La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Reviews: 2,818
Hads: 9,225
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 503
Gots: 1,616 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of demon
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Heard many great things about this one, so I had to give it a try. First impression of this beer was the strong scent of coriander, which turned me off a bit since I am not much of a fan of coriander in beer. As I poured, an impressive three to four inch head of foam developed, the most I've seen from a beer. As I continued to drink, I realized more and more that there really wasn't any faults I could find to this beer. It was very enjoyable.

One of the first things that came to mind was how this beer would serve very well as a table beer, paired with seafood such as crab or scallops. I bet many non-beer drinkers could appreciate this one as well.

Would recommend if you've got the deep pockets for this one. (719 characters)

Photo of NickTheGreat
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L (3.75) - This beer is a nice cloudy yellow color. HUGE head on top. Too much, really.

S (4) - The smell is sometimes cloves, sometimes metallic, sometimes just that light malt smell.

T (3.75) - My first sip was disappointing. Just not there. As I drank more, I get the grain taste, along with a bit metallic tastes. A little alcohol taste at the end.

F (4) - mouthfeel is okay. Nice carb, but a little dry.

O (3.75) - This beer was alright. Not especially flavorful, or anything of note. I feel if it was produced by a less prestigious brewery, people would rank it lower. I also am not going to get overly excited for "High ABV." High ABV is fine, but it doesn't make a mediocre beer good. (711 characters)

Photo of hopmashian
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This is a world class, tasty brew. After a large crab dinner, wine just couldn't refresh. Fortunately I found this tripel at total wine this afternoon. Beautiful, white foamy head, spices that tease the palate and a smooth, creamy mouth-feel. All that and I didn't notice the 9% ABV. A Belgian triple that's brewed in Quebec. I will definitely get this again. (366 characters)

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brewery crafts some of the best beers on the planet...however, I can't help thinking, ever time I purchase, drink some, or discuss it, of my third Grade teacher Mrs. Dragon ( no kidding ) who left her eyebrow(s ?) to grow as wild and unfettered as the most enormous English hedgerows. Unibroue change your name and not to Bacc Herre Brauerei. (347 characters)

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this beer many, many times so this review is from memory (shared a 750 last night). I always serve chilled to well chilled, pours golden/ light orange with a billowy head that disappears within a few minutes. smell is fruity, spicy, slightly herbal. Taste has a wide range of flavors that seem to show out at different times, banana/ clove, sweet almost caramel malt flavors, some how dry and effervescent yet with a smooth creamy finish all at once. great for a toast, nice to sip (or guzzle) with food, just watch out for the 9% abv 'cause you cant tell it's there. (576 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a branded La Fin Du Monde chalice.

A: Golden/Amber color with some haze. Bone white head is comprised of fine bubbles. Great retention. Wispy patches of lacing.

S: Fragrant floral and fruity aromas of sliced pear and apple blossom. Apricot too perhaps, and golden raisin. Vague herbal undercurrent. Yeasty. Peppery phenols. Toasted biscuit.

T : A melange of tropical fruits up front. Mandarin orange, apricot, orange marmalade. Sliced pear and apple blossom too. Dash of confectioner's sugar sweetness. This is all balanced by mildly bitter grassy and herbal flavors and alcohol. Toasty, biscuity malt base. Peppery and slightly medicinal phenols. Powdery yeast throughout. Finish is doughy and herbal.

M: Medium-thick body. Full, round, and creamy-soft. Fine carbonation scrubs firmly but gently. Awesome texture, very well structured.

O: As close to perfection as it gets. Bar none one of the most well-structured and well-balanced brews out there. Its potency commands respect, and when sipped slowly and contemplated it offers a most memorable and rewarding experience. A must-drink for any enthusiast of Belgian-style beers. (1,162 characters)

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

Hazy orange. Small white head. Smell is fantastic; belgian yeast esters throwing out sweet banana aromas, maybe some funky apple and a hint of orange. This tastes sweet, banana like and just a hint of booze. Highly carbonated, and a warming sensation from the alcohol. This is an outstanding tripel. (302 characters)

Photo of 10Crumra
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Best before date of March 14th 2016.

Poured a murky, light golden color with a 1-2 inch white head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is light and citrusy with some malt and fruit notes. I notice some grapefruit smells along with crackers.

A hoppy, fruity taste at the front is followed by stronger malty, biscuity flavors. Slight bitterness but nothing overwhelming. Has a medium-bodied mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer that definitely hides its 9% alcohol. It really is quite refreshing for a heavier beer, almost like a lager or pilsner, but it has way more flavor than most beers in those categories. (689 characters)

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a translucent haze of gold with almost two fingers of large bubbled fizzy white head. Head dissipated somewhat quick to leave little bit of a collar. Good amount of legs, no lacing.

S - aroma is very yeast forward with a nice peppery bouquet of Esther's with lots of fruit notes, mostly banana with some apple. Slight medicinally and sweet. Not too much alcohol but is present.

T - taste is just amazing, for a triple it is really sweet opposite of the supper attenuated versions I'm used to, not a bad thing... Tastes sort of like an imperial Saison without all the dryness I expected. Lots of fruity notes, mostly banana throughout. Ends in a nice quenching bitter, can't stop going back for more.

M - surprisingly crushable for the abv, this does not want me to sip it, I should have poured it in a pint glass... Drinks like a refreshing Saison or the like.

O - I think this is great, it is different from what I would expect in a triple, being hazy and more on the sweet side, but that by no means takes away from how great this is. It has a great complex fruity Belgian yeast character and is very refreshing. I had this first probably 9 or so years ago when I first started getting into craft, and didn't like it then.... Now this has got to be one if not my favorite triples. (1,303 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.05/5  rDev -6%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
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! (930 characters)

Photo of Andrew041180
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (602 characters)

Photo of Logan12321
3.4/5  rDev -21.1%
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. (189 characters)

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.02/5  rDev -29.9%
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 (254 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1.69/5  rDev -60.8%
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. (174 characters)

Photo of DeepBrew
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
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 (500 characters)

Photo of beersnewb
5/5  rDev +16%
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. (344 characters)

Photo of ConnorLivings
4.7/5  rDev +9%
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 (411 characters)

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (188 characters)

Photo of predikit
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (1,290 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (244 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of remy28
4.05/5  rDev -6%
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. (318 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,818 ratings.