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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,612 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,612
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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 froghop
3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a large white head that goes away quickly, and some lacing.

smell is of bread yeast, citrus, some fruit, lawn clippings, spice and white pepper.

taste is dry, fizzy, yeast, some fruits, spice, and a touch of citrus, ends dry and a little bitter.

froghop, May 21, 2009
Photo of HeyItsChili
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours hazy blonde with a medium white foam head.

S - Light fruit, sugar, bread, with a little bit a white pepper pop.

T - A ton of things going on here. There's some pineapple apricot sweetness that begins to pick up a bit more citric acidity (though never an overpowering amount), there's some faint peppery spice and a yeasty-bready fluff that grounds the beer from the highlighted sweetness and citrus bite.

M - Chewy, lots of carbonation, medium bodied.

Unibroue seems to churn out amazingly good beers at great price points.

HeyItsChili, May 21, 2009
Photo of sethmeister
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle marked "F 180807560" poured into my fin du monde tulip glass.

Appearance is cloudy golden orange with an immense white head - nearly three fingers.

Scent is fruit and spice. Bread. Pineapple. White pepper.

Taste is sublime. Pineapple and tropical fruits, sweet candy sugar, tangy yeast. Pepper and white pepper spices as well as clove. Brief appearance of bitter hops. Some sour and citric flavors - lemon. The spicey, sweet and bitter notes mingle and merge on the tongue long after the sip.

Mouth is rich and coating - even a bit syrupy - with a fine carbonation.

Drinkabilty is excellent; high abv is completely undetectible

Trippels tend not to be my favorite style but this is an ale I have loved since I first had it years ago. Exceptional in every way.

sethmeister, May 21, 2009
Photo of n0315
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hazyness with a nice lacy head that sits there for a bit.

Smell: soft a fruity, with a strong malt smell. The smell enough is worth buying the bottle.

Taste: What a blast of flavor. fruits, malt, and something else I cannot put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: top notch

Drinkability: A little high on the ABV, but other than that, I could drink this stuff all day long.

n0315, May 19, 2009
Photo of yemenmocha
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours medium golden, almost translucent, with a thickwhite had of both large and fine bubbles, dissipating into a nice thin rim of small bubbles. Nose is very fruity, light fruits and some tropical qualities as well, and some yeasty esters are present also. Palate is very sweet and fruity, some soft malt in there, very carbonated and prickly, and white pepper too.

yemenmocha, May 19, 2009
Photo of ritzkiss
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged pours into my chalice a golden yellow with 3+ fingers of head that slowly fades to a light lacing on top.

Smell is bold fruit esters that define the style, hints of breadiness.

Taste is bold and fresh. Lots of esters in play; apples, strawberries, lemons, some spiciness, hint of alcohol in the back of the mouth along with a faint herbaceous quality. Light grains throughout. Really strong example of the style.

I can't help but feel that there are a number of these tripels and Belgian pales that are slightly over carbonated for my liking, while others like Brooklyn 1 seem to nail it. Fin du Monde is well carbonated and on the edge of falling into that over carbonated group for me.

On a side note, this beer pairs quite well with cigars.

Really, a top quality beer with only a few quibbles that keep it from matching up to my all time favorites.

ritzkiss, May 17, 2009
Photo of jjanega08
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I will pour into my new duvel tulip I can't wait.
A= pours a great bright orange completely hazy color with a great three finger off white head that keeps great lacing and great retention. Quite beautiful I must say.
S= cloves up front with yeasty spices. Little lemon in the nose. Maybe a little bubblegum?
T= very smooth and delicious. Lemons and cloves mostly. The first thing I taste is the clove swallowed quickly by lemon. There are undertones of pear and mango I believe. A little tropical almost. Very good. Usually don't care too much for the style but this is very nice.
M= high carbonation and a dryer clean finish. Very smooth and medium body.
D= pretty good. Ill most likely be seeking this one out again sometime. Fun little beer with just enough complexity and still your able to sit and sip it for a while without thinking too much.

jjanega08, May 17, 2009
Photo of webbcreative
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale Yellow color with white 2 finger head. smell is a bit fruity like banana, with an alcohol smell in the back. taste is sweet but light, like banana, with some clove maybe. nice med mouthfeel.

Overall this is very good, although triples may be a bit too high in ABV for my preference, I could easily drink one of these.

webbcreative, May 17, 2009
Photo of Yeastcakes
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving notes - snifter, cool (45F)
A - banana phenols, cinnamon and clove esters and alcohol. Sour notes. Lemon emerges as the beer warms.
A - three fingers of brilliant white head, some rockiness. Hazy amber yellow.
M - high carbonation, medium body. Alcohol flavor present but not too hot.
T - Malty sweetness forms the backbone from which everything else rests on the flavor. Spicy esters, pear and banana flavors compete for dominance. Alcohol flavors also are present.
D - This is a creeper. This beer goes down very smoothly but carries a velvet hammer.

Yeastcakes, May 16, 2009
Photo of seand
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a large red wine glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy light amber, with a finger or so of white head. The head dissipates pretty quickly, but leaves a nice ring around the edge of the glass. Decent lacing.

