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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Reviews: 2,846
Hads: 9,377
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 21.11%
Wants: 531
Gots: 1,761 | 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 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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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!

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

Uncapped the 12 oz bottle, and it immediately started foaming out violently. I didn't shake the beer to my knowledge, but regardless it foamed strongly for probably 45 seconds before it calmed down. The whole time I was smelling the beer and and was very impressed.

Poured from 12 oz bottle into glass tulip goblet.

Appearance - Hazy straw-orange color. There is a moderate amount of debris in the beer. The head is very large and slightly tan, and "chunky" (consisting of big bubbles). The head eventually calms down and settles at about a half-finger silky off-white head.

Smell - Wow! This thing is heaven for the nose. It is very sweet smelling with a light alcohol burn accompanying it. The smell consists of dark fruits and a very nice bready malt aroma in the background of the scent. Also there are floral, citrus, and spice notes.

Taste - Again, incredible. Surprisingly, the first thing I taste is the bready flavored malt, which is very rich and soothing. Coming second is a quite present alcohol burn, but definitely not overpowering. Also, you begin to taste the sweet dark fruits as with the smell. The hops are present, but aren't nearly on the level of the sweet, fruity, spiciness of the rest of it. Also, there are definitely hints of nutmeg and a slight flavor of cinnamon. A very slight taste of pear also comes into the aftertaste. The taste of this brew is amazing. The flavors are so rich and complex. Just supberb!

Mouthfeel - The beer has a velvety medium-bodied mouth feel. It is very smooth and rolls around in your mouth so gently and nicely, that it's pleasure for the "touch" sense as well as the "taste" sense of your mouth. The carbonation is right on the money, couldn't be any better.

Drinkability - This stuff is potent, make no mistake, but goodness gracious is it excellent. This is probably in my top three brews of all. Anyway, the drinkability is very good if you can handle the style alright.

Overall...wow! I just can't get over the quality of this beer. You MUST try this beer if you like strong Belgian style ales. Just amazing.

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Photo of penguinjive7
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head.

The smell is very floral with hints of fruits, mostly citrus. Also a bit of buttered biscuits as well.

The taste is initially a mix of tropical fruit with slight floral hints coming through. There is also the presence of cloves and other spices I can't put a finger on. The finish is a blend of yeast that is warmed very slightly by the alcohol.

The mouthfeel is light and pleasantly light and fizzy.

This is an amazing brew overall. Very complex smells and flavors are found with every sip. Even towards the end of the glass I struggle to connect what I am tasting to other tastes and smells so I'm just going to give up and simply say that this is an excellent example of a tripel that I would gladly have any time.

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

A – A very light, golden-yellow with a perfectly white head that is expansive and last forever (even if it’s just a tiny layer towards the end). Great carbonation, although very little lacing. Still, beautiful.

S – The smell may even be the best part. Just so complex with layers of sweet apple, dark fruit, clove, varying yeast, a little bit of cinnamon and a hint of white grapes. There is also a very faint smell of alcohol. But it is truly just delightful.

T – Spice hits your first, and it’s somewhat surprising because you cannot really detect it in the nose. Clove, nutmeg, fruity elements and some yeast. It is sweet and yet spicy and a slight bitterness to it that makes none of the flavors become boring but balances all of them.

M – Great body on this beer, it is decidedly medium and yet the carbonation plays with it so that it would not be a stretch to call it light. The alcohol is really not noticeable throughout this Tripel which is very impressive.

O – Overall this is just one of my favorite beers out there. Great Belgian yeast going on it here, so spicy, mildly fruity, sweet and slightly bitter, and utterly drinkable. I love this beer. Probably in my top ten.

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Photo of KSHunt
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A huge foamy head appears above a straw colored liquid. Lace stays throughout the entire drink. A solid smell is followed by a tremendous taste, with a definite alcohol taste coming through at the very end. A tremendous beer!

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

This is an unfiltered beauty with an exquisite head that sticks to everything. Visible carbonation enhances the visual experience. A wonderfully fresh and malty bouquet of cider, flowers and Belgian yeast demands immediate consumption.

My mouth is delighted by this beer in every way. The taste is complex, estery and warming. For me the mark of a great beer, or progressive rock band is when the complexity doesn't overpower the song. This is rich, sweet, strong, and at 9% abv, delightfully stingy. The finish is tight and dry, the aftertaste alive with honey, as well as tangerine and banana notes.

Let this sit in your mouth for awhile. Swallow, then take a deep breath through your mouth and you will know perfection. Drink slowly and with great respect, as there is not a better tasting beer on the planet.

