La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,741
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,156 | FT: 17
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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 botham
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a golden apricot color with a single finger of loose white head that dissipates quickly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity, with notes of apple, grape, and distant notes of berry and pear. overall a bit yeasty, but with good proportioning.

taste is fruity as well, with a yeasty character. fruit notes are similar to the aroma, with an alcoholic tinge.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a warming alcoholic character. finishes clean.

drinkability is good. this is a solid tripel with good proportioning and great character. cheers!

Photo of thirtysixbelow
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - yellow orange hazy color with a small white head.

s - yeast, lemon zest, spices

t - sweet, grape, banana, yeast, cirtus, and spices all mix together in the palate. Barely any bitterness in the finish, but a heavy alcohol presence with a nice warming. Not much lingering aftertaste.

m - smooth at first, but erupts with carbonation.

d - I'll have to try the westmalle tripel again because I gave it a great review, yet it reads the same as this one. This beer is great, but the lack of a decent head and aftertaste keeps it from being spectacular.

Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden yellow with a very nice, white head. It smells very sweet, with hints of corrainder, some spices, and some earthy tones as well. It tastes very good. I picked up a lot of the stuff I smelled, with a combination of fruits and cloves. This is very is easy to drink, and the 9% abv is very well-masked, making this brew even more enjoyable in you like high alcohol beers.

Photo of Pencible
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a hazy light gold with white head. It smelled like yeast and grapefruit hops. It tasted like a blend of citrus hops and cultured yeast, with a hint of malt. It was oily and carbonated with a lasting lemon aftertaste. Overall this wasn't bad, but I'm still not a fan of the light Belgian ales.

Photo of sholland119
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy pure golden honey color topped by a substantial white creamy head. Nice lacing.

S-Some cloves with a strong, pleasant Belgian yeastiness.

T-Maltiness with some citrus notes. A nice peachy taste comes through in the finish with a late (mild) alcohol warmth.

M-Very light but lasting. Nice and creamy. Nice carbonation; I sometimes find triples to be too carbonated.

D-Thank you, sir, may I have another? Very nicely drinkable and delicious.

I do not drink triples often enough. This beer reminds me I need to change that.

HV

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

Those Canucks sure do know how to brew some tasty beer. Carbonation is a little overkill at first but let this bad boy warm up a little bit and it will open into a perfect balance of fruit, spice, and everything nice. Dry, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

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

Poured from 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle (labeled 2005...best by 5/18/08) into snifter.
A: Cloudy pale golden color. Light and thick head that stays around for a while.
S: Citrus aroma. Some clove, begian yeast strains, and alcoholic esters.
T: Citrus malt hits first, then spices (clove). Subtle peach note. Alcohol becomes apparent later on, but is well hidden.
M: Wonderful in this regard...light on the tongue, yet coats and lasts. At times feels heavy (from the EtOH), yet is a light pale brew...complex mouthfeel.
D: The definition of. Extraordinarily drinkable. ABV be damned!

Photo of n1ckels
2.93/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of those beers I got interested in through BA. Sadly, I must report I don't think it lives up to the hype.

A-more yellow than golden, very bubbly, even 10 minutes after pour

S-all i get is faint orangey/lemony smell tinged with iron

T-Meh....Taste like iron with a modest belgian sweetness. I'd rather have the waffle. Surprisingly not astringent or alcoholy. Similiar in taste to a sparking white grape juice.

D- I must give praise on this category. For a 9% beer, it's one of the smoothest and easiest to drink I've had. Take that Miller or Coors Light.

In closing, I give this a whopping MEH. I think Trader Joe's Vintage '07 beats the shit out of this beer, and costs less.

It's so bubbly, you almost think this is more a mid-morning than evening drink. When I crave something bubbly and sweet, I'm almost more tempted just to buy some sparkling cider, which is basically in the same genus as this beer.

This is a pretentious beer and I'm not impressed. What more can I say? I'll drink it again, but I won't buy it again.

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

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

Cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. It hangs in really nicely, pristine.

Sweet and bitter/sour aroma. Lemon grassy with spicy wood.

Incredibly light and banana pear flavors poke through. Peppery alcohol in the finish.

Drinkability improves over time. Really fresh summertime mouthfeel.

Nice carbonation.

I want to take a bottle of this camping this summer!

Photo of ScottUCF84
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint :(. Wish I had the proper glassware. This beer deserves it.

A-Cloudy, golden brown in color, with a very thick and bubbly head.

S-Very strong citrus, clove, banana, and dough. It's like a weisse on crack.

