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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,102 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7102
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


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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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear, golden yellow color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is a mixture of yeast, banana, and spices. The taste is very fitting of Belgian brew with lots of yeast and banana in the flavor. The spices add a nice touch as it finishes with hints of coriander. Very enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:46:36 | More by Lemke10
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into an Allagash tulip from a 750ml caged and corked bottle.

Pour: Very clear straw coloring with foamy head that quickly disappears.

Aroma: Apple, alcohol, peppercorn, clove, Belgian yeast funk, and twizzler. The aroma also has a strong alcohol hint, and is a bit medicinal.

Taste: Sweet fruit flavors up front, some pear or nectarine with apples and honey. Very estery. If you really search for it, there is a bit of hop bitterness that rounds out the flavor, and probably helps with the dry finish. Pepper, cloves, funk, and a bit of banana help to round out the palate. very complex, a delicious beer.

Overall: This really is a perfect beer. Endless complexity, very delicious. I could keep drinking bottles of this, and continually find new flavors without growing tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 21:24:06 | More by asaharyev
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TruePerception

California

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde: triple golden ale, spiced, 9% ABV, amazing thick smokey haze in neck of bottle; Appearance: hef colored; Smell: apricot/peach; nice carbonation; Taste/Mouthfeel: spice, citrus; pretty good, very easy drinking for 9%.

Poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 08:38:01 | More by TruePerception
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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A slightly off-putting light hazy yellow with a large amount of foam that takes a while to fully dissipate

S: Slightly fruity with some alcoholic esters

T: If I told you this was a 9% on your first tasting you would never believe me. Perfectly balanced with cloves and cinnamon being the dominant flavor

M: Medium-High carbonation

O: My favorite Belgian style ale

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 00:36:21 | More by Trancesexual
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, almost opaque, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, white surface coating of head. Nose of significant spice blend first, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coriander in the mix. Bready notes, with some hints of citrus fruit, as well, but the spice dominates nicely. Flavors of banana bread forward, with another heavy dose of spicing that keeps the sweetness in check. More coriander and nutmeg, with some clove highlights in there, too. The body is smooth, with an effervesced feel that provides a crispness in combination with the spice profile. Bready sweet aftertaste supports the retaining spice blend, which also makes the transition into the finishing linger, with a clean, smooth feel. Solid representation of the style....very solid!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:49:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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BeerNutz324

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml into a tulip glass (twice) - live review

Just starting to drink and review Belgians so bear with me...

Ap- pours a hazy golden yellow with about a 1/2 head that has ok retention and not much lacing. The carbonation is going strong.

Ar- spice, clove, lemon, orange hit me first, I think I smell some kinda dark fruit too like plum. Can I really be smelling all these things from one beer?

T- I guess I just don't know how to describe Belgians yet...All I can really make out is the spice and the clove taste at the finish.

M- a bit sticky, medium bodied and well carbonated

O- an awesome tripel, I haven't tried many (and I think this is the first I have reviewed) but this one is by far the best. Its smooth, complex and keeps getting better as it warms. And in the 750ml format it is one of the cheapest tripels you can buy, can't go wrong IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:00:48 | More by BeerNutz324
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from the 25.4 oz. bottle.

a: Cloudy gold with a solid inch tall head which shrank slowly.

s: Moderate strength citrus.

t: Mildly fruity yeast. Very easy drinking and pleasant. Certainly tastier than any similar Belgian-style summer-beer I have had. The high ABV is totally hidden.

m: Moderate with good body yet refreshing.

o: Exceptional tripel, certainly one of the best if not the best.

Had with Chinese takeout, and sipped the rest of the half bottle (split the bottle with my oldest daughter who was 42 Friday, and even she and my beer-hating wife liked it).

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:25:44 | More by scotorum
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Clean orange color that is vibrant and inviting. 2 finger white bubbly head that surprises me by how quickly it dissipates. No lacing or retention. Outstanding color, but the rest of the appearance was very avg.

S- Spice and cloves all over the nose. Bubble gum/banana phenols are almost overwhelming until the floral hops and the musky, yet powdery yeast comes through. Yep, all signs point to this one being a very impressive tripel

T- Taste follows nose with an additional dose of citrus/lemon like qualities. Mild malt with a dash of hops create a nice, moderate bitter character in the finish. No astringency whatsoever. Booze not present but warms the throat.

