La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Reviews: 2,822
Hads: 9,237
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 503
Gots: 1,621 | 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 Cokie
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review here and I picked the La Fin Du Monde because it is one of the best ones I have ever had!!

From the time I opened the cap on the bottle, I could smell the beautiful aromatics of, clove, banana, flowers, and yeast. As I poured it into a wine glass the smell for just incredible!

The flavor was just mind blowing... just as I smelled, the clove was upfront and in my face, finished with the banana and flower.

So far this is on the top of my list!! What an incredible brew it is. If I could, I would drink it on a daily basis. I don't even get the alcohol it is masked so well... this is not a session brew!! (633 characters)

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this beer many, many times so this review is from memory (shared a 750 last night). I always serve chilled to well chilled, pours golden/ light orange with a billowy head that disappears within a few minutes. smell is fruity, spicy, slightly herbal. Taste has a wide range of flavors that seem to show out at different times, banana/ clove, sweet almost caramel malt flavors, some how dry and effervescent yet with a smooth creamy finish all at once. great for a toast, nice to sip (or guzzle) with food, just watch out for the 9% abv 'cause you cant tell it's there. (576 characters)

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Congrats to our northern neighbors for creating this amazing brew that I now have on my favorites list.

It's a dark golden color with a boat load of white foamy head that doesn't die easily. It's rather cloudy, and this one had a few chunks of dark sediment that my first one didn't. The aroma is mostly fruit with a bit of wheat. The flavor just blew me away. A bit of wheat, then lemon, orange, cloves, spices. A rather complex mix that are strong and plentiful. It knocks your taste buds out and makes you ask for seconds. It finishes just a tad tart but still sweet. (571 characters)

Photo of GDMFSOB
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is fantastic. I wholeheartedly believe that La Fin Du Monde can stand up to any beer in Belgium. I could drink this stuff all night, and on several occasions I have. This hazy masterpiece should be savored, but it's so tasty you can't help but to pound these down. Truly a ray of light on an otherwise cloudy day. (323 characters)

Photo of EMV
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply put, one of the best beers I've ever enjoyed. This one stands out even amongst the Unibroue herd, and is really a delightful beer. It pours a gorgeously unfiltered/hazy dark golden color with a head that won't quit. The aroma is complex to say the least, with yeast, hops, and a fruity sweetness all detectable to one extent or another.

The taste is excellent, with an initial fruity sweetness and a crisp aftertaste. It's a very complex taste, that challenges your palate without being confusing. This beer's a sipper at 9% alcohol content, but the flavours do a great job of masking just how quickly this one could put you on your backside. The mouthfeel itself is also excellent, with just the right amount of carbonation.

Recommended to fans of good beer.... this is the one that Quebec should be proud of. (823 characters)

Photo of popery
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Monde is one of my favorite beers. It is not necessarily the best beer in the entire world, but it's widely available, comes in large and small singles and is a tremendous tripel, no mean feat. Unibroue beers have superb feel and delicious flavors. It's certainly the best tripel that I've tried that is not from Belgium. The beer has a somewhat inconsistent look. The head bubbles up, but it settles into a calm champagne look without much lacing. The misty liquid is quite appealing, on the other hand. The nose is earthy and spicy. It has a genuine Belgian flavor that is subtle and often lacking from American versions of Belgian styles. The flavor has this same Belgian earthiness, that quality that marks some of the best beers in the world. The feel is of a billion tiny needles gently exploding. The drinkability is incredibly high. This beer really made me a big fan of Unibroue. I've tried a lot of their styles and this one still stands as a top beer for Unibroue and craft beer, generally. (1,011 characters)

Photo of sloejams
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The BJCP gives this as an example of a Tripel, but I tend to agree with the BA, Belgian Strong classification. I drink this often, I decided to finally give it a proper review.

It pours a hazy yellow with a beautiful crisp frothy lace head. A sweet aroma suggests fruit perhaps peach. It has a creamy character that is full of carbonation. The 9% ABV is not noticeable in the taste or mouthfeel making it very drinkable. The finish is effervescent and clean. It’s very flavorful and downright delicious.

Unibroue makes fine products and this is not exception. As I mentioned above, I have this somewhat regularly and I anticipate many happy returns. (657 characters)

Photo of ewright
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's the end of the world as we know it... I just had to review the beer in my (current) avatar for my 100th review. Tripel isn't one of my favorite styles, but I absolutely love LFDM. I'll try to be objective here.

A: A painfully slow pour from a foil-wrapped 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip yields 3+ fingers of frothy head that crests the lip, but does not overflow. After a minute or two, the head has receded to a ring leaving fat chunks of sticky lace on the glass. A hazy golden glow eminates from the glass, begging me to drink.

S: Notes of peach and apricot are most obvious up front. Lurking in the background is possibly a bit of honey and a mild spiciness.

T: Fruity flavors are most obvious up front, with notes of golden raisins and a bit of banana from the Belgian yeast. There's also some mild toast flavors. The finish shows just a hint of hop bite with a nutty aftertaste.

