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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,655 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,655
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 315
Gots: 675 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 00:23:40 | More by beerthulhu
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite beers of all time. Pours a very cloudy orange, huge fluffy white head, lots of sticky lace all over the place. Smell is honey sweetness, orange, coriander, yeast, some floral notes. Taste is sweet and spicy, orange, citrus, and lots of bready yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, high carbonation, with a refreshing and dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2005 18:13:36 | More by Viggo
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Review from notes. 12oz bottle. Have had this beer a few times, but never took the time to write a review for it.

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with a very large, foamy head on top, just off-white in color. Really nice head retention, remains rather thick for a while. Leaves behind some sticky lacing.

S: Great aroma of banana, apples, Belgian yeast, cloves, and a bit of pepper as well. It is a bit sugary, but extremely pleasant.

T: The banana comes through very strong, as do the spices. There is a good bit of both clove and nutmeg, and to a lesser extent some pepper and the typical Belgian yeast characteristic. There is a little bit of bruised apple and white grape. It has a nice sweet flavor as well. Very balanced with a bit of graham cracker like malt.

M: Medium bodied, but drinks so easy and smooth. Nice carbonation with very little heat at all.

O: A fantastic beer, and a classic in the style for sure. Dangerously drinkable for being 9%, but probably not a beer I want to have multiple of in a night. A nice sipping beer or one to pair with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 13:11:24 | More by mdaschaf
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy golden brew throws out a long-lasting bubbly white head that forms craters as it slowly dissipates. Some nice yeast tones on the nose. A little fruitiness. And some bread qualities too. This beer is quite smooth for the high alcohol punch that it packs. Very nice taste. Doughy and yeasty. Fruity esters are present. Subtle spicing accents also surface mildly throughout. The body is light and the mouthfeel is quite carbonated, but still very drinkable. Very nice Belgian style beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2002 20:23:18 | More by Bighuge
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been awhile since I had one of these, would love to see if it still measures up since then. Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice looking white head, a bit soapy, but holds with lots of retention. There is a lot of rising carbonation on this with the classic slow rising carbonation crawling up. Body color is a bit hazy with a sort of dull apricot orange and yellow. Fairly decent tripel appearance.

Nose is a mellow sweetness, mixing with a sense of light honey. There's a sense of crisp coming off this, but there's not much sense of Belgian candi sugar or doughy like malts compared to other tripels. There is some sweet like malts that peek out just a tad. It's otherwise pretty solid and enjoyable and balanced. Smells very clean and carbonated.

Palate hits with a lot of carbonation, but manages to stay in control. Finish has a little bit of sweet banana, but then some classic Belgian like candi comes out. Carbonation on this is very high, and it even brings some tonic water and herbal like qualities to the beer. Sweetness doesn't get too out of control, and coats well in the palate.

Overall it's a solid tripel, but I think I would grab other favorites in this style instead. Nice to go back and review this one.

Old review (Feb 26th 2011) ---

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A straight forward soapy clean white head of two fingers, falls fairly straight but not too fast. Body shows a nice carbonation from the bottom through a somewhat 50/50 opaque eight carat gold body. Not much of a collar left on the glass after the head falls but it manages to stay.

Bouquet is a slight musty barnyard smell with yeast. Buttery lemon sweetness also, and some sourdough bread. Dental almost toothpaste medicinal in the back on the nose also. Lots to find here, all clean, and all very enjoyable.

Great body upon taste with a bold lemon and honey. Mouth finish is a slight club soda but tolerable. Chew texture and highly teeth coating, faint bread like wheat also on the aftertaste.

Inexpensive to boot and makes for great drinkability. (4, 4.5, 4,5, 4.5, 4.5)

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 19:57:59 | More by smakawhat
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.38/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well my apologies to everyone who loves this beer. Pours yellow haze and copper. Smells like alcohol spilled on a copper pipe. Taste wise, very alcoholic, reminiscient of when your old lady fills up the bathroom with perfume and hairspray and you get it in your mouth.

