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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,723 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,723
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,136 | 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 Floydster
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml, corked and caged bottle from Hollymain Liquor

Poured into a chilled pint glass

Nice belgian ale with minimal hoppiness from Canada

Nice fruity aroma with a hint of ground cinamon as well

People I shared this with enjoyed it more than I did, but I still thought it was an above average beer

Photo of AMoceri7
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very very different.

A: Very wit like, looks identical to a Blue Moon with just a pinch of amber. Golden yellow.Thick frothy white head that dissipates quickly to a small thin layer but endures till the last drop.

S: Wit in character as well, with very strong floral perfume like fragrances. Hops are definitely evident in the masking of this brew with a strong sweetness in the background. All things December odors, clove, coriander and for sure wildflower honey. Nothing pungent but a bit musky.

T: Wow, what in the world. I dont think I have ever had anything like this. Im sure this is not my style of beer but this is definitely good. I honestly am having a hard time distinguishing the malt character here and I dont taste bananas as prevalent as it seemed in a couple other reviews. What does stand out is an obscure mystery flavor wrapped up in a huge amount of spice, hops and honey. Hops are earthy and bitter which is nice and ALL OVER this brew. The spices that seem obvious are clove, cardamom, black pepper, chamomile and strong citrus coriander and with the more I drink it I notice a huge orange rind flavor. The honey is obvious wildflower and wild it is. Very very different.

M: Fully carbonated with non stop everlasting bubbles. A bit high for my liking but it seems perfect for the brew.

D: This is where it seems to fail. Im not sure I could do more than one of these. Not bad though.

Overall: Very interesting beer, I finished this about an hour ago and my palate is still smashed up with the flavors from it. Probably wont buy again, due to the session capabilities of it. None the less, it was a great brew.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another beer that I picked up in Totowa. This one has to be one of the most reviewed brews on this site, so I was a bit surprised that I haven't heard about this more in a word-of-mouth fashion. Seeing that I haven't had a Canadian Beer since Labatt Crystal, I figured it was time to up the ante a bit. Thankfully, this beer is more than up for the challenge!

Great pour, no doubt about it. The head nearly overflowed my pint glass and the lacing isn't half bad either. As for the hue - it's golden with lots of swirly cloudiness to it. Just what I want to see in a Belgian style! Then there's the taste. Certainly not amazing or overwhemling, but if I had this beer blindfolded, there's no way I'd guess that this was Canadian. Lots of banana, clove, bubble gum, and straw here, with a good alcoholic presence to tie it all together. It's not crystalline, but there's a sense of sweetness here too. Certainly one of the most aggressive opaque beers I've ever had, and with just a hint of sourness in the back to boot...

I normally don't like my beers this strong, but it all works here. The 9.00% ABV is not to be taken lightly, since it will be felt from the first sip to the last drop. This is a good beer for this time of the year, when you're sick of stouts and darker offerings but still need to be warmed up because spring is taking it's time to arrive! All the praise this beer gets is certainly deserved.

Photo of barknee
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L.F.D.M. pours a moderately cloudy light honey color with a generous, frothy, and slightly chunky head that settles into a creamy-foamy slick. Vivacious carbonation ascends from all sectors of the glass. Luxurious nose of honeyed grapefruit and banana with essences of clove, allspice, and a hint of coriander wrapped around the fresh yeast. An element of lime rind and citric acids adds brightness to the mouthfeel. A very nice brew, reminiscent of Brewery Ommegang’s Hennipen.

Photo of deapokid
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's truly amazing how closely this Canadian tripel resembles its Belgian brothers.
Packing a sugary sweet aroma with a sultry blend of yeast and fruit notes, this ale pours out in a fog of thick orange color and heavy white foam. It visibly resembles Circus Boy or Blue Moon, but, its complexity of flavor puts any similarities to bed.
Tantalizing the tongue with notes of banana, plum and Irish soda bread, La Fin is so exceptionally drinkable and tasty that it's easy to forgot that it sours a bit towards the end of the glass. Yet, for the first 3/4 of a pint, this is an almost perfect replication of Belgian's finest ales.

Photo of larsenju
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice pale yellow, a few specks but overall pretty clear. 2 finger brilliant white head that drops quickly leaving light lacing.

S-Very fruity initially with some pear and apricot along with just a little (not tart) apple. The fruit gets backed up by some caramel like malt sweetness and a little bit of clove. I also was getting some higher alcohols and mineral like yeast, especially as the beer warmed.

