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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,978 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,978
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.

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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -22.9%

750 ml bottle into a Chimay goblet

A: 1/2" white head that fell to a cloud in the middle. Slightly hazy golden body that didn't look terribly appetizing.

S: Spices, yeast, and some light fruits. Alcohol appeared a bit as it warmed.

T: A big hit from the spices - clove, pepper - maybe coriander too. And the yeast. Fruit was present too, but the spice overwhelmed most everything else.

M: Medium body that was a bit over carbonated - almost fizzy at first, but then settled down. Dry finish w/ the spice & yeast present in a lasting aftertaste.

D: The alcohol was hidden well, but it's still a sipper thanks to the spice & mediocre flavor.

Not a bad brew, just ok - and quite overrated IMO.

08-14-2007 04:43:16 | More by OKCNittany
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance- Nice clear golden color with big, fluffy white head.

Smell- Nice sweet smell with cloves.

Taste- Fruit tastes with cloves.

Mouthfeel- High carbonation, medium body.

Drinkability- This beer is fantastic. Just when you think Canada has nothing but hockey, Strange Brew and Rush you find this!

08-12-2007 20:32:12 | More by Beerbuddha
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a super bubbly cloudy and hazy golden straw with a pock marked and continualy active pure white head. I can see the carbonation from the yeast forming little pockets of bubbles all along the side of my glass and the head retention lasts almost the entire glass, not as much beautiful lacing as I was hoping for so it misses out on the five.

S: Super yeasty which gives off a sweet bananna and sugary scent that I find okay but is not my all time favorite.

T/MF: My first glass was served a bit colder than it should have been and maybe for that reason was more bubbles than taste. My mouth filled up with gasses from the carbonation so I couldn't taste the beer at first, but then on my second glass, after the beer warmed up a bit the gas subsided enough for me to get the full flavor of the beer which I have to say is quite good. Fruits are all over the place in this beer, shining through a super sweet yeast taste. Pears and orange and apple are there amonst the sweet yeast and malt characters that make this one quite quaffable.

D: Could drink this one all night if I didn't have pure abbey style ales around me. But great and tasty reproduction of the Beglain style. Yum.

08-11-2007 06:09:09 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Blupoet03

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

Ordered at a local pub with pizza, presented in the bottle - pint glass on the side.

I poured it into the glass, raising just a thin lacy head which dissipated almost instantly. It was hazy and the color of golden wheat. Yeast was visibly floating in the glass.

The nose was sweet - honey and florals, with sharp spices and a little grassy.

The taste was layered: sweet first, tingly on the tongue, then the spices and florals hit with a hint of ginger and what I call a "Belgian Funk," the finish is slightly dry with a snap of hops which brings you into a pleasant after taste.

I'm giving an average drinkability because while the alcohol doesn't affect the taste at all, the beer is too tangy to give it a high drinkability rating, though it is still a great beer.

08-10-2007 02:04:09 | More by Blupoet03
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%

$5.00 / 750ML Bottle
County Market Grocery Store
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - A haze of golden yellow to a pale orange with a lasting frothy white head. The head starts out with about 3 inches and slowly tapers back to about a 1/2 inch where it is well maintained. Very much carbonated as a constant flow of tiny bubbles speed to the top if the beer from the side and bottom of the pint glass.

Smell - There's a soapy aroma to this brew I find quite difficult to get past.

Taste - Sweet plum taste but not overwhelming. This is a tasty beer with a malty start and solid finish. The 9% alcohol content is not easily noticed because the flavor is established so well.

Mouthfeel - Even with the obviously strong carbonation seen in the pint, this brew is very smooth to the mouth. It goes down easy and even has a silky afterfeel. There's a tiny little punch in the top back of my mouth when first taking the sip. I think that may be the alcohol content.

~ This is a very good beer. There is really something to be said for the 'head' offered by different brewing styles. This is a light almost out of body feel that makes me very pleased that I have another full pint glass of frothy goodness waiting for me in the oversized bottle. Don't pass this one by because before you know it, it's La Fin Du Monde (The End Of The World.)

08-05-2007 19:32:28 | More by cdkrenz
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wspscott

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Huge head, even with a gentle pour I ended up with a 4 inch head and had to wait for it to settle a bit. Clear gold color, head is very white and thick. Surprisingly, there was no hint of lace after the huge head.

S: Has all of the "sweetness" of a belgian ale with slight hints of "spices"

T: Very little sign of the alcohol, this could be dangerous. Mostly cloves (maybe ginger) with some banana in the background.

