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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,162 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,162
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 348
Gots: 889 | FT: 17
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 Frozensoul327
4.45/5  rDev +3%

Ooooh. This is good! Poured out to a cloudy off gold color with a nice white foamy head and rings of lace surrounding the interior of the glass. Higher level of carbonation. Nice. Aromas of citrus and floral notes fill the nose. Some hints of malt and yeast are present. Very nice. Taste is not as present as the aroma, but still very quaffable. Flavors of malt, spice, clove and yeast blend together in very heavenly harmony. Complexity is abound in this beer. Mouthfeel is full and savory. Not too heavy as to hinder the experience of this beer, yet not too light as to make it airey. A solid level of drinkability. A 4-pack of this would have a shorter life in my fridge than a snowball in hell. Highly Recommended.

Frozensoul327, Oct 11, 2005
Photo of canucklehead
4.58/5  rDev +6%

This is a real Canadian classic. The ability of a brewery from Quebec to make Belgian beer better than most Belgians always amazes me.

The beer pours hazy lazy yellow/orange with a fluffly head. The nose is pure yeast and fruit, almost Saison-like in temperment. The taste is big and restrained; citrus notes to the back and hops mixed with yeast to the front. What makes this beer a fave of mine is the balance and drinkability. A truly great beer.

canucklehead, Oct 11, 2005
Photo of fingolfin72
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Color- hazy gold, with a small, pure white head.

Nose- lemon, coriander, pepper.

Palate- creamy and light, but with a good alcohol backbone. It is spicy and pleasantly dry, with a hint oakiness. A bit of alcohol wafts into my sinuses.

Very good, but not as refined as might be wished. Good with food.

fingolfin72, Oct 10, 2005
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Served in a 12 oz bottle with silver foil around the cap.
Poured a light bronze/ dark straw color with a tall head that simmers down to leave a nice glaze on top of the beer.

Quite fruity smell. Yeasty as well. Pleasant malt aroma. Citrusy. Not a whole lot of hop aroma. Estery with a slighteset touch of alcohol detectable.

Nice complex taste. Yeast is a strong flavor followed by a sweet fruitiness. Not much hop character. Alcohol is amazingly subdued. Really would be unable to tell this is a 9%. Great body.

Refreshing mouthfeel. Carbonation makes for a light beverage and nice mouthfell. Three or four of these and Im gone. A refreshing and pleasant winter warmer.

SaCkErZ9, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.93/5  rDev -9%

La Fin Du Monde is a hazy peach color with a beautiful 3" white rocky head. The head has great retention and settles down to a cap after a while. Nice lacing.

Aroma -- Floral and light perfume. Tangerine/pear. Spice. Slightest bit of skunk.

Taste -- Delicate fruit flavor of tangerine and apricot. Flash of tangy sour citrus. Powdery yeast. Pepper/spice. Light bitter bite in finish. Alcohol not too evident in flavor.

Mouthfeel -- Soft mouthfeel. Dry. Lots of good carbonation. Very champagne-like.

Drinkability -- Nice beer. Good drinkability. No more than one .750 every once in a while. Watch out for that abv. Unibroue is top notch!

MUSHROOMCLOUD, Oct 08, 2005
Photo of xoqx
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance – Sparkling yellow cloudy and extremely lively. A thick white head sticks around for a while and is easily replenished by the outrageous carbonation in this Belgian. Very thick swoopy lacing clings to the glass.

Smell – Yeasty with many complex esters conveying lemon citrus and fruits.

Taste – Superb. This has a complex taste that is hard for me to unpack. I feel the malts and the hops are very concealed behind the many layers of taste provided by the yeasty esters.

Mouthfeel – Crisp yet bold and punchy; super carbonated.

Drinkability – Superb drinkability for any style. Deceptively drinkable for a ~9% abv beer.

xoqx, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of veggiemafia
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%

I can't really say anything about this beer that hasn't already been said. Amazing beer, will buy it again, will buy 6 and let 3 age until this time 2006, and 3 age until this time 2007.

Big fluffy head, but almost too much.

Once this beer warmed to around 45º, the alcohol became more apparent in the finish and detracted a little from the beer. VERY warming alcohol sensation, save this one for a cool evening like this evening in Pittsburgh where I'm writing my review. At the same time really refreshing, though.

