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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,931 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,931
Reviews: 2,797
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,344 | FT: 19
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Bonis
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This doesn't look the same as I remember. Pours to a cloudy deep orange color. Not a lot of head, but a thin layer of bubbles remains long after the pour. Lively carbonation is apparent. This one bubbles almost like a champagne.

S - Smell is a little of light fruits, but much more yeasty with spices and a touch of alcohol. Doesn't smell overly sweet in my opinion. Pleasant overall.

T - Taste is of sweet and sour fruits, along with a balance of sweet malts and then a warming alcohol/spice mix which is pleasant overall. You can tell this is a strong beer, but you certainly wouldn't expect it to be 9%.

M - Fairly full bodied and loaded with carbonation. Probably the weakest aspect of this particular beer to me. I think it could stand to be a little more smooth without so much carbonation, although this is a fine example of a tripel.

D - This one is pretty drinkable at 9%, which is why I suggest you don't pound 4 packs of them on a regular basis. You can feel this stuff after one, but keep em coming for me.

Photo of urwithdave
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for another one Mark! Poured into my Cigar City snifter. Reviewing from notes.

A- pours a hazy pale yellow color. Two fingers of a sudsy white head. Excellent retention with some decent lacing.

A- bready malts and quite a bit of yeast. A bit of bananna and pear.

T- the taste follows the nose. Big bread/biscuit up front. The yeast is strong but not over the top. A hint of the alcohol shines through. At moments, I'd swear I was getting a bit of cloes with banannas mixed in. Very floral.

M- on the lighter side of medium. High carbonation. The finish is very clean.

D- a nice offering. Drinks very easy. This is definitely a gateway beer. I will suggest this to my BMC schwag drinking buddies.

Photo of decimator
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Hazy yellow-orange colour with a big bubbly long lasting head. Even after many sips there's still a 5mm cap and plenty of lacing

S - Lots going on but it's surprisingly not overpowering or off putting: Sweet (almost like candy), bananas, oranges, peaches, apples, spices, yeast and alcohol notes.

T - Plenty of sweetness upfront with honey and caramel notes. Then it's a mixture of fruity flavours dominated by bananas and orange peel. There's also a nice spiciness and the finish has a bit of an alcohol bite. Despite the ABV being 9% some of the alcohol is well masked by the fruit & sweet flavours. As it warms up the finish gets more bitter. Overall the balance is certainly on the sweet side.

M - Good carbonation, creamy, tangy and plenty of sugary stickiness. The sweet stickiness lasts all the way into the finish.

D - This is good stuff. Not something I would drink regularly but certainly well enjoyed on occasion.

Photo of gford217
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a creamy white head that recedes to a thick collar and thin cover of bubbles across the top. Lots of bubbles streaming to the top.

The aroma is sweet with belgian yeast dominating alongside light fruits, especially pears and apricots, and plenty of grass and lightly toasted malts.

Taste has a biting sweetness up front with tons of fruity esters, bananas namely. The Belgian yeast is there in the background as is the hints of earthiness, but they're really overtaken by the sweetness. The finish is sweet and sugary, not dry.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky sweet for the style. Again, finish is less dry and more sweet with the alcohol lingering in the aftertaste.

This is a decent tripel but not one of the best I've had. Having just had the Westmalle tripel tonight, this doesn't quite measure up. It's really sweet and less balanced than the best in the style.

Photo of deereless
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark straw in color, initial head was hefty and rocky though it dropped relatively quickly leaving a thin layer up top - 4.00, S: Nose is quite light and fruity, alcohol is noticeable but not off-putting, some sweet bananas and frosted cereal, aroma is a touch spicy and with lots of golden apple, I get traces of a holiday fruit cake but without all the heaviness - 4.50, T: Sweet grains as well as a solid spicy hop bite, also a fair amount of candied sugar which provides a dry bite, yeasty and bready, some pear and apple as well as a touch of orange, very good flavor profile - 4.00, M: The beer is quite dry and almost creates a puckering effect, ever so slightly grainy, light bodied - 4.00, D: A very nicely crafted beer, very drinkable - 4.00

Photo of jsanford
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet

A - Hazy orange with a thick foamy head. Lively carbonation.

S - Banana, orange, lemon and yeast.

T - Biscuit malts, more banana, citrus and yeast. Finishes with a nice, spicy coriander and white pepper note. Classic.

M - Creamy and smooth with a medium body and crisp, bubbly carbonation. ABV is hidden.

D - Great drinkability, could easily enjoy this all day. Unibroue crafts some very fine beer, this one being no exception. A true classic, world-class example of a Tripel.

Photo of rdub
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting a long time to try Unibroue. This stuff was awesome. Cloudy and beautiful in the Duvel tulip. Three or four finger head which stuck around for quite awhile. Smell of bananas, other fruit and nice maltiness. The taste was super complex and delicious. Mouthfeel was medium and easily drinkable for such a strong brew. Nice!

Photo of adam42381
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet. Best by date 09-24-12.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden orange with a 1/4 finger foamy white head which dissipates almost instantly. No lacing at all.

