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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,825 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,825
Hads: 9,291
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 512
Gots: 1,680 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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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 Mlkluther
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of light fluffy head that lingers.

Nose has pepper, spice, the Unibroue characteristic yeast, banana, cloves.

Taste follows nose. Powerful beer! Finishes dry.

The beer has multiple layers and is a real experience. One of the best available from Canada. (296 characters)

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

Ready-Set-Enjoy a super fun drinking beer! The pour is sophisticated and just the correct beautiful foam lingering head. The spices are correctly proportioned, somebody said grapefruit, maybe, but absolutely a nice citrus, then comes banana and a hint of coriander. Nothing overdone, well balanced, smell so intriguing, almost a sexy come on. Unibroue always seems to hit it out and this tripel certainly maintains their tradition of excellence. As with all high ABVs, think about it before driving after a couple of these, but that said, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! (559 characters)

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First time review of a beer I have enjoyed many times

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Ommegang chalice for me and had to share the remainder with wife & youngest son- dammit!
This beer looks,feels and tastes like a triple should. It is as good as it gets for a North American brewed triple. I was able to buy for $6.49 on sale- bought 2 & should have bought more since it will store just fine. (393 characters)

Photo of hermit990
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 12/17/2012. Review date 9/30/2013.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color. Hazy, opaque appearance. Carbonation bubbles streaming up the glass. Approximately a finger of a creamy, white head consisting of tight, white bubbles. Recedes slowly, leaving a persistent lacing. Very good looking tripel.

Smell: The aroma kicks off with a pop of fruity sweetness, lots of grape character, a bit of apple, some underlying dark fruits (figs/raisins) and a citric tartness. Beneath this there are hints of malts and bready notes, cracker-like qualities. Finishes with some earthy characteristics and a black peppery spiciness. Very complex aroma as it unfolds in the nose.

Taste: Starts with a sweetness, less pronounced than the nose. Many fruit characters, some champagne-like grape flavors, some orange and green apple as the sweetness fades into a slight tartness. This is carried along the tongue as it fades into the malt flavors, some cracker and biscuit breadiness, leaving a spicy finish, notes of pepper and clove, some general baking spice flavors. As complex as the nose, a joy for the tongue to pick apart.

Mouthfeel: Good body to this one as it first hits the tongue, a powerful scrubbing from the numerous carbonation bubbles scrubs over the tongue, leaving a sharp tartness. A bit of a powdery feeling as the bready notes start to hit on the taste, which grow into a velvet smoothness as it finishes. Leaves a bit of warming from the alcohol at the end which just pairs perfectly with the spicy finish. Fantastic stuff.

Overall: This is an excellent beer. An absolute joy to drink. Perhaps best of all, it's so readily available and at around $8.49 a bottle in this area, it's greatly affordable for the quality. If this is the end of the world, this beer is not a bad way to go out at all. Wonderful stuff from Unibroue. (1,886 characters)

Photo of JohnBender
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Translucent yellow with orange hues. Beautiful.

S: Bready sweetness with slight fruits

T: More of the same, literally. An exponentially sweet and bready taste. Amazing.

M: Gives every other tripel a run for its money. A shining star.

O: Perhaps my favorite beer brewed. A perfect balance of every criteria. (315 characters)

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

Hazy straw color; very fizzy to style; malty / spicy nose; 9% alcohol comes through immediately on first sip; wide complexity of flavors from spices, vanilla, clove, lemon and banana with mild lactic sourness; moderate late hop presence with long spicy hop finish. A beautiful and complex ale. (293 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Golden and slightly hazy with a very nice white head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S: Lots of sweet malt comes through before its overtaken by the yeast, which has a good amount of spiciness dominated by cloves.

T: The cloves spiciness dominates again and the 9.0abv exudes a nice alcohol warmth. Some grassy malt in the background, but this is all about the yeast.

M: Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation.

D: Sublimely drinkable. One of the beers that truly turned me on to the good stuff. (518 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

APPEARANCE - Opaque amber with a 4-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, malty, fruity, herbaceous.

TASTE - Hoppy, piney, herbaceous, a little sweet. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A bit of carbonation.

VALUE - Import price -- but it's only Canada!

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very quaffable. (330 characters)

Photo of depechemode1983
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 12oz bottle

Apperance - Dark golden cloudy pale color. Nice White head with little to no lacing

Smell - Cloves and spices. Kinda sour smell lingers a little.

