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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,085 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,085
Reviews: 2,725
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 341
Gots: 860 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of btuthill


4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

Pours light amber from a 12 oz bottle. Head is big, bubbly, active, but fades quickly. Smell is delicious - lightly effervescent, spicy, bready, warm, maybe citrusy, definitely enjoyable. The taste is great, like, to the point that it makes some pretty phenomenal beers look pedestrian. It is as smooth as the finest stouts. Taste is clean at first, turning to a bubbly, spicy bread as it crosses the tongue, and finishing smooth. It clings heavily to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue without ever even bordering on 'heavy'. The flavor stays with you long after the beer goes down, and it is appreciated by this lucky drinker.

This beer is absolutely world-class and I could either drink one every night or a series of them in one night. Thanks to the local beer store (Wine and Cheese in Clayton) for marking these down last week, or I would have waited even longer before trying it.

08-16-2008 01:19:02 | More by btuthill
Photo of corey0212


4.58/5  rDev +6%

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, white head fades out quickly, leaves minimal lacing on the glass, and an astronomical amount of particles floating in the beer. Smell is juicy pears, some spicy clove, yeast, apples. Much more apple in the taste, spicy peppery notes, more sweet pear. Tart, drying, borderline puckering at times, but really refreshing. I have officially fallen in love with this style, and with this beer in particular. Delicious.

08-15-2008 01:50:13 | More by corey0212
Photo of PhillyStyle


4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle:

Th beer poured a great hazy orange color with a light white head that dissipated farly quickly. The aroma was light but with the belgian accents you would expect, sweet, slightly malty, some spices and I swore that I smelled peppermint. The taste was excellent, the citrus and spices dominate the flavor and the alcohol is slightly noticeable. The beer had good carbonation and was light but smooth and very drinkable. I will definately be going back to the store for more of these. Overall, an excellent beer, highly recommend.

08-14-2008 11:49:49 | More by PhillyStyle
Photo of kinger


4.45/5  rDev +3%

Was able to pick up a four pack instead of the bombers which are typically offered. Sampled this on a few separate nights and had a couple tonight before, during, and after dinner. I'm a fan of Unibroue's darker Belgian Styles but this is an excellent Tripel and quite possibly my new favorite of their brews. Strong malty aroma with a nice earthiness and spicy accents. Great pour, orange-yellow dark in the middle and lighter around the edges with a monster of a head. This beer couldn't be smoother and a pleasant finish with a slight alcohol burn is perfect for me. Hearty flavor huge malt presence with some spicy goodness. Slight citrus tops off a marvelous brew. Overall this is near the top on my list.

08-13-2008 18:38:46 | More by kinger
Photo of midaszero


4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Hazy light gold color with 1 finger of white head

S - Fruity and yeasty (Belgian) with a little bit of spice

T - Citrus with malts and light fruit. Alcohol is noticeable

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

D - Pretty enjoyable and I know a lot of people love it but I personally think there are better examples of the style

08-13-2008 01:18:37 | More by midaszero
Photo of Goliath


4/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a one inch bright white fluffy, foamy head. Poor retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is nice. Some good citrus and spice dominates. A bit of yeast as well.

Taste is good. Citrus and spice dominate again with a bit of yeast in there too. Seems like a wit with high ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. Flavor is fine making for easy drinking, but alcohol is pushing the high end restricting it a bit.

08-12-2008 17:38:55 | More by Goliath
Photo of Zadok


4.58/5  rDev +6%

Poured an almost orange juice orange with a very thin bubbly head and virtually no lacing to speak of.

Wow, almost had an OJ smell right at first. Spices are obviously apparent such as clove and banana. Also smell a scent of alcohol in the background.

First taste of cloves and other spices with a warming alcohol presence, nothing overpowering but nicely blended with all other aspects and flavors.

Mouthfeel is of a light champagne, definitely a decent amount of carbonation. Finish is mildly dry yet very fluffy on the palate. Consistency is almost of a Mimosa.

