1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

Not Rated.
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,719 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,719
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,133 | 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)
View: Beers (34) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Fin Du Monde Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,719 | Reviews: 2,759 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brownbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- deep golden with a dense white head, good retention.

S- Compact aroma. Lemon, clove, grains of paridise, white pepper, apple.

T- Clean yeastiness, subtle coriander, pinot grigio. Simple orangey citrus notes that integrate nicely. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M- Perfect carbonation, delicate with a light crisp touch.

D- This beer is about as easy to drink as any beer i've had. I always forget how good this is.

Photo of AmberMan22
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a foil wrapped 33cl bottle into my tulip glass, figured this would make a good 50th review.

The End of the World pours a lovely hazy apricot color, highlights of golden wheat when held to the light. I don't think I washed my glass properly because despite my efforts, the head was unimpressive and dissipated quickly. Can't blame that on the beer.

Smell is divine. Sweet like candy, mixed with a dash of cloves and other spices, light colored fruits, yeast, of course heavy dose of malt, with a bite of hops followed by the alcohol. Don't think I've ever written a 'smell' description that long. Wow.

Taste is unworldly good as well. All of the aforementioned in the smell, but the fruits come through more obviously...pear and apple seam to stick out. And even though I emptied the entire bottle into the glass, the yeast settles rapidly to the bottom and doesn't ruin the other flavors, actually blending rather nicely.

Mouthfeel is right on par for what you'd expect in a great tripel. perfect light-medium carbonation, easy.

If the end of the world was actually coming, I would not be very happy if this was the last beer I ever had. Well done, Unibroue, you lived up to the hype.

Photo of BillyBoysPie
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from a four pack of La fin du Monde. Into an oversized Burgundian wine glass.

Poured slowly to avoid sediment. Really a beautiful dark straw color. Thick one inch head with little retention. It would have laced the glass, but didn't stick to the glass.

Smells remarkable - golden delicious apples, a bit of clove, and some honey. No hint of the alcohol.

Tastes with honey balanced with malts finished off by bitter hops. The fruit flavors are present, but masked by the more traditional beer flavors.

A little dense - a touch more carbonation would have been well appreciated, but it works without it.

Easy to drink, but a real sipper. A great take on the tripel style.

Photo of natelocc787
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fantastic example of the style. Skittles in a beer. Seriously, big Ivory head takes a while to dissipate leaving nice lacing in the tulip. Smells of yeast, pear, apple and banana. Hops are there but not very noticeable. Big time fruit like in the smell but with a boozy bite that brigs it together nicely. Great fluffy mouthfeel without getting foam in the mouth. Very drinkable.

Photo of richago1
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355 ml bottle dated 02-17-12.

Poured into a Chimay chalice a golden yellow/orange with a quickly dissipating ivory head and little to no lacing.Smells of clove, spice,and fruit. Taste the same as the smell, sweet fruit, clove, with a semi dry finish, Just a fantastic taste. Mouthfeel is smooth and very carbonated. Drinkability is a little hampered by the high ABV that is well hidden until the bottom of the glass( like I feel now drinking while reviewing). Overall a fantastic beer,although not at all like the St. Bernardus Tripel, the Corsendonk Agnus or the Chimay Tripel I have also tried.

Photo of MrDanno96
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big 750 ml bottle from 2005. So this bad boy has been around for a while. Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A: Poured a beautiful dark orange color. A ton of head initially gave way to about a finger after a few minutes. Beautiful looking beer.

S: Lots of citrus and spice. A definite sweet hop smell as well mixed with just a subtle sting of alcohol.

T: Strong Citrus and sweet fruits up front that continue throughout. The sweetness is somewhat balanced out by some yeast, spice, and a bite of hops. However, the fruity sweetness really dominates the flavor overall. Perhaps just a touch too sweet, but it's definitely very good. As the beer warms the hops and spice become a little more apparent and do a better job of balancing the flavors.

M: Light-Medium body and a lot of carbonation which also helps to complement the sweet fruity flavors. Alcohol is covered well, but I definitely feel some warming effects in the back of my throat.

D: This is a very good beer, but perhaps just a bit too sweet for me to want to drink more than one. You'll probably want to sip this one and appreciate the complex fruity and spicy flavors here. Make sure not to drink it too cold or the sweetness will dominate.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wonderful orange tint, hazy foam, sparing at the top.

Smelled slight citrus, tart, and alcohol mixed into one. Rather alluring...

Tasted a bit bitter at first, sweetened up, and finished crisp and strong.

Light and slightly airy, very smooth. I don't think there is such thing as too many La Fin's....

1, 2, 3...there is no wrong answer.

Unibroue makes a damn good tulip glass!

Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a orange/yellow golden clear colour. Incredibly easy to drink. This is 9%? Seriously? No hint of the alc.% at all. Very solid beer all around. Definately a fruity taste to the after taste. Very nice beer from Canada.

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

Poured into a Chimay goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful strong gold color with a nice haze. Very thin .25 in head. The color is amazingly appealing. Hazey but bright at the same time.

