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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,830 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 2,830
Hads: 9,307
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,694 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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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 Samp01
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium white lasting fluffy head. mild lacing. Aroma is of sweet spicy fruit, Belgian yeast, some notes of citrus and banana, some biscuit malt as well. Taste is same as aroma with a good spiced hops bitterness. A medium body, with lively carbonation, almost champagne like. The finish is a combination of sweet spiced fruit, Belgian yeast, biscuit malt with spicy hops bitterness on the end for balance. This brew has some nice champagne like effervescence. Overall a very good, delightful, and tasty brew. very nice. (554 characters)

Photo of Roxie_B
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Appearance: Translucent blonde with a fluffy white head
Smell: Earthy with some banana and floral notes
Taste: Honey sweetness, pilsner hops, bananas and floral tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly warming. (243 characters)

Photo of Tsull123
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%

This is great beer.

I really wished i had reached for this instead of Molson XXX on my Senior class trip to Montreal in '99. I had a Molson XXX and swore i'd never have another "Gasoline and piss frenchie beer" for the rest of my life.

It's almost sessionable at 9% in my opinion. The aftertaste is hanging around a bit much, and there's a warming in my far lower abdomen, but other than that this goes down EXCEPTIONALLY smooth. (431 characters)

Photo of MrWilliams
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured easy from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: 4.5) Even with an easy pour a good two finger head, off white, thin and foamy, quickly dissipated. Had to pour in several steps to allow the head to recede. Color is liquid gold opaque enough that I could not see through it, but when held to the light gave a pleasant glow. Bubbles race up the sides from first pour to middle of the glass.
S: 4.0) Smell like a good Wit. Bananas and bread with a bit of spice on the follow through. There' s more fruit in there but at the moment I can't quite pick it out ( damn sinus infection) apples perhaps or pears.
M: 3.75) Fair to middlin', an abundance of carbonation makes this beer feel light and airy. But after letting it sit on the tongue for a moment it thickens a bit.
T: 4.75) As the nose suggest bread, bananas and spice dominate. With sweet and tart green apples on the finish. After swallowing bananas and bread remain in the aftertaste for some time. The 9% ABV is undetectable to my tastes.
O: 4.5) Truly excellent. A bit more carbonation than what I prefer, but that is my only gripe. Yet another excellent brew from Unibroue that is suitable for all weather and/or occasions. (1,190 characters)

Photo of seedyone
4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

02/04/15 On tap at Barleycorn, NYC. Somethings never change and that's for the better.

07/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A favorite from the bottle, so on tap is like seeing it 'in person' after listening to the album for so long. I love this beer. Please serve it at my funeral. (286 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.75/5  rDev -13%

12 oz. bottle poured into chalice
(best before 9/16/16 printed on label)

L: yellow gold, no amber in it; fluffy white/off-white head; shows a ton of bubbles in brew, maintains almost complete skin of white foam

S: like a witbier ... it has the fruity sweetness of the tripel but with a bit of spice in it

T: follows the nose ... slightly tart with a bit of banana at times, but mostly sweet fruity with spice

F: perfect

O: surprised it wasn't sweeter ... also surprised it tastes a lot like a couple of witbiers I've tried. not my favorite triple but a good brew. (574 characters)

Photo of Robinho
4/5  rDev -7.2%

I use to get this beer all the time and it was great. But about a year ago I got 4 consecutive bottles that were all flat and tasted like straight syrup. Haven't been able to go back since. Anyone else have that issues? (219 characters)

Photo of Renaissance_Man
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

First beer of my Wednesday night session at World of Beer UCF. It has been a long week.
This is a great triple that was poured from the tap. It has a hazy sunrise yellow colour with a small head that did not last.
The nose was spice and huge amounts of orange peel.
First taste confined the clove and orange with a hint of black pepper on the back pallete.
Yummy creamy mouth feel added to the enjoyment. A great way to start the evening, great to drink another awesome north American taking the `belgiAn beer challenge`. (521 characters)

Photo of Drogon
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

La Fin Du Monde was a great ale for the price or even not considering the price it was great. Cheaper and better tasting than most from Belgium and America. Unique malt, yeast, and candi taste that was one of the most drinkable Tripels I have had. Maybe similar to St. Bernardus but it's been a while sinc I have had that. But at $8.50 a bottle a lot cheaper than many others with comparable excellent taste level. (417 characters)

Photo of kfh227
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into 16 ounce mug. With a careful pour, got a big head that occupied the remaining 4 oz worth of volume.

