La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,755
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 389
Gots: 1,166 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of beerwolf77
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much left say about this one but figured I'd review this classic for my own records.

Poured into my tulip the beer is bright golden blonde with three fingers of stark white head. Retention is supreme. Thick lace rings remain after settling down.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. White grapes and pears. Full on yeast and spices.

The flavor is spot on belgian tripel. Sweet dry and fruity. Candied white fruits. Layers of spice and yeast.

Medium creamy body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall a true classic. A great Belgian tripel made in Canada.

Photo of unclemeat9
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S - Clove, hints of citrus, yeast, sugar

T - Classic Belgian blonde flavor. Yeasty and well-spiced. Somehow, they manage to make the high ABV unnoticeable.

M - Wonderful carbonation releases all of the spices and lets them slowly dissipate on the palette.

I swear the good people at Unibroue have kidnapped Trappist monks and brought them to their brewery in Quebec. They're making beers that are easily just as good, if not better in some cases, than the classic Belgian breweries.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Figured this was an appropriate brew to sign off of 2009!

One of their classic 750ml bottles. Poured into a tall tulip. Light golden and opaque. Thick fluffy white head, dissolves into a still significant layer. Lots of sticky lacing. Looks terrific.

The smell is that of classy Belgian blonde. A bit of yeast, warming alcohol, some fruit to it.

I've long said this is one of Canada's finest brews, and upon reviewing it my opinion stands. Truly an exceptional brew. Warming alcohol, grape, banana and cloves (almost giving it a wheat character), lovely spicyness.

Mouthfeel is quite carbonated, almost burpy as one reviewer put it, but still highly quaffable.

One of the finest brews around - very proud that this is a Canadian brew! Love having this one on hand around the house; I've got a couple in the cellar as well. Well worth a sampling!

Photo of danetrain0101
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is a very cloudy golden mixture with a great head which doesn't seem to dissipate.

The smell is a over powering sugary fruit with hints of clove and a touch of alcohol. It is like music for the nostrils, if such a thing existed.

The powerful taste of cloves and alcohol hit you right off the bat. After taste brings on a mango, almost as if you just ate one.

A very smooth beer with a a good amoumt of carbonation helps keep its creamy texture.

A definite favorite of mine. Although I consume liquids like a fish, this brew demands respect. Drink slowly to get its full package.

Photo of hardy008
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a large white head and some lacing on the glass. Smells of peaches, pears, yeast, pepper, and cloves. The flavor has peaches, pears, pepper, and cloves. Mildly sweet, and easy to drink. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, very smooth. The 9% alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden yellow color that has a big, bubbly white head that has some lingering but leaves very little lacing on the glass

S-the smell is of orange peel, a touch of spicy clove, notes of belgian yeast.

T-very sweet, a little one dimensional, tons of citrus orange peel with a light herbal spice and touch of bready malt.

M-very smooth with a nice amount of carbonation and a full medium body, somewhat creamy with a crisp finish that has a drying effect on the throat

D-the alcohol is hidden very well and this has a sweetness after the initial yeast the is quite nice.

Photo of WWWade
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer that is fairly hard to find, at least here in Kansas.

L - cloudy orange with a small white head

S - fruity, peach, and a hint of grape

T - Fruity, peach, grape, and with a pleasant carmel finish

M - Very carbonated. I found myself burping after every other drink.

D - This is a smooth beer considering the ABV. I would have given it a higher rate here, if it wasn't for the constant burping from the high carbonation.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours a cloudy auburn color with a thick fluffy white heading that dissolves to just about nothing. No lacing.

Smell is very fruity at first. Pears, banana etc.Slight spiciness , corriander , clove.

Taste is spicey right from the get go.Amazing candy sugar covered fruit taste. Hot alcohol comes into play for a bit but is meeted with a clovey,spicey finish.

Mouth mid bodied with intense carbonation. Slight slickness in the mouth,kind of buttery and does linger a bit afterwards.

This tripel is probably one of the best I've had if not the best. I bought a four pack of this and didn't realize 3 were gone within a bit of time. Very drinkable.

Photo of Cylinsier
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a light white head that retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus fruit, spices and coriander.

The taste is the same as the smell, but also there are dry malts, esters and bretty yeasts. The spices are especially pronounced.

The carbonation is consistent throughout the feel and prickly, but light.

A very delicious Belgian style beer. I've had beers from Unibrou before and considered them just reasonably good Belgian imitations, but this is the real deal. It stands up to top shelf Belgian offerings and still remains unique.

