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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,869 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,869
Reviews: 2,780
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 409
Gots: 1,282 | FT: 18
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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 stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange and topped off with a magnificent white head that fades eloquently with a small thin fluff left on top. Smells robust and complex with oranges, apples, bananas and spice. Some yeast mingles and a second takes reveals some furtive butterscotch. Tastes of apricots mixed with some breadiness. There's a tinge of alcohol heat left in the throat which lets you know what you're drinking. I like this, and would not change it. Mouth-feel is medium-bodied yet quite drinkable. This is a fulfilling sipper that will keep you begging for more.

Photo of Micahman
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. Beautiful golden apricot, cascades of carbonation lasting through the drink.

S. Crisp golden apples, some notes of nutmeg, fig, and ripe apricot. Bit of yeast.

T. Fruitiness of apple, apricot, and fig. Hints of hazy spice and a wheat-like note. Similar to Chimay, but also reminds me of Delirium Tremens. There is that distinctive yeast-spice tone to it. Complex yet exceptionally drinkable.

M. Smooth, warm, and perfectly carbonated. Not too sweet or too bitter; easy to sip with a meal or by itself.

D. Not even a hint of the 9% abv. A 750 ml bottle could easily put you to sleep...the taste is so sublime it creeps up on you. Warm, crisp, good with pasta and sharp cheese.

I am amazed that a beer can be this good. I rank this with Delirium, Chimay, and Duvel. I personally like it better than Duvel; not as sweet, but this is indeed a world-class beer.

Photo of iasanlee
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale gold, visble yeast from bottle conditioning and an initial half inch head that dissipates to a layer which it is able to maintain. No lacing. Aroma is yeasty with a lot of mixed fruit and spices; bananas, pears and cloves come to mind. The taste reminds me a lot of Duvel and a little of Chimay at first and then as it warms it reminds me more of Chimay and less of Duvel. It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison of these three. The carbonation is coarse and bubbly leaving a very clean mouthfeel. This is a very good beer. I will be drinking it again.

Photo of MSchae1017
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a St. Bernardus goblet from the 12oz. bottle.

This beer pours into the goblet with a brilliant deep gold color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a nice film with whisps but does not leave too much lace. The smell of the beer is up front with sweet maltiness mixed in with the Belgian style yeast and some unknown spices. The taste is very complex. Just like the smell, the sweetness hits you first. This is very quickly followed by the belgian yeast along with the spiciness hitting you in the mouth like a punch. As the beer finished, a strong hop flavor is quite apparent and then the sweetness of the beer along with some fruitiness (apple?) returns and lingers on your tongue. The mouthfeel is low-medium with an incredible amount of effervescence. The finish leaves that sweet, yet dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, a highly drinkable triple. This is a very nice beer, and in a style I would not usually reach for.

Photo of MMAJYK
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dingy, golden yellow with 2 fingers of soft, full pillowy head after a conservative pour. It is non transparent. Lacing is all the way down the glass. Very nice!

S- Vibrant, unripe fruit such as crabapples and maybe cranberries. It is spicy too. Also, there is a somewhat "funky" musky smell there. I do not know what that is, but it kind of throws me off.

T- Candy sugar for sure; it is super sweet. Green apples and oranges are there too. For a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very close to perfect.

D- High. Goes down with ease, maybe a little too much so. The 9.0% will definitely lay your ears back.

Overall- Great brew. Another winner from Unibroue. These guys really have their stuff together. They are one of the most consistant breweries that I have found so far. This beer will definitely be revisited again soon.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a very cloudy, hefe like color, with a big sparkly white head. has tons of carbonation, it laces quite a bit as well. smells alot like a hefe as well. but with a more predominate alcohol scent. the taste is awesome, smooth and flavorful. has a slight spicyness to it with a fruity taste too. very complex. has a good mouthfeel to it, but it is very drinkable, just fantastic beer all around, a real treat. a world class beer

Photo of Deus1138
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've grown especially fond of Tripels. I've decided to ring in the New Year with this and Chimay. First, on with the review...

Poured a golden, cloudy copper color. Not too cloudy, but it isn't clear like a light beer.

Smell is absolute sweetness. Candylike.

Taste: I'm imagining this is what Homer Simpson was drinking when he said, "Mmmm beer." Sweet, but not overdone. Yeasty and bready finish.

Drinkability: This will be a regular in my fridge. Well, maybe not. I might save this for special occasions.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable brew. Delicious.

Photo of Lukie
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a small head that fell flat into a nice lacing. The lacing stick well to the sides of the glass and the top of the liquid.

A lot of spice in the aroma. Coriander and cloves, a touch of cinnamon. Their is some slight sweet fig, and some sour apple.

