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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,611 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,611
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
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 Otterburn
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My choice for Christmas and new years eve and big celebration, like Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

In my opinion one of the top beer.

Appearace: like champagne, nice carbonation, white head,lacing aND stuff.

Smell: like Unibroue typical yeast or so..

Taste: strong and smooth in the same time
alcool is present but everything is balance.

Mouthfeel: my mouth is happy,nice carbonation,taste

Drinkability is good. be carefull its strong
and excellent taste,and easy to drink if you like tripel

Otterburn, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bottle poured into my Koningshoven chalice to reveal a clear golden beer with a thin but sturdy layer of white foam on top.

S: The smell of sweet apples, clove, yeast, and a bit of white grapes. There is also a touch of alcohol.

T: The spice comes out much more in the flavor than it does in the aroma. A lot of clove and nutmeg are complimented nicely by some fruity esters and a hint of yeast. There is a very well balanced sweetness to bitterness ratio that I've found to be lacking in other Tripels.

M: Very nice body on this beer; medium to full, in fact. The carbonation appears very lively in the glass but is a bit muted on the tongue itself. A bit of alcohol heat hits the back of the throat as well.

D: This is one of the first Tripels I've really enjoyed. Good solid Belgian yeast character and a fruitiness and sweetness that is well balanced. The only knock on the drinkability of this beer comes from the alcohol, but still easy to drink.

womencantsail, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of minnunderground
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on 12-30

Well I decide to review this after I stretched my four pack over 8 months. Trust me it was hard to do! Even though it's from canada it is a super tasty tripel.

I drank em out of tulips. Pours cloudy golden yellow color. Smells of belgian yeast, cloves, fruits kinda apple-ish. Feels good to the mouth with very adequate carbonation. The 9% is hidden very well, and I think keeping these has really no major positive or negatives, At least that I experienced in the 8 months. This stuff is really great and a good price, so I will most defiantly be buying again in the future.

minnunderground, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a thick fluffy white head. The foam settles out quickly and didn't leave much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast, both fruity and spicy with hints of cloves and grapes. Taste is sweet with a big Belgian yeast presence as expected. The yeast adds a very good fruit and spice characteristic. The sweetness helps balance it out making it very delicious and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, especially considering it is 9%.

Overall probably the best tasting Triple I have had, this isn't my favorite style but I really enjoyed this one.

billab914, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of theboozecruise
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in a Unibroue mix-pack... poured into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a hazy orange, small white head with good lacing. The smell is a mixture of citrus and hops, hints of floral flavors. Very nice.

The taste bring out more of the floral flavors... a little bit of fruit, toasted malts on the end of the sip. I'm not picking up the hop presence from the aroma, but it's still a fantastic beer. A medium body on this one, superbly drinkable... the 9% is masked extremely well by the flavors.

A top-notch tripel and one of the best you're going to find outside of Belgium.

theboozecruise, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of Ghenna
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pub glass. Medium white head with good lacing atop a straw colored beer. Smells sweet and yeasty- a solid tripel smell. Taste is malt sweet (though not overly sweet) with a little bit of yeast and fruit. The alcohol is hardly noticeable, although I'm fairly well used to stronger beers. Suffice it to say, it is drinkable for me.

All told, a very good beer though not my favorite Tripel.

Ghenna, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of Duhast500
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a small wine glass.

The color is a clear gold with a slight white head that disapeared quickly. No lacing.

The smell is pretty darn fruity with a nice white grape flavor and sweet green apple flavor.

The taste is again fruity with a nice bubbly sweet taste. A grape flavor is nice with a great green apple flavor and a slight hop bitterness on the back end.

The feel of this beer is really light and quite enjoyable. It has a nice ammount of carbonation that is really pleasant and gives each sip a fizzieness that lightens the feel of this beer.

Duhast500, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of beerwolf77
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much left say about this one but figured I'd review this classic for my own records.

Poured into my tulip the beer is bright golden blonde with three fingers of stark white head. Retention is supreme. Thick lace rings remain after settling down.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. White grapes and pears. Full on yeast and spices.

The flavor is spot on belgian tripel. Sweet dry and fruity. Candied white fruits. Layers of spice and yeast.

Medium creamy body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall a true classic. A great Belgian tripel made in Canada.

beerwolf77, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of unclemeat9
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S - Clove, hints of citrus, yeast, sugar

T - Classic Belgian blonde flavor. Yeasty and well-spiced. Somehow, they manage to make the high ABV unnoticeable.

