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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,814 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,814
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 330
Gots: 741 | 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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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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Zaximus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-30-2013 18:12:59 | More by Zaximus
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-26-2012 16:40:09 | More by George2744
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-13-2013 00:51:45 | More by beertardis
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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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md655321

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-09-2014 00:06:47 | More by md655321
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juju7

Australia

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Radiant, hazy, orange with a huge, fluffy, white head. On the nose...spicy, herbal, coriander, fennel(?), banana, sweet caramel and burnt orange, Jesus, what doesn't it have?! Follows through with all the above on the palate with beautiful warming alcohol mouthfeel. Wonderfully complex. Doesn't get much better than this. Life is good.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 09:17:46 | More by juju7
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beerbtl

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-23-2013 19:47:10 | More by beerbtl
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nharres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-21-2012 23:28:32 | More by nharres
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

12-16-2012 04:26:36 | More by MaxOhle
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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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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-06-2014 23:11:26 | More by Yellolab2010
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-21-2014 04:49:24 | More by tylerstravis
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CBFanWish

New York

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head. Rising from the frothiness of the head is a beautiful fruity aroma of bitter green aplles and pears. A slight hint of floral as well. The taste was very fruity with apples, pears, and the slightest hint of lime. There was also a strong bready taste, which I have never beed fond of. Too yeasty in my book.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2004 15:43:36 | More by CBFanWish
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jar2574

Missouri

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

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Nice thick white head. Cloudy yellow color - a dense beer - can't see through it.

Really nice smell. Apricot, Belgian yeasts, hops.

Tastes delicious. Balance between hops & malts. Sweet. Alcohol is completely hidden for such a high ABV. Excellent beer. Could have used a touch more zest and complexity - that's all that kept it from being a "5".

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 02:16:30 | More by jar2574
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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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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-31-2013 04:48:08 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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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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jmw4437

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-02-2014 21:49:49 | More by monkeybeerbelly
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,814 ratings.