M: Rich and full bodied. The only knock is that a bit more effervescence would be appreciated. Maybe I should have been even MORE careful on the pour!

D: Like I said up front, this is one of my favorites! I could sip this one all night, but it is definitely a sipper. (1,163 characters)

Photo of TheYeagermeister
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A--Pours a rich golden apricot color. Has a thick smooth head of about 1 1/2 inches, which retains well and leaves some lacing. Very appetizing from the start.

S--Heaven. The same apricot from the appearance, along with strong biscuit, yeast, and dough. I also detect some banana and clove.

T--Essence of sweet and ripe light fruits--pear, apricot, papaya--but it's not markedly sweet or cloing, by far. The biscuity, buttery yeast provides the perfect backdrop and rounds it out into a beautiful dry finish.

M--Smooth, rich, and creamy, it coats the palate and allows the complex tastes to linger for miles.

D--The alcohol is remarkedly well hidden, though the warmth is there. This could kick your butt if you're not careful.

Overall, this is one of the best belgians I've ever had. It is frickin beautiful. Stellar example of this style. (847 characters)

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint glass. This beer had an orangish color with medium head. Carmel and other spices mad this beer taste rare. Very strong tasting but it is worth it. Mouthful is about the same. Not your usual beer, but a walk on the canadian side this beer is one of canada's finist (282 characters)

Photo of jj21
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding vision pours into the glass. Thick white head topping a hazy golden beer. Great retention and lacing. Aromas or citrus and bananas loft and linger even when the glass is away from your nose. Flavors of cloves, citrus, yeast and crisp sweetness. I could hardly sense the 9.0% alcohol in this beer. Outstanding! (321 characters)

Photo of dankster
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. this has to be one of the best triples i have ever had!

A- Cloudy with a great golden hue

S- alot of Fruit notes going on mostly bananas

T- Oh yeah Big time banana flavour going on. a little spice and cream on the back of the mouth

M- creamy and smooth. great coating in the mouth. love this beer. will pick up again for only 7.99 a 750

O- Best triple to date! need to try more offerings from this brewery (416 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle didn't pop when the cork was pulled yet this beer still poured an enormous head, though it pretty quickly settled down to just lace. A hazy yellow in color. Both the bouquet and taste are an explosion of intense flavors - tangy, tart, sweet, citrusy, and it has a long finish. It's like a Summer brew kicked up in every category, including the alcohol content. Top knotch. (379 characters)

Photo of number1bum
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle pours a somewhat hazy golden honey color with a very rich and creamy inch and a half of nearly white head. Head retains a nice lace throughout and leaves quite a bit of stick.

Smell is very fruity with a nice sweetness, some clove, spice and yeast. Bit of booze in there too; this is precisely how I like a tripel to smell.

Taste too is exceptional. Sweet and fruity, super creamy, some spice and yeast, clove. I love tripels on the sweeter side and this is the prototype, I think. Mouthfeel is very creamy and a hefty medium body but the carbonation is a bit overdone; it could be softer in the mouth. Nevertheless, very smooth and creamy.

This is an awesome beer, one that I would drink all the time if I could. (729 characters)

Photo of Karma_is_flawed
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wonderfully fresh and easy to drink

Look - fantastic white head that sticks around, golden and rich cloudy color

Smell - Flowery, citrus, grapefruity, very refreshing

Taste - reminds me of a pinot grigio, grapefruity, crisp flavor that goes down well

Feel - An unpretentious bite from the carbonation gives way to a smooth cool aftertaste. (344 characters)

Photo of BobaFret
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - A hazy deep yellow with a white head that doesn't linger.

S - Smells slightly of bananas and spices. One of the best smelling tripels that I've had.

T - Spicy but not overpowering; the Unibroue yeast complements this beer nicely. Extremely balanced. I would not have guessed that this beer is 9% ABV.

M - You can definitely tell that this is a bottle-conditioned/refermented ale.

O - A fantastic tripel that's very easy to drink. (438 characters)

Photo of krets
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I am not a fan of craft beer, and hearing that this was from North America concerned me. This beer surpassed my expectations. It does an exceedingly great job of meeting or beating many Belgian breweries. (204 characters)

Photo of Dmann
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's taken me long enough to get around to this one and I'm glad I did! This one poured a nice light golden color with a slight haze and great carbonation bubbles. The head was very thick and frothy and managed to stay around till the last sip. The smell was very fruity and spicy due to the belgian yeast. The taste was outstanding with large pinapple notes and peppery spice mixed with a near perfect carbonation level that made for a great experience. If you are a fan of Belgian beers this one is defiantly worth a try! (523 characters)

Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into tulip

A-Hazy golden amber body with slight orange tint. Thin head although the near fizzling carbonation keeps head through most of the drink.

S-Strong Belgian yeast accompanied by light citrus fruit, clove, caramel and biscuit.

T-Delicious and complex tripel, light yet full of flavor. Taste mirrors smell with great balance. Each sip brings new flavors to the front. Delicious finish.

M-Light and smooth, high carbonation makes the tastes of citrus, caramel and Belgian yeast dance on your tongue.

