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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,093 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7093
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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beeronesse

Wisconsin

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to agree with the Brothers on this triple. It's world class.

I had it first on tap and then out of a caged & corked bottle. Both experiences were too close to note any, if tiny difference.

Beautifully cloudy, golden-orange in color, with a dense and creamy head that lasts well.

Spicy, banana/bubble gum right off the nose and into the mouth...a slight and not unpleasant medicinal note...definite pepper and licorice as well as some pome fruit and soft citrus. This one drinks well at any temp and I like to take my time and sip, sip, sip.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 00:19:54 | More by beeronesse
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cheapxceptbeer

Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Sizeable two finger foam that turns to nothing quickly, hazy pale color that looks like other similar beers

S- I mean this smells like a woman should, it is beautiful like fresh baked bread, banana, clove, all sorts of spices but especially pepper. You just want to shove this up your nose and smell it all day.

T- This beer is so delicious, talking about flavors almost seems ridiculous. This is an adult beverage in more ways than one. It is one of the few beers that tastes identical to its smell. Definitely an acquired taste (I would make another immature comment, but that would be in poor taste) as I didn't like it when I first went to Canada.

M- Lighter than you would expect, it is not syrupy, however this is no lightweight, gives you a full mouthfeel while you are drinking it, and has a novelty effect if you leave it on your tongue for a few seconds (feels like pop rocks on your tongue)

D- You will feel the 9%, but you won't taste it, or feel it in your stomach. If you want a legal high this is the way to go, drinking a pitcher of this at a hookah bar was stronger than anything else I have ingested in the last year.

From what I have had so far this is my favorite belgium style brew, I have had only a few tripels, however from what I have tasted I can not imagine a more flavorful 9% beer that hides the alcohol flavors so well.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 01:01:49 | More by cheapxceptbeer
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AmberMan22

Minnesota

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a foil wrapped 33cl bottle into my tulip glass, figured this would make a good 50th review.

The End of the World pours a lovely hazy apricot color, highlights of golden wheat when held to the light. I don't think I washed my glass properly because despite my efforts, the head was unimpressive and dissipated quickly. Can't blame that on the beer.

Smell is divine. Sweet like candy, mixed with a dash of cloves and other spices, light colored fruits, yeast, of course heavy dose of malt, with a bite of hops followed by the alcohol. Don't think I've ever written a 'smell' description that long. Wow.

Taste is unworldly good as well. All of the aforementioned in the smell, but the fruits come through more obviously...pear and apple seam to stick out. And even though I emptied the entire bottle into the glass, the yeast settles rapidly to the bottom and doesn't ruin the other flavors, actually blending rather nicely.

Mouthfeel is right on par for what you'd expect in a great tripel. perfect light-medium carbonation, easy.

If the end of the world was actually coming, I would not be very happy if this was the last beer I ever had. Well done, Unibroue, you lived up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 19:16:19 | More by AmberMan22
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 330ml into beer snifter (tulip)

Poured with nice head settling to a fine lace. Hazy golden hue with some sediment in the bottom of the glass (some lees and what looks like adjunct) showing the lack of filtration (a good thing). Stunning aromas of nectarine, pear, white flowers, white pepper, and sour yeast (yum!). Exceptionally rich flavor, massive body and concentration. The finish is luxurious but mellow at the same time. Very drinkable, but watch the 9% alcohol, it will creep up on you! This is definitely in my top 10 beers!

Also note: I have had this beer on tap at several bars and I have to say stick to bottle. This beer has a tendency to build up deposit in the lines and also sells slower than most taps so I have never had a completely 'sound' pour on draft.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 06:23:53 | More by cbarrett4
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unclemeat9

California

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S - Clove, hints of citrus, yeast, sugar

T - Classic Belgian blonde flavor. Yeasty and well-spiced. Somehow, they manage to make the high ABV unnoticeable.

M - Wonderful carbonation releases all of the spices and lets them slowly dissipate on the palette.

