La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,162 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,162
Reviews: 2,857
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 485
Gots: 1,564 | 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: 9,162 | Reviews: 2,857
Photo of jdubjacket
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a BIG head and alot of carbonation. Smell is sweet and spicy. Taste includes a mixture of spices and some fruit. This beer had way too much carbonation for me to thoroughly enjoy. Made me burp after every sip. Still, a good tripel.

Photo of cvfish
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a pale golden straw color with a head disappears, but leaves a decent head around the glass

S - orange and lemon peel dominates the nose

T - a fruity (more of a citrus fruit taste, like the smell, go figure), malty taste with some spiciness that hides the alcohol

M - Light/moderate bodied with slight carbonation

D - Drinkable beer, not a favorite, but good none the less

Photo of kscaldef
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours deep golden with nearly an inch of dense white head.

S: Yeasty fruit. Pear, clove, slightly sharp in the aroma

T/M: Incredibly fruity flavor. Pear, apple, papaya. Moderately sweet and full-bodied. Not all that carbonated in the mouth. Slight solvent taste and sensation in the back of the throat.

Photo of Lothore
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep golden color with a huge eggshell white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles are present.

S- Smells of Belgian yeast, spicy, funk, and a sweetness.

T- Taste is very spicy and semi sweet. Mixed lighter fruits and a bit of alcohol are present. A bit cloying.

M- Medium viscosity with a good amount of carbonation. Sticks to the inside of the mouth.

D- I know lots of other people like this beer but I just don't dig it. For me the funk and sweetness combined with the stickiness makes it less than drinkable.

Photo of Trueant1
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice cloudy orange color. White head that leaves a great coating of lacing on the sides of the glass. Lots of small dark floaties.

Smells of candy, candy, candy....hmmm...candy sugar. Sour yeast, and citrus...probably from hops.

Tastes sweet from the excessive malts. Alcoholic spiciness dominates the pallette.
Funky yeast flavors followed by firey spicy alochol. An asperin like aftertaste lingers on and on.

Very sweet sticky mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation.

Overall a great beer. Perhaps, too much bitter aftertaste for me.

Hard for me to rate this one good on the drinkibiliby...maybe I just am not in the mood for this beer right now?

Photo of TheOtherMike
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I used to get this one about 6 years ago somewhat regularly. I liked it then. I was curious to see if I would still like it ... and I do.

Appearance - Cloudy, light golden color with head to spare. One bottle produced a good 3 inches of sticky, long standing foam. The next bottle had to be poured in stages it had foamed so much. I rtied to leave the sediment in the bottle too.

Smell - Kinda funky. Not as bad as Trois Pistoles, but similar. Doesn't smell like beer.

Taste - It almost seems like it's gonna be fruity but then it isn't (whew). Lotsa yeast I suppose. Good pale ale flavor.

Mouthfeel - That carbonation really stays active the whole time. Very noticeable in the mouth - like champaign.

Drinkability - I want more.

Photo of megahurts4
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Appearance: cloudy yellow, large head, and some good lacing.

Smell: wheat, citrus, and yeast.

Taste: wheat, yeast, hops, and a slight lemon-citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium.

Overall:
This is strong with wheat and yeast. It does a great job masking the alcohol content.

Photo of Absumaster
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of Durge
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of tbeckett
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of Serge
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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

Photo of Offa
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of Stingray5
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of yesyouam
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
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)

Photo of babaracas
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of BMan1113VR
3.61/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of Rastacouere
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of tbrown4
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of Lauthaha
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
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!

Photo of petitearvine
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of joshuadlight
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of Kooz
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 9,162 ratings.