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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,927
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,343 | FT: 19
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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 yourefragile
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, approaching a year old, been kept refrigerated, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with steady carbonation that is very hard to see through the murk. Very retentive off white, with very little lacing, just a few streaks.
S: Very sweet, spicy and touch of medicinal like alcohol. Ripe fruit, sugars, the typical Unibroue yeastiness, along with some clove and pepper, but big on the sweet and spice (cinnamon, etc).
T: Starts off a very sweet, spicy flavor up front and never really lets up as some more earthiness comes in and the carbonation hits you. Clove, pepper, banana, ripe fruit, yeast flavors all hit in the middle. Not much of an alcohol presence. The sweetness dominates, but is perfectly balanced by the spice.
M: Like a Unibroue beer, you know what to expect, tons of carbonation over a medium body but still very smooth. Finish is very sweet and candy like.
D: Easiest drinking Triple I've had. I think I still prefer Maudite and Trois Pistoles over this beer personally, but as far as Triples go, this is easily one of my favorites.

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe i never reviewed one of these yet, BBD 10-10-10, pours a cloudy yellow-gold w/ a white head that sticks around for a little while before coating my snifter with broken lacing ; a bready malt and cracker-like aroma laden w/ hot spice, some fruity esters, floral hops and alcohol present as well ; spicy, tart and bready taste up front, well balanced w/ hops, a bit metallic w/ a semi-dry, peppery and alcoholic finish ; a rich, creamy med.-full body, abundence of co2 ; a great beer, drinkable as hell for a 9% ABV tripel, tho the "Unibroue spice" gets to be a bit much in this one after a while compared to their other brews, i still love it...

Photo of Kemmerlin
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful golden straw hue with a thick delicious long lasting head but had weak lacing down the glass.

S: Smelled of fresh cut straw with a diluted orange juice smell, great malt aromas crown the rest of the brew.

T: Has a butter creme taste with dried banana and definitely a strong alcohol taste in the back.

M/D: Highly carbonated and a high alcohol feel light and easily drinkable as very pleasurable to drink.

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A lightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky, creamy, thick white head that settles slowly to a nice covering and leaves some faint lace patterns on the glass.

S: Oranges, pears, green apples, cloves, light pepper spice from the alcohol. Bold, complex, and wonderful.

T&M: Peppery alcohol, some light fruits (pear and apple from the nose), phenolic and medicinal flavors, clove. Flavor could be a bit stronger, but that's only a minor complaint. Lighter body with a brisk, bubbly carbonation that creates a nice effect, though I would appreciate a bit more creaminess.

D: 9% hurts a bit, but it's still flavorful, crisp, and refreshing. Really a wonderful spring or summertime beer.

Photo of AmishT
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A - Hazy golden amber with a huge white head. A pretty bold appearance, for sure. Not much lacing.

S - Bold fruit aromas and yeast dominate. Pear and banana. Clove. A strong and inviting aroma profile.

T&M - Very complex malt flavor profile, a hint of yeast, and spice. Herbal hops, fruit, and malts finish. A carbonation bite is mixed in., but doesn't even come close to covering up the bold flavors. Medium to full bodied. Smooth with a clean finish. 9% abv, but iI can't taste a drop of alcohol.

D - Great flavor makes this easy to drink. THowever, high abv and the body is capable of being filling. Still, it's so good that it's still fairly easy to drink

Photo of penguinjive7
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head.

The smell is very floral with hints of fruits, mostly citrus. Also a bit of buttered biscuits as well.

The taste is initially a mix of tropical fruit with slight floral hints coming through. There is also the presence of cloves and other spices I can't put a finger on. The finish is a blend of yeast that is warmed very slightly by the alcohol.

The mouthfeel is light and pleasantly light and fizzy.

This is an amazing brew overall. Very complex smells and flavors are found with every sip. Even towards the end of the glass I struggle to connect what I am tasting to other tastes and smells so I'm just going to give up and simply say that this is an excellent example of a tripel that I would gladly have any time.

Photo of julian
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy golden straw color. slightly cloudy. snow white 1 finger head, not overwhelming, just right! effervescence very noticeable. lacing only begins halfway down the glass but sticks nicely decorating the glass with some sticky white curtains.

S: strong fruity esters - somewhat citrusy mostly banana, smells bready. nice clove spicing balanced with the sweetness of the malt and casual yeasty tones. slight phenolic aroma lingers.

T: Definitely tastes like a Tripel and a fine example at that! The flavor really comes out just before that list sip is swallowed. Tastes like sweet banana biscuits seasoned with an array of spices. Slight citrus tones, malty yet not too sweet.