T-Sweet peach and pear hit right away quickly moving into some very nice phenolic spice that plays quite well with the alcohol heat. Moving back the esters picked up and I got some ripe banana along with a biscuit malt profile, I also got a little bit of raisin, and again a chalky yeast note that picked up on the finish leaving a nice blend of yeast and phenolic spice.

M-Very fine and moderately high carbonation coupled with a fairly dry body.

D-At $7 this is really a great buy. Pretty complex and well balanced, possibly a little hot, but it blends in quite nicely. Well done Canada.

Photo of SirSketch
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drinking this beer for some time now so I thought I might as well review it now.

Moderate amount of head that fades into a thin film. Dirty golden color with some hints of light orange. Tornado of carbonation bubbles up the center of the glass to the top. The aroma is heavy dough and yeast, pineapple and melon, and crazy belgian-like funkiness.

Taste is yeasty, also consisting of acidic fruits. There is a quick, stinging bitterness to it. The alcohol is hidden nicely. Heavy carbonation with a medium body. The aftertaste makes is some combo of dry, yet sweet. This is my go-to Unibroue beer

Photo of thirtysixbelow
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - yellow orange hazy color with a small white head.

s - yeast, lemon zest, spices

t - sweet, grape, banana, yeast, cirtus, and spices all mix together in the palate. Barely any bitterness in the finish, but a heavy alcohol presence with a nice warming. Not much lingering aftertaste.

m - smooth at first, but erupts with carbonation.

d - I'll have to try the westmalle tripel again because I gave it a great review, yet it reads the same as this one. This beer is great, but the lack of a decent head and aftertaste keeps it from being spectacular.

Photo of pbr85
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The bottle suggested a tulip glass. The bottle is very well done and very attractive.

App: Pours a hazy honey color with a one inch white head. The head diminishes slowly and some head remains throughout. There is minimal lacing.
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit, maybe some lemon peel, and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet malts are the first thing that hit you. This beer is sweet throughout. Very interesting and nice aftertaste that is dominated by grapefruit rind that is sweet and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated, yet even with this much carbonation it still feels smooth. Aftertaste is silky.
Drinkability: The malts hide the alcohol very well considering that it is 9%. I would definetly have another of these, but the sweetness would limit me to probably two in a night.

I would highly recommend this. If you like sweet beers this one is for you.

Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 3.5 Though the pour is a rather bland, straw golden color that is perfectly transparent, this brew has a tremendous fluffy white head on the pour that makes it look OK. Very smooth, slippery lacing.

S- 4.5 This reeks of clove and spices and yeast, combining to form a sweetness similar to bubble gum. Banana also comes to mind. Very pleasant.

T- 4 The taste of La Fin Du Monde is heavier in wheat than I expected from its smell. It does have a nice touch of clove. It's not as sweet as i gathered from the aroma, and the yeast is present. There's the slightest bit of lemon citrus on the finish. Pretty well-balanced taste, really, as nothing overpowers the others.

M- 4.5 A touch high in carbonation, but very smooth and it has a creamy feel on the way down. A shade under medium in body. No heat at all in this brew.

D- 4 This is a very solid offering from Unibroue. It is well-balanced, smooth, and not very heavy at all. The flavor is not my personal top choice in profile but it is good. A few of these would be certainly doable. All around, a good wheat brew worth trying for certain.

Photo of morebeergood
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a bottle last Saturday at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square. It was poured into a Duvel chalice. Huge white head formed up the side of the glass. The color was school bus yellow. The smell was spicy and bready. Taste-wise, what a knock out. It's everything you could ask for in a tripel. Light, full of body and flavor, very drinkable yet just enough alcohol punch to let you know that you are drinking a quality beer. This beer easily has to be one the the best tripels made anywhere outside of Belgium. A shining star in the Unibroue portfolio.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked & caged 750 split into 2 New Belgium snifters with a mate. Opened with a reassuring *pop* of carbonation.

A: Pours a cloudy, brilliant straw yellow with an amazing creamy off-white head.

S: Clove spice, Belgian yeast characters, slight phenolic alcohol notes, and soft fruit flesh.

T: Starts peppery with the clove, morph's into a bready Belgian funk bomb with some grassy notes and green fruit sweetness. Well rounded and smooth, the alcohol is nearly invisible.

