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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,984
Reviews: 2,811
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 440
Gots: 1,397 | FT: 16
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of strangemusic
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold to light amber compact finger or so of head fading to a persistent cap. Smell is strong banana and a lingering note of peach, with subtle peppery hints behind. Light yeastiness, all-around light, inviting and sweet.

The sweetness of juicy bright fruit (peach) continues in the taste, strong alcohol and a touch of breadiness to it like sourdough from the yeast. Like the smell there is a spiciness through the middle which fades into a lasting sweet aftertaste. Absolutely delicious!

It's smooth in the mouth with a sparkly zest that builds and fades in a rush from the carbonation, the aftertaste is warm and quite enjoyable. Because of the lip-smacking flavour and the fact that just enough of the big 9% ABV comes through like it should, I give it a good drinkability assessment, but this is definitely one to savour even though it goes down nicely. If I drank this beer too quickly I'd feel overwhelmed by the carbonation and the alcohol presence.

I really like most of Unibroue's beers but La Fin Du Monde has to be my favourite. Bright, flavorful and eminently drinkable. A truly fantastic beer.

Photo of fingerlaker
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


Being a tried-and-true liberal Canada lover, I was attracted to Unibrue off the bat. I think Blanch de Chambly is incredible and their brew Maudite is one of the best I have ever tried. Maudite is also probably my favorite beer.

Opening it up, the smell is pretty "beer-like" (terrible phrasing, no?) with a little alcohol smell with yeast and some fruit notes that I couldn't figure out. Decent hop notes on the nose. I liked smelling it, it made me feel I had something special comming up.

Similar to other bottle-conditioned brews it has unflappable head retention and bubbles that don't stop.

Taste is overwhelmed by the alcohol. I did notice a nice, dry malt with modest bittering. Again, more fruit that I couldn't figure out. The flavor was quite nice... but that alcohol! It took over the flavor! If it was 7% or so it would be perfect. It also had me wishing it was a bit more bitter. Just a tiny, tiny bit more hops.

It took me a while to finish it, many swallows were forced. I liked the flavor but the alcohol just made it harder to swallow than most brews.

Maybe I need to try it more often. Maybe I had a bad bottle. I usually agree with The Brothers but this time I just didn't think of it as world-class as they do.

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

Pours a golden yellow with a two finger head with some spidery lacing on the glass. Drank out of a wine glass.

Aroma is very much like a belgian strong pale ale. The yeast and alcohol can be detected and the malt smells very sugary.

The taste is a lot of sweet, sugary malt balanced well with a spicey hop flavour. Interesting flavour and pretty complex while being smooth and highly drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the yeast flavour is definately there.

Great mouthfeel, smooth with a crisp carbonation. Medium bodied. Very nicely done.

Very drinkable, and highly recommended if you're into Belgian strong ales.

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

Poured dark amber color with medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing.

Complex aroma of yeast, hops and spice.

Smooth body with soft carbonation.

Flavor same complex mix as aroma with a moderate to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration.

My expectations where met with one of my top six rated active bottled beers for style.

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful and appealing semi-murky orange-copper color that fades into a perfect orange around the edges. Two finger off white head with amazing retention that becomes mountainous as it dissipates.

S: Smells malty with very strong fruit scents: oranges, apples, grapefruit all with a small trace of alcohol and yeast.

T: Very fruity! Strong oranges and grapefruit. Strong yeast and malt flavor that cover up the alcohol quite well and a bit of spiciness.

Overall this was a beautiful beer that smelled and tasted great. Very smooth on the palate and highly drinkable especially for the style

Note: Unlike many higher alcohol content beers the alcohol in this triple doesn't come through as much as the beer gets warmer and nearer the end.

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

purchased at Magnolia's Wines and Liquors in Chatham, NJ.

what an amazing beer!

pours an unassuming cloudy golden hue. aroma of belgium candy sugar, spicy sweetness.

taste matches the aroma, complex flavor that masks the 9% abv well

The best example of a belgium tripel I've had. completely enjoyable experience to sit down with one of these.

