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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,987 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,987
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 440
Gots: 1,405 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Ratings: 8,987 | Reviews: 2,812
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 10/19/15; into a tulip.
Appearance - golden, hazy brew with a champagne-like amount of bubbles! Huge cloud of white head that leaves very nice rings of lacing!
Smell - sweet citrus fruit, with a lean towards more lemon and orange zest. The yeast strain is faint, but noticeably present.
Taste - oh my! This is phenomenal! Unbelievably easy to drink at 9% ABV and the sweetness from the nose is very well hidden, making this a smooth drink that is hard to put down!
Feel - almost starts off too light and bubbly, but finishes off smooth and balanced! May I have another!
Overall - much better than I expected, and I had high expectations! This is not a style I typically seek out, but this brew has given me new appreciation!

Photo of MaxBrews
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden colour appears highly carbonated many bubble. Has a nice thick rich white head that sticks around.

Smells of spices, fruit and a bit of a nutty/wooden hint.

Taste: clove and very spicy . A nice spicy orange after taste. A real overload of flavors, and I mean that in a great way, leaves your mouth nice and spicy. 9% abv but you can't taste it

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated but clean mouth feel.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, drink it slow because is very tasty. Perhaps a bit too carbonated for some. People complained of its sweetness but I just don't see it. This is very enjoyable and leaves your mouth tasting of clove and orange.

Photo of scratch69
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Slightly hazy golden color with two fingers worth of lingering, bubbly head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Fruity sweetness, clove, and belgian yeast.

Taste- Juicy fruit sweetness that fades into a Belgian yeast and clove flavor.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied, crisp, and slightly dry. Generous amount of fizzy carbonation.

Overall- A great tasting beer. I have been wanting to try this beer for a long time and I am really glad I finally got to.

Photo of udubdawg
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A favorite of the style...hell, this is a favorite of any style!
pours a golden orangey color, with a sizeable off-white head. Leaves a nice lace over part of the glass. Tried to keep yeast sediment in the bottle, but some snuck up on me - no matter - it settles out into the bottom of the glass quickly.

Aromas of fruit, earthy belgian funk, and a bit medicinal. A hint of spice, but nothing overwhelming.

Such a delicious flavor. Noted clove right away. Alcohol is noticeable, but never more than a faint warming. There is ample fruit in the form of apple, citrus, and I think apricot. There is plenty of sweetness, but a nice hop lightly bittering hop flavor balances this out nicely. Nice!

Great carbonation on the high side of medium and relatively thick/full bodied mouthfeel. Nearly defines smooth and creamy.

I'd have a hard time finding something of this style/strength combination that is also this drinkable. In a word: 5

Photo of EsoxLucius
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this as a sampler pack with 3 other varieties.

i'm glad i got it.

i poured this into a goblet, had a nice foamy head and that vanished quickly. the color is a golden apricot, more to the yellow side, numerous bubbles.

sweet tropical fruit smell, my wife and i agree that mango and pineapple hit both our noses. very pleasant smelling, not boozy in the least. does have a yeasty hit to it as well and the malt is well pronounced.

tastes like the smell, only better and more complex. it's definately fruity with a pear-pineapple taste, most wonderful. spicy, complex.

easy going, its carbonation is fairly heavy for what i'm used to, but i still much enjoyed it.

i could drink all 3 that came in the sampler right now! but i feel that this beer is too special to just pound back one after another.

i'm so glad i bought it and will be buying it again. highly recommended.

Photo of EagleTalon
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Damn, I should have bought more than one bottle of this during my trip to Chicago. (I need to see if it can be "imported" into Oklahoma)

It pours to a generous white foam and cloudy gold color. Smell is floral, candylike and unbeerlike but good...smells like it has some good vitamins in it--real nutritious! Flavor is sweet and tangy and fruity with a weird after taste for which you have to acquire an appreciation. It's not awful, just different. Finishes fruity. Hops are detectable. This beer is exceptionally easy to drink so watch out for the buzz. It's like a "hefe" on steroids. A unique and unforgettable taste sensation.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Does this beer pour pretty or what? A tulip glass really gets a fat creamy white head. Pretty opaque burnt orange color.