M: Highly carbed, feels tingly on the tongue. Light but seems to linger if that makes any sense.

D: Very drinkable, goes down too easy. It is not heavy or filling at all, this could be a session beer if you had nowhere to go :) Highly recommended

08-04-2007 21:09:06 | More by wspscott
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tpd975

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

La Fin Du Monde....The End of the World

A: Cloudy yellow in color with a medium head that fades down to a ring around the edge with a pad on top.

S: Lots of aroma here. Tons of malty yeasty sweetness, with bubble gum, clove, banana and tart apples leading the way.

T: Very easy drinking brew for the ABV. Starts off with the nice yeasty sweetness that was apparent in the aroma. I taste candy sugar, lemon rind, and it finishes with the tartness of fresh green Granny Smith Apples.

M: Medium bodied, yet light. Very smooth drinking beer.

D: Goes down rather smooth, I picked up the little bottle this go around but could and have put down the 750 ml rather easily.

Overall: La Fin Du Monde translates in English to "The End of the World” this beer is not the end all be all of beer, but if I happened to be drinking it on my judgment day I would be a happy man.

Every country has their brewers who try to recreate Belgium's best and Unibroue does it consistently brew after brew....Canada should be proud. Along with Maudite these two beers are perfect examples, yet different than the best that Belgium has to offer. I have had several dozen bottles of this beer and every time it leaves me all warm and fuzzy, especially those 750 ml. It is relatively cheap, and ohh soo good... eh? God love Canada for this one.

07-31-2007 16:48:07 | More by tpd975
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ortsacul

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

I'm not sure if anyone could put this next to an authentic Belgian Tripel and tell the difference.
It smells like a Belgian Tripel, tastes like a BT, Has the mouthfeel of a BT, and it's equally as strong and drinkable as a BT as long as you like drinking strong brews that end up being the focus of your night.
For 9.99 a 4-pack, it's a bargain and I'm in love with it so my score is biased. Sorry, you may want to read the next one for objectivity.

07-29-2007 03:54:45 | More by ortsacul
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mentor

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle obtained from Total Beverage (Westminster) and consumed a couple evening later. Pours a clingy three finger white head over a clear dulled golden liquid. Many streamers race to the surface. Smells lemony and tropical with some phenol. A bit of a ginger zing and some oranges.

Tastes wet sweet with strong fruity. Some dried hay and quite a bit of phenol. I have a hard time with phenol and this beer is difficult for me to handle. Yeasty serves to temper the sweet and a strong sting from carbonation lifts the thickness from the tongue. ABV must be about 10%, but is quite well integrated with the other flavors. Clean, without fusels. Aftertaste is increasingly drying with an unpleasant phenol and aromatic oil that contributes a numbing or dulling effect. Md body and heavily carbonated. Very well balanced with an interesting story of flavors rising and falling. Judged to style, not to my particular preferences.

07-29-2007 02:15:21 | More by mentor
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shroompod

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml , best before 02/23/09, poured into pint glass with a nice rocky head, good lacing. A cloudy yellow.

Smell is grassy, some citrus notes.

This beer has a nice yeast/bready sweet taste that yields to a mild understated hop bite.

Medium mouthfeel, nice crisp carbonation.

Drinkability of this beer is good, I'll probably finish this 750ml without to much trouble.

07-23-2007 02:44:48 | More by shroompod
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

My 20th review and I cant think of a better beer. I love Unibroue and this is probably my favorite offering. Poured into my goblet with a huge white head that slowly settles but is still present. Some of the most lacing I have seen. A dazzling hazy golden yellow.

Smells of Unibroue yeast, fruits, and alcohol.

Has a hoppy bite on the tongue, along with the warming alcohol and some spice that lingers. A truly remarkable beer and this one should make any Canadian proud.

07-21-2007 07:23:16 | More by irishkyle21
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LeftyBWS

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a 750 mL corked bottle into a tulip-shaped pint glass.
A: Darkly golden, plenty of bubbles, nice foamy head. Looks delicious.
S: Very fruity, but not overwhelming, and not with one particular scent. I smelled hints of apples and lemons, and plenty of orange and coriander. Maybe a trace of berries of some kind? Certainly plenty of sugary sweetness, too.
T: Sweet at first, and that lasts all the way through. It feels like it should almost turn bitter towards the end, but it doesn’t and remains perfectly well-balanced. Smooth and creamy finish. Subsequent sips reveal a nice honey flavor, as well.
M: Smooth throughout, and not that heavy for such a high alcohol beer (9% ABV).
D: For a beer of this complexity, drinkability is high. I split a 750 mL bottle with another person, and I can still feel the alcohol. I could surely have more of this beer for the taste, but it is potent stuff. I’m sure one whole bottle is enough.

