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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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96
world-class

8,854 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,854
Reviews: 2,779
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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 spointon
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another extremely good beer from Unibroue!!!

A= This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a thin head that only lasts about half way through the drinking of it.

S= This one smells of alcohol, sweetness, funky yeast, bread, and a bit of fruit.

T= The taste of this beer is outstanding. In my opinion, all that is good in Belgian trippels is represented here. There is that excellently high abv, the funky/fruity yeast flavors and a hint of hard candy sweetness.

MF= The carbonation on this one is just right. Not overflowing with foaminess, but not a low carbonation beer either. It continues to release carbonation throughout.

D= This is my favorite beer from one of my newest favorite breweries. I consider it one of my "staple" beers and highly recommend it.

Photo of mithrascruor
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml. bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a wonderful glowing translucent orange. Has a thick, slick, and frothy white head which dissipates after a short while.

Smell: Fruits, yeast, and spices. A very nice smell -- not overpowering, but maybe not quite strong enough.

Taste: Lots of subdued fruit flavors, combined with spices and yeast. Well-balanced, very tasty, and fairly refreshing. My only (very minor) complaint is that it's not very complex. Otherwise it's exceptional.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly, it's a light- to medium-bodied beer. Quite a bit of light, tingly carbonation as well. Very smooth feel.

Drinkability: If anything, it's probably a bit "too" drinkable, considering the ABV. Don't really notice alcohol in the taste, but at 9% it starts to kick in relatively fast. Goes down really nice and doesn't feel heavy at all.

I'd always wanted to try one of these beers from Unibroue... finally decided to give it a try and picked this one on a whim. I was extremely pleased! An excellent ale that will surely catch your attention if you try it. I will definitely be having this again.

Photo of a061183
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off i dont review many brews but have had some of the top 100 list easily but really feel this brew deserves a review.

A: Poured into a Stone tulip (im getting a bunch of Belgian chalices tomorrow finally from a guy here in AZ that is in the AZ Trappiste club that is here in AZ, they only drink Belgian style brews and im fortunate enough to become a new member). Nice head 1.5 inches kinda dissipates but not too fast.

S: Im not great at smell but you can definitly smell the sweetness of this brew.

Mouthfeel: "Well it feels great IMHO"!!! PERIOD!

Drinkability: One word "INSANE" in a fantastic way. It 9% abv and cant even taste the alc. at all could seriously drink these all day but the abv would for sure catch up to me.

Photo of Founders_Fanatic
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been drinking this beer for a while. I had to acquire the Belgian taste, but I'm hooked. I bought a sampler 12-pack of Unibroue (La Fin Du Monde, La Gaillarde, Blonde de Chambly, Blanche de Chambly) in Montreal for $16, can you believe that price. Amazing! Now for the review. Poured into a tulip from a 341mL bottle.
A: Golden yellow, 1 1/2 fingers of white 'pillow' head, great retention, lots of lacing, champagne bubbles, clear. The head of this beer makes it really stand out in appearance.
S: Spices, floral, light fruit (apple, pear), yeast and lots of it.
T: Spices, clove, slight apple, sweet honey, and yeast...lot of it
M: Crisp, dry finish, sticky, medium almost heavy body. The body is very nice once the beer warms a little bit.
O: Great beer, Unibroue does the best Belgian style beers outside of Belgium. It's amazing how they can distribute throughout Canada and parts of the US and Europe and still have this great taste. Will I buy this again? Absolutely.

Photo of cld253
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I am sitting here trying to figure out what this beer does not do for me. And all I can think is,.. . . that maybe it could have got to me more directly, and that I could have taken better care of it. With that said, it doesn't even care,. . it still shines, even though there was some dust on the one that I pulled from the deepest reaches of darkness on the display shelf at the super market. I get excited every time I get to have this beer.

Appearance- Liquid gold, with a light, frothy, 3 finger head. Dissipates slowly, but the white layer protecting the jewels never fades. I would five this beer less on appearance, but I feel the lack of lacing is because this glass has been used a couple times tonight already.