Smell: Quite sweet with banana, yeast and citrus dominating with just a hint of phenols.

Taste: Yeast and malt up front followed by a burst of banana and citrus esters in the middle then finishes with malt and dry phenols. Aftertaste is a mixture of sour citrus and phenols. The high alcohol is well hidden by the tremendous flavor of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. The carbonation bursts through from the get go.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You don't really notice the alcohol at all so this one could very well sneak up on you.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. Buy it if you see it. It is one I thoroughly enjoyed.

Photo of arturorg
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Unibroue tulip

A: Golden going amber with a big white head that leaves behind a watery spiderweb lace, there's some visible carbonation and sediments.

S: Sweet, banana, bread, some orange (citrus), alcohol, flowery.

T: Sweet, citrusy, alcohol, little bit bitter aftertaste that's inviting to have some more.

Overall: very fine beer with a lot going on, kind of sweet and very warming that could sneak on yo giving you a fine buzz, would have it again without thinking.

Photo of Takahiro
3.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The bottle from a Trial Pack, purchased from Trader Joe's
Poured into Duvel Tulip

Thick 2" white, dense, and fine foam. Hazy, golden.

Smell: fruity with apple, grape, some banana.

Taste: apple and some toffee upfront. smooth malty sweetness in the middle. some hop bitterness follows after that. it finishes with warming and sweet alcohol. I notice some tartness, which I did not detect in the past review.

Mouth: smooth and light malt. not cloying. finishes dry, but alcohol seem to linger. it tasted like Duvel.

Drinkability: Not so good. Because of high alcohol, it seem to have some lingering sweetness from it. Though this is relatively "dry", it's not that quaffable. It's a sipper for me.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy gold, with a cappuccino foamy head that is supported by an army of bubbles rising to the surface.

Delightful aromas of bread, coriander, fruit, toffee. Nose is brisk and a bit volatile.

Tastes strongly of coriander (like a witbier), has nice biscuity malt flavor, a metallic element, club soda, and is rather dry. I detect some watermelon and cantalope. This is the opposite of the very tropical fruity and cloyingly sweet style. This has a dry, hoppy finish, reminiscent of Saison Dupont, along with some hay bale dust.

The body is light with champagne-like carbonation, giving this a very cleansing, refreshing feel. Makes my tongue a bit numb though, due to the coriander.

The ABV is somewhat high but not very noticeable. Altogether, this is a nice dry version of the tripel style that I find highly drinkable.

Photo of teamburma
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easy pour, nice colour and decent head (which doesn't last long). The beer has a mild aroma which is flowery and pleasant.

Feels nice in the mouth - small, smooth bubbles flow easily.

Taste is yeasty and typical of strong beer - but better than most. Taste moves along the tongue where it rests in the back with a mild aftertaste. The enjoyable taste hides the strong alcohol content but your mouth revealingly puckers ever so slightly along the sides of the bottom of the palette.

This is a 9% beer and you can tell it should be consumed slowly. Start drinking to fast and it saturates your mouth.

Not an everyday beer but a good one to share with a friend, if you split a 750ml bottle.

Photo of ChrisPro
3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: I simply am not a fan of tripels so my rating is biased

Have had numerous times in the bottle and finally rating this.

Pours hazy golden orange with an abundance of foam that disappears quickly.

Aroma is very floral, but a ton of bready yeast present. Some hints of lemon and cinnamon.

Flavor is mild sweet honey, then a pretty well balanced bitterness, but the yeast really dominates the flavor.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation that accentuates the flavor.

Overall, probably a very solid example of the style, but this is not a beer I return to often.

Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle

Appearance - pours a cloudy opaque honey yellow. A huge foamy white head, and some amazing lacing.

Smell - breads and grains, yeast and citrus notes and a honey sweetness

Taste & Mouth - peppery and floral, cloves and a slightly bitter finish. You can feel the alcohol warming your chest.

Drink - for a 9% beer, this is scary drinkable. An amazing beer that gets the respect it deserves.

Photo of WickedSluggy
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color. Pours lively but head fades quickly. No lacing. A little residual effervescence continues to rise.

Rich aroma is primarily characterized by yeasty Belgian chem. Estery.

Taste is crisp, grainy and yeasty with notes black pepper, yellow bell peppers and dry (not sweet) peach or apricot. Pleasantly alcoholic.

Mouth Feel is warm and silky, very nice.

A nice mellow drinking experince - drinkability is good.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into wine glass, tasted at Bliss, wine and beer shop.

A: A bold haze to the light golden body, with a beautiful head that stays white and fluffy the entire drinking experience. A good bit of lacing is left in layers.

S: The aromatic experience of a pepper/clove/slight banana is found.

T/M: The nose suggests that this is one fine tripel and the taste reassures this notion. Yeast balance is wonderful with the hops and malts, a truly great multi-dimensional brew. The semi-dryness of the mouthfeel, unlocks flavors with the finish and promotes a great lingering sensation.