S: Sweetness dominates, with hints of mild citrus and spices.

T: Much like the nose, with sweetness followed by hints of fruit and spices.

M: Good carbonation, medium bodied.

D: Very easy to drink, but at 9% you have to watch out.

seand, May 15, 2009
Photo of UA8
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a hazy straw color with tall light white head.

S- Light citrus notes with a mice yeast twist. Light sweetness and hints of cloves in the background.

T- Leads with subtle lemon and apple notes, midpalate is yeast twist of sourness, with fruit juice sweetness on the finish.

M- Light, crisp, and refreshing. Could be a touch light on the carbonation but nothing that can't be wrung out to desired levels.

D- 9% what? This stuff drinks like uber delicious sparkling cider. Very light yet complex.

UA8, May 15, 2009
Photo of bwd110
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Binny's in Schaumburg, IL.

750 ml bottle poured into tumbler - all that was available in my hotel room.

A: Pours a really clear golden straw, huge billowy head. This dissipates quickly, leaving only a little bit of lacing.

S: Very laid back, not as strong or complex as I would have thought. Smells very sweet. Orchard apples instead of green apples, white grapes and a bit of peppery spice. Belgian yeast characteristics not detectable, or very mild.

T: Follows through on the nose, but in a much more bold and complex manner. Big fruity sweetness on this one balanced nicely by a peppery clove spice. The sweetness slams into a tart dry finish. Alcohol is masked nicely, but comes through the spiciness as the beer warms.

M: Thin to medium body. High carbonation, nice tongue zap on the way down.

D: Could have a few of these despite the abv.

Really nice example of the style. Very impressed.

bwd110, May 13, 2009
Photo of RunDWP
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It only makes sense that I drink this while travelling in Quebec City.

Pours a hazy oragne with a fizzy head. Nice clove, spicy and yeasty aroma. Taste is much of the same, somewhat complex, with a tart fruityness that has a cherry-like character, but its hard to put my finger exactly on it, and a slight note of alcohol. Nice level of carbonation and mouthfeel and really enjoyable to drink with all that complexity and alcohol. Good example of the style.

RunDWP, May 13, 2009
Photo of CampusCrew
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Would have been higher but it's not my style. Overall very solid Tripel and one of the best ever.

appearance: golden and cloudy. decent head rentention

smell: fruit, slight hops

taste: was a great real belgian golden ale, good, and no overpowering for how strong it was, fruits and spicy tatste couldn't indentify exactly but very tasty

mouthfeel: rich and high carbonation

drinkability: I was pleasantly suprised, it's not overrated, smooth and easy for how stong the ABV is.

CampusCrew, May 12, 2009
Photo of bulletrain76
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle shared with larryLSB. Hazy golden orange color with a lasting white head. The aroma is yeasty and quite fruity with lots of tangy apricot and tangerine. The flavor is also yeasty, with some of that apricot sweetness, some citric tartness and alcohol. There is definitely some spiciness too. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. When I added the yeast at the end, the alcohol really smoothed out and this became a very nice tripel.

bulletrain76, May 11, 2009
Photo of Stavage
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium light golden colour with a bubbly off white head which retains itself for a good time before reducing to a decent sticky lacing.

The smell is sweet and aromatic. Sweet like a sweet white wine or champagne with some other fruits mingled in and a nice touch of spiciness. The tell tale smell of yeast and malt is there to remind you this is a beer though.

At first I'm struck by a fruity wine like sweetness which is soon balanced by a more soothing malt like sweetness. There is a complexity of all different kinds of fruity estery tastes and mild malt tastes and spiciness and just a hint of hops. I'll be honest any sweeter and stickier and this would have been too much for me (I generally steer clear of white wines and something about this drop reminded me somewhat of a dry sweet white wine). BUT it wasn't any sweeter and stickier and the aged fruity complexity mingled perfectly with my platter of aged cheddars and grapes.

Mouthfeel was very smooth, a little bit creamy with relatively high carbonation. Again with wine comparisons, it was almost a champagne like carbonation though lighter.

It'd definitely a rich beer, and one that needs to be sipped. I shared a tall bottle of this with my old man for his birthday and I must say I think I'm partially glad I had someone to share the bottle with. But what can I say it went down smoothly and I savoured each and every sip, I didn't want to waste a drop without enjoying its complexities.

Stavage, May 10, 2009
Photo of JMBSH
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A golden color with an unfiltered haze. Pours with alot of head that quickly disappears to almost nothing.

S - A sweet, spicy, citrus like scent.

T - A sweet but also tart cider with a great deal of alcohol behind it. Apple cider it what I would say it reminds me of.

M - A surpricing amount of carbonation. If you keep some in your mouth for a few seconds, you can feel the carbonation build up in your mouth.

D - A little too sweet and tart for my taste but a good example of the style.

JMBSH, May 09, 2009
Photo of dhd1491
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrusy and strangely reminiscent of soap. Taste is full of allspice, cloves, and sweet malts. Very light mouthfeel for such a high ABV. High carbonation and fizziness in the mouth which seems consistent with the style, but not my favorite feature; distracts from the flavor.