Smell- Matly, yeasty (banana, citrus and spice), earthy. It makes you want to smell it thoroughly every time before you have another sip...

Taste- Everything that your nose picks up, with a nice floral, fruit, malt backed bite. .. (do yourself a favor and try this beer at different temperatures,.. i liked it a bit colder,.. and now its coming up to about it goes from biscuit, to banana and,.. kind of complexity that I hate to try to describe, but balanced all at the same time,...

Feel- silky smooth with a slight carb bite that wakes up your taste buds.

Drinkability - I had to find something that wasn't perfect,.. I would drink this all night, but I can't afford it, and I would appear a lightweight after slamming 9%'s all night,.. but for 9%.. it's amazing.

Eh! Go Canada! Sidney Crosby! MAF!

Photo of Kuromaru
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance--Pours a very cloudy, completely opaque pale yellow--almost white. An aggressive pour yields a full two-finger head, which dissipates quickly and leaves just a tad of lacing. The appearance of this beer is absolutely stunning.

Smell--Pretty much exactly what one would expect from a Belgian Tripel; heavy, swirling esters of earthy/ bready yeast, lightly toasted malts, exquisitely delicate spices. The alcohol presence is there, but is hidden very well, deep in the background. Though the yeast presence is the most prominent in the nose, it is soft around the edges and balances well with the spices and malts. It is very, very inviting.

Mouthfeel--Balanced, surprisingly light (but not too light) body, and surprisingly well carbonated for the style. Unbelievably refreshing, given the style.

Taste--The alcohol presence comes through stronger in the taste than in the nose, though it is still very buried and really only appears a bit at the finish. The yeast presence is not at all dense/ "mushroomy", as a tripel can be. This beer is not at all over-sugared or syrupy, as can be the case with some Belgian-style beers.

Overall--I again cannot emphasize enough how refreshing this beer is, given the strength and style. This beer is absolutely exceptional. The only things that I can think to improve upon would be simply matters of personal taste. As far as that goes, I like a tripel with a very strong spice presence in the nose, which is a tad lacking here, but again that is no reflection upon this beer, but my own personal taste. This beer is an absolute must-try. Nearly perfect.

Photo of PrairiePenguin
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a phenomenal high ABV beer. On first impression the taste reminded me of Hoegaarden with a bigger but not obsessive alcohol back end. The wonderful/horrible thing about this beer is how easy it is to drink. It would not be hard to consume 3 or 4 with dinner. I had this beer paired with an Steak, medium rare, and it fit perfectly.

Photo of KateAngelucci
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Italiano86
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of asaharyev
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into an Allagash tulip from a 750ml caged and corked bottle.

Pour: Very clear straw coloring with foamy head that quickly disappears.

Aroma: Apple, alcohol, peppercorn, clove, Belgian yeast funk, and twizzler. The aroma also has a strong alcohol hint, and is a bit medicinal.

Taste: Sweet fruit flavors up front, some pear or nectarine with apples and honey. Very estery. If you really search for it, there is a bit of hop bitterness that rounds out the flavor, and probably helps with the dry finish. Pepper, cloves, funk, and a bit of banana help to round out the palate. very complex, a delicious beer.

Overall: This really is a perfect beer. Endless complexity, very delicious. I could keep drinking bottles of this, and continually find new flavors without growing tired of it.

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jfrazee
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jon69
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of vess
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dogpiss
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of pradipta
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of madelf66
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of cokes
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Simply outstanding. I wish I could bathe in this stuff. Cloudy straw in color. Some people may knock it for being so hazy and unrefined. I personally like beer that is cloudy..it adds to the mystery. The yeast really add complexities layed upon more complexities. I am somewhat at a loss as to how to describe the taste. Others have mentioned tart apples...yeah maybe, but so much more. Each sip is a new experience. A beer that no doubt would age well. Unibroue is an expectional brewery, and this is (in my opinion) their best offering.