Nose is huge. Super-yeasty Belgian funk. I get some spicy watermelon, cloves...maybe a bit of freshly chopped jalepeno?

Taste is much the same, which is good. A fine example of a beer tasting like it smells. Cloves, yeasts, hints of bubble gum. Belgian goodness from Canada, eh? Reminds me of Pranqster, but smoother. Nicely carbonated, mouthfeel is perfect! The 9% is welcome and you wouldn't want anything less.

Highly recommended, there is always room for this beer in my fridge.

Photo of jtingue
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance. Cloudy golden yellow in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head which slowly dissipates to a layer on top of the beer. Lacing is great and sticks around for a while.

Smell. Filled with cloves and some floral notes. Sweet white grapes are there as well. Tons of yeasty esters.

Taste. Starts out with a dry grapey and floral flavor. Grape like sweetness builds, as does a clove like flavor. Some nice spice starts to make its way in with the cloves. The finish is sweet and nutty.

Mouthfeel. Huge amount of carbonation gives a frothy feel to this moderate bodied beer.

You can't really beat this one for the price. One of my favorite tripels outright. A real standby beer.

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a chalice

A: Poured a soft amber with a fluffy white head

S: Very nice smell. Yeasty, hoppy, and champagne-like aromas shine through; interesting and luscious.

T: Wow! Absolutely delicious! Bubblegum, mild funk and pink champagne flavours. It feels light and crisp, the flavours mixing perfectly and leaving a dry Prosecco aftertaste.

D: Excellent drinkability. I had no problem finishing three of these in thirty minutes and only the 9% kept me from drinking more.

Overall: This is an exceptional brew. It is a very smooth, very drinkable brew. I cannot stress the drinkability on this enough! It is about as hard to down as soda and three-hundred times tastier. A great beer, all around!

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Czecgvar lager glass.

4.0 A: Hazy yellow orange color. Lots of bubbling. Two fingers of white frothy head. Average retention and some lacing.

4.5 S: Really nice. Big phenolic clove. Light fruity esters.

4.5 T: Big on spice: clove and pepper. Sweet mild malts. Alcohol is hidden really well, but still warms. Not a whole lot of hop character, but what is there balances the beer well.

4.0 M: Medium body. Really smooth and creamy, but a bit too much carbonation.

5.0 D: I could drink the hell out of this.

I fail to see what the big deal is with this beer. It's amazing for sure, but not "world class".

Update: I get it now. After the first bottle of this I ended up craving another. I had another and then still wanted yet another. I'm going to review this beer again someday, and I think it might make it to "world class" in my world.

Photo of Rickyricko
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of NODAK
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, sweet esters on the nose along with pronounced peppery spices and a hint of alcohol.

The taste is much like that of the smell. Definitely has a good degree of sweetness to it from the heavy malt character along with a good dose of spiciness in there....which, the spices here seem to be a bit more aggressive and "peppery" than the typical clove spice in many other beers. Mouthfeel is pretty thick.

The finish is a mix of sweet esters, a heavy dose of spice and a little booziness sneaking through as well. At 9 percent ABV, that isn't really a surprise...it's actually masked pretty well for such a high level of alcohol. Hops are nearly non-existant at the end.

All in all, it's a favorite of mine and I recommend it to anybody who loves Belgians...I also think it could be a good gateway beer to get people into better beer.

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been hooked on Unibroue and this is next in line. Poured from 750 mL bottle. Pours a light, hazy orange in color, a golden orange if you will. A thick, rocky head first appears and takes its time to settle. Aroma is of sour fruits, yeast, and some sweets. Tastes is wunderbar! A mixture of various fruits (apple, some citrus, and maybe a touch of grape) and a touch of sour. Alcohol is present as well, the first sip leaves a brilliant warm feeling in the mouth. His a slightly creamy mouthfeel to it and goes down smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Like many of Unibroue's other offering only a 4 on drinkability as 2 glass of this can leave your head spinning. A terrific beer.

