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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,612 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,612
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
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 cdizinno
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml brown bottle, a best before date on the back label(10-01-11).
2-25-09 update - Had a 12oz and it has a much spicier scent and flavor, clearer golden-yellow, but just as good!

A: Foamy off white head. Cloudy, golden-yellow straw color.

S: Heavy sugar citrus scent. Slight clove and spice scents.

T&M: clove spiciness with some sweetness. Medium-heavy bodied with fruity flavors. Slightly dry finish.

Notes: Definitely my favorite of the "Unibroue" ales.

cdizinno, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of boudreaux
5/5  rDev +15.7%

boudreaux, Dec 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

kevwcamp, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

DCgolfpro, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

waston, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

jsnoek, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Danno48
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Danno48, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

ronricorossi, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BuckeyeSlim, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of kspongeworthy
4.75/5  rDev +10%

kspongeworthy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of mintjellie
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's hazy and the colour of sunshine. Golden and brilliant. It has a thick white head that leaves a good cap on the body after fading away a little. Good retention and nice lace. It smells of banana, cidery apple, and peppery spice. There's a boozy solvent character to it, and something vaguely suggestive of plastic, like a vinyl record. It tastes of sweet orchard and tropical fruits with some nice boozy alcohol and mild hop bitterness in the finish. The alcohol lends this beer a spicy character. The carbonation is fairly high and plays nicely with the peppery alcohol. It's so potent, but it just goes down like water - especially when it's just slightly cool. The alcohol doesn't hinder it at all in that respect. This is a 750mL bottle - when you think about it, you're really having a little more than two to begin with, and it's still going down like water towards the end. It has depth, well integrated complexity, and it's easy to drink. What's not to love?

mintjellie, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of bunnyhustle
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been hooked on Unibroue and this is next in line. Poured from 750 mL bottle. Pours a light, hazy orange in color, a golden orange if you will. A thick, rocky head first appears and takes its time to settle. Aroma is of sour fruits, yeast, and some sweets. Tastes is wunderbar! A mixture of various fruits (apple, some citrus, and maybe a touch of grape) and a touch of sour. Alcohol is present as well, the first sip leaves a brilliant warm feeling in the mouth. His a slightly creamy mouthfeel to it and goes down smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Like many of Unibroue's other offering only a 4 on drinkability as 2 glass of this can leave your head spinning. A terrific beer.

bunnyhustle, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of pcsnyder
4.75/5  rDev +10%

pcsnyder, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

cofeeguru, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Pinche_Oso, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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 KI9A
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle at the Flying Saucer in Memphis

A: Deep hazy orange, puffy head. Nice lace windows.

S: Nice citrusy/malts, clove, sweet banana

T: Explosion of a mix of sweet ripe oranges, some spice, some slight bananna. Finishes with a nice lite hop bite. Awesome.

M: Very clean, meduim body. Coats mouth with a mix of semi sweet and light bitterness.

D: VERY drinkable trippel. 9% ABV is too well hidden, more so than any other higher abv I had had. Much too easy to quaff.

KI9A, Apr 20, 2009
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 GoGators
5/5  rDev +15.7%

GoGators, Jan 29, 2012
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
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,612 ratings.