Taste - CLOVES! tasted just like it smelled. also light fruit peach flavor. and i can tasted a little banana. very pleasant mild alc taste. hidden well for 9%abv.

Mouthfeel - Excellent Carbonation nice thick mouthfeel

Note - One of the greatest beers i have had to date. Very complex taste. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Worth evey penny i paid for it. Highly Recommended. (573 characters)

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

Maybe the best beer I've had so far since discovering craft beers. Smells like banana, cloves, and some apricot, but this is definetly the most complex beer I've tasted. I first tasted pineapple.. apricots.. bubblegum.. sour apples.. then the medium hop-y bitterness hit me. I didn't taste any alcohol until I was almost finished with the bottle. Drinkability is high - I seriously could go for another one, but I'll be passed out on the floor mid-way through. The alcohol is very well-hidden. (493 characters)

Photo of Tballz420
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a lighter golden color, lots of little bubbles dancing around. Topping that is a big white head. Lots of malt on the nose, sweet candy, hints of citrus. The taste explodes on the tounge. Big sweet malt front, followed by some spicyness. Fair amount of hop, some fruit tones. Warm alcohol eventually shows up. A great mouthfeel. Very tasty and quite refreshing. Nice. (374 characters)

Photo of Drogon
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

La Fin Du Monde was a great ale for the price or even not considering the price it was great. Cheaper and better tasting than most from Belgium and America. Unique malt, yeast, and candi taste that was one of the most drinkable Tripels I have had. Maybe similar to St. Bernardus but it's been a while sinc I have had that. But at $8.50 a bottle a lot cheaper than many others with comparable excellent taste level. (417 characters)

Photo of RyanPoff
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml poured into 16 oz stein. Rest drank from the bottle.

A: Cloudy orange to gold with about a finger of foamy white head retreating with lacing. Very inviting.

S: Allspice, coriander. spices, with hops lingering a bit behind the spicy smells. Very spicy smell without being overwhelming.

T: Spice, spice, and spice with plenty of funk. Nothing hanging on the back end. Spot on for what I like in a trippel.

M: Effervescent carbonation with medium body. Bubbly like champagne. No slickness, oiliness, or any sort of nasty after feeling.

Great beer for the style and really pushes the mainstream in terms of what beer is. (630 characters)

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 (430 characters)

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

"The End of the World"
Head: Nice thick foamy white with staying power.
Body: Cloudy almost thick yellow with a white pale texture.
Taste:Light creemy flavor with a hint of cloves and citrus almost a
"Wit" with a kick.

One execclent beer! (248 characters)

Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this from M&R Liquors in Vernon, Connecticut. Poured into a Rochefort goblet. Beautiful light gold bubbly ale with a petry dish foam and a semi-clear consistency. Smells of green apple, clove, banana, pear, wheat, hops, and honey. Taste similarly follows with the green apple sweetness lingering in the aftertaste. The only flaw of this is how the flavor dies off a bit as the brew begins to warm (uncharacteristic of a stronger brew), and it has a bit too much excess gas. Other than that, this is an outstanding brew that is easily one of my all-time favorites. Enjoy! (589 characters)

Photo of musicman575
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a spicey beer. Heavy cloves and phenols. Some light, creamy fruits: pear, banana. Drinking this beer is very much like drinking an exquisite confection...blah blah blah. My only complaint is a bit of fusel in the nose.

My favorite part of this beer is the warmth in the mouth and throat that is complimented by the spices in the nose (did I get every part of the upper respiratory system in there?). I'd definitely drink this as a winter warmer.

Definitely don't have to be a snob to enjoy this. I bet my bigbeer-drinking family would instantly enjoy this too. (567 characters)

Photo of mwa423
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle created a head so big I only got 3/4 of the bottle. The head died down to a solid finger that stayed throughout the rest of the glass. The color is a very attractive cloudy dark maize.

Very complex and smooth aroma, with an alcoholic warmth to finish.

Taste is fantastic. Very complex fruity flavor up front with clove and spice on the back end and I can't taste the alcohol, which is quite impressive for its 9% abv.

Mouthfeel is also fantastic, it is very thick, rich, and dare say creamy. It goes down exceptionally smoothly and leaves your mouth watering for the next sip.