Without question a very delicious quality brew and very deserving of all the accolades. ABV makes for having only a couple in a setting but I would be willing to test the limits on that.

08-12-2008 15:15:15 | More by Zadok
Photo of chefdejour


4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle - hazy dark golden with crisp, thick off white head - dissipated quickly without lacing.

S - Spicy cloves and esters with a faint hint of alcohol. Bananas and sweet fruit - strawberries? Biscuit / bread aromas mingling throughout.

T - sweet, light yet deep malt flavors with the same spicy / clove flavors mixing throughout. Sweet fruit (strawberries again) fading as beer warms.

M - crispy and medium to full bodied - smooth and somewhat viscous

D - VERY easy to drink - the alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced and an excellent representation of the style.

08-12-2008 13:20:23 | More by chefdejour
Photo of BWH3


3.83/5  rDev -11.3%

Appearance: Bubbly white head billows up with the pour then disintegrates into a ring that clings to the sides. Gorgeous golden with just the right amount of haze. Color and clarity are perfect but head is weak. .

Smell: Wonderful fruit esters from the yeast reminiscent of apricot or peach. The alcohol spice as well as peppery clove is detectable. A sour touch typical of the Unibroue strain. No hops or malt character detectable in the nose.

Taste: Delicious malt sweetness with apricot notes followed by the peppery clove spiciness and alcohol warmth. The high alcohol content gives a hot solvent quality on the throat. Enjoy the tingling spiciness on the lips and palate. Essentially not anything noticeable from the grains or hops. The aftertaste is hot and dry. I wish the grist gave more depth and that the hops showed me something. I feel the taste and smell rely essentially entirely on the yeast. Thank god it is a great strain.

Mouthfeel: High fuzzy carbonation with medium body. This is about perfect

Drinkability: Well done. There are better Tripels but not many in the Western Hemisphere can top this one.

08-12-2008 12:04:32 | More by BWH3
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%

Served in my DT tulip. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a 1.5 inch bright white, tight cap that eventually settled into a consistent slick of foam. Sheets of sticky lacing coated the glass throughout the tasting. Scents of spices and wheat. Flavors of lemon zest, pepper, coriander, yeast and alcohol. Green apple and pear were expressed as the brew warmed. Mouthfeel is very lively with a residual tingle that lingers between quaffs. Consistency is between light- and medium-bodied. What more can be said about this tripel; an excellent brew to slowly sip as the world comes to an end around you.

08-10-2008 00:31:49 | More by Jwale73
Photo of naterock


4.38/5  rDev +1.4%

pours a cloudy yellish orange, looks like there is a bit or tiny specs of black maybe cloves.

Smells or orange peel and citrus hops. coriander and cloves, pine and a smooth malty scent.

tastes very smooth and spicy. a bit or coriander and cloves is very apparent nicely balanced with all of the flavor. the most flavorful trippel brewed outside of belgium.

M: medium carbonation, leaves a bit of spiciness behind.

I would definitely reccomend this to anyone who likes beer, very finely crafted and a fantastic brew overall. "the end of the world" this would be in my fridge during an armageddon!

08-09-2008 02:55:09 | More by naterock
Photo of SpecialK088


4.03/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter

A-Pours a very cloudy golden with a small 1 finger head that stays for the whole time your drinking the beer, laces sticky down the glass but not alot.

S-alcohol, cloves, notes of hops and spices

T&M-Very good tripel nice and smooth with notes of alcohol and spice carbonation is good and very smooth.

D-Could easily have this around all the time one of the best balanced tripels i have ever had.