S - Strong clove smell. Nice fruity maltiness with some hints of hops. Honey like smells as well.

T - Great clove taste up front that is balanced with a nice sweet and grainy malt. There is also a nice hop bite at the end. Very appealing and well carbonated. Aggressive CO2 that is very appealing and complementary to the rest of the flavros.

M - light bodied, good CO2, and very attractive crisp quality

D - Refreshing!

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

quality hoppy fruit aroma, nice pour, solid head that leaves its mark, slightly cloudy tanish-orange appearance, constant carbonation. Instant rush'o'strong flavor, just enough bitterness at the end to make you want more and more and more, potent shit, 9% to the face which you really cant even taste. All around great beer, wish it was more available.

Photo of muskabeatz
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L- Pours a hazy, warm golden color. One finger head that doesn't hang around long, leaving minimal lacing.

S- Fruity nose, with a bit of yeast and some hops. Also a slight hint of alcohol.

T- Very fruity up front, gives way to some spice and hops to balance out the sweetness. More yeast, and malt flavors as the beer warms.

F- Lots of carbonation, but still has a comfortable, medium-body feel.

D- Outstanding. Really hides the alcohol content well, and only gets better as it goes.

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

I picked up a single in a sixer mixer. Bottle to snifter. Golden brown with an off-white head and thin lacing. Congruent smell and taste--notes of young white grapefruit, a mild floral arrangement, and light hops. The mouthfeel was a smooth medium with light carbonation. Highly drinkable, definitely not abrasive considering the high ABV, and it's accessibility will allow for a pleasant return to the end of the world one day.

Photo of Mavajo
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a fluffy white head that fades to nothing - perhaps a slight whispiness, but no crown at all. Nose has a slight spiciness to it - reminds me of apple cider. Bit of citrus. Taste has slight spincess as well with nice fruity/floral layers. Moderate aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly medium with fairly mild carbonation, in my opinion. This brew kind of reminds me of chardonnay. Quite drinkable.

Photo of SteveS1
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a large wine glass
Look: cloudy orange, ample white head with a bit of retention, bubbles grasped the side of the glass for a moment

Smell: heavy orange and floral notes

Taste: Heavy flowery flavors fill the palate, bitter hops override any sweetness lingering

Feel: Rather light with heavy carbonation

Drink: Not my favorite tripel, but fairly drinkable considering the high ABV. The carbonation isn't particularly overwhelming either, a nice offering from Unibroue.

Photo of mirish72
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Chimay goblet. Poured an orange amber with visible yeast.

Has a great aroma. Nice blend of spicy hops, fruity sweetness and a slight bready smell. Good strong characteristics of a tripel. Beer is fairly high in carbonation but overall it is very drinkable and hides the 9% very well.

Probably one of the better non-Belgian tripels I have had in a while, I am slowly making my way through a number of Unibroue offerings and I have yet to be disappointed.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my father, who actually forgot how he obtained this beer. Poured into a leffe glass. The beer pours a hazy straw-yellow color (as most tripels) with a nice long lasting head.

Smell: Light nose of tropical fruits (apricot, peach, passion fruit), wheat, spicy hops, malts and some alcohol.

Taste: Spicy hops, and again, very fruity (apple, passion fruit, mango), yeast, sweet malts. Aftertaste is slightly bitter (hops) and dry.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied but carbonation is too high.

Overall: For someone like me, who doesn't normally appreciate this style, I was very surprised. Still I think it is overrated here on BA, and that the rates given at ratebeer.com reflect the quality of this beer much better. But again, decent brew, nice and drinkable, recommendable

Photo of rijanyoung
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

holding this beer up to the light it looks amazing, it doesn't have as much smell as some beers, but i might just have a stuffy nose!

it has a wonderful taste, very tart, i wish just maybe a tad more hops, but just a little, i would want to over power the fruity flavors. This beer has a wonderfully fruity after taste, i like that the sweetness of this beer is not in the beginning over powering the other flavors, but more towards the end, which is just pleasant!

oh, and its 9 percent, this beer masks that wonderfully! you don't get that boozy after taste, nice!

it has a very full flavor reaching all of my taste buds, feels great in the mouth

over all this is a fantastic beer, and i recommend it to others, especially to those who want a drink that wont dropkick you in the face!

Photo of Clockwork420
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whole bottle to glass stein.

A - Goldish. With a nice one finger head. Little or no lacing. Carbonation present.

S - Sweet and spicy.

T - About like the smell. Spicy and complex. Couldnt pull singular things out of it. I tasted alcohol in the aftertaste. Then again, Im not familiar with rating and reviewing much in this category. But the alcohol was a nice warming sensation. If I can explain it that way. Although not overbearing. Present though.

M - Perfect carbonation. Not too much or too little. Slippery with an alcohol tinge at the rear.

D - Fairly high.

I drank all three from this company recently and chose to review this one. I liked all of them so far. This one was the one I happened to have when my opera browser was open. Some have said that the alcohol isnt noticeable, but after reviewing I understand why. The alcohol kick is only at the beginning and slowly as it warms up and you warm up to it, its very easy to drink. This one is worth the money I would say.

