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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,073
Reviews: 2,725
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 340
Gots: 858 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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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vfgccp

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A – Cloudy, pale tan-yellow. Almost like banana juice. Fine bubbled head with nice retention and lace.

S – Earthy, Belgium spices: coriander, pepper corn, orange zest. Dull edges. Touch of booze.

T – Slow to ramp-up. Black pepper, nectarine, booze. Herbal bitter middle with coriander and faint banana. Warm booze on the backend.

M – Nice, medium body with a bright carbonation, and a boozy sweet finish.

O – A nice, complex brew that’s easy to drink at a slow-to-moderate pace, and easy to pair with a broad range of foods. A good cocktail-party beer if you will.

06-05-2011 22:51:41 | More by vfgccp
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Golden, tinting yellow beer, with creamy white head.

Sweet yeast aroma with banana and pineapple. All blends well into a nice sweetness.

Sweet taste too. A very well blended mix of bread, banana, even peach. A bit more carbonated than I like for a tripel. But overall an excellent example of the style.

10-21-2011 22:01:42 | More by birderbeerer
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A- Light turbid yellow with about 2 inches of head. Good retention and ok lacing.

S- Not too strong. A little yeast, some apples, some light fruit, some grapes.

T- Yeasty spices. Clove and a little grape. Good for a tripel, spicer than I expected. A little phenolic. Pleasant. The Belgian yeast really takes a prominent role.

M- Well carbonated, medium to light bodied. Dry finish. Nothing wrong here.

D- I could stick with it for a while, but I prefer a good Belgian dark ale to the tripels.

05-06-2009 21:51:59 | More by LordAdmNelson
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irisier

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Served from a 750 ml champagne style bottle with an illustration of Quebec on the label. Freshness date printed on back.

Appearance: Golden body colour with a cider appearance. Fairly fizzy whitish head that subsides to a thin patchy lace that's maintained by the high carbonation.

Smell: Sweet fruity and slightly floral aroma with a character similar to a Hefeweizen. Also a faint caustic alcohol smell that is pretty well hidden.

Taste: Slightly sweet and fruity upfront. Some grainy and wheat flavours come through and finishes with some dry flowery hops that is amplified with a unique type of bitterness. Sharp alcohol bitterness that amplifies the hop flavours and makes this brew finish dry, as well as reminding you to take it slow and easy with this brew, lest you become legless before the night is over.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light for such a high alcohol brew. Very refreshing though, with a tingly high carbonation level that was reminiscent of champagne.

Notes: This goes down real easy for a high gravity brew. I shared this bottle with a friend and we finished it a lot faster than I expected and were kinda tipsy towards the end. Respect the brew as they say. Overall a good beer. Well balanced and tasty. Also I would suggest this as a good beer for the craft brew fan who is uninitiated into the world of Belgian style beers.

04-03-2010 03:57:43 | More by irisier
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Cs1987

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance - Cloudy and orange, poured with one finger of head in a goblet. Head disappeared fairly quickly.

Smell - A pleasant mixture of fruit and alcohol.

Taste - Strong, both fruity and spicy. The complexity is quite amazing.

Mouthfeel - Great aftertaste, pretty good otherwise.

Drinkability - High alcohol, but still easy to drink.

Overall - Very popular among us craft drinkers, and deservedly so.

02-28-2008 07:51:27 | More by Cs1987
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A: pours a golden, foggy color.

S: spicy and citrusy. something clean about it...

T: definitely taste the yeast and malt. sweet. not much of a lingering aftertaste.

M: carbonated, yet smooth. doesn't bite at all. clean. no real residue.

D: very easy to drink, especially given the malt and hops.

overall, this beer surprised me. upon pouring and smelling it, I anticipated a much rougher drinker. but after finishing most of the bottle, i wish i had another one. very good beer... and made here in the western hemisphere!

07-31-2010 05:05:38 | More by ChrisWashington
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tripelhops

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

poured into a tulip glass, color is a hazy straw color. Initiaal glass had 3 fingers worth of white head that faded quickly and left little behind. 2nd pour was less frothy. As said very little alcohol presence, until feeling it later on. Decent to high carbonation, big mouthfeel. Belgian yeast, bananas and bready malt are aromsa out of the glass. while cold, spice and bitterness is tasted immediately, but as the beer warms up, those traits fade away slightly. Excellent triple and very easy drinking.

06-26-2011 04:09:26 | More by tripelhops
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dmamiano

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Fairly light straw color and pretty clear as well..slight haze.

