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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,859 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,859
Reviews: 2,779
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,266 | FT: 18
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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 thagens
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely easy to drink considering that it is 9% abv.
A: Poured a cloudy yellow into an oversized wine glass. Half the glass was filled with a nice white head. Reminded me of champagne.
S: To me it smells pretty similar to a hefeweizen.
T: Again kind of like a hefeweizen. Banana, clove, citrus, very little hoppiness.
M: Smooth. High level of carbonation tingles the inside of your mouth.
D: You have to be careful with this one, because even though it has a high alcohol percentage, it is very easy to drink.

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

Can you say Chimay Cinq Cents? if you can then you probably know exactly what this beer tastes like. It pours a light gold color. A thin head that quickly vanished. Good Belgian lacing. Some haze. The aroma was that of fresh Belgian yeast with some hints of citrus and some spicy phenolics. Flavor was somewhat bready but strong and full of citrus flavor. Good carbonation.
Nice warm alcohol notes.

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

A: Cloudy Golden straw, solid head head and lacing. Thick foam.

S: lots of candi sugar, white bread, bubblegum, and belgian yeast. enticing.

t; sweet candy, some cloves, bananas, pears, raisins, maybe some cognac as the booze cuts in. Lots of yeasty esters and spiceness.

M: ABV very subdued, syrupy but not heavy, high carbonation per style.

O: Like most tripels its a little sweet for my preferences but its quite good. Lot of yeast flavors in this one. A legit belgian inspired tripel. Definitely worth trying atleast once.

Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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

Poured a clear, light amber/gold that constructed a respectable off-white head that retained well. Aromas of sweet malt, wheat, and spices. Light in the taste with a fair presence of spices and citrus. Alcohol presence seems low for beer with this much abv. Smooth and refreshing with an edgy carbonation. I prefer the Maudite, but this is a great beer nonetheless.

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

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best before 9/24/12.

A: Hazy orange body. Massive white head that dissipates into a thin film.

S: Strong apple-like fruitiness. Also some spices.

T: Big fruity sweetness up front. Tingly spicy alcohol. Some earthiness reminiscent of sweet bread.

M: Medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation to lighten it up.

D: There was a time when I considered this my absolute favorite beer. My tastes have changed, but this remains a very good beer. An excellent introduction to Trappist-style beers.

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

Poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Pours an opaque, golden orange, with three fingers of frothy white head, which leaves a modicum of sticky lacing around the glass as it dissipates.  While it doesn't look particularly novel, it does appear quite refreshing and appealing.

Smells fruity -- apples, pears, lemons, oranges, white grapes, etc. -- and a bit sweet, though the backend is balanced by the bready yeast expected of the style. The alcohol is there, too, though it took awhile to discern. Again, the nose is great, but not unusual.

Tastes awfully similar, with the addition of spices, and finishes a bit dry with the predominant flavor of Belgian yeast; the fruity notes linger substantially, as well. Well-balanced, not too sweet, crisp, and clean. The alcohol is barely perceptible, but makes itself known as the glass progresses.

Lots of exhuberant carbonation and a medium body make this beer very refreshing.

La Fin Du Monde is an excellent Belgian-style pale, though no aspect of it is necessarily unique, save for its refined eleagance. It's a pleasure to sip and, I would surmise, be perfect on a hot summer's day.  Unfortunately, it's freezing outside right now, but the 9% is quickly making itself evident and it's certainly feeling warmer in here.

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

Bottle is dated "best before" 10-07-13

A: Pours a cloudy pale gold with a big fizzy white head adorning it. Fades slowly with good head retention. Oddly enough just slight bits of lacing here and there.

S: Crisp and refreshing aroma. Lots of citrus, mainly lemons with some orange. Grainy, yeasty bread with some black pepper in there. A hint of grass.

T: Fruity up front with more citrus. Lemon and orange for sure again. Hints of melon. Sharp yeasty spices, mainly pepper and cloves. Grainy bread and grass. Long lingering aftertaste with that spicy yeast.

M: Higher carbonation cuts it a bit but it's still fairly heavy.

