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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,987 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,987
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 441
Gots: 1,403 | FT: 16
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Ratings: 8,987 | Reviews: 2,812
Photo of beerthulhu
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a hazy golden-peach with a small sudsy white head that faded rather quickly. Visible carbonation appeared light-medium.

S: The nose had some creamy bananas, cloves and spicy fruit (green apples, oranges). There was a slight yeasty muskiness as well.

T: The initial flavor was spicy and fruity (pineapples, pears) with a light smokiness. Tart oranges, bananas, light bubblegum notes stand out. There were also some fresh apples, and mangos adding to the complexity in the finish rounding things out. Incredibly complex and fruity with a lively carbonation that brings out the full aroma and flavor

M: The mouthful was full of fresh oranges, spicy hoppiness and a lively carbonation bite.

D: Drinkability was incredibly good, with a vast complexity of fruitiness from the yeast. The 9.0% abv was hardly noticeable as this beer drank like a dream. Fulfilling at one drink, but easily drinkable in multiples until the alcohol catches up to you.

Photo of Proteus93
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Murky, rich yellow with a nice foamy head that holds up nicely, and leaves a great lace trim and sheet.

S: Fresh apple peel, some mild spices and alcohol notes. Almost a whiff of the the syrup canned tangerines are stored in. All around, a nice and gentle aroma.

T: A similar 'tangerine syrup'/light peach taste, with peppery notes and clove flavours. A nice, somewhat complex blend of flavours all very nicely balanced with one another. Finishes a little peppery, with the warming alcohol on the way down.

M + D: Somewhat expressive, with a good zip of carbonation... and crisp. A medium body on there that makes for an easier drink. Sipping moderately, the flavours linger in the mouth to be savoured for some time in between. A fine drink, and one I'd like to keep on hand for social occasions.

Photo of number1bum
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle pours a somewhat hazy golden honey color with a very rich and creamy inch and a half of nearly white head. Head retains a nice lace throughout and leaves quite a bit of stick.

Smell is very fruity with a nice sweetness, some clove, spice and yeast. Bit of booze in there too; this is precisely how I like a tripel to smell.

Taste too is exceptional. Sweet and fruity, super creamy, some spice and yeast, clove. I love tripels on the sweeter side and this is the prototype, I think. Mouthfeel is very creamy and a hefty medium body but the carbonation is a bit overdone; it could be softer in the mouth. Nevertheless, very smooth and creamy.

This is an awesome beer, one that I would drink all the time if I could.

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

Corked 750ml bottle. Pretty label art. Freshness date 9-17-10 on label. Poured into my Corsendonk Tulip.

A: Light foamy head that lasts awhile and laces well.
Pretty golden color, cloudy.

S: Smells fruity and yeasty, slightly peppery.

T: Fruity (mango) and very yeasty. Peppery also. I detect slight Taste of what others have described as clove I blieve. Finishes with a very slight alcohol warming and hoppiness. Delicious.

M: Just right, thick enough to create a nice head and explain the 9% ABV.

D: Very easy to drink despite high alcohol content, I would sip this beer forever if it weren't for the fact I'm poor and need a break to sip some Trois Pistoles.

Photo of MisterClean
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 caged and corked from Cost Plus

A - Unfiltered, light golden with heavy, white foam action, and clumping legs.

S - Tones of apricot, peach, coriander, and slight ester.

T - Peaches, pears, allspice, coriander, and slight ester. Overall fairly sweet.

M - Wonderful. Gentle on the palate. Despite foaminess, little carbonation and warming. After several tastes, Alcohol is a little inconsistent on the mouthfeel.

D - More please! A great canadian take on a belgian 3x strong, eh? You betcha.

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brownish orange with a massive head.

The amount of aromas is almost overwhelming, but perfectly blended. Each time, you notice something else. Maybe it's the floral scents, maybe the orange peels, or maybe the sour apples. Whatever it is, it's always great.

The taste, like the smell, is loaded with flavors that all work together to make a great tasting beer. Incredible. I mainly noticed the same orange peel and sour apple tastes from before, with spices and rinds blended in. The sourness gets a bit heavy, but that's about the only flaw.

The yeast gives it a thick, almost chewy quality. Wow, this beer doesn't allow any of your senses to take a nap. It finishes dry, at least much dryer than anticipated. This is probably the result of great carbonation and a high alcohol content that you'd forget was even there if you didn't start feeling it.

This one live up to, and exceeded, the hype.

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

Terrific, yeasty beer from Unibroue, another smooth concoction that is a testament to their brewing prowess. This pours a rich golden color with two full fingers of white head, very sharp. The smell is fine, but insufficient for me. Lots of fruit and yeast, but not strong on the nose. The taste is not surprisingly delicious, smooth, full of fruit flavor, with the yeast never off the radar. I was hoping for a bit more effervescence with the mouthfeel, but beggars and choosers...still very good, and easy to consume.

