La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,752
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,163 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of JAXSON
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange-hay pour, very hazy, nice small, creamy head. Initial fruity aromas, tropical fruit, pineapples, pretty yeasty. Really nice, creamy on the palate, a lot of fruits, with a soft, gentle washing effect that I can't describe. Some sweet banana bread plays with the mangoes, peaches, and spices. Very nice, and one of the best, most accessible tripels out there.

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

very nice darkish peachy hue to this beer. nice medium head of foam that quickly collapses upon itself to a fine layer. nice fruity smell mixed with a smidgen of hoppyness. very crisp fruity flavors, very tropical tasting to me. goes down the hatch with ease with a tiny bite of hops toward the end. this is a perfect summer beer for me

Photo of Homebrew35
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon opening this 750ml bottle a nice pop, on the pour a huge head and no beer in the glass. This fades to a nice small cap. Lots of carbonation. Huge smell of banana and cloves. Tastes of pear, banana, some bread and clove. Quite sweet that transitions to a medium dry finish. Just a hint of hotness once it warms up. Quite drinkable for this abv. Overall a nice beer during dinner with some fish.

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

It is a cloudy yellowish beer with a lot of foamy white head. Smell was attractive but it did not hint at how good it really tasted. It was extremely drinkable for a beer at 9% ABV. You could barely even detect the alcohol. It has a crisp fruity taste where I picked up some citrus, maybe a hint of banana, and a great hops after taste that wasn't too overbearing.
This is defiantly a great beer that I could drink a bunch more of. It is also the first Tripel I have tried so I am excited to try more and see how they compare.

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

Pours a cloudy golden color.
Nice thick white head. Slight fruity aroma. Easy drinker. Clove and corriander taste, Belgian yeast taste. Some citrus and bananna. Alcohol not evident. This one really goes down easy and is one of my all time favorites.

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

Note I had this many times, and for some reason this bottle, just was not as good as my memory thinks it was. maybe something changed???/

A: Yellow gold in color, did not have much head as it was too cold on the pour into a triple glass. Some lacing if you swirl the glass, it goes away fast. Body is clear, no yeast floaters

S:I get some banana, pears and apples. I get lots of Belgian yeast as it warms past 49F. Some malt and some alcohol.

T: Slightly gritty, slick and oily, with lots of sugar sweetness, and malt. Lots of alcohol in this as it got warm, quite nice and to style.
orange, banana, and apple are the main flavors. no hops bitterness at all.

M: low carbonation in this 330ml bottle, actually is a tad thin for the style, finish was a tad astringent.

D: its ok nothing to crow about I think the 750ml is better.

Ok it is and was Tripel day, until the wife surprised me for my BD with a hidden 6 pack gem of Westvleteren Blond, 8, 12

geez any way its a good tripel not world class but decent, nothing beats a westmalle triple.

Photo of btorsdog
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not suprised to see this at the top of the Tripel list, Definetly my favorite of the style!
Medium to deep gold with some yeasty haze happening,two finger head looked stellar but faded out fairly quickly.
Smelled a little bready with some spices going on,touch of skunk with fruity action as well!
Very sweet in flavor up front with a touch of heat and spice on the backside ,pleasant citrus throughout,Beautiful!
Heavy bombbardment of the taste buds,all good a little thick, but carbonation eases that out,NICE!
Overall balance and tastiness keeps me wanting more and more~ I think I'll have another, GREAT STUFF!

Photo of Danistheman
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a single pinky full of snow white froth, excellent carbonation with hundreds of tiny bubbles floating freely as the aroma hits your nostrils with a sweet, strong, sparkling wine scent. It settles as a cloudy light amber concoction, resembling a wit, yet we all know better. A full bodied tripel with a taste almost as tempting as an authentic Trappist ale. Very sweet lacking the tang of more domestic Belgian style ales. Decently strong alcohol content, yet it barely hints wards this. Mild, not overbearing (read New Belgium Tripel), coriander flavor. Very delicious, a new favorite of mine, considering it's cost is very reasonable (6 bucks for a 750ml bottle). Will buy again, and again.

