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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,375 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,375
Reviews: 2,739
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 363
Gots: 985 | FT: 17
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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Photo of joshuadlight
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really looking to this beer, but it did disappoint just a bit. Pale and no head, no lacing. Not even the full gold color I look for in a Tripel. Lots of spicy cloves and sweetness in the smell. The nose is slightly better than the taste. Its just not all that enjoyable. Cloves and spice, but not super tasty. A little too carbonated for my preference. Its not a bad beer, but I'm not convinced its one of the best in the world.

joshuadlight, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of BravoTwo
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Slightly hazy light orange, which a dense whipped head, which maintained through the glass, with clingy lacing. Nice carbonation.

S - Slightly fruity, with clove and spicing notes.

T - Here is where the beer shines. Classicly tripel with spice, clove, fruit. Smooth complexity makes this brew a standout. 9% ABV is so well hidden that this is deceptively devilish. Very, very well made.

M - Smooth and silky. Nicely carbonated. This beer just swims on the tounge.

D - Would it not be for the 9% ABV, this beer would be an all night drinker. This beer is so well done that all the flavors, aromas, and textures meld so well as to make this a really drinkable tripel. Possibly my favorite tripel.

BravoTwo, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a hennepin flute.

A--Pours up a little bit hazy (oops) tawny orange with lots and lots--two, two and a half fingers--of white champagne microbubbles. Excellent soapy lacing and retention.

S--Cross between cinnamon and clove, with a backdrop spicewise of pepper and nutmeg. Somehow not christmasy, though--maybe that's because of the fruit on the nose: lots of peach and a little apricot.

T--Plenty more spice up front and in the very back--more of that elusive cinnamon and clove mix, which makes it, what? Allspice? Somewhere in the mulled wine cheesecloth. Sweet juicy biscuit center with a slightly chalky pale malt tug. More apricot and even some pear pull through in the middle of the profile. Excellent balance and complexity.

M&D--Mouthfeel is soft given how full the taste is. Champagne carbonation keeps it light and lively, which brings out the fruitiness of it and doesn't let the spice overwhelm. Drinkability is high in the sense that I'd definitely drink this again, but low in the sense that at 9% you're not gonna pound two or three wine bottles of it. Definitely felt this even after giving a 1/3 away to my girlfriend.

Restraint is the word I'd apply to this beer, which leads to sick balance. Fantastic mix of bright, lively fruitiness with a sock of malt and yeast.

TheycallmeTim, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of showell
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! At first I wasn't quite sure what to think. It pours an orange/amber with about an inch head. You can smell the cloves as soon as you pour it. Then you can smell a peppery fruit. That was what caught me sort of off guard, but as soon as you taste it you know it all just works. The cloves are there above it all, wtih a fruit flavor following, followed by just a hint of hops. The aftertaste is alcohol and just a touch bitter. At 9% I couldn't drink more than one of these 750 ml bottles, but it would surely make me want to try. Thought the cork was nifty too.

showell, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of juju7
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Radiant, hazy, orange with a huge, fluffy, white head. On the nose...spicy, herbal, coriander, fennel(?), banana, sweet caramel and burnt orange, Jesus, what doesn't it have?! Follows through with all the above on the palate with beautiful warming alcohol mouthfeel. Wonderfully complex. Doesn't get much better than this. Life is good.

juju7, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of thirdeye11
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass at Patty Red's in downtown Ft. Worth this past weekend.

A: Poured a beautiful 2 finger head that recedes somewhat slowly as I drink this beer.

S: Normally I don't smell it, but this particular bottle smelled a LOT of bubble gum and in a good way. It also had some aromas of apple, pear, and only very slightly phenolic. The beer smelled absolutely wonderful. Maybe the best I've ever smelled.

T: One of my favorite beers in the world as far as taste goes. It was going down smooth without any alcohol burn. Taste of mildly sour pears and other fruits this beer is delicious. It also has some pepperiness to it which I just love. It balances out some of the sweetness which is great.

M: My only real knock on La Fin Du Monde is the overcarbonation. I would rather have a beer that is over carbonated as opposed to under carbonated though so it is only a small deduction in points. If this beer was slightly less carbonated it might be the best beer there is.

D: Off the charts on the drinkability. Budweiser could learn a thing or two about drinkability from this brew. At 9% alcohol I almost can't believe how easy it is to down this beer. While I only had one this past weekend (among other selections) I could easily have 3-4 of these in one night and enjoy every single one.