07-20-2007 02:07:50 | More by LeftyBWS
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tapman

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

#2 in my Unibroue 6-pack, very exciting.

14 karat gold with a very hazy transparency topped by a 2-finger head (more of a head depending on how skilled the pour). Great lacing lasts and lasts and lasts.

More Belgiumy (yeasty) than the darker Maudite. Sweet spicy fruit (apricot) ester aromas coupled with a sweet suger back. Malts are hard to detect a little if at all, but its a Belgium, baby, so lets all just settle down. A little bit of alcohol pulls through when one really gets their nose in there.

More alcohol than the taste, but not bad. Less apricot and more spiced fruit in general, like an amalgamation of many different non-citrusy (orangeish) fruits i.e. starfruit, mango, plantain, etc. Sweet/sour yeast finish settles on the palate as a nice wrap-up. So nice when it warms up; a warmer temperature brings out the sweet. Also when warmer the clove and cinnamon notes come out. If you don't warm this baby up then you don't know what you are missing, man.

Once again a typical Belgiumish mouthfeel of crisp bubbles and good beer. Light but with texture.

Very drinkable, but the alcohol comes out much more than in the Maudite, its darker sister, and is less complex than Maudite, also. Still, preferable over a delirium Tremens and is quite delicious during hot summer days. A very good brew.

07-18-2007 06:27:23 | More by tapman
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choyhosoi

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a glass and the drink had a faint gold color with a nice head that dissapated slowly. Smell is reminiscent of the other Unibroue lines I have tried not that I am complaining(fruity). The taste was excellent no aftertaste very smooth. I could definetly drink this again and recommend this to anyone who can find it

07-18-2007 03:34:19 | More by choyhosoi
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Overlord

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

An exceptional beer from Unibroue. Incredibly drinkable for its potency and for the complexity of its flavor (there are four or five distinct strains of taste to focus on), and is not to be missed. Bready yeast, citrus, a bit of a hay/grass flavor. Good stuff.

I could do some serious damage ... to myself, probably ... if I ever saw this on tap.

07-15-2007 08:10:04 | More by Overlord
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Nice pale gold color with about a finger sized white head. some lacing is evident but nothing too impressive.

Aroma is yeasty and full of esters and all the Belgian funk I love so much. Some dark fruity notes and a bit of clove as well. Very nice indeed.

The taste is big and bready, with some of the spicy notes and a finish that is dominated by alcohol. Finishes real hot and dry. This is my first example of this style and it seems close to some Tripels I have had.

Surprisingly light bodied and despite the alcohol in the finish it really does not give away it's 9% ABV. An eminently drinkable Belgian style beer!

07-11-2007 00:34:06 | More by ZimZamZoom
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mshallah

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

12oz brown bottle with silver foil at the neck and a label of Quebec surrounded with glowing light. Hazy gold color. Sudsy head with a clovey, spicey nose. Winey alcohol smell also present. Lemony taste upfront with Belgian yeast funk trailing it up. Dryish sweet finish with a rounded tang. At 9%abv this beer at first seems a Duvel clone, but a closer taste reveals far more Belgian yeast character that includes a sourness and a wet blanket funk. This complexity makes this beer a "must try". Try it with seafood dishes, herbed vegetables, cheese courses, or as a night-cap sipper.

07-10-2007 16:21:18 | More by mshallah
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masikon

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours with a furious white head of tight, dense bubbles which stick to the glass while the carbonation remains active for quit some time. color is a luminescent, soft, yellow. Nose is a true bouquet with natural suggestions of lime, banana, herbs and more. Taste is quite sweet and very fruity/cider-like, with a full mouthfeel and spicy finish which hides the high alcohol content very well. Alcohol burn is noticeably absent for a 9% beer. Certainly give this a try, easy to drink and a nice bellywarmer.

07-08-2007 04:48:24 | More by masikon
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Grass

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Appears with lots of tight bubbles, beautiful golden appeal. Show care when pouring, this one's highly carbonated. The visual has you under its spell.

A fruity bouquet, cherries, slightly sour yeast in a good way. Still anticipating the taste. Aroma is almost perfumy, quite invigorating.

High carbonation and a fresh yeast that's slightly sweet, cherries and sour apples. A sliver of nutiness with a very deverse array of flavors. Mouthfeel is frothy and effervesant with a thin, clean finish.

