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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,979 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,979
Reviews: 2,720
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 339
Gots: 827 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a hazy golden amber with big white head which recedes nicely to 1 finger's width, then remains there throughout. Great retention and sticky lacing. Smells great; honey, clove, lemon, banana, fruits, yeast, wheat and a touch of peppercorn. Tastes sweet,tart and fruity; honey, clove, coriander, caramelized banana, grape, pear, apples, lemon, pineapple, and wheat with just a touch of yeastiness and even less of alcohol. Medium in body and well balanced, smooth with a crisp finish, good carbonation with bubbles dancing on the tongue. A great beer with lots of flavor, hides alcohol very well, and is very drinkable, a good choice even for those who don't necessarily care for tripels.

03-19-2008 01:16:04 | More by HopDerek
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

A: hazy dark brown with yellow tins, Poured into a goblet. 3/4 finger w/heavy laces remaining througout

S: Citrus(orange). Initially sweet fading nicely to spicy cloves and corriander.

T: Rich complex and with silent bite. Gets better with time sitting out.

M: Smooth but with heavy carbonation.

D: High only if you like a strong beer which I prefer.

03-18-2008 18:49:50 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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Lexluthor33

New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

This was definitely a piece of heaven on earth. I purchased a 4 pack from my favorite beer haven near the Brooklyn Brewery and I gladly took my prize home.
The look is an amber like color with a head that resists fading for as long as it can until settling into a sticky lace. The smell reminded me of fruits,herbs and something aromatic and pleasant.
The taste was the best part and it tasted almost as it smelled. It was fruity, clove like with a strong kick of alcohol and constantly reminds one that it must be respected.
The feel has very medium carbonation and goes down as smooth as a Brew of this strength can.
The Malts provide excellent balance to this superior brew.
Spicy yet tasty with a fruit/dry finish that is almost perfect.

Notes: If one can find this,it should be bought. It is one for the ages and truly remarkable.

03-18-2008 03:12:12 | More by Lexluthor33
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

a: The end of the world is a clear pale golden color. It pours with a medium sized white fizzy head. There was very lively carbonation at first with lots of fast rising bubbles.

s: The nose here is lovely, sweet, and subtle. Aromas of sweet caramelized bananas dominate. There are also yeasty smells of peppery cinnamon apples and some spices I could not identify. In addition, I smelled some grains that had a wheaty note to them.

t: The level of sweetness in this beer is spot-on. Flavors of wheat, bananas, and apples are mostly sweet but have a slightly tart note to them as well. The finish is flowery, spicey, and dry. This is complex and difficult to decipher, let alone describe.

m: Good body on this one, but the carbonation is at first too fizzy, and then too quickly becomes still.

d: The carbonation is a bit off, but overall this is an outstanding beer.

03-17-2008 11:47:36 | More by DIM
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a cloudy orange mixed with honey color, large head with some patchy lacing.

Smell has a strong fruity aroma with some other spiciness to it, but mostly dominated by the fruit. Very sweet.

Taste is similar to the smell, in that this is a very fruity beer with a good tartness to it, strong citrus presence along with the tartness, carbonation is a bit high but I also expected it to be even higher, very crisp.

03-16-2008 05:32:56 | More by deltatauhobbit
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%

A: Dark, golden-orange color... huge white head that quickly fades... lots of lace

S: Mostly fruits (banana, oranges, apples), and spice (coriander and clove)... slightly biscuity in the middle.. some belgian yeast too.

T: Follows the nose in many ways... but lacks the smoothness and delicate transitions the nose (and the much more refined belgians) have.

M: Medium bodied. Crisp. Refreshing.

D: I think something is to be said about the long tradition of brewing the belgians have perfected... unibroue has a good beer on their hands... it just needs a few tweaks...

03-16-2008 03:14:29 | More by callmemickey
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jyeast101

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a hazy golden in color with a thick white head. Smells of Belgian sugars and yeast. Also a citrus type odor. Very smooth, balanced and refreshing. A slight, flavorful tartness, that takes away the potential for a sweet and strong alcohol taste. A highly balanced and drinkable beer. A fine Belgian outside of Belgium.