Photo of joshstevens87
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pour a pale yellow with a about a 1/2 inch head
S-very sweet with hints of fruits even tropical ones with no hint of alcohol even at 9%
T-a variety of fruits with a subtle yet perfect amount of spicyness/ tartness with a bit of the yeast contributing in the back ground the alcohol presence is well hindden behind the sweetness of the refreshing beer
M/D-very light and highly carbonated body even reguardless of the abv (which is not even noted while drinking the beer) which combined with its exceptional taste makes this a highly drinkable beer

Photo of whtguitarguy
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours to a opaque golden color. Nose is rather yeasty, I love it! The aroma has bits of fruit and a very slight spicyness. This is a very smooth drink, but rather alcoholic. It is rather good, but the only problem with it is that it is heavy and filling.

Photo of BlackBearForge
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The End of the World pours forth a cloudy gold in color with a peachy copper glow when backlit. The white head falls rapidly leaving little lacing behind.

The aroma is very yeasty combined with various fruits such as apple and pear with perhaps peach and very mellow citrus.

The flavor has the same yeasty breadiness noted in the aroma with mellow golden fruits, (pear, apple, star fruit, peach). Alcohol is present and strong but very muted and well woven into the flavor profile. Warming only enhances the muted mellow golden fruit tones of this beer.

Mouthfeel is lush, medium, somewhat chalky and well carbonated, but very smooth in it's finish.

If the End of the World ever does come I can only hope it is accompanied by copious amounts of this beer!

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well my apologies to everyone who loves this beer. Pours yellow haze and copper. Smells like alcohol spilled on a copper pipe. Taste wise, very alcoholic, reminiscient of when your old lady fills up the bathroom with perfume and hairspray and you get it in your mouth.

Perfume, apples, clove, maybe even vanilla. And you can't get rid of it for a little while. Sometimes, I've noticed aging the beer a year or three will make it a little less harsh in exchange for additional sweetness. I'd recommend that.

Photo of chickenm
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341mL bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde glass. Cloudy light copper color with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and green apples. In the taste there is more yeast, citrus, cloves, and a bit of alcohol. Really high carbonation and a dry finish. Body is maybe a little thin. Not my favorite tripel but this is still very good.

Photo of meeekyh
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a St. Bernardus chalice from a 12 oz bottle. This is exactly what I want a tripel to look like. Straw color with a hint or orange tint and a slight, uniform cloudiness. This beer pours with a modest head leaving no lacing.

The nose is bread, orange and a bit of spice. Crisp, hoppy, bright, a bit of candy-sugar flavor, tangy, slightly yeasty... The complexity leads me to believe that it would present different flavors (and smells) according to its accompanying food and maybe my mood. I am enjoying it without food after a wonderful day.

It has a really nice mouthfeel, all smooth and dry and effervescent with a nice hoppy finish. I would be pleased to drink it all day long, though it would likely drop me after five or six as the ABV is kinda high.

Really great beer. Honestly I am not sure what could be better as a stylistic representation. Sublime presents itself as a good descriptor.

Photo of jbonapar
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I remember back in 1996, i was in first year university, visited QUebec City and tried some of these beers from Unibroue, including La Fin Du Monde. I HATED THEM, all of them. Now....Things have changed.

Appearance: Superb, bright, slight haze, yellow.
Smell: Unbelievable, butter, Orange, banana, bubble gum.
Taste: A butter creaminess hits your tongue immediatly. Flavors of banana, bubble gum, slight earthiness with a touch of fennel and coriander are overcome by a white pepper finish which lingers and develops into a subtle hopy bitterness. Just bitter enough. I've never had a beer that starts so smooth and creamy and develops into such a peppery bitterness before. Simply unbelievable.

Any beer drinker who enjoys fine beer would consider this, without a doubt, one of the best in the world. This, Maudite and Trois Pistoles are simply some of the best beer available in the world.

Photo of Bisho
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 75cl bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass

A triple in style and at 9% no slouch either! Cloudy golden orange in colour which pours with a thick creamy head that lasted longer than it took me to drink it!

The smell is very fruity with lots of Orange and banana on the nose with a clove spice to finish. On smell alone I would give this 10/10!

This hits your tastebuds like not many beers. There is so much going on - The fruit is to the fore in the mouth but when you swallow the spice kicks in. Very creamy as it goes down (reminds me of Chimay White with the creaminess) and all I want to do is fill my mouth again!

The alcohol is there on the nose but the beer is so balanced in the mouth that you could really get in trouble after a couple!

Absolutely gorgeous beer!

Unibroue make a couple of Belgian beers that would make those from the native land quiver in thier boots upon tasting. This just happens to be the best of them!

Photo of CBlack85
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.

There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.

Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.

It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.

Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.