I rated this somewhat lower than other Unibroue beers I've had not because it's somehow worse, but rather because it lacks some of the bolder character that its compatriots from Unibroue has. Still, a darn fine beer that won't disappoint.

Photo of Slynger
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and orangish dirty-blonde in color, with a large fuzzy, bubbly white head. The smell is a bit sweet of caramel, with bushels of tart fruits and yeasty spice. The taste synch's with the smell nicely. Belgian candy sugar sweetness is light in comparison to tart green apples, pears, and lemony citrus. Bread-like maltiness continues to fill the body, and yeasty, light pepper spiciness closes this one out. Medium bodied with loads of fresh carbonation lead to a bubbly, yet creamy mouthfeel. This is my first--and a quite good offering--from Unibroue. It is not the equal of the Bernardus triple I recently had and, while I have not yet taken on the Westmalle, Karmeliet, or other big dog's of the style, it still seems a very good beer.

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

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden blonde color with rapidly aspirating bubbles fleeing toward the frothy head. There is lots of action and eye appeal. The aroma is strongly suggestive of fruit - apples and grapes. The taste is of apples, with warming alcohol and yeast coming through. Carbonation s prevalent. While entirely pleasant, something is missing in intensity to make this an exceptional Belgian-style trippel.

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

It was no surprise to me that Unibroue had hired a brewmaster from Belgium to brew beers for them. La Fin du Monde puts me in mind of a well-done Belgian strong ale. ( I know...it is a tripel) This beer is superb! Radiantly hazy golden color, beautiful head that, while it doesn't last very long (to be expected at 9%) does leave a nice fine lacing on the glass. The aroma is (to my mind anyway) magnificent! Fruity,malty with just a touch of herbalness from the hops faint whiff of alcohol in the nose, I usually find myself smelling it before every sip.

The flavor is wonderful too. Touch of maltiness, slight notes of cardamom, enough bitterness to just balance it, the alcohol even adds a nice note! I love this beer and have started keeping a few on hand at all times. I find the drinkability to be excellent as well despite the strength. Truly a world class brew!

Photo of GLD
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy Golden, Tight Foamy head. Very nice lacing
S - Fresh fruit, yeast a bit of malt
T - Hints of apple, wheat with a bit of alcohol at finish
M - Light not too thick, nice carbonation. Slight warmth from alcohol.
D - I could easily drink two or three of these in a sitting. A strong but very drinkable 9%

Photo of Matty1918
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Package store I go to has many different varities of Unibroue. The expiration date on this bottle was 9/6/09.

It poured a cloudy golden color with a real frothy head. The head dissipated in about 5 -7 seconds. I took a big sniff and smelled of light fruit, possible apple and wheat. The first sip tasted of apples and something else that I couldn't just put my finger on...almost creamy like. A very enjoyable triple style beer. I enjoyed every last drop. Don't know what I'll try next from Unibroue but I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Photo of beerking1
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours very pale gold, with a haze, and a nice, dense white head that lingers to the end. Aroma is all fruit, with very faint hints of white pepper. Big time tutty-fruity bubble gum! Flavor is very sweet. Sweeter than the last time I had it. I find it is missing some of the dryness and white pepper notes I enjoy in this style, and think I used to enjoy in this brand. The finish is a little cloying, and the body is a little to full for a tripel. A Belgian brewer will say it is to filling, and I would agree. Not sure why the change, this has been a great beer, and it still is good, just not as good as before.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cellared for 6 months prior to consumption.

Pours a beautiful clear, crisp yellow with great carbonation and a nice head that dissipates quickly. The nose is of wheat, pepper, belgian yeast and light fruit/appley. Taste follows the nose, great yeast and wheat flavor with a creamy sort of pepper taste. Apple or other light fruit hints on the finish, slight(very) sourness, possibly from cellaring. great triple, and one that deserves alot of respect. Not my favorite (love my westmalle) but close to the top.

Photo of dsa7783
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What can I say? Every beer produced from Unibroue is certainly world-class and some of the best... This is another definite winner... Although this might be categorized as a "Tripel"... I would more consider this as something as a "super witbier" and a step-up from their Blanche de Chambly... Pours a hazy, cloudy, yellow, straw-color with a decent frothy head... aroma is all fruits, with lemon, coriander, and citrus pouring through... taste is super-rich, thick, and creamy, and strongly complements the aroma with its fruit-like characteristic dominated by light, cloudy overtones... one of the better beers out there... every beer that I've sampled from Unibroue has been above and beyond and this one fails to disappoint... a definite must-try... Certainly recommended...

Photo of t0rin0
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This came from a 750 ml from bevmo, so not sure how old it actually is. It poured a nice dark golden color and was hazy. It also had a large white head that dissipated and left nothing behind. The aroma was mostly of orangey citrus. There was of course a little bit of yeast in the smell too. The flavor was very sweet and pleasant but on the verge of being too sweet. There was some complexity in the taste but I couldn't tell what all was in there. The mouthfeel was carbonated and light, which is nice for a tripel.