03-15-2008 01:44:39 | More by jyeast101
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Appearance is light orange and opaque with fluffy head. The smell is fruity and medicinal.

Taste is very sharp of citrus and sweetness, has a grainy almost wheat taste. Smooth, crisp and full bodied. After taste is sweet, alcoholic and a bit sour.

Very flavorful beer, with 9% abv. it has all the good traits of the European Tripel beers. Good for special occasions.

03-14-2008 03:27:33 | More by CrazyMike
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geokills

California

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

One of the most explosive beers I've ever poured - at only a drip's pace - lively carbonation races up the sides of the glass! The bubbles don't stop there, as the robust head continues to grow for a minute or two and ever so slowly begins to deflate into an off-white silken custard, scarcely down to three-finger's width before I must indulge in the first take. A zesty nose of cherries married with citrus, on my palate comes a hint of pineapples and pear. Extremely well balanced, especially considering its 9% abv. Playful on the tongue, strong but sweet, a definite refresher with a hidden strength that will sneak up on ya! ;]

03-14-2008 02:54:27 | More by geokills
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dogger6253

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%

Deep, honey color - a brighter yellow near the bottom of the glass. The heads starts off huge and pillowy, but falls rather quickly.

The major scents here are banana, coriander and cloves with some fruity pears, apples and grapes coming in and out. The taste is much of the same, but with a little bit of pineapple lingering in the background.

This beer was highly carbonated, but medium bodied and very crisp. I got a slight warming sensation from drinking it and found myself highly refreshed.

03-10-2008 23:30:47 | More by dogger6253
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morimech

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a cloudy orange with a two-fingered head in my chalice. The head settles quickly to a thick cap. A little lacing is left behind on the glass.

The smell is a combination of spice and fruit like apples and lemons.

Flavors are clove, pepper, and a mild fruitiness. A lot drier than I anticipated. Just a hint of alcohol. Medium body with good carbonation that finishes clean. High ABV makes it a slow drinker and limits drinkability.

03-09-2008 20:11:50 | More by morimech
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tmitch75

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Cloudy yellow/orange color, pillowy white head, drops to a thin layer.

Light fresh lemony smell with some wheatgrass.

Tastes almost like a wheat beer, with lightly tart apples. Alcohol is well-hidden hop finish.

Incredibly smooth and creamy.

Unbelievable. 9% ABV is surprising, you don't taste it at all. This is a wonderful beer.

Tasted on 2/24/08.

03-09-2008 04:59:42 | More by tmitch75
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charlzm

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Consumed 08/08/09 from a 6L bottle. I was told it was a 2003 vintage...

A cloudy, golden pour from this massive magnum results in a remarkably effervescent white head. Bubbles die out fairly quickly, but the fact that this glass was poured from a six year old bottle makes it remarkable anyway.

Aroma is powdery and sweet; yeast and spices. Floral and esthery.

Flavor is moderate: herbal (sage?), light spice (white pepper?) and sweet with notable but not overpowering bitterness on the finish. Dry after each taste. Slight alcohol warmth - maybe the ABV went up a little over the years?

Mouthfeel is right down the middle - still and neither thin nor thick.

Far more drinkable than I would have guessed from a six year old vintage, this wipes away bad memories of the last time I had this beer (see below)...
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EARLIER REVIEW:

Bottle labeled,"best before 05-10-10", consumed 02/14/08.

Cork popped with a great deal of energy, ricocheting around the room! Beer pours a golden yellow with a full, mernegue-like three finger head that slowly fades. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is somewhat off, with a nasty metallic tang being the dominant note. Some yeasty spice underneath. Metallic flavor carries over to beer. Dreadful! A little peppery spiciness and some lemongrass and sweetness lurked behind the relatively huge rusted metal flavor. Some parching dryness on the tongue.

Something must have gone wrong here, as I have had this before and it was a fine brew. This bottle, however, is a dumper. Until I have another to re-rate, this rating reflects this bottle.

