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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

7,088 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7088
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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JCNY

New York

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers period. Best if poured into a glass and aired out for a moment. Powerful at about 9% abv, yet tastes like blissful candy without losing the beer characteristic. It must be the delicate blend of fruit and spice.

Labeling is perfect and the name means the End of the World. If we were facing the end of the world, this would be in one hand. In the other hand...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 20:10:28 | More by JCNY
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gr0g

New Jersey

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

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:30:02 | More by gr0g
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ranger7

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into a chalice.

A: Hazy and cloudy. Gold colored. Thin white head with appropriate carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, grain, with a hint of citrus.

T: Good and strong. Some spice with a fair amount of alcohol. Dry finish.

M: Smooth, easy to drink.

O: This is as perfect a Tripel as I've had. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 20:42:20 | More by ranger7
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger white head, lots of lacing, beautiful orange colored body, I can see all the carbonation rising to the top. Gorgeous.

Sweet orange candy, tropical notes, citrus on the nose, fresh orange. Slight pine aroma as well. Hard to describe but they all go together so well.

Bit of spice with tropical fruit and citrus notes on the tongue. Rather mild bitter taste, and pretty nice balanced. Refreshing taste. Bit of piney and earthy notes on the tongue. Leaves a dry citrusy-like aftertaste. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol is hidden very well.

Medium body with lively amounts of carbonation.

Really good Tripel from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 08:49:38 | More by Scrylol
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reebtaerG

Maryland

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

Poured 750ml bottle dated drink before 5/16/15 into Chimay snifter

A-Pours a semi-cloudy golden color. Nice white head that thins down fast but lasts till end. Lacing on glass.

S-Aroma is classic Belgian. Yeasty, floral and ripe banana.

T-Taste is malt, banana, bready, citrus (lemon). Were it is differant is the finish is not as strong in alcohol than most in this style. A little nutty with some lingering yeast.

M-great mouthfeel medium balance, good carbonation and nice clean dry finish

O-overall this a great triple. My first drink by Unibroue, I want to try more others

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:11:18 | More by reebtaerG
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dar482

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in an extremely cloud deep golden orange, marigold with a big bubbly white head.

The aroma is extremely fruit forward. Pineapple, banana, mangoes, oranges, tangerines. It’s a very sweet fruitiness.

The flavor follows with dried pineapple and mangoes. It continues with some citrus peel, bananas, and clove. A caramel malt sweetness in the middle. The finish has some fruity sweetness and a hint of that spiciness. Alcohol is absolutely hidden.

The body has a champagne amount of carbonation. Tons of carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

The fruitiness pairs beautifully with a sharp cheddar.

An extremely sweet beer for the style, but it is made up for how beautiful fruity this beer is. One of the best beers in the style.

(I had this blind taste tested with Westmalle and Chimay. This was first. One of the best tripels I’ve had. This is where you want to be if you want sweet and fruitiness for tripels. For more dry and vinous, Westmalle, Long Strange Tripel, and some others is where it's at.)

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:08:37 | More by dar482
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Redneckwine

Washington

4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz cold bottle into pint glass, unintelligible date code

Appearance - Hazy dark golden, 1.5 finger head recedes to thin foam cap and stays, decent lacing, looks enticing.

Smell - Just amazingly harmonius with fruity, yeasty, spicy goodness aplenty! It's got a unique smell to me... sweet bubblegum or something, but light and airy. Delicious.

Feel/Taste - Lively carb, tingly, full body but carb makes it seem much lighter. Where is the alcohol here? Very well hidden. Taste follows the nose perfectly with fruity yeast, spicy coriander, and relatively light bready malt. Alcohol becomes just feintly apparant as it warms, and finishes just off dry.

Overall - Delicious. This stuff is dangerously easy to drink with the 9% ABV hardly there. I haven't had a great deal of tripels, but this is easily the best so far. The flavor and body is just so harmonious.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:28:42 | More by Redneckwine
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slight hazy gold, good carbonation, huge head.

Smell: Yeasty, white grape.

Taste: Sweet, yeasty, grapes. A bit of bubblegum sweetness. Somewhat dry finish.

Overall: I was a big tripel fan when I first got into craft beers, and La Fin du Monde was a favorite. I noticed I never reviewed it, so picked up a bottle. My tastes have shifted over the years, so I wasn't as impressed, but this is still a high quality beer. I think the bottle may have been a year or two old, which may have subdued some of the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 18:33:04 | More by Mdog
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle to a chalice.

A: straw colored with a slight haze, the beer pours with a nice fluffy head in the chalice which breaks down leaving small caps of foam.

S: the aroma is spices such as coriander and yeast (oh the Unibroue yeast) up front followed by some nice banana and other fruits.

T: follows the nose. There is a maltiness that also comes through but not overpowering. It's the yeast and spice that make this enjoyable.

M: higher carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O: this is just an enjoyable beer. I have an admitted weak spot for the Unibroue yeast profile so I really like this beer. This is a beer to be super and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 17:41:10 | More by polloenfuego
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MaximalC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent golden honey color with a healthy cap of luxurious white foam. The aroma is light and fruity, smelling of clove, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Strands of lacing adorn the glass like streams of garland.