M: Similar to Unibroue's other offerings in that your mouth becomes a playground for this beer. There's something about their beers that just feels so right and so good in your mouth. Nice warming as it goes down...very clean and smooth...almost creamy.

D: Given the 9.0% ABV this one will knock you out fairly quickly if you're not paying attention. Incredibly flavorful, and incredibly dangerous. I'd be willing to risk it just to keep tasting it!

Photo of hustlesworth
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- possibly the most active head i've ever seen, it writhes around and twitches as if it were made of up millions of tiny living creatures, maybe maggots, but in a beautiful way, with a sound way louder than rice krispies could ever dream of. what was once a huge head settles quickly to a very lathered disk. the body is a barely translucent golden apricot color, i wish the head could have lasted longer. even after the foam is nothing but a thin ring, bubbles continue to rise along the edges and in a thick stream up the center, bulging up the brew like some volcanic vent far beneath the surface of a golden alien ocean, hissing and fizzing continuously. that for me, makes up for the quick dissipation.

S- very fruity and spicy aroma. a hint of clove, cardamom, grains of paradise, and other unknown exotic treasures from the far east. ripe pear, red apple, banana, mango, and melon with a lemon, orange & grapefruit peel citric tartness. every time i swirl my tulip, i'm presented with another level of bouquet, this time very floral white lilies and sweet orange blossom honey, all the while with underlying sweet clove and allspice, mace, and coriander. an absolutely fascinating aroma.

T- taste is no slouch either. this time the 'juicy' fruits are pushed toward the back and banana, clove, allspice, ginger, and white pepper, with a soft bubblegum taste fluttering around are in the spotlight. thickly sweet from the obvious use of candi sugar, the sheer fruitiness and spiciness of the yeasts alone keeps the sweetness in check, but near the end some grassy hops take the field and back up the spices. with such strong and complex yeast flavors, it's difficult to find any evidence of malt but for a soft pale grain taste well into the finish. letting the brew sit on my tongue for awhile reveals a the taste of the water used, fresh, stoney, and slightly metallic. profoundly complex with very nice overall flavor.

MF- juicy and viscous, candi sugar really lending a big hand to the body. tight prickling carbonation dances all over my mouth in a lively calliope of nearly musical bubbles. residual sugars still seem to take hold despite the cleansing effervescence.

D- overly drinkable, way to tasty and perfumey to even put the glass down, this could easily have me wandering toward the end of the earth and forgetting my way home. potent stuff, and the alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Photo of soultrain19
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful cloudy pale gold. With a vigorous pour the head was hearty but dissipated quickly without any lace.

It has a strong floral bouquet highlighted with hints of citrus.

You could really taste the orange peel but it is balanced with a pleasant slightly sour aftertaste.

The light carbonation is very crisp and starts sharp on the tongue and slowly softens.

Overall an incredibly easy drinking beer. A beautiful mix of sweet and sour with that delightful crispness.

Photo of generallee
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 750ml bottle that is corked and caged into a chalice.

Appearance: It has a hazy body with a light golden amber color with a pale orange hue. The head is smooth, thick and creamy with good retention. It has a creamy off white color and it leaves behind soft lacing as it is slowly sipped down to the bottom of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full and fruity. There is sweet orange citrus and spicy character with a big hit of yeast and tropical fruits like pineapple.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has a sweet rich and fruity malt and yeast flavor up front. Tropical fruit like pineapple and guava are noted. Soft spices come out and the alcohol starts to warm things up. Hops add a light citrus and leafy flavor before the yeast comes back out and turns powdery and slightly dry in the slow lingering finish. The texture is smooth and creamy with perfect carbonation for the medium body.

Notes: Outstanding and wonderfully complex with great drinkability.

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

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde pours a dense opaque peach with a short fuzzy head. The smell is medium to strong of yeast. I don't typically like yeasty beer, but this has a fabulously smooth and slightly sweet yeast like flavor. Mouthfeel is really good, sporting a silky smooth feel that changes into a very unique foam like character with a swish. Overall this was quite enjoyable the whole way through. A good standard for what a yeasty flavored beer should be.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a pretty golden-orange, fairly clear, not a lot of head. Aroma is malty with a strong hint of citrus. Flavor is strong and malty and has some hoppy hints. Finish is smooth and refreshing. This is an insidious beer, though, as you don't taste the alcohol, so it can sneak up on you.

Photo of gunnerman
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a tulip, pours a pale yellow in appearance with little bubbles of carbonation and a serious white head that leaves a bit of lace. You get the nice sweet smells of fruit and honey in the nose, this is a beer that has amazing aromas. Taste is differnt as it warms up, when its chilled its a sweet tangy tart of fresh ripe fruits with a bit of apple, pear, grapes, as this masterpiece warms the bread spice comes with a hint of a clean alcohol finish. I have to give it up for Unibroue they are an amazing brewary, they produce amazing products.