APP - 4
SM - 2
TASTE - 1
FEEL - 4
DRINK - 1

03-08-2008 02:31:08 | More by charlzm
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 22 oz. corked bomber bottle with a foil keyring into a La Fin Du Monde tulip-shaped glass.

A: Poured a hazy, pale, golden-yellow with reddish and orange highlights, thin whisps of yeast floating throughout, and strong carbonation.

S: Smells of yeast, white pepper, lemon and orange zest, and cleaning solutions.

T: The taste is sweet, sharp and biting upfront, with a stringent citurs zest and a clear bust of ethyl alcohol. Other fruits such as banana and nectarine mix with complex alcoholic sugars and malts to create this fine brew.

M: Mouthfeel is light, crisp and sharp to the tongue.

D: The high ABV makes it a sipper, but it's dangerously drinkable. Luckily, this bomber was meant for sharing, or else it would have put me out.

La Fin Du Monde is a great Tripel and a great Belgian Strong in general. I'll have to go back and sample La Maudite somewhere and see if I can claim one as my favorite over the other.

03-05-2008 23:06:43 | More by Gambrinus1184
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hoegaardenhero

California

3.8/5  rDev -12%

a: two fingers of bubbly long-lasting fluffy white head sits on a cloudy rust colored body; gorgeous

s: sweet sugar is the first to hit the nose followed by scents of pears and apples followed by spices and just a hint of alcohol

t: a lot dryer than i would have thought; raw wheat and grains is predominant followed by some cidery/vinegary fruit flavors; winter spices and alcohol round out the taste.

m: pretty creamy and a little syrupy with light carb

d: for me this is not the most flavorful tripel but still a very good offering with some interesting and complex flavors

03-04-2008 12:17:49 | More by hoegaardenhero
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drseamus

New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Picturesque beer all around. Served in a Corsendonk tulip and the golden body plus the 1.5 pure white inch head came right to the top.

S: Nice aroma. There is a bit of apple and spice on top of the malt.

T: Good spice right up front with a touch of apple. Fairly sweet overall and rather tasty.

M: Great body. Nice and thick but still refreshing. It doesn't sit heavy on the tongue.

D: Pretty textbook tripel but not quite as good as the Belgian types. Probably the best from this side of the atlantic.

03-03-2008 05:25:33 | More by drseamus
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biggmike

Mississippi

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours an attractive orange/golden color with beautiful white head that stayed for a while. Aroma is of fruit and is sweet. The flavor is sweet and fruity up front that gives way to a peppery spiciness. Mouthfeel is good and the 9%alcohol is not evident until this beer is consumed. A really nice beer that is meant to be savored.

03-02-2008 10:20:47 | More by biggmike
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Med

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -17.1%

750 ml bottle. "Best before 9-17-10" poured in a chalice.

A - Poured a nice 2 finger head pure white against the tan beer. Slightly cloudy but very uniform. Unfortunately the head didn't stay well. Lacing was nice!

S - Dusty/musky aroma masks subtle fruit underneath. not entirely pleasant, but not terrible.

T - Taste is surprisingly clean and well balanced after the disappointing aroma. Less sweet than many triples with a medium finish. Doesn't like being too cold, though.

M - Creamy and full bodied. A little more carbonation than I expected, but pleasantly so.

D - Nice triple. I would happily have another but I'm not wishing there was another here.

I'll put some of these down in the cellar. I think it will mature nicely.

03-01-2008 00:46:34 | More by Med
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Cs1987

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance - Cloudy and orange, poured with one finger of head in a goblet. Head disappeared fairly quickly.

Smell - A pleasant mixture of fruit and alcohol.

Taste - Strong, both fruity and spicy. The complexity is quite amazing.

Mouthfeel - Great aftertaste, pretty good otherwise.

Drinkability - High alcohol, but still easy to drink.

Overall - Very popular among us craft drinkers, and deservedly so.

02-28-2008 07:51:27 | More by Cs1987
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csmiley

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Pours pale gold in color and looks just a little cloudy. Pretty generous white head with good retention. Lacing was average.

S - Aroma is nice starting with banana and spices. Lighter smells include alcohol and yeast. All of these play off each other making for a good smelling brew.