I swear the good people at Unibroue have kidnapped Trappist monks and brought them to their brewery in Quebec. They're making beers that are easily just as good, if not better in some cases, than the classic Belgian breweries.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 06:34:34 | More by unclemeat9
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ksimons

New York

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-hazy orange with a white foamy head that slowly disappears

S-spicy, orange sweetness

T-moderate carbonation and spiciness, sweet, warming alcohol is apparent in the spiciness of the beer, dry finish, really complex flavors that all come together

M-medium body, sweet and smooth, and refreshing

One of the best beers I have ever had, highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 23:15:16 | More by ksimons
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although I have been a lover of fine brew for some time this is the first beer that has compelled me to share my feelings about it to the world. I in fact opened an account to share my feelings about this brew.

Smell and taste warm banana bread, flowers, citrus and cloves. The alcohol at 9% is imperceptible - i could and have drank this all night

High carbonation - nice lasting head - with patchy lacing.

As a canadian I feel a little more patriotic knowing this masterpiece was brewed here.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 17:38:14 | More by Stocean1
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a golden straw color with a bit of haze to it and a big head that lasts a little while, though i don't know if that was from the beer itself, or the fact that i was the last pour from the 750ML bottle. The smell is is wonderful with belgian yeast notes up front with the floral spiciness following and finishing with malty breadiness. the taste is very similar to the smell with a great belgian yeasty spiceness up front and a bread like sweetness to finish it off. the mouthfeel is amazing as the beer seems pretty dry at first then in the finish rounds out with a little sweetness, and nice carbonation. overall this beer is an A+

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 19:05:21 | More by rowingbrewer
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Slightly hazy blonde with a golden hue. Poured on tulip glass. Nice 2-inch white creamy head fades down to form a thick lacing, which remains throughout the entire session.
SRM: 5-6

Smell: Banana, melon, pineapple, pepper and clove. Juicy fruit bubblegum all the way through. Super spicy yeasty esters presentation.

Taste: Lemon zest, a bit of cream and mildness from the thick powdery yeast. Straw like chewiness and weak cotton candy-like strawberry; sweet, lingering flavour with slight wheat tartness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation. Exceptionally warm and dry finish, considering suggested sweetness from fruity aroma and flavour. Well-balanced alcohol.

Overall: At 14 ºC, this is the greatest tripel from Quebec that goes beyond the style and expectations. Could be considered too delicious to become a classic, but it certainly exudes hard to achieve complexities.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 02:37:43 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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Luigi

North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy orange color with a foamy think head. Awesome head retention And lacing. Sticks to the glass the whole time. Put it up to a light and you can see carbonation bubbles rushing to the top. From start to finish this Tripel looks great!!

Very crisp aroma. Hints of orange peel, coriander, cloves, bread, and some sweetness from the alcohol.

A fruity tartness hits the tongue at first. Tart like a fresh orange. After that hings of cloves, bread, yeast, and an almost sugar like sweetness. But, this ale has a great balance because the yeast and the grains just pull through.

Light body made refreshing and crisp from the carbonation. At 9% abv they do a very good job at hiding this because is a very very! drinkable Tripel. Probably one of the best damn Tripel ales I have tasted.

Hands down you must try this Ale and now it is easy to find (at least in my state). Can I have some more?

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 05:02:27 | More by Luigi
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UberWasser

Arizona

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz brown bottle, no freshness date, served in an oversized wine glass.

Pours a dark yellow/light amber. Very cloudy. Cannot see my hand through it. Even with a gentle pour a three or four finger head develops in the glass. The retention is quite nice, as it doesn’t recede at all with some agitation. Pretty color, lack of clarity for all the right reasons, great head. It leaves lots of nice lacing on the glass. Nice.

The smell...all I can say is wow. It’s like smelling a mellowed flower bed/spice garden in a glass. Totally intriguing with notes of lavender, cloves, roses, orange citrus, and more. Absolutely stunning.

The taste is just as stunning. Starts a little spicy on the tongue, like an alcohol-infused citrus. As it moves to the back of your mouth more of the clove richness comes through. After swallowing it, a floral effervescence floats up into the back of your mouth and back of your nose, highlighting the great rose and lavender notes. It’s amazing. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with just a touch of carbonation sizzle.

