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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,826 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,826
Hads: 9,298
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 514
Gots: 1,687 | FT: 18
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Reviews: 2,826 | Hads: 9,298
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)

Photo of jellikit
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Crystal-clear yellow. Foamy head that laces the glass throughout the drink.

S: Belgian yeast scents of banana and clove. Black pepper. Sour-dough bread.

T: Fruity, Spicy-goodness. Pineapple, banana, mango, alcohol.

M: Low carbonation. Bigger body. Smooth and thick.

O: Wow. Pert-near perfect for the style. (328 characters)

Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Believe it or not, some beers do actually improve with age. This was certainly the case with a 2 year old bottle of Unibroue's La Fin Du Monde. La Fin Du Monde was purchased as a 6 pack from the Beer Store, and came in 341 ml bottles with a production date of August 31, 2011. This Unibroue offering is 9.0% alcohol by volume and the price of a 6 pack works out to $2.49 per bottle. A warning if you're planning to age this beer for a while: when I opened the bottle, even though I was prepared for it, a large quantity of foam came gushing up the neck of the bottle and sadly some of this fabulous beer was lost to spillage. Let this beer warm a bit before drinking...you won't get all of the flavours and aromas if you drink it straight from the fridge.

La Fin Du Monde poured an opaque orange/gold colour, and because of the huge quantity of foam mentioned earlier, I had to wait for the off-white head to settle down to an acceptable level before drinking. Its aroma was wonderful, which I could tell right away just from the foam that spilled out onto my counter top. Apricot, peach, coriander, orange peel and yeast. The beer's flavour didn't disappoint either...it started off with sweet light fruits including peach, apricot and orange, which gave way to yeast and a coriander spiciness, finishing with a mild bitterness and warming alcohol. The sweetness was quite strong but was nicely balanced out by the spiciness and slightly bitter finish. The carbonation was much more mellow versus a fresh bottle, and I would describe La Fin Du Monde as medium bodied, hefted up a bit by its significant alcohol content. Unibroue always manages to avoid the alcohol burn associated with a lot of high percentage beers, leaving just a nice warming sensation in the finish.

If you're a serious beer fan, you must try La Fin Du Monde...ideally after having been aged in your fridge or cold cellar for at least 18 months. Unibroue appear to be the Canadian masters of bottle fermented beers. (1,991 characters)

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

Appearance: A very nice hazy orange with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Aggressive aromas of spices, malts, summery fruits, but most of all yeast.

Taste: Similar to the smell up front – lots of yeast, lots of malt. Some pineapple, pear and assorted fruitiness, as well as some spice-like notes. Big and bready flavours, yeasty throughout. A bit of sourness, especially in the finish. There is some pepperiness at the back of the throat. The alchohol makes its presence known more than I am used to in a Tripel, but it is still quite mild – hiding behind the sweetness up front and sneaking out in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light yet rich; just a bit of pep in the carbonation.

Overall: Very good. This is missing a little bit of the subtlety and complexity of some of the better Belgian Tripels, but La Fin Du Monde is still an exemplary representative of the style. (876 characters)

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

A: 4.5 Hazy orange, honey color with large off-white head.

S: 4.25 Lots of Belgian yeast with all the classic aromas: bananas, cloves, orange zest, pineapple, and a little vanilla. Also a good amount of malt and some grassiness.

T: 4.25 Big malty, yeasty sweetness up front with many of the same profiles as on the nose. The esters and citrus flavors work really well together. There’s some soft spice at the end that turns into a bit of alcohol burn.

M: 4.25 Nice carbonation and light, but not to thin. A little dryness on the finish. Very refreshing considering how sweet and strong this beer is.

O: 4.25 Great beer overall and an excellent example of a Tripel. Maybe not quite as much going on as some of the Belgians, but this is still right up there with them. (773 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,826 ratings.