T - Taste is very spicy. Reminds me of pepper. Also get banana pretty strong in the flavor too. Background flavors would be yeast and sugar. On the end there is a slight amount of hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with carbonation levels that are right on target for my taste. Slightly dry finish.

D - A very good brew from Unibroue. Drinkability is high. I will be having this one again in the near future.

02-28-2008 03:16:51 | More by csmiley
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Apricot color, not quite clear, good little head.

Tangy and spicy with a little malt in between there somewhere.

My mouth is attacked with flavor. Intense sweetness and crystal clean alcohol sharpness suggest candi sugar. A less intense maltiness provides a mouth-watering backdrop. Then there's this crazy twang, it is a lot like citrus fruit, or maybe herbal like gin. All the meanwhile the carbonation knocks your socks off. How cool. It just tastes soo good that I want to constantly sip it for the rest of my life. It's these few moments in life where we stumble into a groove of heaven that keep us going through the rest of the crap we put up with. The hope that I can experience the magnitude of orgasmic pleasure this one beer can give me is enough to keep me going for a while, seeking my next transcendental moment.

Thank you Unibroue.

02-28-2008 01:47:06 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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spointon

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%

Another extremely good beer from Unibroue!!!

A= This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a thin head that only lasts about half way through the drinking of it.

S= This one smells of alcohol, sweetness, funky yeast, bread, and a bit of fruit.

T= The taste of this beer is outstanding. In my opinion, all that is good in Belgian trippels is represented here. There is that excellently high abv, the funky/fruity yeast flavors and a hint of hard candy sweetness.

MF= The carbonation on this one is just right. Not overflowing with foaminess, but not a low carbonation beer either. It continues to release carbonation throughout.

D= This is my favorite beer from one of my newest favorite breweries. I consider it one of my "staple" beers and highly recommend it.

02-28-2008 00:38:11 | More by spointon
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

As a big fan of tripels, I was excited to try "the best" according to BA.

The bottle is a 750ml with a champagne cork. It pops gently and pours out with a full white head that goes away slowly. It has a beautiful cloudy golden color.

The taste is exactly what you expect in a tripel with fresh fruit, spice, and a hint of banana. As is common for this style, the carbonation is a little strong making it a little difficult to drink. It's best sipped at 50 degrees or so.

It's an impressive beer to be coming out of Canada, in the sense that it isn't from Belgium! I look forward to trying other beers from Unibroue.

02-28-2008 00:35:44 | More by GilGarp
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pwoods

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%

12oz. brown bottle, silver foil cap, purchased at Party Source, poured into a snifter. Undistinguishable dating on the side.

A: Pours a bright, glowing golden orange with plenty of hazing. 1/2 inch of pearly white head forms and has average retention. Not much lacing.

S: Very spicy and yeasty. Plenty of crisp green fruits.. green apples, green grapes, some lime zest along with some banana and clove.

T/M: Very spicy and yeasty, again. I think the yeast is a bit too powerful for my liking. The yeast adds all kinds of fruit and a hop presence backs it up with a strong citrus side and a touch of bitterness. Malts are extremely sweet. Alcohol adds to the spice with a bit of a nip but not nearly as much as you'd expect from a 9% brew. Body is light and crisp and carbonation is abundant.

D: My tastes have definitely matured. 6 months ago I can say without a doubt that I would have hated this. It's still not my favorite but I can definitely appreciate it.

02-25-2008 01:56:49 | More by pwoods
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

It's truly amazing how closely this Canadian tripel resembles its Belgian brothers.
Packing a sugary sweet aroma with a sultry blend of yeast and fruit notes, this ale pours out in a fog of thick orange color and heavy white foam. It visibly resembles Circus Boy or Blue Moon, but, its complexity of flavor puts any similarities to bed.
Tantalizing the tongue with notes of banana, plum and Irish soda bread, La Fin is so exceptionally drinkable and tasty that it's easy to forgot that it sours a bit towards the end of the glass. Yet, for the first 3/4 of a pint, this is an almost perfect replication of Belgian's finest ales.

02-19-2008 22:15:35 | More by deapokid
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,979 ratings.