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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,599 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,599
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,081 | FT: 19
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 TheViolator666
2.83/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Looks nice. Golden in color with a huge frothy white head. Slight amount of lacing, nothing spectacular.

Smell: Smells strongly of yeast and a slight hint of citrus.

Taste: The yeast is overpowering, just like any other unfiltered "ale on lees" beer I've had thus far. Just when I think I can taste citrus, the yeast takes over. I can't help but get the same overwhelming taste out of all of these. There is a warming alcohol taste at the very end, but no too overpowering... probably the best thing about this beer.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated.

I'm really not sure how people can drink these types of yeasty beers regularly.

TheViolator666, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of berley31
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured with a large, off-white head that eventually diminished to about one-finger size. Body was hazy, with light particles, and a dark yellow color. Lacing was fair. Very nice aroma... average yeast, some fruitiness as well. Great on the palate... full body, creamy, with lively carbonation. You can taste light alcohol, but it's not overwhelming at all. The fruit comes through again, and stays with you for a good amount of time. Delicious. A fantastic tripel; I'm very happy Unibroue is here in Canada to provide us with authentic-tasting Belgium brews.

berley31, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of kinghotpants
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance. LFDM pours golden and a touch hazy, with one or two fingers of thick white head that almost looks like cappuccino foam. I was drinking it in the dark, so this is all I managed to get.

Smell. Personally, I think LFDM smells like sweet spices - the kind of things you'd put in a pie, but nothing specific. I also get some fruit here; maybe a hint of apple or peach. Then the alcohol smell comes wafting out like a warning sign, which I usually proceed to ignore.

Taste. Oh, baby. Estery fruit and spice, a little phenolic clove, a whole metric ton (they're Canadians after all) of malt, and a smack of alcohol at the end. A touch of hop bitterness, but nothing to write home about.

Mouthfeel. There's a decent amount of carbonation on this beer, so it sparkles on the tongue, but it has that big malty smoothness that I enjoy quite a bit.

As a final note, I would like to point out that, anecdotally, a beer with a lot of esters and fusel alcohols will tend to give you a bigger, meaner hangover than one without, so be careful if you're going to get all messed up on this brew. You may live to regret it.

kinghotpants, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of jcpaulun
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip from a bottle.

A: Pours a burnished yellow. A two finger head appears and quickly recedes to a quarter inch cap.

S: Spicy and alcoholic. A bit of orange citrus. A deep inhale brings out some yeasty undertones.

T: Sweet with some frutiness. I taste mainly pear. I get some clove and other herbal notes I can't quite place.

M: It is crisp and dry up front. The body is feels light because of the high carbonation. I think the finish is a bit sticky, more so than I am used to.

D: I like this beer. It is easy to drink, but not as much as other tripels I have encountered. It goes down easy, but the alcohol let its presence be known.

Notes: I am torn with this beer. I really enjoy it, but I prefer other tripels a bit more. While it is a delicious beer that I will continue to keep, it will find its way only occasionally to my glass.

jcpaulun, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of julian1117
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visual Appeal: impressive cloudy gold or honey, thick white head is attractive but streaking not striking

Smell: could be stronger, slight citrus notes, yeasty

Flavour: orange, yeast, slight malt, coriander, herbal

Mouthfeel: pleasant carbonation, but not as pleasant as Duvel

Drinkability: stronger 9% ABV makes it a sipping beer, but alcohol not being as noticeable as I thought makes me tempted to try a few at a sitting

Poured into Victory Brewpub Golden Monkey tulip glass. Each made for the other.

julian1117, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of blaje
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes, belive or not, bt this 750ml bottle was brewed in the last millennium! 1999 in fact. No better day than today (St-Jean-Baptiste day in Québec) to drink probably the best triple that is brewed in the Province. Certainly one of my all time favourite beer.That's it.

Let's find out if 10 years of ageing add something (or removed) to this brew....

Right at the opening, the cork pop out loud. Still lots of carbonation in here! Still alive and well after this long wait. Poured nice straw yellow, a touch of red (would say peach like) and producing a nice white to off-white coloured head that appears creamy and last a long time... That's a nice surprise for a beer that age.

