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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,620 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,620
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,089 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of KeefD
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 10-04-08. From a variety 8-pack. Opened and let stand for 5 minutes. Foam was seeping from the neck of the bottle in less than 3 minutes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass - very slowly. Despite the slowest possible pour in the universe, the head on this beer was incredible.

Poured a hazy golden yellow color, with moderate haze from the small amount of refermentation yeast that made its way into the glass. Beautiful 2 inch head, innumerable amounts of carbonation bubbles keeping tight head retention. Lacing was strong at first but slowly dissipated. Not disappointed though.

Wonderful malty smells with just the right amount of hops. Strong floral and citrus scents - especially grapefruit and maybe some pineapple.

What a taste! It's hard to describe the complexity of this beer. It's almost like a cross between the best Belgian Tripel you've ever tasted with a good wheat beer, with tons of flavor coming from the malts and the yeast. Perhaps the yeast is what gives it that wheat ale flavor with the smoothness and richness of a Tripel. Slight spiciness from the lurking alcohol.

Carbonation is perfect. Completely full bodied and wonderfully mouthwatering. Rich, not too sweet, but the flavor of the best Belgiums this side of the Atlantic.

Love this beer. LOVE IT. ABV is on the higher side, so more than a few of these at a time is not recommended. It should be savored.... One at a time. It's pricey, so enjoy it with care!

Best beer I've had in ages. A+ to the French Canadians.

KeefD, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of Graham5161986
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white, fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

S: ripe fruit (apple, citrus, raisin, plum), floral hops, spice and a bit of cotton candy sweetness.

T: wonderfully round and quite complex. spicy and hoppy up front, fruity through mid sip and a sugary sweetness on the finish. Then, on the linger, the spice comes back in full force.

M: medium bodied, creamy, quite crisp and very spicy - a bit oily on the finish due to the sugar.

D: this beer packs quite a potent punch (more so because of its spiciness than its alcohol - the 9% ABV is very well hidden, making it quite drinkable. Good complexity and it ignites all the senses - very satisfying. I look forward to another one soon.

Graham5161986, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of lakestclairgoose
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished my first 4 pack of this beer after reading most of the outstanding ratings here. Poured from a bottle dated best before 06/20/10. While I found the beer drinkable and tasty, it did not live up to the hype. My cost was $8.69 for a 4 pack. I didn't find it that much better than the Blue Moon I followed this beer with, and the Blue Moon was cheaper. Sure if you count the alchohol level is almost twice the level of a standard beer you are getting more for the money, but I'm not drinking them to get tanked... Overall, decent, probably wouldn't buy again but would say try it once for sure....

Also, whats up with the screw on caps on the bottles of this beer... thought that was BMC quallity...

lakestclairgoose, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - uncaps with a rush of air and wispy, smoky trails from the bottle. The color is a slightly hazed straw/yellow with a fizzy white.

Aroma - the yeast gives it most of its character here - doughy, banana with other fruits, clove.

Taste - much the same as the nose. Sweet malt-derived start, estery banana and spicy yeast chiming in. Some fruitiness as well, though indistinct. A smooth finish, nothing new going on, just a sweet, barely detectable abv warmth. For 9%, this beer hides it well.

Mouthfeel - very bubbly and champagne-like. Light body.

Drinkability - though the tripel is not my favorite style, I found this to be a good sipping beer and a fine choice to help me get through the last week of winter 2008.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

hckyfn9999, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of botham
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a golden apricot color with a single finger of loose white head that dissipates quickly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity, with notes of apple, grape, and distant notes of berry and pear. overall a bit yeasty, but with good proportioning.

taste is fruity as well, with a yeasty character. fruit notes are similar to the aroma, with an alcoholic tinge.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a warming alcoholic character. finishes clean.

drinkability is good. this is a solid tripel with good proportioning and great character. cheers!

botham, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of thirtysixbelow
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - yellow orange hazy color with a small white head.

s - yeast, lemon zest, spices

t - sweet, grape, banana, yeast, cirtus, and spices all mix together in the palate. Barely any bitterness in the finish, but a heavy alcohol presence with a nice warming. Not much lingering aftertaste.

m - smooth at first, but erupts with carbonation.

d - I'll have to try the westmalle tripel again because I gave it a great review, yet it reads the same as this one. This beer is great, but the lack of a decent head and aftertaste keeps it from being spectacular.

thirtysixbelow, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden yellow with a very nice, white head. It smells very sweet, with hints of corrainder, some spices, and some earthy tones as well. It tastes very good. I picked up a lot of the stuff I smelled, with a combination of fruits and cloves. This is very is easy to drink, and the 9% abv is very well-masked, making this brew even more enjoyable in you like high alcohol beers.

birchstick, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of Pencible
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a hazy light gold with white head. It smelled like yeast and grapefruit hops. It tasted like a blend of citrus hops and cultured yeast, with a hint of malt. It was oily and carbonated with a lasting lemon aftertaste. Overall this wasn't bad, but I'm still not a fan of the light Belgian ales.