D: WOW this could be the end all be all to tripels a great rendition of the classic style. I find this to be both a great brew to sip anytime of the year. Could not even put the glass down, very well done. Tastes like it could use a bit of aging, but swell fresh too.

Photo of alli4051
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark straw color. Produces a big fizzy, slightly off white, head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing. Smell is peppery and fruity. Taste is really complex between the maltiness, fruitiness, and spiciness, all of which are really well balanced with that distinctly Belgian flavor. Medium bodied with a a crisp but slightly sticky mouthfeel with a hint of alcohol. The 9% is definitely well hidden but will sneak up on you quick. I will admit in my quest to expand my palate I have struggled with the tripel; however, brews like this help speed up the process.

Photo of tetonka4kzoo
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color. Has a somewhat hazy appearance.

Has a fruit aroma with banana and a bready yeast.

This tripel has a sweet and creamy taste. It has that distinct Belgian taste. Has a nice sour finish from orange and lemon. Very delicious.

This taste tripel is quite smooth. Its very creamy and medium-bodied.

The sweetness and sour finish mask the alcohol making it very drinkable in quantity. I always look forward to this favorite tripel.

Photo of mash4077
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz to glass

A- Very cloudy yellow, with an almost sludgy look to it. A bit darker than a Hefeweisen. One finger of white head that dissipated rather quickly.

S- Smells a bit like a hefeweisen, banana, peach, and a little sweet honey smell. A strong pineapple smell comes out over the yeast. Very fruity and "tropical", not what I expected.

T- Quite the bite to the toungue at first, then it mellows out to the flavors found in the smell. Pineapple and yeast most prevalent. Nice sweet malts, a little honey. This isn't really to my taste but beyond style I don't have many complaints. A well brewed and interesting beer.

M- Great body, great carbonation. Feels good.

D- Suprisingly good for the abv. Really not bad at all. I wish I had more to say about this beer!

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into my Duvel Tulip, this brew pours a opaque golden yellow with a fluffy pillow like white head. Impressive.

S: The aroma is bold and full of spicy fruity notes. The lack of complexity grounds this brew at a 4.0.

T: The flavor is classic Belgium Triple. Fruit like spiciness with sweet malt. A slight bitterness with an alcohol tingle leave the pallet after every sip.

MF: The mouth feel becomes fuller as the beer warns. Carbonation is smooth and right on for the style.

D: Drink is just right. This higher then average ABV brew is well crafted. This is my second of the night.

Photo of LuthersMug
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is what a beer should be! I first tried this one at a local deli and was blown away. Then, my brother-in-law got me this one in a gift of beers. Thanks bro.

A - Clear, golden/bronze hue with carbonation bubbling up. 1/2 inch of head with lacing present throughout most of the beer.

S - Yeast and malts come bursting forth to the nose. A pleasant sweet smell arises reminding me of caramel apples.

T - Smooth and malty up front, hints of warm cider going down. Great.

M - Excellent carbonation, very smooth.

D - At 9%, this beer will leave you feeling good.

Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 750 ml. corked bottle dated 07-02-12. Sampled on August 5, 2010. It pours a cloudy, milky pale yellow with about a one inch silky and soft head. The aroma is bursting with yeast, malts, and grains that seem to have a wheat-like quality to them. The taste leans more on the malts, spices, and hops and less on the yeast. The alcohol is well-masked. A real good beer.

Photo of chilibeer
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my first post on beer even though over the past two summers I have tried over 100 beers (mainly this summer) I have just began drinking Belgium Ales but this is one of my favorite beers of all time. I drank it out of a Goblet and found it easily drinkable and loved the overall texture, smell, taste. I am definitely going to do this again

Photo of bogus564
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice...

I wanted to save a special beer for my 50th review - that said, a few of my friends instructed me that this is a really good one. Here goes...

Color is a nice hazy golden orange, with a head the color of an orange peel. The head grew to 2 cm in height and dissoved in two minutes, leaving little evidence of its existence.

The smell is spice dominant, after which you can catch a little citrus, then a little (is that earthiness? A new experience for me) something extra - it's certainly interesting, and my nose clearly likes it.

And now, for the taste - wow, spicy, like cloves. After that, what seems like a conspiracy of orange, honey, raisin and grassy flavors. This party is representin'!

Mouthfeel is good - this beer is light in body, with ample carbonation for its type. The finish is pretty dry, and there's a sweet honey aftertaste. Well done.

With a 9% ABV, I'd be careful about knocking down a bunch of these, especially in the 750 ml bottle size, but it's darn tasty, especially with the Italian sub I consumed with it. And now, naptime - Unibroue clearly knows what they're doing with tripels.

Photo of BarrelO
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best before 9/24/12.

A: Hazy orange body. Massive white head that dissipates into a thin film.

S: Strong apple-like fruitiness. Also some spices.

T: Big fruity sweetness up front. Tingly spicy alcohol. Some earthiness reminiscent of sweet bread.

M: Medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation to lighten it up.

D: There was a time when I considered this my absolute favorite beer. My tastes have changed, but this remains a very good beer. An excellent introduction to Trappist-style beers.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,931 ratings.