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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,088 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7088
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


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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frank4sail

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale with a tint of orange and a nice white sticky head. Complex nose withalcohol/yeast/sweet malt/ and citrus (orange) nose. Bold initial taste of yeast and soft orange and spicy malt. Soft mouth at first then it dries as you taste. There is a constant white sheen and lace on the brew. The finish is one of big ABV and hints of banana. This brew slaps you in the face like the girl you hit on in the back seat when you were 16. Bold, creative, and menacing. I consider this brew the adolecent of the unibroue family (not referring to the taste) Ahhh those were the days...

PS... The rest of the family might go like this Maudite is sweet mom, raftman grandpop, "10" of course little sister, L'Eau Benite Dad, Blanche De'Chably (the playboy mag under the mattress, and Trois Pistoles grand mom.... Adopt me please...

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2002 18:42:04 | More by frank4sail
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite the pleasing bier! Lots of cloudiness, due to swirling in the yeasties! Gives it a dull, golden-yellow color, though it starts out with a golden haziness to begin with. Has a rich, bright white, fine head, plentiful bubbles rising through the golden nectar, with decent lace to boot. Spicy, peppery nose, with a hint of fruitiness present and some bready malt. Medium body, and lovely smoothness on my tongue. Flavor had some suggestions of malty sweetness (just a hair) but yeasty, spiciness is it's main attribute. Quite a bit of peppery notes here as well. A warming feeling evident down the hatch. A joy to drink!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

06-15-2002 17:28:53 | More by Bierman9
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jackndan

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde: The End of the World. Had it in a 750 ml bottle, with the cork top. Until I joined BA, I would never have bought such a beer. Until I reviewed so many (now 100! Beers), I would have gushed over this beer. But I must say, it seems like a paler version of its Belgian counterparts. It was a wonderful looking beer, but had huge chunks of the sediment floating in the second glass, despite my best efforts to pour it steady. Cloudy, golden appearance. Aroma was very pleasant of citrus and yeast. The beer itself was very nice, crisp and clean (almost airy) with a mix of bananas and citrus (fresh oranges). All in all, this beer did not have the aggressive characteristics of a beer like Duvel, and at six bucks a bottle, I was looking for more.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2002 19:34:56 | More by jackndan
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mickeymac

California

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's a nice gold with a white head that disappeared quickly. The smell and taste are citrus and spice with just a hint of hops. This is a beer that would probably be enjoyed by many who aren't accustomed to high-gravity beers because the smell and taste of alcohol aren't overwhelming. However, the ABV could make LFDM dangerous for the uninitiated. This is another nice beer from our friends up north.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2002 21:42:03 | More by mickeymac
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inebrius

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's rather hard to believe that this brew contains 9% ABV. Pale, pale wonderfully pale. Fruity must and spice nose. The moment you notice the sweetness a rush of mellow bitterness tugs your buds for attention. At the "End of the World" there is a brewery that turns out some fantastic beers. Quality, Eh!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2002 21:49:41 | More by inebrius
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At warmer serving temps this is highly carbonated and will gush out of the bottle like champagne if you don't get in the glass fast enough. Has a lemony, sulfur like aroma. Vanilla, apple flavors blend well with phenolic alcohol flavors. Some mild spice taste. Just the right amount of sweetness from sugar additions. Dangerously easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2002 12:33:40 | More by Longstaff
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(BB date 9-04) Pours a nice cloudy peach or light orange color (almost blond). Superb appearance! High alcohol kick and fruity character on the palate, with an ever so light tartness to it, and maybe notes of apple peels too. Over all this is an excellent Belgian Ale and another great one from Unibroue… I thought this was going to be hard to top….Orval Trappist Ale was the next in line!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2002 15:29:12 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, on futher inspection, i find the alcohol to be to overwhelming, quite peppery and yeasty, with some mango nectar style stuff happening, with perhaps a bit of a white wine like character, a bit cloying and sweetish like many other Unibroue beers, but i still enjoyed it enough to give it a decent score.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2002 00:15:36 | More by rastaman
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mophie