Overall this is one of my favorite beers, and in the style of Tripel I can't think of a better one. I can think of others which come close to matching it, but when one considers the price ($9.99 for a 4-pack) there is nothing out there that matches it. The other beers which come close are all $10 for a 750ml so for twice the amount of beer I'll almost always turn to La Fin du Monde. Who also doesn't like a beer that translates to "The End of the World"? Also this beer is easily the best I have had among the Unibroue offerings.

thirdeye11, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of brc
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 33cl bottle into goblet. White head doesn't stay around long, but leaves some lacing.

Smells overwhelmingly of allspice. There's some cloves, yeastiness, alcohol, black pepper and apricots, but allspice is king.

Taste is pretty laid back for a triple, but well balanced with great layering of flavors. The banana/clove business is very subtle, which is quite nice for a change. Plenty of spiciness from the hops. The sweetness reminds me of stone fruits, mostly apricot with a hint of plum. The allspice flavor is definitely there, but not as overwhelming as in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly full. The warming finish is lovely.

Dangerously drinkable. Amazing brew.

brc, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of irishtjb11
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

read alot about this picked one up, split it with some friends. really dug the map of north america/quebec on the label; as well as the cork.

appearance is a real nice unfiltered, golden color. fluffy white head, forms a snowtop on the beer. head doesnt do too much lacing, but doesn't go anywhere during the drink.

the smell and taste are super complex, but super enjoyable. smell has lots of fruity esters, especially apple, followed by lots of spices. not too much malt or hop present, but im assuming thats unique to this style. also lots of sweet hues, from honeys and sweet malts or light malts. the taste explodes on the palate, lots of carbonation and sweetness at first. a real sweet fruity, spicy taste, cant really detect too much bitterness, once again nice sweet honeys and sweet notes on the mouth. lots of warmth from the alcohol.

mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, but its not stingy like some of the more over carbonated beers. it just presents a real nice bubble and pop to it. the head is a nice addition to, really frothy and enjoyable.

great beer, very new to tripels but enjoyed this. certainly not my favorite style, but for someone who really digs it, this seems to be near the top.

irishtjb11, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of KBoudreau66
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours carbonated with a cloudy light orange color and a yellow tint. It pours two fingers of frothy white head that dissipates to a thin layer.

Smells of sweet malts, fruity apples, spicy yeast and wheat bread.

Tastes great. Carbonated, with a tangy fruit flavor. The apple flavor that I smelled stands out significantly, but there are hints of banana, alcohol, and wheat.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated. The carbonation isn't rough though, it is actually very pleasant, and nice to sip on. At first I thought I was going to suck this brew down, but it ended up taking me a lot longer then I expected.

This is an excellent triple by Unibroue. As I was drinking this I kept having flashbacks of a Weihenstephaner Hefe, but this brew is definitely different, more complex fruit flavors. Well balanced. Nice brew.

KBoudreau66, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of pwsoldier
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy gold with a rich white head that dissipates slowly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing.

S - A whirlwind of complexity created by aromas of apple, white grape, clove, citrus, coriander, and a kiss of floral hops. Simply beautiful!

T - Tart green apple flavors dominate up front, complimented by citrus and spices. A touch of hop bitterness comes through in the finish, balanced with some sweet flavors of light fruit and additional spice.

M - Full-bodied and smooth, yet finishes crisp and clean thanks to an ample amount of carbonation. An earthy feel also present thanks to the yeast.

D - Hands-down my favorite Tripel. I have a lot of respect for Unibroue, and this beer is one of my primary reasons for it. It's simply fantastic. It's enjoyable, smooth, and very easy to drink.

pwsoldier, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of mizzourah
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A hazy golden yellow with a nice off white head. It slowly dissipates and leaves a nice sticky lacing. Also has very lively carbonation.

S- Can detect the sweet malts, phenols and the alcohol.

T- This is a complex beer. Starts out sweet with a strong citrus taste. Then comes the yeast, and it finishes dry with a hint of alcohol but not as much as you would expect from a 9% beer.

M- Very lively. The carbonation is present and you want to sit and savor it.