Photo of aequitas298
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of HopasaursRex08
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of jayc333
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a murky yellow with a 1-finger white head. This one is cloudy as hell.

A variety of spices in the smell. All of which co-exist with eachother wonderfully.

Spices hit upfront in taste. Sweet malts balance everything out, and the 9%ABV gives a nice warming hue.

Amazingly smooth mouthfeel for its ABV. Very creamy, with medium carbonation.

Truly a world class brew. In the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category, I say this bad boy makes Duvel seem like nothing. Highly recommended.

Photo of QuestionableScum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy deep golden yellow with some hints of orange. And a one finger near frothy head. Very effervescent.

Smells quite yeasty, and a little tart. I get lots of fruits including apple, pear and a little bit of banana. A little bit of clove and pepper.

Taste is much like the smelll with lots of bready, slightly tangy, yeastiness, fruity notes along with some spiciness and little bit of funk at the end. The fruity notes have element of apple, pear, a little bit of banana and perhaps apricot . Clove and pepper are the predominant spice notes. Quite well-balanced and a good introduction to the tripel style, as this one is substantially less funky and quite a bit sweeter than many other tripels.

The mouthfeel is good although I prefer it when tripels are a little bit drier.

Alcohol is very well-hidden, and the beer is super-drinkable. If you did not read the label that this was 9% it would not be at all evident.

Photo of mgigs
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auspice
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

With a satisfying "POP" the cork is sprung from the top of my bomber of La Fin Du Monde and I pour it's dark golden, almost orange contents into my brandy snifter. The head is massive, about 3 fingers worth. It smells of belgian yeast, banannas, clove, and sweet dark fruits. As I drink, there is plenty of lacing left lingering on the glass.

This is a very well balanced beer with a medium mouthfeel and a very smooth taste. It has a sweet almost lemon aftertaste that lingers on the tongue.

As I have begun to notice with great belgian style beers, it is extremely drinkable which is dangerous with it's high ABV.

Overall, a superb beer leaving me wanting more. Again, kudos to the chef!

Photo of Grogsky
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I grew up outside of Burlington, VT. Montreal was the closest real city, less than two hours to the north. Unibroue has done me right severial times throughout the years. I met one of the brewers last year at the Boston beer summit and he said that giving out these brews was the best job on earth. When the quality is as high as Unibroue obtains I'd tend to believe that. Pours out a straw gold with a nice white head. The taste is oh so nice. a bit of spice with the nice grain and a tiny bit of the 9% comes through. Sooo smoooth! Very complex, yet so drinkable!

2000 vintage:
Mmmm, five year old unibroue! Can't believe I've been able to sit on this so long.

The pour wasn't amazing. The beer is starting to flatten out. So I got sad for a second thinking that maybe the five year old La Finn Du Monde wouldn't deliver. Wrong! Holy shit! This is one of the best bottles of beer I have ever had! Damn! The flavor, mouthfeel, and drinkability have all made it to the realm of perfect scores. If anyone out there has any old unibroue they want to trade, I will forevermore be oh so very down for it! Please!

Photo of atsir
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of longarm
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque and straw hued, topped with fluffy white carbonation. Chunks of yeast swirl and float. Head fades a little too fast.

Aromas have a hint of orange, grass and something that comes across as mango. Balanced, but not overwhelming in any particular manner.

Nicely balanced flavors, again with some orange, mangos and unrefined sugar. Sweet up front, dry on the finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel, coats exceptionally well without cloying.

Extremely drinkable, especially since it's 9% abv. Very nice and clean and a great Summer refresher.

Photo of BDIMike
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer! I tried this at a beef fest about six months ago and really liked it. I saw this on the menu last night and couldn't wait to try it in a much larger quantity. It didn't disappoint. Very nice pour with a perfect smell for a belgian pale. Tastes delicious and was smooth the whole way down...

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,987 ratings.