T-Immediately you taste a mix of orange peel, bread, a bit of banana, cloves, and alcohol. At the end more orange peel, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol stood out a bit more than I wanted it to, but it was still great. This beer has some harmony going on.

M-Crisp at first, then creamy. Afterwards a bite from the carbonation, and finally a subtle burn from the alcohol.

D- Pretty easy to drink once you get the ball rolling. Be careful, the alcohol will creep up on you.

Photo of latercol
3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter. Kind of a cloudy yellowish orange color. Very fizzy looking. Minimal lacing.

Smell reminded me of some hefeweizens I have had. Some fruity banana smells.

Taste was fruity but also somewhat metallic. Alcohol is noticable. Ok, but not really my favorite. I have sampled several Belgian style beers and so far I have not been overly impressed. I just don't think it is my style.

Mouthfeel was ok. Seemed too fizzy and light.

Drinkability. Not really. Maybe if I liked this style more. Apparently a lot of people think this is wonderful, but it doesn't do much for me.

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

Appearance- Pours a nice golden color with a nice cloudy appearance. A nice 2 finger head recedes down to the nice clinging lace.

Smell- Extremely fresh lemon, banana, citrus, banana bread w/ butter.

Taste- A very complex taste that starts with a nice tangy citrus of oranges lemons, and some nice banana (bread) notes, that finishes with orange and banana. Extremely fresh and great.

Mouthfeel- Big! Great carbonation and mouthfeel as well as a great fresh spritzy finish.

Drinkability- Be careful, as the 9% is in this beer somewhere. I intend on this being a staple in my fridge from now on.

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

Pours a hazy golden amber with big white head which recedes nicely to 1 finger's width, then remains there throughout. Great retention and sticky lacing. Smells great; honey, clove, lemon, banana, fruits, yeast, wheat and a touch of peppercorn. Tastes sweet,tart and fruity; honey, clove, coriander, caramelized banana, grape, pear, apples, lemon, pineapple, and wheat with just a touch of yeastiness and even less of alcohol. Medium in body and well balanced, smooth with a crisp finish, good carbonation with bubbles dancing on the tongue. A great beer with lots of flavor, hides alcohol very well, and is very drinkable, a good choice even for those who don't necessarily care for tripels.

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

A: hazy dark brown with yellow tins, Poured into a goblet. 3/4 finger w/heavy laces remaining througout

S: Citrus(orange). Initially sweet fading nicely to spicy cloves and corriander.

T: Rich complex and with silent bite. Gets better with time sitting out.

M: Smooth but with heavy carbonation.

D: High only if you like a strong beer which I prefer.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was definitely a piece of heaven on earth. I purchased a 4 pack from my favorite beer haven near the Brooklyn Brewery and I gladly took my prize home.
The look is an amber like color with a head that resists fading for as long as it can until settling into a sticky lace. The smell reminded me of fruits,herbs and something aromatic and pleasant.
The taste was the best part and it tasted almost as it smelled. It was fruity, clove like with a strong kick of alcohol and constantly reminds one that it must be respected.
The feel has very medium carbonation and goes down as smooth as a Brew of this strength can.
The Malts provide excellent balance to this superior brew.
Spicy yet tasty with a fruit/dry finish that is almost perfect.

Notes: If one can find this,it should be bought. It is one for the ages and truly remarkable.

Photo of DIM
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: The end of the world is a clear pale golden color. It pours with a medium sized white fizzy head. There was very lively carbonation at first with lots of fast rising bubbles.

s: The nose here is lovely, sweet, and subtle. Aromas of sweet caramelized bananas dominate. There are also yeasty smells of peppery cinnamon apples and some spices I could not identify. In addition, I smelled some grains that had a wheaty note to them.

t: The level of sweetness in this beer is spot-on. Flavors of wheat, bananas, and apples are mostly sweet but have a slightly tart note to them as well. The finish is flowery, spicey, and dry. This is complex and difficult to decipher, let alone describe.

m: Good body on this one, but the carbonation is at first too fizzy, and then too quickly becomes still.

d: The carbonation is a bit off, but overall this is an outstanding beer.

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

Pours a cloudy orange mixed with honey color, large head with some patchy lacing.

Smell has a strong fruity aroma with some other spiciness to it, but mostly dominated by the fruit. Very sweet.

Taste is similar to the smell, in that this is a very fruity beer with a good tartness to it, strong citrus presence along with the tartness, carbonation is a bit high but I also expected it to be even higher, very crisp.

