Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

Not Rated.
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,826 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

(Read More)
Reviews: 2,826
Hads: 9,299
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,689 | FT: 18
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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (32) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Fin Du Monde Alström Bros
Reviews: 2,826 | Hads: 9,299
Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, very clear, a big head that dissapates quickly

Smell: yeast, lemony-citrus, and belgian spice

Taste: belgian spice, sour fruit, coriander, and a bit of lemonade

Mouthfeel: medium body, very crisp, a bitter finish. I can really feel the carbonation.

Drinkability: I will have this again, but not for a while. I have other favorite from Unibroue. The alcohol content on this one is sneaky, so I do not think I would have more than two in a session. (470 characters)

Photo of scottoale
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked 750ml bottle-best before 02-21-08. Popped this sucker open and poured a nice light GOLD ale with tons of tight carbonation bubbles, forming a white creamy, frothy thick, two finger head (with good retention). Nice thick lacing as well.

Initial smell was of stong malt, sweet then a light yeasty aroma. let it sit a minute or so and the smell is of citrus,a tinge of alcohol backed by a more musty yeast finish.

First taste was sweet citrus and earthy with a clean smooth rinse finish, very refreshing.After that much the same with a bit of musty yeast taste, very Belgian Trappist like.Quite drinkable.

In the mouth was smooth into fizzy, mild alcohol presence and tons (almost too much) of carbonation. Bottle implies triple fermentation... very apparent with this kind of carbonation,looks impressive though.

No problem puttin this stuff away, I mean consuming. It's not my first and doubt it will be my last...cheers! (939 characters)

Photo of Phatz
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice art work on a 12 oz bottle with silver foil wrapped over the cap. Served in my snifter glass slightly above fridge temp.

Pours a hazy orange / yellow color with a sudsy white one finger head. Massive, impressive lacing.

Smell: Very spicy! Citrus fruits like lemon and orange with some mango and apricot. Yeasty. A significant amount of alcohol finds its way through the layers to slightly tug at your nose.

Taste & mouthfeel: A full flavor of gentle citrus hops and bold clove like spices blend into the very carbonated mouth feel to feel like a very active tingly beer. It is light, cool, refreshing, and a good flavor for the style. I personally tend to prefer the Strong Dark to the Belgian Pale Ale. Nonetheless it is a nice brew with some Duvel like characteristics.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and hoppy, crisp and sweet. (How’s that for combining two categories)? The truth is the Taste and the Mouthfeel really blend together for an overall refreshing experience.

Drinkability: While this is a refreshing beer, the substantial hopyness, and yeastiness and the alcohol that seeps through, do not make this a chugable beer or a sessionable beer but one glass is quite nice. It is a classy beer that I recommend sipping during dinner or a relaxing evening.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers! (1,308 characters)

Photo of GreatPondBrewer
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As is evident by my numbers, tasting the beer was not nearly as satisfying as looking at the beer. du Monde poured a foggy, light, straw yellow with an inflated head. The lace was exceptional. The smell was sweet and pungent with lime and other citrus flavors. The taste was a little too carbonated and it was a tad too tart for my liking. The alcohol and pepperness in the beer was just not balanced by anything else. It did have some good, rich malts and first rate bitterness. Overall a good brew, but I am not yet sold on them. (531 characters)

Photo of alcstradamus
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale, cloudy amber. Banana/clove and citric fruits in the nose. Taste is spices, banana bread, and pears in that order. Medium bodied, washes down clean and leaves a banana bread aftertaste. Nice beer here, not my style but still enjoyable and one I would buy again. (274 characters)

Photo of lastmango
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy burnt yellow with 3 finger white fizzy head. Moderate lacing. Nose had a hint of white pepper and orange zest. Very sweet taste without much pronounced malt. No noticeable hop flavor. The beer was creamy and a bit heavy, which I did not expect. I know this is supposed to be a great beer but I am having trouble with detecting any complexity. Perhaps I am having an off day. :( (398 characters)

Photo of TStandley13
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

enjoyed from a westmalle glass....

A- toasty golden color with some sediment leaving it slighty un-seethrough. Head was thick but bleach white, however it dissipated quickly and didn't leave too much lacing (might have been the glass)

S- Smelt like I raided the fruit basket. Definite Granny Smith Apple smell, slightly sour at first but spicy throughout the remainder. Reminded me of apple pie slightly with the addition of the cinnamon and brown sugar smells.

T- exactly what my nose smelt.

M- smooth and crisp like an autumns day, definetely detected the alcohol.

D- middle of the road. I think they overdid the spicing and I felt more like I was eating a pie than drinking a beer (though is that a bad thing all the time?) (731 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle tonight.

A - Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S - Very spicy yeast, bananas and some pepper.