Big white head that went away fairly quickly.
Smells of sweet candy, almost like bubble gum or cotton candy?
Taste is awesome. Big mouthfeel immediately noticed .Sweet, smooth, highly carbonated. Feel the alcohol burn if held on the tongue.
Bubble gum comes to mind again. Malty with no real noticeable hops.

09-26-2007 00:38:18 | More by dmamiano
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mnj21655

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a nice orange gold color with a 2 finger thick, foamy head and a bit of lacing. Smells very floral with fruits. Apricots, some floral hops, some banana, and yeast. Taste starts with some subdued floral hops, then moves back to the fruits I noticed in the smell, some apricots, some banana, some green apple, a bit of grain and some yeast. Good mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation, light, crisp, very refreshing. Great drinkability, surprsingly easy to drink. The 9% ABV could easily sneak up on you. Overall this is an excellent beer.

12-14-2006 00:21:19 | More by mnj21655
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mentor

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle obtained from Total Beverage (Westminster) and consumed a couple evening later. Pours a clingy three finger white head over a clear dulled golden liquid. Many streamers race to the surface. Smells lemony and tropical with some phenol. A bit of a ginger zing and some oranges.

Tastes wet sweet with strong fruity. Some dried hay and quite a bit of phenol. I have a hard time with phenol and this beer is difficult for me to handle. Yeasty serves to temper the sweet and a strong sting from carbonation lifts the thickness from the tongue. ABV must be about 10%, but is quite well integrated with the other flavors. Clean, without fusels. Aftertaste is increasingly drying with an unpleasant phenol and aromatic oil that contributes a numbing or dulling effect. Md body and heavily carbonated. Very well balanced with an interesting story of flavors rising and falling. Judged to style, not to my particular preferences.

07-29-2007 02:15:21 | More by mentor
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Florida9

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Light golden yellow with visibly active carbonation. Pours with a huge half glass of foamy white head that eventually reduces down to a stable 1/4". Virtually no lacing.

S: Candy sugar. Green apples and lemony citrus.

T: Sweet malt and lemon then a cornucopia of fruity flavors: green apple, citrus, lemon, a little bit of banana. Followed by a peppery spiciness and a mild bitterness that hangs on the tongue.

M: On the lighter side of medium with very active carbonation. Lively. Spicy.

D: Overall a very good beer that is quite drinkable while offering complex flavors and a well hidden 9% abv.

07-06-2010 01:34:59 | More by Florida9
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purplehops

Maine

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

End of the World pours a cloudy amber yellow with a white compact head. Little lacing on the glass. The aroma is apples, mace, and pear with hints of alcohol and malt. The taste starts with a carbonated rush of malt with background notes of orange peel and coriander. The finish is dry with notes of spicy hops and apples with hints of pepper. The after taste is malt sweetness balanced with yeast fruitiness (apples, pears, apricot, & bananas?) and alcohol. The mouthfeel is warm and effervescent. It causes the muscles in your face to form a smile while drinking.
Another very nice product from Unibroue. A refreshing Belgian style strong ale true to style.

01-03-2003 15:47:16 | More by purplehops
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Served in a 12 oz bottle with silver foil around the cap.
Poured a light bronze/ dark straw color with a tall head that simmers down to leave a nice glaze on top of the beer.

Quite fruity smell. Yeasty as well. Pleasant malt aroma. Citrusy. Not a whole lot of hop aroma. Estery with a slighteset touch of alcohol detectable.

Nice complex taste. Yeast is a strong flavor followed by a sweet fruitiness. Not much hop character. Alcohol is amazingly subdued. Really would be unable to tell this is a 9%. Great body.

Refreshing mouthfeel. Carbonation makes for a light beverage and nice mouthfell. Three or four of these and Im gone. A refreshing and pleasant winter warmer.

10-09-2005 21:24:08 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BurgerJones

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours slightly hazy straw with small white head leaving little lacing.

Aroma floral, yeast, clove.

Taste is balanced, spice I can't place, bit sweeter than most tripels I've had.

Mouthfeel medium body, nice carbonation, pleasantly sating without being too much.

Overall, solid tripel.

07-28-2011 01:32:52 | More by BurgerJones
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dnichols

Washington

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

I poured a 330 ml capped bottle into a tulip.