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

A - Very light, clear golden color with a huge, thick, creamy, frothy, meringue-like head. Incredibly thick head. Very good retention that finally settles into a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Pretty typical for a BSPA with a lot of golden fruit (apple, orange, apricot). Insane amount of Belgian yeast aroma with a fair amount of candi sugar aroma as well. Slight musty aroma as well.

T - Similar to the nose with a good amount of golden fruit (see above). Also a lot of yeasty flavor as well. Pretty good amount of spice and candi sugar with the sweetness slightly outweighing the spicy flavor. Some pale malt in the background.

M - Lighter side of medium body with about average carbonation. Sticky feel.

D - Nice tasting beer with a nice body, but nothing outstanding. Still pretty easy to drink and I enjoyed drinking it, although it wasn't overly inspiring in regards of making me want another.

Notes: A pretty good BSPA with a bit more of a mild flavor. Not my favorite beer, or even my favorite of the style, but it is quite a tasty beer. Definitely worth trying, and possibly worth getting again if the price is right.

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

Cloudy gold in color. Nice small/tight bubbles translate in to almost a foam on the top. Very fruity smelling with a bit of tartness. As for flavor - I'm not a huge Tripel guy but this will be my "go to" as a change from my normal heavier beers. The taste is very complex with many malty/fruity flavors. Alcohol is dangerously hidded - you want to chug it but it'll hit you if you do. I didn't notice an alcohol flavor until I would breathe in after swallowing a mouthful. As it warms more pepper shows itself. The mouthfeel is what really gets you with this one. Very creamy feel. Great beer. You just want to keep drinking this one but have to be careful due to the 9% that I felt immediately (but didn't really taste). You have to remind yourself to slow down and really savor this one. Great beer (especially considering the price/availability).

Photo of Cakebroue
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is beer is tasty and feels good going down. It hits you like a brick, so be careful as it is 9% abv. Please don't chug this beer, you will be a disgrace. It is Unibroue's best beer, although whichever one I am drinking at the time is my favorite. Definitely give this beer a try!

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

appearance - golden yellow, small carbonation bubbles, medium head that dissipates slowly, sticky lacing that spots nicely on the glass

smell - spice, yeast, sugar

taste - full flavor, clove and spice up front, fruity and yeasty, sugary and slightly bitter finish, alcohol is well hidden for 9%

mouthfeel - heavy carbonation, medium body, finish lingers a bit

drinkability - complex and flavorful, big tripel flavor

Photo of wvsabbath
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Yellowish honey color, slight white head, very pretty in a glass

Smell - Very floral, lemon, banana, apples, peach, grapes. alcohol, oranges and spices

Taste - Starts off with a amazing combination of floral fruits, added spices, yeasts and wheat malts. Everything about this beer is balanced and you are able to taste and enjoy each flavor. Citric fruits add a bitterness, the yeast adds sweetness, and the malts add a bold wheaty flavor. Alcohol gives some nice warmth in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The first thing you get is the sweet fruits coating the tounge. Loads of grape and lemon. Some spices and yeasty sugars comes in next. Palate gets more of the same along with some wheat malts, and warmth alcohol. The finish is sweet, warm and fruity.

Drinkabilty - Simply amazing, such a tasty, well balanced and enjoyable beer. This is my standard triple, i havent had anything yet thats its equal. Nothing about it is overpowering, you really can enjoy everything it has to offer. World class, a must try for a craft beer drinker.

Photo of GarrettMD
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy light yellow color with a rich half finger creamy white head. Lots of carbonation rising in the glass. Head retention and lacing are great.

S - Smell is very fruity and yeasty. Lots of light fruits dominate this aroma. Peaches, apples, maybe some cherries. Yeasty malt aroma is in the background.

T - Taste is much different than the aroma. The fruits are still there but the malts dominate right off the bat. As the taste progresses, this changes, but the initial taste is all malts. As the malts fade, the fruits come into play one by one. First the apple, then some cherry/orange, finishing with the peach tartness. The beer rounds out with a bready/fruity combination.

