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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,930 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,930
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,344 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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 yankeej13
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of flipdog0
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gr0g
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

Photo of Doublicious
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hautacam
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great one !
Poured out a hazy , slightly orange gold...a very active head ( it was bubbling out of the neck ).Head settles down to a collar in a Duvel chalice.
Smells very fruity with some clove and yeast...really nice.
Taste is fantastic...especially as it warms up...very complex..must be every tangy fruit flavor I've ever had blended into this..balanced very well with clove, alcohol, sugar and hops.
Mouthfeel is light-medium with a pretty smooth, velvety, micro carbonation. Great.
Very drinkable...another amazing Unibroue...boy , can they make beer!

Photo of BeanBone
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A thoroughly hazy golden-orange body capped by a mountain of fluffy white head that recedes slowly and leaves great lacing. Certainly a Belgian looking beer.

Aroma: Cloves, floral perfume, juicy citrus, golden fruit, grainy malt, Belgian yeast, and medium alcohol.

Flavor: A mix of golden fruit, pepper, mild hops, and medium alcohol character over sweet wheat-like pale malt. Everything is nicely balanced. Golden fruit, grainy malt, and mild booze in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied and creamy with medium-high carbonation and a dry finish. Some nice heat from the alcohol.

Drinkability: Surprisingly drinkable, this goes back quicker than the ABV would lead you to believe.

Verdict: A thoroughly satisfying experience, La Fin du Monde is complex, delicate, and well balanced. Who knew the Canadians were crafting such great Belgian beers this whole time?

Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a orange/yellow golden clear colour. Incredibly easy to drink. This is 9%? Seriously? No hint of the alc.% at all. Very solid beer all around. Definately a fruity taste to the after taste. Very nice beer from Canada.

Photo of ejh06752
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jmw4437
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lupe
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale-straw color with tons of medium sized bubbles that float up to the huge, pure white, frothy head. Appearance is wonderful and does have nice rings of wispy lace and good head retention. Fruity, cider-like aroma with pepper and yeast. Medium bodied and very smooth on the palate. Starts with a sweet maltiness that makes way for clove and peppery flavors. Very complex, finishes slightly dry with some hop flavor. The alcohol is hidden very well, almost too well as after a few bottles of this tasty treat you won't be able to stand.

Photo of Padron4KM
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a thick creamy smooth off white head.
lots of champange like carbonation. Not much lace.

Aroma is fruity, yeasty, bready, orangy.

Flavor is citrusy, spicy,fruity, with a little bit of hops on the end. warming alcohol.

Champange like mouthfeel, bubbly but with a creamy quality to the finish.

Photo of beerman207
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours an orange color with a huge head and some very good retention leaving a nice white skim after about 3 minutes. LIttle to no lacing.

S- Picking up banana, pear, apple, coriander, and perhaps even clove.

T- Lemon, alcohol, apple, clove, yeast, very complex. Spicy! Nice.

M- Definately has some carbonation but nice. The alcohol leaves the throat warm and reminds you that it's 9%.

D - This is how a tripel should be made. I haven't had many but this is by far the best. It is in the top 100 for good reason. The alcohol is a bit high to get this a 5 but I can forgive the high alcohol here because it tastes VERY good!

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smells of sour yeast and banana. A fairly clean nose.

Taste is banana up front with a nice chewy bready malt middle. A very nice sting from the carbonation with some bitter spice notes - clove. An excellent beer, maybe not a lot going on, but the few notes are played excellently and come together in a beautiful harmony of flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Avagadro
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden in color, and quite hazy, LFDM holds its head well, and displays marvelous lacing.

S: Clove, rose, and banana are well presented.

T: Off-dry, with notes of honey, clove, and golden delicious apple.

M: Light in body and oh-so effervescent.

D: A standby throughout the US for those who love Belgian brews, but hate the import price. Unibroue does an outstanding job of recreating the Belgian style, while keeping things affordable. Definitely worth a shot.

Photo of MSL94
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of cdizinno
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml brown bottle, a best before date on the back label(10-01-11).
2-25-09 update - Had a 12oz and it has a much spicier scent and flavor, clearer golden-yellow, but just as good!

A: Foamy off white head. Cloudy, golden-yellow straw color.

S: Heavy sugar citrus scent. Slight clove and spice scents.

T&M: clove spiciness with some sweetness. Medium-heavy bodied with fruity flavors. Slightly dry finish.

Notes: Definitely my favorite of the "Unibroue" ales.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,930 ratings.