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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,105 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7105
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


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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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Orval chalice.

This famed Tripel pours a hazy dark yellow, bordering on gold. It is topped by a quickly dissipating head of soapy bubbles that fade to an outer ring and leave stringy lace down the glass. Streams of carbonation come from the bottom of the glass. While no head retention to speak of, at least the beer has good color... plus serving it in a chalice looks really nice.

La Fin Du Monde's aroma is absolutely wonderful. Unibroe's famed yeast strain is front and center, giving off scents of clove (and other spices), some banana, and just touch of "funk." There is a bready malt support to all of this, but the most notable aromas are that of banana and apple, potentially with some citrus in the background. A fantastic smelling beer.

The front of the palate is hit with some spicy notes, and coriander and clove specifically come to mind. Following that, a bright fruity sweetness kicks in, with flavors of orange, banana, and green apple, with just a little tartness and sourness underneath. This complex Tripel finishes on a note of residual bready sweetness and some dryness. Beautifully complex and sweet beer.

For such a big beer, the alcohol is very well-hidden, almost dangerously so. While this doesn't drink like a big beer, it will creep up on you. The effervescent and dry body is refreshing to the palate, and the sweetness of the flavor enhances this. The mouthfeel is a little chalky toward the bottom of the glass (due to yeast), but it maintains it pleasant nature throughout.

This is definitely a complex beer, and I'm glad I tried it. It is not for beginners by any means, but it is a must-have for any beer drinker. My introduction to the Tripel style, and certainly not my last.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 21:36:04 | More by Groomsy
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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,105 ratings.