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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 348
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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Photo of juju7
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%

Radiant, hazy, orange with a huge, fluffy, white head. On the nose...spicy, herbal, coriander, fennel(?), banana, sweet caramel and burnt orange, Jesus, what doesn't it have?! Follows through with all the above on the palate with beautiful warming alcohol mouthfeel. Wonderfully complex. Doesn't get much better than this. Life is good.

juju7, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of beerbtl
5/5  rDev +15.7%

beerbtl, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of GregoryMo
4/5  rDev -7.4%

GregoryMo, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of chefbigjon
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

chefbigjon, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of CBFanWish
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head. Rising from the frothiness of the head is a beautiful fruity aroma of bitter green aplles and pears. A slight hint of floral as well. The taste was very fruity with apples, pears, and the slightest hint of lime. There was also a strong bready taste, which I have never beed fond of. Too yeasty in my book.

CBFanWish, Apr 30, 2004
Photo of jar2574
4.45/5  rDev +3%

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Nice thick white head. Cloudy yellow color - a dense beer - can't see through it.

Really nice smell. Apricot, Belgian yeasts, hops.

Tastes delicious. Balance between hops & malts. Sweet. Alcohol is completely hidden for such a high ABV. Excellent beer. Could have used a touch more zest and complexity - that's all that kept it from being a "5".

jar2574, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of josefnewsong
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Possibly my favorite beer.

A - Light gold, slightly cloudy with beautiful head.

S - Very yeasty, slightly fruity, and a meadow of flowers...complex and intriguing

T - Amazing. Very yeasty with light fruit flavors and very slight alcohol (especially for 9%)

M - Light and carbonated but sooo creamy with the head. Perfect.

D - DAAAANGEROUSLY drinkable.

If you want a beer that your girlfriend will enjoy almost as much as you do, buy this beer. Then buy it again, and again. It's that good. I like to drink it from a fluted champagne glass for amazing head retention.

EDIT: I just ordered this at the Tap again, thinking maybe I shouldn't have given it all fives...until I drank it. I just can't find a flaw in this beer. Blows my mind every time.

josefnewsong, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

La Fin Du Monde | 750 ml. | 9.0% | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Unibroue
Style: Tripel
Glass: Chimay goblet

Presentation:
Standard Belgian 750 ml. bottle with nice label art depicting Canada from a sort of 'god's eye view'. The cork and cap are quite nice.

Appearance:
It pours a beautiful yellow-orange with an ample frosty, white head of about 1". The head shrinks, but never quite disappears, leaving a hearty pillow atop liquid gold. Bubbles from carbonation joyfully stream upwards along the side of the glass.

Aroma:
A delightful but pungent mix of nectarines and thick, peppery yeast swirl together in my nose. Phenolic cloves and the slightest touch of alcohol in the back.

Taste:
Peppery cloves and hearty yeast mix with delicate nectarines, mango, and -- just as I imagined from the smell. I have to say that at first I was underwhelmed, but the flavors develop spectacularly, unraveling layers upon layers of complexity. The finish is thin, buts its laced with spices and cloves and a touch of hops. The aftertaste is powdery and a bit medicinally bitter. I can see why some may not like it, but I love it.

Mouthfeel:
Its way thinner than expected, especially against comparable tripels. That being said, it is terrifically smooth, creamy and highly carbonated. It is an ethereal tripel -- not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit unexpected.

Harmony:
Very well put together: light, complex, practically heavenly. It's an unusual tripel in that it is light and highly carbonated. Nonetheless, it's really spectacular.

Drink before: Oct. 1, 2010
Price: $7.29 at D'Agostino's

BeerNemesis, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of cwelsh55
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

cwelsh55, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of GregDuB65
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

GregDuB65, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ChrisinRI
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ChrisinRI, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of MJR
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a touch of haze. A bright white head starts out hefty and loudly fizzles down to a sturdy cap. Lots of bubbles from the heavy carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is subdued with a touch of fruit, a flowery note, and chalky yeast. Great balance between the different scents, as they blend together so well it's a bit hard to pick each one out.

Taste: Overall, the balance swings to the sweeter side, with fruity esters of pear, apple and banana. There's a peppery spiciness that hangs in the forefront. Hint of clove...hint of hops... The yeast brings a chalky, powdery flavor to the table. That same suggestion of a flowery character from the smell is here too. The different flavors are integrated really well, with no one flavor trying to take attention away from the others. A bit of tartness is present, from wheat being in the grain bill. Ends with a slight phenolic note, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a highly carbonated mouthfeel that has a touch of creaminess. Like all of Unibroue's beers, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, only showing itself on the finish with a smooth dryness.

Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. Not to sound like a broken record, but 'nobody' can hide alcohol like Unibroue. They make a 9%abv brew taste like a 5% brew, with only the aftereffect showing otherwise. Another great brew from Unibroue!

MJR, May 13, 2003
Photo of dnb128
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

dnb128, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of blameo
4.75/5  rDev +10%

blameo, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ThisMoonlife
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Jtrigonis
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Jtrigonis, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of auroracrisis
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

auroracrisis, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of benclimbs
4.75/5  rDev +10%

such a beautiful beer...

Golden slightly opaque yellow in a tulip from a 750ml...tons of white head and champagne bubbles going off.

Nose isn't as good as some other world class tripels, but still really nice with some sweet yeast and citrus

Taste is awesome, honey, spice and ripe bright fruit.

Great beer

benclimbs, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of DocJitsu
2/5  rDev -53.7%

DocJitsu, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of SourAddict
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SourAddict, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of caverog
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

caverog, May 10, 2013
Photo of jmsedgwick
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

VinsanityDiesel, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Popsinc
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Even a very slow pour will reveal a huge, foamy white head sitting atop this cloudy/golden brew. The maltiness & alcohol are big up front. Earthy notes and a hint of spice give la fin du monde a complex and dry finish. A definite classic out of Quebec.

Popsinc, Nov 17, 2002
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,163 ratings.