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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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2,861 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,861
Hads: 9,473
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 537
Gots: 1,846 | FT: 19
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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Photo of orfeu
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle, corked & caged, 2004 vintage. Pours a light golden amber into an oversized wineglass with a fluffy and billowy white head. Lovely citrus and yeasty-bready malt aroma; sweet orange and peach scents abound. Taste is a dry-sweet peach bread with golden raisins; spicy yeast and a strong dry finish. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and juicy. The 9% alcohol is utterly imperceptible. Absolutely sublime.

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Photo of bitterdestroyer
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lemme just tell you that the name says it all. more than a couple of these, and it is la fin du monde (the end of the world for those who don't know). from the second i popped the cork i knew this beer was special...

appearance: poured surprisingly light, not much of a head. lacing was sparse but nice.

smell: typical fruity belgian traits. nothing mind blowing.

taste: now here's where this beer's personality really stands out for me. it's just right. nothing overpowering, especially not the alcohol. hints of fruit, possibly sugar cane?

mouthfeel: crisp and snappy.

drinkability: well i suppose i'm a lightweight. maybe if i had the 6 pack of 12 ouncers it woulda been no problem, but one big bottle of this and i'm down for the count. but as far as flavor, these could be drank all day.

i highly recommend this one. my favorite of all the unibroue's to date.

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Photo of SwillBilly
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz Bottle

Appearance: Pours a light, peachy color with a minimal head that dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing left of the chalice. Visible yeasties are suspended within the beer.

Smell: Plenty of sweet, fruity, malts. Hints of spice, possibly coriander or nutmeg and honey. Really fragrant.

Taste: Begins with a subtle sweetness that is not cloying or too sweet. Fruity, and slightly tart, citrusy hops make an appearance at the finish that leaves the mouth somewhat dry, making me thirst for another sip. Alcohol warms the face as I finish this one.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp.with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Man, I could drink these suckers all night. Super refeshing and crisp. Not overly sweet and hops won't kill the palete. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste profile but you can definitely feel its warmth. A fantastic beer that is well worth anyone's time to seek out and enjoy.

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Photo of stof0048
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden color, slightly hazy. Very little lacing with very thin head.

S: Wheat, a hint of citrus, slight scent of hops and sweetness.

T: Hint of corriander, slightly sweet malt flavor, some citrus, some hops, hint of bitterness and alcohol at the back of the tongue.

M: Light to medium body, bubbly over the tongue, smooth.

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Photo of Matthew
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the bottle into a tulip glass with a nice merkey golden/yellow color with a huge thick whipped cream like head. As the head settles it leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Absolutley beautiful.
It's aroma is filled with tart fruity character with some spicey notes. The estery yeast is very present in the nose. A hearty malt characteristic is also present.
Wow, so smooth with a big prescense of sweetness. Sweet malts with a slighly citrusy taste to follow. There is a nice hop character that is balanced well with the malt. The last thing this beer leaves you with as you swallow is a spicey pepper type bite. All of these flavors and characteristics compliment each other well and flow together very nicely.
This is a great beer. Another exceptional beer from unibroue.

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Photo of clabaugh
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold with olive tones. A large, foamy head presents itself. Lacing is adequate, nothing spectacular.

Smell: Floral hops with a palpable spiciness. Sweet malts resembling pastry or flaky biscuit. Some grape scents.

Taste: Sweetness pervades. The maltiness confronts one right away; doughy biscuit with a touch of honey forms a solid backbone of flavor for this beer. It finishes with a mild bitterness, conveying hints of floral nectar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with carbonation that gives it a zing. A lingering aftertaste with some noticeable numbing.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, considering alcohol content and carbonation. La Fin du Monde remains happily on the tongue after swallow.

Notes: Simply beautiful presentation. Silver foil around the top of a bottle that slopes to resemble a woman's shoulders. Very inviting, and very tasty.

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Photo of pbr85
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The bottle suggested a tulip glass. The bottle is very well done and very attractive.

App: Pours a hazy honey color with a one inch white head. The head diminishes slowly and some head remains throughout. There is minimal lacing.
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit, maybe some lemon peel, and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet malts are the first thing that hit you. This beer is sweet throughout. Very interesting and nice aftertaste that is dominated by grapefruit rind that is sweet and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated, yet even with this much carbonation it still feels smooth. Aftertaste is silky.
Drinkability: The malts hide the alcohol very well considering that it is 9%. I would definetly have another of these, but the sweetness would limit me to probably two in a night.

I would highly recommend this. If you like sweet beers this one is for you.

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Photo of Derek
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this many times, but am finally reviewing it. The best description would probably be a Trippel-witbier (which is a complementary hybrid style).