T - Similar to the smell, but some lemon freshness.

D - Light body, lots of carbonation.

O - A very nice beer that is inexpensive and easily available. Light and refreshing. (346 characters)

Photo of Noxious26
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured in a snifter. Part of Collection 2006, a 12-pack sampler from Unibroue.

Golden apricot in colour and hazy. Lots of little carbonation streams. Cream coloured head is over an inch high and foamy and thick. Excellent head retention.

Aroma is predominantly fruity and spicy. Apples, apricots, peaches, spices and that unmistakable belgian yeast scent.

Flavour starts off mildly sweet then a sharp solvent/phenol aspect cuts across the palate. After this subdues, spices and cloves calm things down to a lightly hopped and long, drawn out finish that is dry and spicy. Fruity tones pop in here and there from sip to sip.

Surprisingly light bodied, but highly carbonated. Lots of little pin pricks of carbonation meander across the tongue.

Drinkability is a little lower because this is a sipping beer. It is a little hard to pin down though, because for a few sips it's fine and mighty pleasing, then every so often the phenol/solvent aspect hits you a little stronger and puts me off a bit.

Overall, this is a fine sipping beer meant to be savoured over a span of an evening. However, that said, I tend to lean away from most sipping brews. (1,176 characters)

Photo of EvilKeith
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce brown bottle- best before 04-05-08

Pours a murky burnt orange color with three fingers of sudsy foam head. Head drops to one finger with an impressive sticky lace. The carbonation has a steady stream of bubbles working their way to the surface.

Smell is of bananas and somewhat buttery with notes of a sweet white wine.

This was my first time trying a Unibroue product. If their other products offer the same combination of complexity and subdued character I think I will enjoy the rest of their beers and ales.

The taste is somewhat hard to put into words. Banana and other fruits with a bit of spiciness. Again the taste and alcohol gives this a white wine-like character.

Mouthfeel is wine-like. I would call this medium bodied. Carbonation is slightly higher than expected, but overall it works well with this strong ale. (856 characters)

Photo of manahansf
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy and pale blonde color with a creamy two finger, white head. The aroma is very sweet and malty with estery banana scents, too. The body is creamy and flows smoothly with banana flavors backed by a semi tart maltiness. The finish fades slowly and tastes sweet. As it ends it leaves a lingering but subtle tartness. (325 characters)

Photo of Oxymoron
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Is the end near? Pours a mostly hazy straw colored yellow with more a burnt orange hue throughout. A soft fizzy white head with good retention and lacing through the entire tasting.

The nose has some nice estery and phenolic notes throughout. The malt is a bit hidden but some Belgain malt and some pilsner notes. A noticeable oxidation aroma but is somewhat hidden with everything going on. Some nice fruity aromas that is more like a stone fruit than anything, peaches, nectarines and hints of oranges. Some stale notes mixes with a peppery and medicinal aroma. Some noticeable alcohol and sugary notes on the back end.

The taste is bit better than the smell. The malt has some complexity to it and balances well with the esters/phenolic/yeast notes. Some sugary flavors with some pils and generic malt flavors. Some hints of Belgian malt notes and hints of biscuit. Would liked more of that but good complexity overall. The esters come out in their own right with more of a orangey nectarine thing with some minor peach, apricot and vanilla on the back end. Some white wine grape notes that don't quite fit with the noticeable solvent/alcohol notes. Noticeable white pepper leaves a bit of an astringent note. Yeast is distinct to Unibrou but blends well.

The body is moderate and a bit sweet for style. Carbonation is high even for style with a bit of carbonic bite. Some warming effects on the back end. To me, this is more of a Belgian golden than tripple. Just a lot going on to more along the lines of a tripple. Some off notes in the nose and taste but some complexity and esters are worth trying. (1,609 characters)

Photo of egajdzis
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy yellow color, with a small, egg shell colored head that left no lacing on the glass. Both the aroma and taste was full of sweet citrus, light sourness, yeast, and some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated, its not one of my favorite Belgian styled beer, but its retty decent. (315 characters)

Photo of deaconsmith
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this was a very aromatic beer from the start. nice head and fruity/spicey (cloves maybe ginger) smell as well as after taste. delightfully bitter and pretty strong as well. a nice color kinda cloudy but rich in color. i would say the mouth feel is very lively .a well firmented brew. drinkability is kind of slow after the 2cd one. but still over all very good . i really enjoyed this beer. i also enjoyed its sister.. maudite (pardon if misspelled). but thats another review. (476 characters)

Photo of TheKtulu7
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very cloudy yellow with a frothy white head that disappears pretty quickly. First impression of smell was of wet socks, but then the malts and spices came through. Tastes include bananas, cloves, grass, and various herbs. A frothy and very carbonated mouthfeel gives this beer a pretty enjoyable drinkability. (326 characters)