Appearance - light amber color with a very white head.

Smell - skipping for now

Taste - outstanding. sweet taste. Not bitter. Just delicious. This is going to become one of my favorites. I don't taste any of the 9% ABV. (347 characters)

Photo of Ian_B
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light apricot colour with a tall head and excellent retention.

Slightly earthy and doughy yeast aromas pair with evident coriander spice. Light esters of grape must and apple.

Taste is spicy and fruity, with peppercorn, coriander, apples, and grape must. Bright citrusy hops balance the sweeter fruit and bready malt flavours with a drying bitterness. Yeast provides nice doughy and earthy undertones throughout, extending the length of the palate.

Overall, very dry carbonation and slightly acidic/bitter fruit flavours. A very unique and balanced Tripel. (559 characters)

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: mild effervescence, foamy egg shell head with perpetual sticky lacing, amber/yellow, cloudy

Smell: sweet, yeasty, hint of ripe plum or pluot, non specific phenols, cloves, cinnamon

Taste: sweet, hint of clove, a bit peppery, hint of banana and gum esters, malty up front with the hops providing a nice clean finish. Not cloying or syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Sufficient carbonation and astringency to offset malt, not excessive.

Overall: A reliable and excellent Belgian style pale strong ales, a good sipper (the alcohol does sneak up on you) (552 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341mL bottle into snifter. bottled on october 24, 2013 at 1:40pm eastern time. consumed on august 7, 2014, at 6:10pm eastern time

a: opaque golden apricot with a very frothy two fingers of head. loads of small bubbles in the head, looks great

s: bubblegum, pear, banana, apricot, lemon, apple, spices, yeast, hints of alcohol

t: nice apple, pear, and banana up front, followed by spices, yeast, bubblegum. faint citrus notes. the fruit flavours don't stick around too long, then a moderately malty mid-palate is introduced. a light-to-medium bitterness kicks in quckly. almost no alcohol presence. dry finish

m: medium bodied with medium-high carbonation

o: complex and interesting, tasty with a nice drying quality to it, but belgian tripels are really not my kind of drink. i'd rather reach for unibroue's dark ales (822 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 25.4 ounce bottle with cork closure. The label shows a "best before" date of August 2016. An easy pour into a schooner glass produced about 3/4 inch of a creamy white and exceedingly sticky head, reducing only a little between sips. The beer is a hazy, pale golden color with a darker bronze in the center, and with swirling carbonation.

The aroma is funky, with subtle yeast and malt notes, but actually quite light. The flavor mildly funky and alcoholic, with strong notes of earthy barnyard, sour, fermented fruit, and grainy malts. The alcohol accentuates the pungency of the various aroma-flavors, and imparts a port-like quality. The finish is boozy and moderately lingering, with a tart, Kirsch-like quality. The body seems fairly light.

A beer well worth a try, but I've tried others of this general style which I think are superior. The funky flavors are within bounds and there is plenty of complexity to savor. (937 characters)

Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a nice hazy gold. Small head and not much lacing.

Oranges on the nose, as well as a biscuit/malt smell. Light floral notes as well. Maybe even a little banana.

Good malt taste, with some fruit and slight booze. The alcohol mixes well with the fruit making it more of a citric acid type feeling than a boozy type taste. Definite oranges as well as some spice. I taste a little banana as well, like a weizenbock. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Slight carbonation, but not overwhelming.