A nearly perfect beer. So complex, so intriguing, but also so drinkable. It's smooth as silk (even at 9% ABV you'd have to struggle to detect it) and fun to sip. I'll definitely be stocking up on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 04:47:34 | More by UberWasser
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maddamish

Tennessee

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ap: Looks a little thin at first and the head wasn't really up to snuff. Medium head with some decent lacing. But that was really all there was to it.

Smell: Cotton Candy, Orange Citrus and Spice. All three of the smells are distinct and mix well with each other.

Taste: Blends the orange, sugar and spice just right. Mouth feel is smooth smooth smooth.

Drinkability: I usually share all my great finds with my friends. I was so impressed with this beer I think I will hoard this to myself. It is that good.

Notes: Please pick this up if you see it in the store. You will be glad you did.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2006 03:57:07 | More by maddamish
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MCDuhamel

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Westmalle chalice.

A: Golden orange, somewhat hazy but glows translucently against a light. White head with large bubbles, which quickly dissipates to a thin film with a tighter ring around the chalice.

S: Citrusy (not grapefruit like an American Pale Ale but more lemony), with a note of honey and spices.

T: Begins with a sweet malt, then moves into a tart but balanced flavor with a slight hop bitterness and a noticeable prickliness from the high carbonation. Fades into a dry finish. Throughout, the phenolic character of the yeast strain is evident, but well-integrated.

M: Light, but somewhat viscous, like a well-carbonated honey might be.

D: Unbelievably quaffable. It has no hint of its quite high ABV.

Overall: In my view, the best abbey triple available in Ohio. Beers from Unibroue are usually found here in very good condition, unlike some of the true Belgians which sometimes sit on store shelves for months or longer with wide variations in storage temperature. This is simply an outstanding beer and the epitome of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 01:42:52 | More by MCDuhamel
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Kappy's was selling a Unibroue mixed eight-pack. This was the beer that really turned me on to Belgian Strong Pale Ales, and Belgian style beers in general. I let this warm to around 40º F and served it in one of my Duvel tulips.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brilliant golden with a thick fluffy creamy head, that slowly fades to a very persistent thin half-inch layer that leaves patchy lace.

Smell: Yeasty with a sweet fruitiness. Notes of citrus, bananas, light graininess, pepper and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet malts and fruits, including bananas and citrus. The finish is a nice interplay of peppery and spicy alcohol, and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Tingly carbonation, smooth and creamy, with a slight dryness in the finish.

Drinkability: Delicious and drinkable, despite the 9.0% abv. I sessioned this in undergrad.

Overall: One of my favorite, if not favorite Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2006 03:05:28 | More by EPICAC
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EmilNoldSinclair

California

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter style glass. Very cloudy, completely opaque and golden in color: there is indeed quite a bit of yeast in this brew. Initially the beer was chilled (don't know approx. temperature) and gradually warmed during the drinking session. It barely had a head (which soon disappeared...a bit unfortunate [though I quite enjoyed the opaque cloudiness!]), and it did have a quite pleasant smell. The taste was very well balanced between the hops and the malt, not too sweet and not too bitter. When it was chilled the flavor was more restrained yet reminiscent of apples. As it warmed up, it had more of a heavier banana flavor. Both the flavor and the feel of it (carbonation) immediately reminded me of champagne (though the comparison follows only to a point). This has definite cross-over appeal (considering the flavor, mouthfeel, as well as the presentation [both the caged and corked bottle as well as the appropriate glasswear]). Along with Stone's Double Bastard and Russian Imperial Stout, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Nut Brown Ale and Orval's Trappist Ale, this is truly my favorite beer so far.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2006 04:25:06 | More by EmilNoldSinclair
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nortmand

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours yellow orange with a white head that is effervescent and not extraordinarily long lasting. No lace, in fact Duvel is much prettier.

Spicy clove, coriander and pepper aromas on top of some subtle sweet malt notes and noble hops.

Refreshingly tart, spicy and strong. The alcohol is there, so is a bit of farm funkiness, alot of spiciness and a pleasant hop bitterness all supported by a solid malt backbone.

