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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,830 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 2,830
Hads: 9,310
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,694 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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 ConnorLivings
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Heard noting but good things about this beer and have been wanting to try it for a while. Poured into a tulip. Nice 3 finger head that dissipated rather quickly with minimal lacing. Amazing nose, lots of clove, banana, cinnamon...and hints of apricot, pine, and orange. Easy going feel, the high alc is non apparent..complex taste that lingers and leaves you wanting another sip .. a must try for any beer lover (411 characters)

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally had one. Great Belgian flavors. Enjoyed the aroma and taste was excellent from start to finish. KO'd me as I had the big 25.6 oz bottle. Will make sure to occaisionally have again. (188 characters)

Photo of predikit
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clouded straw color, left a two or three inch white head that receded quickly, but left thick lacing everywhere.

Smells floral, coriander notes.

Tastes of nutmeg of upfront which slides into coriander then has a malty finish.
Almost no bitterness, smooth, the alcohol is imperceptible.

Medium body, medium-light carbonation, a really delicious spiced beer. (367 characters)

Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde is "The End of the World" in French.

12 oz bottle Served at cellar temp around 55F in a wine glass.

A: Golden color, slightly cloudy, large head, gong retention and sticky lacing.

S: Pleasant fruit and spice aromas of banana, cloves, no one aroma is overpowering. Very enjoyable aroma. Much less coriander aroma than in most triples, the banana and cloves aromas are also subdued.

T: Begins with pleasant sweet malt, middle is fruit esters from Belgian yeast, finishes with a slight warming and mild bitter finish with spices lingering for a slightly dry finish. ABV well hidden. Flavors increase as it warms.

M: Medium body, very high carbonation - but not too high for the style.

O: An everyday Tripel. Very good, very drinkable, abv hidden very well. My go to Tripel. Very affordable for the style. Not as complex or interesting as some Trappist ales from Belgium - this one is made by everyday brewers, not by monks, but this is very good and about the same price as a "premium domestic". Definitely my favorite Tripel in this price point and I like the simplicity of it.

These are bottle conditioned with high abv so could be cellar-ed. Weather they improve with age is unknown to me although the Unibroue website claims its best after 3 years in the cellar. (1,290 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw golden colored with a murky complexity that is impenetrable to light. Aroma is Belgian yeast,orange peel,and coriander. The flavor is a blend of orange peel,coriander,and Belgian ale yeast. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp. (244 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully - cloudy gold in a glass with a substantial, frothy white head that lingers throughout. Yeasty nose - definitely leaning toward the blood orange spectrum for smell. This beer tastes delightful - akin to a freshly baked loaf of bread, but with a peppery and dry finish. The heavy alcohol content is well hidden and this beer sneaks up on you. This would be a delightful beer to pair with a Christmas ham, which is exactly what I plan to do. (457 characters)

Photo of remy28
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The end of the world...a solid non Trappist tripel. It as good as it is ubiquitous, meaning it is the everyday tripel (if there can be such a thing). Heavy taste of banana and clove, mouth-feel is nearly perfect. Drank in the past, drinking now, and will drink in the future; not a perfect beer but a damn good one. (318 characters)

Photo of constantine_272
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great. Nice bright vibrant golden color. Big pillowy frothy white head.

Smells zippy and citrusy. With a rich gaminess of mushrooms and maybe even fresh eggs. Some coriander is definitely present.

The smell deceives the taste as the spice and gaminess yields to more of a bread yeast flavor. Earthy richness rounds out the yeast and the finish is surprisingly salty. Frankly the bread yeast is a bit too bold.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Quite viscous and a big filling beer. Saltiness again adds to dryness.

This is a nice example of a triple considering it is actually Canadian. I'm curious where the yeast came from. Overall it might have been a tad too yeasty which took away from some of the drinkability. (723 characters)

Photo of KidDoc
4/5  rDev -7.2%

12 oz poured into Sam Adams glass. BB date 12/2016, poured a dense gold color with fluffy white head. Minimal head retention with virtually no lacing. Very effervescent maintaining a 1/4 inch head throughout. Kind of a sour bready aroma. Taste was a bit more sour than I expected and lingered on the tongue. Nice round mouthfeel and well-hidden alcohol. It is a well-crafted beer but I don't understand this as the highest rated Tripel. (442 characters)

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass

Appearance: pours a thick, hearty white head that falls very slowly with some mild lacing. Color is an extremely cloudy light orange with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: banana, cloves, vanilla, grass and floral aromas with some sweet bread as well.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, frothy, with a slightly wet finish and some alcohol burn.

Flavor: lots of spice (mainly cloves & cinnamon), a bit of banana, bread dough akin to a sweet roll, some mild hops for balance.

Overall: An outstanding brew that I have enjoyed many times past and will continue into the future. (627 characters)

Photo of KSHunt
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A huge foamy head appears above a straw colored liquid. Lace stays throughout the entire drink. A solid smell is followed by a tremendous taste, with a definite alcohol taste coming through at the very end. A tremendous beer! (225 characters)

Photo of ScioRevo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I am no expert. This ale is very carbonated, small bubbles, light amber like a highly carbonated wheat beer. Lots of deep, light flavors, fruit and spice. These flavors are what I characterize as barleywine, very alcoholic. Tasty and entertaining. Sweet. (258 characters)

Photo of Mlkluther
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of light fluffy head that lingers.