Photo of elniko
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Stella glass

A: Absolutely beautiful brew, perfect golden amber hue. Two finger head than kept for a long while and then disappated but not all the way.

S: Smell is wonderful, I get a bit of floral and perhaps corriander.

T & M: If a friend who only drinks macros had only one beer to drink to be introduced to the world of craft beers this is the one I would pick. There is so much to the mouthful it is hard to place all the different flavors that are there. It is a truly amazing beer.

D: Heavens yes it is drinkable, it is 9% ABV but there is no hint of the high alcohol as I'm enjoying this truly superlative beer.

This beer truly stands atop the summit of all brews and should be tried by all beer drinkers once.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Hazy golden, with a big 2 finger head that drops rather quickly to a collar, expected from the high alcohol content.

S - Overwhelming aroma of powdery yeast, riding a pale malt backbone. Semi-sweet vinous aroma in the background.

T - A simple but strong yeast flavor dominates early and mid palate, with some hints of apple/peach esters. Late palate reveals a spike of phenols, mostly from the alcohol but cleverly hidden by the grapey taste present in the nose. A sharp metallic taste begins the lingering and quite bitter finish.

M - The light body works well enough, but the high carbonation is bothering me a little. Not a bad compliment to the predominant yeast character, but still a bit much for me.

D - Not bad considering it's ABV. A little bitter and and pretty high on the yeast (which is a strong and strange-ish flavor to say the least), but I could definitely let a couple of these sneak up on me.

Photo of ChrisCage
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

A- This is the 1st tripel I've ever had and right off the bat, I'm impressed with the 750ml bottle, and the cork top plus wire that's holding it down. The cork popped once taken out, like a semi-sparkling wine...great so far. I soft poured on an angle into my glass and only filled about half way due to the impressive foamy white head that kept swelling. The coloring is a hazy amber/off orange with some noticable carbonation. This looks like a real winner!

S- This is very complex! First thing I noticed was a rich yeasty aroma, like fresh bread with melted butter on it. There's definately some baking spices in there as well, plus flowery alcohol aromas, some nuttiness, lots of malt and even some tropical fruits. Every whiff brings something different to the table on this one!

T- Again, many different flavors come to life in this. First thing that I notice is the spiciness of the beer. Reminds me somewhat of gingerbread cookies. I tasted the tropical fruits, and even some tart citrus notes. Once through these tastes, the maltiness of the brew comes to life, especially in the finish, along with some balanced hops and there is a heavy yeasty flavor that I detected. Great stuff!

M- I have to agree with a previous review in the fact that this beer seems to get a fuller body the more it is enjoyed. I noticed as I made my second pour that the consistancy was thicker than the first. The first half is much more bubbly and the second half is very creamy on the palate....I like it more the longer I'm drinking it.

D- I've decided that this is a very near perfect beer, but it is full bodied....that and the fact that I had 3/4 of a litre and I've had as much as I can handle for a night. This would definately be enjoyable with an old cheddar cheese. I recommend this beer for anyone who truly enjoys the finer brews in life and think this would be a great beer to celebrate with! With that said though, this beer is, in my opinion, a sipping beer and a single bottle would suffice for an entire evening.

Photo of ccrida
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

355ml bottle poured into a goblet, La Fin Du Monde is a hazy strwa yellow with a large white head the is quickly settling and leaves no lace, the lightest smattering. I really like the color, but these beers are all about the head and 'brussels' lace.

Smell is pretty good, banana esters, cereal grains, a hint of caramel and metallic phenols as it warms.

Taste is fantastic - this is my favorite trippel. Big fruity esters, spicy backbone, very smooth, although it actually gets a tad boozy and grainy if you let it warm too much. Served at cellar temp though, perfect.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated, with a crisp, dry snappy finish. Highly digestible, this has a light body and is easy on the belly.

Drinkability is supreme for me, as good as it gets for the style. Big taste, but smooth and dangerously easy drinking...factor in the fact that Unibroue brews are such a great low price, this one should get a 5.5!

Photo of AylwinForbes
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We were a bit put off by Unibroue at one stage by all the sort of fruit and veg weird beers we sampled at a tasting. That was a pity because it delayed an appreciation of what this place can do. What can I say that hasn't already been said in these many and several notes?

The most impressive thing about this very impressive beverage (which can hold a candle to a Tripel Karmeliet any day) is the aroma: beautifully complex, with phenolic, medicinal organic components and yeast and fruity malt. You definitely want to inhale before imbibing. On the palate you travel from initial sweetness to lingering slightly bitter end-notes. The beer has a lot of carbonation: it expresses in lively fashion from the bottle and continues the bead in the glass, but feels quite soft on the palate.

