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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,923 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,923
Reviews: 2,794
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 430
Gots: 1,341 | FT: 19
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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 scottg
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy light orange/gold color with a two finger cloudy white head with amazing retention and thick lacing that coats the glass. Aromas of banana, ginger, vanilla and some spicy hops. Banana, clove, pepper, ginger, curaco flavors combine with a strong malt flavor with some alcohol warmth. Highly carbonated, medium bodied, this is a sparkling mouth coating beer. Very smooth and well balanced, the alcohol warmth is noticeable but mellow allowing for easy drinking.
If you want to turn someone on to this brewery, this is the beer to do it with.

Photo of Hokies
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip. Pours a huge white head that leaves a thick sticky lace on the glass. The color is a pale yellow color with no transparency.

The aroma is filled with a zesty yeast and clove aroma. Their is also a phenolic aroma along with the clove and some light banana aroma.

The taste is wonderful as it starts with a clove spice and alcohol warmth. The malt kicks in with some really nice sweetness and a dryness from the fruit flavour and finishes with the yeast taste.

Their is a nice creamy feel to this beer with a good amount of carbonation. This is a tremendous beer which I could drink all night.

Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of estery pepper, cloves, citrus, and orange with a tropical fruit salad aroma coming through.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with that signature spicy tropical fruit. There is also a vanilla cream flavor that comes through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly spiced with spritzy carbonation tickling the tongue.

Photo of magictrokini
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply an excellent beer. Pours cloudy gold with a fat white head. Aroma is full of yeast and spice, with some lighter fruits. Perfect balance of malt, yeast, and spcie in the taste, with some hops for a nice bite in the end. One of the best, putting a lot of the brewed-in-Beligiums to shame

Photo of CHSLBrew
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A-A very yeast-hazy deep golden beer, it glows ominously (and beautifully) when held to light. 2 cm dull-white head slowly reduces to very little. The carbonation is visibly evident from the intense bubbling on the pour.

S-Sweetish with clove-like phenols. A spicey citrus character.

T-An overall very malty brew. Clove-like characters join a distinct spiciness over a hard-to-define fruitiness (perhpas some mild citrus among many others). A very definite yeasty and bready character from the bottle conditioning. Finishes spicy and clean.

M-Appropriately high carbonation. Medium-heavy body. A slight alcoholic feel, but not at all harsh; instead, quite smooth and enjoyable.

D-I need this one again! It's one of the more enjoyable Belgian brews that in which I have partaken. It's a very fun beer to drink and makes me excited to drink more high-quality Belgian ales.

Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled September 3rd, 2008. My first Canadian review!

A - Huge white head that dissipates quickly over a murky yellow-colored brew. Plenty of carbonation and attractive lacing. A lot lighter than I was expecting from a tripel.

S - Yeast, lemon peel, cloves, with a hint of malt sweetness in the background. There is a good depth of spices and floral notes - it has more in common with some of the good German hefeweizens than with some Belgian tripels. Actually reminds me of a cross between a saison and a hefe...

T - Sweet at the nose, but gets more savory as it passes through the mouth. There's a sharp bite at the top of the palate, likely from the high ABV. A mix of cloves, honeys, spices and yeast - reminds me of a less sweet and more boozy version of Cynicale.

M - Crisp, refreshing, and bubbly - a little champagne like. I was a little surprised by how thin it was for something so strong - it definitely could be creamier and more full-bodied.

D - Not a style that I'd want to pound for an evening, although at 9% there isn't a huge risk of that happening. This is more of a change of pace beer for me.

I remember liking this a lot more in the past, but maybe that was because I hadn't been exposed to the wide variety of US and Belgian brews that I know now. It's not my favorite Unibroue - prefer Maudite, Trois Pistole, and Terrible.

Photo of HalfFull
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large wine glass from a 12 oz. bottle, this brew shows a hazy orange/golden color with a nice half inch head. Offers decent retention and a pleasant light carbonation that makes for a steady surface ring and artsy lacing on the glass.

Slightly sweet on the nose with notes of apple and pear, along with a subtle hint of spice, peppery clove/cinnamon in nature. Tiny bit of sourness from the yeast.

Taste matches the nose well with a malty sweetness initially, followed by notes of summer fruit and finishing with a lingering spice close. Not overpowering in the malts like some of the style. Offers a rich texture for a Tripel and is quite intriguing.

Decent but not over the top carbonation and a nice medium rich complex body make for a smooth feel and drink. Lot's of wheat and subsuquent haze for the style, a Belgian Wheatwiine of sorts.

Better results from 12 oz. bottles vs. a corked 750 ml. in this case, which is a bit at odds compared to most.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess I saved the best Unibroue for last. I bought 8 different Unibroue 12 oz singles and finally I can drink one and say I absolutely enjoyed it.

Pours a nice cloudy yellow with a think wisp of a head. Smell is spicy with a clove/banana type of aroma. Taste is very reminiscent of a Hefe, but a tad spicier and beefier. 9% ABV is well hidden and this has superior drinkability. A great beer, I liked this one a lot.

