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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,927 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,927
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,344 | FT: 19
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of GLD
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy Golden, Tight Foamy head. Very nice lacing
S - Fresh fruit, yeast a bit of malt
T - Hints of apple, wheat with a bit of alcohol at finish
M - Light not too thick, nice carbonation. Slight warmth from alcohol.
D - I could easily drink two or three of these in a sitting. A strong but very drinkable 9%

Photo of Matty1918
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Package store I go to has many different varities of Unibroue. The expiration date on this bottle was 9/6/09.

It poured a cloudy golden color with a real frothy head. The head dissipated in about 5 -7 seconds. I took a big sniff and smelled of light fruit, possible apple and wheat. The first sip tasted of apples and something else that I couldn't just put my finger on...almost creamy like. A very enjoyable triple style beer. I enjoyed every last drop. Don't know what I'll try next from Unibroue but I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Photo of beerking1
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours very pale gold, with a haze, and a nice, dense white head that lingers to the end. Aroma is all fruit, with very faint hints of white pepper. Big time tutty-fruity bubble gum! Flavor is very sweet. Sweeter than the last time I had it. I find it is missing some of the dryness and white pepper notes I enjoy in this style, and think I used to enjoy in this brand. The finish is a little cloying, and the body is a little to full for a tripel. A Belgian brewer will say it is to filling, and I would agree. Not sure why the change, this has been a great beer, and it still is good, just not as good as before.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cellared for 6 months prior to consumption.

Pours a beautiful clear, crisp yellow with great carbonation and a nice head that dissipates quickly. The nose is of wheat, pepper, belgian yeast and light fruit/appley. Taste follows the nose, great yeast and wheat flavor with a creamy sort of pepper taste. Apple or other light fruit hints on the finish, slight(very) sourness, possibly from cellaring. great triple, and one that deserves alot of respect. Not my favorite (love my westmalle) but close to the top.

Photo of dsa7783
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What can I say? Every beer produced from Unibroue is certainly world-class and some of the best... This is another definite winner... Although this might be categorized as a "Tripel"... I would more consider this as something as a "super witbier" and a step-up from their Blanche de Chambly... Pours a hazy, cloudy, yellow, straw-color with a decent frothy head... aroma is all fruits, with lemon, coriander, and citrus pouring through... taste is super-rich, thick, and creamy, and strongly complements the aroma with its fruit-like characteristic dominated by light, cloudy overtones... one of the better beers out there... every beer that I've sampled from Unibroue has been above and beyond and this one fails to disappoint... a definite must-try... Certainly recommended...

Photo of t0rin0
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This came from a 750 ml from bevmo, so not sure how old it actually is. It poured a nice dark golden color and was hazy. It also had a large white head that dissipated and left nothing behind. The aroma was mostly of orangey citrus. There was of course a little bit of yeast in the smell too. The flavor was very sweet and pleasant but on the verge of being too sweet. There was some complexity in the taste but I couldn't tell what all was in there. The mouthfeel was carbonated and light, which is nice for a tripel.

I think its a very enjoyable beer but the sweetness takes away from its credibility a little.

Photo of avalon07
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin du Monde is one of the first real Canadian beers I've had (I exclude Molson's and Labatt's on general principle). The appearance is an amber-brown, with a slightly opaque quality. The smell is pretty citrusy, though it doesn't overwhelm you. The taste is where this one shines. It gives you hints of apple and other fruits, along with a yeast flavor. The mouthfeel is very lively - some might say a little bit too lively - giving off a highly carbonated texture. Overall, this is an excellent beer and highly drinkable. It's something one could easily latch onto.

Photo of RedBeerHead
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy bright gold with a highly carbonated one inch head. Smells like flowers. There is also a sweet citrus smell. The taste is very sophisticated and very complex. Again there is a sweet citrus taste. It's very light in the mouth despite the heavy yeasty (<- not a word, but it should be) appearance.

I'm not giving this a 5 and I think I should explain why. I find that this beer, as good as it is, is too sweet. A little more bitter aftertaste and a little less sweet citrus flavor would move this beer closer to perfection.

Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange and topped off with a magnificent white head that fades eloquently with a small thin fluff left on top. Smells robust and complex with oranges, apples, bananas and spice. Some yeast mingles and a second takes reveals some furtive butterscotch. Tastes of apricots mixed with some breadiness. There's a tinge of alcohol heat left in the throat which lets you know what you're drinking. I like this, and would not change it. Mouth-feel is medium-bodied yet quite drinkable. This is a fulfilling sipper that will keep you begging for more.

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

A. Beautiful golden apricot, cascades of carbonation lasting through the drink.

S. Crisp golden apples, some notes of nutmeg, fig, and ripe apricot. Bit of yeast.

T. Fruitiness of apple, apricot, and fig. Hints of hazy spice and a wheat-like note. Similar to Chimay, but also reminds me of Delirium Tremens. There is that distinctive yeast-spice tone to it. Complex yet exceptionally drinkable.

M. Smooth, warm, and perfectly carbonated. Not too sweet or too bitter; easy to sip with a meal or by itself.

D. Not even a hint of the 9% abv. A 750 ml bottle could easily put you to sleep...the taste is so sublime it creeps up on you. Warm, crisp, good with pasta and sharp cheese.

I am amazed that a beer can be this good. I rank this with Delirium, Chimay, and Duvel. I personally like it better than Duvel; not as sweet, but this is indeed a world-class beer.

Photo of iasanlee
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale gold, visble yeast from bottle conditioning and an initial half inch head that dissipates to a layer which it is able to maintain. No lacing. Aroma is yeasty with a lot of mixed fruit and spices; bananas, pears and cloves come to mind. The taste reminds me a lot of Duvel and a little of Chimay at first and then as it warms it reminds me more of Chimay and less of Duvel. It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison of these three. The carbonation is coarse and bubbly leaving a very clean mouthfeel. This is a very good beer. I will be drinking it again.

Photo of MSchae1017
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a St. Bernardus goblet from the 12oz. bottle.

This beer pours into the goblet with a brilliant deep gold color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a nice film with whisps but does not leave too much lace. The smell of the beer is up front with sweet maltiness mixed in with the Belgian style yeast and some unknown spices. The taste is very complex. Just like the smell, the sweetness hits you first. This is very quickly followed by the belgian yeast along with the spiciness hitting you in the mouth like a punch. As the beer finished, a strong hop flavor is quite apparent and then the sweetness of the beer along with some fruitiness (apple?) returns and lingers on your tongue. The mouthfeel is low-medium with an incredible amount of effervescence. The finish leaves that sweet, yet dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, a highly drinkable triple. This is a very nice beer, and in a style I would not usually reach for.

Photo of MMAJYK
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dingy, golden yellow with 2 fingers of soft, full pillowy head after a conservative pour. It is non transparent. Lacing is all the way down the glass. Very nice!

S- Vibrant, unripe fruit such as crabapples and maybe cranberries. It is spicy too. Also, there is a somewhat "funky" musky smell there. I do not know what that is, but it kind of throws me off.

T- Candy sugar for sure; it is super sweet. Green apples and oranges are there too. For a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very close to perfect.

D- High. Goes down with ease, maybe a little too much so. The 9.0% will definitely lay your ears back.

Overall- Great brew. Another winner from Unibroue. These guys really have their stuff together. They are one of the most consistant breweries that I have found so far. This beer will definitely be revisited again soon.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a very cloudy, hefe like color, with a big sparkly white head. has tons of carbonation, it laces quite a bit as well. smells alot like a hefe as well. but with a more predominate alcohol scent. the taste is awesome, smooth and flavorful. has a slight spicyness to it with a fruity taste too. very complex. has a good mouthfeel to it, but it is very drinkable, just fantastic beer all around, a real treat. a world class beer

Photo of Deus1138
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've grown especially fond of Tripels. I've decided to ring in the New Year with this and Chimay. First, on with the review...

Poured a golden, cloudy copper color. Not too cloudy, but it isn't clear like a light beer.

Smell is absolute sweetness. Candylike.

Taste: I'm imagining this is what Homer Simpson was drinking when he said, "Mmmm beer." Sweet, but not overdone. Yeasty and bready finish.

Drinkability: This will be a regular in my fridge. Well, maybe not. I might save this for special occasions.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable brew. Delicious.

Photo of Lukie
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a small head that fell flat into a nice lacing. The lacing stick well to the sides of the glass and the top of the liquid.

