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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,203 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,203
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 355
Gots: 908 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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 dakid618
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice from 750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a half finger of head. Very sweet smell like cane sugar and syrup. Taste is kind of wheaty and sweet. Very strong and sweet flavor that masks the ABV very well. Light coating mouthfeel. Drinkability is only lost on the full flavor and sweetness of an otherwise top notch tripel.

dakid618, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of pants678
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to this after many recommendations, but sadly it wasn't much to my liking. It's gold in color, strong head, smells nice, but far too hoppy & carbonated for my tastes. Still, easy going and smooth, considering. It does have a nice sour taste, if savored. But not really my style, in the end.

pants678, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of TequilaSauer
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium body, lots of head retention, light gold in color.

Smells soapy, citrusy and sweet.

Attacks hard with lots of fruit. Finishes with a nice vegetal touch.

Very drinkable. One of my favorite go-to's when I'm not in the mood for anything in particular.

TequilaSauer, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, very clear, a big head that dissapates quickly

Smell: yeast, lemony-citrus, and belgian spice

Taste: belgian spice, sour fruit, coriander, and a bit of lemonade

Mouthfeel: medium body, very crisp, a bitter finish. I can really feel the carbonation.

Drinkability: I will have this again, but not for a while. I have other favorite from Unibroue. The alcohol content on this one is sneaky, so I do not think I would have more than two in a session.

tigg924, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of a4ester
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My son first had this beer on his honeymoon in Canada. Now I know why it is one of his faves. Very enjoyable beer. Lately I have been focusing more on the Imperial Stouts and found this to be a refreshing change of pace.

Appearance - Pours a light golden color with a about a one finger head, which eventually recedes, leaving a bit of lacing. The carbonation is fairly active.

Smell - A combination of sweet citrus and fruit.

Taste - Enjoyable sweet, spicy flavors very similar to cidar. Just a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - A nice smooth beer that with fairly good carbonation.

Drinkability - This is where we could get in trouble. Repeated consumption would not be a problem at all!! A very easy to drink beer.

a4ester, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of FatCaster
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A--No exaggeration: looks exactly like fresh pressed apple cider.

S--Citrus and sweetness, with a bit of malty goodness.

T--Sweet and savory with the taste of apple and finishes to some citrus. Light burn of alky adds a bit of warmth.

M--Effervescent and bubbly, but still thick and substantial.

D--Dangerous, very dangerous. So easy to drink and quite potent. Consuming a whole bottle would be inadvisable if you wanted to stay....sharp.

Very good, lives up to its reputation.

FatCaster, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of WalrusJockey
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into Duvel glass.

Appearance- slightly cloudy golden-straw color, with a near-white head.

Smell- apples, apples, and more apples. Oranges and spices are also very clear in the nose, along with a distinctive yeast-funk which smells a bit like a wet barnyard.

Taste- oranges and apples splash onto the palate, followed by a warming sensation as the cloves, cinnamon and other spice flavors march in. The swallow is yeasty, into more fruit, into a quick dash of spice, with a bready yeast aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- light and crisp, aided by ample carbonation. Crisp on the palate, leaving the mouth so smoothly and so clean it is hard to resist another drink.

Drinkability- high. La Fin Du Monde would be an easy pick for a session beer. Except for the fact that sessioning a 9% would knock most of us right on or asses.

WalrusJockey, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of Chelsea1905
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slight tangerine orange and straw yellow. The head is nice and bubbly but fades very quickly with a little lacing.

Smells like Wheat and European hops, a little yeast in there too. There is some fruit in there too, but you have to take a good whiff to get it

The taste is of wheat, a bit of malt, and a little fruit flavour in there too

Almost feels like drinking Champagne, medium mouthful otherwise.

Easy to drink, but not somethinf I'd be trying every night

Chelsea1905, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of theBubba
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass, this ale produced a good head, though not long lasting. Color was a cloudy straw-like yellow amber. Lace was minimal but stuck around 'til the end. Smell was predominantly clove, with a hint of banana and maybe a touch of pear.
Good carbonation and maltiness made for a really nice mouth feel. This is my second foray into Quebecs Unibroue. This one beats 3 Pistols, without a doubt.

theBubba, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of rlparker3
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

6-Jan-2009 Home

Poured a hazy gold with a think head. Aroma of bread, and sweet, syrupy pineapple. Initial flavors are sweet bread and alcohol followed closely spices and honey. This is rich, complex beer that is so good I want to swim in it. It has X-factor.

rlparker3, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a rocky thick head -- some lace, but not alot.

Smells of sweet fermented stone fruit, some spice, citrus, and a big whiff of alcohol.

Good alcohol punch on this one, with the sweet tropical fruit flavors, some yeastiness, and maltiness. Has a tart/sour note as well. Fairly clean finish.

