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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

7,125 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7125
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even a very slow pour will reveal a huge, foamy white head sitting atop this cloudy/golden brew. The maltiness & alcohol are big up front. Earthy notes and a hint of spice give la fin du monde a complex and dry finish. A definite classic out of Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2002 08:41:11 | More by Popsinc
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francisweizen

Arizona

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

NOTES: I am still waiting to try this beer in a 750ml bottle.

Another great unibroue offering. This beer pours a nice pale golden colour which is very cloudy from the yeast that I let slide into my 'chalice' or weirdly shaped wine glass really...This has a nice head on it and it smelled wonderful. The taste was very dry and complex, yet pretty light for the alcohol content(but not lighter than don de dieu)This had a pretty warm mouthfeel and a nice drinkability level to it as well.
A nice beer, but take your time with it!...
A good nightcap beer!
Cheers!
-F

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2002 07:25:05 | More by francisweizen
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zerk

California

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 = The End of the World. The first time I tried this beer... it was a whole new beginning. What a wonderful beer... can't believe it took me this long to review it.... Cloudy brownish-gold with a lace that won't die. Aroma of cloves, must, alcohol, and malt. Flavor of fresh plums, bananas, cloves, and a lot of alcohol in the aftertaste. Wonderful, creamy medium body, with moderate carbonation. A favorite of mine for quite some time.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2002 17:41:39 | More by zerk
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jtw5877

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with a puffy white head. Clove and a little banana flavours. Very complex with alot of changing flavors. Once again I am unable to verbalize what I taste in a beer. I need to go to Belgian Beer School.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2002 10:30:51 | More by jtw5877
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mzwolinski

California

4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very fine beer, and yet another reason why Unibroue should be regarded as one of North America's premeir breweries.

Light golden in color, hazy with a *lot* of carbonation. The head dissipated fairly quicky, but perhaps this was due to my glass rather than the beer.

Aroma is fruity, hints of banana and tropical fruit. Yeast is very unobtrusive.

The beer is terrifically balanced, with European hops, gentle corriander, and a peppery cloveish spiciness sitting atop a sweet light malty body. Medium bodied, though feels lighter due to high carbonation. Slightly dry finish. You'll feel the alcohol before you taste it.

Exceptionally well-done tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2002 22:29:55 | More by mzwolinski
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DerKaiser

California

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel like I simply can't heap enough praise on this beer to do it justice, so I won't try. Just go out and try one for yourself.

It's citrusy and slightly sweet with hints of clove and bubblegum. A little bit of yeast in there with a nice crisp finish. The high alcohol content really enhances this beer, taking the flavors up through the nose. Take your time drinking it, as it becomes almost an entirely different beer as it warms.

As a warning, this beer will cause "beer-inflation" among its fans. Those once content to imbibe in a $6 six-packs of Sam Adams, will find themselves shelling out $8.50 for four-packs on Unibroue products on a regular basis. It's that good.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2002 20:31:33 | More by DerKaiser
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putnam

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blind with bottles of Ommegang, Duinen Dubbel, Orval and Maudite.
Even, tight head with a glaze of pearlessence on top. The liquid is bright yellow-white with a hint of orange. The nose is of coriander (?!) dried orange (?!) green figs and cardamom. Heady but bright aromatics! On the palate it is liquified white plums and whipped cream. A kick of bitter minerality emerges on the finish to keep the generous floral, herb and fruit flavors in focus. The alcohol is noticable, especially at 1pm.