M- Mid body bordering on light. Effervescent carbonation that's to die for. Leaves your mouth puckering for more. Very drinkable given the abv

O- Top of the line Tripel for sure. It wouldn't be a reach for me to say it is maybe the best I've had yet. Sweet, fruity, complex, and delicious. Seems to have a lot of hefeweizen similarities with the wheat and clove character dominating throughout.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 19:13:30 | More by Bosoxfan20
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edwado

New Jersey

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

Another 25OZ.bottle and another perfect score. There is no beer on this great earth that can compare to this in my unhumble opinion. Maybe i am short sighted but it is how I feel about this liquid perfection. I know people will jump on my behind for saying this-the greatest beer in the world. This is the third time I have reviewed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:21:12 | More by edwado
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

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

A: Fairly clear orange-straw body, looks crisp! Individual, singular bubbles rise- no streams, even weak ones. Big large-bubble cream-colored head forms fairly easily.

S: Heavy on golden apples and bananas, some bready body in there, slightly yeasty. Clean. Only glimpses of spices.

T: MMM! Those great refreshing fruit notes, now with the addition of oranges, buttery biscuit, close-to-spicy spices like cinnamon and coriander. Almost floral. Some kind of herbacious/mineral notes on the finish, which transitions back to the apples. Great balance, depth, and complexity here, but not so complex that you're only trying to analyze it; it lets you enjoy it. No telling it has such a high ABV until you're on your third.

M: Smooth, creamy, with pleasant effervescence. Slightly mouth-drying, but still crisp. Combined with that palate of flavors and you crave another gulp.

O: The beer that got me interested in craft beers! Easy to enjoy, fun to decrypt, readily available, neat packaging, efficient inebriator, pairs well with many foods or by itself... scores high in all areas. A beer I go back to again and again, and am never disappointed by. Highly highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 22:52:42 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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C3likesbeer

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours with a nice thick head with some tasty looking lace. Hazy yellow and copper appearance

S- Nice and refreshing balance of citrus, banana esters, yeast and very, very slight nutmeg spice note.

T- Banana and citrus blending very well together. Refreshing carbonation. Substantial but not overly weighty.

O- Great Belgian triple from Canada. Almost as good as St. Bernardus ABT 12 but at a fraction of the price. If you like this kind of beer you can't go wrong. Cool label too.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 00:00:29 | More by C3likesbeer
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Super huge head, almost snow-white. Brew is thick and hazy, orange-golden color. Very thick and lasting lacing, and head retention is solid.

S - Thick creamy notes of banana, clove, coriander, spice, and candi. Slight acrid hop notes, as well. Just a ton going on in the aroma.

T - Sweet and creamy, following the nose. Pronounced sweet yeast flavors, while the spices come in on the back end. Again, bananas, some slight citrus fruit on the tip of the tongue, huge fruity malt character filling the mouth.

M - Full, clingy, oily; no sting, no foaming, no alcohol presence. Lingering aftertaste is pleasant.

O - This is not a subtle Tripel; there's quite a bit going on. Everything you'd expect is there, however, and every flavor is tasty. I can see what the (Uni)broue-ha-ha is about. This isn't my favorite Tripel, but it's very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 17:23:56 | More by Roguer
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at James Joyce in Ybor City. Served in a pint glass for some reason.

A: Rich orangish-tan, nearly opaque, with a thin half-finger of light tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Fruity yeast esters (bananas, apples and grapes mostly), cloves, roasted malts, and some booze. Some spice with almost a woody dryness here as well.

T: Fruity (banana, cherry, apple, grape) Belgian yeast esters, some toasted malts, cloves and spice, sweet but with a dry finish.

M: Medium body for style, a good bit of carbonation, and the alcohol is noticeable but doesn't seem overly hot.

O: This is quite good, although it doesn't quite stand up to the best in the style. Still, very enjoyable and I don't know why I haven't had it before.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 20:36:52 | More by macrosmatic
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heygeebee

Australia

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Cellarbrations Carlisle. Years within BB.

A - hazy straw, two finger head. Dies to film.

S - lemons, Belgian yeast, hint passion fruit

T - Belgium thru and thru, lemons, yeast, sweet back palate

M - quite lightly carbonated. Medium bodied. Zesty still. 9% well hidden, no booze. Well done.

