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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,926
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 431
Gots: 1,343 | FT: 19
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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 soju6
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Has a mild fruit aroma with some sweetness and a hint of spices mixed in. Not a over powering aroma just seems to be "spot-on".

T: There is a nice mixture of spicy sweetness. Has a perfect touch of bitterness with a slightly dry finish.

F: Medium body, creamy and smooth. Beer has an fantastic balance with the 9% ABV well hidden.

D: Great drinker. A benchmark to measure others of this style by. It is a excellent sipper to savor.

Photo of bbb099
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with mjyoung. Poured into a snifter.

A - Pale lemony, cloudy, yellow color with ample amount of bright white head.

S - Strong, fruity & citrusy aroma typical of Belgian ales.

T - Buttery, savory apple and banana flavor with a dry and slightly alcohol finish. Minor alcohol warmth going down.

M - Medium bodied. High amount of carbonation.

D - Pretty good drinkability. I probably drank it a little too fast. I found the aftertaste somewhat tasty.

Photo of joelshults
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale yellow and a little cloudy. Small off-white head. A nice hiss of carbonation when I opened the bottle.

Smell - Different. I'm not too familiar with the Belgian style beers; I've had a few, but not enough to really know what they are all about. The smell is sort of fruity, malty, and yeasty but also has a sort of spicy funk to it. A little hint of phenolic medicinal smell.

Taste - The taste really matches the smell of this one. Sort of a fruity and malty taste with a heavy taste of yeast and peppery spicyness. Slight alcohol burn from the 9% ABV. It has a nice hop balance that is just shy of balancing the malt but lets the other flavors come through.

Mouthfeel - It has a good heavy body that hangs around in your mouth. It has a little bit of a tongue numbing effect after you've had a few healthy swallows.

Drinkability - Very nice. Definitely a sipper and not a gulper. When doing one of these tastings for BeerAdvocate, I tend to take very frequent sniffs and sips while I am writing. This one has already gone to my head before I can even finish typing the review and I still have half of the glass left.

I remember buying one of these once when I was traveling on business, before I started home brewing and really getting to know craft beers. I didn't remember much about it's flavor other than that I thought it was very strange and not something I'd want to drink much of. Now I can appreciate a lot more of the style and unique flavors these Belgians have.

Photo of ThaCreep
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Color slightly veiled, like a wheat beer but darker and supported. Bouquet of Fruits, which are identified fairly exotic mango and pineapple and honey. The mouth is a bit hoppy, with fruity notes already mentioned above but you will also savor the spices, including cilantro. Quite drinkable but with a rather peculiar aftertaste, both bitter and very malty, giving it substantial power. It recalls both the Belgian Tripel Dubbelwit that it is probably the best compromise.

Photo of Morey
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-yellow color with a one finger white head. Pretty significant amount of carbonation bubbles rushing up towards the surface. Decent head retention.

Smells of clove, banana, and rock candy come to mind.

More of the same in the taste. Extremely fruity and fairly sweet. The flavors change as this beer lingers on your palate. Pretty complex flavor profile. There is a drying effect in the finish.

Medium body with a pretty high carbonation level. Almost too high for my taste. I know that Belgians often have bigger carbonation, but this was a bit overdone.

I am fully enjoying sipping on this beer.

Morey's Bottom Line: Pretty good example of the style. I'm certainly not the "be all...end all" on this particular style, while I definitely enjoyed this beer, I wasn't completely blown away by it either.

Photo of thebierbrewery
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 750ml bottle.

A- Light gold color, some head retention, slight lacing, slightly cloudy

S- Citrusy, lemony, lime, belgian funky, bubblegum sweet awesomeness

T- Dry and tart, complex citrus lemon, very good, hidden alcohol

M- Medium mouthfeel, dry and creamy, high carbonation makes it taste lighter

D- Extremely drinkable, refreshing be it summer or winter.

Photo of tetsuoni
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top of its class. The right yeast characteristics in the right amounts. Dry, crisp mouth feel but with a wonderful array of flavors. Solid fruit flavors, well rounded on the palate. Not much banana, which I enjoy in others, such as Merry Monks, but LFDM is truly in a league of its own. And what a bargain. Consistently pleasing - truly proof that God exists and loves us.

Photo of jss79
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel snifter glass. Hazy light gold color with very lively carbonation. Initial aromas of florally citrus mixed with clove and yeast. Balanced taste that moved from sweet to lightly bitter with hints of orange, yeast and light malts. Taste lingered nicely as it coated the tongue.

Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a big fluffy white head.

Spicy and citrussy with lots of clove from that great Unibroue yeast. Notes of orange and apple. Very enjoyable.

As in the aroma. This is always an impressive beer. Whether this is fresh or aged is somewhat irrelevant the quality shines with the main difference being some increased smoothness with age.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation.

A great example of the style and one of the best beers being produced in Canada.