M - Wonderful carbonation releases all of the spices and lets them slowly dissipate on the palette.

I swear the good people at Unibroue have kidnapped Trappist monks and brought them to their brewery in Quebec. They're making beers that are easily just as good, if not better in some cases, than the classic Belgian breweries.

unclemeat9, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Figured this was an appropriate brew to sign off of 2009!

One of their classic 750ml bottles. Poured into a tall tulip. Light golden and opaque. Thick fluffy white head, dissolves into a still significant layer. Lots of sticky lacing. Looks terrific.

The smell is that of classy Belgian blonde. A bit of yeast, warming alcohol, some fruit to it.

I've long said this is one of Canada's finest brews, and upon reviewing it my opinion stands. Truly an exceptional brew. Warming alcohol, grape, banana and cloves (almost giving it a wheat character), lovely spicyness.

Mouthfeel is quite carbonated, almost burpy as one reviewer put it, but still highly quaffable.

One of the finest brews around - very proud that this is a Canadian brew! Love having this one on hand around the house; I've got a couple in the cellar as well. Well worth a sampling!

JohnnyBarman, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of danetrain0101
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is a very cloudy golden mixture with a great head which doesn't seem to dissipate.

The smell is a over powering sugary fruit with hints of clove and a touch of alcohol. It is like music for the nostrils, if such a thing existed.

The powerful taste of cloves and alcohol hit you right off the bat. After taste brings on a mango, almost as if you just ate one.

A very smooth beer with a a good amoumt of carbonation helps keep its creamy texture.

A definite favorite of mine. Although I consume liquids like a fish, this brew demands respect. Drink slowly to get its full package.

danetrain0101, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of hardy008
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a large white head and some lacing on the glass. Smells of peaches, pears, yeast, pepper, and cloves. The flavor has peaches, pears, pepper, and cloves. Mildly sweet, and easy to drink. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, very smooth. The 9% alcohol is well hidden.

hardy008, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of cpetrone84
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden yellow color that has a big, bubbly white head that has some lingering but leaves very little lacing on the glass

S-the smell is of orange peel, a touch of spicy clove, notes of belgian yeast.

T-very sweet, a little one dimensional, tons of citrus orange peel with a light herbal spice and touch of bready malt.

M-very smooth with a nice amount of carbonation and a full medium body, somewhat creamy with a crisp finish that has a drying effect on the throat

D-the alcohol is hidden very well and this has a sweetness after the initial yeast the is quite nice.

cpetrone84, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of WWWade
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer that is fairly hard to find, at least here in Kansas.

L - cloudy orange with a small white head

S - fruity, peach, and a hint of grape

T - Fruity, peach, grape, and with a pleasant carmel finish

M - Very carbonated. I found myself burping after every other drink.

D - This is a smooth beer considering the ABV. I would have given it a higher rate here, if it wasn't for the constant burping from the high carbonation.

WWWade, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours a cloudy auburn color with a thick fluffy white heading that dissolves to just about nothing. No lacing.

Smell is very fruity at first. Pears, banana etc.Slight spiciness , corriander , clove.

Taste is spicey right from the get go.Amazing candy sugar covered fruit taste. Hot alcohol comes into play for a bit but is meeted with a clovey,spicey finish.

Mouth mid bodied with intense carbonation. Slight slickness in the mouth,kind of buttery and does linger a bit afterwards.

This tripel is probably one of the best I've had if not the best. I bought a four pack of this and didn't realize 3 were gone within a bit of time. Very drinkable.

TheFightfan1, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of Cylinsier
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a light white head that retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus fruit, spices and coriander.

The taste is the same as the smell, but also there are dry malts, esters and bretty yeasts. The spices are especially pronounced.

The carbonation is consistent throughout the feel and prickly, but light.

A very delicious Belgian style beer. I've had beers from Unibrou before and considered them just reasonably good Belgian imitations, but this is the real deal. It stands up to top shelf Belgian offerings and still remains unique.

