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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,728 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,728
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 384
Gots: 1,143 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of Portertime
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the first micro brew I ever tried. It was at a coffee house in Orlando. This beer single handedly got me into the love of fine beers. Thank you Unibrau! Poured a cloudy goldish color with a nice head. Smelled heavenly with a mixture of raisons, candied fruit, apples, and dried apricots. Taste was spectacular with upfront fruit and spice and mild floral hop undertones. I just sipped away at this beer and listened to some great rifs on my friend's acoustic guitar.

Photo of argock
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750mL brown bottle into an oversized red wine glass.

A: Inviting hazy golden color with nearly white head that disappates quickly with a thin rim of bubbles.

S: Sweet fruit and prominent yeast aromas and mellow spices with faint alcoholic/phenolic smell.

T: Smooth and dangerous as this does not drink like a 9% ABV beer. Delicious light, sweet flavors of pear, apricot, banana, and citrus blend with smooth yeasty, bready with a subtle blend of spices for a great overall taste.

M: Smooth with no alcohol detectable and a very mild fruity, clean aftertaste.

D: Probably the most drinkable tripel around because of the soft, balanced blend of fruit and malty flavors that is not too sweet but come together exceptionally well.

Cellared review:
2009 La Fin Du Monde (best by date 1/28/12)
Super smooth with toned down alcohol and delicious pear, peach, and apple flavors, crisp herbal hops, and light fruity yeast. The vegetal flavors that occasionally sneak in with this brew are nowhere to be found. This beer is drinking excellently right now and it's hard to believe it will improve much more. Probably my favorite tripel, and I have been drinking a lot of Belgians (somewhat fresher but still with some time on them) lately.

Photo of beerman21
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of triples and have herd nothing but great things of this beer. Pours a cloudy golden pretty much hefweizen in appearance. Head builds and dispates. Smell is exceptional. smashed fruits, alcohol soaked breads, malts, citrus, fresh cut grass and cedar. I could go on of about the complexity of this beer in terms of smell and taste very good. Taste is flowers fresh cut herbs very earthy in many aspects. Very drinkable the flavor of this beer hides much of the alcohol tones. Top ten beers of all time in my opinion simply beautiful.

Photo of Neehan
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. A truly remarkable beer in many ways. It pours your typical, slightly evervescent yet appealing pale body, and great lacing. The smell is malty, but sweeter than most of the style. From here, it only gets better with incredibly smooth complexity and a mouthfeel that has a great substance and presence but yet light with a cloud-like presence. Simply put, the most drinkable Tripel I've had. Exceptional.

Photo of MyGoodness
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one at an informal tasting my friends and I threw ourselves. This was one of the highlights for most of those attending. Pours a nice deep honey colour, a little cloudy, with moderate head and lacing. The smell was warm and fruity with some strong spicy notes (even though it's not a heavy, wintry beer, the smell reminds me of X-mas timea bit). Mouthfeel was appropriately fizzy for a fruit flavoured drink, IMO. The taste borders on being sweet, but the spices stop it before it becomes too much. To me, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't really taste like my conception of what a beer should be; I'm not sure why exactly. Some of the people I was with declared it their favourite of the evening; I don't agree with this, but it was a fine beverage nonetheless.

Photo of ClashmoreMike
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle with a "best before" date of 08-22-10, into a Riedel Vinum burgundy glass.

A = Nice light orange color. A little cloudiness. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rising (like in a champagne). One finger of white head. Goes down to thin, but solid, head that lasts throughout. Some lacing.

S = Very fruity, sweet smell. Some mango, some apple, a little bit of bananas. Some clove in there. Yeast and spiciness that become more pronounced as the beer warms up.

T = Like the smell (see above), but the fruitiness becomes a little less sweet, and little more tart (but not too tart at all). Nice hop bitterness and peppery spiciness in the finish. Hides the alcohol very well.

M = More carbonation than I was expecting. Not overwhelming, but it's definitely there. Becomes very (dangerously) smooth as the beer warms. Medium body.

D= Really enjoyed this one. Just great, balanced complexity. Lots of things going on, and they all fit very well. Doesn't feel too heavy, and the alcohol is well hidden (until you stand up), so there's definitely a danger of having too many of these.

Photo of joezak5
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; dusty and hazy rich gold; I poured out all the yeast. Huge off white head with a steady stream of bubbles up the center.

Smell: Apples and citusy spice and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with champagne like carbonation.

Taste: Peppery and citrusy yeasty cloves. Yeasty and wheaty. Amazing.

Drinkability: One of my favorites. Delicately complex yet easily enjoyed. The alcohol is buried and always leaves you wanting more.

Photo of KeefD
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 10-04-08. From a variety 8-pack. Opened and let stand for 5 minutes. Foam was seeping from the neck of the bottle in less than 3 minutes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass - very slowly. Despite the slowest possible pour in the universe, the head on this beer was incredible.

