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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,191 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,191
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 905 | 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 MJR
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Metaltildeath
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Metaltildeath, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

blameo, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of SourAddict
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

TychoNDC, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of VinsanityDiesel
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

VinsanityDiesel, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

drmcleod10, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of auroracrisis
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

auroracrisis, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of benclimbs
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Stumpy29er, Jan 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Givemebeer, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Popsinc
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of xav33
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
12 oz bottle
Slow pour in a tulip glass
Best before 04/08, ended 12/06

Poured a murky amber with a huge white mostly to fully lasting frothy pillow head.

Smelt of moderate bananas, sweet dough, white pepper.

Taste was upfront strong bittersweet raw sweet bread dough with peaches and oranges followed by a pungent sweaty raw dough on an average length finish. Palate was creamy, softly carbonated, medium bodied and light astringency.

Overall, it is unfathomable that this beer is 9% alcohol. The balance is exquisite. Only wish there was more complexity.

xav33, Dec 13, 2006
Photo of Mavajo
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a fluffy white head that fades to nothing - perhaps a slight whispiness, but no crown at all. Nose has a slight spiciness to it - reminds me of apple cider. Bit of citrus. Taste has slight spincess as well with nice fruity/floral layers. Moderate aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly medium with fairly mild carbonation, in my opinion. This brew kind of reminds me of chardonnay. Quite drinkable.

Mavajo, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

SWMeyer4141, Jun 13, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Buttermilk, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.6%

kidzord, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,191 ratings.