Photo of pants678
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to this after many recommendations, but sadly it wasn't much to my liking. It's gold in color, strong head, smells nice, but far too hoppy & carbonated for my tastes. Still, easy going and smooth, considering. It does have a nice sour taste, if savored. But not really my style, in the end. (309 characters)

Photo of SteveS1
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a large wine glass
Look: cloudy orange, ample white head with a bit of retention, bubbles grasped the side of the glass for a moment

Smell: heavy orange and floral notes

Taste: Heavy flowery flavors fill the palate, bitter hops override any sweetness lingering

Feel: Rather light with heavy carbonation

Drink: Not my favorite tripel, but fairly drinkable considering the high ABV. The carbonation isn't particularly overwhelming either, a nice offering from Unibroue. (490 characters)

Photo of GrinkoN
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Golden Orangeish color, some head that fades to nothing
S- banana maybe, orange
T/F- fruity taste that leads to malts, light body
O- Not to flavorful but they are present throughout, was an alright beer, may consider again but not in the near future (252 characters)

Photo of UDbeernut
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bottle poured into snifter

a: straw yellow color with foamy 1 1/2" head that reduces nicely into lacing

s: buiscuit smell, hint of apples

t: malt and yeast flavors dominate, cinimmon and clove

m&d: dry, sticky, the carbonation makes it a bit easier to drink. 9% ABV.... not a session beer.

Cheers!! (303 characters)

Photo of tayner
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best before 1-8-10

Pours an apricot yellow with lots of head that retains well, laces okay.

smells of peppery hops mostly, and some fruity esters.

Taste is sweet malt, bready yeast, peppery hops, all pretty well balanced.

There is alot of carbonation in this one which leaves the palate fairly dry.

Drinkability is good for a 9% abv, although after one i had heartburn so that was my limit. (413 characters)

Photo of stodbrew
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very hazy light golden color. Dense white head that settled to about a 1/4" for the rest of the glass.

Aroma is spicy, with hints of citrus.

Flavor is good, some more spice and a bit of lemon on the finish. However, there is a slight metallic flavor that detracts a bit.

Mouthfeel is full with a prickly carbonation.

Overall, its a good beer, I'll have to come back to this one again. (406 characters)

Photo of stoutman
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A complex beer. The aroma was lightly floral and yeasty. I detected aged coriander spice in the nose. This brew has a murky golden hue with a large, rocky white head which dissipates. Deliscious and malty, but well balanced. Not sweet. A touch sour with hints of citrus and alcohol. The 9% ABV is fairly well hidden. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. An acidic tad in the finish, but mostly just a long and dry finish to an excellent belgian style ale. Belgian Trippel fans must try this one. (515 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.75/5  rDev -13%

12 oz. bottle poured into chalice
(best before 9/16/16 printed on label)

L: yellow gold, no amber in it; fluffy white/off-white head; shows a ton of bubbles in brew, maintains almost complete skin of white foam

S: like a witbier ... it has the fruity sweetness of the tripel but with a bit of spice in it

T: follows the nose ... slightly tart with a bit of banana at times, but mostly sweet fruity with spice

F: perfect

O: surprised it wasn't sweeter ... also surprised it tastes a lot like a couple of witbiers I've tried. not my favorite triple but a good brew. (574 characters)

Photo of shererjt
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured an orangish-straw clear. Well carbonated with a smooth, silky head. Aroma was fruit and almost wit-like. Wouldn't be surprised to learn this was spiced similarly. Possibly some wheat in the nose as well. Quite pleasant. Somewhat tart and highly phenolic flavor. Fruit/orange was prominent. Body was medium and the mouthfeel somewhat prickly. Drinkability was above average, especially for a big beer like this.

Pretty decent beer. Not the greatest thing ever in my opinion, but pretty darn good. (505 characters)

Photo of rvdoorn
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my father, who actually forgot how he obtained this beer. Poured into a leffe glass. The beer pours a hazy straw-yellow color (as most tripels) with a nice long lasting head.

Smell: Light nose of tropical fruits (apricot, peach, passion fruit), wheat, spicy hops, malts and some alcohol.

Taste: Spicy hops, and again, very fruity (apple, passion fruit, mango), yeast, sweet malts. Aftertaste is slightly bitter (hops) and dry.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied but carbonation is too high.

Overall: For someone like me, who doesn't normally appreciate this style, I was very surprised. Still I think it is overrated here on BA, and that the rates given at ratebeer.com reflect the quality of this beer much better. But again, decent brew, nice and drinkable, recommendable (789 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,826 ratings.