La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Reviews: 2,915 | Ratings: 9,770
Photo of jaluria
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color with loads of white foam that sits statuesque and leaves behind intricate lacing patterns. Aromas of candy, alcohol, oranges, and white grapes seem to come out; very complex and enticing. The taste is a brilliant blend of fruit & hop bitterness and sweet candy. The limited carbonation and sour backbone of this beer work very well together. The texture is a bit sticky and mildly astringent; the only flaw I can really pin point with this beer. Despite the high ABV and the assertive flavors in this beer, it is very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of funkengruven
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking one as i write this.

This poured to a very quickly dissipating head leaving a slightly transparent golden brown brew. This stuff smells absolutely amazing. Honey and Bananas moved to the nose quickly by the very active carbonation. Taste is good, very full bodied, the High ABV is slightly apparent but warming. Mouthfeel is decent, a lot of carbonation in this that makes it something meant to be sipped slowly and carefuly. This is a good beer, especially on those cold days where it feels like it is the end of the world. Warms you right up.

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Photo of jslot38
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

335 ML bottle. Best before 09-01-08 clearly marked.

Appearance: Beautiful bottle. Heavy, foil top, with instructions including proper glassware and a warning about the bottom sediment of yeast. Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow with hints of gold. Large head slowly reduces to a half inch bubbly white. Lacing is minimal, and about half way through the beer, head is gone with the rare exception around the side of the glass.

Smell: Even though I can see the remaining yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle you can still smell it in this beer. Faint hints of spices so prominant in wheat beers from Belgium. A lovely mixture of spices indeed.

Taste: Faint notes of yeast and spices first break through. Sweet malts and a bit of hop bitterness take to the palate. Slight notes of dried fruits and coriander. Backbone of citrus rinds, orange peel even, are very noticable and add a great level of complexity to the brew.

Mouthfeel: Maybe perfect. Carbonation with hops upfront, but leaves a smooth take down. I loved the way this felt on the palate. Flavor lingers around your mouth.

Drinkability: Wow, 9% and its not even tastable. Could drink a few of these, but probably wouldn't recommend it if you want to appreciate anything else afterwards.

Notes: A well crafted Belgian brew. Truely is a fine example of North American breweries being able to keep up with the traditions from Belgium.

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Photo of Jcdolan
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

six pack of bottles
Poured into a snifter like glass

First of all I love Unibroue's unique style and choice of advertising and bottles.

With that being said this beer is a very drinkable beer and it will no doubt sneak up on you with its hidden 9% ABV.

This beer poured a nice hazy gold almost rose gold. Medium fizzy head that dissipated and left a ring of creamy white around the edge of the glass.

Smell was not anything crazy or bold. Deffinately a smell of fruits and malt. There is one other sent that hides in the background that I cannot quite identify...

Taste is remarkably unique. A definate taste of fruits and slight slight taste of some unidentified spice. Also that hidden smell can be tasted. Maybe its the spices but there is something that I just can't quite put my finger on.

Sits thickly on the tounge and goes down a nice creamy smoth texture.

This beer reminds me of the time that I went to Montreal. Granted I was a little under the weather and not with it the entire time, I had a great beer called, I think it was called, Boreale. If I recall correctly these beers are very similar and this Unibroue reminded me of the great times I had in Montreal. So in that case I say it is VERY drinkable. This brewery really captures the essence of Canada like a good Canadian brewery should. I would recommend any Unibroue to anyone.

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Photo of orfeu
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle, corked & caged, 2004 vintage. Pours a light golden amber into an oversized wineglass with a fluffy and billowy white head. Lovely citrus and yeasty-bready malt aroma; sweet orange and peach scents abound. Taste is a dry-sweet peach bread with golden raisins; spicy yeast and a strong dry finish. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and juicy. The 9% alcohol is utterly imperceptible. Absolutely sublime.

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Photo of bitterdestroyer
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lemme just tell you that the name says it all. more than a couple of these, and it is la fin du monde (the end of the world for those who don't know). from the second i popped the cork i knew this beer was special...

appearance: poured surprisingly light, not much of a head. lacing was sparse but nice.

smell: typical fruity belgian traits. nothing mind blowing.

taste: now here's where this beer's personality really stands out for me. it's just right. nothing overpowering, especially not the alcohol. hints of fruit, possibly sugar cane?

mouthfeel: crisp and snappy.

drinkability: well i suppose i'm a lightweight. maybe if i had the 6 pack of 12 ouncers it woulda been no problem, but one big bottle of this and i'm down for the count. but as far as flavor, these could be drank all day.

i highly recommend this one. my favorite of all the unibroue's to date.

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Photo of SwillBilly
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz Bottle

Appearance: Pours a light, peachy color with a minimal head that dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing left of the chalice. Visible yeasties are suspended within the beer.

Smell: Plenty of sweet, fruity, malts. Hints of spice, possibly coriander or nutmeg and honey. Really fragrant.