Photo of hyuga
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pale golden in color with a huge white head. Head stays fairly well. Excellent aroma that I'm taking great pleasure in. Black pepper spiciness, tart fruitiness, breadiness, and plain old yeast. Sure, it doesn't sound like much, but it certainly is a pleasure to sniff. And to drink...! Wow, I'm impressed. Sweetness and black pepper, odd combination? No way, it's great! Up front it's a little hoppy, then in the middle it gets to the sweet and peppery bit. Bready and a little yeasty as well, all the way through. Tangy citrus and fruitiness shows up at the back a bit more. Hop bitterness is really brought out in the finish, making it very crisp. Medium body. You'd never guess at the abv. Not a hint of it is detectable! A wonderful representation of the style, one of the best even. A wonderful beer in itself. It makes you think, what if the world was about to end? What would be your last beer? I'd say this wouldn't be a bad choice at all.

Photo of jmarvin4189
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - An orange golden w/ minimal white head

Smell - it was a citrus smell with some coriender seed mixed into it.

Taste - A strong corriender seed and citrus combination. very very good, it was a very unique taste that i haven't tasted before.

Mouthfeel - very crisp with alot of carbonation, very smooth and delightful to drink on a beautiful summer day.

Drinkability - very drinkable, i have to remember this is a 9% beer since it doesn't have a hint of alcohol in its flavor. I could drink this all day and is by far my favorite triple yet.

Photo of rsyberg01
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

serving type - 330 ml bottle. from a tulip

appearance - a light copper pour, good head that fades moderately but sticks. lacing is nice and coats the glass with a certain grasp. a bit hazy which is nice if you ask me. very inviting.

smell - very similar to delerium tremens. tropical scents purge my nostrils along with distinctive spice and a slight hop scent. alcohol is faint but a bit evident. smells just extraordinary, nothing like it.

taste - like a nice ol' kick in the mouth, it simply floods to the nooks and crannies of your mouth and shows them what exactly delicous taste is like. just pleasant all around. strong notes of fruitiness along with a slight bitter twinge from the hop character. finishes crispy and clean yet resides enough to prepare you for the next sip. taste is also very similar to delerium tremens, curious if they use the same or a similar yeast strain.

mouthfeel - not heavy at all but not light. very good balance on the palette and really quite nice. just makes you want another drink.

drinkability - very easy drinking, though it does have some depth so you have to draw the line somewhere, surely only out of fullness and not out of boredom with flavor. just a premium beer, delicious at every point of the beer from top to bottom.

tip - serve in a tulip, perfect for the nose and helps with the head just a bit. great to share with friends and family. just a great beer.

Photo of Jessefromthe9
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of the42ndtourist
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle (w/ cork). The first pouring yielded little head, but the smell which hit me almost immediately as I started pouring was a beautiful citrus and peach odour. The colour was a beautiful cloudy pale gold. The taste is magnificent, completely disguising the high alcohol content. The second pouring gave about 2cm of head, and tasted just as good as the first. An extremely good and drinkable beer!! Glad I am that I chose this to drink on my birthday.

Photo of Bobzilla
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Again, for a non-Belgian beer, Unibroue seems to have the style down.
A nice golden yellow color, with white lacy head. The lace lingered on in patches down the glass throughout drinking. "On lees", but if poured slowly, it is crystal clear.
The smell was comprable to Cantillon Iris, with less grapefruit and more subtle hints of the Belgian yeast strains. Has the Unibroue nose that is found in almost all their beers. Compared to the Cantillon, it actually is a bit more pleasant to smell, as it is not overpowering on the first whiff.
Hints of coriander and orange cut through the crispness of the beer. A light tartness, but the malt/sugar content cuts smooths it out, creating a nice blend.
The motuhfeel can be a bit crisp or light, but not so much as to be distracting.
At 9%ABV, its still a very drinkable beer. It is not heavy, and I don't really ever feel like I'm filling up when having it.
A wonderful Tripel that holds up to any other of the style that I've had.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,854 ratings.