Cylinsier, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of joshstevens87
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pour a pale yellow with a about a 1/2 inch head
S-very sweet with hints of fruits even tropical ones with no hint of alcohol even at 9%
T-a variety of fruits with a subtle yet perfect amount of spicyness/ tartness with a bit of the yeast contributing in the back ground the alcohol presence is well hindden behind the sweetness of the refreshing beer
M/D-very light and highly carbonated body even reguardless of the abv (which is not even noted while drinking the beer) which combined with its exceptional taste makes this a highly drinkable beer

joshstevens87, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of whtguitarguy
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours to a opaque golden color. Nose is rather yeasty, I love it! The aroma has bits of fruit and a very slight spicyness. This is a very smooth drink, but rather alcoholic. It is rather good, but the only problem with it is that it is heavy and filling.

whtguitarguy, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of BlackBearForge
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The End of the World pours forth a cloudy gold in color with a peachy copper glow when backlit. The white head falls rapidly leaving little lacing behind.

The aroma is very yeasty combined with various fruits such as apple and pear with perhaps peach and very mellow citrus.

The flavor has the same yeasty breadiness noted in the aroma with mellow golden fruits, (pear, apple, star fruit, peach). Alcohol is present and strong but very muted and well woven into the flavor profile. Warming only enhances the muted mellow golden fruit tones of this beer.

Mouthfeel is lush, medium, somewhat chalky and well carbonated, but very smooth in it's finish.

If the End of the World ever does come I can only hope it is accompanied by copious amounts of this beer!

BlackBearForge, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well my apologies to everyone who loves this beer. Pours yellow haze and copper. Smells like alcohol spilled on a copper pipe. Taste wise, very alcoholic, reminiscient of when your old lady fills up the bathroom with perfume and hairspray and you get it in your mouth.

Perfume, apples, clove, maybe even vanilla. And you can't get rid of it for a little while. Sometimes, I've noticed aging the beer a year or three will make it a little less harsh in exchange for additional sweetness. I'd recommend that.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of chickenm
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341mL bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde glass. Cloudy light copper color with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and green apples. In the taste there is more yeast, citrus, cloves, and a bit of alcohol. Really high carbonation and a dry finish. Body is maybe a little thin. Not my favorite tripel but this is still very good.

chickenm, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of meeekyh
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a St. Bernardus chalice from a 12 oz bottle. This is exactly what I want a tripel to look like. Straw color with a hint or orange tint and a slight, uniform cloudiness. This beer pours with a modest head leaving no lacing.

The nose is bread, orange and a bit of spice. Crisp, hoppy, bright, a bit of candy-sugar flavor, tangy, slightly yeasty... The complexity leads me to believe that it would present different flavors (and smells) according to its accompanying food and maybe my mood. I am enjoying it without food after a wonderful day.

It has a really nice mouthfeel, all smooth and dry and effervescent with a nice hoppy finish. I would be pleased to drink it all day long, though it would likely drop me after five or six as the ABV is kinda high.

Really great beer. Honestly I am not sure what could be better as a stylistic representation. Sublime presents itself as a good descriptor.

meeekyh, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of jbonapar
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I remember back in 1996, i was in first year university, visited QUebec City and tried some of these beers from Unibroue, including La Fin Du Monde. I HATED THEM, all of them. Now....Things have changed.

Appearance: Superb, bright, slight haze, yellow.
Smell: Unbelievable, butter, Orange, banana, bubble gum.
Taste: A butter creaminess hits your tongue immediatly. Flavors of banana, bubble gum, slight earthiness with a touch of fennel and coriander are overcome by a white pepper finish which lingers and develops into a subtle hopy bitterness. Just bitter enough. I've never had a beer that starts so smooth and creamy and develops into such a peppery bitterness before. Simply unbelievable.

Any beer drinker who enjoys fine beer would consider this, without a doubt, one of the best in the world. This, Maudite and Trois Pistoles are simply some of the best beer available in the world.

jbonapar, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of Bisho
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 75cl bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass

A triple in style and at 9% no slouch either! Cloudy golden orange in colour which pours with a thick creamy head that lasted longer than it took me to drink it!

The smell is very fruity with lots of Orange and banana on the nose with a clove spice to finish. On smell alone I would give this 10/10!

This hits your tastebuds like not many beers. There is so much going on - The fruit is to the fore in the mouth but when you swallow the spice kicks in. Very creamy as it goes down (reminds me of Chimay White with the creaminess) and all I want to do is fill my mouth again!

The alcohol is there on the nose but the beer is so balanced in the mouth that you could really get in trouble after a couple!

Absolutely gorgeous beer!

Unibroue make a couple of Belgian beers that would make those from the native land quiver in thier boots upon tasting. This just happens to be the best of them!

Bisho, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of CBlack85
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.

There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.

Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.

It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.

Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.

I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations

CBlack85, Dec 21, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,611 ratings.