Well carbonated and medium bodied, keeps this as drinkable as possible. This is a long-time sipper -- an one a night is enough for me. Good example of this style. Worth a try, more than once.

OtherShoe2, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of Stimack
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I may have been a little to easy with the pour as the brew did not have a very large head but what was there was a light white color with nice retention. The brew has a nice cloudy dull yellow color to it with a slight tinge of orange. Some lacing down the side but think it could be more with a slightly more vigorous pour. The aroma is very pleasing, with a good Belgium smells, citrus, pear, maybe slight apple cider like, spicy yeast with slightly sweet malt. This is a very inviting brew, with it weighing in at 9 % I am not picking up and hot like aromas. The flavors don't seem as complex as the aroma, but they are damn good. one the first sip the malt is the first thing to come out for me, sweetness, which then breaks to a mild spiciness that lingers at the back of the mouth. From the second sip on other flavors come out. Clove and peppers seem to add more to the spiciness that I initially picked up. Hops seem to add to the spiciness that also seems to tickle the back of the mouth and tongue. Alcohol is a little more present here and comes out more as this brew warms, but that flavor is very good as it still seems muted and is not in anyway over powering the brew. This is another brew which I have just walked by for years. I knew of the reputation of being a great brew but for some reason I passed, well I think my feelings have clearly changed. This beer is fantastic, drinks easy which is scary for a 9% brew. Each sip leaves you wanting more.

Stimack, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of PBoegel
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 2011 on label.

Pours near crystal clear with a soft white head, expected more of a sustaining head with the co2 pop on opening. The head broke fairly quickly.

Aromas of ripe banana, raisin, cranberries and white pepper. Some hints of alcohol but well hidden and nowhere near fusel.

Flavors that dominate are banana and sour cherry along with yeasty peppery profile, body is fairly light and carbonation is a little more subdued than I would like for style.

Very good drinker, lots of similarity to Ommegang's Hennepin fairly fresh batch as far as I can tell.

PBoegel, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of farrago
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a very fine one finger head, quick to dissipate, very cloudy orange-yellow color, not gonna see through this, does hold the light for a soft glow. Closely knit nose of pressed lemon and tangerine peels, oats and yeast, light clove, dried flowers, not that expressive but the right parts come through. Medium-bodied with an outwardly expansive mouth feel, could seem hollow if you're looking for thick body. Carbonation level is above average and churns things up some. The lemon, tangerine citrus as well as clove, coriander, cumin spice remains a primary focus. Pine tar, floral sap come in too. Have to say that the yeast and hops seem more alive in the mouth than the malts. Lots of retronasal action after you swallow.

farrago, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date not printed onto bottle. Poured into New Belgium Globe glass.

Pours an amazing fluffy head. The color is hazy light orange. Best descriped as apple cider. Few particles float around beer.

Smell is very fruity, a strong banana aroma with some citrus notes as well. Tastes is pretty much the same. The citrus makes its presence and the alcohol also makes its way out.

Mouthfeel is very full. It is crisp, yet extremely creamy. This beer is highly carbonated and needs be drank slowly. Leaves a some what sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this is a solid beer! I really enjoyed the full body flavor of this triple. I have another in the fridge, but that one will be gone soon!

mothman, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of bgjohnston
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have revisited this beer many times since I first discovered it while living in Boston about 10 years ago. It has consistently been an enjoyable beer.

Most recently I had this beer out of a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. It is a nice amber color with a lot of carbonation and a clean, white head. Smells fruity.

The taste has a bit of citrus, and the flavor overall hides the alcohol content in such a way that I find it deceptively easy to drink. A good value for the money, too.

bgjohnston, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of pdxwhisky
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 4-pack of Unibroue 750ml's via Costco.

Great appearance, golden amber with lots of carbonation. Great head and foam retention, settling down to a thin lacing after the second sip. Classic triple aroma, malty, a bit sour, and lots of floral, with a hint of banana. Gentle malt flavor to start, alcohol very well hidden by carbonation and balance of flavor, hops present, but also well balanced. Very effervescent, almost champagne-like. Lots of sugary aftertaste. Very rich in flavor, but very drinkable.

I should have found someone to share this very large bottle with. I'm definitely looking forward to the other 3 bottles.

pdxwhisky, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of CityBoy1986
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle (partly) into a pint glass.

The pour is a hazy golden colour. The white head is small, fades quickly and leaves only a little lacing.

The nose is a mix of fruit (bananas?, apple, some citrus) and sweetness. The taste is more of the same, with the bananas giving way to the citrus fruits. There is a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness throughout. The alcohol is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation for the style. Keeping in mind the style, drinkability is high.

This is a very nice tripel, but one 750 ml bottle is enough for me at a time.