O-Best tripel I've ever had, which surprises me after visiting Belgium and sampling the finest over there.

I highly recommend this beer for fans of Belgian brews. (693 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Preface: I have enjoyed this beer for years, and having requested a case from brother Jer to celebrate my second son's birth (Michael Mark, 10lbs., 12 oz.), I revisit Unibroue's pride with a respectful confidence....thick, pillowy four-finger head froths the in THE La Fin Du Monde tulip... body is thick, orange/peach, and sediment-filled...tracings are like rhythmic ocean waves... flavorful, bright bouquet of yeast... hops are brisk and pleasant, with a slight citric injection... medium-bodied with a full finish--minimal alcohol presence, active but not obtrusive... reminiscent of the Schneider folk's brews--refreshingly clean, crisp, complex with clove, spruce, cinnamon, vanilla, watermelon, pear, and citrus ... palate-cleansing and complimentary to a host of foods--most notably these nachos! Cools and burns at the same time... an almost unbelieveable combination of refreshment and taste, readily causing amnesia at the thought this was ever a tripel at 9%....beautiful. (984 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this at Brewhaus in downtown Springfield. Served in the bottle with a small footed pint glass...I like how they let you pour your own beer the way that you want.

A - Awesome 12 oz bottle with a picture of what I at first thought was Pangaea, but then realized that La Fin Du Monde means "the end of the world" sop why would they put a picture of the beginning of the world on the bottle. Turns out it's actually a disembodied picture of Quebec. As for the beer, it's a creamy golden hue that is very hazy and supports a nice thick 2 finger white head. The head is very tight looking as stays around for the duration.

S - Dark fruits, honey, dusty yeast, outdoorsy aromas, and melon. Gloriously complex and very typically "Belgian."

T - Honey drenched melons, dates, and cantaloupe. Yeasty powdery outdoorsy flavors clearly identify this as a Belgian style beer. Soft and round hop profile keeps things from getting too sweet...although this is markedly sweeter than Duvel. I don't taste any alcohol whatsoever. This is remarkably tasty.

M - Extremely full and thick in the mouth....like honey. Chewy and dusty with moderate carbonation helping to further increase the sensation of fullness. No hint of the whopping 9 & ABV either.

D - Excellent. If it weren't for the high price tag, I would drink this all the time. 9% be damned...this thing did kick my ass at the end of the night however, so watch out. (1,425 characters)

Photo of Rootdog316
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a Tripel Belgian styled-ale. It has a nice orange and spicy aroma. The flavors are pretty complex and mostly great. To start, you get nothing except for a blast of carbonation that lasts at least a second. But finally that evolves on your palate. First tastes are of orange and other citrus along with spices, noticeably cloves and cinnamon. Lots of yeasty and doughy flavors as well. A nice finish and aftertaste too. The 9% alcohol warms you up but in a good way and is not annoying at all. (505 characters)

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a chimay chalice.

A: This pours a hazy (from the cold) golden orange color with a finger of frothy head that recedes to the edges and laces well.

S: Strong citrus notes, very mild banana, complex yeast character that is quite unique, clove, and perhaps ginger.

T: Sweet citrus, mild caramel malt, banana, clove, spicy yeast, with the lingering tanginess being the main attraction.

M: This has it all: medium-thick body, creaminess, light prickliness, and an incredibly smooth finish.

D: This is likely as close to perfect as the style can get. (581 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am drinking a vintage 2005 750 mL C&C bottle poured into my bran' spankin' new Pauwel Kwak tulip glass. The ale is at an
optimal temperature of 45-50 degrees.

Appearance: The ale pours as a nice deep goldenrod color, with a nice head that leaves a pleasing lace down the sides of this long-necked glass. THe alse is not quite clear, but close enough that one can make out whatever is on the other side of
the glass.

Smell: The smell of peppers and spices jump out immediately. The pepper is very obvious and adds a hint of spicy heat to the nose. There are also sugars, imparting a slightly sweet note.

Taste: The taste of candied sugars hits the tongue immediately, providing a sweet taste that slowly turns into a strong alcohol presence. Beyond that, the spicy taste of black pepper makes itself known. The malt character is fairly low key, but the hop presence is equally restrained, creating a very smooth evenly blended ale.

Mouthfeel: The ale sites very nicely in the mouth, with the pepper and sugars providing a sweet and bitter interplay. Keep the ale in your mouth and allow it to warm, the alcohol character becomes very apparent.

Drinkability: Despite the 9% abv, the ale is very drinkable, tasting so smooth and balanced, one does not even realize the alcohol until it is WAY too late. An excellent ale from a top notch brewery. (1,363 characters)

Photo of jsh420
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best by 11/26/11

pours cloudy yellowish orange with a 2 finger pillowy head that leaves no lacing

smell is big banana clove belgian yeast

taste spicy banana clove a little alcohol heat that works to its advantage - an amazing beer

mouthfeel is perfect with this taste - medium body with tons of carbonation that leaves you with a clean crisp dry finish - perfect

drinkability - is perfect - i would never turn down this beer anytime of year (445 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.