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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,416 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,416
Reviews: 2,741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 369
Gots: 997 | FT: 18
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 HeyItsChili
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours hazy blonde with a medium white foam head.

S - Light fruit, sugar, bread, with a little bit a white pepper pop.

T - A ton of things going on here. There's some pineapple apricot sweetness that begins to pick up a bit more citric acidity (though never an overpowering amount), there's some faint peppery spice and a yeasty-bready fluff that grounds the beer from the highlighted sweetness and citrus bite.

M - Chewy, lots of carbonation, medium bodied.

Unibroue seems to churn out amazingly good beers at great price points.

HeyItsChili, May 21, 2009
Photo of chocosushi
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz->Unibroue Tulip

A ~ Pours a gorgeous translucent Pumpkin. Creamy lacing and retention. Lively carbonatin with tiny bubbles (characteristic of Unibroue's Belgians)

S ~ Sweet dose of sugar, preserved peaches, clove, citrus, house yeast. Phenolic.

T ~ House yeast follows through...Pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, nectarine & pomander make up the fruit-filled body.
Touch of jam mango & cinnamon-like spice-note that (for a second) reminds me of a candied apple. Grass & hay on the back of the throat.

M ~ Soft yet lively carbonation that creates balance amongst the complex fruit notes. Full in flavor with a crisp finish.

D ~ A classic in my/anyone's book. (One of) My go-to Tripels. Very easy to drink and even easier to share. Recommended.

Prosit!

chocosushi, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Steve_Oldrati, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Duvel
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of ScottJWing
4/5  rDev -7.4%

ScottJWing, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of vtfan77
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy gold with a gigantic fluffy white head. Chunks of lacing stick to the sides of the glass as the head ever so slowly dissipates. A big column of bubbles rises constantly from the bottom of my Duvel tulip to join that massive head. A sight to behold.

S- Very yeasty. Tart lemon and lime smells come up to greet the nose. Sweet malt backs the yeast to create a near heavenly aroma.

T- Oh yeah, that's the stuff. More sweet malt with that fantastic yeast character. Clove melds with those sweet citrus flavors to create a wonderful taste. A bit of a metallic flavor comes into play at times, although the alcohol does not. Next to no bitterness on the finish, although a little might have been nice in order to balance out the sweetness. Not that I'm complaining...

M- Carbonation is high but not too high; mouthfeel is light to medium and fluffy, but also a little creamy at times.

D- Very high. The only thing limiting it is the high alcohol. And maybe the sweetness a little bit.

Fantastic beer. With my admittedly brief experience with Belgian-style ales, I have to say that I've come to the conclusion that not much beats a great BSPA. This one is fantastic. Highly, highly recommended.

vtfan77, Apr 26, 2007
Photo of shroompod
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml , best before 02/23/09, poured into pint glass with a nice rocky head, good lacing. A cloudy yellow.

Smell is grassy, some citrus notes.

This beer has a nice yeast/bready sweet taste that yields to a mild understated hop bite.

Medium mouthfeel, nice crisp carbonation.

Drinkability of this beer is good, I'll probably finish this 750ml without to much trouble.

shroompod, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of czechsaaz
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big malt nose of pilsner and a spicy yeast component. There's a little fruity ester involved too. I get some peach and apricot aroma. As it warms up it seems even more malty.

Golden colored and very clear. Pours with a big-ass head (careful not to overpour) that fades to a nice layer with tons of lacing but some pretty big bubbles in the head and rising from the bottom of the glass.

Sweet base malt flavors of pilsner and some honey malt. Good hop bitterness to dry it out. Fermentation characteristics include fuit (apples and peaches), spice (pepper, coriander) and yeast. All the fermentation blends together and is subtle so it doesn't seem like anything is added, just a byproduct of the yeast.

Medium to light body with very lively carbonation. Hides the 9% very well. Drinks like a standard pilsner-type beer with way more flavor.

Hard to believe I've never reviewed this beer. It's one of my go-to beers. While not as complex as say a Westmalle or a Bernardus tripel, I can't walk into an average grocery store and pick up a better tripel. Availability/Price/Quality, this is a winner.

czechsaaz, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of cmq103
5/5  rDev +15.7%

cmq103, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

roblund, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev -7.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 02, 2012
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 Huffs
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Huffs, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of JOrtt
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JOrtt, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

ramblinwreck101, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Brinks, Dec 28, 2013
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 GoGators
5/5  rDev +15.7%

GoGators, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of nharres
4/5  rDev -7.4%

nharres, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of mvdillman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mvdillman, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of dannyfayy
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

dannyfayy, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev -7.4%

JSBILK, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.4%

sjstraub, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of KMcG
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KMcG, Dec 23, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,416 ratings.