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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,176 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,176
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 350
Gots: 894 | 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 teamburma
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easy pour, nice colour and decent head (which doesn't last long). The beer has a mild aroma which is flowery and pleasant.

Feels nice in the mouth - small, smooth bubbles flow easily.

Taste is yeasty and typical of strong beer - but better than most. Taste moves along the tongue where it rests in the back with a mild aftertaste. The enjoyable taste hides the strong alcohol content but your mouth revealingly puckers ever so slightly along the sides of the bottom of the palette.

This is a 9% beer and you can tell it should be consumed slowly. Start drinking to fast and it saturates your mouth.

Not an everyday beer but a good one to share with a friend, if you split a 750ml bottle.

teamburma, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of IPAescotch
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks like an uncarbonated unfiltered orange juice, hazy and yellow. Poured a 3 inch head with not much retention. Reasonably carbonated.
Peanuts and charcoal scent. Fruity.
Tastes same as it smells.
Rich creamy finish.
Exceptional quality and highly enjoyable.

IPAescotch, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of iasanlee
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

iasanlee, Jan 10, 2008
Photo of domtronzero
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes taken 9-22-07 at a beer tasting my friend and I put on.

A - Pastel light hazy yellow. Huge frothy white head. Long lasting head retention and lacing left all over the glass.

S - Fruity with caramel and malty sweetness. Alcohol smeel in the background.

T - Subdued grassy hops. Mostly banana and clove-like phenols with a nice subtle spice. Ethanol flavor noted in the finish.

M - Medium viscocity and slick. Tongue coating. A little alcohol dryness on the tongue.

D - Overall a good Belgian style ale. I enjoyed it and would probably buy more of these in the future.

domtronzero, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of madtrixter787
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Single bottle

Appearance: Pours a very nice light hazy orange with a decent head that gives way to a lace around the rim from the rising bubbles.

Smell: The spice/clove flavor comes through strong that leaves some fruity and a hint of the alcohol that lies underneath the well blended flavors.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the clove and orange peel are the first through, but the alcohol leaves a nice warm finish as it goes down. Not too much, but you know it's there. Very nice combination of flavors that work well together.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the carbonated side, which is to be expected, but does not detract from the beer.

Drinkability: Good to enjoy over a period of time. Do not rush through this beer, it has a lot to offer that would be missed due to a hurried drinking.

madtrixter787, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of schroederm
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter:

Opaque yellow brown body with a thick, thick head. A chalice would be best for this brew. Citrus, farm, and yeast in the nose. Absolutely awesome maltiness, and exceptionally well rounded. A little lemon in there, a touch on the sour side. Highly carbonated, but that's too be expected. Very drinkable.

Overall: Another solid win from Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde is available, reasonably priced, and delicious.

schroederm, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of redteg02
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: to be quite honest with you it looks like i pissed in the glass. very thick urine yellow with a thick head.

Smell: touch of fruit with a hint of alcohol, still not very impressed

Taste: execptionally smooth, strong fruit flavors but nothing over powering. the fact that really dont like pale ale's tells you how good this must be

Mouthfeel: carbination is perfect. it is high dont get me wrong but it works exceptionally well with this beer

redteg02, Dec 07, 2005
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A full charged straw yellow, honey-colored body. Rapid carbonation leads to an airy head that is tough to beat. The hazy body hosts the yeast cells drifting around the bottom.

Smell: This aroma is phenomenal. It is filled, I mean filled, with citrus and spice. Fresh black pepper and clove is followed by the freshness of lemon. A belgian yeast aroma is clearly present.

Taste and mouthfeel: The carbonation feels like little pin pricks hitting the tongue. A sweet, light malt is extremely smooth. The alcohol gently warms your body as it travels down your throat. This is like a belgian wit on steroids.

Drinkability: "The end of the world" packs a serious punch of flavors, aroma, and brain kick. Remarkably good, but you may end up at La Fin du Monde if you go to nuts with this one. This is such and awesome beer!

ALESwhatCURESya, Jul 21, 2005
Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

vfgccp, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of birderbeerer
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

birderbeerer, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LordAdmNelson, May 06, 2009
Photo of irisier
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

irisier, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of Cs1987
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Cs1987, Feb 28, 2008
Photo of ChrisWashington
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

ChrisWashington, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of tripelhops
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tripelhops, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of dmamiano
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

dmamiano, Sep 26, 2007
Photo of mnj21655
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mnj21655, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of mentor
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mentor, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of Florida9
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Florida9, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of purplehops
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

purplehops, Jan 03, 2003
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SaCkErZ9, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of BurgerJones
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BurgerJones, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of dnichols
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

dnichols, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of Spica66
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Spica66, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

woosterbill, Aug 25, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,176 ratings.