Nose: Sweetness, caramel, apple, no banana ester as noted on previous tasting of aged FDM before. Spices as gone away a bit so as the herb and yeast smell. It all blends together without any frank distinction of one and the other. Very complex.

Mouth: Carbonation is medium low and went out more rapidly then the younger version. Even becoming flat before I even hit the bottom of the glass :(...

Overall: This ageing gives proof to you that this beer can handle the road for a long cellaring. I would guess that in a perfect cellar (which is really not my case) this beer would handle the road for a good 15 years.

I scored low on this review because of the age of the beer. I could easily scored 5/5 on taste, appearance and mouthfeel on a fresh brew... Try this beer. It's really a must!!!

blaje, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of cpmau11
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
12 oz bottle with a silver foiled top.

Poured into a snifter glass. Nice off-white creamy head about 1 and half inches when poured. Rings envelope the glass. Body is orange in color and a slight visibility. Aroma has note of citrus and yeast. Taste is smooth yet spicy, citrus and tons of floral characters. Mouthfeel is warm and welcoming. Drinkability is good. This is a slow sipper for me.

Overall, this is one of my favorite belgian style tripels, and I'm very glad I picked up a 4-pack instead of a single.

cpmau11, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of stbfan
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

straw yellow with a nice white head.lots of carbonation.

smells great!like cloves, yeast, pepper.big tasting triplel!

tastes bright, bitter,malty, spicy. delicious.

warm finish, big mouthfeel.smooth and warm on the way down.

good drinkability.

great taste, and drinkability. awesome!

stbfan, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of hreb
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cold 12 oz bottle poured into tulip-style Ommegang chalice. Bottle claims a best before date of 10-16-11. Beer pours a surprisingly light golden color with a HUGE white head, which forms a solid hoppy meringue left unperturbed. A small amount of sediment lands on the top of the foam.

First sip is refreshing and crisp while carrying a lot of flavor: citrus, cane sugar, piney hops. The aftertaste brings through a more refined barley flavor. The carbonation is pleasantly fine, and lacing (now that the head has been drunk) is moderate. As the beer warms, a slight ester note comes out.

Overall this beer is delightfully executed. There's no caramely sweetness, nor overpowering bitterness, nor wacky, inappropriate ester flavors, and yet the 9% ABV is completely masked. There are better Tripels, but ones as pleasant to drink as this are rare.

hreb, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of Brenden
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a couple of these because it's just too good not to. I only just found my most recent notes.

The appearance is nice but doesn't quite do justice to what is to come. The color is a cloudy pale gold. There's a nice cascading effect that produces a fluffy white head that retains well and leaves a little sticky lacing in patches.
There's lots on the nose and the complexity shines through before the first sip. Notes of fruits that seem more like natural juices than candied, though there is a sugary note as well, are backed by a yeast and a gentle spice. There's a zesty apple bite, more like cider than juice, and a paler sort of banana aroma. Further back are cloves and an earthy something.
A huge malt backing with incredible balance and a whole complexity of flavors make this an incredible brew. Everything on the nose with an alcoholic tint that is warming rather than off-putting. Lots of grains underneath and a hops bitterness that isn't overwhelmed but gives a nice spine to this It's about as thick as can be without being syrupy and very smooth. The body is moderate to full and carbonation is at a great level.
This one's much more drinkable than the high ABV would typically allow. Pretty amazing, really.

Brenden, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of ajr24
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml appropriately into my Unibroe tulip.

A- pours a hazy gold with a thick white head that endures the whole way down the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.

S- smells spicy with some hints of fruit- banana mostly, with some apple or something lingering. Definitely lots of clove come through on this one.

T- wow. Unbelievable balance to this tripel. The initial spicy bite subsides into a creamy and smooth banana/clove taste... kind of like a hefeweizen but more intense. There is some maltiness to speak of... a bready taste lingers in the back of your throat.

M- smooth yet spicy... very enjoyable.