O: An excellent and faithful example of the style. Crisp and refreshing. Excellent complexity while maintaining balance of flavors. Very strong belgian yeast presence - that one really stands out. Definitely seek this one out if that is your thing.

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice x2.

A= semi-cloudy golden yellow with a thick rocky white head and minimal lacing. There's a carbonation party goin' on.

S= lemony and spicy (pepper) with a lot of floral character.

T= same as the smell. The aftertase is nicely bitter. There is not an overpowering alchohol taste as I would have expected for 9.0 ABV. But I guess that's not very high anyway.

M= medium-light. As the carbonation dissapated it got a little solventy, but not objectionable.

Overall, pretty straight forward. Not the most complex belgian style I have had but nice and tasty none the less.

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

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger fluffy white head that fades with moderate lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with honey.

T: This is *the* reference tripel, even if it is Canadian. There is an amazing malt backbone that the yeast overlays with a spicy Belgian character, complete with honey, pepper and other spices.

M: I don't know how to characterize it. There's an explosion with every sip. Full bodied and brilliantly carbonated. I want to brew this beer.

D: Any day of the year. Period.

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

With a violent pop the cork came out, and out poured some liquid gold. The beer itself is thick, although pale looking, and pleasantly sedimentary and unclear, becoming more so with each glass from the 750 ml. Apple juice colouration, dull orange or yellow; I have seen better and more unique appearances in other Unibroue beers. It is still attractive, nonetheless. The head is near uncontrollable, gargantuan, soapy, bright aspirin-white, with good longevity. Soapy lace, large bubbles. The aroma is earthy yeast, citrus, coriander, apples, peaches, and actually reminded me of Hoegaarden, with more complexity. Belgian taste, slightly metallic, strong yeast, citrus, champagne-like, sweet on the front and surprisingly bitter on the finish, leaving a dry, port or sherry aftertaste. Strong spices, almost peppery, but with good enough maltiness and hop-level, leaving a clove-numbness on the palate. Mouthfeel is h-e-a-v-y. This has a very gassy carbonation, and is quite dry, leaving a feel similar to scotch or whisky in the mouth, which would prevent me from consuming these overly often, but this said, it is quite drinkable for such a highly flavourable and strong beer. Conclusion: for me personally, not my favourite from Unibroue, but compared to other breweries, this is still an absolute dream to consume. This Unibroue beer only tastes less-than-extraordinary when compared to its own line of products. Still a spectacular beer from Quebec. I have yet to taste the equal of Unibroue in North America.

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

I tried this from the bottle at our company Christmas party (I was in charge of the beer so it worked out nicely). I loved popping the cork and bumping a ceiling tile out of place when it jetted up from the bottle! Poured into the glass and got about 3/4 of an inch head. It looked like a nice wheat beer with bright straw yellow color. I got a hint of verbena in the nose. The flavor seemed to be a cross between a light sour belgian and a hefeweizen with lemon. Pretty darn refreshing for a relatively serious beer. Definitely would have it again and again.

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

Best by 01-12-14

A: clear, amber color with tons of tiny bubbles and incredible creamy, rocky head
S: medium to full nose - spritzy with characteristic fruity/estery qualities
T: nice balance, a bit sweeter than other tripels but not cloying, earthy with characteristic estery flavors
M: soft and pillowy

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my La Fin Du Monde glass.

A: The hue is that of a pale golden color. Each subsequent pour results in a cloudier appearance due to the yeast releasing from the bottom of the bottle. A huge off-white head forms on the beer and mushrooms up through the neck of the glass. The head takes quite a while to subside but when it does it leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet ripe light fruits followed by quite a bit of alcohol aroma.

T: The initial taste is that of slightly sweet ripe fruits from the malts. There is also quite a bit of yeast in there as well. Also some complex flavors from some light spices and floral accents. This is all followed by a lot of warming alcohol.

M: Active carbonation along with a lightly syrupy body.

D: This is a rather drinkable brew but the alcohol gets you in the end. A very potent beer and a very good example of the Belgian strong pale ale.