A: It poured a hazy yellow with a massive head of four fingers. The sticky off white head lingered for a long time and in fact was regenerated for a while from the stream of bubbles rising from the brew. This reminded me of a lemon marainge pie.

S: Has the notable aroma of citrus, crisp apples and pears and the tang of dry hops. It does not have the malty richness I expected but the aroma was pleasant and fell easy on my olfactory sensory neurons.

T: As with most strong pale ales it benefits from a rest to allow the beer to relax brining out the smooth and creamy character and allowing the the malty richness to find its balance with the yeast and hops. Warming on the tongue but no residual aftertaste except a bit of a tang and a hair of the sweet malts.

M: Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture that fills the mouth with a smooth rich warmness. The good balance of the malts with the hops, carbonation and alcohol leaves the mouth warm, dry and ready for the next sip.

D: A very drinkable beer that has a nice character and fits will in the family of Belgium Strong Pale Ales.

Comment: This is my first from this brewery and it will not be my last.

09-28-2007 03:25:23 | More by dnichols
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Spica66

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Deep gold with a white head. Excellent formation and retention. some lacing remains.

S: Deep caramel and malts under Belgian funk. No hops. Smells complex

T: Yeast is right up front, then the deep flavors of the malt and a little breadiness kick in. Complex and nice.

M: Medium body. Almost too much for a tripel.

O: Does not show any heat from the 9%. Everything is a winner with this one.

11-21-2011 21:54:36 | More by Spica66
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

12oz bottle, best by 01-28-12, into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy straw/gold body topped with a half-inch white foam head - this after a fairly vigorous pour. Underwhelming retention and next to no lace. A good swirl of the glass produces a larger head, but it too disappears quickly without a trace.

S: Quite nice, with fruit and spice being the dominant players. Apple, pear, apricot, and clove all make a distinct appearance, with some white wine notes making themselves known toward the end. Complex and pleasing.

T: All the complexity of the smell, plus some malt sweetness and just a hint of dry hoppiness on the finish. Very rich, fruity, and complex.

M: Extremely smooth, with very fine carbonation and a medium body. Heavenly.

D: Hides the alcohol amazingly well, but the surprisingly low carbonation (compared to other reviews) makes the last few ounces less than spectacular.

Notes: a delicious tripel, to be sure, but the low carbonation leaves me wanting a bit more. Not my favorite example of the style, but definitely a beer I'll seek out again, especially for the reasonable price.

08-25-2009 02:20:45 | More by woosterbill
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LaneMeyer

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- Golden amber in color, one finger white head

S- Citrus, lemon, barnyard funk

T- Big citrus notes, sour apple, yeasty, bready notes, lemon zest

M- Nice carbonation, very light,

O- Nice example of a Belgian Tripel, very refreshing on a hot day

08-16-2011 02:21:41 | More by LaneMeyer
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OhioBulldog

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a deep golden yellow, with a smaller fizzy white head. Small bubbles continuously run up the side of my glass giving the beer a nice ring of lacing. The aroma is a wonderfully sweet malty smell, some citrus and many floral accents. The taste is a very sweet, malty flavour, much like the nose, great belgian taste, can taste the alcohol, but it is hidden pretty well under the taste. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, but very carbonated. My mouth is tingling from the effervescence and alcohol. This beer is wonderful and i feel i could drink this forever

08-27-2004 00:17:26 | More by OhioBulldog
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webbcreative

Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Pale Yellow color with white 2 finger head. smell is a bit fruity like banana, with an alcohol smell in the back. taste is sweet but light, like banana, with some clove maybe. nice med mouthfeel.

Overall this is very good, although triples may be a bit too high in ABV for my preference, I could easily drink one of these.

05-17-2009 00:29:50 | More by webbcreative
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Shaw

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

This is another great Belgian Strong Pale Ale following in the footsteps of Duvel. Unibroue makes some great beers.

This looks good: Pale golden with a nice white head. It's not the massive head that Duvel has, which some may prefer. It smells of grain and spices and alcohol.

The taste is very good. It's spicy with a nice alcohol kick.

The mouthfeel is light, probably because of the high ABV. It glides over the tongue with the tiny bubbles popping everywhere.

Overall this is one of the best of this style. It's easy to find, so go out and have some!

03-19-2005 22:35:35 | More by Shaw
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brendan13

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A - Poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip with a couple of inches of fluffy white head a top a hazy, orange tinted golden liquid. Head slowly falls away to a thin whisp.
S - Yeast esters, some spice phenols and a touch of citrus.
T - The spice & citrus from the smell come through backed by some bready malt & sweetness. Some slight alcohol touches.
M - Medium bodied with a lowish carbonation. Dry finish.
D - A beer that I'll be drinking again for sure. The 9%ABV is quite well hidden but would creep up on you.