I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations

Photo of cosmicevan
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Foggy golden honey-like appearance. Lots of bubbles with a thick 2 to 3 finger head and strong lacing. Really stunning in the glass.

S - Sweet, citrus like...smells delicious.

T - I REALLY liked this beer. It had a pleasing sweet and fruity flavor.

M - Just the right carbonation for my tastes. Really smooth and easy to on the taste buds.

D - Little bitter and certainly not as sweet as many of the other Tripels I've had, but in a good way. Very drinkable and REALLY good. This is one of the better beers I've had.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color is a pale golden orange, body is translucent. What a good-looking head on this one, about three fingers deep and meringue-like appearance. Excellent head retention, but little lacing.

The smell is mouth watering. The nose is a clove and pepper spiciness with a slightly funky yeast. It's followed by a light fruit combination of green apple and sweet pear.

For 9% this is very smooth. The apples and pear give it a sweet phenol apple juice body and the cloves add a nice kick to the finish. The finish tastes like Juicy Fruit, spot on. It's a very well rounded beer.

I'm really digging the mouthfeel. Very thick and creamy but cut with an endless supply of carbonation.

I'm only able to avoid chugging this beer because I know it's 9%, plus I want to savor every sip. Seriously though, it's that drinkable. It's juicy, full of flavor, and refreshing. It takes some discipline to make sure every sip isn't a chug.

Great beer.

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy cow. Lots of good stuff going on here.

A: Amazing frothy head, awesome yellow cream pour.

S: Lots- Wheat, hops, apples, notes of lemons and peanut butter. Hardly any alcohol smell at all.

T: Waves of wonderful flavors. First, wheat. Second, apples. Then nuts and lemon zest. Awesome finish that leaves a great aftertaste. No alcohol which is amazing considering the ABV.

Drinkability: Again considering La Fin Du Monde 9% ABV, I'd say this is highly drinkable. I'll stick with one or two in an evening. Comes in a 4-pack and that should be plenty for anyone.

Value: Awesome value. I paid $2.59 for a single and it was worth every penny. Can't wait to taste some more Unibroue brews.

Photo of CharlatanSin
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A: A pretty golden yellow. Clear, with lots of bubbles. A one finger, smooth white head that sticks around for the show.

S: Very fruity, with that unmistakable Tripel yeasty spiciness. I'm getting peach primarily, with pear and apple, but it's so complex that I'm sure I can't completely untangle it.

T: Follows the smell, but even better. Same fruitiness, but the spiciness is more pronounced. I'm also getting a good dose of clove that I hadn't detected before. A bit peppery. A little bit of alcohol; enough to make you notice it's there, but not so much that it distracts.

M: High-ish carbonation, dry, and refreshing.

D/Overall: This truly is world-class. The bodega directly downstairs from me just started carrying this, and thank goodness for that. It'll certainly enter my regular rotation.

Photo of TommyW
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Clear gold body with lots of bubbles going up through to form the tall white head.

S- Notes of rock sugar and spice jump out.

T- Steely mlat with some rock sugar sweetness mixed in. Very well balanced malt and hop level. Not as boozy as I expected from a 9% abv, but it does make a slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- The perfect balance of this beer makes it extremely easy to drink for a beer with a higher abv. Not favorite triple, but this is still an amazing beer.

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

Color is hazy golden. Nice head that dissipates but leaves lingering lacing. The smell is great, although I'.m not sure how to describe it. Malt, citrus, tamarind. It's complex and deep. The taste is fantastic. Malt and yeast, a perfect amount of hoppy bitterness. The taste is complex and rich and remarkably balanced. The mouth feel is excellent. It's heavy and almost velvety without being cloying or thick. The alcohol asserts itself, but the beer is rich enough that it blends in. Overall, a fantastic beer. Complex, tasty, drinkable.

Photo of EsoxLucius
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this as a sampler pack with 3 other varieties.

i'm glad i got it.

i poured this into a goblet, had a nice foamy head and that vanished quickly. the color is a golden apricot, more to the yellow side, numerous bubbles.

sweet tropical fruit smell, my wife and i agree that mango and pineapple hit both our noses. very pleasant smelling, not boozy in the least. does have a yeasty hit to it as well and the malt is well pronounced.

tastes like the smell, only better and more complex. it's definately fruity with a pear-pineapple taste, most wonderful. spicy, complex.

easy going, its carbonation is fairly heavy for what i'm used to, but i still much enjoyed it.

i could drink all 3 that came in the sampler right now! but i feel that this beer is too special to just pound back one after another.

i'm so glad i bought it and will be buying it again. highly recommended.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,755 ratings.