Light to medium bodied, and very refreshing and drinkable, but also warming. Works on s cold winter night or a hot summer morning. In a word, awesome.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 01:32:28 | More by nortmand
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jtslay

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very special beer. I opened the bottle to the smell of New Belgium's Abbey (Double). The smell was clean and balanced. Nothing stuck out. The taste is very light on the tongue with a hint of ginger and sweet alcohol as pointed out before. What impressed me the most about this brew was its drinkability and mouthfeel. This feels like a slightly flat champagne and ends very crisp. This drinks like a normal beer but has twice the alcohol. Very nice. Will try to brew some of my own.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 18:35:39 | More by jtslay
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dino213aa

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? One of my all time favorite brews. Beautiful blonde complexion, incredibly complex nose and the perfect balance of spice, fruit, malt and hops makes this brew dangerously drinkable. It really does not get much better than this. Kudos to Unibroue for retaining the quality of this fine tripel over the years.

Exceptional in every way.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 01:46:26 | More by dino213aa
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Thick, fluffy, one-finger head. The beer itself is liquid gold as the name implies.

S: Really tangy, citrusy smell. Mostly oranges. I can pick up some banana and thought I smelled cotton candy a time or two.

T: Orange flavors at first that give way to banana and spice. It is really sweet but also very hoppy. Good balance though.

M: Zesty upon entry thats fades to a slightly creamy, dry finish.

D: Very Drinkable. One of my favorites from Unibroue. The hop and malt balance is awesome without sacrificing anything. The alcohol is so well hidden. I think if I were blindfolded I would mistake this one for a hefe

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 04:04:54 | More by OlRasputin989
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml brown bottle, a best before date on the back label(10-01-11).
2-25-09 update - Had a 12oz and it has a much spicier scent and flavor, clearer golden-yellow, but just as good!

A: Foamy off white head. Cloudy, golden-yellow straw color.

S: Heavy sugar citrus scent. Slight clove and spice scents.

T&M: clove spiciness with some sweetness. Medium-heavy bodied with fruity flavors. Slightly dry finish.

Notes: Definitely my favorite of the "Unibroue" ales.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 21:39:12 | More by cdizinno
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BravoTwo

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Slightly hazy light orange, which a dense whipped head, which maintained through the glass, with clingy lacing. Nice carbonation.

S - Slightly fruity, with clove and spicing notes.

T - Here is where the beer shines. Classicly tripel with spice, clove, fruit. Smooth complexity makes this brew a standout. 9% ABV is so well hidden that this is deceptively devilish. Very, very well made.

M - Smooth and silky. Nicely carbonated. This beer just swims on the tounge.

D - Would it not be for the 9% ABV, this beer would be an all night drinker. This beer is so well done that all the flavors, aromas, and textures meld so well as to make this a really drinkable tripel. Possibly my favorite tripel.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 14:48:06 | More by BravoTwo
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden brownish ember, waves of yellow grain, thick and work of art.

Smell: Powerful nose, but fruity solid bouquet.

Taste: The levels of earthiness and fruity grains dances on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is present, but not overpowering.

Drinkability: Strong, deep flavors, this is to be enjoyed like a good book near the fire. Sadness will occur when the beer is no more

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 19:58:02 | More by BeerLover99
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chilibeer

New York

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my first post on beer even though over the past two summers I have tried over 100 beers (mainly this summer) I have just began drinking Belgium Ales but this is one of my favorite beers of all time. I drank it out of a Goblet and found it easily drinkable and loved the overall texture, smell, taste. I am definitely going to do this again

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 22:59:23 | More by chilibeer
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Cakebroue

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is beer is tasty and feels good going down. It hits you like a brick, so be careful as it is 9% abv. Please don't chug this beer, you will be a disgrace. It is Unibroue's best beer, although whichever one I am drinking at the time is my favorite. Definitely give this beer a try!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 19:26:28 | More by Cakebroue
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MeMyselfNAles7

Puerto Rico

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my top 3 brews. If you love tripels this is one of the finest examples. Treat yourself.

Pours a golden honey brew with a full beige creamy crown. Cloudy body, with nice carbonation. Very easy on the nose with some floral, banana, cloves and sweet malts notes, with a slight touch of alcohol. Very similar on the palate than on the nose, although the alcohol tends to come out as the brew warms up. Great drinkability and surprisingly refreshing for a 9%abv tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 22:01:42 | More by MeMyselfNAles7
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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