La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,818 Reviews
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world-class

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Reviews: 2,818
Hads: 9,228
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 503
Gots: 1,619 | FT: 18
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Absumaster
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange golden beer with a small foam layer on top and lots of carbonation.
Smell phenolic, wheat, yeasty like a witbier or weizen
Taste dry and fruity with distinct wheat flavours, alcohol was very well hidden. Very easy to drink and refreshing.
This appears to be the same yeast profile as the Raftman and Maudite, which I feel is not the right yeast for these brews. I might be spoiled with Belgium just around the corner, but this tastes like a witbier with extra alcohol. Not bad, not bad at all, but there is a reason why it is called "'witbier' yeast. Because it complements the flavours contributed by the wheat.

Again, this is not a bad beer, but I cannot understand why this beer gets these very high grades. (725 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw in color. The nose is mildly funky. The flavor is even more funky and accompanied by a perfumey essence, as well.

The penetrating odor of this offering made it hard to finish. (183 characters)

Photo of Durge
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very cloudy light tan with big white head and big lace. Sour hop aroma with crisp yeasty wheat. Sour tart lemon wheat flavor. Typical belgian strongish alcohol with a hint of licorice and biscuit. Great lively carbonation, good feel, average drinkability. I'm not a Belgian convert yet but i can see the quality of these beers as evidenced here. Not bad. (354 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - One finger white head fades to half finger. Some small but nice lacing. Bright. Golden/blonde. Good amount of carbonation.

S - Mild booze. Yeast, orange, and banana.

T - Yeast, lemon peel, and orange. Some banana.

M - Medium carbonation, very smooth.

D - I've had this numerous times and it's always been good but not amazing. Maybe I'm missing something but I've never been able to consider this a world class beer. It's delicious, but I've most certainly had better. (476 characters)

Photo of Serge
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden sunrise color with a tremendous towering white head that slowly dissipates in chunks leaving a rocky lace and spider webs across the glass. Nose is of fruity esters with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, and a bit of spicy alcohol. Fairly full in body with a very fine champagne-like carbonation that is oh so smooth. Taste begins with a good deal of fruitiness (nectarine, pear, peach, mango, and white grape) and flowery honey blended with peppery clove. Next comes some powdery yeasts and a bit of bready malt followed by a touch of drying alcohol (571 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pale gold, it has a large, dense, off-white head that lasts a long time but leaves only a little weak lace.

The aroma is yeasty grain and banana with pears, meaty, winey alcoholic fruit, a bit raw on the alcohol, and hints of spice.

The taste is very muted, mostly very subtle pears, winey grapes, light, soft yeasty grain. It has a warming alcoholic sweetness, fairly smooth with a light bitterness. It is light, zesty, and crisp at the same time that it is a bit almost oily soft and warming, which is an interesting point. The flavours, however, are subdued and it lacks richness or real complexity. There is a hint of some complexity, but the qualities seem so muted and muddled that not much is going on aside from alcoholic sweetness and tart, yeasty fruit. (781 characters)

Photo of Stingray5
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle pours a cloudy burnt yellow, foamy white head. Endless tiny cabonation bubbles rise from the depths. Aroma is strong and quite sweet, fruit and candy. OK mouthful with high carbonation, slightly too much for me. Taste is sweet fruity goodness with some nice toasty malt and whisky-like sourness in the finish. Yes, we have bananas. Sticky, dry puckering sensation lasts. A bit too much lasting sourness on the front of the tongue. (443 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle. This brew is a slightly hazy gold with a small, white, big-bubbled head that vanishes almost instantly. The aroma is banana bubble gum, chardonnay or blanc de noir, and vanilla. There is a sour twang in the nose from the yeast and light grass from the hops. It is slick and medium-bodied and fizzy like champagne. There is the warmth of alcohol at the end of the flavor. As just about all the Unibroue offerings, the flavor has a great balance between sweet, sour and bitter. The flavor starts like the aroma and gets spicy like cardamom or something. It then develops a musty noble grape character. It has a medium-length aftertaste of alcohol. This is quite unique. It certainly has wine-like qualities.
(rated Feb 26, 2007) (740 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Objective review time. Best by 1/15 you say? Pours a hazy gold color with fast fading white head, thin ring with no lace on the glass. Smell: candy sweetness, clove, pear note. Taste: clove infused pale malt, mildly spicy and alcoholic, pear, golden raisin. Light+ bodied, then the carbonation goes a little over the top, finishes drying with clove and a little lingering sweetness. I haven't had one of these for 4 or 5 years. It's totally decent and enjoyable, but, wow, is it massively overrated on review sites. (515 characters)