I think its a very enjoyable beer but the sweetness takes away from its credibility a little.

Photo of avalon07
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin du Monde is one of the first real Canadian beers I've had (I exclude Molson's and Labatt's on general principle). The appearance is an amber-brown, with a slightly opaque quality. The smell is pretty citrusy, though it doesn't overwhelm you. The taste is where this one shines. It gives you hints of apple and other fruits, along with a yeast flavor. The mouthfeel is very lively - some might say a little bit too lively - giving off a highly carbonated texture. Overall, this is an excellent beer and highly drinkable. It's something one could easily latch onto.

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

Pours a cloudy bright gold with a highly carbonated one inch head. Smells like flowers. There is also a sweet citrus smell. The taste is very sophisticated and very complex. Again there is a sweet citrus taste. It's very light in the mouth despite the heavy yeasty (<- not a word, but it should be) appearance.

I'm not giving this a 5 and I think I should explain why. I find that this beer, as good as it is, is too sweet. A little more bitter aftertaste and a little less sweet citrus flavor would move this beer closer to perfection.

Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange and topped off with a magnificent white head that fades eloquently with a small thin fluff left on top. Smells robust and complex with oranges, apples, bananas and spice. Some yeast mingles and a second takes reveals some furtive butterscotch. Tastes of apricots mixed with some breadiness. There's a tinge of alcohol heat left in the throat which lets you know what you're drinking. I like this, and would not change it. Mouth-feel is medium-bodied yet quite drinkable. This is a fulfilling sipper that will keep you begging for more.

Photo of Micahman
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. Beautiful golden apricot, cascades of carbonation lasting through the drink.

S. Crisp golden apples, some notes of nutmeg, fig, and ripe apricot. Bit of yeast.

T. Fruitiness of apple, apricot, and fig. Hints of hazy spice and a wheat-like note. Similar to Chimay, but also reminds me of Delirium Tremens. There is that distinctive yeast-spice tone to it. Complex yet exceptionally drinkable.

M. Smooth, warm, and perfectly carbonated. Not too sweet or too bitter; easy to sip with a meal or by itself.

D. Not even a hint of the 9% abv. A 750 ml bottle could easily put you to sleep...the taste is so sublime it creeps up on you. Warm, crisp, good with pasta and sharp cheese.

I am amazed that a beer can be this good. I rank this with Delirium, Chimay, and Duvel. I personally like it better than Duvel; not as sweet, but this is indeed a world-class beer.

Photo of iasanlee
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

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

Hazy pale gold, visble yeast from bottle conditioning and an initial half inch head that dissipates to a layer which it is able to maintain. No lacing. Aroma is yeasty with a lot of mixed fruit and spices; bananas, pears and cloves come to mind. The taste reminds me a lot of Duvel and a little of Chimay at first and then as it warms it reminds me more of Chimay and less of Duvel. It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison of these three. The carbonation is coarse and bubbly leaving a very clean mouthfeel. This is a very good beer. I will be drinking it again.

Photo of MSchae1017
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a St. Bernardus goblet from the 12oz. bottle.

This beer pours into the goblet with a brilliant deep gold color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a nice film with whisps but does not leave too much lace. The smell of the beer is up front with sweet maltiness mixed in with the Belgian style yeast and some unknown spices. The taste is very complex. Just like the smell, the sweetness hits you first. This is very quickly followed by the belgian yeast along with the spiciness hitting you in the mouth like a punch. As the beer finished, a strong hop flavor is quite apparent and then the sweetness of the beer along with some fruitiness (apple?) returns and lingers on your tongue. The mouthfeel is low-medium with an incredible amount of effervescence. The finish leaves that sweet, yet dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, a highly drinkable triple. This is a very nice beer, and in a style I would not usually reach for.

Photo of MMAJYK
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dingy, golden yellow with 2 fingers of soft, full pillowy head after a conservative pour. It is non transparent. Lacing is all the way down the glass. Very nice!

S- Vibrant, unripe fruit such as crabapples and maybe cranberries. It is spicy too. Also, there is a somewhat "funky" musky smell there. I do not know what that is, but it kind of throws me off.

T- Candy sugar for sure; it is super sweet. Green apples and oranges are there too. For a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very close to perfect.

D- High. Goes down with ease, maybe a little too much so. The 9.0% will definitely lay your ears back.

Overall- Great brew. Another winner from Unibroue. These guys really have their stuff together. They are one of the most consistant breweries that I have found so far. This beer will definitely be revisited again soon.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a very cloudy, hefe like color, with a big sparkly white head. has tons of carbonation, it laces quite a bit as well. smells alot like a hefe as well. but with a more predominate alcohol scent. the taste is awesome, smooth and flavorful. has a slight spicyness to it with a fruity taste too. very complex. has a good mouthfeel to it, but it is very drinkable, just fantastic beer all around, a real treat. a world class beer

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,987 ratings.