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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,769 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,769
Reviews: 2,712
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 715 | FT: 12
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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josefnewsong

New York

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

Possibly my favorite beer.

A - Light gold, slightly cloudy with beautiful head.

S - Very yeasty, slightly fruity, and a meadow of flowers...complex and intriguing

T - Amazing. Very yeasty with light fruit flavors and very slight alcohol (especially for 9%)

M - Light and carbonated but sooo creamy with the head. Perfect.

D - DAAAANGEROUSLY drinkable.

If you want a beer that your girlfriend will enjoy almost as much as you do, buy this beer. Then buy it again, and again. It's that good. I like to drink it from a fluted champagne glass for amazing head retention.

EDIT: I just ordered this at the Tap again, thinking maybe I shouldn't have given it all fives...until I drank it. I just can't find a flaw in this beer. Blows my mind every time.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 04:37:00 | More by josefnewsong
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BeerNemesis

New York

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

La Fin Du Monde | 750 ml. | 9.0% | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Unibroue
Style: Tripel
Glass: Chimay goblet

Presentation:
Standard Belgian 750 ml. bottle with nice label art depicting Canada from a sort of 'god's eye view'. The cork and cap are quite nice.

Appearance:
It pours a beautiful yellow-orange with an ample frosty, white head of about 1". The head shrinks, but never quite disappears, leaving a hearty pillow atop liquid gold. Bubbles from carbonation joyfully stream upwards along the side of the glass.

Aroma:
A delightful but pungent mix of nectarines and thick, peppery yeast swirl together in my nose. Phenolic cloves and the slightest touch of alcohol in the back.

Taste:
Peppery cloves and hearty yeast mix with delicate nectarines, mango, and -- just as I imagined from the smell. I have to say that at first I was underwhelmed, but the flavors develop spectacularly, unraveling layers upon layers of complexity. The finish is thin, buts its laced with spices and cloves and a touch of hops. The aftertaste is powdery and a bit medicinally bitter. I can see why some may not like it, but I love it.

Mouthfeel:
Its way thinner than expected, especially against comparable tripels. That being said, it is terrifically smooth, creamy and highly carbonated. It is an ethereal tripel -- not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit unexpected.

Harmony:
Very well put together: light, complex, practically heavenly. It's an unusual tripel in that it is light and highly carbonated. Nonetheless, it's really spectacular.

Drink before: Oct. 1, 2010
Price: $7.29 at D'Agostino's

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 22:04:25 | More by BeerNemesis
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core42

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2014 17:49:04 | More by core42
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MJR

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a touch of haze. A bright white head starts out hefty and loudly fizzles down to a sturdy cap. Lots of bubbles from the heavy carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is subdued with a touch of fruit, a flowery note, and chalky yeast. Great balance between the different scents, as they blend together so well it's a bit hard to pick each one out.

Taste: Overall, the balance swings to the sweeter side, with fruity esters of pear, apple and banana. There's a peppery spiciness that hangs in the forefront. Hint of clove...hint of hops... The yeast brings a chalky, powdery flavor to the table. That same suggestion of a flowery character from the smell is here too. The different flavors are integrated really well, with no one flavor trying to take attention away from the others. A bit of tartness is present, from wheat being in the grain bill. Ends with a slight phenolic note, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a highly carbonated mouthfeel that has a touch of creaminess. Like all of Unibroue's beers, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, only showing itself on the finish with a smooth dryness.

Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. Not to sound like a broken record, but 'nobody' can hide alcohol like Unibroue. They make a 9%abv brew taste like a 5% brew, with only the aftereffect showing otherwise. Another great brew from Unibroue!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 22:21:31 | More by MJR
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-25-2012 08:11:00 | More by BradMacMullin
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-23-2013 06:00:39 | More by KrisDLSmith
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-02-2013 06:14:26 | More by ThisMoonlife
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-02-2014 21:49:49 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-15-2013 22:23:44 | More by Invictus
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Cloudy golden yellow, with a brown tint. Decent head, good retention, not much lacing.

S - Strong citrus grapefruit, pear, and some lemon. Sweet malts.

T - Similar to the aroma. Initial flavor is of citrus, lemon, and sweet malts. The finish has a strong yeast, bready type flavor. A hint of sourness. Alcohol is masked but evident.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, very lively.

D - A well rounded brew. Good example of the style, the taste is excellent. This is a perfect sipping beer. Although the drinkability is nice, the alcohol is present and will sneak up on you fast. Just another impressive offering from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 01:59:50 | More by mooseo
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DocJitsu

California

2/5  rDev -53.7%

02-19-2012 00:41:47 | More by DocJitsu
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Zaximus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-30-2013 18:12:59 | More by Zaximus
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-28-2012 23:47:12 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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jmw4437

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-20-2013 02:23:36 | More by jmw4437
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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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Kerne

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

10-22-2013 18:57:09 | More by Kerne
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ttylicki

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2014 03:10:40 | More by ttylicki
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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

Even a very slow pour will reveal a huge, foamy white head sitting atop this cloudy/golden brew. The maltiness & alcohol are big up front. Earthy notes and a hint of spice give la fin du monde a complex and dry finish. A definite classic out of Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2002 08:41:11 | More by Popsinc
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xav33

Michigan

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

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
12 oz bottle
Slow pour in a tulip glass
Best before 04/08, ended 12/06

Poured a murky amber with a huge white mostly to fully lasting frothy pillow head.

Smelt of moderate bananas, sweet dough, white pepper.

Taste was upfront strong bittersweet raw sweet bread dough with peaches and oranges followed by a pungent sweaty raw dough on an average length finish. Palate was creamy, softly carbonated, medium bodied and light astringency.

Overall, it is unfathomable that this beer is 9% alcohol. The balance is exquisite. Only wish there was more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 06:32:15 | More by xav33
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Mavajo

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a fluffy white head that fades to nothing - perhaps a slight whispiness, but no crown at all. Nose has a slight spiciness to it - reminds me of apple cider. Bit of citrus. Taste has slight spincess as well with nice fruity/floral layers. Moderate aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly medium with fairly mild carbonation, in my opinion. This brew kind of reminds me of chardonnay. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 23:49:16 | More by Mavajo
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benclimbs

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

such a beautiful beer...

Golden slightly opaque yellow in a tulip from a 750ml...tons of white head and champagne bubbles going off.

Nose isn't as good as some other world class tripels, but still really nice with some sweet yeast and citrus

Taste is awesome, honey, spice and ripe bright fruit.

Great beer

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 06:06:38 | More by benclimbs
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 00:18:01 | More by SWMeyer4141
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19%

08-10-2012 00:21:22 | More by BryanK
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

01-28-2013 19:39:42 | More by ramblinwreck101
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-17-2013 02:45:46 | More by cwelsh55
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,769 ratings.