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

A: Dark, golden-orange color... huge white head that quickly fades... lots of lace

S: Mostly fruits (banana, oranges, apples), and spice (coriander and clove)... slightly biscuity in the middle.. some belgian yeast too.

T: Follows the nose in many ways... but lacks the smoothness and delicate transitions the nose (and the much more refined belgians) have.

M: Medium bodied. Crisp. Refreshing.

D: I think something is to be said about the long tradition of brewing the belgians have perfected... unibroue has a good beer on their hands... it just needs a few tweaks...

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

Pours a hazy golden in color with a thick white head. Smells of Belgian sugars and yeast. Also a citrus type odor. Very smooth, balanced and refreshing. A slight, flavorful tartness, that takes away the potential for a sweet and strong alcohol taste. A highly balanced and drinkable beer. A fine Belgian outside of Belgium.

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

Appearance is light orange and opaque with fluffy head. The smell is fruity and medicinal.

Taste is very sharp of citrus and sweetness, has a grainy almost wheat taste. Smooth, crisp and full bodied. After taste is sweet, alcoholic and a bit sour.

Very flavorful beer, with 9% abv. it has all the good traits of the European Tripel beers. Good for special occasions.

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

One of the most explosive beers I've ever poured - at only a drip's pace - lively carbonation races up the sides of the glass! The bubbles don't stop there, as the robust head continues to grow for a minute or two and ever so slowly begins to deflate into an off-white silken custard, scarcely down to three-finger's width before I must indulge in the first take. A zesty nose of cherries married with citrus, on my palate comes a hint of pineapples and pear. Extremely well balanced, especially considering its 9% abv. Playful on the tongue, strong but sweet, a definite refresher with a hidden strength that will sneak up on ya! ;]

Photo of dogger6253
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, honey color - a brighter yellow near the bottom of the glass. The heads starts off huge and pillowy, but falls rather quickly.

The major scents here are banana, coriander and cloves with some fruity pears, apples and grapes coming in and out. The taste is much of the same, but with a little bit of pineapple lingering in the background.

This beer was highly carbonated, but medium bodied and very crisp. I got a slight warming sensation from drinking it and found myself highly refreshed.

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

Pours a cloudy orange with a two-fingered head in my chalice. The head settles quickly to a thick cap. A little lacing is left behind on the glass.

The smell is a combination of spice and fruit like apples and lemons.

Flavors are clove, pepper, and a mild fruitiness. A lot drier than I anticipated. Just a hint of alcohol. Medium body with good carbonation that finishes clean. High ABV makes it a slow drinker and limits drinkability.

Photo of tmitch75
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow/orange color, pillowy white head, drops to a thin layer.

Light fresh lemony smell with some wheatgrass.

Tastes almost like a wheat beer, with lightly tart apples. Alcohol is well-hidden hop finish.

Incredibly smooth and creamy.

Unbelievable. 9% ABV is surprising, you don't taste it at all. This is a wonderful beer.

Tasted on 2/24/08.

Photo of charlzm
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 08/08/09 from a 6L bottle. I was told it was a 2003 vintage...

A cloudy, golden pour from this massive magnum results in a remarkably effervescent white head. Bubbles die out fairly quickly, but the fact that this glass was poured from a six year old bottle makes it remarkable anyway.

Aroma is powdery and sweet; yeast and spices. Floral and esthery.

Flavor is moderate: herbal (sage?), light spice (white pepper?) and sweet with notable but not overpowering bitterness on the finish. Dry after each taste. Slight alcohol warmth - maybe the ABV went up a little over the years?

Mouthfeel is right down the middle - still and neither thin nor thick.

Far more drinkable than I would have guessed from a six year old vintage, this wipes away bad memories of the last time I had this beer (see below)...
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EARLIER REVIEW:

Bottle labeled,"best before 05-10-10", consumed 02/14/08.

Cork popped with a great deal of energy, ricocheting around the room! Beer pours a golden yellow with a full, mernegue-like three finger head that slowly fades. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is somewhat off, with a nasty metallic tang being the dominant note. Some yeasty spice underneath. Metallic flavor carries over to beer. Dreadful! A little peppery spiciness and some lemongrass and sweetness lurked behind the relatively huge rusted metal flavor. Some parching dryness on the tongue.

Something must have gone wrong here, as I have had this before and it was a fine brew. This bottle, however, is a dumper. Until I have another to re-rate, this rating reflects this bottle.

APP - 4
SM - 2
TASTE - 1
FEEL - 4
DRINK - 1

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,741 ratings.