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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

8,409 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,409
Reviews: 2,741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 368
Gots: 997 | FT: 18
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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Photo of BeerFink
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decanted into a tulip, this ale appears cloudy and orange-straw colored. Sticky white head sits atop. Yeasty bready aromas come to the fore, followed slight fruit and some spices. Lots of malt is apparent in the flavor, but the otherwise big mouthfeel is sharpened by crisp carbonation. Biscuity and bready, the large malt bill leads you into spicy hops with herbal notes. Finish is a little acidic and dry, but you are left with creamy malts and bananas lingering about your mouth. As far as I know, Unibroue can do no wrong. Cheers to the boys up north!

BeerFink, Jun 01, 2005
Photo of bnuttz
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy light peachish yellow color. Nicely fizzy head that allows the beautiful aroma of this beer to escape. Smells of yeasties, bananas, cloves, basically like a belgian hefeweizen. Flavors on this one are spicey and phenolic. Once again, like a belgian hefeweizen, but not like a witbier. A very nice belgian pale ale, one of my favorites. Holy balls is this drinkable. What does 9% abv mean again? Yeah, just awesome.

bnuttz, May 26, 2005
Photo of paterlodie
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cheers on Canada! Woww what a beer! Great and everlasting head that gets bigger bubbels but was there the whole time I had this wonderfull orange/golden brew in my glas. Nose is very fruity: hops, yeastfruit an probably litle koreander are present, munich and other malts as well as is yeastspice and alcohol. Taste is great also being strong but easy drinkable cause of perfect balance of taste. Malty, fresh, alcoholic, spicy( pepper) and good fitting bitterness make this into a great brew. Good carbonisation makes mouthfeel also perfect. Drinkability is great but maybe too easy for a brew of this strength.

paterlodie, May 23, 2005
Photo of flaminghomer
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

smell on this is very fruity, i picked up lots of citrus that smells of oranges mostly. i think that it also smells a little like apples. tastes is very smooth and mildly fruity. a nice cool crisp feel on the tongue. very well balanced. very drinkable. i will buy again. a very good choice to share with friends.

flaminghomer, May 19, 2005
Photo of RedLion
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good, Belgium style beer. Off white head with good lacing. Smell is clovey, and that same clove smell is found in the glass along with an orangey taste. Color reminds me of a light orange. Mouthfeel if spicy and effervescent. I'd drink this occasionally, but I don't think I'd could have more than one a month. Too many other beers out there.

RedLion, May 19, 2005
Photo of sinistermadman
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served via apocalyptic 12 oz bottle. This brew pours a bright amber with a terrific head which subsides quietly, leaving barely any lacing. Smells of spice, citrus, subtle solvent nose and of course the omnipotent alcohol.

Taste: Delicious. Smooth and sweet on the front end, quickly morphing into a spicy pepper character towards the end. This is one to sip on and savor. Strikes a perfect balance between the alcohol content and drinkability factor. The carbonation seems to sneak in the warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is very pleasant. Like I said, this brew is sneaky so watch it. With all that said this is definitely a brew to end the night with. Well worth a try. Cheers.

sinistermadman, May 14, 2005
Photo of Litterbean
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden in color, it is like honey in my wine glass. Fluffy white head settles down after a bit and leaves a thin layer atop the liquid. Tiny bubbles float upwards through this clear golden brew.

Sweet fruity smell, with a hint of flowers and a clear yeast smell to it. Hints of raspberries and potpourri.

Well balanced, tart and sweet. Hints of spices and faint citrus. Mild hops at the end. Smooth mouthfeel with a bit of chewiness at the end from the hops. The alcohol is very well hidden. This is a great beer, and dangerously drinkable.

Litterbean, May 11, 2005
Photo of baiser
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, golden yellow body with a large white, fluffy head, gorgeous lacing clinging to the glass. Spicy aroma, full of fruity notes, yeast and phenols. Taste was tremendously complex. Spicy, peppery, full of sweetness and fruit. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Slight bitterness, slick mouthfeel. Some peach and pears. Wonderful beer.

baiser, May 10, 2005
Photo of santoslhalper
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one's been sitting for roughly a year.

Appearence: Pours a lively gold with a thin, creamy off-white head.

Smell: The smell is a well rounded mix of sweet malts and candi sugar with a balancing hop presence.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very strong alcohol on the mouth immeadiatly, and the beer follows that trend even after it's left your mouth. The sweetness is wonderful, and does it's part rounding off the alcohol. The mouthfeel is fizzy and a bit thin.

Drinkability and Overall: Even with a year on it, the alcohol presence is a bit too strong. I was hoping it would have mellowed some more. But still, go Unibroue. I forgot what a good beer this one was.

santoslhalper, May 06, 2005
Photo of ncbrewerbun
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I great birthday present! Someone brought a 750ml bottle to our homebrew club meeting and another member gave me two of the small bottles for my b-day. There were no significant differences noted with the big vs. small bottles.

A pale, slightly hazy straw color with a nice and long-lasting head. Bubbles keep rising to the surface, suggesting almost an effervescence.

A myriad of goings-on in the aroma -- malt, spices (notably, pepper), and yeast characteristics -- which all translates beautifally into the taste profile. A wonderful complexity.