MF: Creamy, soft carbed mouthfeel that let's you know it's bottle conditioned. A touch of dryness in the back of your throat.

O: An enjoyable lighter beer with plenty of Belgian character and phenolic notes with some softer hints at sweet fruit.

Photo of deebo
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A year and a half old bottle with a BB date of 03-30-13 although Unibroue advises this beer to be at its best after 3 years.
A-Poured into a chalice this brew yields a thick finger of small bubbled white foam that is fairly weak with no lacing on the glass , lots of effervescence-blonde with a golden hue with just a slight haze.
S-At about 40 F, strong aromas of clover and floral honey and spicy phenols jump out. Clean malt nose.
T-Nice layers of complexity, starting with estery yeast with fruity sweet orange character, carried with a clean heavy barley malt bill gives into spicy phenols, providing a long finish with a pleasant alcohol warming. As the beer warms, the sweet honey character becomes more prominent
M-Mouthfeel has high levels of carbonation, rich bodied with a warming finish.
O-A very robust and tasty brew indeed.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle. Most recent vintage into a Westvleteren chalice. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger coarse white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is non-existent. Thin legs. Pretty average.

Nose is clove, Belgian yeast, pepper, pineapple and cane sugar. Very sweet and aromatic. Appetizing!

Opens coriander and other Belgian spices. Banana with peppercorn, clove and Belgian yeast in the middle. Sweet cane sugar towards the end with more clove and yeastiness. Finishes sweet with a foamy, accented aftertaste that lingers. Really fits the style.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and abrasive and crisp going down. Finishes messy with a slightly lingering finish. Crisp and complex. Nice.

Not the best of the style but definitely a complex and enjoyable brew that I wouldn't hesitate to revisit. Nice body with a signature Unibroue flavor profile. Worth trying.

Photo of takemetothelion
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up for about $5 at a New brunswick liquor store. Becoming a big fan of the Unibroue collection. Day before Super Bowl Sunday as everyone else went for the cheap light beers, I couldn't resist the Belgian allure. Brought this bottle home and introduced it to a tulip glass and got down to business.

A- Golden cloud with moderate bubble. foamy hat of about 1 finger or 2 lingers for less than a minute. so darkly blonde that nearly no light penetrates the glass. reminds me of Maudite of the same brewery, although not as red.

S- a very fruity nose, grapes, belgian yeast, spices, citrus and pear. again similar to Maudite but not as tart as it breaches the nostrils.

T- Fulfills the fruits captured by the nose. full bread with white grapes and citrus, maybe some apple, absolutely no bite of alcohol true a fantastic job masking the 9%. I really like how the fruit is very upfront however not overpowering or too sweet. This really makes a pint and a half easy to drink all the way to the end.

MF- Honestly could have had a tad more carbonation, just a tad though. However very crisp and complex. Tickles the tongue as the taste buds scurry to savour, detect, and breakdown the cascade of intriguing elements.

Overall- AWESOME! no need to say anymore except I cant wait to try more from Unibroue.

Photo of T-34-85
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good Belgian Tripel that exudes the belgian yeast flavor and aroma.

A: A nice orange color with a solids 1 1/2 finger head.

S: A sweet and yeasty aroma that is indicative of the Belgian style.

T: A sweet well balanced Tripel with the presence of well proportioned spice notes.

M: Good mouth feel with a nice level of carbonation .

Overall: A well conceived Tripel. Not my typical type of beer, but a nice change of pace, and very enjoyable.

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/13.

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a frothy half inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Fruity esters leap from the glass, with tangerine, lemon, peach and pear complementing confectioners sugar sweetness. There's a yeast funk that adds intrigue to lightly bready malt. Perfumey floral hop notes tie everything together. Metallic notes emerge as it warms.

Flavor reveals sharp peach notes underlying toasted, bready malt at the backbone. Pear , apricot, and tangerine emerge, along with a bit of yeast mustiness, leading to a slightly peppery, dry finish. The fruity notes are mouth watering, but stop short.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warmth is slight.

Very fruity, estery beer. Powerful flavors, but they're kept from being overwhelming by the bready malt and fairly dry finish. Sweetness balances well. Would've actually preferred the flavor to linger a bit.

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- A pale, cloudy peach colored body with a thin layer of white bubbles. Light shines through the body, but the cloudiness makes it not transparent.