O - a very good, if not quite great beer. (btw - I find Tripels very difficult to review, as they have such an integrated taste, with no elements dominant. All the good ones also - ah-hem - have a certain similarity)

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 23:46:08 | More by heygeebee
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Several four-packs were on the discount kiosk at our local Publix and at a decent price, and since I hadn't had one in a few years, well, twist my arm.

It pours a cloudy, lemon-Jello color with some sediment floating around. When the light hits it at a certain angle, there's a neon quality to its appearance. Thin, off-white head that holds its own for the duration.

Some wonderful aromas: coriander, orange peel, banana, funky yeast, ripe honeydew. No alcohol.

This is a delicious tasting beer. The sweetness comes through powerfully, but not a sugar and heavy syrup that will coat everything and mask the flavors: melons, honey, tangerines, faint coriander, , buttery caramel. Very little in the way of carbonation, and no alcohol burn - the brew-masters are masters. There's a silky quality to this one, too.

Hopefully, more will be on discount.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 05:00:42 | More by kaufmaal
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Beerosaurus-Rex

Manitoba (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great beer for entertaining. To hell with wine!! Popping the cork and serving this beer with a nice meal of pork or chicken will be an experience for any guest.

The flavor is very rich and intense, maybe a bit confusing. Your taken aback but in a good way the first time you try this. As someone who eats green olives on cans of smoked fish and very much loves intense flavors, this is a gem of a beer.

After being thoroughly impressed with this beer and drinking many of them, I can say that I do not prefer this as a session beer. The strength gets too obvious after a beer or two and it is better left as a novelty for me, like I mentioned, being served with meals for special occasions

I hear the same things about this beer from anyone who has tried this beer, they cant believe its %9. It is rare to have people who do not usually like the taste of beer in general appreciating a %9 beer! I think it is the licorice that transforms the strong alcohol note into a spicy one, I perceive the same thing with sambuca or ouzo.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 20:12:06 | More by Beerosaurus-Rex
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JohnBender

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Translucent yellow with orange hues. Beautiful.

S: Bready sweetness with slight fruits

T: More of the same, literally. An exponentially sweet and bready taste. Amazing.

M: Gives every other tripel a run for its money. A shining star.

O: Perhaps my favorite beer brewed. A perfect balance of every criteria.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 00:07:08 | More by JohnBender
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light blond with four or five fingers light fluffy head.

Smells light and citrusy, think it comes from the yeast.

Taste is very smooth, very refreshing. Orange peel. Very well done triple.

Re review on tap at bottleworks clear blond big head, smell hoppy fluffy belgium flavors.

Taste sharper, banana and clove and gum.

Think it might be a bit different on tap.

Special brewers reserve bottle using spirals of oak from the 17 Grand Reserve.

Darker than the regular, hazy, smell tart bitter oak fruit and honey.

Taste carbonated, herbal, sweet oak, caramel, soft yeast, spice, pretty awesome stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 23:29:28 | More by Smurf2055
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BucannonXC5

California

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Westvleteren XII trappist glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a variety 4-pack
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 6, 2013
Misc.: Best before Jan. 31, 2016; Foil wrap on bottle cap

Poured an orange golden hazy color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Good uneven foamy lacing along the sides. Great retention all the way down.

Smelled orange rind, cloves, green apples, grapes, kiwi and faint bananas. Also unknown Belgian spices.

Tasted similar to smell. Cloves, green apples, nutmeg, sweet grapes, other sweet fruits and lemon grass. I did not do this explanation justice.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long, smooth, crisp finish. Just goes down well.

Just so good. I’m 2-for-2 (thank you Trader Joe’s) on this variety pack so far. Once again, just so good.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 09:32:18 | More by BucannonXC5
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mporter249

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful golden color with orange-red hues. Nice tall, persistent head. Looks delicious.

Smell: Smells a little dank, sweet, maybe a little grassy. Not incredible, but it's pleasant.

Taste: Tastes very smooth and almost neutral at first, then sweet, then bready? Very smooth throughout, well-balanced and delicious. I think I'm missing something, though.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pretty light, full, pretty perfectly carbonated.

Overall: Pretty good, I definitely enjoy it. But I think I'm missing a bit of the "wow" factor.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:49:36 | More by mporter249
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Mojo

Alabama

3.26/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours up a pale gold with an initial two finger head which quickly dissipates leaving only a retention ring and no lacing.

