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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,158 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,158
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 349
Gots: 888 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured into a Rochefort chalice.

A: Pours a golden honey color, as cloudy as a witbier. Thin off-white head (it's a chalice) with excellent retention and fine lace.

S: Spicy, fruity, sweet, yeasty malts. Pepper is the main spice, banana and pear in the fruit spectrum.

T: Pepper and cinnamon, citrusy (mellow orange) fruit, smidge of apricot, sweet malt. All the notes you expect in a tripel, in splendid balance. Long and lingering finish maintains the spice and sweetness together. Some soft minerals, as well as a slightly whipped cream flavor, tie the flavor and mouthfeel together.

M: On the light side of medium body, excellent carbonation gives a creamy and billowy mouthfeel. Suave.

O: Pure delight and joy. One of my favorite tripels, or favorites of any style for that matter. Ridiculously inexpensive for the quality of brew. Have been enjoying this for many years, and hope to have at least as many yet ahead.

AmericanGothic, Apr 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

SammyJaxxxx, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

jbdpsu82, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

xseanprimex, Apr 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of abcsofbeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured into a tulip glass, this exceptional brew comes out an orange ade color that is pretty cloudy. It is topped by a frothy white head, about 2 fingers high. The head retention and lacing is very good.

The aroma is of banana, apple and vanilla that is full on strong and aromatic. This ale has a very distinct and wonderful floral bouquet, to steal a description from some fine wines.

The flavor is an apple tartness and lingering hop spiciness. I detect some other fruits in there too, maybe raisins. The mouthfeel is bold, with a full body accompanied by very nice tartness and tanginess. There is some warming alcohol flavor toward the bottom of the glass and this one finishes strong.

abcsofbeer, Mar 29, 2007
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3.8/5  rDev -12%

a: two fingers of bubbly long-lasting fluffy white head sits on a cloudy rust colored body; gorgeous

s: sweet sugar is the first to hit the nose followed by scents of pears and apples followed by spices and just a hint of alcohol

t: a lot dryer than i would have thought; raw wheat and grains is predominant followed by some cidery/vinegary fruit flavors; winter spices and alcohol round out the taste.

m: pretty creamy and a little syrupy with light carb

d: for me this is not the most flavorful tripel but still a very good offering with some interesting and complex flavors

hoegaardenhero, Mar 04, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

bouteille brune de 750ml, bouchon de liège

belle bière blonde trouble, la mousse se dissipe rapidement mais elle est très belle, petit nez de levure, belle pointe épicée en bouche, belle longueur, l'alcool se fait sentir, moins épicé que la don de dieu, moins bonne aussi, je la préfère aussi.

rodenbach99, Nov 22, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

twizzbeatz, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BrewClint, Nov 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

HopGrazer, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Marked best before 5/20/07, cellared by me almost a year.

Hazy yellow with a short lived head and really no lacing at all. Huh?

Smell is spicy with some phenol alcohol and a slight apple rind fruityness. Light and fulfilling.

Taste is spicy alcohol with some apple and citrus. Reminiscient of Duvel with a lot more alcohol presence. Detracts from the mouthfeel a bit due to the burn.

Very drinkable, although I have no idea why I didn't get a nice frothy head. Alcohol will get even more dominate when it warms.

KoG, Jun 17, 2005
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4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

A- Slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a large off white head. Head is long lasting and leaves distinct rings of lace on the glass.

S- Sweet fruits, apple, clove, spice, floral and alcohol notes are present.

T- Sweet apple followed by a clove and pepper bite. Slight bitterness of hops follows and this finishes out with a warming sensation of the alcohol. Nicely balanced very complex in character and taste, lots of subtleness to this one.

M- Smooth and creamy. Medium in body and well carbonated. Finish has a little kick of the carbonation as well as a slight hop bite and dryness.

D- Way too drinkable for 9% ABV. Well balanced and well done.

Sip this not only for the subtle flavors but also out of respect for the potency.

ToddT, Jul 14, 2009
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4.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Before I start this review, a big THANKS to my sister and brother-in-law for this sampling.

750 ml bottle that is corked and caged

Appearance: Cloudy, golden in color, with a full white head that holds well

Smell: Light sweet citrus fruit and spice aroma

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste same as smell, spicy sweet fruity and yeasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a MUST try for Belgian Strong Pale Ale lovers! It leaves you wanting another.

La Fin Du Monde goes well with fish and chips, although, I think it would go well with anything. This brew sure lives up to its reputation – Canadians have a winner here.

bushbeer75, Feb 24, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hannydawg, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

mcc1654, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jawneyt, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

drinkAK, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

charlesjwinkler, Mar 21, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,158 ratings.