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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,194 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,194
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 907 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

buffs9, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

TubaManJack, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of gkunkle
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold/straw color with a one finger white head. Retention isn't great but that is to be expected with a 9% ABV beer. Smell is bready, and of apples, and cloves. Taste first comes through with soft and sweet wheat, a hint of apple, A touch of alcohol, smooth sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. This is a fantastic triple, though not my personal favorite.

gkunkle, Feb 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -19%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

canders0927, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

swetsastonic, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: If a golden trophy could swirl hazily, it would look like this beer. Lots of lacing.

S: The scent of bananas is most prominent. Then dates, soft lemon, almond, and little hints of sweet caramel.

T: The taste introduces itself unassumingly, with your standard blonde elements (light, spritely, fizzy), and waits a moment to unfold its more complex elements. The banana's there, along with the sweetness. There's a comforting oaty tinge to the way it goes down. It's got all the flavor diversity of a darker Belgian ale, but with an embracing lightness. Deep and warm, lulling and celebratory. A delicious and enriching beer.

M: Excellent. Lingering and complex, without leaving a cloying sweetness in your mouth. The alcohol presents itself and compliments the banana nicely, leaving a slightly acidic feel (in a good way).

O: I'm used to pretty one or two dimensional blonde ales, so it was a real pleasure to have one of such rewarding complexity. My personal favorite from Unibroue is La Terrible, but this one is definitely up there. It's perfect for a night where you crave a well crafted beer, but don't want to down something thick, filling, or hop-heavy.

AlpacaAlpaca, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

smekermann, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

wesside89, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

BWH999, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

LooseMoose1978, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

edhizdeid, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of sacfly
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, straw/gold color. Huge thick white head. Musty and light bubblegum sweetness in the nose. Sharp when cold, but blends well when it warms.

Taste mimics the nose with bubble gum and musty clove phenols first, and a long musty aftertaste. Nice full mouth feel.

Drink this one at room temperature or slightly chilled. Flavors are very sharp and harsh when cold, round out rather nicely as it warms. Score reflects drinking at room temp/chilled.

sacfly, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of CBlack85
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.

There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.

Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.

It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.

Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.

I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations

CBlack85, Dec 21, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BuckeyeSlim, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of jeffthecheff
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz twist off, poured into my La Fin Du Monde stem glass. Best by Sept. 2011.

Pours a nice hazy, honey-orange with a huge white head which dies down to a half finger cap of foam, and then to small lace. I can see the yeast floating around in very fine particles

Smells very fruit-like, and not just fruity. Kind of like a mix between a bitten into apple and pear. There is also a gentle, spicy aroma. This is dominated by yeast fermentation character, with not much malt presence and only a tiny bit of hops in the nose.

Taste is sweet, with a peppery type snap to it. Bitterness is there and its firm, but overpowered by a burnt sugary sweetness. Slight citrus is also there, which really compliments the orange appearance.

On the palate you can definitley feel the fermented sugar character found in Belgian styles. Carbonation was really dancing hard on my palate at first, but the hard pour combined with all the agitation from my swirling really dropped off the carbonation dramatically. Towards the end of the glass, its a bit flat, surprisingly.

I'd imagine this is pretty versatile with food. Plus, if you get the corked and caged bottle...well that has class written all over it. I'll try it sometime.

jeffthecheff, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of grayburn
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing offering from Unibroue.
Beautiful light golden elixir pours with a good dollop of head that camps out for the duration. Nice lacing as well.
Complex aroma of dried fruit, apricots, nectarines. Light floral hoppiness, excellent, the smell has me salivating...time for the taste.
The taste is out of this world, lightly fruity, slight bit of hops, crisp malt is so well balanced.
The mouth is perfect, definitely perfect carbonation which marries so well with the ultra dry finish. Excellent example of a belgian from outside of belgium. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, this is another prime example from them.

grayburn, Mar 09, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

redliner8, May 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

dbrelsfo, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of BuckSpin
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11oz bottle (Best By date of 10/4/08), cellared 9 months in my possession, in a small snifter.

Poured rather silently and with some "chug" attitude. Rich, spicy nose. Faint clove, wet rocks, straw. As it warms it grows in sweet fruit qualities like apple, pear, even banana, as well as some honey. Head was a lively, snapping 2 fingers of think, clingy, pale ivory foam that lasted quite a while, eventually only fading to a mere finger's worth of the same that laced in ribbons. A cloudy, thick, golden honey amber hue, a large amount of sediment is present in almost chunky, thick pieces. A crazy parade of bubbles rises fiercely from the snifter base. Visually this is a looker.

Great balance between spicy, dry & sweet, syrupy malts. Clove bites, the hops dryly nibble, the syrup like sweet malts coat...a very pleasing mouthfeel. Its interesting that the caramelized malts take on more of a sugar syrup quality than caramel. Faint apple is noticeable as well.

The flavor shifts to a semi-dry, ciderlike crunch & feel on the palate, with a more bitter quality taking the point, yet I swear I feel a hint of cotton candy...yet another gear shift! Its still a little spicy and the peppery bite of the alcohol warms up....literally. All this said, it is going down almost alarmingly easy. The finish is warm & cozy as the tastes all meld and the 9% ABV finishes that warm up and comes alive in a mouth glow of heat that not so much tickles the teeth as it numbs them from the roots down. The aftertaste is a surprisingly malty sweetness, still a wee bit spicy, chewy, yet not filmy nor coating. Its almost like a fine pastry that once was.

This was a rather complex and excellent offering. A variety of tastes experiences, sensations, ebbs & flows, etc. made for a great beer experience. Be warned that it does drink much easier than the high ABV it is. I would definitely drink this again, and would recommend it to anyone.

BuckSpin, May 04, 2007
Photo of jaluria
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color with loads of white foam that sits statuesque and leaves behind intricate lacing patterns. Aromas of candy, alcohol, oranges, and white grapes seem to come out; very complex and enticing. The taste is a brilliant blend of fruit & hop bitterness and sweet candy. The limited carbonation and sour backbone of this beer work very well together. The texture is a bit sticky and mildly astringent; the only flaw I can really pin point with this beer. Despite the high ABV and the assertive flavors in this beer, it is very easy to drink and enjoy.

jaluria, Dec 19, 2005
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,194 ratings.