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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,361 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,361
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | 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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Photo of Rootdog316
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a Tripel Belgian styled-ale. It has a nice orange and spicy aroma. The flavors are pretty complex and mostly great. To start, you get nothing except for a blast of carbonation that lasts at least a second. But finally that evolves on your palate. First tastes are of orange and other citrus along with spices, noticeably cloves and cinnamon. Lots of yeasty and doughy flavors as well. A nice finish and aftertaste too. The 9% alcohol warms you up but in a good way and is not annoying at all.

Rootdog316, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of depechemode1983
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 12oz bottle

Apperance - Dark golden cloudy pale color. Nice White head with little to no lacing

Smell - Cloves and spices. Kinda sour smell lingers a little.

Taste - CLOVES! tasted just like it smelled. also light fruit peach flavor. and i can tasted a little banana. very pleasant mild alc taste. hidden well for 9%abv.

Mouthfeel - Excellent Carbonation nice thick mouthfeel

Note - One of the greatest beers i have had to date. Very complex taste. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Worth evey penny i paid for it. Highly Recommended.

depechemode1983, Sep 17, 2006
Photo of Portertime
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the first micro brew I ever tried. It was at a coffee house in Orlando. This beer single handedly got me into the love of fine beers. Thank you Unibrau! Poured a cloudy goldish color with a nice head. Smelled heavenly with a mixture of raisons, candied fruit, apples, and dried apricots. Taste was spectacular with upfront fruit and spice and mild floral hop undertones. I just sipped away at this beer and listened to some great rifs on my friend's acoustic guitar.

Portertime, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A lightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky, creamy, thick white head that settles slowly to a nice covering and leaves some faint lace patterns on the glass.

S: Oranges, pears, green apples, cloves, light pepper spice from the alcohol. Bold, complex, and wonderful.

T&M: Peppery alcohol, some light fruits (pear and apple from the nose), phenolic and medicinal flavors, clove. Flavor could be a bit stronger, but that's only a minor complaint. Lighter body with a brisk, bubbly carbonation that creates a nice effect, though I would appreciate a bit more creaminess.

D: 9% hurts a bit, but it's still flavorful, crisp, and refreshing. Really a wonderful spring or summertime beer.

BamaBeerBuff, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of hawkmage
4/5  rDev -7.4%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ATXRyan
2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

ATXRyan, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

WMEugene, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of gr0g
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.75/5  rDev +10%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Leftofthedial
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

rypkr, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of OleDixie
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

OleDixie, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

kwkdmk, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ScottJWing
4/5  rDev -7.4%

ScottJWing, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
5/5  rDev +15.7%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Brian700
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Corked and all. Classy but not a brew for monday night football. I can appreciate this sort of thing but this one just didn't do a whole lot for me.

Pours a nice crisp yellow with a yeasty aroma. Great mouthfeel, but the flavour was a not doing much for the o'l taste buds. I must be fair in that this was the only sample I've had and I did not take note of the "best by" date. I should try it again because it really did sound like something that would be right up my alley.

I hope it was just a bad sample, but if not, it really did taste like the End of the World.

Brian700, Sep 02, 2003
Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -7.4%

bcrossan, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of hotsudge
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hotsudge, May 18, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Definitely some sediment action going. About a 1-inch head that dissipated quickly. Some carbonation evident at the bottom. A lot of people are turned off by the appearance. Doesn't bother me.

S - Fruity smells, pineapple comes to mind. Barley and just a faint hint of booze.

T - Oustanding. Smooth yet powerful. Just a bit of hop action evident, with a fair amount of quality malt. Also taste the aforementioned pineapple and a bit of melon. A sort of pear taste evident after beer warmed up a few degrees. The 9% ABV is hidden well, but still able to be noticed.

M - Solid, nothing outta this world. Crisp with acceptable amount of carbonation. Not dry or bitter.

O - One of the best rated beers in the world for a reason. Strong and bold yet slightly sweet, and incredibly drinkable. Won't exactly strain my hamstring running to the store for more, but I definitely see this becoming a regular beer for me.

stella77artois, May 29, 2013
Photo of Los1324
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Los1324, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of layinbrix
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

layinbrix, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Arborescence
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Arborescence, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of BryanCDM
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BryanCDM, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 mpyle
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,361 ratings.