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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,164 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,164
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 349
Gots: 890 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BryanCDM, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Kevinpitts, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%

What a beer. This is my second Unibroue and I must say that I am highly impressed. Bottle-condition.

This elixir of the gods poured cloudy with orange and lemon hues. Strong head that lasted, expelling a bouquet of sweetness and floral. I know that is the standard "quote-unquote", but hell, I was inebriated!

A revelation for my taste buds. Unbelievable!

FLAbeergutinMASS, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of Vengeance526
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a hazy golden color with only a thin white ring and not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma immediately hits with fruity notes of banana, apricot and some pear. Yeast is detected and some cloves also come through clean in the front.

Taste reveals lots of fruit and spice. Notes of banana and orange with hints of pepper and cloves in the background. The initial sweetness is quickly balanced out by the spiciness.

Medium body with lots of carbonation. Alcohol appears to be well-hidden for the most part. Cool and refreshing, well worth having a few more around.

Vengeance526, Feb 12, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason_Quad, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -7.4%

LooseMoose1978, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BreweryRun, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of JDM44
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JDM44, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of C_S
4/5  rDev -7.4%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ndekke39
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

Tried this at a restaurant. Served in the 12 oz bottle. No date on the bottle. 9% ABV. Poured into an over-sized wine glass. Appearance is a cloudy orange color, with tall head consisting of tiny bubbles. Great retention. Smells crisp and clean - citrus, pine, yeasty. Tastes of orange, yeasty, a bit bready, grapefruit, lemon, slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is fizzy all the way. Excellent sippable beer with dinner. Wonderfully fresh and sweet character.

ndekke39, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of ricke
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%

A: Hazy yellow color with a rather big ivory-colored head that stays on for a while and leaves a nice lid of lacings.

S: A fine-tuned smell, complex with every piece at its place. Some gentle clove-like spices mix with pleasant fruit aromas of mostly tangerines and lemon peel. The wheat and fragile malts provide a nice clean background. Quite a lot of phenols and some alcohol. When tripels showcase smells like this, they are really great. Clean, refreshing and complex. Well balanced. (As a note, you could almost feel the gas in the nose from the carbonation in this one).

T: Gentle spices (mostly cloves) and fruit esters of tangerine, pear and lemon peel lead the way to a nice semi-sharp malt and wheat character. It's a kind of sweet taste, but the spices act as a good counterweight. Bread crumbs, grass and a mild taste of earthy yeast. The wheat gets a little more pronounced towards the end, resulting in that semi-tart taste sometimes noticeable in wheaty beers. The finish holds some notes of herbal alcohol, phenols, a gentle spicy hop bite and bitterness and lingering fruity notes. In general, a complex and well balanced taste.

M: Moderate body, nice slick mouthfeel with a generous amount of lively carbonation.

D: Tripels are probably my least favorite style of the high ABV Belgian styles, but I think I can go as far as saying that this is one of the best tripels I've ever had. Complex and balanced, yet with plenty of that Belgian edginess. This one is really easy to drink, but deserves to be sipped and savored at a gentle pace.

ricke, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of bryehn
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bryehn, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of gr0g
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

gr0g, Feb 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

bkrbdan, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

app - a bit cloudy as may have poured a little aggressively. Modest white head that dispersed fairly quickly (as most high alcohol brews do).

smell - Slightly sweet, and generally quite clean. Certainly no hop.

Taste - very subtle fruity sweetness upfront, and then the Belgian yeast notes kick in with a subtle pepper note. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor here. Finishes quite clean and dry, well in line with the style.

MF - Med body, medium carbonation. Minimal alcohol warming. No astringency.

D'ability - A really clean tripel, with enough complexity to give it an attraction beyond the 9% ABV.

mpyle, Feb 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jaywes754, Mar 10, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +3%

12 oz bottle poured into chalice

A: A cloudy, golden yellow orange with a tight white head that stays forever. Has awesome lacing that paints the glass all the way down.

S: Hops, fruit, definitely alcohol.

T: A yeasty hoppiness with pleasant sweetness from various fruits. Strong alcohol presence, but a nice balance.

M: The perfect carbonation, it almost feels like the liquid is non-existent in your mouth, all you can feel is the flavor.

D: Good for such a strong beer. The flavors are so good and combined with the excellent mouthfeel it's hard to put down.

Notes: A very nice tripel. Great appearance and a nice overall combination of flavors and aromas make this an very enticing beer. My first non-Belgian tripel and a very good one at that.

dpodratsky3, Aug 18, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

mooseo, Aug 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Arborescence, Feb 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Carpentiere, May 02, 2013
Photo of Augustiner719
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip glass

Appearance: Huge 3 finger pillowy looking head with excellent lacing. Bright vibrant yellowish orange hue with modest cloudiness. Very good looking.

Smells: Smells like apple juice, lemons and oranges mixed with bready yeast and corriander. Nice earthness and a good strong yeast aroma that is sweet.

Taste: Tastes amazingly clean and refreshing. Apple and pear notes with some spiciness and well rounded yeasty components. Clean crisp and hides the 9% abv like none other. Truely a perfect beer.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is spot on. Kept the head for the whole session. Light weight for its abv, yet it was extrememly balanced. Would have liked it a bit more viscous. After taste lasted a moderate amount of time.

Drinkability: Despite the high abv i could drink this all the time. perfect for all year round. Warms well too.

Augustiner719, Dec 09, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a very hazy golden straw. Half an inch of white head that dissipated quickly.

Lots of yeasty, bready aromas that radiated up even while pouring up to my nose 18 inches away. On closer smelling, there's some very nice pear scents along with the yeasty phenols and the bready malt. Complex but simple at the same time.

Great, surprising sweet fruits in the taste. Light, crisp and bright but full of flavor. Lemon, apple, and pear sweetness along with some spice in the finish -- Not clove-y but similar. though cleaner. A clean bit of bitterness at the finish just to crisp up the palate. Certainly one of the 2 or 3 best Belgians brewed outside of Belgium that I have tasted.

Very light in the mouth and full of carbonation. This is an extremely easy to drink beer that could be dangerous given how easy it is to drink. An excellent beer. I'm not sure why my expectations were not high for this beer, buy boy, this did exceed them. Very nice beer.

mklinger, Dec 18, 2010
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,164 ratings.