On the flavor front, the malt character is crackery with a touch of honeyed sweetness. This is offset by spices, featuring clove, and the ample zest of the yeast. The bubblegum alluded to by the nose also manifests in the taste, while a kiss of alcoholic warmth emerges in the finish. The mouthfeel is absolutely sublime; rich, velvety, and smooth, it affords the perfect complement to the flavor profile.

I tried this years ago and, for whatever reason, I found it to be the least impressive of the Unibroue brews. Upon revisiting, I have to say, this is damn good. Not groundbreaking in any sense, but just a really good all-around golden ale with great balance and a luxurious mouthfeel. It's crisp enough to be refreshing in the summertime, but it also has enough warmth to be appropriate in colder months as well. Another winning effort from the Unibroue crew.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:19:36 | More by MaximalC
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silverblaze540

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The bottle overflowed when opened. Amber color; darker at the top, yellowish at the bottom. Poured with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Almost translucent at bottom, but very opaque at top. The carbonation is very active, and no sediment is visible.

Smell - Smell passes fairly quickly. Very malty. There is a slightly sour, and slightly citrus smell.

Taste - Very malty, with almost no bitterness. Smooth taste with good balance. A strong hint of something fruity. Mild aftertaste.

Mouth feel- Heavy, with slight alcohol burn. Medium to high carbonation.

Overall - Tasty! I like the lack of bitterness and the maltiness. The color makes it almost look less tasty, maybe because I am used to liking darker beers, but the taste is really good. It is a pretty heavy beer, so I wouldn't drink it fast. The only thing is that it almost tastes like it is missing something. Maybe a bit more spice? Still, a really nice beer, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:07:30 | More by silverblaze540
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BrewUSA

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

La Fin Du Monde is a tripel with a big 9% ABV. Great balance of spice, butter and citrus. Easy enough to drink that if your not careful, it could get in trouble. One of the finest Belgium doubles I've ever tasted. Near perfect~

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 04:26:25 | More by BrewUSA
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy yellow color with a nice head.
Aroma: Beer has an orange with coriander spice aroma.
Flavor: Spicy orange flavor, with a bitter finish. Medium bodied with fuzzy full carbonation.
Overall: Unlike traditional Tripels with their ubitiqtious lemony citrus aroma and flavor, this beer is brew has the taste of orange. This beer taste like a descent Witbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 23:49:39 | More by Mike_Moe
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kaplunk02

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Nice golden amber and a big, white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Coriander up front with banana and sweet, maybe fruity, smells.

T: Along with the aroma there's coriander and bananas but also very wheaty. Almost grassy.

M: Very smooth considering the 9% ABV. Its almost watery but the texture and carbonation support the heavy flavors and alcohol quite well.

O: This is one of my favorites. It is very flavorful and yet balanced. Exactly what I look for in a trippel.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 04:01:52 | More by kaplunk02
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:50:42 | More by SavvyStudent
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Clints1991

Colorado

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

Had it bottle in a Goblet. It pours a golden yellow, with a white head that dissipates slowly. It has a strong nose. I got a lot of floral hints and some coriander. It is a medium body with slightly high carbonation and also dry. On the taste I pick up some fruits such as apple and pear. I also get a little bit of spice. Overall this is a really good beer. Has an amazing aroma and tastes amazing. Overall this is one of my favorite beers now!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 03:48:40 | More by Clints1991
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darthvohn

Texas

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Goblet

Appearance: Golden yellow with a near crystal clear body; marshmallow fluff white micro bubble foam floats on top, slowly shrinking down leaving an eighth of an inch lace behind. When I envision sitting down to an ale, this is it.

Smell: Very floral with heavy coriander up front, followed by malt and booze after. You can pick up the sweetness in the nose too. Very delightful!

Taste: Sweet honey, full juicy fruits - apple, pear, banana, and spice (warming, like cloves?) & malt. Wow. Balanced; no one flavor overpowers another. I'm really digging this.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated; medium body and dry.

Overall: Picked this up solely on reputation as I recently had a local tripel which left me wanting to explore this style. This is pretty dang good.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:54:35 | More by darthvohn
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xabyss

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's been many a fortnight since I've enjoyed this brew last; plucked it from the wine shop shelves as the first drink of 2014. Here's to a year of gaining weight, drinking more and being less productive. La Fin Du Monde pours a dull, effervescent copper orange with fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Opaque body, not a whole lot of lace. Sweet and spicy on the nose, with notes of coriander, oranges, bready yeast and assorted citrus. One previous reviewer likened the scent to "salt sea air and steel." Sure, why not? Spices and citrus carry through to the palate in a big way. It's a complex profile that's hard to tease apart, with sweetness and spice and everything malty. Something about the moutfeel has always felt a bit off to me. Heresy, I know. My expectations for the style don't mesh well with the heaviness and aggressively carbonation. It goes down tasty but I'd be lying if I said it goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:43:21 | More by xabyss
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cambabeer