10-19-2007 08:17:23 | More by brendan13
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bigeyedfish

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

12 ounce, foil-topped bottle, best before date clearly printed on back of label, along with pouring directions, poured into a tulip.

Pours a really vibrant, slightly hazy golden color. Some head, not much, which is surprising on this beer, vanishes quickly, leaving a nice white ring around the outside of the cup. Some lacing, but nothing out of this world. Nothing to be wowed or discouraged by.

Nose consists of a lot of banana(not the peel, the actual fruit) and a lot of cloves, plus the normal Belgian yeast. Maybe even a slight, underlying hint of grannysmith apple which I did not expect. A nice smelling beer, but there are a lot of beers that smell like this one. Was kind of expecting some vanilla, and didn't get any.

Really, really delicious beer. For sure there is some granny smith apple, along with some aggressive cloves on the mid palate and a really nice starting flavor of subtle oranges. Not much banana, which like the lack of vanilla on the nose, is kind of surprising. This is, however, one of the better tasting Belgian-style Strong Pale's that there is. The alcohol is only there in the warming you get, and a little bit on the finish. I'm even starting to get some vanilla extract and even, and like the granny smith apple's this is very surprising, some cherry on the finish. Not dark cherries, but the normal cherries that you have to spit the seed out of. I actually almost get a little of the taste of the cherry pit right before you spit it out, when it's still covered in cherry-insides. Really, really surprised about a couple of flavors that I've never had before and I'm highly impressed. Really spicy mid-palate which is a treat. The finish is kind of under-impressive. It tends to die pretty quickly and is very one dimensional (orange/banana) but everything up to it is so complex that it's hard to complain.

The mouthfeel is tough, only because of the mid-palate, which is the strongest element of this beer- the spices tend to over-power everything else. I am anxious to try this beer between six and eighteen months from now; give the spices some time to calm themselves down. That's the big hurdle with this beer. Still, not a lot of alcohol present. Spice is the big one.

This is a beer that if you're easily offended by a lot of spicy-ness you may be offended by. The bottle I have was brewed in June 07, so, it's already done some aging. I think it could do some more, really settle down. With that all said, it's smooth as any beer out there, the alcohol is extremely stealth, and when detected, it's dare I say pleasant, if not enjoyable. But it is kind of boozy, and I think with the smoothness does something to affect the drinkability. This is a beer where two will go down extremely easy and then you'll start to feel them in a big way. But I think this is a beer that will go well with a lot of foods, great as a dessert and even as something that's not sessionable, but spaced out over the course of a night could prove to be a great 3 or 4 bottles in a night beer.

A top-quality effort from Unibroue and probably one of the 4 or 5 best BSPA's that don't come from Belgium. I can't wait to try all Unibroue's beers and see if they compare.

11-24-2007 03:05:57 | More by bigeyedfish
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Deadstar

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Bought a 750ml bottle of this down at the bottle shop. Was looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and when I compared the price of this bottle to getting a single 12oz bottle from the beer bar nearby, it was a steal.

Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow with a nice head that left a good amount of lacing.

Smell: Fruits and spices, maybe just a hint of alcohol as well.

Taste: There's some alcohol in the finish on this one and it tends to linger, but it is not unpleasant in any way. Slightly sweet/fruity (bananas came to mind), some spices.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, goes down easy and leaves the mouth feeling refreshed.

Drinkability: This one is quite drinkable, it is refreshing and tasty. It weighs in at 9% ABV so it might sneak up on you.

Overall, a great drink. One of my favorites.

05-15-2008 22:40:33 | More by Deadstar
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berserker256

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Hazy, orangey-yellowish. Full white bubbly head. Warm alcohol-fruity aroma with a yeasty touch. Warm going down. High alcohol content obviosly contributes to this. Feels similar to wine in that aspect. For that reason, the drinkability is hampered. But the taste itself is a pleasant one. Fruity warm flavor with ample carbonation. This is the perfect beer to drink two of on an empty stomach before dinner. You drink two, eat like a slob, then fall asleep on the living room floor while watching the evening news. Hopefully the kid doesn't start crying...

10-22-2007 02:40:49 | More by berserker256
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,073 ratings.