Lots of sweet malty fruit and honey balanced beautifully with a nice hoppy spice, and some slight dryness. Sweet fig, smooth honey, mild mango and dried fig finish. The spicy alcohol balances the sweetness with a nice dry finish. Superb.

Lot's of carbonation tingles your lips with every sip, with the body being slightly malt thick. It is wonderfully and easily drinkable, with a four pack of these easily consumed with the consequences being it is so high in alcohol.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 From the Coop for about $7 .. poured into my Kasteel tulip .. enjoyed while cooking for our New Years Eve party.

Short lasting white head that left nice lacing.. brew is the slightest hazy golden yellow.

Aroma is incredible... slightly spicy and complex fruits ... White peaches.. significant white pepper and lite clove.. My nose is too uneducated to pick through and identify alot.. but trust me, it smells great.

Front of the palate lends itself toward the spicy notes.. mid palate is peaches and tropical fruit... alot of Belgian yeastiness with a lingering sweetness.. not cloying, but present.

I've had this brew a bunch over the years and am always quite suprised that it's this good.... special for sure.

Photo of jeffmonarch
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a La Fin Du Monde snifter.

A - Hazy golden yellow with a nice white head that stays for a while.

S - Sweet, fruity, and the smell of yeast.

T - Sweet, intensly crisp, fruity. Citrus.

M - Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - This is my favorite brewery for a reason. This is just one more of the awesome beers they put out that is great. This is one of the beers that got me hooked on Unibrou.

Photo of genog
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

Photo of joepais
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance 750 ml bottle poured cloudy gold with a full white head.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty, malt aroma

Mouth feel: this ale is great well balanced nice carbonation

Taste: slightly sweet start to a light hoppy bitter finish

Drinkability: a great Tripel I have imbibed in quite a few of these and enjoyed them every time

Photo of SargeC
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head.

Smell: Bold yeast presence, citrus.

Taste: Citrus balances a malty sweet base. Alcohol is evident throughout. Bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Aggressive carbonation adds fullness and allows flavors to evolve.

Drinkability: Very tasty and bold brew. Enjoyable and satisfying to drink.

Photo of MillRat
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a warm glass. Instant thick head that made pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass an exercise in patience. Thick meringue-like foam that could just about float a Buick over a translucent straw yellow that was so totally absent of red that I was looking to see if was actually little greenish. Fine aroma of pepper and clove with a little apricot. A slightly sweet-tart fruit start to the flavor that is cleansed by the spicy yeast notes and a little solventy presence that gives away the 9% ABV, though the body and the alcohol work well to offset each other. Surprisingly drinkable for a high ABV brew, like many of the Belgians that it emulates, and is indeed worthy of joining their ranks.

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

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy Yellow-orange. nice head.

S: Lots of sweet aromas here...bananas, Spice, some citrus. The alcohol is noticeable but Nice!

T: Classic for the style - Duvels long lost bro!

M: Nearly perfect..well carbonated...neither too watery, nor too heavy.

D: Insanely good stuff...this is a beer that you could easily drink too much of...

One of my all time favorites from the great north...while I prefer Duvel, this is a world class beer.

Photo of Patrick999
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip from the 750 ml bottle. Head was good, though not as long lasting, thick and clumpy as Duvel.

Smell - a tad pungent, maybe a bit of horse blanket. Has that nice bubble gum aroma.

Taste, feel - Rides a wave of sweetness pretty much all the way through. Not sure I was expecting this kind of sweetness. Not cloyingly sweet - maybe I just don't get that much hop balancing it out. I get some witbier-like clove and coriander. Alcohol is definitely concealed, though at 9% you start to feel it pretty quick. Feel is appropriate, not overly sharp. I like it.

Drinkability - this is my most important score for a BSPA, as I feel a good one should be very drinkable. I don't think a good BSPA's drinkability should be less than 4.5. That's part of the fun of this style...so easy to drink, yet so intoxicating. This fills the bill. I am pairing it with Cajun-smoked salmon on peppered water crackers, and it is working swimmingly.

Photo of cabsandking
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with nearly 2 fingers of airy white head. Big lemon, lime zest aroma with minor notes of floral to herbal hop esters, slight pine, and a flash of clove. Starts with a lemony pucker, candy sugar, and a medium yeasty sourness. Midway becomes smoothed with a little sweet malt character and notes of banana and vanilla. The finish adapts a more rounded flavor with a smoother lemon, lime flavor, grassy straw, and buttery malt. Semi-smooth mouthfeel on a thin to medium body and a very big carbonation. A bit to sweet for me is this beers only miss, a well hidden alcohol makes this considerably drinkable though.