Poured a hazy golden yellow color, with moderate haze from the small amount of refermentation yeast that made its way into the glass. Beautiful 2 inch head, innumerable amounts of carbonation bubbles keeping tight head retention. Lacing was strong at first but slowly dissipated. Not disappointed though.

Wonderful malty smells with just the right amount of hops. Strong floral and citrus scents - especially grapefruit and maybe some pineapple.

What a taste! It's hard to describe the complexity of this beer. It's almost like a cross between the best Belgian Tripel you've ever tasted with a good wheat beer, with tons of flavor coming from the malts and the yeast. Perhaps the yeast is what gives it that wheat ale flavor with the smoothness and richness of a Tripel. Slight spiciness from the lurking alcohol.

Carbonation is perfect. Completely full bodied and wonderfully mouthwatering. Rich, not too sweet, but the flavor of the best Belgiums this side of the Atlantic.

Love this beer. LOVE IT. ABV is on the higher side, so more than a few of these at a time is not recommended. It should be savored.... One at a time. It's pricey, so enjoy it with care!

Best beer I've had in ages. A+ to the French Canadians.

Photo of Graham5161986
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white, fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

S: ripe fruit (apple, citrus, raisin, plum), floral hops, spice and a bit of cotton candy sweetness.

T: wonderfully round and quite complex. spicy and hoppy up front, fruity through mid sip and a sugary sweetness on the finish. Then, on the linger, the spice comes back in full force.

M: medium bodied, creamy, quite crisp and very spicy - a bit oily on the finish due to the sugar.

D: this beer packs quite a potent punch (more so because of its spiciness than its alcohol - the 9% ABV is very well hidden, making it quite drinkable. Good complexity and it ignites all the senses - very satisfying. I look forward to another one soon.

Photo of lakestclairgoose
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished my first 4 pack of this beer after reading most of the outstanding ratings here. Poured from a bottle dated best before 06/20/10. While I found the beer drinkable and tasty, it did not live up to the hype. My cost was $8.69 for a 4 pack. I didn't find it that much better than the Blue Moon I followed this beer with, and the Blue Moon was cheaper. Sure if you count the alchohol level is almost twice the level of a standard beer you are getting more for the money, but I'm not drinking them to get tanked... Overall, decent, probably wouldn't buy again but would say try it once for sure....

Also, whats up with the screw on caps on the bottles of this beer... thought that was BMC quallity...

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - uncaps with a rush of air and wispy, smoky trails from the bottle. The color is a slightly hazed straw/yellow with a fizzy white.

Aroma - the yeast gives it most of its character here - doughy, banana with other fruits, clove.

Taste - much the same as the nose. Sweet malt-derived start, estery banana and spicy yeast chiming in. Some fruitiness as well, though indistinct. A smooth finish, nothing new going on, just a sweet, barely detectable abv warmth. For 9%, this beer hides it well.

Mouthfeel - very bubbly and champagne-like. Light body.

Drinkability - though the tripel is not my favorite style, I found this to be a good sipping beer and a fine choice to help me get through the last week of winter 2008.

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

Photo of botham
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a golden apricot color with a single finger of loose white head that dissipates quickly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity, with notes of apple, grape, and distant notes of berry and pear. overall a bit yeasty, but with good proportioning.

taste is fruity as well, with a yeasty character. fruit notes are similar to the aroma, with an alcoholic tinge.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a warming alcoholic character. finishes clean.

drinkability is good. this is a solid tripel with good proportioning and great character. cheers!

Photo of thirtysixbelow
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - yellow orange hazy color with a small white head.

s - yeast, lemon zest, spices

t - sweet, grape, banana, yeast, cirtus, and spices all mix together in the palate. Barely any bitterness in the finish, but a heavy alcohol presence with a nice warming. Not much lingering aftertaste.

m - smooth at first, but erupts with carbonation.

d - I'll have to try the westmalle tripel again because I gave it a great review, yet it reads the same as this one. This beer is great, but the lack of a decent head and aftertaste keeps it from being spectacular.

Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden yellow with a very nice, white head. It smells very sweet, with hints of corrainder, some spices, and some earthy tones as well. It tastes very good. I picked up a lot of the stuff I smelled, with a combination of fruits and cloves. This is very is easy to drink, and the 9% abv is very well-masked, making this brew even more enjoyable in you like high alcohol beers.

Photo of Pencible
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a hazy light gold with white head. It smelled like yeast and grapefruit hops. It tasted like a blend of citrus hops and cultured yeast, with a hint of malt. It was oily and carbonated with a lasting lemon aftertaste. Overall this wasn't bad, but I'm still not a fan of the light Belgian ales.

Photo of sholland119
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy pure golden honey color topped by a substantial white creamy head. Nice lacing.

S-Some cloves with a strong, pleasant Belgian yeastiness.

T-Maltiness with some citrus notes. A nice peachy taste comes through in the finish with a late (mild) alcohol warmth.