A lot of spice in the aroma. Coriander and cloves, a touch of cinnamon. Their is some slight sweet fig, and some sour apple.

Lots of sweet malty fruit and honey balanced beautifully with a nice hoppy spice, and some slight dryness. Sweet fig, smooth honey, mild mango and dried fig finish. The spicy alcohol balances the sweetness with a nice dry finish. Superb.

Lot's of carbonation tingles your lips with every sip, with the body being slightly malt thick. It is wonderfully and easily drinkable, with a four pack of these easily consumed with the consequences being it is so high in alcohol.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 From the Coop for about $7 .. poured into my Kasteel tulip .. enjoyed while cooking for our New Years Eve party.

Short lasting white head that left nice lacing.. brew is the slightest hazy golden yellow.

Aroma is incredible... slightly spicy and complex fruits ... White peaches.. significant white pepper and lite clove.. My nose is too uneducated to pick through and identify alot.. but trust me, it smells great.

Front of the palate lends itself toward the spicy notes.. mid palate is peaches and tropical fruit... alot of Belgian yeastiness with a lingering sweetness.. not cloying, but present.

I've had this brew a bunch over the years and am always quite suprised that it's this good.... special for sure.

Photo of jeffmonarch
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a La Fin Du Monde snifter.

A - Hazy golden yellow with a nice white head that stays for a while.

S - Sweet, fruity, and the smell of yeast.

T - Sweet, intensly crisp, fruity. Citrus.

M - Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - This is my favorite brewery for a reason. This is just one more of the awesome beers they put out that is great. This is one of the beers that got me hooked on Unibrou.

Photo of genog
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

Photo of joepais
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance 750 ml bottle poured cloudy gold with a full white head.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty, malt aroma

Mouth feel: this ale is great well balanced nice carbonation

Taste: slightly sweet start to a light hoppy bitter finish

Drinkability: a great Tripel I have imbibed in quite a few of these and enjoyed them every time

Photo of SargeC
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head.

Smell: Bold yeast presence, citrus.

Taste: Citrus balances a malty sweet base. Alcohol is evident throughout. Bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Aggressive carbonation adds fullness and allows flavors to evolve.

Drinkability: Very tasty and bold brew. Enjoyable and satisfying to drink.

Photo of MillRat
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a warm glass. Instant thick head that made pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass an exercise in patience. Thick meringue-like foam that could just about float a Buick over a translucent straw yellow that was so totally absent of red that I was looking to see if was actually little greenish. Fine aroma of pepper and clove with a little apricot. A slightly sweet-tart fruit start to the flavor that is cleansed by the spicy yeast notes and a little solventy presence that gives away the 9% ABV, though the body and the alcohol work well to offset each other. Surprisingly drinkable for a high ABV brew, like many of the Belgians that it emulates, and is indeed worthy of joining their ranks.

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

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy Yellow-orange. nice head.

S: Lots of sweet aromas here...bananas, Spice, some citrus. The alcohol is noticeable but Nice!

T: Classic for the style - Duvels long lost bro!

M: Nearly perfect..well carbonated...neither too watery, nor too heavy.

D: Insanely good stuff...this is a beer that you could easily drink too much of...

One of my all time favorites from the great north...while I prefer Duvel, this is a world class beer.

Photo of Patrick999
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip from the 750 ml bottle. Head was good, though not as long lasting, thick and clumpy as Duvel.

Smell - a tad pungent, maybe a bit of horse blanket. Has that nice bubble gum aroma.

Taste, feel - Rides a wave of sweetness pretty much all the way through. Not sure I was expecting this kind of sweetness. Not cloyingly sweet - maybe I just don't get that much hop balancing it out. I get some witbier-like clove and coriander. Alcohol is definitely concealed, though at 9% you start to feel it pretty quick. Feel is appropriate, not overly sharp. I like it.

Drinkability - this is my most important score for a BSPA, as I feel a good one should be very drinkable. I don't think a good BSPA's drinkability should be less than 4.5. That's part of the fun of this style...so easy to drink, yet so intoxicating. This fills the bill. I am pairing it with Cajun-smoked salmon on peppered water crackers, and it is working swimmingly.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,927 ratings.