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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,801 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,801
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 736 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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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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hopsaplenty

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Giant rocky head of densely packed bone colored bubbles spilling over the top of the glass. Loads of carbonation streams and tons of lacing. Beautiful, cloudy golden caramel colored body. Smells of clove with alcohol, slight floral esters. Vibrant carbonation on tongue, hints of peppery spice in the finish. Full mouthfeel, big and packed with overt alcohol tones.

This is a beer to be enjoyed slowly, savored.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 03:12:28 | More by hopsaplenty
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man i just discovered this not to long ago (hey im new to this) and...wow. It pours a cloudy yellow with not much head and little peices of sediment floating about, and what head it has quickly diminishes to nothing. looking at it as it sits in my glass it reminds me of a hefe minus the big white biscuit head. the aroma is of light spices and clove and is quite pleasant. the taste makes me think wheat with a bit of citrus and clove. Man I love the wheat taste. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing with good carbonation that just seems to bubble on your toungue, just a little bit of creaminess that kind of coats your mouth finishes it off. The drinkability of this is amazing and a 4 pack or 2 750ml bottles can be finished off no problem. the only thing is, this brew is 9% and it creeps up on you pretty quickly. After work (construction) in the hot Las Vegas sun I love to come home, pour a glass of this and sit on the porch. It is a most refreshing, relaxing, not to heavy brew. A truly wonderful beer.

$5.99 for 750ml or $7.99 per 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2003 10:37:03 | More by DESTRO
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diamondc

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe the best beer I've had so far since discovering craft beers. Smells like banana, cloves, and some apricot, but this is definetly the most complex beer I've tasted. I first tasted pineapple.. apricots.. bubblegum.. sour apples.. then the medium hop-y bitterness hit me. I didn't taste any alcohol until I was almost finished with the bottle. Drinkability is high - I seriously could go for another one, but I'll be passed out on the floor mid-way through. The alcohol is very well-hidden.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2006 05:20:23 | More by diamondc
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

la fin du monde

a 3.5-4 light hazy golden hay. a finger+ foam that is assertively maintained by rising bubbles of at least medium girth. for some reason i thought this beer was a dubbel, but it sure doesn't look like one.

s 4 lemony, fresh cut hay and crackery aromas. some sweetness is evident. esters, touch of clove. smells somewhere between a tripel and a saison.

t 4 tangy, bright, belgian yeastyness. some clove and bready lemon zest, sour apple. this is surely a tripel with perhaps saison tendencies.

m 3.5-4 a bit too effervescent for me, but that's easily remedied (at least partly). would prefer the carbonation to be finer.

d 4-4.5 dangit i was more in the mood for a deep, brooding dubbel. still, this cheerful and zippy 9% (!??) brew is amazingly well behaved for its strength. its popularity appears deserved. wow, you could hand this to someone who just finished the yardwork and he/she could probably drink it on down assuming it to be some sort of summer wheat refresher.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 00:49:43 | More by brewmudgeon
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Less head than I had expected, but quite thick one finger float. Lace is light but clingy. Color is a slightly hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is intoxicating, with sweet aromas of apple, melon, grapefruit, cranberries, and malt. Taste is fruity/flowery, with flavors of apples, grapes, figs, melon, grapefruit, and warm spices. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky, but creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Just a bit of drying on the sides of my tongue and soft palate. The warming effect from the ample amount of alcohol sort of hits you like ever increasing waves of the ocean. One of these will give you a great buzz. A little sweet to drink them one after another, but a great beer to sip while enjoying conversation or a good movie.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 18:14:53 | More by beerprovedwright
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance; fog-like cloudy yellow. No sediment, depending on one's pour, white head with fine bubbles, dissipates quickly, to a thick collar around the inside of the glass and a thin film remains on the surface. Minimal lacing

smell; delicious mild citrus fruit sweetness with some tart lemony notes that balances perfectly with warm yeast sweetness, alcohol, and faint hop spice.

taste; fresh apricot ice cream comes to mind. Citrusy hop bitterness holds back a lot of sweetness. Some very slight tart favors and bitter sours in the backround but blend into a yeasty finish.

mouthfeel; very fine carbonation and cream, somehow I get visions of a sauce that is not quite at "Nappé" consistancy. Loose and slick on the way down. A bit sticky on the palate and numbing to the tip of the tongue and back of lips.

drinkability; really complex but light and smooth. The alcohol is unbelievably well hidden, this is a great session drink if one likes getting drunken. Still, have some respect.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 19:28:00 | More by Sachsenfreude
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-06-2012 03:31:02 | More by SourAddict
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brewtus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-14-2013 06:53:33 | More by brewtus
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-03-2013 02:22:40 | More by Wsherry1
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TooGood

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-15-2014 15:19:29 | More by TooGood
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Loki

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe in Lake Buena Vista (aka Orlando), FL with a best before date of 08-06-2006. I think I safely made it before this one went bad, but it was close. JK. Oh and they had the proper glassware for both La Fin Du Monde & Blanche De Chambly.