M-Very light but lasting. Nice and creamy. Nice carbonation; I sometimes find triples to be too carbonated.

D-Thank you, sir, may I have another? Very nicely drinkable and delicious.

I do not drink triples often enough. This beer reminds me I need to change that.

HV

Photo of Ehouse
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Those Canucks sure do know how to brew some tasty beer. Carbonation is a little overkill at first but let this bad boy warm up a little bit and it will open into a perfect balance of fruit, spice, and everything nice. Dry, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

Photo of mwilbur
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle (labeled 2005...best by 5/18/08) into snifter.
A: Cloudy pale golden color. Light and thick head that stays around for a while.
S: Citrus aroma. Some clove, begian yeast strains, and alcoholic esters.
T: Citrus malt hits first, then spices (clove). Subtle peach note. Alcohol becomes apparent later on, but is well hidden.
M: Wonderful in this regard...light on the tongue, yet coats and lasts. At times feels heavy (from the EtOH), yet is a light pale brew...complex mouthfeel.
D: The definition of. Extraordinarily drinkable. ABV be damned!

Photo of n1ckels
2.93/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of those beers I got interested in through BA. Sadly, I must report I don't think it lives up to the hype.

A-more yellow than golden, very bubbly, even 10 minutes after pour

S-all i get is faint orangey/lemony smell tinged with iron

T-Meh....Taste like iron with a modest belgian sweetness. I'd rather have the waffle. Surprisingly not astringent or alcoholy. Similiar in taste to a sparking white grape juice.

D- I must give praise on this category. For a 9% beer, it's one of the smoothest and easiest to drink I've had. Take that Miller or Coors Light.

In closing, I give this a whopping MEH. I think Trader Joe's Vintage '07 beats the shit out of this beer, and costs less.

It's so bubbly, you almost think this is more a mid-morning than evening drink. When I crave something bubbly and sweet, I'm almost more tempted just to buy some sparkling cider, which is basically in the same genus as this beer.

This is a pretentious beer and I'm not impressed. What more can I say? I'll drink it again, but I won't buy it again.

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

Cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. It hangs in really nicely, pristine.

Sweet and bitter/sour aroma. Lemon grassy with spicy wood.

Incredibly light and banana pear flavors poke through. Peppery alcohol in the finish.

Drinkability improves over time. Really fresh summertime mouthfeel.

Nice carbonation.

I want to take a bottle of this camping this summer!

Photo of ScottUCF84
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint :(. Wish I had the proper glassware. This beer deserves it.

A-Cloudy, golden brown in color, with a very thick and bubbly head.

S-Very strong citrus, clove, banana, and dough. It's like a weisse on crack.

T-Immediately you taste a mix of orange peel, bread, a bit of banana, cloves, and alcohol. At the end more orange peel, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol stood out a bit more than I wanted it to, but it was still great. This beer has some harmony going on.

M-Crisp at first, then creamy. Afterwards a bite from the carbonation, and finally a subtle burn from the alcohol.

D- Pretty easy to drink once you get the ball rolling. Be careful, the alcohol will creep up on you.

Photo of latercol
3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter. Kind of a cloudy yellowish orange color. Very fizzy looking. Minimal lacing.

Smell reminded me of some hefeweizens I have had. Some fruity banana smells.

Taste was fruity but also somewhat metallic. Alcohol is noticable. Ok, but not really my favorite. I have sampled several Belgian style beers and so far I have not been overly impressed. I just don't think it is my style.

Mouthfeel was ok. Seemed too fizzy and light.

Drinkability. Not really. Maybe if I liked this style more. Apparently a lot of people think this is wonderful, but it doesn't do much for me.

Photo of Greggy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a nice golden color with a nice cloudy appearance. A nice 2 finger head recedes down to the nice clinging lace.

Smell- Extremely fresh lemon, banana, citrus, banana bread w/ butter.

Taste- A very complex taste that starts with a nice tangy citrus of oranges lemons, and some nice banana (bread) notes, that finishes with orange and banana. Extremely fresh and great.

Mouthfeel- Big! Great carbonation and mouthfeel as well as a great fresh spritzy finish.

Drinkability- Be careful, as the 9% is in this beer somewhere. I intend on this being a staple in my fridge from now on.

Photo of HopDerek
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber with big white head which recedes nicely to 1 finger's width, then remains there throughout. Great retention and sticky lacing. Smells great; honey, clove, lemon, banana, fruits, yeast, wheat and a touch of peppercorn. Tastes sweet,tart and fruity; honey, clove, coriander, caramelized banana, grape, pear, apples, lemon, pineapple, and wheat with just a touch of yeastiness and even less of alcohol. Medium in body and well balanced, smooth with a crisp finish, good carbonation with bubbles dancing on the tongue. A great beer with lots of flavor, hides alcohol very well, and is very drinkable, a good choice even for those who don't necessarily care for tripels.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,728 ratings.