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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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2,861 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,861
Hads: 9,475
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 21.11%
Wants: 537
Gots: 1,846 | FT: 19
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 HamdenHector
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: clove and banana;

T: clove and banana; a little bubble gum and black pepper; sweet finish with moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation - effervescent; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: at 9%, it's sneaky smooth; complex flavors;

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Photo of TH28
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Appearance: Cloudy pale golden with a frothy white foam cap. Aroma: Strong clove phenols dominate over fruity esters of banana and pineapple. Taste: Sweet rich maltiness and banana esters up front. Strong clove phenols. Typical pear esters appear on the swallow. Motuthfeel: Medium body with some creaminess and moderately high carbonation. Not as carbonated as some other tripels, but also avoids alcohol heat. Finish: Clove spice on the swallow, but banana and pear esters longer long after. Overall: Aroma is good but maybe not as strong as some other world class tripels. Really well balanced flavor profile

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Photo of doktorhops
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With R.E.M’s It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) blaring in my own private stereo, aka my brain, I approach the beer titan that is La Fin Du Monde, a brew with a reputation so mighty that a bottle of this in Australia retails for an eye-watering arm-and-a-leg $11.50 for a single 355ml bottle, when you know that it sells for at least 50% less than that in Quebec. Anyway, the life of an arm-chair jet-setting beer blogger is a pricey one... nonetheless I have it and I’m gonna review it, and there’s nothing I can do to quell the mounting hype inside my head.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazed pale gold body with a boisterous 2 cm fluffy white head that settles to a thin lace on top. Not bad La Fin Du Monde, or shall we simply call you ‘La Fin’ (laughing) for the rest of the review? Yes? Good. 8/10.

S: Aroma is more Witbier than Tripel with notes of coriander, candi sugar, clove and orange peel, not that I’m complaining, I love a good sharp Wit (I’m thinking of brewing a Witbier and calling it “Shakespeare’s Wit”, too much?). Hints of tartness lurk in the background and give the impression of a nice complex flavour profile. 8/10.

T: The Wit characters give way to that classic Tripel sugar rush, as the pumping beat of Röyksopp’s Compulsion (playing on my actual stereo) drives that glucose-induced high into my bloodstream. It’s not a massive sugar-bomb though, there is a certain restraint to the sugar hit not oft seen even from Belgian brewers. Rounding out the sugar are those coriander/clove notes, pepper, some orange peel, and a mild citric bitterness. Finish is a balance between pepper spice and bitterness, très bien. 9/10.

M: Medium bodied, a tad lighter than expected from 9% ABV but decent enough, with a medium sharp carbonation. 8/10.

D: So the question on everyone’s lips RE: La Fin, are we laughing now? i.e. does La Fin live up to the “World Class” hype? Yes and no, it’s a great brew, no doubt about that, but for the price Belgian brews such as Tripel Karmeliet trump La Fin completely, that is to say - there isn’t enough happening in La Fin to make it that much more worth it compared to TK. If the price were to drop down to TK’s Australian retail price of $6.90 then we would have a competition on our hands. As it is I’m glad I had the chance to try this brew, and I’ll stick to TK for my Tripel fix for now. 9/10.

Food match: Poached Loin of Lamb with Jerusalem Artichoke Puree or Poutine.

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Photo of mchegash
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4.5/5
A beautiful hazy golden orange, with loads and loads of off-white foam.

Smell - 4/5
Belgian yeastiness and spices, as typical in a tripel. Perhaps a hint of banana.

Taste - 4.5/5
Yeasty and spicy, tastes thoroughly belgian. Some fruitiness. Only slight to moderate sweetness. Delicious take on the belgian tripel style.

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5
Moderate amount of high-intensity carbonation. I love the prickly sensation as the beer moves through my mouth and down my throat. Very crisp. Medium-full body.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a pretty great beer. Don't know if I can recommend it enough.

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

Fantastic Belgian style beer that really tastes like the classic Belgians. Reminded me of a smoother version of Gulden Draak. Some fruit flavors. Bold with some interesting spicing but very drinkable almost TOO drinkable, this stuff would be dangerous on tap. Love love loved it.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD 10/1/17. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of amber. World class head volume and retention, outstanding lacing.

Classic tripel nose with a bit of clove and subtle sweet fruit notes.

Medium body with a bit of creaminess. Nicely carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly rush in the finish.

The flavor profile is intense, somewhat complex and somewhat balanced. It begins with some fruit flavors that are quickly overcome by phenolic clove. Phenolic clove dominates from almost the start. The middle brings a bit of malt sweetness but never achieves balance. The somewhat dry finish has a medicinal clove characteristic that lingers. Alcohol also shows a bit of astringency as an aftertaste as it warms.

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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.

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Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw in color. The nose is mildly funky. The flavor is even more funky and accompanied by a perfumey essence, as well.

The penetrating odor of this offering made it hard to finish.

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Photo of GrinkoN
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Golden Orangeish color, some head that fades to nothing
S- banana maybe, orange
T/F- fruity taste that leads to malts, light body
O- Not to flavorful but they are present throughout, was an alright beer, may consider again but not in the near future

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Photo of jfeyes
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I didn't have a best by date on this bottle so I not sure how old the ale was when I bought it. Smelled of fresh bread when opened and it had nice carbonation but little or no head. Excellent flavor of bread and yeast and a nice amount of carbonation on my palate. I would like to try it again to see if the offering varies.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ra Sushi Orlando 5/19/15

Like triples but don't love them but this is very good. Well put together where the spice level is perfect. Very drinkable but a bit carbonated. Not my favorite style but I can appreciate this beer.