The only reason I give it a 3.5 for drinkability is because I cannot session a beer that's 9.0% abv without getting completely wasted after three. Also, I think the alcohol detracts a little from the drinkability, but hopefully letting it hang out for about a year will help.

In the mean time, I will definitely still buy and enjoy this while I'm waiting on bottles to age.

veggiemafia, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of Bonhoeffer
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

My bottle tells me it is best before 06/08. Guess this one could have matured a bit : )

Another winner from Unibroue. This one is so subtle while packing so much flavor and complexity. Nothing beats you over the head. Just this marvelous amalgamation of flavors from the various ingredients. Classic Belgian yeast flavor. Light hopping. Some spices. A bit of tartness. Something almost citrusy. 9% is there, but not particularly noticeable. Head is tremendous and persistent. Lots of lace.

Just a tad too much carbonation, which detracts from the moutfeel. But not too bad.

Bonhoeffer, Sep 26, 2005
Photo of stodbrew
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%

Poured a very hazy light golden color. Dense white head that settled to about a 1/4" for the rest of the glass.

Aroma is spicy, with hints of citrus.

Flavor is good, some more spice and a bit of lemon on the finish. However, there is a slight metallic flavor that detracts a bit.

Mouthfeel is full with a prickly carbonation.

Overall, its a good beer, I'll have to come back to this one again.

stodbrew, Sep 26, 2005
Photo of ikats
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Cloudy, pale yellow in color with fluffy white head. Small bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Head dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing behind.

Beautiful citrus aroma full of fruity and spicy notes. The taste is wonderful. Fruits seem so well balanced with hops. Slightly sweet, slightly dry finish. Light to medium body. Very rich. Alcohol is well hidden and only apparent through warmth of this beer.

The time between sips keeps decreasing. I am growing impatient as my body and mind crave for this beer's wonderful flavor. Is it possible that the name refers to how you feel when you realize that you just finished your last bottle? I wouldn't mind if this was my last beer at the end of the world.

ikats, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%

The beer poured into the chalice with a slight haze and pale golden amber with a white head which rose, but fell quickly and laced the glass.

The aroma was nicely citrusy and fruity with a spicy presence. The fruity aromas were strong and plentiful and as the beer warmed a nice pepper spice character developed.

The flavor was nicely achieved with a sweet malty presence and a roundness of wheat coupled with a light peppery spice and a light bittering and citrus. The fruity flavors were pleasant and very well done. Also present was a nice earthy character.

The finish was even and almost dry with a light spice and a nice fruity character long into the afteraste. The body was medium and a the mouthfeel was nice with the higher carbonation level. Have had this one many times before and will most likely continue to have it. Dunno why I never reviewed it before, but tonight seemed like the perfect time.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle.

GCBrewingCo, Sep 22, 2005
Photo of EStreet20
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - A very pretty, hazy gold color with a slight orange tint. Large, fluffy white head with staying power that leaves a nice amount of lace, though not a huge amount.

S - Yeasty smell with some fruity tones. Perhaps pears and apples. Some spicy smelling malt aromas as well.

T - A nice dry flavor that's very crisp with some spiciness to it. Some fruitiness in there too, perhaps berries or tart grapes and a tiny bit of hops. I am quite the hophead at times but in this brew I don't miss a big hop punch as the tiny hints of hops contribute o the sweet and spicy flavors rather nicely.

M - Very pleasant, some nice carbonation and very slight alcohol warming at the end.

D - For a higher alcohol beer this is as drinkable as I've ever tasted. A nice medium bodied beer that goes down smooth and tastes great.


Notes: One of my favorites for a long time, I finally got around to reviewing it. Those Unibroue characters really know what they're doing.

EStreet20, Sep 21, 2005
Photo of oggg
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured into large red wine goblets.

Pale orange, very pretty, with a small off white head that shrinks to wisps. Strong belgian yeasty aroma. Strong esters of fruit. Way too fizzy. There is a short, harsh bitterness followed by moderate candi sugar. Apple mostly. Thick. Alcohol noticeable. Not very smooth. Full bodied.

