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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,358 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,358
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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 smedley
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy gold/yellow, thick foamy head which lasted nicely with some good lacing

S - Oranges, pears, peaches, yeast and a little alcohol

T - Sweet and fruity up front, then cloves, a little bitterness, and leaves a fruity flavor on the tongue - oranges, pears just like the nose.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, warming from the alcohol. The taste is complex and offers a few different phases from the point where it hits your mouth to the point where the taste fades away. Excellent drinking experience!

D - You'd never know this was 9%. Very smooth and enjoyable.

smedley, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of rgrholmes168
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very reputable Belgian brew that I choose this afternoon at the Southlake Central Market. The beer pours a nice wispy head that I am rather impressed by. The head slowly disappated living a small opaque trace of lace down the sides of the glass.

A very nice wheat smell is the sense that I get for the aroma of this beer, almost like a hefe. The color is a nice yellow, with a small amount of haze.

The taste was slightly bitter as it went down, but the aftertaste had a pleasant sweetness. A fine flavor for a Belgian Tripel. The taste and the color make the high ABV of this beer slightly amazing.

rgrholmes168, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of mfreire212
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde...the end of the world! Well, you could do worse then downing one of these if the end were coming. Once again, Unibroue produces another fine brew (I have got to make it up there one of these days).

Poured from a standard bottle into a pint glass. Nice golden color with an impressive head that hung around for a bit.

Nice yeasty smell that made me more then ready to get started.

Very smooth up front, with a bit of bite at the back end. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. A fine tripel.

Not too thin, not too think. Definitely lingers for a few minutes, which is a good thing.

A bit dangerous, if you ask me...such a good tasting brew, yet it is stronger then you would think. I could go through the entire four pack if I wasn't paying attention.

I would highly recommend this selection. Not quite a St Bernardus tripel, but a very nice runer up.

mfreire212, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of Kraken
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

Thanks again Kasi for this fantastic treat. Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml into an over-sized wine glass. Firm pour yields a 1/4 inch of bright white head. Spotty lace at best. Head falls quickly, color is a dull cloudy orange amber.

Nose- Peaches, pears, some sweetness. A nice bit of yeast. Little bit of booze, and perhaps a mild hop profile.

Palate- Pear, apples, a lite sweetness. Dry, some pepper. Signature unibroue yeast. Mild lemon zest, nice bitterness in the finish. Slightly dry.

Mouthfeel- Zesty, active, finishes dry.

Drinkablility- I only wish the bottle was bigger.

Kraken, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of BierBrawlinator
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a 3 finger head with nice lacing and a head that covered the brew until the end. The color was a mildly cloudy straw gold with active beading. I was able to swirl up a nice froth at any given time.

Smell has some vanilla, clove spiciness, with mild yeasty funk and bubble gum with some fruity esters. The hops are low-key and balance this baby out beautifully.

Taste is incredible. Smooth and creamy with an abundance of flavors. Well blended fruity esters with mild hop character. It tastes like a wit on steroids, with some tripel characteristics. The alcohol seems non-existent until you polish off a bottle. The flavor coats the palate, begging for more.

Savor this one and drink it leisurely or just buy another and start a session. That 9% ABV creeps up on you because this is one sweet brew and I could definitely drink these all day! Without a doubt, this is a world class beer.

BierBrawlinator, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of mattffrost
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Beer is cloudy light orange. Head is off white. Head dissolves fairly quickly. Good lacing.

Smell Wow a very nice fruity smell. Close to peach in my opinion. Clove smell with some yeast. Spicy.

Taste This is a complex beer. I get clove for sure. Spicey taste. Some fruitness flavors also come out. Not a lot of bitterness on the finish but a touch of it. This beer is fun to drink because of the abundance of really nice flavors. In my opinion this is world class.

Mouthfeel medium to light carbonation, complex and cremy very nice.