S - Not much on the nose. I mainly get bananas

T - heavy taste of crab apples, sweet and sour all at once with a very dry yeasty finish and some booziness.

M - kind of boozy

O - the only other beer I've from Unibroue was Trois Pistoles. I loved it, but this is not my cup of tea at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:23:29 | More by Mojo
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm always cautious to rate beer too high because I don't always trust myself. With the number of different types of beer and personal taste preference it'll take way more practice to truly identify the best of each bunch. Besides, what lies between "outstanding" and "perfect"? Regardless, this beer was incredibly good. I'm realitively new to the Tripel and got LFDM because of the high ratings on BA. That said, the flavours of this beer were very distinct, well balanced and downright tasty. There were so many different taste regions affected on my palate that I had a very tough time identifying the medley of flavours. The malts were not in anyway overpowering as one might think of a Tripel and a 22oz. bomber at 9% disappeared rather quickly. I'd venture to say that this is one beer deserves a place on every beer rack and should be brought our to impress the advocates in your circle.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 04:43:03 | More by 1stOffender
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Moose90

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, best before 05-10-15. Silver foil cap. Poured into 16oz Odell snifter for review.

A – A hazy dark yellow/orange golden shade. Little bit of sediment floating within. Head is tall and fluffy, almost pure bright white. Head stays afloat thanks to beautiful rapidly rising bubbles.

S – Orange and fruity with spice notes. Banana, clove, and peppery Belgian style spices. Prominent and funky yeast aromas. Fresh bready notes, as well as some fresh cut grass.

T – Similar to the aroma, there is a welcome blast of pepper and banana. Some citrusy orange sneaks in and makes an appearance before the yeast strains come in and dominate nicely. There is a particular balance to this one, more spice and pepper come through towards the finish.

M – Medium/Full bodied. Texture is nice, and leads to a sweet and lingering finish. Very complex yet somehow easy drinking beer. The ABV goes undetected due to the huge influx of flavor.

O – Wonderful Tripel, stays true to the style. Does a good job of bringing lots of complex flavors to the table without letting any one of them overpower another. Great balance, and highly refreshing. I can't think of a better time to sip this one than outside on the patio on a warm day. Wonderful, big bodied, delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 19:13:58 | More by Moose90
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Sirdrinksalot

Illinois

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

This is my first review but what can I say I am in love with this beer. The color is a nice cloudy golden hue. With a nice bubbly 2 finger head. The smell is fruity with spice notes mainly clove or coriander. The taste is amazing. It has a very nice fruity taste with a slight bitterness and hints of clove which for me the clove seemed to lesson after a few sips. It has just the right amount of carbonation and has a bubbly pleasant mouth feel. What else can I say this is a world class beer. I would drink again in a heartbeat. This has become one of my favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 07:35:59 | More by Sirdrinksalot
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown Unibroue style bottle. Foiled. Beautiful bottling and label is spot on with great styling as usual from the Canadian brewer. Poured this into a stemmed Belgian tulip. Somewhat of a thinner style tulip rather than the balloons I have.

A - yellowish straw golden with touch of bright orange. Body has some haze and cloud too it. A small amount of sediment floating within its bright colored body. Head was massive and fluffy and sat nicely atop this Canadian Belgian style ale.

S - orange fruitiness with clove, Belgian style spices, and pepper spice. Magnificent yeast aroma as usual from these guys. Very fresh bready with a character of freshly bailed hay. Pear and lighter fruit make up the last wafts in the nose.

T - very similar to the nose with a blast of peppery spices and lighter fruits. Orange creeps up from no where and goes hand in hand with clove and the Belgian style spices. Yeast characters taste as good as smells. Fresh all over with an awesome funkiness to it. Slight fruity esters in the finish with some more spices.

M - medium bodied and a truly great Tripel. Excellent texture and stays true to the style. 9% abv goes nearly unnoticed in the mouth as the alcohol takes a back seat to the incredible flavors. Complex yet still balances the feel nicely. A very enjoyable sipper.

O - IMO this is the best Tripel made outside of Belgium. We all know Belgium brewers produce some of the worlds best tripels, but this one compares to many of them. It's done in a traditional Tripel style and has the class to back it up. Unibroue aren't playing around with this brew and Its honestly a must have for just about anyone. A great big abv brew for warmer weather for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:16:26 | More by BradtheGreat7
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,102 ratings.