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

A: Very bright gold with a thick head that dies down to a thin but resilient lace.

S: Spicy yeast and phenolic scents. There are some peppery and hoppy notes to smell. Smells much like a Saison, though I know it is a tripel.

T: Very bright, yeasty and peppery, finish is that of green apples and pears. This could very well be mistaken for a Saison for how spicy it is. Am I getting a little chocolate? How did they do that? And then it is cut with a dryness that is reminiscent of a woody Californian white wine.

MF: Alive as hell. Seems to double in proportion when it enters the mouth.

D: A hell of a tripel. I wish they all had this kind of character in the place of just the strong phenolic alcohol tastes. If I had to pick one example of a tripel, this would be the one.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden-yellow, with a three finger, frothy white head. Left a heavy blanket of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head subdued slowly, leaving a nice layer for most of the glass.

Smell: Very fruity. Bananas, apples, and hints of clove dominate. The traditional "belgian" smell is also apparent.

Taste: Sweet, and very, very smooth. One of the most well-balanced beers I've tasted. A mild tart sweetness is apparent at the front of the palate, which quickly smooths into a honey-like flavor. A slight hoppy bitterness is present in the afteraste. Hints of vanilla become more apparent as the beer warms, which helps bring everything together. Wow.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated and creamy in the mouth. Very nice. Coats the inside of the mouth, leaving you wanting more.

Drinkability: Exceptional. My only regret is that I only got a 12 oz bottle of it, instead of the bomber. I will absolutely buy this one again. Exceptional beer.

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Thick, fluffy, one-finger head. The beer itself is liquid gold as the name implies.

S: Really tangy, citrusy smell. Mostly oranges. I can pick up some banana and thought I smelled cotton candy a time or two.

T: Orange flavors at first that give way to banana and spice. It is really sweet but also very hoppy. Good balance though.

M: Zesty upon entry thats fades to a slightly creamy, dry finish.

D: Very Drinkable. One of my favorites from Unibroue. The hop and malt balance is awesome without sacrificing anything. The alcohol is so well hidden. I think if I were blindfolded I would mistake this one for a hefe

Photo of Gyle41386
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Pours an opaque yellow/orange...I've never seen tangerine juice before, but this is what I assume it would look like. Big, nice, white fluffy head. I expected it to stick around much longer than it did, but, then again, I did just have a Duvel.

The nose is very complex. The typical Belgian yeast scent is present. Spicy fruity sweetness. Maybe some clove?

Tastes of rich spicy fruits. Leaves a nice spice on the tongue. Some nice alcoholic aftertaste. Great blend of flavors. Very balanced.

Highly carbonated, but still smooth. Creamy, too. Very drinkable.

Photo of erikm25
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light dusky gold with muted shades of tangerine. Two finger head is composed of tightly packed bright white bubbles. Very solid retention. Lacing was present but in the end just slides down the glass.

S: Nose was gently balanced with both earthy and thick grassy tones. Lightly spiced fruity yeasts. Citrus and cloves with honey and lemon peels blended up and soaked in pear mash. Hints of baked bread and cinnamon dipped bananas. There is a lot going on in the nose but still very well balanced.

T: Nice and complex array of fruits in the taste. Very difficult to pinpoint just one since it is so rich and vibrant. Subtle hints of pears, apples, and peaches. Again like the nose bananas and peppers make an appearance. Taste of vanilla with a ginger spiced bite and heavy malt roundness. Little bit of hops to finish things off. Interesting how it really goes from subtle to spicy to sweet before you even know what happened. At 9% this has no hints of alcohol.

M: Smooth, well carbonated, and creamy.