D- one 750 ml bottle is enough for one sitting. Otherwise you can drink this quickly or have it a nice sipper.

ajr24, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of jwheeler85
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle:

A- Dark golden-amber hue with a little head

S- Some aromas of sweet apricots and some spices behind that (maybe clove)

T- Malty up front, finishing with some of the spice notes and a slight alcohol burn.

M- Medium bodied and effervescent.

D- Great drinkability and very refreshing for warmer weather. Still had enough body to take it seriously though.

jwheeler85, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a chilled 750ml bottle.

Appearance: Nice slightly cloudy golden/orange color. Fizzy foamy head that didn't retain long or leave any lacing.

Smell: Very sweet and floral with a little underlying spice. Scents of cloves and citrus. Smells delicious.

Taste: Spicy, yeasty, and a tang of citrus. Sweet and slightly dry. Very satisfying taste. An almost perfect example (maybe a perfect example?) of a Belgian Tripel style with just the right mix of sweetness, yeast and spices.

Mouthfeel: A good medium bodied mouth feel with an abundance of tiny carbonation bubbles, but not overly so.

Drinkability: A perfect and very tasty Tripel with outstanding flavor and no strong alcohol taste or warmth for a relatively high ABV brew. Could easily do a session with this one, and I have. For a Canadian made Belgian Tripel style, this is one of the tastiest examples of the style I can think of, beating out several Belgian made Tripels that I like quite a bit. Everything done to perfection for smell, taste and drinkability. You would be hard pressed to find a better Tripel out there.

ChopperSmith, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of benclimbs
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

such a beautiful beer...

Golden slightly opaque yellow in a tulip from a 750ml...tons of white head and champagne bubbles going off.

Nose isn't as good as some other world class tripels, but still really nice with some sweet yeast and citrus

Taste is awesome, honey, spice and ripe bright fruit.

Great beer

benclimbs, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of sensorglitch
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer a number of times. I normally buy the beer in the large bottle, the beer has an excellent and clean taste which actually expands in your mouth with a bouquet as some would describe wines. I recommend this beer to anyone who would like a beer for a special occasion.

sensorglitch, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of jsh420
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best by 11/26/11

pours cloudy yellowish orange with a 2 finger pillowy head that leaves no lacing

smell is big banana clove belgian yeast

taste spicy banana clove a little alcohol heat that works to its advantage - an amazing beer

mouthfeel is perfect with this taste - medium body with tons of carbonation that leaves you with a clean crisp dry finish - perfect

drinkability - is perfect - i would never turn down this beer anytime of year

jsh420, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of DraperyFalls
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The color on this beer is fantastic, but I'm a little turned off by the humongous head on it. While you're waiting for that to settle, you can pretty much smell this beer from across the room, as the spicy and citrusy aroma is very strong. The taste is, as you would expect from the smell, spicy and citrusy, but also much stronger than you would first expect. The complex tastes add to the feel of this brew, yet it lost points on drinkability because of my tendency to take small sips and savor each one.

DraperyFalls, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of drcarver
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Chunks float slowly down to the bottom of the orange body. 1 finger white head floats to top and fades leaving no lace

S - Spice, citrus, and yeast

T - Fruity, spice. Alcohol is not very prevelant

M - Smooth, crisp, and clean

D - Sipping beer the whole way, but very nice.

drcarver, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of eat
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice thick one-finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. No lacing. Great cloudy straw yellow. You can't see through this at all but there are no chunks of sediment to be found. The head sucks but the colour is good.

Big, sweet smell. Roasted malt, caramel, grapefruit, lemon/lime, cotton candy. Really, really nice smell.

The smell is better than the taste but it still tastes great. Not as sweet as the smell would suggest. Wheat, spices, yeast, citrus rind, some hops in the background. Lots of other flavours I can't figure out; it's a complex beer. Dry aftertaste. This could be a 5% beer for how smooth it is; the 9% is really not noticeable at all.

