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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,934
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,349 | FT: 19
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden with a beautiful creamy pure white head. The head retains well and the lacing is decent, but a little spotty. Smell isn't bad, there just isn't much of one. Faint hints of clove and other yeasty esters,and not too much more. The taste is better, and rather subtle. The alcohol is well camoflauged and there are nice yeast notes of clove, bubblegum, and spice. The finish is long and creamy. Nice mouthfeel, but perhaps could use a little more bite. Quite drinkable- maybe too much so.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
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 skullsplitter
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was at Marty's yesterday and noticed this brew calling to me. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about....

I see it now.

Appearance: Golden, orange-like appearance. Holy Carbonation Batman! There was a surprisingly excellent head on this drink. Very soapy. It never actually dissipated.

Smell: Very fruity. Banana notes hit me right away as well as a light peppery smell.

Taste: Very fruity almost bubblegum-like. But the taste fit. You can taste the yeast and the peppery notes right away. It didn't taste as strong as I thought it would.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good. No complaints here. The sweetness of the brew kicked in here.

Drinkability: Very smooth. Almost too smooth for the alcohol content.

This is the first time I have ever had a Unibroue brew. I think I shall give there other selections a whirl.

Photo of Wadsey
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde

Served in an Infinium flute. 

A: Pours slightly hazy gold with white, billowy head. Retention and lacing are disappointingly lackluster. Minimal effervescence. 

S: Orange juice, spice, and some banana. Additional aromas include  orange pith and light white pepper. Digging a bit further, I pick up a hint of adhesive strips.

T: Sweet up front, but more like candy sugar than malt sweetness. Orange, spice and banana dominate taste like they did smell. Medium-light bitterness cleans up palate for a finish that is comprised of orange pith and mellow spice. 

M: Relatively light body and medium carbonation. There is some alcohol warming, but the beer is surprisingly dry. 

O: Other than mediocre appearance and some evidence of alcohol, La Fin du Monde strikes me as a great interpretation of a Tripel. 

Photo of drseamus
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Picturesque beer all around. Served in a Corsendonk tulip and the golden body plus the 1.5 pure white inch head came right to the top.

S: Nice aroma. There is a bit of apple and spice on top of the malt.

T: Good spice right up front with a touch of apple. Fairly sweet overall and rather tasty.

M: Great body. Nice and thick but still refreshing. It doesn't sit heavy on the tongue.

D: Pretty textbook tripel but not quite as good as the Belgian types. Probably the best from this side of the atlantic.

Photo of wynnwssn
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes on 8/28/10 with BuckyFresh and TCGoalie. Thanks for the bottle, Bucky!

A: Pours a light gold with a pure white, 1 finger head into a snifter. The carbonation and color combine to give this beer a highly effervescent and glittery look. The lacing is good and reminds me of spindly tree limbs.

S: A cornucopia of fruits and spices reside in the smell of this beer. Lots of spicy Belgian yeast, lemon, lemongrass, prickly pear, pepper, golden delicious apples, clove, mineral water, and numerous other aromas waft out of the glass. This smell is fresh, fresh, fresh, and sings of a golden, dewy spring morning. Warning: Do not suck this beer into your nostrils. It feels very uncomfortable.

T: The dominant taste in my mouth is lemon. This is backed by grassiness and a peppery zing. Spicy yeast and fresh pear also grace my palate. This is a very bright and shiny taste which wears on my palate a bit as time slip slides away. In all, though, it is pretty well balanced with a nice emphasis on the spicy yeast.

M: Nicely clean and tingly on my mouth. However, it was a little thin and watery for the style and quite bright on my palate.

D: The bomber split three ways was probably enough for me. I enjoyed it very much but the brightness and faux sweetness of the taste was pretty wearing on my palate. This will be a once in awhile treat for me.

Photo of JasonA
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Corridor Wineand Spirits in Laurel MD poured into a Chimay chalace.

Pours a translucent lemony brown. Almost foggy. Light I think for the style. Not much head, nice lacing showed.

Smells pretty hoppy. Floral and fresh. Can smell the alcohol. Cant place the sweet smell. Definitly wheaty.

Is this a hopped up hefe? Solid flavorful start, not sure where it is headed.

Little too carbonated for my liking. I cant picture the drink location for this. Hot day? I dont think this is a winter beer.

Photo of deebo
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
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 ElGordo
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 750ml bottle with a wire cage-wrapped champagne cork. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a beautiful white, frothy head. Carbonation is right on, too - smallish bubbles just keep on coming, even after letting it sit a while. Wonderful nose of Belgian yeast, orange peel, herbal spice, and a whiff of alcohol. Even better on the palate - more orange peel, lemon, yeast, confectioner's sugar, hint of coriander. Frothy mouthfeel. Finishes mild, sweet, and dry. A beautiful beer.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
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 StoutItOutLoud
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip, best by 4-2015

A: golden straw color, massive off white head, with large irregular bubbles on the surface, recedes to a thin ring on the edge to the end
S: spicy yeast, clove, light banana, pear, light bubblegum
T: very little going on, nothing extraordinary. sweet malt, spice (clove, pepper), alcohol

this is similar to Westmalle's Tripel, though less astringent . . . good drink for a 90-degree Chicago night

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Hazy golden straw colored body with a nice, but fleeting, white head. A bit of lacing, but not much to speak of.

Smell - Yeasty and citrusy aroma. Exactly what I like to smell. Not much sweetness at all, but a strong orange kick.

Taste - What I like about this tripel is how spicy it is. It has very little malt sweetness and a nice spicy finish. Wheat flavors in the middle lend to a nice citrus flavor with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Very highly carbonated. It makes it taste lighter, but it masks some of the initial flavors. Dry finish, so the flavor is there and gone quickly.

