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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,726 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,726
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,138 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of FenwaySquid
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, BBD of 07-06-09 stamped on the back label, poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy - completely opaque in fact - pale orange color. The head formed a good 2-3 fingers thick and faded very slowly.

Aroma: Sweet and sugary, with the familiar unibroue yeast in the background.

Taste: Spicy cloves and peppers up front, then it turns very sweet in the middle with some fruits, mainly orange. The finish starts off sweet but fades as the powdery yeast becomes dominant.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy. The carbonation is very lively and fits the style well.

Overall: In my opinion, this is one of the best Belgian-style ales brewed in all of North America.

Photo of soupyman10
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle into a mug

A - Somewhat cloudy, pale orange/yellow color, two finger head that dissolved fairly quickly, no real lacing but appetizing appearance

S - Exquisite citrus scent, mostly orange; some yeast scent as well, along with a general fruitiness; smells a lot like a wheat beer, but more complex

T - Excellent taste, citrus flavors (again, orange mainly), mostly malt,smells pour through during the drink, full/great taste, overwhelming sweetness, some light bitters to close; some alcohol flavor but fairly good given how high the content is

M - Lots of carbonation, but a nice creamy feel, fairly short aftertaste

D - Really great beer - after smelling it I just hoped the taste would live up to it, and amazingly it was; possibly the best beer I've ever tasted, no matter the high alcohol content

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

I've had this beer tons of times. This weekends tasting was mandated by the new stock added to the cellar. With over 800 reviews as of this writing I'm sure you can get enough descriptions. What I like about the beer is it goes with everything so well and is easily accessible to new drinkers when brought to parties.

The cellar comment is compliments of feedback enthusiastically endorsed in the cellaring forum. People speak of this aging well over up to 10 years. I'm setting down my stock to see how it goes over time as well. Looking forward to tasting this for years to come!

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

Strong belgian tart
spicey yeast
with a nice-
sweet caramel malt
and strong flavors inside
a bit of clove undertone
a little phenol and more;
hint of peppery grass
and things I don't have words for

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange
with a nice non stick lace

Smells of yeast, spice
and almost a bit wheatish haze

Taste is good
(triple fermentation)
so its rich and complex
with subtle changes in flavor
as it warms or
gets wet...?

Nonetheless
drinkability is good
but not great
as its truly a sip and savor
with flavors that saturate.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A massive three finger off-white head erupts on top of a straw colored hazzy orange body. Bubbles do disipate rather quickly though. Nose is a very invigorating spicey wheat mix, very floral with hints of vanilla. Smooth and zesty with amazing balance as it enters the mouth. Raw wheat with nice compliment of spice and mellow honey notes. Warms the belly well, but the alchol is very well disguised. Amazingly drinkable with a charmingly clean mouthfeel. A truely delecious brew.

Photo of BMoney575
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2-10-07

Pours a rich golden color with a sizable head that dissipates quickly.

Smells light and slightly fruity, definitely a Belgian style beer.

Tastes sweet and fruity, almost floral on the finish. Alcohol add s a nice warming and complements the flavors very nicely. Very good.

Mouthfeel is rich and carbonated, drinkability is surprising for a 9.0% beer.

Overall an exceptional example of the style. Very tasty, very agreeable. One of my favorites.

Photo of ttfreek
3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this beer not knowing what to expect. It pored light, slightly pale and translucent, with a soft head. Smells slightly of yeast, very fruity...apricots, lemons, citrus, some other underlying tones. Flavor is very fruity and light, with a slight bite. It feels light and carbonated in your mouth, but leaves a slighty dry and lingering aftertaste of the fruits and yeasts.

Normally, i do not like these kinds of beers. It is very drinkable but is also very light, and too fruity for my tastes.

However, it was able to retain my attention and i did enjoy it. The 9% alcohol/volumne also helps alot ;)

A good beer, but I am not sure i would try it again. Fruity beers just dont do it for me, but its the best one i have had so far.

Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, cloudy golden beer with a foamy white head.
Smells of apricots, malts, bread and perhaps oranges.
Medium to full bodied, and a pronounced taste of malts, oranges, warming alcohol with a cleansing but still mild hoppiness at the end.
Dangerously easy to drink, another great Unibroue offering, but Don de Dieu is a little better, on my opinion.