Tasted again on 10-27-2002:
Candied...Banana...Candy

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2002 10:07:37 | More by putnam
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This must be the champagne of beers. Upon opening the bottle, the beer started to climb out the opening. I poured it into a nice thistle style glass and was amazed by the fantastic head that seemed to only fade slightly. The nice creamy head atop the beautiful pale ale is a sight to behold. The aroma was delicate with a hint of vanilla and citrus. While being high in alcohol, it was not evident at all. This brew is well worth finding. One of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2002 10:48:03 | More by aaronh
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite "Belgian Style" beer, at least until I have a Maudite and wonder which is my real favorite.
It is a paler color than Maudite, and the flavor is spicy with citrusey/ clove accents. It usually has a nice head and I always get Belgian lace as it drains.
Please do as the suggestion on the bottle recommends and don't drink this from a straight sided glass. I've tried the same bottle in both types of glasses and it really is better in a closed top glass. Can't explain why- perhaps the alcohol and smells are trapped better giving you more taste through your nose.
Other than "10", which is similar in style but won't be around next year, I don't think, since it was made for their tenth anniversary, Fin de Monde ("the end of the world" for non-french speakers) is definitely worth stocking and savoring.

It also is supposed to age up to ten years in a corked bottle- see my review for Maudite, and what aging did for that!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2002 12:05:54 | More by MAB
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Murph

Arizona

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful hazy, golden color with a huge, creamy white head that sinks slowly and leaves an excellent lace on the glass. Definite orange peels, spices, and a slight tartness to the aroma. Big fruitiness up front with some nice oranges, peaches, grapes, and some slightly tart fruitiness as well. Nice spiciness as well with some pepper and coriander. The brew finishes with a burst of sweetness from the candy sugar and a slight warming sensation from the alcohol. A creamy carbonated feeling dominates the mouthfeel and helps to make this medium-light bodied beer extremely drinkable, especially for the amount of alcohol that is in it. Yet another great beer from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 23:17:35 | More by Murph
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

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

This beer should be outlawed. It pours nice, leaves no sediment. No hint of the alcohol content in the first taste, last taste, or any taste in between. You can taste every ingrediate in it. It is crisp, light, and the best ale hands down. I found only one bar in town that serves it. I find myself there at least twice a week. Be warned! This is the crack of beers. All else will seem pale in comparison. They better have this in heaven.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2002 08:44:15 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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doho95fu

California

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours well with a large head. The smell and taste are very complex and I found it very hard to pinpoint each flavor ( I thought I tasted citrus, some spice, ..) The beer is very drinkable for such a strong beer, I would not have guessed that it had 9%. I really enjoyed the layered flavors, it usually confuses and distracts me, but in this case it was great.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2002 08:02:01 | More by doho95fu
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proc

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed La Fin Du Monde. Full flavored taste, with a slight bitterness. This beer defines the term "well-crafted". Robust and complex. The alcohol is well blended in this beer. Excellent, Oui!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2002 06:17:00 | More by proc
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Jordan

California

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptionally rich notes of coconut, banana, lemon peel, clove, musk. Complex alchohals being the backbone of it all. Head endures from top to the bottom of the glass, agitated easily by a few swirls of the glass.

Unibroue, represents a vision of what sincere dedication to quality, patience, and character can bring out in the artform that is brewing.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2002 21:19:19 | More by Jordan
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A short-lived head pours on this murky, hazy golden colored beer. Very carbonated. Citrus and cloves in the nose, but a mild aroma compared to others in the style. A nice malt taste, mixed with esters and yeast make the beer very pleasant. I also get fleeting hints of sour apples. I have to second other reviewer's notes that the beer hides it's alcohol well. Nicely balanced, slightly grassy finish. A very drinkable belgian style ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2002 16:42:58 | More by Suds
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Astonishingly different on tap than it is from the bottle - but not necessarily better. I think it benefits greatly from the high level of carbonation that can be lessened on tap. Cloudy, yellow-gold in color with a full, bright-white head that holds fairly well and leaves a decent lace. The body is similarly light-medium, but the mouthfeel is more creamy as the carbonation has been reduced. There's a lightly sweet "tropical fruit" note to the aroma. The flavor has a more "orange-ish" note, and a gentler spice. Overall, it seems to lose a bit of character which is normally derived from the assertive carbonation bite. Still a very good beer but on draft it seems to taste like many other beers in its category.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2002 18:29:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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marc77