Overall: I'm not a belgian connoisseur first and foremost. I had a hard time finishing this.

oggg, Sep 19, 2005
Photo of atigerlife
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

750 ml bottle

Has a rather large, thick head. Good retention. Slightly cloudy golden color.
Smell has hints of yeast with fruit undertones.
Taste starts out fruity with a wonderful crips hop flavor. Perfectly balanced. Truly amazing.
Mouthfeel is very good. Not too bubbly.
Overall, this is an excellent ale. Highly recommended and I will definitely have again. Of the few I've had, this is Unibroue's best.

Reviewed again 5/20/06
Poured from a 750ml into a Leffe goblet. I've had this beer several times and it has always been a favorite.

Poured a golden/orange color. Opaque. Lots of small bubbles and good lacing. A large white head with large bubbles. Quite nice to look at.

Aroma is spicy and slightly citrus.

Taste is of sweet malts and some light citrus. Spiciness also comes through. Lightly dry at the end. Alcohol content was quite evident, much more so than I recall in my previous bottles.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and quite cleansing. Smooth. Overall, this beer is still quite impressive though it was slightly less so than when I had it previously. I found the alcohol presence quite strong and this made it less drinkable. Of course, still a beer that I will have again.

atigerlife, Sep 18, 2005
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

I cant believe I havent reviewed this beer until now. Its one of my favorites.

The beer pours from its cool labelled bottle a hazy honey color. The head is impressive, its billowy and leaves great trails of lace. The aroma is incredible. As complex and inviting as you can imagine. Theres a sweet aromatic malt with a wonderfully fruity edge; passionfruit, apple, raspberries come to mind. Hops are floral and minimal.

The taste is packed with berries, rock candy and spices with a stiff alcohol warmth. Hop flavor and bitterness is very low. There is a surprising dryness however thats a characteristic of Unibroue house yeast. The finish is long and sweet, though not too sweet. The mouthfeel is incredibly thick and creamy with carbonation. You gotta love Botttle Conditioned Belgians.

This is a fantastic beer. One of the first 'good beers' I tried and definitely as good as anything you can get in Belgian.

CAMRAhardliner, Sep 17, 2005
Photo of silver0rlead
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a cloudy golden yellow hue with a nice frothy white head that retains well. Aroma is impressive and shocking, huge grape and citrus scents, candy sugar sweetness, floral hops, spices (corriander, clove, anise) and a fruity yeastiness. Taste is very complex, flavors of grape, lemon and orange peel, spices (corriander, clove, anise), candy sugar, bready malt and light floral hops and phenols. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a slightly sweet finish and slight alcohol notes. Extremely impressive and delicious, alcohol is barley noticeable, definately one of the best beers in the world.

silver0rlead, Sep 15, 2005
Photo of DogFood11
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

golden in color somewhat unfiltered looking. No lacing to speak of. Chunky cloud like head that was mountainous. High alcohol content is evident, had a bit of spicy but fairly mild in that department. complex ale, but fairly mellow in the body...Hops were subdued. Malt character was mostly fruity and balanced the hops, but hops were the man of the house. tempered by the warming for sure. I liked this brew and would reccomend this as nightcapper material or pre nightcapper if your a veteran.

DogFood11, Sep 13, 2005
Photo of EMV
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%

Simply put, one of the best beers I've ever enjoyed. This one stands out even amongst the Unibroue herd, and is really a delightful beer. It pours a gorgeously unfiltered/hazy dark golden color with a head that won't quit. The aroma is complex to say the least, with yeast, hops, and a fruity sweetness all detectable to one extent or another.

The taste is excellent, with an initial fruity sweetness and a crisp aftertaste. It's a very complex taste, that challenges your palate without being confusing. This beer's a sipper at 9% alcohol content, but the flavours do a great job of masking just how quickly this one could put you on your backside. The mouthfeel itself is also excellent, with just the right amount of carbonation.

Recommended to fans of good beer.... this is the one that Quebec should be proud of.

EMV, Sep 11, 2005
Photo of goschool
4.58/5  rDev +6%

750 ML corked and caged bottle.

A large white head atop a cloudy bronze greeted me after the pour. A little less than half-finger of head stuck around throughout the first snifter, but I got only minimal lacing with the second pour. I can easily smell sweet fruit, clove and malts even though I have a bit of a cold. Banana flavors among other fruity esters accent the spices, clove and malts nicely for a sweet, yeasty taste that finishes dry, but not too dry with a touch of warming alcohol.