Photo of BMan1113VR
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells a lot like champaign with some hops. Pretty looking. Murky deep yellow with a white head that has excellent lacing. Taste is okay, but a bit off in the finish (don't like, what appears to be a peppery spice/apple taste). Finish has an alcoholic touch to it. Good, but not as good as I expected. (301 characters)

Photo of Rastacouere
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The glass rapidly fills with a big white head. The beer is golden, pale enough. It smells fruits, malt and spices. In mouth, the alcohol is on the frontline, more than for the Fringante who proposed 10% ABV. Lemon, coriander and other sweet components stick to this alcohol and malt and leave a warming astringent feeling. (322 characters)

Photo of tbrown4
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle -> tulip

Pours crystal clear and bright gold. Thin head. Very earthy aroma. First taste is a nice spice bite followed up by tangy citrus. Extremely easy to drink for a 9% beast. Thin mouth feel. Flavors don't linger.

After the first tastes set in there isn't much character to it. It's a very basic but well done brew. I prefer a bit more character for this style. It will remain a once a year choice for me. (420 characters)

Photo of Lauthaha
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25.4 ounce bottle into a nearly-fluted glass as per the bottle's instructions.

Appearance: Looks a lot like a pilsner. Golden bordering on straw, with not a great deal of head. Slightly cloudy with mild carbonation.

Smell: At very first, all I could smell was a corny, hop-bare scent reminiscent of PBR or Budweiser. Pulling the glass back a touch reveals some hop action and a sweetness somewhat like honey. Possibly some herb action as well. Would have a better score if there weren't that corny pre-smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The candy sugars coexist with bitter herbs (possibly anise or licorice even) in a somewhat pleasant way. Very light carbonation make you work to gather all the flavors, but in the end it's worth it. Rinses nearly clean with herbal colors remaining after imbibing.

Drinkability: Eh. It's okay, but not a great tripel.

Overall, it's pretty good, though definitely not my favorite tripel. Decent try, Unibroue! (952 characters)

Photo of petitearvine
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip glass

Appearance - Bright yellow/orange, a bit hazy and with large thick white head. Lots of nice lacing.

Smell - Lots of citrus, some apples, bananas and spice.

Taste - Lots of sweetness, quite citrusy, with orange and lemon coming through quite strongly. "Belgian" yeast is quite present as well. The aftermouth is again quite sweet.

Mouthfeel - Quite creamy with strong carbonation.

Overall - Not a bad triple, but overall much too sweet for my taste. I don't think I could have two in a row. (518 characters)

Photo of joshuadlight
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really looking to this beer, but it did disappoint just a bit. Pale and no head, no lacing. Not even the full gold color I look for in a Tripel. Lots of spicy cloves and sweetness in the smell. The nose is slightly better than the taste. Its just not all that enjoyable. Cloves and spice, but not super tasty. A little too carbonated for my preference. Its not a bad beer, but I'm not convinced its one of the best in the world. (434 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 12/22/2005 (750mL bottle):

Pours a golden cloudy yellow-orange colored body, with a very large white head, and good lacing. Has an aroma of citrus, and hops. Smooth flavor, carbonated, and semi-bitter, but kind of flat(might be old). Has an acidic aftertaste. Tastiness. (280 characters)

Photo of Kooz
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw yellow and cloudy with some white head that stays around through the end but leaves no lacing.

Smells of yeast has hints of spice. Smells like it will have a complex taste. Let's find out.

Has warmth to it and a slight, but not overpowering alcohol taste. I'm tasting mulled spices and caramel.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got good body and a nice foaminess.

This is a tasty beer and a good choice for drinking while debating friends. (448 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice honey color with a 1/4 inch with very intricate lace on the side and great carbonation. Lot of sediment in the bottle. Aroma produces sour apple, toffee, wheat and yeasty citrus notes. Mouthfeel is very clean and has that nice alcohol kick on the back end. Taste is a beautiful mixture of malts with some slight spiciness on the backside. My first experience with the Unibroue folks and certainly won't be my last. (427 characters)

Photo of Kubus
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours straw yellow, cloudy, with very little head that quickly dissipates. Very pretty beer that comes in a very fancy bottle.

