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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,352 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,352
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 362
Gots: 974 | FT: 17
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 trevorwideman
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers, and now that it's readily available in Manitoba, I'm Laughing.

Pours a hazy, relatively opaque golden colour with a highly carbonated head that subsides to a thin lace, smell is alternately warm and inviting and light and airy...very Belgian. The taste is of coriander and spice, mildly citrussy, also wheaty, and very complex. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated but the alcohol is so well hidden that it goes down awfully smooth, deceptively so. The only reason that the drinkability goes down IS the high alcohol, which prevents me from pounding these back. The price is also a setback, but what can you do for such a high-quality beer. The best beer brewed in Canada in my opinion, but I can't say I've drank all of them either. Very highly recommended!

After One Year: Head retains a little less after a bit of time, but the lacing stays. Aroma hasn't changed much, still very spicy, fruity and yeasty, but with a bit more of that oily orange peel bitterness. Taste is a little drier, a little yeastier. The flavours are melding into a more glorious whole and losing a bit of their distinctiveness, but that's not a bad thing. I'll come back to this in a another year.

trevorwideman, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter at 45 degrees; a beautiful cloudy orangish/peach with a quickly-dissipating foamy head. A color I haven't really seen before.

S - Spiced alcohol is the background for a malty apricot/orange aroma.

T - Wonderful start of apricot and spice (ginger, cloves, maybe some cinnamon) eventually leads to a floral banana taste; finally finishes strong with a very warming alcohol and spice feel. Complex blend of flavor but it comes together very nicely - alcohol doesn't dominate the taste.

M - Exceptional warming, alcohol feel with a nice bubbly kick.

D - I wouldn't want to drink more than one at a time - not because of the alcohol, but because I wouldn't want to ruin the moment. Extremely drinkable and a complex taste lead to one of my favorite yearround brews.

JohnnyM2002, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of balinor
5/5  rDev +15.7%

balinor, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of dseanv
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

dseanv, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.4%

sjstraub, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of GoGators
5/5  rDev +15.7%

GoGators, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -19%

KeKeKumba, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hefewiseman, May 02, 2013
Photo of bralston345
4/5  rDev -7.4%

bralston345, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mvdillman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mvdillman, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev -7.4%

JSBILK, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of pweis909
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint and a half bomber. Didn't notice freshnessness dating. But great corked bottle.

After popping the cork, this one was carbonated enough to almost escape the bottle. It's color is a shade or too paler than gold, maybe straw, and it is quite fizzy, with foam delicately lacing the glass as you drain it.

So many things going on in delicate ways. Soft silky mouthfeel, spices like vanilla and clove, perhaps leather and fruity bubblegum as well. And then there is the lurking alcohol. What alcohol? Try standing up.

pweis909, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of KMcG
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KMcG, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of joeseppy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy golden hue pour. Fizzy head.

Smells yeasty. Prominent clove, coriander, and pepper.

Flavour pushes through of clove, coriander and pepper in the end. A mild bitterness. Bread and yeast more pronounced as beer comes up to room temperature.

Smooth, dry and crisp-medium carbonation. Flavours last.

Nothing to pick apart here. A really solid beer that can be enjoyed at anytime of year.

joeseppy, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -7.4%

nollie77, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

ramblinwreck101, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of AWB3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of BigRedDog
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a nice hazy gold. Small head and not much lacing.

Oranges on the nose, as well as a biscuit/malt smell. Light floral notes as well. Maybe even a little banana.

Good malt taste, with some fruit and slight booze. The alcohol mixes well with the fruit making it more of a citric acid type feeling than a boozy type taste. Definite oranges as well as some spice. I taste a little banana as well, like a weizenbock. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Slight carbonation, but not overwhelming.

Good beer.

BigRedDog, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

hckyfn9999, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of cmq103
5/5  rDev +15.7%

cmq103, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of hurshybear
4.75/5  rDev +10%

hurshybear, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of SkunkWorks
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle is marked best before June 2015.

Look: golden body that is cloudy with yeast and sediment. A gentle pour gives a two finger head of white foam that lasts a long time. As I drink, there's only a little lace left behind in this beer and it doesn't stick around for very long.

Smell: Belgian spices, clove, pepper, fruity smells of pears and peaches, and a hint of citrus peel.

Taste: the fruit from the aroma stands out with hints of spice and a bit of alcohol. There's a bit of a phenolic taste as well as some orange peel. Its sweet without being cloying and there are some yeast flavors in here too. Nothing here is over powering and it all works together nicely. Well balanced tripel.

Feel: medium bodied, nicely carbonation, hides the alcohol well.

Drink: easy drinking and you could have a few of these if it weren't 9% alcohol.

Overall, a pretty good tripel. I've yet to have a tripel that particularly impressed me but this one comes close. I can see why this is such a popular tripel. I would recommend giving it a try. Cheers!

SkunkWorks, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Ted
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Ted, Mar 04, 2012
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 DaveFL1976
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a fluffy white head that settles down to a thin skim.
Smell is nice. Bready, sweet, wheaty malt with a hint of lemon. It smells like what I imagine a strong German Weisen would smell like.
Taste is bold yet smooth. Heavy on the sweet malt. Lots of malt here, not a lot of bitterness, and the alcohol is expertly hidden. This is a tasty brew. It reminds me of Andechs Weissbier even though they're not the same style. But that's certainly not a bad thing to be reminded of Andechs.
If I have one complaint, it's that this bottle is overly carbonated. The taste is smooth, but all the bubbles exploding in my mouth adds harshness that impairs drinkability a bit.

DaveFL1976, Jul 21, 2006
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,352 ratings.