It's the end of the world as we know it et je me sens très bien!

goschool, Sep 07, 2005
Photo of BeerNutta
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

La Fin Du Monde.... Ahh was looking for this for a while. Got a bottle at Purvis Wine Merchants.

A = Poured a golden yellow with a thick foam head that lingers. Unfiltered.

S = Fruits. Sweet fruit.

T = Initial taste of sweet fruits which then morphs into a spicy pepper finish.

M = Slightly viscous. Lightly carbonated.

D = Only thing stopping me from giving drinkability a 4 is that its a little expensive.

Very good beer none the less. I definitely reccommend it.

BeerNutta, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of burnstar
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

25 oz bottle shared at Zeno's. Pour into a tulip a nice cloudy golden color with a very thick and persistant white head. Smell is light- sweet fruity and yeasty. Taste starts with sweet malt which turns into a very nice fruit flavor which is difficult to place. Perhaps very sweet oranges. There is also some good spicy hop flavor to balance it out in the finish. Very balanced and tastey brew. This has a very nice medium full mouthfeel with some significant carbonation that suits this beer very well. This is 9% ABV but it's hard to tell from the taste- very well hidden. I have no doubt that it is in fact present however- this stuff hits hard. Dangerous and wonderful. "End of the World" indeed.

burnstar, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.78/5  rDev -35.6%

A - Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a monsterous frothy white head that lingered for a long time. Intense carbonation visible. No lacing, too bad.

S - Very weak odor. Mostly carbonation. Some flowery notes and a little banana and pear esters. No alcohol scent. Too bad the carbonation smell dominates and the undertones are so subtle.

T - At first, I thought the beer possessed a very potent metallic flavor, but after a little progress, I could barely taste it. It is a sweet beer, a slight citrus against a wheaty malt taste. Alcohol is completely hidden. None of the flavors are that amazing, and the metal just tainted my view.

M - Thin, the carbonation is a little harsh, a bit drying. Unibroue's other works I've tasted were absurdly refreshing. This one is anomalous for them. Sure the abv is absent in the taste, but its astringent nature is dessicating my poor mouth.

D - Not very good. I think I'll steer clear of La Fin du Monde in the future. It wasn't a terrible beer, but for the price and the brewery, I expected more. Its strong point is that the 9% abv is obfuscated, probably under the powerful carbonation.

mrasskicktastic, Aug 27, 2005
Photo of beerrookie
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Had this from a bottle, at of all places, in a really nice pool hall. (i don't play pool, it was my first time there and was shocked to see the extensive beer menu). It was my first "real" beer and was surprised to find it wasn't as heavy as I feared it might be. The mouth feel was surprisingly light although I could "taste" the alcohol after I swallowed it. In a way it kinda reminded me of sam adams summer ale. (PLease don't yell at me if that is an inappropriate comparison) Although I could not see what it looked like, (in fact I was unable to see light through it at all) I imagine it was darker than almost anything I've ever had. the smell was absolutly wonderfull and I imagine if I built up a tolerance I could drink a few at one sitting...not a session, that would be a shame (and expensive).
I do, however, have a serious question, are you supposed to drink the sediment at the bottom? I did and found it raunchy. I would appreciate an answer because I plan to try it again.

beerrookie, Aug 26, 2005
Photo of Gritsak
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

A- hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head.

S- very sweet and fruity. most notable aroma is of apricot and yeast.

T- starts off sweet and fruity, similar to a hefe. finish has some mild hop bitterness. mild alcohol aftertaste

M- medium to thick feel. a little chewy with a a nice balance of carbonation, but still very smooth.

D- dangerously easy to drink @ 9%.

overall- where is that 9% hiding at? besides the very faint hint of alcohol in the aftertaste, its very similar to a beefed up hefe. very smooth with a hint of hops makes for a very enjoyable beer.

Gritsak, Aug 25, 2005
Photo of egajdzis
3.8/5  rDev -12%

Poured a hazy yellow color, with a small, egg shell colored head that left no lacing on the glass. Both the aroma and taste was full of sweet citrus, light sourness, yeast, and some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated, its not one of my favorite Belgian styled beer, but its retty decent.

egajdzis, Aug 24, 2005
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,162 ratings.