D- I nurse the bottle slowly. This isn't a beer you can drink quickly but should sip and savor. Surprisingly the alcohol isn't overwhelming but very subtle

mizzourah, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of SpruceFish
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured in to a chalice

A: nice yellow color very hazy and i like how i can see specks of yeast floating in it

S: nice citrus aroma defiantly some nice cloveness lingering in there

T: very well balanced maltyness great clove, citrus and perhaps a little bit of brown sugar

M: a little to carbonated but still feels really nice on the tongue

D: i could deffinaly have a few of these goes down real smooth no boozie feel at all

SpruceFish, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of brewintheLou
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The bubbles from the carbonation rise up the side of the glass.

Smell is a sweet citrus like yeast.

The Belgian yeast is definitly the overpowering taste here. Almost like a higher carbonated hefeweizen. Very smooth fruity flavors and goes down very easy. Not much of an after taste here.

brewintheLou, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of jdense
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge billowing rocky head over amber/orange body, nice lacing. Citrusy nose, and oranges, banana and spices (coriander) in a nice balanced body. Very carbonated mouthfeel, gave me the tingles:) A bit of alcohol in the finish, but dangerously drinkable for ABV. One of North America's best interpretations of the classic Belgian tripel. A truly glorious beer experience, glad I have another bottle stashed:)

jdense, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of coldmeat23
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Best Before 04-24-11

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color. One-finger head of loose white foam. Leaves a light frothy covering. Lacing is spotty and somewhat slick.

Nice banana and citrus notes come on strong. Pears, apples, oranges and peaches. Nice spiced presence, also. Corriander and hints of clove. Very inviting belgian yeast profile. Slight presence of phenols. Light barnyard funk.
This is the nose of an excellent Belgian Tripel.

Sweet fruitiness opens this one. Apples, bananas and citrus flavors. This is quickly balanced by a nice smooth spiciness. Light pepper and cloves. Nice medium malt profile. Great belgian yeast presence.
Very nicely balanced.

As a Tripel should be, this is one smooth and creamy brew. Highly carbonated, with lots of tiny little bubbles. It feels so good in your mouth, you almost don't want to swallow it. Just let it sit there, for a while, and enjoy it.

Very tasty, smooth, and quite drinkable. It hides the 9%abv so well. I can't even tell that it's there. I'm betting that it will sneak up on you, though. Be careful with this one.

coldmeat23, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of cdizinno
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml brown bottle, a best before date on the back label(10-01-11).
2-25-09 update - Had a 12oz and it has a much spicier scent and flavor, clearer golden-yellow, but just as good!

A: Foamy off white head. Cloudy, golden-yellow straw color.

S: Heavy sugar citrus scent. Slight clove and spice scents.

T&M: clove spiciness with some sweetness. Medium-heavy bodied with fruity flavors. Slightly dry finish.

Notes: Definitely my favorite of the "Unibroue" ales.

cdizinno, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another beer that I picked up in Totowa. This one has to be one of the most reviewed brews on this site, so I was a bit surprised that I haven't heard about this more in a word-of-mouth fashion. Seeing that I haven't had a Canadian Beer since Labatt Crystal, I figured it was time to up the ante a bit. Thankfully, this beer is more than up for the challenge!

Great pour, no doubt about it. The head nearly overflowed my pint glass and the lacing isn't half bad either. As for the hue - it's golden with lots of swirly cloudiness to it. Just what I want to see in a Belgian style! Then there's the taste. Certainly not amazing or overwhemling, but if I had this beer blindfolded, there's no way I'd guess that this was Canadian. Lots of banana, clove, bubble gum, and straw here, with a good alcoholic presence to tie it all together. It's not crystalline, but there's a sense of sweetness here too. Certainly one of the most aggressive opaque beers I've ever had, and with just a hint of sourness in the back to boot...

I normally don't like my beers this strong, but it all works here. The 9.00% ABV is not to be taken lightly, since it will be felt from the first sip to the last drop. This is a good beer for this time of the year, when you're sick of stouts and darker offerings but still need to be warmed up because spring is taking it's time to arrive! All the praise this beer gets is certainly deserved.

JerzDevl2000, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of cadenwhitaker
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first beer from Unibroue... these guys are canadian?!

wow

I've always liked Tripels, but this beer just made Tripels my favorite style. Woody, sticky, light citrus, just about everything I've expected in Tripel... just better! I can see why this beer is in the top 100.

cadenwhitaker, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of erz316
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Large 750 ml corked bottle into a westmalle chalice

A - a very nice brazen yellow fills the glass, dark like a clover honey; held up to a light the light the color only changes a little bit. the head is big white and bubbly, and fills up the chalice perfectly; the head also dissipates very quickly to a good 2mm covering.