S: A sort of wheaty/fruity smell, pleasant at first, but quickly becomes somewhat unpleasant. A hint of something fermented.

T: Fermented Wheat. Sweet finish. Definitely an acquired taste, my first bottle was about as enjoyable as chewing broken glass. Tried again a week later, not unpleasant, but not something I enjoyed. Tried it again today, was rather enjoyable. This beer seriously benefits from multiple tastings.

M: Very thin, and watery at first, but becomes almost jelly-like when it warms up in your mouth. One of the oddest feelings I've ever had with a beer.

D: This was my first and last six pack of La Fin du Monde, although I eventually came to appreciate its flavour, I just couldn't get into this beer. If you enjoy beers like Blanche de Chambly or Hacker-Pschorr, I think you would find this beer rather agreeable, but if you enjoy darker brews with smoother tastes I'd keep clear. (1,035 characters)

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another solid offering from Unibroue.
Pours a murky, cloudy light gold in color. Two fingers of head forms on the pour. Smell is highly yeasty, with some spice and a decent amount of lemon. Taste has actually quite a bit of yeast to it. There is more of the fruity overtones, with more than just the lemon flavor showing up. Decent mouthfeel and highly carbonated. Decent, but it's not "The Don". (397 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341mL bottle into snifter. bottled on october 24, 2013 at 1:40pm eastern time. consumed on august 7, 2014, at 6:10pm eastern time

a: opaque golden apricot with a very frothy two fingers of head. loads of small bubbles in the head, looks great

s: bubblegum, pear, banana, apricot, lemon, apple, spices, yeast, hints of alcohol

t: nice apple, pear, and banana up front, followed by spices, yeast, bubblegum. faint citrus notes. the fruit flavours don't stick around too long, then a moderately malty mid-palate is introduced. a light-to-medium bitterness kicks in quckly. almost no alcohol presence. dry finish

m: medium bodied with medium-high carbonation

o: complex and interesting, tasty with a nice drying quality to it, but belgian tripels are really not my kind of drink. i'd rather reach for unibroue's dark ales (822 characters)

Photo of Homer27
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice long lasting head. Good lacing
S - Like smelling a boquet of flowers. This is like nothing I've tried before.
T - Initially very strong taste of caramel and then almost something like rosehips whacking you in the face. More floral than any beer I've tried and almost overpowering. I found myself thinking...did they pour perfume in this? I couldn't get past this. However, for 9% ABV, this was very clean.
M - Moderately creamy, quite carbonated.
D - Not bad but the overpowering rose flavor may tire. (514 characters)

Photo of ballenc
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Given my love of Belgian-style beers and the high ratings, I was eager to try this brew.

Pour from a 750 ml bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A - Pours a clear, golden straw color with lots of effervescent bubbles. A thin yet rocky head that quickly dissipates leaving nothing - no lacing. However the strong head returns with a few quick swirls.

S - Mainly a bready yeast with some sweet candy malts. Hints of lemon and a bit of clove and spice. To me, this is the best part of the beer.

T - Based on the aroma of the beer, the taste was a bit disappointing. Mainly a bittersweet spiciness. Overall sour notes.

M: Another disappointment as it was much thinner than other tripels I've tried. Moderate carbonation.

D: Considering the high ABV and my high expectations of this brew, it is drinkable for this style. I will try other beers from Unibroue and see if their other styles hit the mark for me. (909 characters)

Photo of cproioi
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've always been meaning to buy a beer from this company I just never got around to it, but now I have.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with loads of carbonation and yeast present in the body of it. The is a rocky white head that sits a top it that disipated at a decent rate to create a film arcoss the top leaving spotty lacing. For a Belgian style I wants to see the head stay up longer then it did.

The smell and taste are loaded with fruity sweet malts giving it a slightly apple like taste. Big yeasty aroma and taste is very present. Also in both there was a very present fusal alcohol presence. The only difference really in the smell and taste is that the taste had a slightly spicey hops taste that was present.

The beer was a medium body that left a nice warming feeling in the mouth from the high alcohol. It was a wonderful brew that must be taken with respect and sipped throughout the night. (918 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy yellow color with a medium thick white head. Not very much head retention, and thin lacing. Aroma is yeasty and spicy. Rather light-bodied and bubbly, with flavors of spice, hops, citrus and vanilla. The finish is light and crisp with a hint of alcohol. This is a pretty good Tripel. (303 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,818 ratings.