S- Very fruity. White grapes, pear, apple, apricot, citrus and lemongrass, some herbal notes as well. Definitely a lot going on.

T- Tons of fruit flavors come through over yeasty, bready flavors. Apricot, pear, dried berries, white grapes, definitely some herbal notes too, with a somewhat medicinal finish.

M- Very crisp carbonation bite. High carbonation, medium bodied, creamy and yeasty mouthfeel.

O- Overall a very unique tripel. Lot of different fruit flavors than other tripels. Tastes close to flavors of a sparkling cider.

Photo of RomanW70
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange-gold with a frothy head. Aroma of straw, banana, yeast, citrus, and spice. Taste is the same. Relatively low carbination. Finish is clean and slightly bitter. Has very nice balance, and the beer is interesting from start to finish. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. An excellent triple.

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

Cold 12 oz bottle poured into tulip-style Ommegang chalice. Bottle claims a best before date of 10-16-11. Beer pours a surprisingly light golden color with a HUGE white head, which forms a solid hoppy meringue left unperturbed. A small amount of sediment lands on the top of the foam.

First sip is refreshing and crisp while carrying a lot of flavor: citrus, cane sugar, piney hops. The aftertaste brings through a more refined barley flavor. The carbonation is pleasantly fine, and lacing (now that the head has been drunk) is moderate. As the beer warms, a slight ester note comes out.

Overall this beer is delightfully executed. There's no caramely sweetness, nor overpowering bitterness, nor wacky, inappropriate ester flavors, and yet the 9% ABV is completely masked. There are better Tripels, but ones as pleasant to drink as this are rare.

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

A: Apricot hue with a big and steady head and good retention; lacing is okay

S: An amazing mingling of grains and yeast: grassy, herbaly, citrusy; plus lots of banana, pear, spices, and pepper; this is grainy and fruity and yummy smelling

T: Lots of yeast and grains playing well off each other: musty grassy grains with subtle pepper and spice and lots of banana, citrus, melon, and cloves from the yeast; the booze also plays well off these flavors

F: Really yeasty and thus creamy with great overall mouth feel

O: A fantastic tripel; one of the true classics

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

Pours a cloudy orange with a two-fingered head in my chalice. The head settles quickly to a thick cap. A little lacing is left behind on the glass.

The smell is a combination of spice and fruit like apples and lemons.

Flavors are clove, pepper, and a mild fruitiness. A lot drier than I anticipated. Just a hint of alcohol. Medium body with good carbonation that finishes clean. High ABV makes it a slow drinker and limits drinkability.

Photo of eye2
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark Yellow/Orange. Looks thick. You can see 1/8-1/4 inch of yeast on the bottom.

S: Complex, strong, dangerous.

T: Strong taste. You know you're drinking something with a lot of alcohol in it. After taste stays for a long time.

M: It feels warm and varied in the mouth.

Overall: Excellent if you can drink just one. Too strong to drink all day.

Photo of Ek0nomik
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured In: Snifter Glass

Appearance: The pour is from a twelve ounce bottle. The beer has a hazy golden and sunshine wheat color with three fingers of thick and creamy head. The head retention isn't bad, it sticks around for a little bit. A few swirls in my snifter leaves me with a few dots of lace on the side of my glass. The beer is quite effervescent, which was to be expected from the large head produced on the pour.

Smell: The nose wields an interesting set of aromas. It doesn't have that strong spicy yeast aroma that many Belgian beers have. The yeast aroma is rather mute. There is, however, some herbal hop notes. The beer is warm now, and there's a little alcohol warmness in there, but it isn't sharp, it's nice.

Taste: The palate picks up many of the same notes as the nose. Some herbal hopiness and some spicy Belgian yeast. Now there are some fruit notes coming out as well; it tastes like lemon and pear.

Mouthfeel: A thin to medium body, well carbonated but it crosses the palate nicely. It's a nice strong, but gentle carbonation.

Drinkability: I liked this one a lot more than I was expecting. I think it was because it didn't have that strong Belgian yeast flavor. Not that I dislike that flavor, I just like when it's more mellow.

Photo of Padron4KM
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a thick creamy smooth off white head.
lots of champange like carbonation. Not much lace.

Aroma is fruity, yeasty, bready, orangy.

Flavor is citrusy, spicy,fruity, with a little bit of hops on the end. warming alcohol.

Champange like mouthfeel, bubbly but with a creamy quality to the finish.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,723 ratings.