Overall drinkability is also fantastic. With the ratings so high for everything else, how could drinkability be any less? (725 characters)

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

This pours an awesome hazy dark golden color with a foamy and fizzy white head with brown yeast spots from the bottom of the bottle. There is lots of carbonation rising. The smell is of Mott's Cinnamon Applesauce! Lots of spices like clove are noted. Nice yeast aroma and flavor. The taste is sweet and fruity. Once again Unibroue created a beer that has no detectable alcohol flavor. The taste is so rich and full. The mouthfeel is slick and smooth. Fairly thick on the tounge but fuzzy from the carbonation. I could pound the entire 4 pack in an hour, but this is intoxicating so watch out.

I rank this just under their Don De Dieu because I love banana. (660 characters)

Photo of JackStraw22
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, pale golden body. Huge mound of white head and tons of bubbles feeding the head. A little bit of lacing to boot.

Smell: Huge earthy spices in the aroma with a faint sweetness in the backround. A little bit grassy with corriander and orange.

Taste/mouthfeel: Tastes just like it smells, yeasty and herbal. Really wonderful flavors here. Orange and spicy hops, just wonderful. Great mouthfeel too. A lot of Belgian pale ales seem too dry too me. This one is perfect. A little dry, yes, but doesn't leave you feeling thirsty. (549 characters)

Photo of marybrooke
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I buy this in 750ml bottles from Wegmans for $7.99, although they do have 4-packs available as well. I have seen some reviews mention carbonation issues - I have had one bottle that seemed a little "flat" but the rest have had a good, medium amount of carbonation with a nice fluffy head.

It has a delicious, malty flavor with orange and coriander. The high alcohol content is well-hidden. This has easily become my current favorite beer. (440 characters)

Photo of irishking1977
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a mixed sixer. Seems like La Fin Du Monde is the "brother" of Don De Dieu. They seem somewhat similar, yet slightly different.

A: Poured a rustic, cloudy gold with a decent head. I recall that normally La Fin has a large, white robust crown. Perhaps my pour was faulty.

S: The scent of ripe fruit and yeast hit my nose along with slight alcohol. For a tripel, at 9%, it's tough to detect that this one is a relatively big beer.

T: An amazing array of fruit and candy sugar with a slight malt background. The finish is extremely clean and crisp. Quite refreshing.

M: La Fin has a creamy and well carbonated mouthfeel. It is perfectly balanced, providing an excellent canvas to let the flavors shine.

D: Like any beer with complex flavors, more than a few of these would be difficult to finish. Not to mention the ABV. That being said, this is still an incredibly drinkable Tripel, and worthy to be in the same style as Westmalle and Tripel Karmeliet. (965 characters)

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

This beer is a cloudy golden yellow, with a huge merangue like head of snow white foam that lasts a very long time and sticks like glue, leaving loads of lace.
Smells of fruit (pears or peaches?), light clove, earthy yeast and a bit of alcohol only begin to describe the complex aroma of this brew.
Awesome flavor, rather sweet and fruity, lots of complex spice flavors, clove and and a fruity flavor that I can't quite pin down that resembles the aroma. Very complex and tasty.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, even with the higher carbonation of this beer, long lingering finish of hops and fruit.
An outstanding beer, one of my favorite Belgian styles and not too pricey to boot. (685 characters)

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

Presentation: 750 ml bottle with a cork labeled 4-5 and a 2004 cage and a 'Best Before' date of 10-19-07 on the back label.

Body is a murky yellow with a golden core. Two full fingers of dense stark-white foam are supported by a seemingly neverending supply of CO² streamers coming from nucleation points along the bottom of the glass.

The nose is pure Belgian Tripel with sweet barnyard dominance alongside a citrus-like sweetness.

There are barely enough o's in smoooth to describe entry. Midtaste is well supported by the ample carbonation before giving way to a yeastiness which one would normally associate with Royalty. Deep malty goodness begins to rise toward the rear of the palate while the well hidden ABV begins to send a glow throughout.

The finish begins with additional tasty yeast and another exhibit of the velvety mouthfeel while the fade leads one to a wonderful dryness which begs of another sip.

Superb! (940 characters)

Photo of Jaxxon61
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This...beer...alas, a Belgian tripel...is so delicious. I could waste your precious time with the pedantic musings of others as to its clovey-sweet, perfectly-balanced super excellence. But there is no time for hyperbole. Time to drink, voyageurs! Time to quaff this mysterious bitch-goddess from La Belle Province! Bow to its wondrous, inexplicable enchantments! Drink it...like you know you like it! (401 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,825 ratings.