Photo of scarfield
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App- pours a lively golden or straw color, 1 finger width head, smooth head.

Smell- fruit, first bananas that are a tad over-ripe, then fresh apples. This is joined by a spicy tone, reminiscent of cloves.

Taste- Very complex. I get fruit in the taste, but different ones. I sense dried fruit like prune and raisin, as well as the banana and citrus peel. Yeast in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- crisp, light, the high amount of carbonation makes it dance on the tongue.

Drinkability- extremely drinkable for 9.0 abv. Doesn't do a harsh number on the taste buds and is smooth from beginning to end.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow. A bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of yeast and herbs and spices. Tastes sweet and flouwery. Lots of yeasty tastes some light citrus and lots of light fruity flavours. Very crisp and well carbonated. Highly drinkable. Overall a tasty beer and I can see why it performs so well but not one of my favourites

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

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy golden solution. 2+ finger of white head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin, incomplete cap. Fair amount of lacing noted.

S- Fruity sweetness, cloves/pepper/spices, and distinctive Belgian yeast.

T- More fruity sweetness and spiciness. A nice Belgian yeast characteristic. Bitterness is moderately low. Alcohol is extremely well blended. Excellent.

M- Fairly crisp, yet smooth, with moderate carbonation. Fairly full feel.

D- Excellent. Delicious, well rounded, extraordinarily easy drinker with an ABV that is dangerously well concealed.

Future outlook: I've had and enjoyed this beer many times before...just never got around to reviewing it. An excellent brew that I'm sure I will enjoy again many more times.

Photo of secondtooth
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Massive head of foam, very little lacing here.
Strong, yeasty, and spiced nose. Hints of citrus.
Taste is a potent spicy sweet, with accents of clove, coriander, orange.
Flavor is punchy and carbonated, with a fresh clean zing on the tongue. Strong alcohol presence (9%) creeps up on you, as it's so drinkable.
Delicious, and a good choice for a Belgian-style trippel.

Photo of Buddha22
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Nice golden haze color with a two finger head that subsided slowly. Lots of carbonation rising in the glass.

S: I get a lot of fruit in the nose (cider/apples) mostly.

T: Similar to the smell, but a more prominent alcohol taste but still fruity and very tasty.

M: Very smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very Drinkable for a 9% ABV

Overall a great beer. No surprise from Unibroue.

Photo of hyattdaman
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer has exceptional head and aroma. The taste is very pleasing considering the alcohol content since alot of beer with this high of alcohol content the taste will not be as pleasing. Go out and by this beer, amazing. I have tried many different types of beer and this one takes the cake. A+

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange/yellow body with a decent frothy white head that recedes quickly to a ring around the glass.

S: Smells amazing... A big nose of spices (clove, cinnamon, & pepper), tropical fruit (pinapple, banana), a bit of yeast, & a hint of citrus.

T: Initial flavor is an explosion of spices- pepper, clove, cinnamon- followed by a burst of fruity flavors, yeast, & grainy malts. Not really picking up on any warmth from the high abv because the extreme flavors cover it very well. Extremely well balanced.

M: Smooth and creamy texture, although a bit sticky, medium carbonation, and medium body.

D: Love this beer. Dad bought it for me at World of Beer in Lake Mary, FL, and it was love at first sip. I love the prickly sensation on the tongue and the massive amount of flavor on the palate. Easy to drink, definitely a sipper, but could drink this all night.

Photo of yagosantgria
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: If apple juice were carbonated and mixed with a splash of water.

Smell: Warm, relaxing, makes you feel that instead of wafting the bottle or glass underneath your nose a few passes, you would stop it and push your face in and inhale deeply.

Taste: It's fair to say this beer gives quickies to all your tastebuds as it gently slithers down. The aftertaste is present for a great deal of time, allowing to savor each part of the taste (fruity, spices, hops) individually.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, not tangy-like but cold refreshing sharp. This isn't to say it is the same as drinking ice water while chewing mint gum but it is crisp, and makes its presence known immediately after flowing past the lips.

Drinkability: As said above and below, this beer is dangerous. If I didn't tell someone the content of this brew and just let them enjoy the taste, they'd drink themselves into a "I did something regrettable" position FAST. The alcohol simply is not tasted or noted.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance; fog-like cloudy yellow. No sediment, depending on one's pour, white head with fine bubbles, dissipates quickly, to a thick collar around the inside of the glass and a thin film remains on the surface. Minimal lacing

smell; delicious mild citrus fruit sweetness with some tart lemony notes that balances perfectly with warm yeast sweetness, alcohol, and faint hop spice.

taste; fresh apricot ice cream comes to mind. Citrusy hop bitterness holds back a lot of sweetness. Some very slight tart favors and bitter sours in the backround but blend into a yeasty finish.

mouthfeel; very fine carbonation and cream, somehow I get visions of a sauce that is not quite at "Nappé" consistancy. Loose and slick on the way down. A bit sticky on the palate and numbing to the tip of the tongue and back of lips.

drinkability; really complex but light and smooth. The alcohol is unbelievably well hidden, this is a great session drink if one likes getting drunken. Still, have some respect.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a chimay chalice.