A: Brownish-orange/straw with some murky yeast throughout. Nice off-white head, some retention, hints of lace.

S: Similar to a Witbier, spicy, earthy, a little fruit. Some nice bready Pilsner malt in the nose as well.

T: Bready malt, corriander, earthy flavour from the yeast. Alcohol taste is apparant, but not too assertive. No perceptable hop flavour, but nicely balanced. Finish is dry.

M: Moderate body, highly carbonated.

D: Dangerous at this level of alcohol.

Thanks for the bottle Len!

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Photo of phishgator
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew is big on head as it pours into a tulip glass. The yeast clouds the orange hue and swirls through the glass. The aroma is a flower that I just can't place. The taste is a sweet, peppery spiced ale; the alcohol is pronounced as is the yeast and malt. The consistency is smooth and chewy, a true mouthfeel. The drinkability suffers only because for what ever reason the brew dries out my sinuses everytime I dirnk it.

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Photo of redteg02
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: to be quite honest with you it looks like i pissed in the glass. very thick urine yellow with a thick head.

Smell: touch of fruit with a hint of alcohol, still not very impressed

Taste: execptionally smooth, strong fruit flavors but nothing over powering. the fact that really dont like pale ale's tells you how good this must be

Mouthfeel: carbination is perfect. it is high dont get me wrong but it works exceptionally well with this beer

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Photo of Dmann
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's taken me long enough to get around to this one and I'm glad I did! This one poured a nice light golden color with a slight haze and great carbonation bubbles. The head was very thick and frothy and managed to stay around till the last sip. The smell was very fruity and spicy due to the belgian yeast. The taste was outstanding with large pinapple notes and peppery spice mixed with a near perfect carbonation level that made for a great experience. If you are a fan of Belgian beers this one is defiantly worth a try!

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Photo of whynot44
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium bodied, hazy apricot color with a substantial fluffy ivory head,

The aroma is yeasty, spicy with a touch of citrus.

The taste is spicy from the start with cloves, tart lemon, and pepper notes over a mild biscuity malt. The finish is dry and peppery with a definite alcohol warmth.

Very nice! Smooth, almost creamy and very dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My second beer by this brewery, and I am again impressed.

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle. A beautiful pale golden colour with a fluffy, white head that resembles clouds. Smells spicy, with hints of plum and pear. Hints of a heffeweizen or witbier are present.

The taste follows the scent: clove spice that one finds in wheat beers, hints of coriander, but with an apple-pear undertone that softens the bite somewhat. Alcohol is present, but not in-your-face.

Enjoyable to drink, with a body and fizz not unlike champagne. Only detractor in this case is ABV vs bottle size.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a fluted chalice glass. It is a hazy, turgid amber color with an initially towering head that falls quickly. Spicy, pear-like aroma and sweet yet crisp malt. Beautiful interplay of flavors: smooth, creamy, sweet malt, fruity vanilla, and very light spicy/herbal hop bitterness. There's a hint of alcoholic pepperiness but this is really a deceptively strong beer. Lots of carbonation but the body retains a floating, crisp lightness. This, along with an offsetting tartness, makes it an incredibly refreshing and delightful beer despite the high strength.

One of the great beers of the world, even better than the Duval that inspired it, in my opinion.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first offering from Unibroue and I am looking forward to sampling more of their offerings.

Pours a nice cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around to leave lacing for the full glass. Smell is faintly cirtus grapefruit with malt and yeast backbone with a slight pepper spice smell to fill it out.

As you drink it the malt takes over. The spices don't dominate and the alchohol is amazing well hidden. Supper dry finish but enough creamyness from the high carbonation level.

A really nice beer that i am glad to have sampled. Not one you want to pound due to the high alcohol but I could see how you could down 2 or 3 without realizing it. Also one that you want to savor and enjoy slowly for all the complexity. I would highly recomend this one.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man, gotta love this beer! This has always been a classic (for me) to fall back on and enjoy whenever i wanted a beer i know that could lift my spirits. Its a shame i am just reviewing it now.

Poured out a hazy yellow, lots of carbonation creating the 2 white bubbly finger head. I loved to watch these bubbles go, the beer had a constant head the whole time drinking it.

Smells of clove and such sweet goodness. Spiced orange/apricot come through and this one smells like a witbier with coriander.

Taste: Freakin fantastic! Sweet spicyness comes right through. Love the spice. alcohol is prsent, but not very considering the 9%. Very creamy.

The mouthfeel is very nice. Lots of carbonation that bites at your toungue. However there is still a big sense of creaminess to the feel.

Unbelievably drinkable. This is one belgium strong that i can have as a session beer. Love it!