Photo of deanhead
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer poured as nice straw color, with ample bubbles, complete with some spontaneous carbonation in the glass.

It smelled of horse blanket and flowers,with a hint of sugary sweetness. There is also a faint yeasty scent to this beer as well.
The taste was crisp and clean, slightly bitter in the front, finishing with a nice little bite that ended abruptly, very dry.
Nice bubbly beer, with gobs of carbontaion, medium in body.
This beer is polished! I could get my swerve on drinking this bad boy! Clearly my favorite Unibroue product.

Photo of Tilley4
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty accessible here and I've been passing over it because I always see it around and no one seems to buy it. I decided to pick up a couple bottles after reading some of the reviews to see what the fuss was all about.

Very cloudy, golden pour with absolutely the freakiest head on a beer that I've ever seen. It just keeps building and building and never seems to subside any.

Someone in an earlier post said they smelled banana and I guess that's about right. That and alcohol. That ain't a bad thing.

Very surprised by the taste of this one. Starts out like a Hefe in my opinion with a banana and wheat taste and then has a finishing kick of alcohol that seems to compliment this very well.

The 9% can catch up with you quick if you aren't careful. The ABV hurts the drinkability a little bit but this is still a very good beer. Different than anything I've ever had, but very good.

Photo of JBogan
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light golden color with almost no head or lacing.

Smelled of apple and citrus, some banana and a slight bit of alcohol.

Tasted good, the apple and banana came to the fore, with the alcohol present in the background but not overly so/

Good mouthfeel, medium bodied with a nice carbonation sting.

This was an easy brew to sit there and savor. Not one of the best, but quite acceptable.

Photo of SaintsFan
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy tea-orange. Very minimal head that quickly goes away.

S: Lots of sweet aromas here...bananas, pineapple, some citrus. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming.

T: Classic for the style - an initial spicy-sweet taste gives way to a slight bite of hops in the finish. The 9% alcohol is well masked. Delicious.

M: Nearly perfect..well carbonated...neither too watery, nor too heavy.

D: Insanely good...this is a beer that you could easily drink too much of, and then suddenly find yourself down for the count. If it were possible to drink this one all night, I would.

One of my all time favorites.

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

Appearance - A very bright and hazy golden-colored ale with a remarkably resilient head.

Smell - Spicy and floral; notes of apple cider and yeast; faintly soapy. A delicate but complex aroma.

Taste - Very fruity and malty upon first hitting the tongue, with overtones of apple and banana and a bit of citrus underneath that. Peppery and slightly drying in the finish with mild floral hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and creamy on the tongue; ample but gentle carbonation.

Overall - I used to enjoy this beer, but these days I find the yeast character to be overbearing.

Photo of zane2hyperzane
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Appearance: Poured into its eponymous tulip glass. A pure white two or three finger fluffy head easily rises - but subsides a little too quickly, leaving a small amount of persistent lace. Many entertaining little columns of bubbles rise from points in the glass. The beer is a lovely glowing color - nearly opaque, tarnished gold. Be careful pouring this if you don't want an overabundance of bottled yeast in the glass, it'll definitely affect the flavor.

Smell: Subtle - flowers and cider.

Taste: Hits my tongue with faint malt sweetness and some fruity flavors, green apple in particular. This subsides pretty quickly as it dances over my tongue with a strong and somewhat bitter spiciness with fruit flavors still present – very interesting; something and nothing like spiced cider. This leads into a dry, hoppy finish. All these flavors meld very smoothly together, particularly as the beer warms a bit. It’s a difficult taste for me to describe and one that can seem to vary from sip to sip – one of the reasons I enjoy returning to this beer is because its overall experience is not easy to pin down.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, seems just a bit creamy. Extremely lively and tingly on the tongue with its high carbonation and spiciness. Alcohol warms my face almost immediately – I feel better already! Ultimately, finishes nice and dry, leaving one begging for another sip.

Drinkability and Notes: Hides its robust alcohol deceptively; only a few of these and you’ll be unexpectedly lit, a pleasure I’ve enjoyed many times. Very flavorful but not overpowering in any one regard. This is the beer that really opened my eyes to the world of craft brewing; one that I often return to and am never disappointed with. I’ve had to reserve it for celebratory occasions to make room to try new beers, but tonight I’m celebrating only La Fin du Monde. Drink less, drink better!

Photo of BeerLover729
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden liquid with moderate head when poured in wide chalice glass. Light rounded malty smell. Light maltness with subdued fruit esters of pear and apple, accompanied by a mellow phenol spiceyness. Maltyness fades to noticeable alcohol presence and subtle hop bitterness. Bubbly almost foamy carbonation with a relatively thin malty body. Good beer.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,869 ratings.