Delaware

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My second Unibroue, and I am hooked. I love the hazy, orange-yellow look of this beer. Someone mentioned mysterious, and I agree. The smell is intoxicating, fruity, peppery, an almost exotic spiciness. The taste is equally amazing, like a burst of flavors that go off in different directions that meld together to create a perfect balance of sweet fruitiness, bitter orange rind, and peppery spice. I want another.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2002 17:58:02 | More by mophie
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cokes

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2002 00:44:59 | More by cokes
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jermar

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes surprisingly like a mimosa, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Deceptively high alcohol content. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but it's clearly well made.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2002 20:38:45 | More by jermar
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ThreePistols

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, blond, with a long lasting white fluffy head. Spicy, bubbly, and slightly tangy. There is an alcohol presence that is slightly warming, but it is not overwhelming. A strong, souring, complex, lengthy aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2001 10:06:59 | More by ThreePistols
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John

New York

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Truly a world class beer from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2001 10:55:24 | More by John
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the milder-flavored offerings from this brewery. Nicely done, very smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2001 22:56:32 | More by Brent
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Todd

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: "La Fin Du Monde", translates to "The End of the World." The label is comprised of a god like light, or god's eye, that illuminates Quebec with a top view of the terrain. Very ominous.

Appearance: Pale/straw with a nation of bubbles that can be seen rushing to the surface. When poured a huge froth is produced that leaves behind a patchy white lace that is maintained by the rushing fizz. Nice head retention that sticks slightly to the glass.

Smell: Cider, pepper, flowers and light fruits are all present in the nose.

Taste: This brew is very smooth and sweet up-front with loads of malt mouth-feel. A warming sensation begins in the back of the tongue and turns into a spicy, almost pepper, flavour. This flavour is the 9% alcohol which cleverly camouflages itself until consumed. A very light hop flavour is left behind, with warming esters in the mouth.

Notes: Truly a potent and delicious brew with many hard to achieve complexities. Unlike other brews of this strength, this one is extremely drinkable due to its balance of alcohol and dextrins. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light gold from the tap. Big, foamy white head that holds for a bit. Smells of hay and fruit. Nice blend of apples and pears hits the tongue, with a touch of white grape. Smooth, crisp mouth. This is an excellent tripel that is light and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 23:37:29 | More by MartzMimic
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Haven't had this in years and was surprised by how much I loved it. Its a light orangey, yellow straw color with an incredibly soft white head and a little lacing. The smell is all stone fruits at first, Belgian yeast spiciness (white pepper, clove), banana, a little honey, vanilla and citrus peel. The taste follows the smell starting with strong peach and stone fruit notes, some candied pineapple, sweet honey, banana, and the spice profile grew as the beer warmed. A little bit of classic bubblegum flavor started to come out a bit too alongside of the clove. No traces of the booze. The clove was unique in that you would taste it and then feel all over the mouth like the way in which you feel clove. Really smooth with high level of carbonation. Could of drank this all night. Again, I had sort of considered this a gateway beer and hadn't thought of it much in a while but I was so pleasantly surprised with this one - really wonderful still.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 11:53:51 | More by jwchestnut
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cambabeer

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this as my last beer of 2013, and it was a good choice.
Nice golden yellow body with a clingy white lace head.
Nose is full of spices and fruits ranging from the hops to some apple and pear. There's also some clove and bubble gum somewhere in there.
Nice fruity sweet start to the taste, malty and bready at first. The hops try to break through the sweetness and banana/apple character and do so subtly. The end is a very spicy clean taste almost like crushed pepper, warms the soul. Nice champagne-like carbonation is the perfect fit on this beer and one could be fooled into thinking it was more like 4%ABV and not the 9% that it is. Super well done belgian triple.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 15:11:57 | More by cambabeer
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philipsanchez09

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a beer drinker at all until a friend recommended that I try this out. I usually went towards the whiskey because I felt that all beers tasted the same... Yeah, I know right... What do you expect when all I had was Tecate, Bud Light, Coors, Budweiser, & Heineken. I mean there isn't anything wrong with those, but I mean they weren't anything to be driving to the store for.