Perfume, apples, clove, maybe even vanilla. And you can't get rid of it for a little while. Sometimes, I've noticed aging the beer a year or three will make it a little less harsh in exchange for additional sweetness. I'd recommend that.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 01:14:17 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2014 01:42:22 | More by Latarnik
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DrJay

Massachusetts

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

Slightly hazy straw yellow colour topped by a bright white, long-lasting head that formed some fine lace on the sides of the glass. Very nice. The aroma contained elements of ripe citrus/banana with a pleasant dose of spiciness (mostly clove-like). Some floral hoppiness is present, but is well balanced. Ripe fruit and sweetness are at the forefront of the flavour, with plenty of spiciness as well. Bitterness is present, but lies underneath the other flavours until it dries the palate at the finish, accompanied by a light pepperiness at the back of the tongue. Noticeable, but not overpowering, alcohol warmth in both the mouth and belly. Medium bodied, very smooth, with high carbonation. Effervescent right to the end.

750 mL brown bottle topped with cork, bottled on March 11, 2004 (code C114).

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2004 00:16:04 | More by DrJay
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2013 08:53:14 | More by zestar
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-22-2013 09:55:33 | More by Kelp
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with clouds of yeast floating around. There's 1/2" of soft, foamy, soap-bubble-like head with decent retention. The nose has notes of coriander, wheat, apples, straw, and a hint of lemon. The taste is orange peel, coriander, faint lemon, alcohol phenols, and faint red apples. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, warm, and well carbonated.

This is a well balanced, rather complicated tripel. The flavors mesh well though the coriander can be overwhelming at times. Overall, though this is a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 19:50:56 | More by tdm168
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

A hazy yellow pour with red and orange tints. Big head, foaming, a bit chunky, clings great to side of glass and forms an inverted 'U'. Some sediment floating around, no biggie.
Aroma had alcohol at first, then citrus and biscuit, glazed donut, maybe some ginger.
Taste was rich; sweet like sugar cane/rum, citrus undertones like orange, some pear and a complex mix of herbs.
Felt a bit oily or waxy, a little burn, but that's a good thing.
Very drinkable if you want a good beer to enjoy the whole experience of drinking beer. Not good for a six pack during a ball game and nachos.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 15:55:51 | More by Mebuzzard
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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

750 From the Coop for about $7 .. poured into my Kasteel tulip .. enjoyed while cooking for our New Years Eve party.

Short lasting white head that left nice lacing.. brew is the slightest hazy golden yellow.

Aroma is incredible... slightly spicy and complex fruits ... White peaches.. significant white pepper and lite clove.. My nose is too uneducated to pick through and identify alot.. but trust me, it smells great.

Front of the palate lends itself toward the spicy notes.. mid palate is peaches and tropical fruit... alot of Belgian yeastiness with a lingering sweetness.. not cloying, but present.

I've had this brew a bunch over the years and am always quite suprised that it's this good.... special for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 07:57:23 | More by JohnGalt1
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glid02

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from Green's in Atlanta.

Pours a dark yellowish-orange color with a fluffy three-finger head that dissipates into a thick layer of bubbles on top and a thick ring around the glass. Lacing is pretty sticky.

Smells pretty good. Lots of light fruit - bananas with some citrus notes - and some spiciness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Very sweet up front with a spiciness at the end and a light fruit aftertaste that lingers. There's definitely some alcohol warming at the end as well.

Mouthfeel is great. The thickness is spot on, and the carbonation makes the beer explode. It coats the mouth and then disappears, leaving me wanting another sip. Really great.

Drinkability is very good. It's hard to taste the alcohol outside of the warming, so it's slightly dangerous, in a good way.

Overall I'm glad I finally bought the beer that's been staring me in the face for so long. As good as any Trappist tripel and better than some.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 01:03:32 | More by glid02
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2013 06:03:12 | More by sendbeer
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Gusler

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One sip of a Unibroue beer several years ago started a continuous love affair with this brewery, and the whole line of their beers, “La Fin Du Monde” was that first beer, what a stroke of luck that was for this “Grizzled Old Beer Swiller”.

As it pours from the bottle, a slightly hazy lemon yellow, the head creamy in texture, the size masterful, the color a brilliant white, as it evanesces it leaves a silky sheet of fine lace to cover the glass. The aroma of finely malted grains dominates the nose, citrus crisp, lightly sweet and a pleasure to the senses. Start is ambrosial with lots of malt, the top middling in its feel with a spirited acidity, masterfully hopped, and a long drawn-out aftertaste that is dry. The 9% ABV, make this a real “Belly Warmer”, for these cold winter days and nights, a beer I love, and I always have a few bottles on hand as they age gracefully and I wish I could say the same for my own self.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 11:19:41 | More by Gusler
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beertunes

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's been awhile since I've had one of these beauties and when I saw that I hadn't reviewed it... well, here we are. Poured into Unibroue tulip. Poured a lighty hazy straw gold color with a thick, tall, fluffy, white head that had great retention and just the right amount of lacing.