This a a beer to share and experience with others. Others who appreciate great beer, that is. This is deceptive...light and easy to drink...belying it's strength.

ncbrewerbun, May 04, 2005
Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75 cl brown bottle with cork and cage.

Poured clouded straw with a large froth that went down quickly.

Tart green apple peels, light peach and apricot in the smell. A spiciness and solvent character from the alcohol.

Light and well carbonated on the palate. Fruity esters, sweet malts, and a peppery finish from the booze all in a nice blend. Bittering hops are there to make the next drink just as good as the first. Chalky yeast leaves a dry finish.

Compares favorably to top runners of the style, nothing wrong with this beer.

Shultzerdugen, May 01, 2005
Photo of lackenhauser
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the name of this beer. Its about the only French I know but it sure is fun to say!!! Pours a very lovely, hazy golden color. Huge big head on top-wheres my spoon!? Really is beauty in a glass. Yeasty aroma-very earthy. Almost orange like in spots. Spicy fruit. Huge malty sweetness-more from adjunct sugar Im sure. Great phenolic notes. Nice lingering alcohol tinge. Killer body-somewhat syrupy sweet in spots. "Bright" on the tongue but not as much as say Duvel. A wonderful brew. Very drinkable. Thank you sir may I have another?

lackenhauser, Apr 30, 2005
Photo of Hunter
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Second time sampling this, first time reviewing for BA...

Appearance: Beer pours very fizzy, light red/gold color with a frothy head of loose white bubbles that dissipates much too quickly. Carbonation is substantial, some soapy lacing but not too much.

Aroma: Notes of apple juice, champagne, alcohol and candi sugar in the nose. It smells...fizzy. Does that make any sense?

Taste: The fizziness continues in the palate, again lending a sparkling wine character to the brew. Light malt and citrusy spices play on the tongue. Alcohol plays a small supporting role but you never get the sense you're drinking something that's 9% ABV. Carbonation scours any chance of an aftertatste here. Light and bubbly mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Hard to say. Sure, it's a nice light brew, and I can see pairing it with seafood or vegetarian dishes or enjoying a quiet spring evening with a glass. But at $7 a bottle I'm more inclined to pick up a Chimay or Hennepin. Certainly worth a look, particularly if you go for ales with a lighter profile than stouts or even ambers.

Hunter, Apr 24, 2005
Photo of AlexJ
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml cork finish

Light clover honey yellow in color with a puffy white head of tiny bubbles. Head retention is quite good with a few patches of lace. There are cascading tiny bubbles coming from the bottom of my chalice.

The aroma is full of ripe apricot, honey-drenched oranges, pear, banana, and plenty of trademark Uni spice and yeasty bread notes. There is a sweet hint of alcohol to warm it up a bit.

Ooh ya, this is good. There is definately a fuzzy apricot sweetness highlighted by honey, melon, sweet floral tones, coconut, bubble gum, candi sugar, some light herbals, and yeasty spice. There is a touch of fruity hops at the finish to provide a sense of balance.

The mouthfeel is medium and light on the tongue. Ample carbonation provides a silk like body and carries through to the sweet, summer fruit finish.

This is an excellent beer from our kanuk friends to the North. Sweet, complex, perfect for summer sipping or as a fireside warmer. Definately one of my new favorites. I can't wait to try it again!

AlexJ, Apr 24, 2005
Photo of BobLuvBeer
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, light color. Many cascading bubbles. Thick head which settles into a nice lace. Sweat, malt aroma with citrus undertones. Alcohol scent is hiding in the background. Extremely light tasting, with a melting warmness from the alcohol which covers the tongue. The alcohol flavor is hidden behind a blend of light malt and citrus. Nothing is overpowering here. Everything is subtle. You might think you are drinking a "small" summer beer, as the 9% of this one is so well masked. This one could sneak up on you, if you had the opportunity to have more than a couple.

BobLuvBeer, Apr 23, 2005
Photo of horndecker
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

If this is the end of the world, bring it on.

It's the color of hazy raw honey with a bright white fine head, sticky and lazy. The nose is a wonderful parade of apples, earthy yeast, cabbage, lemon grass and white pepper. The taste has a development I've never experienced. At first sip bitter fruit, then a nice round malt, then a dry, mineral hop finish. All this happens very quickly, carried on a fine, dense carbonation. The aftertaste is herbal and peppery and has a nice malt character.
As it warms more of the lemon grass and cabbage aromas come forward, smells I associate with a good white burgundy. Must be a yeast thing.

I loved this beer.

horndecker, Apr 23, 2005
Photo of TongoRad
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by date 05-27-06

Hazy pale golden amber color with a lovely white head that slowly dissipates.

Faint aroma- of spices (orange peel), fruit (a hint of cranberry and strawberry), and malt. Some alcohol. Pleasant, but could be stronger and more complex.

Luxurious mouthfeel, caramel sweet. A prominent bitterness and alcohol presence. Long finish of caramel and fruit.

Although well put together, this beer tends to become cloying towards the end of a bomber- ultimately reflected in drinkability problems. Still worth a try.