Photo of Crunch
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a goblet, it bubbled forever. It has a lasting, creamy head. the color was golden with a slight cloudiness to it. The aromas were fruity and full nosed, with a slight hint of an alcoholic twang when I inhaled deeply. Sweet tasting but not overly so. A full bodied feel in the mouth, the carbonation tingles the tongue, the sweet fruity tastes are pleasurable and there is a slight alcoholic taste.

Photo of droomyster
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a pure white foamy head. Small bubbles jet upward for days. Sweet, fruity aromas of watermelon and bit of bubblegum, also some yeasty notes in there in well. Taste explosion - it makes my head spin trying to comprehend it. I'll have to fill in the flavors on another bottle but for now suffice it to say that it's a 5 in the taste department. The medium body is perfectly lifted with the carbonation. Along with Trois Pistoles, this is one of tbe best beers I've ever had.

Photo of sccala
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a brown 12 oz. bottle with foil wrapped around the neck and cap. Label has a satellite view of eastern Canada. Beer drank from a white wine glass.

A- Eh. Not what I'd expect from a tripel. More golden color than a traditional trip. Pours to a 2 finger head but doesn't hold, and leaves no retention. The light color though does make for a very visible flow of carbonation, which is a slight bonus.

S- Nice array of yeast here. Slight notes of malted barley, and wildflowers as well.

T- Coriander, nutmeg, cloves, a hint of anise. Carbonation is perfect. Has a bit of a creamy aftertaste.

M- I'd ALMOST rather just let this beer sit in my mouth all night than actually swallow it. You can taste many characteristics of this beer on your tongue and lining of cheeks well after the swallow.

D- Very good belgian tripel. If not for the poor scores I gave for appearance, this is right up there with the best trips I've drank. Also worth noting is how suprised I am that this beer is a product of Canada. CANADA??? Impressive!

Photo of MacDomer
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I never comment on bottle labels, but this one I really like...I think that of Unibroue in general, actually. They give me the impression that drinking the beer is some king of special event and that I should really prepare myself. Anyway...12oz bottle poured into my Westvleteren chalice (thanks, Flup!)

A - Just how it should look for a Tripel, but nothing too spectacular. Big fluffy white head on top of a hazy dark yellow/straw visibly carbonated beer. Lacks lacing, however.

S - This is a nice subtle nose of bananas, clove, white pepper, fresh lemon confit, bready yeast, and a hit of alcohol. Very well integrated. Really invites you in, but it's not as powerful or big as the nose on others.

T - Tastes like orchard fruits, banana bread, and Belgium. Besides the typical banana/clove flavors, there's also fresh green apple, and some doughy yeastiness here. This is really tasty. I also want to call the flavor profile suave - it just doesn't jump out at you like some others in this style (which is among my favorites) - more refined.

M - This mouthfeel is freaking awesome. Smooth and soft, it's pretty full and round. Just absolutely coats the entire mouth and then cleans it off with some moderate carbonation - a wave of little tiny bubbles comes rushing through, but isn't overpowering. Finish is not that long.

D - High, since this is really delicious! Very well balanced and integrated throughout. Pretty complex. One of the best, if not the best of the non-Belgians.

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a graet golden straw color with a small white head

S:Floral and sweetness, maybe honey

T:Fantastic, malty sweetness, throughout, with a little hop ending. GREAT!

M: Smooth, none offensive.

D: This is scary how drinkable this is at 9%. I will recommend this to everyone looking for a world class tripel

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Or, "The End of the World." How could you not love this beer already? Out of a caged bottle at a beer tasting at the Fresh Market in Burlington this one was a pale yellow color. The head was two fingers of bright white foam that displayed good retention even as a skim and left streaks of nice lacing. The aroma was of lemon zest, dry wheat, floral hops and semi-sweet malt. The flavors were distinctly sweet, tart green apples, hints of pear, floral and citrus hops, some fruity alcohol esters that then finished on a tangy wheat note. The finish lingered but not unpleasantly. The carbonation and body were medium and the mouthfeel was quite smooth. Quaffable and pleasant yet punchy and refined, an impressive summery offering.

Photo of wescj
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy, golden yellow. Starts with a half inch of off white head, which leaves a nice amount of lace.

Smells floral, with a touch of honey sweetness. Also some fruit and alcohol.

Tastes sweet and smooth. Alcohol warms things up a bit, and a touch of hops on the back end.

Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect.

Good beer, all around.

Photo of astrasday
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this from a 750 ml bottle into a La Fin Du Monde glass I got for free with the beer. Lovely golden hue with a two finger white head quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Raw sugar, yeast, tangerine and a hint of pineapple come through on the smell.

Taste-- Wow. Malts and yeast dominate in this complex flavor. Fruity tangerine, orange and pineapple take a back seat. Alcohol is nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel is creamy and even a bit oily with how smooth it is.

High drinkability. Another deceptively strong one from Unibroue. A delicious brew that goes down smooth with little trace of alcohol.