Poured a hazy, opaque pale yellow-orange with a big, foamy white head. Each sample left streams of lacing all around the glass, but they had some trouble with gravity.

Very fragrant. Roasted malt, yeast, citrus, esters, fruit, and caramel candy all over the nose. There were more scents I couldn't pick out. Very complex, yet very alluring and enticing. The scents could draw you to the end of the world, which is what the name means. (Even says so on the back label.)

The taste is just as complex and enticing as the nose. The pleasure begins with sweet roasted malt and citrus flavors that glide into yeast, dough, and orange savory elements that then dance on your tongue into esters and ever so slight hops for the finish. Medium to medium-full body and a clean finish and transition. A truly wonderful beer and a first rate, top notice contender.

One of the better beers I've had to date. Definitely in the top 20.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 19:07:48 | More by Loki
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tayner

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best before 1-8-10

Pours an apricot yellow with lots of head that retains well, laces okay.

smells of peppery hops mostly, and some fruity esters.

Taste is sweet malt, bready yeast, peppery hops, all pretty well balanced.

There is alot of carbonation in this one which leaves the palate fairly dry.

Drinkability is good for a 9% abv, although after one i had heartburn so that was my limit.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 20:25:49 | More by tayner
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-30-2013 00:14:17 | More by Jacob007
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-08-2013 03:13:10 | More by TheLevi4000
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 22:08:18 | More by plinythederek
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 11:46:01 | More by rkcrozier
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TLove

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber to Chimay glass.

Appearance is orange and amber with a very thin head and loose lacing.

A tad bit of coriander and cinnamon in the smell, with some warm nectarine and a light cherry port scent.

Citrus rolls through to the taste, as does the spice, with a bit of wheat and hoppy acidity, where the malty, subtle alcohol begins to roll in.

Quite delicious in the mouth. Finishes smooth and replenishing to the taste buds. A bit of tartness does not detract in the least from the superior drinkability of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:46:32 | More by TLove
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2013 04:33:27 | More by GratefulEdd
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JDM44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-19-2013 07:17:02 | More by JDM44
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humulusphile

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2013 00:59:14 | More by humulusphile
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-07-2014 23:31:06 | More by WiserBud
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AaronRed

New York

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, what a beer. Lovely white foam slowly makes it way down the glass, inviting you to drink the brew. At first it smelled and tasted more like a triple, the flowery aromas almost startling. But as this beer settlled in the glass, I could smell more the of malt, kind of a crystalized sweetness. I just loved this beer. It was complex and simple- it found the right balance. As it warmed slightly it became even richer, as most beers of this quality will do. An incredibly smooth beer for such high alcohol content. The heavy yeast the intially hit me also subsided, leaving this a wonderfully inviting ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 16:52:26 | More by AaronRed
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LarryV

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another of my favorites from Unibroue. Pours with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Has rather effervescent carbonation. Smell is citrusy with a spicy note to it. Not as creamy of a mouth feel as the Don De Dieu, but I suppose that's partly due to the carbonation. Flavor is citrusy, banana like. There's a spice that I can't quite put my finger on, tastes like allspice to me. This is a wonderful beer for sitting back and relaxing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2002 11:46:25 | More by LarryV
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infi

New York

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

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a translucent yellowish and golden color with minimal head and very little lacing on the lining of glass. Great amount of effervescence from the yeast throughout the duration of being in the glass. It smells pretty yeasty and bready with generous hints of spice and fruit. The alcohol isn't very odorous, but after a few whiffs it's detectable. At first tasting, the initial taste is very smooth and the banana comes into play. In the aftertaste, the yeast and spice becomes palpable. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol is masked very well. You can hardly taste it, but the after effects come into play after a glass or two. The mouthfeel of the beer has a pretty light to medium body feel with little carbonation that lines the mouth and tickles the tongue. Great aftertaste.

La Fin du Monde is definitely a great Tripel with fantastic qualities. Definitely a brew to be noted of and end a night with.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 02:09:28 | More by infi
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have seen this beer on many a shelves, but never gave much thought about grabbing one. Finally I did and man was I missing out.

A: Pours a honey yellow with a slightly deeper core, topped off with a 1+ finger head that displayed little retention. Nice bubbles continue to rise throughout, but little to no lacing was exhibited.

S: Overall sweet, scents of banana, lemon, with nice floral notes. As the scents fade the smell of coriander and some spice dominate, slightly tingling the nose.

T: Wow, best Tripel I've had to date. Tastes were bold but never overwhelming. Typical ingredients like banana, citrus fruits, herbs and spices were present, but I have never drank a beer of this variety that was so balanced. Crazy how much that makes a difference.

M: Medium/light, coats the mouth in a light silky film, tingles the throat when swallowed.

O: A great beer that I will definitely be drinking again in the future. Seriously, if you were like me and passed on this beer in the past, next time grab a bottle, maybe two!

Serving type: growler

09-22-2011 21:50:36 | More by tjkinate
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,801 ratings.