Medium-light bodied. As a triple, maybe it could be a little creamier. Moderately carbonated.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. Great flavour, not too sweet for a triple and smooth as hell. I could drink this all night if I woudn't pass out way too early on.

eat, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of tj4288
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 750ml bottle into clear pilsner glass

a- holy shit!! the cork popped very loud! and flew out like a bullet!! beer is bright golden yellow, with tons of carbonation, very alive. some sediment floating around within the carbonation. huge bubbly white head recedes slowly to just less than one finger of dense white foam. minimal lacing. very inviting, good looking beer.

s- definately getting the alcochol in the nose, smell interpreted as ripe banana, some citrus, maybe even sour white grape

t- first off i must say this beer is very sweet. taste slightly citrus, taste almost like a champagne. tiny bitter zip at the finish, alcohol comes threw on the tongue also. very well balanced and complex. interesting taste keeps you sipping for more hidden notes.

m- very high carbonation, med light body. the high alcohol content plus the high carbonation is a great mouthfeel. silky, and smooth.

d- definately worth the money, i think i paid about $6.99 for this bottle but it tastes very expensive and well balanced. i will probably buy this again to share with a freind. this is a special occasion beer, although it goes down very easy and smooth i would not drink it every day. decent buzz after finishing bottle. everything about this beer reminds me of delerium tremons, of you liked delerium you will like this one.

tj4288, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of rtepiak
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a very widely ranged strong belgian. nose is sweet cane with a wheat malt, banana kicker. the palate seems to roll over very exactly that. a good 'triple' but not as good a some belgians. has a very mild bitter hop finish and a culmination of fruit that are all quite muted with the banana cream pie icing sort of sweet that seems to headline the beer. i could never have more than one of these because of that profile. this would be the flavor of an older beer in my opinion though...

had it again with a much fresher bottle. outstanding. with a nice citrus candy zing that clears the palate and makes you come back for more. palate of rosewater, lemon, mandarin orange candy... but all quite subtle and well balanced.

IMPORTANT: i would say a great beer the fresher it is. sugar makes it do weird things if it sits for a bit too long. starts tasting like an old oversweet bpa.

rtepiak, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of goatgoat
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 10/11. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Pours a crystal clear light sunshine yellow. A finger's worth of fizzy white head falls quickly. No lace. A little disapointing, but a torrential stream of bubbles from the bottom of the goblet refreshes the thin cap and keeps the beer visually interesting.

Aroma is light banana and fruit sweetness with a bready, yeasty spice. Complex but very complementary and unified.

Flavor starts with a light honey, fruit sweetness. Then the bread enters. Spice comes in late and stays strong in the finish, joined by a moderate bitterness. An obvious, but gentle alcoholic warmth. As in the aroma, all these disparate elements blend effortlessly together.

There's so much flavor, that it seems heavier than it is but the body remains light and dry. Carbonation can be a bit distracting, especially the first few sips of a new pour.

I've avoided Unibroue because I've been rather isolationist... but score one for Canada, this is a tasty brew.

goatgoat, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of alcstradamus
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale, cloudy amber. Banana/clove and citric fruits in the nose. Taste is spices, banana bread, and pears in that order. Medium bodied, washes down clean and leaves a banana bread aftertaste. Nice beer here, not my style but still enjoyable and one I would buy again.

alcstradamus, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of dublife1
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass at my local bar. They don't have the proper glassware so it definitely deserved this over a pint glass! LOL Pours a very decent size head with smells of pepper, ripe apples, and pears. Carbonation is very high but works so well with this. Taste is outstanding with a crisp, spicy and fruity balance that is wonderful. Mouthfeel is near perfect and this beer will sneak up on you with it's 9% ABV. I had 3 after a few IPA's and they let me know it! A fantastic brew by the champs of Canada IMHO!

dublife1, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of OzarkElmo
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden/orange with sizeable white head. Very fruity aroma, lots of carbonation, spices, yeast evident. Slight bit of alcohol comes through in the finish, which is moderately dry. Good offering from Unibrou, but to me is does not fit the "Abbey Tripel" style. More like a fruity version of a Duvel.

OzarkElmo, Jun 01, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,599 ratings.