$5.50 at Shop and Save.

:)

Photo of bobjonesSD
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

We shared a 750ml bottle into a maredsous chalice and a large wine goblet. Pours a delightful golden color with a quite vigorous amount of foam - very nice. The aroma, even upon warming up, was not particularly strong - some coriander and citrus but not a lot past that. The taste was also a bit of a letdown - it was very smooth but we were hoping for more belgian ester and yeast flavors.

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

Beer from the bottle, poured into a narrower snifter type glass.

A: It poured with a one finger head that lingered a bit and didn't really stick to the glass, nothing spectacular. Hazy and uniformly cloudy. Soft. The color has a nice warm amber glow to it.

S: First thought was exotic. Smells of fine spice with hints of sweet fruit and aromatic flowers. Very summer. The smell wasn't strong, but it was very pleasant.

T: Great taste. Wonderful balance of spice and subtle sweetness. Clove hints and sugars. No single flavor dominates, nor is one to oppressive. What exists is an almost perfect harmony between the flavor elements.

M: Good feel. Sits very nice on the pallet. It was lighter than expected. Medium bodied. Very nice smooth lingering finish.

D: Surprisingly drinkable! Considering the alcohol content I expected it to be a bit heavier. The great flavors and feel make it a wonderful beer to drink. In fact the alcohol was barely present.

Overall this was a very good beer, I definitely suggest you try it! I feel that the smells and the head weren't as strong as some other folks here described, it could have been an older bottle. I'm not sure. I didn't look at the bottle, the bar tender tossed it immediately.

Photo of mikel52588
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a bomber into a dogfish head signature glass; the color is a cloudy golden orange hue with a massive 3 fingerlength head; has a nice full soapy lacing.

Smell: Has a strong clove scent with banana in the background, and a sweet maltiness

Taste: Delicious. Very malty sweet but not in an overbearing way; just the right amount of cloves hit your taste buds right off the bat, while the banana falls in the aftertaste; this is probably the most pleasant aftertaste I have ever had.

Mouthfeel: It has the perfect consistency; creamy, smooth, medium body; aftertaste, as I mentioned, is pleasant.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable; its so smooth and tasty and good you wont want to put this one down. And wow, this beer could really be dangerous! Its 9% abv and drinks like a 5. I would definitely session with this beer, but I would have to be careful of course.

Photo of craftaholic
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden honey hue with a fat three finger length head of creamy white frothy foam that has a great deal of retention.

Smell: The smell is on par with that of a belgian. There is hints of tart apple and even some pear. There is also a heavy yeast quality with hints of floral notes, spice, clove and banana. There is even a presence of alcohol so the nose really doesn't mask the abv well at all.

Taste: The flavor has a mind of its own on this one as it transforms from amounts of yeast that mix with assertive touches of orange-peel and coriander. There is also a strong bold sweetness in the malt that is signature for a trippel. There is some earthiness as well as some fruits such as the aforementioned pear as well as grape. The clove and banana rears its head again from the nose and is rounded out by a subtle bitterness to give it a great balance. After some warmth this turns into a slightly tart banana creme pie flavor.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation settles down from a misplaced overzealous tingling after a few sips and settles to a dull roar. Given some warmth and time to settle it allows the flavors to come through. After a while it turns to a decently smooth creamy texture. It finishes dry yet refreshing and is quite light in the body department.

Drinkability: This brew is almost too drinkable for a 9% and has a combination of body and potency to even make me put it in the summer brew category.

Overall: This beer reminds me of a witbier in certain aspects but the malt really puts it in it's place. It is quite light in character for a brew with such a big bodied reputation. Was quite delightful and would definitely have again.

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

As i bought this beer i heard that there was a possibility that we may not see this fine brew in Western Australia again due to something with importers so its bittersweet that i get to try this fine brew again and review it and fingers crossed we do see it again,anyways it pours a cloudy honey colour with nice carbonation that leaves a one finger head with nice sporadic lacing,the aromas are wonderful so different to most other beers out there the aromas are fresh and dried fruits,baked bread,figs and even some pepperoni too quite a different smell altogether and the taste doesnt dissapoint either with tastes of bananna,dried figs,peaches,nectarines and yeasty bread very nice and the mouthfeel is very pleasant starting out full and finishing light,crisp and dry like a fine champagne with the alcohol very well hidden making this beer very easy to drink and i hope it doesnt dissapear from our shores.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy gold with a small tight white head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is mostly of apple and some pear with light spices.

Tastes of the apple with the spice following and some creamy alcoholic flavors. A lot of fruity esters with the peppery spiciness. The alcohol is masked well enough to not burn, but still is present.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy and has a dry finish.

Photo of coggrog
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A favorite beer of mine for a long time. Really is a top of the line brew, even with it's high alcohol content. If your looking for a beer that will really get you going, this is the one, even if the bottle will cost you 10$ at a bar.

The key to this beer is knowing how to pour it / having the sense to not drink it straight from the bottle (but sometimes you have to do what you have to do)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,719 ratings.