08-09-2008 02:44:31 | More by SpecialK088
Photo of hwwty4


3.85/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip. This beer pours a hazy golden orange with a big, frothy 2 finger head that melted into a thin layer on top of the beers surface. A steady line of carbonation shot up steadily rejuvenating the head. The aroma is citrus, lemons and oranges, up front with hints of clove and banana coming through. The taste is really sweet. Just a bit to much for me. It really overpowers the other flavors in the beer. I find it quite a bit distracting. Notes of vanilla, oranges and clove come through also. The mouthfeel is full bodied but still light on the tongue. While triples are not my favorite style, I definitely think I might have another one after this.

08-06-2008 20:05:44 | More by hwwty4
Photo of marc956


4.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Not one to drink a pitcher of mind you but it's by far one of my favourites. The few times I am able to treat myself to one, I get immensely nostalgic for my time spent living in Quebec and proudly recommend this beer to everyone who likes a good beer

08-06-2008 07:56:41 | More by marc956
Photo of DmanGTR


4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

Ah, La Fin Du Monde - "The end of the world." I have been waiting to try this one by Unibroue and I finally had the chance. The title was a little intimidating, yet intriguing. Enjoyed 2 months before the freshness date said so. I have a couple more bottles to cellar.

A - poured a lovely cloudy orange amber with a white 1.5" bubbly head in my tulip. Left little lace but retained a thick cap. Some sediment present from a swirled pour.

S - citrusy orange peels, cloves, ripe apples, caramel, and a light yeastiness. As it warmed, the alcohol became more apparent. Quite aromatic.

T - Juicy citrus tones and caramel malts all over. Hints of clove and coriander and some alcoholic spice that became quite apparent as the temperature increased. Some hoppiness in the finish and yeastiness which added to a somewhat dryer finish towards the end. Sweet and spicy.

M - medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation to hold it all together. Very smooth and I daresay even a little creamy. The alcohol is very warming on the throat and is certainly delightful.

D - exceptionally drinkable for a 9% abv beer. I would sip through a couple bottles of this all night long...but I must save them for special occasions :)

Overall - I bought this particular one from a Unibroue variety pack that included one each of all of their year-round brews. I must say this is one brewery that makes nearly all exceptional beers. La Fin Du Monde is a great Tripel style ale and everyone should try this at least once.

08-05-2008 04:45:20 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of jdubjacket


3.65/5  rDev -15.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a BIG head and alot of carbonation. Smell is sweet and spicy. Taste includes a mixture of spices and some fruit. This beer had way too much carbonation for me to thoroughly enjoy. Made me burp after every sip. Still, a good tripel.

08-02-2008 16:50:07 | More by jdubjacket
Photo of MTNboy


4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance- This beer poured into my glass with a lot of head. It is a real frothy beer. The body is hazy and yellow. The head sticks around for a while but does not have much for lace.

Smell- It has a very strong wheat beer odor.

Taste- You can taste the wheat and it has fruity palate to it. It has a banana, citrus, apple like taste to it. A little spicy but not really that much

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied.

Drinkability- I enjoyed and it was a little lighter than what I had expected

07-31-2008 04:28:31 | More by MTNboy
Photo of Trueant1


3.6/5  rDev -16.7%

Pours a nice cloudy orange color. White head that leaves a great coating of lacing on the sides of the glass. Lots of small dark floaties.

Smells of candy, candy, candy....hmmm...candy sugar. Sour yeast, and citrus...probably from hops.

Tastes sweet from the excessive malts. Alcoholic spiciness dominates the pallette.
Funky yeast flavors followed by firey spicy alochol. An asperin like aftertaste lingers on and on.

Very sweet sticky mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation.

Overall a great beer. Perhaps, too much bitter aftertaste for me.

Hard for me to rate this one good on the drinkibiliby...maybe I just am not in the mood for this beer right now?

07-27-2008 23:57:17 | More by Trueant1
Photo of aubuc1


4.58/5  rDev +6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head.

Smells of apple and clove, wonderful smell

Warm taste of goodness. Very complex taste that has a fruity taste matched by a light malty buttery trail.

Classic unibroue carbonation and crispness that keeps it very lively in your mouth.