M - Light to medium boded with lots of carbonation. Tart mouthfeel all around, but not lambic or wild ale tart. This is the perfect balance of tart and sweet with the flavors involved. Carbonation enhances the tartness giving your mouth a nice fizz throughout the taste.

D - Great drinkability. I had a few friends who had tried this and didn't like it. Not sure what they were tasting. This is an amazing beer. For the ABV it is very drinkable. No alcohol taste or burn in the least. Balance between the malts and fruits make this a very easy drink.

Photo of foogerd
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- hazy orange extremely cloudy one inch white head which died down to about a half a finger no lacing
S- light spices flowery banana like aroma a light peppers tickle the nose
T- lots of malty breads upfront lots of spice and some sugars surrounding it mainly clove like character a dry earthy finish slight alcohol detection
M- very good smooth thick perfect

D- very drinkable

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

Pours a gold hue standard for most belgian ales/beligan style wits. Fluffy white head that dissipates after a few minutes. Sweet aroma typical for a Unibroue ale, somewhat of a honeysuckle smell. Has a semi hefe weissen unflitered look to it, with high carbonation. Sweet taste initially, with the carbonation definitely noticeable Slightly bitter and tart, defined spice and floral notes. Light citrus, perhaps a tangerine hits after the initial carbonation. A solid sipping beer, I'd rate it an A. Not mind blowing, but good for a cheaper beligan ale.

Photo of sgaloob
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served "refrigerator cold".

Appearance is indistinguishable from rays of sunlight marking the end of a hurricane.

Has a flowery character. Very hoppy, but not in an overpowering sense. This is likely due to the high ABV.

Likely my favorite beer.

Photo of r0nyn
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my La Fin Du Monde tulip glass from a bottle.

Appearance is a hazy apricot yellow hue, with a generous sized white head that takes a while to recede. Thin flecks of lacing trail down from the sides of the glass. Lots of fine, fizzy bubbles can be seen buzzing up from the bottom to the top. A delightful bouquet of smells is present in the nose, including some citrus rind, apple and that zingy banana at the end. Just a great smelling brew.

A nice sweet kick to start off, followed by the smooth malty backbone and fruity esters. There's a pleasant breadiness to it as it transitions to banana and cloves, then rounds out with a slight tinge of bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. You can really feel the alcohol warming your mouth and gullet after you've finished your sip. It's remarkably enjoyable. Mouthfeel is nice and well-bodied, with those little fizzy bubbles providing just the right amount of carbonation to make the entire experience really quite nice.

Drinkability is great, thanks to the delectable taste and mouthfeel, which are tempered by the hefty 9% ABV. La Fin Du Monde is the beer that first got me into drinking craft and I wanted to give it justice in my review, because it is a very worthy example and is quite deserving of all the accolades. Even now, it's just as good as I remember it was the first time around. That's the mark of a great brew.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Very cloudy looking coming out of the bottle during the pour. It settles very nicely into the glass creating a 1/2 inch dense white head which dissipated very quickly leaving only a ring on the outside. The color is golden saffron. The smell of this is incredible. I immediately smell strong floral, fruits and spice with a touch of honey included. The taste immediately brings out the floral aspects, the most of any beer I've ever had. I can't quite decide which fruits I detect, but the spice notes at the end are delicious and create a dry finish. This reminds me of champagne because of the high carbonation feel and such a dry finish. A wonderful tripel.

Side note: I first tried this beer about (maybe) 10 years ago while on a ski trip in Quebec. I picked it up at a small package store just outside the tiny town of Magog. The only reason I bought it was because I like the label of the bottle. I placed this outside of my hotel balcony in the snow and drank it right from the bottle, ice cold. Immediately, this became one of my favorite beers and I did not realize it was available in my area until a few years ago.

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

A- Pours golden-brown, with a full, cream colored head. Head dissipates after a short while, but a thin ring is retained. Mediocre lacing.

S- Peaches and nectarines are the most prevalent features of the nose, along with yeast, and a touch of orange.

T- Each sip begins with a malt sweetness, combined with the fruits detected in the nose, and ends with a distinct breadiness and a slight hoppy bitterness. ABV is dangerously hidden.