"La Fin" has a great and smooth taste. You can taste the light hint of orange & lemon citrus. The smell also reveals the same. The taste doesn't linger for too long but just enough to really appreciate this for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 21:46:10 | More by philipsanchez09
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at James Joyce in Ybor City. Served in a pint glass for some reason.

A: Rich orangish-tan, nearly opaque, with a thin half-finger of light tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Fruity yeast esters (bananas, apples and grapes mostly), cloves, roasted malts, and some booze. Some spice with almost a woody dryness here as well.

T: Fruity (banana, cherry, apple, grape) Belgian yeast esters, some toasted malts, cloves and spice, sweet but with a dry finish.

M: Medium body for style, a good bit of carbonation, and the alcohol is noticeable but doesn't seem overly hot.

O: This is quite good, although it doesn't quite stand up to the best in the style. Still, very enjoyable and I don't know why I haven't had it before.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 20:36:52 | More by macrosmatic
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light blond with four or five fingers light fluffy head.

Smells light and citrusy, think it comes from the yeast.

Taste is very smooth, very refreshing. Orange peel. Very well done triple.

Re review on tap at bottleworks clear blond big head, smell hoppy fluffy belgium flavors.

Taste sharper, banana and clove and gum.

Think it might be a bit different on tap.

Special brewers reserve bottle using spirals of oak from the 17 Grand Reserve.

Darker than the regular, hazy, smell tart bitter oak fruit and honey.

Taste carbonated, herbal, sweet oak, caramel, soft yeast, spice, pretty awesome stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 23:29:28 | More by Smurf2055
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roundthewaygirls

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

on tap in a chimay chalice.

A: hazy. deep yellow. a finger of pure froth. great lacing.

S: creamy. yeasty and spicy. banana. clove. VERY aromatic.

T: sweet, yeasty, fruity. banana. spicy. refreshing. phenols. bright flavor.

M: smoooth. substantial and sugary. viscous but not heavy. sticky.

O: one of the best tripels in existence. i've had it many times before and i hope to have it many times again. unibroue does the damn thang.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 21:32:02 | More by roundthewaygirls
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CharlesRamsey

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Day drinking at the Downey brewery, an alpine backwoods bar in the middle of urban sprawl, in a well-stocked but completely empty bar(the guy drinking a Stella doesn't count). It poured a thin white head, with color like a ray of sunshine through the clouds at Diamond Head. Tightly carbonated with lingering head. Hay, black currant, and crisp alcohol notes dominate the initial impressions. Lingering flavors of balsa wood sans spice. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy but robust with aftertaste to spare. Overall, it stands out above most other Tripel's and enjoys an easy drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 22:19:30 | More by CharlesRamsey
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

La Fin Du Monde an Abby Tripel from Unibroue Brewery In Canada

Aroma. Nice sweet citrusy with mild banana and orange, spice from the hops. Also light hints if the malt

Appearance. A beautiful hazy golden color with a nice white creamy head with excellent lacing

Taste a very balanced Trappist style ale multiple fruit flavors and subtle maltiness. With a little hop bitterness on the back end

Mouthfeel. Heavy carbonation leaves the palate refreshed for the next sip. Hides the 9%ABV very well

Overall. An Excellent Beer. On of the best beers I have had from Canada I am a fan of the Trappist style

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2013 15:43:04 | More by CardiacNP
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours well, with a beautiful 3 inch head, and a pale, hazy, honey-colored liquid underneath. The head lasts 5-10 minutes.

Smells of strong Belgian yeast, cloves, apple, and pear dominate.

Such a great flavor. Tons of tastes roll around, all held together by a slight yeast bitterness. Cloves, banana, sour apple, pear, orange. Awesome! The yeast is my favorite part- it's not overdone, but really expressive, and brings all the flavors together well.

Full bodied, strong mouthfeel and carbonation.

My favorite non-quad Belgian beer. A true masterpiece of brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 01:20:12 | More by GreesyFizeek
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,088 ratings.