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Photo of bkkt
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Possibly my favorite of the style. Good to share&pair with a rack of lamb through a nice dinner. You'll get in trouble sipping this on a Sunday afternoon since the high ABV is masked so well. Simply one of the best Belgian ales with tons of fruits and spices. A must try!

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Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden that is translucent. Nice foam head quickly dissipates. A thin frothy ring like lace retains throughout.
Fruity nose. Peaches, apples and pear. Sugary, spicy, floral. Lots of alcohol too.
Medium to full mouthfeel. Medium to light body overall. Tingly carbonation retains throughout. Complex flavors include: fruitiness (particularly apples), sweet malt, belgian candi sugars, yeast and alcohol. The hops are apparent in the finish which is also dry, spicy and herbal.
An interesting and complex drink!

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Photo of breezyday
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip beer glass a hazy tangerine-golden color. I poured it quickly into the glass and a large lacy head was created, but the big lacy head dissipated quickly. The effervescence though was strong and throughout the drink there was a stream of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is very gentle. It has a gentle clover fragrance. It is like setting out a blanket in a park in a field of clover, but you have to stretch your head beyond the blanket to smell the fragrance of the clover flower. The beer has a slight pear and small orangy tinge of taste. The end of the taste though with each sip is spicy, but balanced to the touch. This is an excellent Belgium Tripel and reminds me a great deal of Delirium Tremens, which is saying a lot and says how good this beer is. This Quebec, near Montreal brewery, does it right. Enjoy this quality Belgium Tripel category beer.

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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.

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Photo of stompilator
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured a murky golden orange, big, crispy head.

S - Spicy esters, banana, and a bit of straw.

T - Very sweet notes of tropical berries and tart fruit dominate from the front, with a light, almost oat-y maltiness. The sweetness fades into a residual spiciness.

M - Medium-light body, crisp carbonation.

O - The flavors are few, but are very pronounced and speak well in the beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy straw gold under a 2” white foam column that dissipates to a thick film that grips the side of the glass.
S: Banana, orange peel, spice.
T: Big fruit flavors feature banana, orange, and tropical fruit.
F: big and creamy with above average carbonation, medium body and a little bite from the carbonation.
O: A big yeast driven beer full of Belgian flavor.

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Photo of Dykemyster17
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was ready for something new and different and well, I found it. Crazy awesome beer from the north. Very complex beer so you can pick up different things with different aged bottles meaning a bottle that is two weeks old will taste very different from a 4 month old bottle and I believe I have had both and both to my surprise were good! If you want to introduce a friend to something different then let them try this heavily yeast driven beverage and see what they have to say. Most will really enjoy it!

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Photo of squonk45
1.77/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Either I got a bad bottle or they brew this stuff with old cigarette butts.. I took 4 sips and pored it down the drain .. maybe O should have taken it back at 8.44 a bottle

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Photo of dmgeng
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Finally got one of these. This is probably the most widely available and most acclaimed Belgian beer in the world.

A - Pours like champagne! Nice deep golden color. Huge white head with fine bubbles that explode out of solution even with a slow pour. Slightly cloudy from the yeast and the lacing/head-retention are ridiculous (just stays forever).

S - Lots of the typical Belgian yeast spice character (phenolic) predominant. Just underneath that is a nice sweet malt character, graininess, and some slight alcohol but probably just because of the effervescence.

T - On the tongue the Belgian character holds true but isn't the only player with lots of the sweet malt. It has great depth of flavor without being too heavy handed on any trait. It's a moderately complex beer that is very drinkable. The finish is mostly crisp with some slight sweetness but dry enough to quench the palate.

M - Medium mouth-feel. Extremely high carbonation. One of the highest carb'd beers that I've ever seen that didn't start gushing when I popped the cap. The higher carb lent itself to the drinkability making the body lighter and making the flavors pop, but in this case the carb seemed prickly on the tongue and did leave an acidic tang.

Overall, a tremendous beer. I would say this is probably one of the most stylistically perfect beers that I've had. I liked how the Belgian flavor was the show but there were so many other flavors that were balanced and individual but culminated into one very good beer. I would prefer Chimay White but this one deserves big respect and would always be a welcome beer.

Glass- Goblet

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Photo of ordybill
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice yeast aroma that is well balanced and not off-putting.
Appearance- Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head.
Taste- Fantastic flavor of yeast and malt, the ABV is well masked.
Palate- A medium bodied mildly carbonated beer.
Overall- A world class beer, this should be on everyone's must try list.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy and bubbly orange/gold with a very bubbly, white head that leaves lacing all down the glass.
The aroma is loaded with banana and coriander with a hint of citrus and yeasty funk. A slight alcohol sting in the nose as well.
Phenomenal taste. Banana and orange peel and coriander spice with an almost-puckering dryness and a bit of Belgian funk. A little boozing and a finishing bitter kick.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with appropriate carbonation.
Just a great beer.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- golden hue with nice thick micro bubble foam head
- smell is slight malt sweetness but mostly mellow yeast
- citrus with mellow yeast notes, leaves the mouth salivating for more with its nice slight sweetness
-smooth as can be light carbonation pop but not much at all
- overall one of the best tripel there is!

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Photo of Good_Ale84
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first EVER true craft beer, tried at a pub in Dallas TX a few years back. Poured from bottle, beautiful golden appearance with nice bright white foamy thick head, and almost perfect taste. Subtle high abv, great taste of malts and yeast, very subtle sweet citrus flavor, beatiful lacing down the glass. Very, very nice. Great beer for "the end of the world" ;)

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4/4/15 (Bottle) - Golden pour with generous white head, mild carbonation. Yeast and bread aromas, with a hint of citrus. Excellent taste of malts, yeast, somewhat sweet and balanced. Excellent feel, smooth, nice kick to it, and with the large bottle you are set for the afternoon.Overall excellent beer!

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.