Nose has pepper, spice, the Unibroue characteristic yeast, banana, cloves.

Taste follows nose. Powerful beer! Finishes dry.

The beer has multiple layers and is a real experience. One of the best available from Canada. (296 characters)

Photo of Pithy756
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance: Pours nice golden color. 3 inch bubbly white head. Light effervescence. Slightly opaque. Head dissipates slowly.
Aroma: Strong fruit & malt
Flavor: Fruity with a spicy back end. Can't discern any individual fruit
Mouthfeel: Light body, frothy
Overall: Good beer, pairs nicely with spicy & Italian food (313 characters)

Photo of fscottkey
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.00] The beer is straw yellow with a 1 finger white head. The bubbles on the head are tight but dissipate quickly. Even after the head is gone there is great coating and lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (9.0%) and the best by date (not sure if it is April 12 or Dec 4th 2016)

S: [3.00] Wheat and yeast. Some alcohol.

T: [4.00] Out of the fridge - very typical Belgian wheat flavor. There is a wheat and yeast flavor and not much else. There is a slight taste of alcohol - it is not completely hidden. As the beer warms the sweetness of the malt comes out. The wheat and yeast flavors subside there are hints of bubble gum and banana. It becomes much more enjoyable. It is a totally different beer when it is warm. Really desirable.

M: [3.75] Nice carbonation level - feels rich on the tongue.

O: [3.75] Out of the gate this was a typical yeasty mess. But as it warmed the body and flavor came out. It was really enjoyable. I'd like to age a few of these and see how they change. This is a really good brew. The alcohol isn't totally hidden - but that is okay. The taste migrates away from the wheat/yeast bomb and has complex tones of banana and bubble gum. (1,196 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated BB 02-05-17 at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of yeast phenolics, fruity
Head average (4 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of various size bubbles
Body medium orange, cloudy (Bottle conditioned)
Flavor begins slightly sweet with fruity yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25 (483 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into goblet

Hazy golden yellow with solid white foam cap

Aroma of yeast , banana ,


Well balanced , excellent

Sudsy

Great beer , grab it when available (173 characters)

Photo of kevofficiel
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The world ending !! wait what ? (la fin du monde) beer review.
the look of it. typical to the Uniboue. Nice orange light golden color. Lots of carbonation.
The smell of it, Really nice you can compare to the blanche of the Chambly but with more rust on it. Very pleasant. Its strong but at he same smooth on the nose.
Now the taste of it. Fantastic, no word to that. On the right temperature with that right glasse, its fabulous. Its a peace of art. You don t drink that beer like a regular Budweiser or Molson or Coors. It as flavour, goes down so easily. Its wonderful. This is one of my favorite beer and will stays forever like that.
So overall would I recommend it ? You know it and you know my answer. You have to give it a try at least once in your life. This is a beer on the top really hard to fins an other like this one. That rust and that burn due to that 9% ABV is to present for me but still what a beer man ! (924 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice from a 750. Best before 5/10/17.

Color is light hazy gold with a one finger white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell is yeast, cloves, medicinal in a good way. Some light fruits.
Flavor is big for a tripel. - sweet, spicy and fruity. Hides the ABV well. Builds to a cider like flavor before finishing with a mild hop bitterness. Really nice.
Body is light and smooth with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, a really good tripel. I've had the fortune of trying several tripels while in Belgium, and this ranks up there with the best of them. (583 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

APPEARANCE - Opaque amber with a 4-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, malty, fruity, herbaceous.

TASTE - Hoppy, piney, herbaceous, a little sweet. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A bit of carbonation.

VALUE - Import price -- but it's only Canada!

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very quaffable. (330 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%

Light as a dream; as if life were serene. Tender Belgian yeasts like s first kiss (as if you'd ever forget). Light and airy, Lindbergh-esqe almost scary. So nice, so real, so very dry and ideal. (194 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 3/28/2017. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange peel, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange zest, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon. pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange zest, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Insane complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a pretty much perfect yeast/spice/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly/dry mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class tripel style. All around insane complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. An absolutely amazing offering. (1,644 characters)

Photo of yannimou
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a hazy deep straw color. Smells sweet, earthy, yeasty, spicy, and aromatic. The flavors in this beer are so well balanced and the alcohol is so well hidden. Strong wheat flavors and sweet belgian candy sugars are cut by an overall fruity dryness in the beer. The carbonation is strong. I cannot express how easy and enjoyable this beer is to drink. (356 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler, this fine tripel from Unibroue pours a yellow straw like color with a moderate white bubbled head of quickly dissipating bubbles that leaves a fine ring of foam. The lacing is very light in growler form as compared to the bottle. Nose of apples, light white pepper, coriander, and sweet Belgian candy sugars. Flavors are up front sweet candy sugar to the front and sides, light tartness of apple to the back, with a hint of white pepper and coriander in the aftertaste. Light and crisp mouthfeel with moderate syrupy characteristics. A fantastic Belgian style tripel brewed by our friends to the north.
Most excellent.
Cheers! (656 characters)

Photo of SSharma
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I was introduced to Unibroue on my first visit to Montreal in 2012. La Fin Du Monde is a fine example of what they have to offer. This is a heavier, strong beer yet very smooth to drink. It has a complex flavour which is difficult for me to describe. (253 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.