High ABV is evident in the finish. Also by the way the room starts to slowly spin as one approaches the bottom of the glass.

Overall, a very interesting, easy-to-drink brew. Lots of taste nuances in a powerful package. I think that this may not be my absolute favorite style of beer...I would choose a double IPA any day of the week. However, in the right setting...say, a hot summer day, sitting outside with friends with nothing pressing, when you don't mind tying one on...this is a great choice.

dhd1491, May 09, 2009
Photo of jacobseyb
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A=poured a hazy golden color topped with an ample, slightly off white head that laced the glass as the beverage went down

S=floral with spices, malty-breadiness evident

T=spiciness with fruity tones breadiness and alcohol present

M=nice tingliness with carbonation, some oiliness

D=very drinkable and enjoyable

jacobseyb, May 09, 2009
Photo of MVotter
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma from the top of the freshly opened bottle: yeast and big spices!

Aroma after the pour: yeast.

La Fin Du Monde poured into a tall pils glass with a towering, towering pale, white head. It settles back to 3 fingers in a minute, some lacing. The body of the beer is a foggy gold.

This is a delicious brew; proud to say it's my first tripel. The spice notes abound. A nice, spicy, peppery cinnamon.

At 9% abv, I'm always prepared to meet "the ultra chewy." Not so in La Fin. The mouthfeel is actually nice and bubbly, which you would expect from a Belgian/French ale style ... and without an excess of gravity. And, depending upon your mood, you can pour down the center for a less effervescent experience, or down the side for some lively carbonation.

This is a "dangerously" drinkable brew ... a sipper, for sure, at 9%.

MVotter, May 09, 2009
Photo of Bigfatbino
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A = honey golden, slightly translucent and opaque. Beautiful head that has good staying power. Bubbles tighter than my girlfriend.... and almost intricate lacing in the glass.

S = Fragrant citrus, natural yeast, small alcohol smell, but no skunky anything

T = Flowery, Complex in its simplicity, long lasting taste that lasts long after the drink is complete. Wonderful bitter and not overly hoppy.

M = A wonderful tingle through the whole mouth. Natural carbonation and a biting swallow. Thick resin like feel to the brew.

D = Anytime, anywhere, I'd even drink it warm

Bigfatbino, May 09, 2009
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip

A brilliant golden color with a touch of orange and a huge, fluffy bone white cap. The head settled a little quicker than I would like and left no lacing, otherwise this beer is very pretty.

A rather mild aroma. Doesn't reach out of the glass the way the best tripels do. Granny smith apples and prickly pears with a touch of clove and white pepper. Not overly complex and a little timid.

Sweet fruity esters up front with a spicy kick and a fusol alcohol finish that really lingers. The spice accentuates the alcohol burn as time progresses. Still, a rather delicate take. It never really grabs you, but maybe that is their objective.

Medium body with a creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. An alocohol burn and a touch of sweetness linger long. But I really can't complain, the mouthfeel is near perfect.

The mouthfeel is so creamy and lush and the flavor profile so delicate that this beer drinks extremely well. However, that 9% is no joke and can definitley pack a punch.

ColForbinBC, May 08, 2009
Photo of Genry
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed Maudite and Unibroue's blonde, but this takes the cake.

Poured a steady thick head, with lots of bubbling and yeast rising. Appearance is wonderful, thick and creamy orange that tapers off at the bottom, and the head leaves a good bit of lacing.

Smells of sharp, crisp citrus.

Taste is pleasing, spicy and comes with the same citrus scented except stronger -- now accompanied by honey and fruit. There is a hint of raspberry, and the high alcohol content is also present, but not overpowering as in some strong brew.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, no cling to it, with lots of hops and roll on the tongue.

Quite easily drinkable, and repeatively so, though be wary -- 9% can creep up on you, especially when contained in such a well-layered beer. A brew to sip, not chug.

Genry, May 07, 2009
Photo of MaxBrews
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden colour appears highly carbonated many bubble. Has a nice thick rich white head that sticks around.

Smells of spices, fruit and a bit of a nutty/wooden hint.

Taste: clove and very spicy . A nice spicy orange after taste. A real overload of flavors, and I mean that in a great way, leaves your mouth nice and spicy. 9% abv but you can't taste it

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated but clean mouth feel.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, drink it slow because is very tasty. Perhaps a bit too carbonated for some. People complained of its sweetness but I just don't see it. This is very enjoyable and leaves your mouth tasting of clove and orange.

MaxBrews, May 07, 2009
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light turbid yellow with about 2 inches of head. Good retention and ok lacing.

S- Not too strong. A little yeast, some apples, some light fruit, some grapes.

T- Yeasty spices. Clove and a little grape. Good for a tripel, spicer than I expected. A little phenolic. Pleasant. The Belgian yeast really takes a prominent role.

M- Well carbonated, medium to light bodied. Dry finish. Nothing wrong here.

D- I could stick with it for a while, but I prefer a good Belgian dark ale to the tripels.

LordAdmNelson, May 06, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,612 ratings.