Pencible, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy pure golden honey color topped by a substantial white creamy head. Nice lacing.

S-Some cloves with a strong, pleasant Belgian yeastiness.

T-Maltiness with some citrus notes. A nice peachy taste comes through in the finish with a late (mild) alcohol warmth.

M-Very light but lasting. Nice and creamy. Nice carbonation; I sometimes find triples to be too carbonated.

D-Thank you, sir, may I have another? Very nicely drinkable and delicious.

I do not drink triples often enough. This beer reminds me I need to change that.

HV

sholland119, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of Ehouse
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Those Canucks sure do know how to brew some tasty beer. Carbonation is a little overkill at first but let this bad boy warm up a little bit and it will open into a perfect balance of fruit, spice, and everything nice. Dry, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

Ehouse, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of mwilbur
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle (labeled 2005...best by 5/18/08) into snifter.
A: Cloudy pale golden color. Light and thick head that stays around for a while.
S: Citrus aroma. Some clove, begian yeast strains, and alcoholic esters.
T: Citrus malt hits first, then spices (clove). Subtle peach note. Alcohol becomes apparent later on, but is well hidden.
M: Wonderful in this regard...light on the tongue, yet coats and lasts. At times feels heavy (from the EtOH), yet is a light pale brew...complex mouthfeel.
D: The definition of. Extraordinarily drinkable. ABV be damned!

mwilbur, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of n1ckels
2.93/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of those beers I got interested in through BA. Sadly, I must report I don't think it lives up to the hype.

A-more yellow than golden, very bubbly, even 10 minutes after pour

S-all i get is faint orangey/lemony smell tinged with iron

T-Meh....Taste like iron with a modest belgian sweetness. I'd rather have the waffle. Surprisingly not astringent or alcoholy. Similiar in taste to a sparking white grape juice.

D- I must give praise on this category. For a 9% beer, it's one of the smoothest and easiest to drink I've had. Take that Miller or Coors Light.

In closing, I give this a whopping MEH. I think Trader Joe's Vintage '07 beats the shit out of this beer, and costs less.

It's so bubbly, you almost think this is more a mid-morning than evening drink. When I crave something bubbly and sweet, I'm almost more tempted just to buy some sparkling cider, which is basically in the same genus as this beer.

This is a pretentious beer and I'm not impressed. What more can I say? I'll drink it again, but I won't buy it again.

n1ckels, Mar 22, 2008
Photo of SurlyDuff
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

Cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. It hangs in really nicely, pristine.

Sweet and bitter/sour aroma. Lemon grassy with spicy wood.

Incredibly light and banana pear flavors poke through. Peppery alcohol in the finish.

Drinkability improves over time. Really fresh summertime mouthfeel.

Nice carbonation.

I want to take a bottle of this camping this summer!

SurlyDuff, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of ScottUCF84
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint :(. Wish I had the proper glassware. This beer deserves it.

A-Cloudy, golden brown in color, with a very thick and bubbly head.

S-Very strong citrus, clove, banana, and dough. It's like a weisse on crack.

T-Immediately you taste a mix of orange peel, bread, a bit of banana, cloves, and alcohol. At the end more orange peel, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol stood out a bit more than I wanted it to, but it was still great. This beer has some harmony going on.

M-Crisp at first, then creamy. Afterwards a bite from the carbonation, and finally a subtle burn from the alcohol.

D- Pretty easy to drink once you get the ball rolling. Be careful, the alcohol will creep up on you.

ScottUCF84, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of latercol
3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter. Kind of a cloudy yellowish orange color. Very fizzy looking. Minimal lacing.

Smell reminded me of some hefeweizens I have had. Some fruity banana smells.

Taste was fruity but also somewhat metallic. Alcohol is noticable. Ok, but not really my favorite. I have sampled several Belgian style beers and so far I have not been overly impressed. I just don't think it is my style.

Mouthfeel was ok. Seemed too fizzy and light.

Drinkability. Not really. Maybe if I liked this style more. Apparently a lot of people think this is wonderful, but it doesn't do much for me.

latercol, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a nice golden color with a nice cloudy appearance. A nice 2 finger head recedes down to the nice clinging lace.

Smell- Extremely fresh lemon, banana, citrus, banana bread w/ butter.