The aroma was great, yeasty, spicy, a hint of fruit and a great grain scent. On the tongue all those aspects were, if possible, amplified. Just what this style should be.

The body is full and well-rounded, without being heavy, cloying, sweet or annoying. Drinkability is, of course, nearly perfect. Crisp, interesting and as refreshing as a 9% brew can be, having several of these gorgeous creatures is easy.

Overall, this is only the second beer I've given all 5's to. Chimay White is one of my top 5 favorite beers and this may be a better example of the style. A serious must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 22:02:55 | More by beertunes
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-23-2011 02:18:14 | More by PEIhop
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Brad007

Vermont

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a mild pale-ish color. I never realized it was a pale ale, let alone a strong pale ale and I have had it in the past. Strong aroma with hints of spice and apple along with malt and some hops. Taste is somewhat mild with a very raisin like consistency mixed in with alcohol. Again, very strong and interesting for a Belgian-style Pale Ale. At 9%, very drinkable and not quite for the faint of heart either. Complex, yet delicious. Definitely something different for a pale ale, let alone a strong pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 01:27:48 | More by Brad007
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a thick fluffy white head. The foam settles out quickly and didn't leave much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast, both fruity and spicy with hints of cloves and grapes. Taste is sweet with a big Belgian yeast presence as expected. The yeast adds a very good fruit and spice characteristic. The sweetness helps balance it out making it very delicious and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, especially considering it is 9%.

Overall probably the best tasting Triple I have had, this isn't my favorite style but I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 20:06:58 | More by billab914
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THECPJ

Delaware

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

Reviewed from notes 2/4/2011

A: golden yellow-orange, 1 finger off-white head that lingers and eventually dissipates to a fine layer of white bubbles, nice lacing

S: citrusy, Belgian yeast, very faint on the bananas

T: sweet, honey-like sweetness, cloves on the backend

M: mild carbonation, crisp, refreshing, plenty of bubbles going from bottom to top of glass througout the whole pour

D: a mild, semi-sweet, not overpowering tripel that is easily drinkable.

Cheers!
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 05:25:21 | More by THECPJ
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 22:30:55 | More by Derek
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dirtylou

Washington

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

12 oz single from Riley's

appearance: pours a cloudy pale orange with a giant fluffy head with great lacing...quite a nice lookin brew

smell: nice and fruity, almost tropical...some nice citrus aromas as well, definately a little yeasty, a little alcohol on the nose, some nice spices as well

taste: very clean and tasty...nice and fruity (some citrus and tropical flavors), clovey spiciness, some pear, yeast, pronounced alcohol burn is present.

mouthfeel: smooth creamy, a good deal of carbonation

drinkability: very drinkable

I have been walking past Unibroue bottles for a while now. Theres just so much out there, I never made it to these guys...I'll probably get further into their line this winter

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2005 01:49:31 | More by dirtylou
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2012 03:57:19 | More by dmorgan310
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle dated "best before" 7 Sept., 2012

Pours with a white head. Plenty of sediment in the bottle, much of which remains despite a light swirl mid-pour, but some of which comes out at the end of the pour tainting (aesthetically) the center of the white head. Head has excellent duration but leaves little lacing. Liquid is a cloudy yellow-gold.

Mainly fruity yeast and (apparent) spices in the aroma, with a touch of hops and hints of apples, bananas and pears. The taste is also quite yeasty-fruity, with hints of apples and apricots, and even some dark fruits. The high ABV is very well hidden in both the aroma (until it warms up) and the taste. Seems like there is more flavor in the finish than earlier on. Lightly tart.

M: refined, champagne-like feel, although with more body.

O: not my favorite style, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I can easily see others giving this a very high rating. Flavorful and refreshing, but better as a slow sipper than as a session brew. Complex aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 01:01:17 | More by chinchill
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,655 ratings.