Drinkability Very Very hard not to drink to fast. Can't down it to fast at 9% but I want to.

mattffrost, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of yesyouam
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle. This brew is a slightly hazy gold with a small, white, big-bubbled head that vanishes almost instantly. The aroma is banana bubble gum, chardonnay or blanc de noir, and vanilla. There is a sour twang in the nose from the yeast and light grass from the hops. It is slick and medium-bodied and fizzy like champagne. There is the warmth of alcohol at the end of the flavor. As just about all the Unibroue offerings, the flavor has a great balance between sweet, sour and bitter. The flavor starts like the aroma and gets spicy like cardamom or something. It then develops a musty noble grape character. It has a medium-length aftertaste of alcohol. This is quite unique. It certainly has wine-like qualities.
(rated Feb 26, 2007)

yesyouam, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of Tolnik
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a wonderful goldish yellow coloration beer and came with a nice amount of foam. The sweet malt gives a great taste that was overwelming greatness that is just a makes it a wonderful flavoring. Overall it is a great beer to enjoy as the zest of lemon and pale malts just creates a wonderful impression.

Tolnik, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of Stonebreaker
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lovely golden with a healthy but not excessive carbonation, a rich creamy head no doubt from some wheat malt.

Smell: Sweet citrus faint zest and esters, sweet malt.

Taste: One of the most perfectly balanced beers I've ever had. Lemon zest up front mixed with a perfect amount of perhaps pale malt a touch of hops to referee, esters there, a little clove and a rush of warming alcohol to clear out the cobwebs.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as satin.

Drinkability: I could drink this until the end of the world...

Stonebreaker, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of scottg
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy light orange/gold color with a two finger cloudy white head with amazing retention and thick lacing that coats the glass. Aromas of banana, ginger, vanilla and some spicy hops. Banana, clove, pepper, ginger, curaco flavors combine with a strong malt flavor with some alcohol warmth. Highly carbonated, medium bodied, this is a sparkling mouth coating beer. Very smooth and well balanced, the alcohol warmth is noticeable but mellow allowing for easy drinking.
If you want to turn someone on to this brewery, this is the beer to do it with.

scottg, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of Hokies
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip. Pours a huge white head that leaves a thick sticky lace on the glass. The color is a pale yellow color with no transparency.

The aroma is filled with a zesty yeast and clove aroma. Their is also a phenolic aroma along with the clove and some light banana aroma.

The taste is wonderful as it starts with a clove spice and alcohol warmth. The malt kicks in with some really nice sweetness and a dryness from the fruit flavour and finishes with the yeast taste.

Their is a nice creamy feel to this beer with a good amount of carbonation. This is a tremendous beer which I could drink all night.

Hokies, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of estery pepper, cloves, citrus, and orange with a tropical fruit salad aroma coming through.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with that signature spicy tropical fruit. There is also a vanilla cream flavor that comes through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly spiced with spritzy carbonation tickling the tongue.

weeare138, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply an excellent beer. Pours cloudy gold with a fat white head. Aroma is full of yeast and spice, with some lighter fruits. Perfect balance of malt, yeast, and spcie in the taste, with some hops for a nice bite in the end. One of the best, putting a lot of the brewed-in-Beligiums to shame

magictrokini, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of CHSLBrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A-A very yeast-hazy deep golden beer, it glows ominously (and beautifully) when held to light. 2 cm dull-white head slowly reduces to very little. The carbonation is visibly evident from the intense bubbling on the pour.

S-Sweetish with clove-like phenols. A spicey citrus character.

T-An overall very malty brew. Clove-like characters join a distinct spiciness over a hard-to-define fruitiness (perhpas some mild citrus among many others). A very definite yeasty and bready character from the bottle conditioning. Finishes spicy and clean.

M-Appropriately high carbonation. Medium-heavy body. A slight alcoholic feel, but not at all harsh; instead, quite smooth and enjoyable.

D-I need this one again! It's one of the more enjoyable Belgian brews that in which I have partaken. It's a very fun beer to drink and makes me excited to drink more high-quality Belgian ales.