D: The name on this beer alone is great and somewhat fitting for the times. Helps put a smile on your face. Truly delicious. Picked this up in a four pack and it worked out to about $3.47 for a 750ml bottle. Easily one of the best deals in beer I have had to date.

Photo of twbrewer
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 750ml served in a tulip.

A-Pours a hazy orange color with a large white foamy head that slowly fades to a large island in the glass.

S-At first I get sour apples and earthy spices but as it warms picking up more spice and light sweet fruits with a touch of alcohol in the nose.

T-Taste is bitter to begin with, maybe sour apples again(from yeast?)Evolves to a fruity bittersweet bubblegum flavor. Can just barely pick up any malts.

M-Medium bodied with a nice dry feel and great carbonation.

D-9% is hidden very well,this is a very easy drinking beer with a great taste.If this is the end of the world I'm almost ready now.

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

Amazing beer here. Poured a cloudy yellow orange into my snifter. A poorly cleaned and widemouthed snifter produces a small bigbubbled head that didn't stick around for long (all my fault, this beer's retention is probably magnificent). Still a great lookign beer even with just a small cap.
Smells delightful with mostly hints of spiciness, the distinctive belgian yeast, a citrus breeze, and a nice dose of alcohol (very complex though. Alcohol smell is not overpowering)
Tastes mainly of the aforementioned spiciness, with a lingering alcoholic note in the back end. Some breadiness is also detected. Just very balanced and pleasant.
Mouthfeel is perhaps a little to thin in my opinion. Quite carbonated (although my glass/pour made it seem less than it probably is), almost champagne like. somewhat dry.
Drinkability is exceptional. I drank the whole 750ml in a little over 2 hours, enjoyed every last drop. The alcoholic burn is not significant enough to be annoying, its mainly enticing with a nice warming in the stomach. Wasn't too buzzed after the bottle was done, but i imagine if you drank this quickly in like 45 minutes or something it'd creep up on you. It's 9% after all. For 7.50 for a 750ml corkedbottle of stuff this great you can't go wrong.

Photo of smithflipper
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been meaning to try this for a while.

Pours slightly cloudy (possibly my fault for not letting it sit awhile, but i just had to have it)
pale straw yellow with a genorous fluffy head which hangs around not quite long enough.

on the nose sweet fruits, banana, apple, maybe a hint of cinnamon. a touch bubblegum, maybe fairy floss, then some cloves.

Taste, well, where does one begin, all of the flavours above plus so much more, some stone fruit perhaps, some candy sugar sweetness finished with restrained bitterness which lingers perfectly.

all and all a fantastic beer, why has it taken me this long to try it, will be having many more i'm sure.

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

A: Poured to a hazy orange with a two-finger, fluffy head that sticks around forever. Champagne-like carbonation - tight bubbles and rising throughout the beer.

S: Initially a citrus zest scent. Smelled a bit of banana bread as well.

T: Sweet, but not cloying. Orange zest. Other, lighter fruits are noticeable as well. A little bit of cloves at the finish.

M: Highly carbonated, but smooth and creamy. It really coats the tongue well. All of the right flavors stay with you.

D: In a word, outstanding. Didn't notice the alcohol content until the second pour from the 750ml bottle. I think that I could sip this one for a long time.

Photo of wnh
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. "Best before 07-31-11."

Pours a yellowish orange, cloudy, with a smallish head (that may have been the result of a sub-par pour).

Nose is fruity and sweet, with a fair amount of spice. Flavors of banana and spice (clove?) dominate. Slight alcohol burn that comes in at the end, though it's pretty well hidden. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, but I have very little experience with tripels. Lots of small bubbles. Ends on the dry side, with almost a chalky feel.

Photo of wugambino
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured to a unibroue tulip (new, on sale with the beer - it's a good day). Rich head, with a taste that tactfully holds back from all the sweetness in the aroma. Exceptionally clean feel and finish for such a tasty beer. Aftertaste leaves the mouth feeling clean, if not for the alcohol burn I would reach for another sip all too quickly. So glad I got the 4-pack.