A: This pours a hazy (from the cold) golden orange color with a finger of frothy head that recedes to the edges and laces well.

S: Strong citrus notes, very mild banana, complex yeast character that is quite unique, clove, and perhaps ginger.

T: Sweet citrus, mild caramel malt, banana, clove, spicy yeast, with the lingering tanginess being the main attraction.

M: This has it all: medium-thick body, creaminess, light prickliness, and an incredibly smooth finish.

D: This is likely as close to perfect as the style can get.

Photo of Kvlterbm
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle to snifter.

A: Pale, straw-like yellow. Fluffy white head that disappeared quickly. Very hazy.

S: Spiced fruit. Great spice aroma with notes of apple skin and pear. Smells fantastic.

T: Follows the nose very well. Clove spiciness up front, with the fruit sweetness following behind. Some definite malt sweetness and yeast esters on the tongue. Gives a great warming feeling, and a very slight bitterness.

M: Crisp, creamy, high carbonation.

D: Aside from the warming feeling you get drinking this, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all. Extremely drinkable.

A fantastic Tripel. Definitely of the same caliber as the Westmalle Tripel. I'll be buying more of this very soon.

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Waiting at home for the plumber to show up... might as well enjoy some of the time. Served in a Great Divide balloon glass with the yeast from the 12 oz. bottle poured into it... just like they suggest on the youtube videos.

The beer pours an opaque yellow with orange flair. The head is initially fluffy and invitingly white... but it dies down a bit too fast. A better looking beer than some, but not breathtaking.

The nose is spicy and fruity. The fruits remind me of pears and apples. The spices have Belgian and peppery kicks. There's also an extra sweetness there. Overall, it's a wonderfully nice nose.

The taste is right along the lines of the nose. The fruit is sharper because of the wonderful carbonation. The beer is also appropriately thick to deliver each and every flavor. The mix of spice and fruits blend together wonderfully well to keep me interested, but it's welcoming enough to draw in a new beer drinker (I've used it on newbies before).

Unibroue always delivers with their beers and this may be the flagship. It's an excellent tripel that I seem to always drain much quicker than I thought I would.

Photo of mtwentz
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer!
Anyway, the foam of the pour looked like the cheap foam filling from a crappy pillow. Grease from my beard or face may have caused it to dissipate so quickly.
It looks like gold you'd drink from the chalice of the lord. (I probably should have written this review before tasting.)
The taste is the best kind of fruity: like some kind of hand soap or chapstick you wish was the frosting on your cupcake (see: Pre de Provence Agrumes soap: Grapefruit laden with sugar.). It also has a spiciness that paves the way for the mellowing off-dry finish.
All-in-all deliciousnessisity.

Photo of brewdub17
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a dense gold in the center. A head that is evidence of the amount of effervescent characters in the brew with is frothy carbonation.

Smell: Combinations of citrus, banana, vanilla and clove/cinnamon like flavors that are mild but noticeable.

Taste: Like a lot of Unibroue brews, it is greatly carbonated and that leads to a nice combination with the dryness of the malts and the excessive unique flavors of banana, vanilla, clove/cinnamon and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and clean with the effervescent characteristics. The flavors are in no way excessive to become overpowering throughout the mouth.

Drinkability: This brew is dangerously drinkable. The alcohol is insanely masked by the great combinations of spicy and fruity flavors.

Photo of Kubus
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours straw yellow, cloudy, with very little head that quickly dissipates. Very pretty beer that comes in a very fancy bottle.

S: A sort of wheaty/fruity smell, pleasant at first, but quickly becomes somewhat unpleasant. A hint of something fermented.

T: Fermented Wheat. Sweet finish. Definitely an acquired taste, my first bottle was about as enjoyable as chewing broken glass. Tried again a week later, not unpleasant, but not something I enjoyed. Tried it again today, was rather enjoyable. This beer seriously benefits from multiple tastings.

M: Very thin, and watery at first, but becomes almost jelly-like when it warms up in your mouth. One of the oddest feelings I've ever had with a beer.

D: This was my first and last six pack of La Fin du Monde, although I eventually came to appreciate its flavour, I just couldn't get into this beer. If you enjoy beers like Blanche de Chambly or Hacker-Pschorr, I think you would find this beer rather agreeable, but if you enjoy darker brews with smoother tastes I'd keep clear.

Photo of veinless
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light yellow/gold color that is a hint of things to come.

Aroma is of citrus and spice, and a decent amount of each. Head is thin and frothy pure white.

Tastes of spice and a perfect amount of alcohol, citrus is of lemon and peach it seems like, with spices most evidently being of clove and cardamom.

Decently bodied beer that seems royal in both appearance and taste.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,926 ratings.