CHSLBrew, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled September 3rd, 2008. My first Canadian review!

A - Huge white head that dissipates quickly over a murky yellow-colored brew. Plenty of carbonation and attractive lacing. A lot lighter than I was expecting from a tripel.

S - Yeast, lemon peel, cloves, with a hint of malt sweetness in the background. There is a good depth of spices and floral notes - it has more in common with some of the good German hefeweizens than with some Belgian tripels. Actually reminds me of a cross between a saison and a hefe...

T - Sweet at the nose, but gets more savory as it passes through the mouth. There's a sharp bite at the top of the palate, likely from the high ABV. A mix of cloves, honeys, spices and yeast - reminds me of a less sweet and more boozy version of Cynicale.

M - Crisp, refreshing, and bubbly - a little champagne like. I was a little surprised by how thin it was for something so strong - it definitely could be creamier and more full-bodied.

D - Not a style that I'd want to pound for an evening, although at 9% there isn't a huge risk of that happening. This is more of a change of pace beer for me.

I remember liking this a lot more in the past, but maybe that was because I hadn't been exposed to the wide variety of US and Belgian brews that I know now. It's not my favorite Unibroue - prefer Maudite, Trois Pistole, and Terrible.

MasterSki, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of HalfFull
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large wine glass from a 12 oz. bottle, this brew shows a hazy orange/golden color with a nice half inch head. Offers decent retention and a pleasant light carbonation that makes for a steady surface ring and artsy lacing on the glass.

Slightly sweet on the nose with notes of apple and pear, along with a subtle hint of spice, peppery clove/cinnamon in nature. Tiny bit of sourness from the yeast.

Taste matches the nose well with a malty sweetness initially, followed by notes of summer fruit and finishing with a lingering spice close. Not overpowering in the malts like some of the style. Offers a rich texture for a Tripel and is quite intriguing.

Decent but not over the top carbonation and a nice medium rich complex body make for a smooth feel and drink. Lot's of wheat and subsuquent haze for the style, a Belgian Wheatwiine of sorts.

Better results from 12 oz. bottles vs. a corked 750 ml. in this case, which is a bit at odds compared to most.

HalfFull, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess I saved the best Unibroue for last. I bought 8 different Unibroue 12 oz singles and finally I can drink one and say I absolutely enjoyed it.

Pours a nice cloudy yellow with a think wisp of a head. Smell is spicy with a clove/banana type of aroma. Taste is very reminiscent of a Hefe, but a tad spicier and beefier. 9% ABV is well hidden and this has superior drinkability. A great beer, I liked this one a lot.

oriolesfan4, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of Crunch
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a goblet, it bubbled forever. It has a lasting, creamy head. the color was golden with a slight cloudiness to it. The aromas were fruity and full nosed, with a slight hint of an alcoholic twang when I inhaled deeply. Sweet tasting but not overly so. A full bodied feel in the mouth, the carbonation tingles the tongue, the sweet fruity tastes are pleasurable and there is a slight alcoholic taste.

Crunch, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of droomyster
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a pure white foamy head. Small bubbles jet upward for days. Sweet, fruity aromas of watermelon and bit of bubblegum, also some yeasty notes in there in well. Taste explosion - it makes my head spin trying to comprehend it. I'll have to fill in the flavors on another bottle but for now suffice it to say that it's a 5 in the taste department. The medium body is perfectly lifted with the carbonation. Along with Trois Pistoles, this is one of tbe best beers I've ever had.

droomyster, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of sccala
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a brown 12 oz. bottle with foil wrapped around the neck and cap. Label has a satellite view of eastern Canada. Beer drank from a white wine glass.

A- Eh. Not what I'd expect from a tripel. More golden color than a traditional trip. Pours to a 2 finger head but doesn't hold, and leaves no retention. The light color though does make for a very visible flow of carbonation, which is a slight bonus.