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

I'll start off by saying that I usually don't care for Tripels very much... that being said, I LOVED this beer.. It pours organish, very cloudy. the flavor is very organey/citrusy with some banana. The typical tripel spice/flavor is a bit subdued. Smell is typical of tripels but faint, def. has a bit of that spicey/fruitiness to it, though. IT is sweet and very easy to drink. The sweetness and such are not overpowering at all and leave you wanting more. Mouth is bubbley and light.

Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a bottle in Columbia, PA

Pours a semi-cloudy pale amber with a 3" white head.

The smell is of mild, sour yeast.

The taste is clean yet tart and sweet banana bread. The hop bitter is mild.

The carbonation is medium-high with a LOT of tiny bubbles. Mouthfeel is medium.

A very refreshing and tasty brew with a lot of alcohol.

Photo of bmwats
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured 12 oz. bottle into my official La Fin du Monde tulip.

A: Medium dark golden and hazy. Pretty heavy carbonation pours into a 3 finger bubbly white head. Settles fairly quickly into a full layer of white foam leaving no cling as it does. Carbonation continues to rise. Spotty lacing pretty much retreats back into the body as you drink.

S: Yeast, light malt, banana, apple, and clove.

T: Very yeasty, light hoppiness, lightly sweet malty goodness with a subtle spice.

M: Light in the mouth. Yeast really introduces itself, then a light hop, sweet but pungent malt. Not a strong alcohol taste. Carbonation really brings the bouquet to the nose. Slightly dry finish, and not a strong aftertaste.

D: Outstanding drinkability. Great flavor, really easy drinkin'.

Great flavor, great nose, and great feel. Light on the palette, without sacrificing taste. No strong alcohol taste, despite the alcohol content. Really subdued aftertaste, makes you to want to drink more to get back to that yeasty goodness. This is a really great quaff.

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

I poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. The head does not stay around long and does not leave any lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavor is full of esters and spices. The beer is a medium bodied sipper that hides its alcohol well. IMO the beer is a bit overrated. While it is a solid triple I do not think it is that much better than some of the other triples I have enjoyed.

Photo of Mistofminn
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first Unibroue! Might as well be La Fin Du Monde. I figured it was high time I reviewed some Top 100 beers, so I made a haul specifically geared towards that.

Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass. Golden in color, with a head that lasted for a bit. Smell is yeasty with fruity tones. Also a noticeable hop bitterness. Taste is very complex. Fruit, spices, hop bitterness, alcohol. Amazing! I've never had a tripel before and this was a great introduction! Medium body. Very drinkable. The alcohol is very well masked, it's definitely there, but not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.

Photo of Bagman007
2.49/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Cloudy orange/yellow color with about two-three finger lengths of head.

S- Has a sweet fruity scent kinda hoppy as well.

T- Very bitter. Kind of sour. Not well balanced. Very strong fruit flavoring. The alcohol is not well hidden at all.

M- Too bitter and sour. Not smooth at all.

D- Can't drink more than one. Had trouble getting the one I had down.

Overall I'm disappointed in this beer. Had heard great things about it, but I just don't like it. Not really a fan of this style.

Photo of Trajega
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The primary flavor is a well balanced hoppy mixture, and the aftertaste draws out the threads of the spice. The flavor is rich enough to enjoy the layered apsect for the first sip, and balanced well enough to enjoy it through to the last sip.

I continue to try other Belgians and wheats, but I am not sure I will find a better flavor that continues to the end of the bottle.

Photo of cpn920
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden and hazy with a billowing head that dissipated into a thin head with nice lacing. I think I smelled a sour aroma with definite yeast as well. I defintiely tasted a citrus flavor with a slightly spicy characteristic. The mouthfeel was lively with a mild dryness. Really enjoyed this beer and will go back to it from time to time. Definitely a sipper at 9%

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,984 ratings.