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 soulfly1492
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Spices as clove, pepper, and spicy yeast. Sweet esters, orange citrus, apple. Smells very sweet. No alcohol.

Appearance: Deep gold. Cloudy. Large bubbles sticking to the bottom of the glass, small bubbles rising. Pours a medium white head, which quickly dissipates leaving spotty foam in the center of the glass, with a layer around the rim. Little lacing. Fizzes like soda as the head dissipates.

Taste: Clove, banana and orange citrus, pepper spice. Complex malt flavor. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Light to medium body. Mildly drying. A bit creamy.

Overall: Complex. Bold enough. Extra smooth. Just had the Westmalle for the first time earlier this week, which is of course superior to this also impressive brew.

Photo of booga73
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a rocky thick head -- some lace, but not alot.

Smells of sweet fermented stone fruit, some spice, citrus, and a big whiff of alcohol.

Good alcohol punch on this one, with the sweet tropical fruit flavors, some yeastiness, and maltiness. Has a tart/sour note as well. Fairly clean finish.

Well carbonated and medium bodied, keeps this as drinkable as possible. This is a long-time sipper -- an one a night is enough for me. Good example of this style. Worth a try, more than once.

Photo of amvrana
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that eventually retreats to a ring of foam.

S - Clove , wheat, banana, lemon and citrus.

T - Sweet, bready, wheat malt, lemon, pear, peppery clove, yeasty, fruity, a hint tart but more sweet.

M - Medium body, well carbonated, mouth coating sweetness with a lingering spice.

D - A tasty tripel.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a nice golden with a ridiculous 3" dense white head. Big clumps and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big melon, citrus aromas followed by spices.

T- sweet caramel malts, citrus, cantaloupe, big Belgian yeast spices, and some warming at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice and smooth with slight booziness at the end that warms going down.

O- very good tripel and couldn't be a better day to drink it.

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

I have had this beer several times. While I am impressed by the beer, I am not as overwhelmed as others. Poured from the bottle, the beer radiates a pleasant sour but fruity aroma. The scent gives a positive hint of what is to come. Giving a moderate head, the color is a cloudly golden color. The initial taste is a nice fruity sour flavor. It almost seems like a orange flavored Belgian. For some reason, I feel like the taste should be somewhat more complex. Being a Tripel, it is somewhat thick. Some might even describe it as being slightly chewy. There is some degree of spiciness in the aftertaste that is accompanied by a slight warming sensation as the beer goes down. While the aftertaste is mild, it does leave a pleasant reminder.

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

A- Pours a light gold with three fingers of tight, pure white head. Leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S- Citrus, malt, golden raisins, yeast, and white bread. A light, sweet, enjoyable nose.

T- Not as good as the nose, but still quite enjoyable. Malty sweet up front, quickly followed by citrus, a tinge of sour, some light balancing piney hops. Sweet but refreshing.

M- Crisp, clean, light, smooth, and refreshing.

D- Quite good, especially because of the light body and thoroughly refreshing nature.

Photo of Jparker37
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into perfect pint glass. Best before date of 3/8/14

A - Deep straw golden color. Pours a big off-white head with medium sized bubbles that receed to a nice cap of foam.

S - Has a great lemon zest smell to it. Some quieter spicy phonolic notes. Mild candy sweetness. The alcohol becomes aparent after the beer warms.

T - A little bit of lemon citrus comes across right away but begins to be sugary sweet. Finishes a little alcoholic but is hidden well throughout. Also a pretty dry finish.

M - Hits the heavy side of medium for body and has a nice prickly medium to high carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer alot. I tend to shy away from tripels, am usually not a fan but I have enjoyed this over other tripels I have had.

Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"The end of the World".. Nice. This is a beer I could drink all night. The 9% hides from you until the end. Crisp bite at the end is wonderful. It literary bellowed out of the bottle. Nice, thick head that left soap like stains on the glass. Smells of yeast and fruit. I had this beer about 5 years ago and forgot how good it really is. My favorite so far from Unibroue. More to come!! 750ml

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,859 ratings.