M- Really delicate carbonation, which gives the beer a smooth, creamy quality.

D- I could maybe take two of these bad boys in one sitting. The malt sweetness, combined with the distinct yeast note fills you up.

Photo of jsprain1
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy golden. Head is initially thick but subsides into a thin slick.
S- Smells of ripe fruit (peach/nectarines), sweetness, a bit of clove, and some yeast presence.
T- Taste is of spicy clove, a bit of alcohol warmth, all wrapped a nice malt backbone. Fruit flavors (peach banana and pear). A bit of yeast in the finish as well.
M- Smooth, with high, prickly carbonation.
D- One does not even perceive this as a 9% beer. Very deceptive. A very good beer that one could conceivably match with a variety of food pairings.

Photo of Bonis
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This doesn't look the same as I remember. Pours to a cloudy deep orange color. Not a lot of head, but a thin layer of bubbles remains long after the pour. Lively carbonation is apparent. This one bubbles almost like a champagne.

S - Smell is a little of light fruits, but much more yeasty with spices and a touch of alcohol. Doesn't smell overly sweet in my opinion. Pleasant overall.

T - Taste is of sweet and sour fruits, along with a balance of sweet malts and then a warming alcohol/spice mix which is pleasant overall. You can tell this is a strong beer, but you certainly wouldn't expect it to be 9%.

M - Fairly full bodied and loaded with carbonation. Probably the weakest aspect of this particular beer to me. I think it could stand to be a little more smooth without so much carbonation, although this is a fine example of a tripel.

D - This one is pretty drinkable at 9%, which is why I suggest you don't pound 4 packs of them on a regular basis. You can feel this stuff after one, but keep em coming for me.

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

Thanks for another one Mark! Poured into my Cigar City snifter. Reviewing from notes.

A- pours a hazy pale yellow color. Two fingers of a sudsy white head. Excellent retention with some decent lacing.

A- bready malts and quite a bit of yeast. A bit of bananna and pear.

T- the taste follows the nose. Big bread/biscuit up front. The yeast is strong but not over the top. A hint of the alcohol shines through. At moments, I'd swear I was getting a bit of cloes with banannas mixed in. Very floral.

M- on the lighter side of medium. High carbonation. The finish is very clean.

D- a nice offering. Drinks very easy. This is definitely a gateway beer. I will suggest this to my BMC schwag drinking buddies.

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

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Hazy yellow-orange colour with a big bubbly long lasting head. Even after many sips there's still a 5mm cap and plenty of lacing

S - Lots going on but it's surprisingly not overpowering or off putting: Sweet (almost like candy), bananas, oranges, peaches, apples, spices, yeast and alcohol notes.

T - Plenty of sweetness upfront with honey and caramel notes. Then it's a mixture of fruity flavours dominated by bananas and orange peel. There's also a nice spiciness and the finish has a bit of an alcohol bite. Despite the ABV being 9% some of the alcohol is well masked by the fruit & sweet flavours. As it warms up the finish gets more bitter. Overall the balance is certainly on the sweet side.

M - Good carbonation, creamy, tangy and plenty of sugary stickiness. The sweet stickiness lasts all the way into the finish.

D - This is good stuff. Not something I would drink regularly but certainly well enjoyed on occasion.

Photo of gford217
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a creamy white head that recedes to a thick collar and thin cover of bubbles across the top. Lots of bubbles streaming to the top.

The aroma is sweet with belgian yeast dominating alongside light fruits, especially pears and apricots, and plenty of grass and lightly toasted malts.

Taste has a biting sweetness up front with tons of fruity esters, bananas namely. The Belgian yeast is there in the background as is the hints of earthiness, but they're really overtaken by the sweetness. The finish is sweet and sugary, not dry.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky sweet for the style. Again, finish is less dry and more sweet with the alcohol lingering in the aftertaste.

This is a decent tripel but not one of the best I've had. Having just had the Westmalle tripel tonight, this doesn't quite measure up. It's really sweet and less balanced than the best in the style.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,752 ratings.