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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,807 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,807
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 737 | FT: 13
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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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-05-2013 22:37:57 | More by dbrelsfo
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JLeet

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-11-2013 18:31:33 | More by JLeet
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle decanted into pitcher and served in unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a beautiful clear orange colour. Long lasting, pillowy soft white head that eventually recedes to 1/4". Amazing carbonation, a sight to behold in the glass. Not much for lacing.

Aroma is fruity. I'm relatively new to Belgians, but it smells exactly like my homemade Saison I brewed this summer. I don't detect any spice aroma, just fruit, but damn good fruit!

The first sip is an EXPLOSION! My brain can't process it all. Fruit and spice up front, soft and creamy in the middle, sweet like honey towards the finish. Then you swallow and a warm cozy alcohol feel slowly works it way up to the back of your throat. WOW!!!

Mouthfeel is incredible. Starts out with carbonated prickliness, then finishes almost sticky (which probably helps me think of honey in the flavour). The pallette does clear quickly (easy to digest as they say), which has you quickly reaching for another sip (unlike a heavy barleywine which lingers for some time).

Drinkability is outstanding, though it really should be drank with some restraint. I'm half way through my first glass, and I'm already feeling it. I WANT MORE!

This is only my second pale belgian strong (the other being Duvel, which I enjoyed), but this is first rate.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 20:06:37 | More by markaberrant
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19%

05-03-2012 23:46:52 | More by olympicgatorade
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-17-2011 22:47:23 | More by Leftofthedial
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djcira

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-26-2012 12:29:37 | More by djcira
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2012 02:17:50 | More by swetsastonic
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Andonato

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

02-26-2013 07:54:25 | More by Andonato
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-05-2013 03:15:35 | More by Sir_Goatman
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mpyle

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

app - a bit cloudy as may have poured a little aggressively. Modest white head that dispersed fairly quickly (as most high alcohol brews do).

smell - Slightly sweet, and generally quite clean. Certainly no hop.

Taste - very subtle fruity sweetness upfront, and then the Belgian yeast notes kick in with a subtle pepper note. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor here. Finishes quite clean and dry, well in line with the style.

MF - Med body, medium carbonation. Minimal alcohol warming. No astringency.

D'ability - A really clean tripel, with enough complexity to give it an attraction beyond the 9% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 21:25:36 | More by mpyle
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nasty15108

New York

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet.
Best before 1/24/15

Poured a cloudy golden champagne with a thick head of lacy white foam.
Smells earthy and slightly sour.
Slightly bitter with a sourish finish. mouthfeel is carbonated and reminiscent of champagne.
A nice example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:55:07 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-28-2012 17:50:05 | More by DioS
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2012 13:12:21 | More by ninner00
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

10-26-2013 16:00:48 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-04-2012 22:41:53 | More by 2neardead
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2014 16:43:15 | More by Syracuse12
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:50:42 | More by SavvyStudent
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-21-2014 01:50:18 | More by TechBrew
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trbergman

Illinois

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Orange-gold with plentiful carbonation and one inch of dense, bone-white head.

S - Fruity scents of peach and mango, candi sugar, nutty yeast.

T - Mellow fruits - peach, golden raisin, mango - with white pepper and clove. The beer is subtly sweet with enough spice and hop bitterness for good balance. Nutty yeast flavor rounds out the palate.

M - Prickly carbonation perks up a smooth, round body.

D - This is a solid, reliable beer that's worth revisiting from time to time. Dangerously quaffable with its hidden alcohol of 9 percent.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 02:38:31 | More by trbergman
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-15-2013 04:02:00 | More by Heretic42
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GreatPondBrewer

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As is evident by my numbers, tasting the beer was not nearly as satisfying as looking at the beer. du Monde poured a foggy, light, straw yellow with an inflated head. The lace was exceptional. The smell was sweet and pungent with lime and other citrus flavors. The taste was a little too carbonated and it was a tad too tart for my liking. The alcohol and pepperness in the beer was just not balanced by anything else. It did have some good, rich malts and first rate bitterness. Overall a good brew, but I am not yet sold on them.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 17:14:35 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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sloejams

California

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

The BJCP gives this as an example of a Tripel, but I tend to agree with the BA, Belgian Strong classification. I drink this often, I decided to finally give it a proper review.

It pours a hazy yellow with a beautiful crisp frothy lace head. A sweet aroma suggests fruit perhaps peach. It has a creamy character that is full of carbonation. The 9% ABV is not noticeable in the taste or mouthfeel making it very drinkable. The finish is effervescent and clean. It’s very flavorful and downright delicious.

Unibroue makes fine products and this is not exception. As I mentioned above, I have this somewhat regularly and I anticipate many happy returns.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 20:31:16 | More by sloejams
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devilben02

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 750 mL bottle with a beautiful hazy golden yellow color and is capped by a huge, light, fluffy, eggshell-white head. The aroma is more expected than exceptional, though, with a light musty yeastiness primarily, but also a bit of clove, fruit, and even a hint of earthy hops. The flavor is more impressive, with a combination of yeast, lemon, unripe pear, orange rind, and clove again, the overall impression is a wonderful dry, dull fruitiness combined with a characteristic Belgian-style yeast. The texture is creamy and delicate, but not in any way thin-bodied.

Overall, this is certainly not one of my preferred styles, but this beer is addictive, which is troublesome when I'm drinking 750 mL of 9% abv beer by myself. I may not like many tripels, but I like La Fin Du Monde.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 14:31:22 | More by devilben02
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velosuds

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass. Best before 03-25-13.Paid $2.99 at John's Market.

A-Pours a hazy pale yellow to light amber hue with a one finger, beige head with poor retention and virtually no lacing.

S-Fruity, malty, spicy, and sweet. Very pleasant aroma of cloves, pears, apples, almost reminiscent of hot cider. Nice.

T-Elegant balance of spice and everything nice, I mean there a very pleasant sweet pear taste with a clove and pepper like yeast presence. Definitely improved as it warmed. Quite nice.

M-Very smooth for 9.0% ABV. Carbonation level is spot on. Mouthfeel is nearly luxuriant. I enjoy rolling this around before swallowing.

D-A very fine beer that is more affordable than many other triples.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 00:22:16 | More by velosuds
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-26-2012 16:40:09 | More by George2744
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,807 ratings.