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Photo of sinistrsam
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured an immediately developed a HUGE foamy white head, with very small bubbles. The retention was excellent and when it (finally) died down it left excellent lacing around the goblet. The body was unfiltered with sediment suspended, and color chaging from light at the bottom to dark gold at the top. The aroma was of bananas, apple, citrus, cloves and sweet candy and fruits.
The taste was excellent, with an complexity as rich as I've tasted. Bananas, citrus, and clove were most present while sweet candy, yeasts, hops and fruits were defintiely there in spades. It was extremely creamy and enjoyable, with mild carbonation. This is truly an excellent beer.

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Photo of Vancer
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good ol’ Belgium brews (or styles). I prefer the dark ales, but the lights have their place and time. Of course, the heavenly start – amber/orange with a non-stop foaming white head, lacing. Sweet citrusy malts, grapefruit – reminded me of a hurricane drink loaded with sugar cane rum.

Tart start and sweet finish – although it is a dryer brew than expected, almost Champaign-like in the mouth. Becomes hoppier as it warms.

I will say it needed a tad more malt backbone and fruits in the quaff – which is pretty nitpicking, this is still a quality beverage.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: This beer is a pleasing hazy copper color. The head towered a fluffy white that subsided into thick lacing.

Smell: This beer smells peppery spicy with undertones of sweetness. The alcohol smell plays nicely with the brew.

Taste: This beer has a wonderful peppery goodness supported by a malty sweetness. The alcohol is hidden or plays well with the other flavors in the beer.

Mouthfeel: This is a full boddied beer that is very nicely carbonated. Very clean on the palate.

Drinkability: This is dangerously drinkable. The flavors are very much balanced. I wish I had more.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous golden amber color with massive white head that left attractive lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is loaded with summer fruit (peaches, apricots) with a hint of alcohol noted. Sweet, candy-like aroma. Taste is spicy with more summer fruits to be found. Peaches, pears abound. Alcohol provides a warming note. Very carbonated feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish. an excellent beer.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous crisp golden with a monsterous head that will rise from the glass. The smell is of banana yeast and butter cups. A nice buttered bread with honey tones. The taste is a banana spice with a nice sweet banana breat nutty finish. A well rounded explosive beer. Very nice.

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Photo of MagnusJager
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a regular purchase of mine when I get to Rochester, NY It's brewed in Canada by Unibrew.

Nice fruity aroma. Little citrusy smell to it

Apearance color on clarity on head retenion was not high.

Flavor Noticable alcohol, with spicy and fruity flavor
A clean warm finish. Nice for this first cold Western new york night. Perhaps not the end of the world here, but we're close by.

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Photo of ski271
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How convenient. I even have a La Fin Du Monde glass to drink this beer from. It’s an attractive bottle with it’s nice-looking front label, informative back label (recommend what glassware to use and warns about the yeast sediment), foiled cap and.... twist off cap? Strange, but whatever, I’m not going to knock points of for something like that. Pours a light yellowish-amber with very small particles swirling about but never settling like the sediment I avoiding pouring out of the bottom of the bottle. I guess maybe I jarred the bottle a bit while pulling out of the back of the fridge. The head is very large, white, frothy and stubborn, diminishing very slowly leaving thick lacing just as it sits and slowly fades away. Almost looks like a meringue sitting on top of the beer. The smell is sweet and fruity, with wonderful aromas of Belgian yeast, clove and apple. The taste is marvelous! Clove, pepper and pear with a slightly medicinal twang... but in a good way. Finishes warm with lingering esters. It has a light body, and an effervescent mouthfeel that finishes smooth. This is a fabulous beer that’s quite easy-drinking for a 9% brew. The higher price tag is the only think keeping from being a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of NiceGuyMike
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seven months after trying this for the first time, I'm still loving it. I see no reason to change my rating very much. It is simply supurb, complex, warming and refreshing all at the same time.

Ok, so I'm gonna change my rating. I'm finding everything almost perfect this time with the exception that I'd like to see it clearer and not so cloudy.

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Photo of sloejams
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The BJCP gives this as an example of a Tripel, but I tend to agree with the BA, Belgian Strong classification. I drink this often, I decided to finally give it a proper review.

It pours a hazy yellow with a beautiful crisp frothy lace head. A sweet aroma suggests fruit perhaps peach. It has a creamy character that is full of carbonation. The 9% ABV is not noticeable in the taste or mouthfeel making it very drinkable. The finish is effervescent and clean. It’s very flavorful and downright delicious.

Unibroue makes fine products and this is not exception. As I mentioned above, I have this somewhat regularly and I anticipate many happy returns.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.