TongoRad, Apr 17, 2005
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beer. This is my second Unibroue and I must say that I am highly impressed. Bottle-condition.

This elixir of the gods poured cloudy with orange and lemon hues. Strong head that lasted, expelling a bouquet of sweetness and floral. I know that is the standard "quote-unquote", but hell, I was inebriated!

A revelation for my taste buds. Unbelievable!

FLAbeergutinMASS, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of Pepeton
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One great beer indeed.
Bought some in a local wholesale Sam's. With a bottling date from June of 1996! Checked via e-mail with the guys of Unibroue and the dating is right. Wow! So I have a stash of 9-year old beers!
Used my only tulip glass for this one, and it poured a nice hazy yellowish ale; some head, the rapidly dissipated; little lace, if any.
It's smell is complex: prunes, wildflowers, spices.
Taste? Oh my! Great balance of hops, bitter even some sweet in it. Even more complex than it's smell.
Creamy; it's high alcoholic content doesn't impose itself
Of course you'd like more than one.
But this is fancy beer. Drink better, drink less.

Pepeton, Apr 14, 2005
Photo of SupaCelt
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour of this beer was golden. Heavily gaseous out of the bottle, with a large and loudly bubbling white head. The head died down rapidly and the heavy carbonation fizzled down to a dull roar. Yeasty bits were visible, suspended in the view. No lace formation. Looks good.

The smell was spiced and clovey with some degree of sweatness notable. A somewhat yeasty presence also lingered.

The taste was very refreshing and crisp. These guys seem to be able to brew these styles with the perfect amount of spice character that doesn't leave you feeling like you just drank a glass of potpourri. Very tastefully done and delicious. Apple flavors and a pinch of hoppy dryness add complexity to the spice backbone. Good bite and a nice crisp mouthfeel with a slightly clovey finish left over. Very highly drinkable with a very pleasant flavor. Another solid brew from the Nordiques.

SupaCelt, Apr 11, 2005
Photo of palma
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale body with a white head. Belgian lace rings develop round the glass.
Spicy, fruity nose. Very enticing.
Sweet malt background throughout. Spicy esters. Clove, nutmeg and apple flavors stand out. A sweet peppery, maybe cinnamon-like flavor in the finish.
Lively carbonated.
This is a delicious beer. Very similar to Duvel in all aspects. Though, I think Duvel is slightly better.

palma, Apr 01, 2005
Photo of mgdeth
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - The head on this beer is almost impossible to contain. Retention is oaky, with hardly any lace. Pale straw colored (almost like a wit), with suspended yeast visible in the beer.

Smell - Chalky or dry yeast smell followed with light spicy aroma.

Taste - Some dried fruit flavor, with crisp spices. The beer is actually pretty dry, and the hops seem to play this up. The alcohol is almost undetectable.

Mouthfeel - Quite fizzy, which adds to the delight. Pretty smooth overall, with a little tang to mix things up.

Drinkability - This is a beer that feels good to drink. I expected a hard hit in the back of the throat due to the carbonation, but it goes down quite easily.

Comments - Pretty to look at, tastes great, likely to help you pick up chicks... What more could you possibly want? Seriously, this is a very good beer. This should be on every beer lovers must-have list.

mgdeth, Mar 31, 2005
Photo of Jacobob10
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle (brought back from Quebec) into a tulip glass. Very murky, light-orange/golden color with a lot of head that would slowly dissipate and then come back to life when swirled around in the glass. Slightly spicy, zesty aroma but nothing too powerful. Not very complex. The taste was clean and hoppy. Some hop bitterness and spices that I can't quite describe. A little too much of a dry finish for my liking, but still not too bad. Very drinkable beer. The ABV goes almost unnoticeable and I drank the whole bottle in much faster time than I expected to. Nice brew overall that I would have again any day.

Made a nice complement to a steak that I cooked for dinner, but something darker would probably complement it better.

Jacobob10, Mar 30, 2005
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a hard cider.
Has way more alcohol than your average hard cider.
Has many fine champagne type qualities.
Sweet, yet dry for the sweetness level, and very bubbly.
A very tasty, deceptive concoction.
Unibroue does fine work and this is yet another example of such.

ommegangpbr, Mar 30, 2005
Photo of asabreed
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from the 4-pack I just bought. Best before 11/17/07. Drinking at room temperature of course.

Appearance: Huge, foamy white head surrounding it's champagne style look. Bubbles galore. Lacing sticking everywhere on my wine glass.

Smell: Lemon, faint banana, grass, some floral qualities, cloves, candi sugar, a spiciness similar to pepper. Pretty wonderful.

Taste: Carries over from the aromas. Some spiciness, some fruitiness, slightly bitter but welcoming aftertaste that is very nice. Some lemon and candi sugar up front. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel: So many bubbles keeps making me swish around and enjoy before swallowing, though the bubbles start to explode without any swishing around. Light in body, creamy.

Drinkability: I'll definitely be buying this again for sure. I could see it becoming a staple for me, at least every once in a while. It's delicious and it's a sipper. I can hardly believe this is 9% ABV.

asabreed, Mar 28, 2005
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 8,409 ratings.