La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,170
Reviews: 2,861
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 490
Gots: 1,572 | FT: 16
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 dcscientist
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a bottle and really enjoyed it. I've been getting more into Belgians lately, and this Tripel was a strong representative of the style. Great balance and very well crafted. It's dangerous because it's 9% ABV but you don't feel the alcohol, so be careful! But do make sure you try this if you find it anywhere, because it's well worth it.

Photo of mabermud
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is actually my second Belgian style beer I have ever had, so unfortunately I cannot really compare it to anything.

It's golden-orange with a white wispy head. It smells like champagne. Some funky, banana, and clove in the taste, all nicely balanced. This beer is chewy with fine dense carbonation.

Overall, I liked the MadElf (my first ever full Belgian style beer) better, but I can imagine why this is rated higher. It is well-made and well-balanced. I have opened up a whole new beer chapter.

Photo of DrunkAl
3.16/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's a Belgian golden. It has Belgiany banana and clove stuff going on.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"The end of the world"

Pure gold color, almost cloudy. The elegant white head dies fast. Weak legs and no visible activity.

Sweet and nicely strong floral aromas with grain and spices. Pleasant smell of malty caramel. A very sweet smell compared to the bitter taste.

Perfectly fresh yet powerful taste of bitter spices. Great taste of malty fruity citrus, almost resinous. A strange feeling of caramel that is probably maple sirup.
It's a warming and delicious feeling. A slick medium body with a drying end and a champagne like effect.

La Fin du Monde is "Quebec's pure gold", probably a reference to its secret ingredient = Maple sirup = Quebec's "gold". This is just a theory and an opinion from someone who eat Maple sirup every weeks of the year. One of my favorite tripel being extremely well crafted, balanced, exquisite taste and freshness; this is the only beer you'll ever need living through the end of the world!

Photo of swanfungus
3.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've never quite understood the fascination with this one. Cloyingly fruity, watery, and metallic.

Photo of Andrew041180
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally giving this one a go - previously not a huge fan of Tripel style.

Pours hazy golden with a towering head considering how gingerly I poured. Bubbly visible carbonation helps to maintain the head for quite a while. Some pretty lace. Great aroma. Strength as well as quality. More of a grainy scent with very little sweetness. Taste follows the nose. Very well balanced in all directions. No one characteristic leaps out at me. Wonderful feel. Medium-bodied with a dry, tingly finish. No discernible alcohol at all. If you're scared off by sweet bubblegum Tripels this one is for you.

Photo of Logan12321
3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm noticing that metallic taste as well, but it's not too off putting when the rest of the beer is quite good. A lot of carbonation in it, pours fantastically with a small amount of head.

Photo of katar880
3.04/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Taste is very weak--like water.

Photo of waltc21
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one that everyone loves and with good reason. The taste is great, pours lovely.

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.02/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank as part of a bottle share. Not what I was expecting in a Tripple. Overly fruity and off-putting metallic aftertaste. Not horrible but I am glad I got to fast prior to laying down 10 bucks for a bomber of this. Many better choices available imho

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1.69/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.75

I hate being the odd man out and having the unpopular opinion, but consistently throughout my entire craft beer drinking lifetime, this brew has always tasted metallic to me.

Photo of DeepBrew
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml corked and caged bomber into chalice.

A: Slightly hazy golden color with foam towering high even after careful pour. Long retention and great lacing follows.

S: Pleasant citrus, yeast and spice.Holds on throughout.

T: Malt forward, fruit esters, yeasty with some hops in the background. Finish is quite crisp. Alcohol hides well. Spice and delicate bitterness linger as it warms.

M: Medium-high mouthfeel, carbonation makes it almost creamy.

O: Excellent, very drinkable tripel

Photo of beersnewb
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really is a thing of beauty. After the first sip i knew this deserved the praise it receives. Unbelievable taste for such a well balanced, good tasting experience. Very fruity and delicious. Hard to believe its nine percent and really hits you all the sudden haha. I understand they sold out to bigger company but high quality is still present.

Photo of ConnorLivings
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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

Photo of BradMatton13
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of my favorite trippels and probably my favorite beer by these guys

Photo of kaiyote
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Honestly one of my all time favorite beers. Let it warm up sufficiently and the flavor really pops. Definitely my go-to Tripel.

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught
Great taste, very drinkable for its high ABV and an overall great beer.
But there are many Abbey Biers that are superior.

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of predikit
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of Bunman3
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of remy28
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of constantine_272
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of KidDoc
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 9,170 ratings.