Photo of BlindPig
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A little bit cloudy golden body. Has a off white head on top.
S- Nice spices in it with yeast following behind. A medium amount of malt makes it way through with a helping of dry hops to help balance it out.
T- The taste starts to follow the aroma. Spices followed by a yeast. Light fruits can also be found in this along with a calm warming from the alcohol. There is a medium bitterness left in the aftertaste along with the left over fruits.
M- Medium body and medium carbonation. Has champagne like bubbles mixed with this flavor.
D- Very drinkable with a great complexion to it. The combination of the carbonation and the flavors just make this beer pop.

Photo of Jwaks
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one brew I've had a few times before with mixed experiences and results, this time, it is up for review.

I carefully poured this brew into a short tulip glass as suggested on the label. Results were stellar, revealing an appealing, nearly translucent pale-straw yellow brew with a strong, long-lasting pure white head measuring roughly three fingers. A storm of course bubbles race up to replenish the long lasting thick, rich foam. Little if any lacing is retained as the head recedes.This beer reminds me of Duvel and Val-Dieu triple. This is a very stunning, impressive and traditional look for a belgian style strong pale ale.

The tight bouquet boasts inviting aromas of spicy cinnamon, lemons, citrus peel, sweet and yeasty bread with a touch of pale malts and piney hops.

Sharp, spicy cinnamon, spiced bread, pale malts and a touch of honey hit that palate on the attack, evolving into a somewhat depressing and hallow midpalate featuring a bit of lemon zest. These sublime flavors curtail toward the finish revealing a load of spicy, warming alcohol, bitter yeast and lingering sour lemon. Balance is modest with the spicey and sour notes prevailing, lowering this brew's taste score; the citrus hops and pale malts must make a bigger impact on the flavor.

Viscosity and carbonation are quite noteworthy, this beer is a bit thick for a strong pale ale, but it is one to savor.

Cheers!

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This is the best Belgian-style beer I've ever had that isn't from Belgium. I've had a number of the Unibroue beers, and I believe this is the best beer they brew. It is a light and effervescent tripel that pairs equally well with pizza or a more elegant meal.

It pours a straw-color with excellent tightly packed head (think Duvel). The beer is hazy, and smells lightly yeasty, like you would expect a tripel to smell.

Taste is also of yeastiness, although the flavor is not tremendously complicated like other tripels I've had. There is not a lot of spiciness. However, the taste is simple, pleasant, and the mouthfeel is very evervescent and refreshing. I really like this beer!

Photo of nortmand
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.

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

*Caged and corked 750ml

I've had this beer literally dozens of times, one of my all-time faves -- cannot BELIEVE I've never reviewed it.

Apearance: Slightly chalky, cloudy pale straw gold, with a huge puffy, pure white head. Retention is fair for the style, good overall.

Smell: Unreal; again, one of my all-timers. Cannon blast of sweet citrus, sugar cookie, yeast, allspice and clove. Strong, smooth and just so damn nice. LOVE it.

Taste: Very much like the scent. Base of sweet cake batter with pineapple, orange, lemon, white pepper, clove, allspice and everything nice. Very well blended and rich, but perhaps just a wee bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and a bit syrupy, but terrific carbonation level keeps it from being heavy -- nicely done.

Drinkability: Probably among the top five BSPAs made and so cheap it's just silly. Just an all-around treat, nothing to complain about and much to love. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Photo of SaucyA
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked this beer quite a bit. It poured a hazy golden/straw color, left little lacing, but offered a fantastic head that kept well throughout my entire experience. Only around the last sip did it seem to fade.

It smells a LOT like a witbier, with citrus coming through strongly, as well as lots of yeast... alcohol bites your nose a bit, but it's generally a sweet, wonderful smell.

It tastes much more complex than it smells. Lots of bready, citrus goodness. Alcohol comes thru a bit in the finish, especially the more it warms. Not bad, but definitely makes its presence on some sips.

Feels wonderful going down.. medium body and heavy carbonation... pours a great head, like most Unibroue's. The only thing stopping me from pounding them back is the high abv.

Not my favorite from Unibroue, but not a bad beer by any means!

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

For me, La Fin Du Monde is a treat to have. It gives off aromas consisting of orange rinds and freshly baked doughy breads. The brew produces a pure white frothy head that lasts quite a while. The body is quite cloudy due to the yeasts left behind. Every time I take a sip, it feels like I’m biting into candied orange slices, with a moderate ginger spice. This feels a bit chewy at first, but seems to melt in my mouth. This is a greatly refreshing brew. Even with the moderate alcohol content, this could easily be enjoyable on a warm summer evening.

Photo of Caesar1pup
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What can one say that has not already been said? One word, bien! But, if I must expound then I shall.

