almost champagne-like. Great.

Drinkability: Is dangerously drinkable for its ABV. Really good stuff for those needing a gateway into Belgian styles.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2007 09:47:25 | More by RidiculedDisplay
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scoobybrew

Indiana

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

This was poured into a tulip glass.

A - golden straw color, slightly hazy, thick foamy head with good retention

S - sweetly malty with hop accents (Styrian Goldings or Saaz perhaps?) as it warms the hops are more readily present, there's some yeasty fruitiness, but perhaps not as much as expected

T - sweet malt followed by a relatively strong hop finish for a Belgian-style beer, also very dry on the finish

M - light to medium body, high carbonation

D - This is a decent Belgian strong ale, but it's a bit hoppy and thinner than I expected. I really wanted to adore this beer as I've heard so much about it, but it really didn't quite live up to my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 23:08:55 | More by scoobybrew
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

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

got this one from bax72 as part of BC2. thanks chris!

750ml bottle, corked and caged, with the cork showing 0612.

pours hazy orangey gold colour with a small fairly dense white head. the head drops fairly fast to a thin layer on top of the beer, and that layer lingers all the way down the glass, throwing a little spotty lace on its way.

aroma is nice. clove and corriander. bit of orange peel. grain. crackers and white bread. light alcohol.

taste is good. light alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. nice light yeasty spice - the usual unibroue character. bread and cracker malt. bit of grain. bit of honey sweetness.

mouthfeel is good. medium-high carbonation level. medium-light body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is good. well balanced, hiding its alcohol pretty well. funny that i'm within a few hours drive of quebec, yet it's easier for someone in minnesota to get most unibroue products than it is for me...

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 00:56:25 | More by grub
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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