Good beer. (555 characters)

Photo of vegassommelier
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden and slightly cloudy with medium sized bubbles.
Aromas of dried fruit and trail mix, orange peels, candy corns, sourdough bread, lemon curd and almonds dominate.
Flavors of dried apricot, lemons and oranges; candy corns, lees, almonds and macadamia nuts and chardonnay. A really nice long finish, and amazingly light considering it tips the scales at 9% abv.
A really fantastic beer. I would drink this with just about anything, but grilled pork chops with apricot chutney feels like the perfect pairing here.
I am continually amazed, being of a wine background, at how much complexity today's craft beers are generating.
High marks for this great offering! Will definitely buy this again. (701 characters)

Photo of wdowney
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly Sour.
Lemony.
Just a touch of bitterness to it.
Not too hoppy.

Is a higher ABV beer, but doesn't taste boozy. It is a lot mellower than you would expect it to be.

It is nice and clear, has a slight head to it. Nice color, bright.

Bottle and label are attractive. (274 characters)

Photo of Metalbrew
2/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this beer a few times and I don't see why it's such a great beer. I've had my fair share of great beers, but La Fin Du Monde for me is an overrated beer, one that overshadows many other great Canadian beers such as Creemore Springs, which I think is a far superior tasting beer than this. Personally, I think this beer doesn't rival Unibrue's Blanche De Chambly. The taste is very fruity and it has a high alcohol content. This is one of my least favorite beers, and I don't recommend it. (492 characters)

Photo of robertlovesbeer
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer goes down smooth and tastes fantastic. The alcohol is hidden well, but watch out the 9% will sneak up on you after you have had a couple. Florida has recently started stocking this beer at the regular sales locations and I recommend it to any beer lover. Good for most all pallets. (291 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice in terms of its honey orange hue. Unimpressive head with non-existent lacing is a let down.

S: Fruit, tropical banana, sweet berries, honeycomb, nectar, belgian sugar, belgian yeast. Spicy hint of cinnamon and cloves with tart orange. Spicy. Citrusy. Sweet

M: Medium body with a moderate carbonation level.

T: This beer really shines in how it balances its sweet malts, belgian sugar, cherries, blackberries with tart rhubarb and moderate hop bitterness. (466 characters)

Photo of TangTKE402
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a Chimay chalice. Beautifully vibrant copper-orange in color with a crisp 2-finger frothy off-white head. Hazy and very effervescent in texture.

S: Pleasant and fruity in aroma, with notes of orange, spices, a touch of banana and some flowers mixed in. Light, pleasant, and rich.

T: Spicy up-front, sweet in the middle, and a bit boozy on the swallow. Notes of cloves, bananas, orange peel, rose petals, vanilla, a touch of sourness and some esters of alcohol at the end. Well-balanced and full of flavor without an overpowering single flavor. Clearly crafted lovingly.

M: There is a bubbly, frothy up-front feel, with a Creamy, full-bodied middle, and a hot syrupy swallow. The head stays throughout and helps provide a nice feel. There is a definite alcoholic hotness on the swallow with a sticky linger.

O: A tremendously well-crafted beer with clear tripel style and a balanced approach. A true tribute to the style. (966 characters)

Photo of avwrite
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice light looking color. slightly foamy

S - Spicy smell but also some sweetness to it

T - Spicy and citrusy. Flavorful but also lacking on the bitter side.

M - Goes down smooth even with the strong tastes. pleasant

O - Nice distinct taste without being overpowering. good balance. (289 characters)

Photo of YakAnglerUSMC
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer has a fantastic pour right out of the bottle! Rich head followed by a great golden ale has just the right right amount of spices to make you think about it. At first my thought were what is this but as I took a sip I began to notice the intricate spices hidden within. At the time of this writing I would say this beer is better than my previous favorite of Chimay (Blue). (382 characters)

Photo of BeerDreadz
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

!2 onz amber bottle

A: Pale caramel color with small with foamy head

S: Citrus and spicy sweet

T: Citrus, spices with a great after taste

M; Feels good in the mouth

O: More that i expected. For years I thought this beer was overated but man,this is awesome. Top 5 better beer ever for me. Cant wait to have it again. (321 characters)

Photo of halo3one
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy, medium burnt orange, white froth, moderate lacing that quickly subsides

S - stale orange/pineapple, sweet, caramel, sourdough bread

T - stale orange, bread

M - smooth, moderate carbonation, minimal aftertaste

O - good beer, but not really my style, could do much worse though. (290 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.