Taste: Begins with a subtle sweetness that is not cloying or too sweet. Fruity, and slightly tart, citrusy hops make an appearance at the finish that leaves the mouth somewhat dry, making me thirst for another sip. Alcohol warms the face as I finish this one.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp.with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Man, I could drink these suckers all night. Super refeshing and crisp. Not overly sweet and hops won't kill the palete. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste profile but you can definitely feel its warmth. A fantastic beer that is well worth anyone's time to seek out and enjoy.

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Photo of stof0048
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden color, slightly hazy. Very little lacing with very thin head.

S: Wheat, a hint of citrus, slight scent of hops and sweetness.

T: Hint of corriander, slightly sweet malt flavor, some citrus, some hops, hint of bitterness and alcohol at the back of the tongue.

M: Light to medium body, bubbly over the tongue, smooth.

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Photo of Matthew
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the bottle into a tulip glass with a nice merkey golden/yellow color with a huge thick whipped cream like head. As the head settles it leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Absolutley beautiful.
It's aroma is filled with tart fruity character with some spicey notes. The estery yeast is very present in the nose. A hearty malt characteristic is also present.
Wow, so smooth with a big prescense of sweetness. Sweet malts with a slighly citrusy taste to follow. There is a nice hop character that is balanced well with the malt. The last thing this beer leaves you with as you swallow is a spicey pepper type bite. All of these flavors and characteristics compliment each other well and flow together very nicely.
This is a great beer. Another exceptional beer from unibroue.

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Photo of clabaugh
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold with olive tones. A large, foamy head presents itself. Lacing is adequate, nothing spectacular.

Smell: Floral hops with a palpable spiciness. Sweet malts resembling pastry or flaky biscuit. Some grape scents.

Taste: Sweetness pervades. The maltiness confronts one right away; doughy biscuit with a touch of honey forms a solid backbone of flavor for this beer. It finishes with a mild bitterness, conveying hints of floral nectar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with carbonation that gives it a zing. A lingering aftertaste with some noticeable numbing.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, considering alcohol content and carbonation. La Fin du Monde remains happily on the tongue after swallow.

Notes: Simply beautiful presentation. Silver foil around the top of a bottle that slopes to resemble a woman's shoulders. Very inviting, and very tasty.

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Photo of pbr85
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The bottle suggested a tulip glass. The bottle is very well done and very attractive.

App: Pours a hazy honey color with a one inch white head. The head diminishes slowly and some head remains throughout. There is minimal lacing.
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit, maybe some lemon peel, and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet malts are the first thing that hit you. This beer is sweet throughout. Very interesting and nice aftertaste that is dominated by grapefruit rind that is sweet and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated, yet even with this much carbonation it still feels smooth. Aftertaste is silky.
Drinkability: The malts hide the alcohol very well considering that it is 9%. I would definetly have another of these, but the sweetness would limit me to probably two in a night.

I would highly recommend this. If you like sweet beers this one is for you.

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

I've had this many times, but am finally reviewing it. The best description would probably be a Trippel-witbier (which is a complementary hybrid style).

A: Brownish-orange/straw with some murky yeast throughout. Nice off-white head, some retention, hints of lace.

S: Similar to a Witbier, spicy, earthy, a little fruit. Some nice bready Pilsner malt in the nose as well.

T: Bready malt, corriander, earthy flavour from the yeast. Alcohol taste is apparant, but not too assertive. No perceptable hop flavour, but nicely balanced. Finish is dry.

M: Moderate body, highly carbonated.

D: Dangerous at this level of alcohol.

Thanks for the bottle Len!

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Photo of phishgator
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew is big on head as it pours into a tulip glass. The yeast clouds the orange hue and swirls through the glass. The aroma is a flower that I just can't place. The taste is a sweet, peppery spiced ale; the alcohol is pronounced as is the yeast and malt. The consistency is smooth and chewy, a true mouthfeel. The drinkability suffers only because for what ever reason the brew dries out my sinuses everytime I dirnk it.

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Photo of redteg02
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: to be quite honest with you it looks like i pissed in the glass. very thick urine yellow with a thick head.

Smell: touch of fruit with a hint of alcohol, still not very impressed

Taste: execptionally smooth, strong fruit flavors but nothing over powering. the fact that really dont like pale ale's tells you how good this must be

Mouthfeel: carbination is perfect. it is high dont get me wrong but it works exceptionally well with this beer

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Photo of Dmann
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's taken me long enough to get around to this one and I'm glad I did! This one poured a nice light golden color with a slight haze and great carbonation bubbles. The head was very thick and frothy and managed to stay around till the last sip. The smell was very fruity and spicy due to the belgian yeast. The taste was outstanding with large pinapple notes and peppery spice mixed with a near perfect carbonation level that made for a great experience. If you are a fan of Belgian beers this one is defiantly worth a try!

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Photo of whynot44
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium bodied, hazy apricot color with a substantial fluffy ivory head,

The aroma is yeasty, spicy with a touch of citrus.