S - there is no way around it, but this beer defintely earns a perfect score here. right up front there is a bouquet of fresh cut apples, and mulling spices, there is a light touch of clover the the back. smells like a carbonated mulled cider to equate it to something else.

T - a fine tripel indeed. a nice sweet malty flavour hits the palate. the sweetness is complemented by an almost wheat like grain taste with some sweetness, fruity notes in the far back. the finish illuminates the alcohol and some spiciness from hops. the aftertaste is at first lingering with alcohol and then the malts set back in and give it a nice sweet finish.

MF&D - the feel is great, a creamy body that is not too thick with a large amount of carbonation. I could drink this into oblivion, which wouldn't be too hard.

erz316, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of czechsaaz
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big malt nose of pilsner and a spicy yeast component. There's a little fruity ester involved too. I get some peach and apricot aroma. As it warms up it seems even more malty.

Golden colored and very clear. Pours with a big-ass head (careful not to overpour) that fades to a nice layer with tons of lacing but some pretty big bubbles in the head and rising from the bottom of the glass.

Sweet base malt flavors of pilsner and some honey malt. Good hop bitterness to dry it out. Fermentation characteristics include fuit (apples and peaches), spice (pepper, coriander) and yeast. All the fermentation blends together and is subtle so it doesn't seem like anything is added, just a byproduct of the yeast.

Medium to light body with very lively carbonation. Hides the 9% very well. Drinks like a standard pilsner-type beer with way more flavor.

Hard to believe I've never reviewed this beer. It's one of my go-to beers. While not as complex as say a Westmalle or a Bernardus tripel, I can't walk into an average grocery store and pick up a better tripel. Availability/Price/Quality, this is a winner.

czechsaaz, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served out of a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. pours a cloudy golden yellow color with lots of rising bubbles and a nice soapy head like most belgians, that faded slowly. the lacing is not too aparent at first, but as it warms it produces a nice sticky lace on the glass. the smell is almost all phenolics and such from the belgian yeast. tiny bit of a malt nose as well. a little sweet smelling with some alcohol. the taste is absolutely delicious. lots of bubblegum and bananna from the yeast, a little citrus, with some belgian malts aparent. very sweet as well with somewhat of a dry finish. it hides the alcohol very well, you cant taste it what so ever. mouthfeel is pretty medium. drinkability is pretty good considering the 9%, but it real creeps up on you so be carefull. like every unibroue ive had, its pretty damn good, they are all worth a try, exspecially this one. great tripel.

dogfishandi, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Cavalier92
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is simply an excellent Tripel. Wow!

A beautiful nose filled with oranges, lemons and grapefruit. Deep golden brown with a nice, clingy head. A sweet full mouthfeel with just a hint of dryness on the edges of the tongue.

The flavor explosion on you tongue is only hinted about bt rhe nose. It's full of malt and fruitiness, well balanced, but certainly on the sweet side.

This is a high ABV beverage, but sbeaky. YOu'll have a few before you realize just how much you've been affected.

Cavalier92, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of schroederm
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter:

Opaque yellow brown body with a thick, thick head. A chalice would be best for this brew. Citrus, farm, and yeast in the nose. Absolutely awesome maltiness, and exceptionally well rounded. A little lemon in there, a touch on the sour side. Highly carbonated, but that's too be expected. Very drinkable.

Overall: Another solid win from Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde is available, reasonably priced, and delicious.

schroederm, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of Vengeance526
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with only a thin white ring and not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma immediately hits with fruity notes of banana, apricot and some pear. Yeast is detected and some cloves also come through clean in the front.

Taste reveals lots of fruit and spice. Notes of banana and orange with hints of pepper and cloves in the background. The initial sweetness is quickly balanced out by the spiciness.

Medium body with lots of carbonation. Alcohol appears to be well-hidden for the most part. Cool and refreshing, well worth having a few more around.

Vengeance526, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of olegv40
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Deep golden color, large foamy head, lots of bubbles rushing to the surface

S - Yeasty with a slight hint of citrus with a distinct freshness

T & M - Sublime, smooth and yeasty with just a slight hop bite. Fruity, perhaps apricots. Finishes first with a bit of pepper, and then, finally the alcohol presents itself.

D - The alcohol content makes it hard to drink a lot of these but the taste is so wonderful that you just want to grab another one.

olegv40, Feb 11, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,375 ratings.