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The clear light golden / dark straw hued brew is topped by a creamy, impressively thick head w/ stiff peaks of foam. Signature lace is left down the glass. Fruit esters comprised of tart lemon flesh and rind, coupled w/ cidery light candi / beet sugar sweetness and raw honey lend an enticing aroma to this brew. Phenolic clove and mustiness are subdued, but add complexity aromawise. Prickly carbonation and cidery sweetness sharply hit the palate upfront, but quickly yield to yeasty, unbaked dough notes and clove more prominent in flavor than the aroma would suggest. Well attenuated and fairly dry, but since hop bitterness is mild, the overall flavor is slightly skewed towards malt sweetness. Lightly bodied due to the sugar used in the grist w/ a crisp, yet smooth mouthfeel that lends deceptively agreeable drinkability. Finishes dry w/ honey sweetness, lightly peppery alcohol and clove abruptly ending simultaneously. Fin Du Monde epitomizes the style and is delicious... the drinkability is superlative considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2002 19:14:54 | More by marc77
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Bighuge

Minnesota

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

The hazy golden brew throws out a long-lasting bubbly white head that forms craters as it slowly dissipates. Some nice yeast tones on the nose. A little fruitiness. And some bread qualities too. This beer is quite smooth for the high alcohol punch that it packs. Very nice taste. Doughy and yeasty. Fruity esters are present. Subtle spicing accents also surface mildly throughout. The body is light and the mouthfeel is quite carbonated, but still very drinkable. Very nice Belgian style beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2002 20:23:18 | More by Bighuge
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tigerpaws

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another winner from Unibroue, poours toa very nice color with a nice and lasting creamy head. Nice but not overwhelming aroma and a taste that might be to strong for the novice. Also be careful when imbiding this beer has a kick...........CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2002 14:30:41 | More by tigerpaws
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Jon

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried a 750 mL corked bottle. This was my first Unibroue brew, and if it's any indication, it won't be my last. This was just a really good Belgian-style ale. It was a little tart with some warming alcohol (9% ABV) lying underneath. It reminded me a little of Duvel in that it hides that big alcohol content underneath a somewhat bittersweet taste and bubbly mouthfeel which just attacked my palate. This one worked well with teryaki marinated pork chops on the grill.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2002 22:25:51 | More by Jon
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aracauna

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Insanely active head. Big airy foam. It was difficult to pour it softly enough to keep it under control, but from the taste and the lack of foamy at opening, it wasn't infected. Aroma is lemon on top of apricots. Light lemony/apricot flavor that rides on a noticeable malt backbone. Has a little of the cottony mouthfeel but not enough to hurt the drinkability. Probably the best Belgian golden ale I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2002 12:20:16 | More by aracauna
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LarryV

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another of my favorites from Unibroue. Pours with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Has rather effervescent carbonation. Smell is citrusy with a spicy note to it. Not as creamy of a mouth feel as the Don De Dieu, but I suppose that's partly due to the carbonation. Flavor is citrusy, banana like. There's a spice that I can't quite put my finger on, tastes like allspice to me. This is a wonderful beer for sitting back and relaxing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2002 11:46:25 | More by LarryV
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the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle (w/ cork). The first pouring yielded little head, but the smell which hit me almost immediately as I started pouring was a beautiful citrus and peach odour. The colour was a beautiful cloudy pale gold. The taste is magnificent, completely disguising the high alcohol content. The second pouring gave about 2cm of head, and tasted just as good as the first. An extremely good and drinkable beer!! Glad I am that I chose this to drink on my birthday.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2002 09:07:57 | More by the42ndtourist
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BeerManDan

California

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 best that "Unibroue" has to offer. I can taste the citrus flavor on my tongue which leads to a pleasant finish. Very smooth with not a lot of bitter after taste. I'm keep this brew for myself!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2002 21:27:53 | More by BeerManDan
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Reverand

Pennsylvania

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

Translation of La Fin Du Monde is the end of the world. I would certainly travel to the end of the world for this beer. An amazing example ofthis style. The cloudy orange - yellow appearance with a beautiful white that clings to the glass. The complexity of the taste will have you thinking of adjectives to descirbe this beer. But simply out and in ine word "incredible"

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2002 00:46:51 | More by Reverand
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,125 ratings.