The taste is spicy from the start with cloves, tart lemon, and pepper notes over a mild biscuity malt. The finish is dry and peppery with a definite alcohol warmth.

Very nice! Smooth, almost creamy and very dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My second beer by this brewery, and I am again impressed.

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle. A beautiful pale golden colour with a fluffy, white head that resembles clouds. Smells spicy, with hints of plum and pear. Hints of a heffeweizen or witbier are present.

The taste follows the scent: clove spice that one finds in wheat beers, hints of coriander, but with an apple-pear undertone that softens the bite somewhat. Alcohol is present, but not in-your-face.

Enjoyable to drink, with a body and fizz not unlike champagne. Only detractor in this case is ABV vs bottle size.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a fluted chalice glass. It is a hazy, turgid amber color with an initially towering head that falls quickly. Spicy, pear-like aroma and sweet yet crisp malt. Beautiful interplay of flavors: smooth, creamy, sweet malt, fruity vanilla, and very light spicy/herbal hop bitterness. There's a hint of alcoholic pepperiness but this is really a deceptively strong beer. Lots of carbonation but the body retains a floating, crisp lightness. This, along with an offsetting tartness, makes it an incredibly refreshing and delightful beer despite the high strength.

One of the great beers of the world, even better than the Duval that inspired it, in my opinion.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first offering from Unibroue and I am looking forward to sampling more of their offerings.

Pours a nice cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around to leave lacing for the full glass. Smell is faintly cirtus grapefruit with malt and yeast backbone with a slight pepper spice smell to fill it out.

As you drink it the malt takes over. The spices don't dominate and the alchohol is amazing well hidden. Supper dry finish but enough creamyness from the high carbonation level.

A really nice beer that i am glad to have sampled. Not one you want to pound due to the high alcohol but I could see how you could down 2 or 3 without realizing it. Also one that you want to savor and enjoy slowly for all the complexity. I would highly recomend this one.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man, gotta love this beer! This has always been a classic (for me) to fall back on and enjoy whenever i wanted a beer i know that could lift my spirits. Its a shame i am just reviewing it now.

Poured out a hazy yellow, lots of carbonation creating the 2 white bubbly finger head. I loved to watch these bubbles go, the beer had a constant head the whole time drinking it.

Smells of clove and such sweet goodness. Spiced orange/apricot come through and this one smells like a witbier with coriander.

Taste: Freakin fantastic! Sweet spicyness comes right through. Love the spice. alcohol is prsent, but not very considering the 9%. Very creamy.

The mouthfeel is very nice. Lots of carbonation that bites at your toungue. However there is still a big sense of creaminess to the feel.

Unbelievably drinkable. This is one belgium strong that i can have as a session beer. Love it!

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

This was poured an immediately developed a HUGE foamy white head, with very small bubbles. The retention was excellent and when it (finally) died down it left excellent lacing around the goblet. The body was unfiltered with sediment suspended, and color chaging from light at the bottom to dark gold at the top. The aroma was of bananas, apple, citrus, cloves and sweet candy and fruits.
The taste was excellent, with an complexity as rich as I've tasted. Bananas, citrus, and clove were most present while sweet candy, yeasts, hops and fruits were defintiely there in spades. It was extremely creamy and enjoyable, with mild carbonation. This is truly an excellent beer.

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Photo of Vancer
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good ol’ Belgium brews (or styles). I prefer the dark ales, but the lights have their place and time. Of course, the heavenly start – amber/orange with a non-stop foaming white head, lacing. Sweet citrusy malts, grapefruit – reminded me of a hurricane drink loaded with sugar cane rum.

Tart start and sweet finish – although it is a dryer brew than expected, almost Champaign-like in the mouth. Becomes hoppier as it warms.

I will say it needed a tad more malt backbone and fruits in the quaff – which is pretty nitpicking, this is still a quality beverage.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: This beer is a pleasing hazy copper color. The head towered a fluffy white that subsided into thick lacing.

Smell: This beer smells peppery spicy with undertones of sweetness. The alcohol smell plays nicely with the brew.

Taste: This beer has a wonderful peppery goodness supported by a malty sweetness. The alcohol is hidden or plays well with the other flavors in the beer.

Mouthfeel: This is a full boddied beer that is very nicely carbonated. Very clean on the palate.

Drinkability: This is dangerously drinkable. The flavors are very much balanced. I wish I had more.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous golden amber color with massive white head that left attractive lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is loaded with summer fruit (peaches, apricots) with a hint of alcohol noted. Sweet, candy-like aroma. Taste is spicy with more summer fruits to be found. Peaches, pears abound. Alcohol provides a warming note. Very carbonated feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish. an excellent beer.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous crisp golden with a monsterous head that will rise from the glass. The smell is of banana yeast and butter cups. A nice buttered bread with honey tones. The taste is a banana spice with a nice sweet banana breat nutty finish. A well rounded explosive beer. Very nice.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.