CityBoy1986, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of strangemusic
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold to light amber compact finger or so of head fading to a persistent cap. Smell is strong banana and a lingering note of peach, with subtle peppery hints behind. Light yeastiness, all-around light, inviting and sweet.

The sweetness of juicy bright fruit (peach) continues in the taste, strong alcohol and a touch of breadiness to it like sourdough from the yeast. Like the smell there is a spiciness through the middle which fades into a lasting sweet aftertaste. Absolutely delicious!

It's smooth in the mouth with a sparkly zest that builds and fades in a rush from the carbonation, the aftertaste is warm and quite enjoyable. Because of the lip-smacking flavour and the fact that just enough of the big 9% ABV comes through like it should, I give it a good drinkability assessment, but this is definitely one to savour even though it goes down nicely. If I drank this beer too quickly I'd feel overwhelmed by the carbonation and the alcohol presence.

I really like most of Unibroue's beers but La Fin Du Monde has to be my favourite. Bright, flavorful and eminently drinkable. A truly fantastic beer.

strangemusic, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of fingerlaker
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

WOW! ALCOHOL!

Being a tried-and-true liberal Canada lover, I was attracted to Unibrue off the bat. I think Blanch de Chambly is incredible and their brew Maudite is one of the best I have ever tried. Maudite is also probably my favorite beer.

Opening it up, the smell is pretty "beer-like" (terrible phrasing, no?) with a little alcohol smell with yeast and some fruit notes that I couldn't figure out. Decent hop notes on the nose. I liked smelling it, it made me feel I had something special comming up.

Similar to other bottle-conditioned brews it has unflappable head retention and bubbles that don't stop.

Taste is overwhelmed by the alcohol. I did notice a nice, dry malt with modest bittering. Again, more fruit that I couldn't figure out. The flavor was quite nice... but that alcohol! It took over the flavor! If it was 7% or so it would be perfect. It also had me wishing it was a bit more bitter. Just a tiny, tiny bit more hops.

It took me a while to finish it, many swallows were forced. I liked the flavor but the alcohol just made it harder to swallow than most brews.

Maybe I need to try it more often. Maybe I had a bad bottle. I usually agree with The Brothers but this time I just didn't think of it as world-class as they do.

fingerlaker, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of EatsTacos
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a two finger head with some spidery lacing on the glass. Drank out of a wine glass.

Aroma is very much like a belgian strong pale ale. The yeast and alcohol can be detected and the malt smells very sugary.

The taste is a lot of sweet, sugary malt balanced well with a spicey hop flavour. Interesting flavour and pretty complex while being smooth and highly drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the yeast flavour is definately there.

Great mouthfeel, smooth with a crisp carbonation. Medium bodied. Very nicely done.

Very drinkable, and highly recommended if you're into Belgian strong ales.

EatsTacos, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of tmoneyba
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark amber color with medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing.

Complex aroma of yeast, hops and spice.

Smooth body with soft carbonation.

Flavor same complex mix as aroma with a moderate to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration.

My expectations where met with one of my top six rated active bottled beers for style.

tmoneyba, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful and appealing semi-murky orange-copper color that fades into a perfect orange around the edges. Two finger off white head with amazing retention that becomes mountainous as it dissipates.

S: Smells malty with very strong fruit scents: oranges, apples, grapefruit all with a small trace of alcohol and yeast.

T: Very fruity! Strong oranges and grapefruit. Strong yeast and malt flavor that cover up the alcohol quite well and a bit of spiciness.

Overall this was a beautiful beer that smelled and tasted great. Very smooth on the palate and highly drinkable especially for the style

Note: Unlike many higher alcohol content beers the alcohol in this triple doesn't come through as much as the beer gets warmer and nearer the end.

AdmiralDiaz, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of jrjohnso
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

purchased at Magnolia's Wines and Liquors in Chatham, NJ.

what an amazing beer!

pours an unassuming cloudy golden hue. aroma of belgium candy sugar, spicy sweetness.

taste matches the aroma, complex flavor that masks the 9% abv well

The best example of a belgium tripel I've had. completely enjoyable experience to sit down with one of these.

jrjohnso, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of MerkinMan
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Very bright gold with a thick head that dies down to a thin but resilient lace.

S: Spicy yeast and phenolic scents. There are some peppery and hoppy notes to smell. Smells much like a Saison, though I know it is a tripel.

T: Very bright, yeasty and peppery, finish is that of green apples and pears. This could very well be mistaken for a Saison for how spicy it is. Am I getting a little chocolate? How did they do that? And then it is cut with a dryness that is reminiscent of a woody Californian white wine.

MF: Alive as hell. Seems to double in proportion when it enters the mouth.

D: A hell of a tripel. I wish they all had this kind of character in the place of just the strong phenolic alcohol tastes. If I had to pick one example of a tripel, this would be the one.

MerkinMan, Jan 11, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,203 ratings.