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this as my last beer of 2013, and it was a good choice.
Nice golden yellow body with a clingy white lace head.
Nose is full of spices and fruits ranging from the hops to some apple and pear. There's also some clove and bubble gum somewhere in there.
Nice fruity sweet start to the taste, malty and bready at first. The hops try to break through the sweetness and banana/apple character and do so subtly. The end is a very spicy clean taste almost like crushed pepper, warms the soul. Nice champagne-like carbonation is the perfect fit on this beer and one could be fooled into thinking it was more like 4%ABV and not the 9% that it is. Super well done belgian triple.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 15:11:57 | More by cambabeer
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SteelSaw

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving-Bottle

Pour- Poured into a Teki, semi aggressively. Pours a good two finger head.

Appearance- Cloudy with a deep golden/straw color, with tints of orange.

Smell- Spicy, minimal hops smell just on the back notes. Some dried banana smell. Perhaps the slightest hint of dried cherries?

Taste- Pretty much follows the nose, hints of dried banana and spice. It is sweet but the spice may be a touch too much for me. For a 9% it is incredibly smooth though and gives no hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Very good mouthfeel. Medium and creamy. Carbonation is nicely balanced.

Overall- This is a good beer, but one I would need to be in the mood for due to the spice.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:50:39 | More by SteelSaw
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RyanPoff

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml poured into 16 oz stein. Rest drank from the bottle.

A: Cloudy orange to gold with about a finger of foamy white head retreating with lacing. Very inviting.

S: Allspice, coriander. spices, with hops lingering a bit behind the spicy smells. Very spicy smell without being overwhelming.

T: Spice, spice, and spice with plenty of funk. Nothing hanging on the back end. Spot on for what I like in a trippel.

M: Effervescent carbonation with medium body. Bubbly like champagne. No slickness, oiliness, or any sort of nasty after feeling.

Great beer for the style and really pushes the mainstream in terms of what beer is.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:01:40 | More by RyanPoff
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FLima

Brazil

4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with a thick but small head that leaves a constant ring and some laces.
Slightly citrus sour aroma with notes of bananas and overripe pineapple, bready malt, mix of Belgian and Weizen yeast.
Pleasant and refreshing flavor with notes of green apples, orange peel, pear and condiments (highlighting coriander). Finishes as Champagne.
Medium to full body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 9% abv made a life time marriage with this beer.
A hoppy tripel with its own personality and that is hard to beat, even for true native Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 19:00:25 | More by FLima
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

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

Excellent little Trip from Canada. Not bad vs. Belgium.

12oz bottle at $47.00/24pk at The Beer Store

A- Opens with a typical Unibroue snap. Pours with huge head and an almost coppery colour. Head stays for a few then tapers to a skim

S- Pepper, citrus and coriander

T- Very very good. Spice hits the middle of the tongue right away. Mellows out to a peppery, coriander flavor. Very carbonated and stays that way throughout the bottle. Gets a touch bitter at the end after warming.

O- Another sample for the cellar. Will see how this one goes as the years roll by as well.

For a couple of 24pk investments per year this is a great one to keep around and sample regularly. I like it.

Food Pairing

This spicy young Tripel will pair nicely with... Pad Thai

This beer is a great little match with Pad Thai. The peanuts and coriander in the Pad Thai just opens up this offering when the beer hits 15-18deg C. Open at 10deg C, sip and let it open up to 15deg C and begin dinner. Try a few bites then watch what you taste...

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 18:54:04 | More by DaveBar
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STEELERFAN2390

Florida

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this tripel really focuses on the yeast and Belgian characteristics.

A-slightly cloudy ,pours orange-ish copper with a nice foamy head.

S- bananas yeast clove bready alcohol

T-well balanced on the sweeter /heavier side. remnants of a hefeweizen in this brew with the banana / cloves...tasty and very crisp but a little TOO sweet for me to session,but still highly drinkable even a 9%abv.

M-nice carbonation with a fruity ,tangy,spicy type freshness...very, very easy to drink.

O- overall this is a great beer that is very well balanced and very well crafted.
I keep it around for when I only want one or two beers at night.

purchased at winn Dixie in marco island,fl for 8.99$ for a 4pk. ,sometimes they place it in the make your own 6pack /mix-n-match area for 8.99...whatever they say. lol
A MUST TRY

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 21:07:56 | More by STEELERFAN2390
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pvo

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat heavy mouthfeel, not as light as I remembered it - might have been something about me drinking it straight out of the bottle.

The head was a bit more diffuse than I remember it, but was fairly durable, especially considering that it came out of a bottle. Color was a deep golden, fairly translucent.

This is a beer that I'll always enjoy, but it's a bit too heavy for me. Given its similarity to a hefeweizen, I'd probably grab a Weihenstephaner instead. That isn't much of a knock, since the other is one of my favorites, but as the former is widely available, it does mean I won't buy this often going forward.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 23:16:35 | More by pvo
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,088 ratings.