This offering is sent directly to us from the great country of Quebec. One has to wonder, “will it’s pale orange appearance and citrusy aroma leave me disappointed or will it deliver on all that has been promised?” Oh oui! Kudos on a beer well built. I do enjoy Maudite more but who’s to complain?

Photo of nase
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent light gold out of a 12oz'er into a small wine glass.

Head to head against La Chouffe, considerably less carbonation and little head retention with only a rim of lace left after some sips. Smells like a delicious Belgian-style Witbier. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than La Chouffe. Taste is better to me as well.

App. 4, Smell - 4.5, Mouthfeel - 4, Taste - 3.5 - Drinkability - 4

Photo of AaronRed
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, what a beer. Lovely white foam slowly makes it way down the glass, inviting you to drink the brew. At first it smelled and tasted more like a triple, the flowery aromas almost startling. But as this beer settlled in the glass, I could smell more the of malt, kind of a crystalized sweetness. I just loved this beer. It was complex and simple- it found the right balance. As it warmed slightly it became even richer, as most beers of this quality will do. An incredibly smooth beer for such high alcohol content. The heavy yeast the intially hit me also subsided, leaving this a wonderfully inviting ale.

Photo of umustdrink
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Huge fluffy head. Hazy opaque orange color. Good lacing. Very attractive in my Duvel tulip.

S - Very sweet banana wheat smell. Also very noticeable alcohol.

T - Sweet bananas upfront, aftertaste is very spicy with noticeable alcohol.

M - Fairly dry but smooths out as it warms.

D - A very tasty beer. I will have this one again.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden with a beautiful creamy pure white head. The head retains well and the lacing is decent, but a little spotty. Smell isn't bad, there just isn't much of one. Faint hints of clove and other yeasty esters,and not too much more. The taste is better, and rather subtle. The alcohol is well camoflauged and there are nice yeast notes of clove, bubblegum, and spice. The finish is long and creamy. Nice mouthfeel, but perhaps could use a little more bite. Quite drinkable- maybe too much so.

Photo of alexskovan
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cloudy yellow-orange with a huge off-white head that stuck around. Yeasty, estery Belgian aroma, subtle with a multitude of notes, banana and honey among them. Taste was a little sweet for my own liking, but probably not a flaw, and it was nicely balanced with a sour middle bite, and a dry finish. Another complex, challenging brew from the folks at Unibroue.

Photo of budgood1
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours out of the 750 ml bottle a hazy lemon yellow sun colour. a thin carbonation induced head appears and dies down to a thin lace. fruity esters in the nose....banana, clove, etc. dominate the aroma. oh so nice peppery and malt notes dominate the flavour profile. i love the fruity, spicy and yeasty nuances, just a damn tasty belgian strong pale ale. lemon pepper seems to dominate and i love it. i like the fact that the carbonation doesn't overpower the senses in a champagne sort of way, while the actual beer can speak for itself. that might be the difference between the belgian (duvel) and the north american (la fin du monde) interpretations of the style. regardless...i love the body of this beer and think the mouthfeel might be perfect for this style, even though i haven't much experience in said style. drinkability is great...i'd love an endless supply no matter what the season. especially in summer.

Photo of mhaugan
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a big head and great lacing.

Smell was fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste was fresh and clear with alcohol finish. A great example of the Belgian style. The alcohol keeps it from being a real session beer for me, but for a great taste it is a good one.

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

Had a bottle at the Fireside lounge in Chicago, sreved in a tulip glass.

Has a Pale/Orange appearance, with a nice foamy bubbling, and a good head retention.

The aroma is packed with spices,pepper,citrus and flowers.

The flavor is extremely tasty and smooth with spices and citrus. You can taste the alcohol, but it is not overwhelming at all. At 9% that is hard to do. It is well balenced and delicious.

A must try, if there is anyone out there left who hasn't already had one or twelve.

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

I picked up a bomber of La Fin Du Monde for New Years Eve/afternoon. Sealed with cork, and secured with a wire cage. I poured this beer in to a tulip.

Pours an orange/gold color and is cloudy. A billowy white head forms and is very resilient.

The smell is strong and sweet. There are floral and fruity aromas.

The taste is very sweet and fruity. It tastes like soft fruits, melons, kiwi and pears.

Mouthfeel is zesty and effervescent. The beer is well carbonated. There is a warm feeling after the swallow.

This is an outstanding example of the style, and a very tasty brew. The ABV is probably a little high to be sessionable, but having a couple of these is very enjoyable.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,726 ratings.