S- Nice array of yeast here. Slight notes of malted barley, and wildflowers as well.

T- Coriander, nutmeg, cloves, a hint of anise. Carbonation is perfect. Has a bit of a creamy aftertaste.

M- I'd ALMOST rather just let this beer sit in my mouth all night than actually swallow it. You can taste many characteristics of this beer on your tongue and lining of cheeks well after the swallow.

D- Very good belgian tripel. If not for the poor scores I gave for appearance, this is right up there with the best trips I've drank. Also worth noting is how suprised I am that this beer is a product of Canada. CANADA??? Impressive!

sccala, Dec 12, 2008
Photo of MacDomer
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I never comment on bottle labels, but this one I really like...I think that of Unibroue in general, actually. They give me the impression that drinking the beer is some king of special event and that I should really prepare myself. Anyway...12oz bottle poured into my Westvleteren chalice (thanks, Flup!)

A - Just how it should look for a Tripel, but nothing too spectacular. Big fluffy white head on top of a hazy dark yellow/straw visibly carbonated beer. Lacks lacing, however.

S - This is a nice subtle nose of bananas, clove, white pepper, fresh lemon confit, bready yeast, and a hit of alcohol. Very well integrated. Really invites you in, but it's not as powerful or big as the nose on others.

T - Tastes like orchard fruits, banana bread, and Belgium. Besides the typical banana/clove flavors, there's also fresh green apple, and some doughy yeastiness here. This is really tasty. I also want to call the flavor profile suave - it just doesn't jump out at you like some others in this style (which is among my favorites) - more refined.

M - This mouthfeel is freaking awesome. Smooth and soft, it's pretty full and round. Just absolutely coats the entire mouth and then cleans it off with some moderate carbonation - a wave of little tiny bubbles comes rushing through, but isn't overpowering. Finish is not that long.

D - High, since this is really delicious! Very well balanced and integrated throughout. Pretty complex. One of the best, if not the best of the non-Belgians.

MacDomer, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of madtowndmb1
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a graet golden straw color with a small white head

S:Floral and sweetness, maybe honey

T:Fantastic, malty sweetness, throughout, with a little hop ending. GREAT!

M: Smooth, none offensive.

D: This is scary how drinkable this is at 9%. I will recommend this to everyone looking for a world class tripel

madtowndmb1, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Or, "The End of the World." How could you not love this beer already? Out of a caged bottle at a beer tasting at the Fresh Market in Burlington this one was a pale yellow color. The head was two fingers of bright white foam that displayed good retention even as a skim and left streaks of nice lacing. The aroma was of lemon zest, dry wheat, floral hops and semi-sweet malt. The flavors were distinctly sweet, tart green apples, hints of pear, floral and citrus hops, some fruity alcohol esters that then finished on a tangy wheat note. The finish lingered but not unpleasantly. The carbonation and body were medium and the mouthfeel was quite smooth. Quaffable and pleasant yet punchy and refined, an impressive summery offering.

thekevlarkid, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of wescj
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy, golden yellow. Starts with a half inch of off white head, which leaves a nice amount of lace.

Smells floral, with a touch of honey sweetness. Also some fruit and alcohol.

Tastes sweet and smooth. Alcohol warms things up a bit, and a touch of hops on the back end.

Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect.

Good beer, all around.

wescj, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of astrasday
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this from a 750 ml bottle into a La Fin Du Monde glass I got for free with the beer. Lovely golden hue with a two finger white head quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Raw sugar, yeast, tangerine and a hint of pineapple come through on the smell.

Taste-- Wow. Malts and yeast dominate in this complex flavor. Fruity tangerine, orange and pineapple take a back seat. Alcohol is nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel is creamy and even a bit oily with how smooth it is.

High drinkability. Another deceptively strong one from Unibroue. A delicious brew that goes down smooth with little trace of alcohol.

astrasday, Dec 07, 2008
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,358 ratings.