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Photo of warrenout330
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 335ml bottle to my snifter

A- straw golden color, almost like a glowing sunshine. Thick white head... keeps it shape as it grows out my glass.... dissolves to a thin cloud over the beer.

S- fruity earthy funk.... grassy mellow high lights thoughout the smell. Spicey aroma overall the dominate trait here...

T- fruity esters of tropical sunshine fruits... very earthy undertones, that would be the funk to the smell and taste to this beer.... spicey dominance in the after taste... well balanced like a fruit and cheese plate...

M- medium bodied, medium to heavy carbonation... bubbly like a fruity Brut Champaige. Moderate hop bit to control the complexity of this outrageous ale.

O- this is a tripel. A tripel that is brewed in Quebec, Canada. Now these are the most well known people to brew a Belgium to the rights of a standard Belgium tripel. This brewery holds the closest path to Belgium from America... you want a good Belgium?! Look for uniboure.... not a let down at the least!

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

I am not really sure what to say that hasn't already been said about this beer. I read the 2014 Brewer's association guidlines for Belgian Tripels. I am pretty sure this is the beer they used as reference. This is the Tripel that all other Tripel's should be judged against. Good luck to those poor bastards.

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

From a 12 oz bottle (best before 12-13-14) into a tulip.

A-The beer poured a solid, shiny 3-finger head of off-white foam. The brew is yellowish gold and a little foggy with lots of visible streams of carbonation.

S-There is a delicious, yeasty, bready aroma with a little bit of citrus and banana fruit, nice spicy cloves, and a little alcohol heat. The smells blend wonderfully and make you want to drink it.

T-Taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., delicious yeast, french bread, lemony citrus and banana fruit with some well-integrated alcohol heat and clove spice. None of the flavors overwhelms another.

M-The beer is creamy with pretty significant carbonation. Well balanced and drinkable.

O-Fin du Monde remains one of my favorite beers of all time. Everything is just done so well...the smell, the flavors, the feel, c'est magnifique. if you are looking for a pale brew to sip on or pair with some cheese, look no further.

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Photo of dieselboy914
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer based on the reviews here and went into my local pub with skepticism... because I'm not a real fan of anything Canadian... no I'm not a stereotyping hypocrite, just bad luck i guess...

The bottle looks great, full of color and character, making it very appealing to the eye, but that's just the beginning. As I poured it into the glass, my heart started racing, my hand sweating. Did i see a hot chick walk across the floor? No, this beer really looks that good.
The golden orange color is bold, the head a heavenly white and very thick. I unfortunately couldn't smell much since nose was a little clogged, but if anything I did smell some wheat.
Taste is overwhelmingly refreshing. It is bold, revitalizing, and quite a treat. It truly is the best of the Belgian Strong Pale Ales. At first, the orange-like citrus flavors emerge, bombarding the palette with rich and lucious textures, with slight undertones of wheat and bread, especially in the aftertaste.
There is no overstating the strong and pronounced taste of this beer. Duvel is very subdued in comparison.
I could not feel any alcohol in this beer, as I did in others the same night, and no... my senses were not dulled by then.

All in all, a very enjoyable and exquisite beer. Truly one that I would like to have over and over, especially after meals...
Kudos to Canada!!!

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Photo of benmiliron
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh hell yes. Wife got me a 3-pack of Unibroue in a wooden case for Xmas. Fin du Monde was my first choice. Kind of a fruity Belgian, with gorgeous fragrance, beautiful sweetness with a good dose of yeastiness and malt. Just fantastic. Nice small bubbles after the initial froth subsides. Kind of a mediocre hazy yellow with no real head, but I don't really care too much about appearance so long as the beer is good, and this stuff is wonderful.

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Photo of JJBlanche
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden, cloudy, with some yeasty dregs. Excellent head with great lacing. Beautiful.

S: Aroma a touch muted, but still enticing. Malty, spicy, as one would expect for the style.

T: Magnifique! If this is what the end of the world tastes like, I want front row tickets to the apocalypse. A sweet symphony of various flavors all combined flawlessly and seamlessly. Malt, spice, hints of fruit. A ton going on, but never overwhelming, nor cloying. 9% alcohol masked extremely well.

M: 5.0 'nuff said.

D: The great thing about this brew is you can choose to ignore the complexity and session it (at your peril), or revel in the menagerie. Unibroue leaves it up to you.

O: An excellent beer. Easily among my top go-to choices. If you haven't tried it, do yourself a huge favor and buy a 750.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.