Overall - Great tripel. I would love to see a bit more complexity and less carbonation, but a great go-to tripel.

Photo of musicforairports
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, on the lighter side of golden. One-finger head leaves minimal lacing.

Smells spicy and full of Belgian yeast. Pepper, clove, banana, apple, some mustiness.

Taste is smooth and comes on strong in the last half. Very spicy in a peppery way. Sweet and fruity. Finishes with some alcohol and lingering banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy on the end. More carbonated that the pour would suggest.

This is a very solid beer, and very easy to find. Unibroue makes quality stuff.

Photo of WickedSluggy
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color. Pours lively but head fades quickly. No lacing. A little residual effervescence continues to rise.

Rich aroma is primarily characterized by yeasty Belgian chem. Estery.

Taste is crisp, grainy and yeasty with notes black pepper, yellow bell peppers and dry (not sweet) peach or apricot. Pleasantly alcoholic.

Mouth Feel is warm and silky, very nice.

A nice mellow drinking experince - drinkability is good.

Photo of rlee1390
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, some orange as well. Two finger head.

S-Apples, lemon, orange, wheat, grass and apples.

T-Lemon, orange, apples, wheat, some bitterness, mild spices.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-It was a really good beer, however I did not see what everyone is crazy about. I'll have to try it again sometime.

Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One sip of a Unibroue beer several years ago started a continuous love affair with this brewery, and the whole line of their beers, “La Fin Du Monde” was that first beer, what a stroke of luck that was for this “Grizzled Old Beer Swiller”.

As it pours from the bottle, a slightly hazy lemon yellow, the head creamy in texture, the size masterful, the color a brilliant white, as it evanesces it leaves a silky sheet of fine lace to cover the glass. The aroma of finely malted grains dominates the nose, citrus crisp, lightly sweet and a pleasure to the senses. Start is ambrosial with lots of malt, the top middling in its feel with a spirited acidity, masterfully hopped, and a long drawn-out aftertaste that is dry. The 9% ABV, make this a real “Belly Warmer”, for these cold winter days and nights, a beer I love, and I always have a few bottles on hand as they age gracefully and I wish I could say the same for my own self.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a creamy amber with a lot of haze. Just by the looks of this thing, you can tell that there is gonna be a lot of yeast character.

S: The main flavor is obviously yeast. But its the subtleties in the smell that really impressed me. Theres a ton going on in here. There are the citrus and clove flavors of a good hefe. I can make out fruits in there too...

T: This is where the flavor really develops. You feel the yeast, and then you get overwhelmed by flavors! Pepper, cloves, and citrus dominate, along with some pear, apple, and some hop bitterness.

M/D: Heavily carbonated but I think it went nicely with the style. The heavy yeast in this beer makes it hard for me to believe I could drink more than a couple, but it tastes so damn good, I can't tell for sure.

Photo of jss79
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel snifter glass. Hazy light gold color with very lively carbonation. Initial aromas of florally citrus mixed with clove and yeast. Balanced taste that moved from sweet to lightly bitter with hints of orange, yeast and light malts. Taste lingered nicely as it coated the tongue.

Photo of cudmud
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: An antique gold color with one finger of bright white head and solid lacing.

Smell: Very yeasty and bread-like.

Taste: Plenty of yeast malt, and hops

Mouthfeel: Full, but perhaps too much carbonation.

Drinkability: A wonderful beer. In fact, the whole line Unibroue is awesome.

Photo of gatorlove
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a mighty head that dies a little too quickly. No real lace. Cloudy and light amber in color

Aromas of orange rind, all spice and alcohol.

The flavors change rapidly from sip to swallow. It starts smoothly, even innocently, but quickly transforms to a nearly mulled taste of spices. Still, this is not a sweet beer. Very high carbonation, perhaps too much so given the body which is not nearly as full as some of this style. The aftertaste is strong alcohol with a lactose sourness.

Honestly, I prefer the Maudite from Unibroue, but that's like saying I prefer lobster to cavier. This is delicious beer that begs to be savoured.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, almost opaque, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, white surface coating of head. Nose of significant spice blend first, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coriander in the mix. Bready notes, with some hints of citrus fruit, as well, but the spice dominates nicely. Flavors of banana bread forward, with another heavy dose of spicing that keeps the sweetness in check. More coriander and nutmeg, with some clove highlights in there, too. The body is smooth, with an effervesced feel that provides a crispness in combination with the spice profile. Bready sweet aftertaste supports the retaining spice blend, which also makes the transition into the finishing linger, with a clean, smooth feel. Solid representation of the style....very solid!

Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A short-lived head pours on this murky, hazy golden colored beer. Very carbonated. Citrus and cloves in the nose, but a mild aroma compared to others in the style. A nice malt taste, mixed with esters and yeast make the beer very pleasant. I also get fleeting hints of sour apples. I have to second other reviewer's notes that the beer hides it's alcohol well. Nicely balanced, slightly grassy finish. A very drinkable belgian style ale.

Photo of haz77
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy gold with 2 inches of fluffy white head. This falls after about a minute to a finger thick. Moderate carbonation churns some floaties around.

S - Clove, phenols, tropical fruit, hint of alcohol, peach, some orange.

T - Initial sweetness turns into fruity esters in the middle. Alcohol creeps through at the end and into the aftertaste, which also contains bubblegum, peach and slight caramel flavour.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Becomes fuller as it warms.

D - Great beer. Not the best in the style, but highly recommended.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,934 ratings.