Photo of Vendetta
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original Rating Date:
May 18, 2008

High quality tripel. Very easy to drink, made a good summer beer. Cloudy golden hue. Fruity, lemony smell. Taste is well rounded, fruity and spicey. Alcohol not very detectable. This isn't really my style but it's enjoyable. I just wish the Unibroue products were a little easier on the wallet.

Photo of Kadonny
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: A golden straw color with a minimal off white head. Deep glass legs but the lacing does not really stick to the glass.

S: Belgian yeast spice with fruit citrus smells. A nice underlying aclohol sweetness pairs.

T: Fresh citrus fruits coupled with a nice solid belgian yeasty spice of clove. Some banana comes through in the middle with a peppery spice character. Very complex, very nice.

M: Medium with some hints of alcohol. Coating and enjoyable.

D: High for this abv. Wow, give me another and drink it all night (until you hit the floor).

Overall an excellent example of the tripel style brewed in eastern Canada no less! Great beer and deserving of the great scores here. Try it.

Photo of wiseguy142
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow/light orange. Maybe the color of a slightly overripe orange. Pretty nice head bubbles down to a thin layer with a little circle of dense foam in the middle of my Duvel tulip glass while the foam on the sides is already sticking to the edges of the glass. Aroma is.. well.. Belgiumy. I'm not a huge fan of Belgians and this is a little above normal for me. Belgian yeast aromas with a nice underlying aroma of dried fruit.

Taste has a pretty pervasive alcohol presence that hits every part of the tongue along with a lot of residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Well done and interesting hop flavor accentuates the yeast strain. It's definitely good, but not irresistable just to me.

Mouthfeel, on the other hand, is amazing. Perfect level of carbonation and great water quality. Probably the best part about the beer in my opinion. It has a decently high level of carbonation but it's not intrusive or acidic like in some beers. The small, numerous bubbles really bring out the flavor rather than competing with it.

I'm glad I picked this up again since I don't thin I've had this since right when I started getting into craft beer. I think I enjoyed it a little more when I was just getting into it and my personal taste isn't really leaning towards Belgians in the long run but absolutely worth the buy.

Photo of ludachris
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ive been meaning to try this bad boy for awhile. Pours a hazy straw colour with a huge white fluffy head that quickly disappears. Citrus is the most prominent smell accompanied with a bit of malt. Taste matches the smell; nice sweet citrus with a very high amount of carbonation. Maybe this could explain why the 9% alcohol content is so well hidden. The first thing that I thought of when I tasted this was Mill St.'s Belgian Wit, just with more carbonation and a little more complex. This beer is very easy to drink considering its high abv. Overall, thought this was a very good brew just wish they lessened the amount of carbonation. This is a beer that I wouldnt have more than one in a night but would definately buy again.

Photo of corby112
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, golden-amber color with a thick frothy white head that dissolves into a lasting lacing. Aroma of apple, pear, grape, citrus and slight hint of alcohol. Very carbonatied up front with a fruity spiciness with hints of light crisp fruit and a sweet citrus finish.

Photo of cvfish
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a pale golden straw color with a head disappears, but leaves a decent head around the glass

S - orange and lemon peel dominates the nose

T - a fruity (more of a citrus fruit taste, like the smell, go figure), malty taste with some spiciness that hides the alcohol

M - Light/moderate bodied with slight carbonation

D - Drinkable beer, not a favorite, but good none the less

Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz single purchased as part of a Unibroue mixed pack purchased at Whole Foods in Duluth, GA poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy straw like yellow with a faint covering of bubbles that would be hard to call a head. Even though there is a small amount of bubbles they do leave sheets of sticky lacing as the beer is consumed. I would give it a slightly higher score if it had more of a head. I did pour it very slowly and the snifter is oversized. Maybe they contributed to the lack of head.

S: A beautiful citrus aroma dominates the nose. The alcohol is noticeable in the nose, but it is not overpowering at all. It smells very good.

T: There is a nice fruit taste, but it doesn't dominate like the aroma would leave you to believe. It is very subtle. A nice malt backbone, classic Belgian yeast flavors, and some sort peppery spicing. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a very nice tasting brew.

M: The peppery spicing gives it a nice tingle in the mouth. It is a bit thin, but still is enjoyable to roll around on the tongue.

D: This one is too drinkable for your own good. With an ABV of 9% it still drinks like a session beer.

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

Bottle@home - 2006 vintage

A: Hazy golden orange with a ok sized head. Very nice lacing!

S: Tropcial fruits, Yeast, Cloves, Citric notes. Wonderful!

T: Honey, Fruit (Apple, Pears, Bananas), Spices (Pepper!), Yeast.

M: Carbonation is at a medium level. Very nice balance and absolutely no trace of alcohol. Very impressive!

This is a favourite that i keep on coming back to again and again. Insanely drinkable for a 9% brew. Has the typical Unibroue yeast-character but if you can't get past that, you're missing out! Recommended++!

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

Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is sort of odd, skunky-ish, some spices (clove maybe?). Flavor of a slight yogurt sourness, mint julep, melon, and yeast. A little heavy to drink. Decent tripel though!
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20
3.5/5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,923 ratings.