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

Cloudy golden with a big head

Smell is delicious and complex, a mix of fruits, and a bit of alcohol

Mmmm. Pineapple and banana with a bready base and crisp finish with a touch of alcohol. Complex, yet very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel substantial, compliments the taste nicely.

Very drinkable considering the abv. I'll be back to this one.

Photo of atsprings
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle into a Tripel Karmaliet glass. Pours a nice hazy straw yellow with a frothy head that is slow to diminish and leaves great lacing on the glass. The aroma is an amazingly fragrant blend of spice, yeast and sweet fruits. The taste is a wonderful blend of sweet fruits from the malts and citrus hops with a nice bit of spice to round things out. The beer is crisp and refreshing with some alcohol presence, but not 9% worth. This is a truly wonderful beer that is somewhat hard to believe was actually brewed in Belgium.

Photo of Taffle
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Flawless, hazy-orange pour. A frothy and rich white head holds respectable retention.

I hardly needed to hold my nose up to the head to catch the intensly sweet aromas. Very orange and citric with malty-rich hints of yeast.

Incredible flavor. I need not continue but I will. One of the best brews I have had the pleasure to enjoy. A subtle zestiness enriches the palate followed by a tangy, semi-sweet finish that represents the perfect tripel ale. Way too smooth going down - abv content masked unmercifully.

Carbonation was consistent and well balanced with the rest of the beer. Suprisingly lighter texture and feel than was expecting but in pleasing way.

Never had a tripel better than this one. Too easy to drink and so delicious, I cherished this glass of beer. On to the next Unibrue!

Photo of RomanW70
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange-gold with a frothy head. Aroma of straw, banana, yeast, citrus, and spice. Taste is the same. Relatively low carbination. Finish is clean and slightly bitter. Has very nice balance, and the beer is interesting from start to finish. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. An excellent triple.

Photo of ibbjamin
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paid $7.49 for an Australian Longneck from BevMo in Willow Glen, CA. Poured into a pint glass with a couple pours.

This is a nice beer to open. Has a decorative yet functional metal fastener holding the cork down. The cork pops when opening, almost like a bottle of champagne. That should have been my first sign of the amount of carbonation in this one. After a soft pour, half of the pint was a white head made of huge bubbles. Has the color of a cloudy yellow wheat beer. The head doesn't shrink down too quickly at all. Thick creamy trails of lacing.

The nose is yeast first and foremost, but there is also hints of alcohol and sweeter malts with some spice. The carbonation can even be slightly detected in the nose.

Taste is nice, refreshing and complex. Yeast and bread at first; similarities to both a hefe or wheat beer but unique in its own manner. The yeast is then balanced with the sweeter malts and floral perfume hops which combine for a nice mild fruity flavor. Alcohol taste is present as well.

Creamy, light to medium body. Not as carbonated of a mouthfeel as I originally anticipated to this point.

Tripels usually are not my beverage of choice, so drinkability is affected, but it the best Tripel I've had to date. Highly recommended for this style.

Photo of ZorPrime
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've decided to taste this beer after reading that it won the World of Beer Gold medal in 2008.

One word, awesome.

This beer has everything right! Color, smell, taste and aftertaste! I've taste La Fin du Monde from a 750 ml bottle. Was a little bit scared that I wouldn't like it and if that was the case, 750 ml was simply too much. It turns out that 750 ml was not enough.

Definitely a regular buy for me since it is sold in small shop everywhere here.

Photo of cvstrickland
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"The End of the World", en Francais, for my 100th BA review. Que a propo, non? So, my French sucks...sorry.

750 ml cork-in-cage bottle with 'best before date' 12-18-10, opened with a confident pop! and poured gently into a chalice yields a bright hazy blonde body decorated with a steady wave of Champagne-style bubbles and a white head of 2 fingers that retains at a half-finger and laces the glass nicely.

Smell is spicy and savory, with light caramel malts and a slightly acidy citrus character. Rich and soul-lifting.

Tastes sweetly malty, balanced with tartness, dry yeast and a touch of orange and hot pepper. Wonderfully bready, then banana and sweet pineapple flavors kick in, making this sub-Arctic Canadian masterwork seem exotic and tropical.

Tingling carbonation that cuts the sweet malty profile to perfect drinkability and releases even more flavors. Juicy fresh fruits and mild nuttiness grow as the drink warms. Slick, silky, outstanding.

No trace of the potent alcohol, pas de tout, in this beer I find simply magnificent. My first Unibroue offering, too. Extremely impressed. Outstanding. Awesome. Kickass. Irony in the circumstances in my and the previous poster's review :)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,927 ratings.