I could drink way too many of these with it's 9.0% ABV. Goes down easy. Great beer for HOT and SPICEY dishes, very soothing.

A winner of a belgian from Unibroue!!!

07-06-2007 02:49:31 | More by Grass
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a pale straw hue, with the clarity greatly disturbed by the expressive carbonation(another gusher!). The fizzy snow-white head eventually drops to a sturdy cap leaving weak lacing. Pils malt, hay, earthy yeast tones and clean alcohol are the most apparent aromas, with belgian phenols and candy-ish esters become more pronounced as the bouquet opens up. Big Two-Row sweetness and sharp Pils malt upfront, followed by sugary esters and typical Unibroue phenolics. There is some lemongrass, and peach fruitiness in the back, coupled with a strong earthy yeast character that segues into a mellow but full noble hop flavor/bitterness. The hop presence is probably not needed to balance the taste given the drying alcohol and spiciness in the aftertaste, but is a nice accent to an already complex melange of flavors. The body is very thinned-down from presumably viscous and highly carbonated. The crisp mouthfeel is lively and works well with the Unibroue house yeast, but it also helps off-set the considerable residual sweethess left over, as well as lift some of the phenols before they become obtrusive. This ale posesses all the delicate flavors I have found in other Unibroue beers, but is less abbrasive in its alcohol perception with a less aggressive yeast pattern. The finish is surprisingly managable given the strength, probably one of the most drinkable BSPA I've tried. Easy to see why this is the most popular Unibroue ale.

07-05-2007 06:32:48 | More by PBRstreetgang
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

Pale golden color with a white head which sticks around for a while and sticks to the glass. Some apple in the aroma mixed in with hops and alcohol. The first taste is amazing, as good as anything I've had in ages. Apple, spice, a little bit of hop bitterness, some yeast. Very refreshing and thirst quenching for such a strong beer. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with some nice carbonation on the tongue. I haven't had this beer in a long time, but it was worth the wait. I would add some more to this review, but the more I drink the harder it is to write coherently. So I'll just leave it at this. This is one of the world's really great beers.

07-05-2007 03:33:13 | More by kwakwhore
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clemtig76

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

This beer pours a beautiful pale gold color. Strong alcohol aroma with hints of spice and apple along with yeast, malt and some hops. Taste is well balanced with hints of apple, banana, clove, malt and yeast with that alcohol finish. At 9%, very drinkable but not for the faint of heart either. Complex and absolutely delicious. An outstanding Belgian ale!

07-04-2007 01:55:52 | More by clemtig76
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Halcyondays

California

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz. bottle

A: Cloudy yellow with a huge amt. of white foam.

S: Apples, oranges, lemon.

T: Much of the same as in the smell, with that great Unibroue yeast ester character.

M: A little on the thin side for me for this style of beer, very spritzy when a little colder.

D: Fair, due to the high alcohol and the complexity, but still a very good brew from Unibroue.

07-02-2007 06:59:17 | More by Halcyondays
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MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%

Shared a tall corked bottle with some friends on Canada Day.

Appearance: Pours a pale, unfiltered golden colour with a medium off white head. Settles to a thin, lacey layer.

Aroma: Heavy notes of candied fruits such as apricots and citrus, some cloves, light hints of vanilla, spicy hops and typical belgian style yeasty smells.

Taste: Quite sweet, candied fruit, some butter scotch and vanilla, light hints of aged bourbon. Finish is long and mellow, a grapefruit bitterness reaches the back of your tounge, followed but a nice Jim Beam-like alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Sharp & fizzy, light bodied, but a pleasure.

Final Statement: A very well put together Belgian styled pale. A good drink, pretty high drinkability for the style. My favourite from this brewer, which means a lot because they're a very respectable company. Top Notch!

07-02-2007 03:46:19 | More by MMansfield
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Always a fan favorite, though I had yet to see all the buzz. I always tasted a mile astringent and metallic taste with this brew and thought everyone was crazy for liking this brew. I got that same taste this time, but I let it warm up a bit and the good flavors finally came out.

This brew pours a light gold, with a perfect 10 head into my Unibroue tulip glass. Aromas are light citric fruits, figs, honey, malted grains and a dash of brown sugar in there. The taste is also light, the alcohol is hiding well out of sight, with citrus fruits dominating the palate. The finish is pretty smooth with a slight bite as it goes down. Yes, definitely a top-notch brew from those crazy Canadians.

06-28-2007 03:14:33 | More by saintwarrick
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,978 ratings.