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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,865 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,865
Reviews: 2,780
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 408
Gots: 1,279 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of czechsaaz
4.62/5  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.

Photo of KI9A
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of weezarc
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of chocosushi
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Duvel
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mvdillman
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of shroompod
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml , best before 02/23/09, poured into pint glass with a nice rocky head, good lacing. A cloudy yellow.

Smell is grassy, some citrus notes.

This beer has a nice yeast/bready sweet taste that yields to a mild understated hop bite.

Medium mouthfeel, nice crisp carbonation.

Drinkability of this beer is good, I'll probably finish this 750ml without to much trouble.

Photo of LaChupacabra
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TychoNDC
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of trevorwideman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers, and now that it's readily available in Manitoba, I'm Laughing.

Pours a hazy, relatively opaque golden colour with a highly carbonated head that subsides to a thin lace, smell is alternately warm and inviting and light and airy...very Belgian. The taste is of coriander and spice, mildly citrussy, also wheaty, and very complex. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated but the alcohol is so well hidden that it goes down awfully smooth, deceptively so. The only reason that the drinkability goes down IS the high alcohol, which prevents me from pounding these back. The price is also a setback, but what can you do for such a high-quality beer. The best beer brewed in Canada in my opinion, but I can't say I've drank all of them either. Very highly recommended!

After One Year: Head retains a little less after a bit of time, but the lacing stays. Aroma hasn't changed much, still very spicy, fruity and yeasty, but with a bit more of that oily orange peel bitterness. Taste is a little drier, a little yeastier. The flavours are melding into a more glorious whole and losing a bit of their distinctiveness, but that's not a bad thing. I'll come back to this in a another year.

Photo of vtfan77
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy gold with a gigantic fluffy white head. Chunks of lacing stick to the sides of the glass as the head ever so slowly dissipates. A big column of bubbles rises constantly from the bottom of my Duvel tulip to join that massive head. A sight to behold.

S- Very yeasty. Tart lemon and lime smells come up to greet the nose. Sweet malt backs the yeast to create a near heavenly aroma.

T- Oh yeah, that's the stuff. More sweet malt with that fantastic yeast character. Clove melds with those sweet citrus flavors to create a wonderful taste. A bit of a metallic flavor comes into play at times, although the alcohol does not. Next to no bitterness on the finish, although a little might have been nice in order to balance out the sweetness. Not that I'm complaining...

M- Carbonation is high but not too high; mouthfeel is light to medium and fluffy, but also a little creamy at times.

D- Very high. The only thing limiting it is the high alcohol. And maybe the sweetness a little bit.

Fantastic beer. With my admittedly brief experience with Belgian-style ales, I have to say that I've come to the conclusion that not much beats a great BSPA. This one is fantastic. Highly, highly recommended.

Photo of TheBungyo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily the most luscious and inviting head I've had the pleasure of seeing. It reminds me of the frothy top of a handmade milkshake; imparting the impression that it was homemade with lots of love. Body is straw colored gold with light carbonation. I would call the nose lemony, but with the disclaimer that it is in no way sour. Also along for the aroma ride is a smell I can only call pleasantly milky and a hefty amount of spice. Taste is at once full of mildly sweet lemon, spice, a dash of sweet milk, and smatter of bitterness. Says I to the mouthfeel, "a winner is you" as it is big and full. The light carbonation enhances its creaminess. The lacing looks like a work of art, or more aptly, something drawn from a nitro tap. Yet another head turning Unibroue beer. Thank you Beer Advocate, for had I not become a member, I would not know the pleasure of this fine brewery.

Photo of pweis909
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint and a half bomber. Didn't notice freshnessness dating. But great corked bottle.

After popping the cork, this one was carbonated enough to almost escape the bottle. It's color is a shade or too paler than gold, maybe straw, and it is quite fizzy, with foam delicately lacing the glass as you drain it.

So many things going on in delicate ways. Soft silky mouthfeel, spices like vanilla and clove, perhaps leather and fruity bubblegum as well. And then there is the lurking alcohol. What alcohol? Try standing up.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter at 45 degrees; a beautiful cloudy orangish/peach with a quickly-dissipating foamy head. A color I haven't really seen before.

S - Spiced alcohol is the background for a malty apricot/orange aroma.

T - Wonderful start of apricot and spice (ginger, cloves, maybe some cinnamon) eventually leads to a floral banana taste; finally finishes strong with a very warming alcohol and spice feel. Complex blend of flavor but it comes together very nicely - alcohol doesn't dominate the taste.

M - Exceptional warming, alcohol feel with a nice bubbly kick.

D - I wouldn't want to drink more than one at a time - not because of the alcohol, but because I wouldn't want to ruin the moment. Extremely drinkable and a complex taste lead to one of my favorite yearround brews.

Photo of grubefresh
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JohnG190
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,865 ratings.