Beautiful beer. for 9% it is very easy to drink, and doesn't overpower in taste any direction.

07-27-2008 01:06:46 | More by aubuc1
Photo of 1759Girl


4.78/5  rDev +10.6%

What can I say about this exceptional beer that hasn't already been said?
Appearance> Light apricot colour, big creamy head, lacing.
Smell> Slightly alcoholic, cinnamon, cloves. Loverly.
Taste> Complex, excellent trippel. Spicy start, overtaken with a shot of wheaty goodness, sweet, then salty finish. Less bite than others, which some may dislike, but on the other hand, it makes it extremely drinkable.
Mouf> Creamy, perfect consistency.
Drinkable?> Oh dear, yes. Mmmm

07-23-2008 22:21:48 | More by 1759Girl
Photo of CrellMoset


4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle picked up from Harris Teeter in Charlottesville, VA. Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, gorgeous, even white head, big spritzy bubbles comin' on up, and mild retention.

Aroma: Very soft and yeasty. Some fruity esters that aren't sharp or sweet. Yeast, spices, yeast spices, and phenols - cloves aplenty!

Taste: The nose (i.e., yeast notes, fruity esters, some spices) + a lot of dry tartness, a few other spices and nondescript esters, and a smooth alcohol in the finish. Well-crafted.

Mouthfeel: Flawlessly even and effervescent - high carbonation and large bubbles doesn't stop it from being fantastic. It's perfectly uniform, with a huge amount of that Belgian "evaporation" action. Unique.

Drinkability: Very balanced, dry, complex, with high (though well hidden) alcohol. A classic tripel, and one that any self-respecting beer drinker should seek out at least once.

07-22-2008 01:10:28 | More by CrellMoset
Photo of gonzo46and2


3.73/5  rDev -13.7%

750 ML corked bottle. Pours a dark hazy straw color. Sweet and sticky beer. Tastes like vanilla cake,citrus,apple, and bread. Very bubbly. Light bitterness on the finish. Good Triple but not the greatest. I'd take the Maudite or Trois Pistoles over this one.

07-21-2008 22:04:58 | More by gonzo46and2
Photo of ItMakesMeHappy

New York

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

A- Opague deep gold color with a light foamy white head.

S- Smells fruity with a hint of yeast.

T- This beer is complex. Both the fruitness and yeast present them selfs in the begining with a surprising hop bittering at the end. The smell made me believe this beer would be sweeter but it finishes nice and dry. Overall this beer is really really good.

M- Alot of carbonation comes though massaging the tounge and a medium body.

D- This beer is a great end to a day but because of its strength I wouldnt drink too many at one sitting.

Everyone should try this beer at least once.

07-19-2008 01:33:23 | More by ItMakesMeHappy
Photo of ClavisAurea

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

This beer has quite a pedigree so I'll try to do it some justice.

This was a 750ml bottle consumed in a plain tulip glass.

Appearance: Orange honey with some gold, frothy creamy head

Smell: vanilla, ripe pears, spicy hops, citrus

Taste/Mouthfeel: alcohol, pears, banana and other fruit, hoppy finish and bitter towards the end

So, I need to work on this one. It is a superb beer with immense complexity and I don't think my words scratched the surface of its being. I'll try at this one again in the future.

07-14-2008 23:13:25 | More by ClavisAurea
Photo of TwinSox33

New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +6%

Gotta love Québec!

Beer poured a dark-hazy orange-yellow, very deep hue. Smelled of fruits, cloves, and earthy spiced grains. The taste was majestic! It tasted slightly of either orange or fig, with a peppery undertone, perhaps some coriander, as well? I think there was a hint of ester of banana too. The alcohol bite was hidden well, smooth and effervescent with champagne-like bubbles. my favorite Unibroue, is still either Quelquechose or Ephémère, however. That takes nothing away from this one though.

07-11-2008 05:14:27 | More by TwinSox33
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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