Taste- A very complex taste that starts with a nice tangy citrus of oranges lemons, and some nice banana (bread) notes, that finishes with orange and banana. Extremely fresh and great.

Mouthfeel- Big! Great carbonation and mouthfeel as well as a great fresh spritzy finish.

Drinkability- Be careful, as the 9% is in this beer somewhere. I intend on this being a staple in my fridge from now on.

Greggy, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber with big white head which recedes nicely to 1 finger's width, then remains there throughout. Great retention and sticky lacing. Smells great; honey, clove, lemon, banana, fruits, yeast, wheat and a touch of peppercorn. Tastes sweet,tart and fruity; honey, clove, coriander, caramelized banana, grape, pear, apples, lemon, pineapple, and wheat with just a touch of yeastiness and even less of alcohol. Medium in body and well balanced, smooth with a crisp finish, good carbonation with bubbles dancing on the tongue. A great beer with lots of flavor, hides alcohol very well, and is very drinkable, a good choice even for those who don't necessarily care for tripels.

HopDerek, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy dark brown with yellow tins, Poured into a goblet. 3/4 finger w/heavy laces remaining througout

S: Citrus(orange). Initially sweet fading nicely to spicy cloves and corriander.

T: Rich complex and with silent bite. Gets better with time sitting out.

M: Smooth but with heavy carbonation.

D: High only if you like a strong beer which I prefer.

Brianmerrilyn, Mar 18, 2008
Photo of Lexluthor33
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was definitely a piece of heaven on earth. I purchased a 4 pack from my favorite beer haven near the Brooklyn Brewery and I gladly took my prize home.
The look is an amber like color with a head that resists fading for as long as it can until settling into a sticky lace. The smell reminded me of fruits,herbs and something aromatic and pleasant.
The taste was the best part and it tasted almost as it smelled. It was fruity, clove like with a strong kick of alcohol and constantly reminds one that it must be respected.
The feel has very medium carbonation and goes down as smooth as a Brew of this strength can.
The Malts provide excellent balance to this superior brew.
Spicy yet tasty with a fruit/dry finish that is almost perfect.

Notes: If one can find this,it should be bought. It is one for the ages and truly remarkable.

Lexluthor33, Mar 18, 2008
Photo of DIM
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: The end of the world is a clear pale golden color. It pours with a medium sized white fizzy head. There was very lively carbonation at first with lots of fast rising bubbles.

s: The nose here is lovely, sweet, and subtle. Aromas of sweet caramelized bananas dominate. There are also yeasty smells of peppery cinnamon apples and some spices I could not identify. In addition, I smelled some grains that had a wheaty note to them.

t: The level of sweetness in this beer is spot-on. Flavors of wheat, bananas, and apples are mostly sweet but have a slightly tart note to them as well. The finish is flowery, spicey, and dry. This is complex and difficult to decipher, let alone describe.

m: Good body on this one, but the carbonation is at first too fizzy, and then too quickly becomes still.

d: The carbonation is a bit off, but overall this is an outstanding beer.

DIM, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange mixed with honey color, large head with some patchy lacing.

Smell has a strong fruity aroma with some other spiciness to it, but mostly dominated by the fruit. Very sweet.

Taste is similar to the smell, in that this is a very fruity beer with a good tartness to it, strong citrus presence along with the tartness, carbonation is a bit high but I also expected it to be even higher, very crisp.

deltatauhobbit, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of callmemickey
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, golden-orange color... huge white head that quickly fades... lots of lace

S: Mostly fruits (banana, oranges, apples), and spice (coriander and clove)... slightly biscuity in the middle.. some belgian yeast too.

T: Follows the nose in many ways... but lacks the smoothness and delicate transitions the nose (and the much more refined belgians) have.

M: Medium bodied. Crisp. Refreshing.

D: I think something is to be said about the long tradition of brewing the belgians have perfected... unibroue has a good beer on their hands... it just needs a few tweaks...

callmemickey, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of johnyeast
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden in color with a thick white head. Smells of Belgian sugars and yeast. Also a citrus type odor. Very smooth, balanced and refreshing. A slight, flavorful tartness, that takes away the potential for a sweet and strong alcohol taste. A highly balanced and drinkable beer. A fine Belgian outside of Belgium.

johnyeast, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of CrazyMike
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is light orange and opaque with fluffy head. The smell is fruity and medicinal.

Taste is very sharp of citrus and sweetness, has a grainy almost wheat taste. Smooth, crisp and full bodied. After taste is sweet, alcoholic and a bit sour.

Very flavorful beer, with 9% abv. it has all the good traits of the European Tripel beers. Good for special occasions.

CrazyMike, Mar 14, 2008
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,620 ratings.