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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Fin du Monde was developed through 18 months of research on a unique strain of yeast originating from Europe. It is brewed in honor of the intrepid European explorers who believed they had reached the “end of the world” when they discovered North America ‘the new world’. This triple-style golden ale recreates the style of beer originally developed in the Middle Ages by trappist monks for special occasions and as such it was the first of its kind to be brewed in North America.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2,924
Ratings:
9,843
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
21.11%
 
 
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Photo of mtwentz
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer!
Anyway, the foam of the pour looked like the cheap foam filling from a crappy pillow. Grease from my beard or face may have caused it to dissipate so quickly.
It looks like gold you'd drink from the chalice of the lord. (I probably should have written this review before tasting.)
The taste is the best kind of fruity: like some kind of hand soap or chapstick you wish was the frosting on your cupcake (see: Pre de Provence Agrumes soap: Grapefruit laden with sugar.). It also has a spiciness that paves the way for the mellowing off-dry finish.
All-in-all deliciousnessisity.

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Photo of Tsull123
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%

This is great beer.

I really wished i had reached for this instead of Molson XXX on my Senior class trip to Montreal in '99. I had a Molson XXX and swore i'd never have another "Gasoline and piss frenchie beer" for the rest of my life.

It's almost sessionable at 9% in my opinion. The aftertaste is hanging around a bit much, and there's a warming in my far lower abdomen, but other than that this goes down EXCEPTIONALLY smooth.

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very unique spicy flavor that goes perfectly with the hops. The beer could stand to be a little darker but taste is what's important and this is in a class of its own

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Photo of Soybomb
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance:Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow with a big frothy head that drops to a ring of foam that leaves slight lacing on the glass. Each drink brings more bubbles up from the class.

smell: Popping the cork brought out cidery and spicy smells. A little fruit smell was also present once I got it into the glass.

taste and mouthfeel: Smooth and some sweetness from malts. Moderately high carbonation gives it a little bite on the finish, along with alcoholic warmth. Has a spicy taste with a light bitterness.

notes: Not near as much yeast and fruit flavor as I was expecting from this beer. Nice with alot of flavors that need to thought about to really pick out of the beer. Good, but probably not my favorite style of beer to begin with.

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Photo of onehomesickalien
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I have become quite fond of most Unibroue beers and this is no exception. I tend to lean to more dark styles, but this one has a very rich flavor. I will definitely have this one again, and again.

A - Nice golden/yellow haze looking beer. I thought it had a better head retention than some previous reviews. I sipped this one for an hour and it kept it's head all the way down.

S - Leaned a bit yeast/malt with a citrus and alcohol overtone.

T - Fairly complex. Apple, citrus and a fairly strong clove taste reminiscent of Victory's Golden Monkey but more balanced. Alcohol is strong, but intense flavors balance everything out.

M - Perfect feel and carbonation. Very nice.

D - Exceptional taste but a bit flavorful and strong to be drunk in quantity.

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Photo of soultrain19
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful cloudy pale gold. With a vigorous pour the head was hearty but dissipated quickly without any lace.

It has a strong floral bouquet highlighted with hints of citrus.

You could really taste the orange peel but it is balanced with a pleasant slightly sour aftertaste.

The light carbonation is very crisp and starts sharp on the tongue and slowly softens.

Overall an incredibly easy drinking beer. A beautiful mix of sweet and sour with that delightful crispness.

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Photo of Farrell
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What could one possibly say about La Fin Du Monde?

That it's delicate subtly is only matched by its underlining complexity?

That the scent of ripe fruit rewards the drinker with unparalleled spice and yeast notes?

That the tulup glass fills magnificently with the golden elixir to showcase it world class appearance?

Or that it's 9% ABV is masked so masterfully that even the most jaded drinker will be impressed by its drinkability?

With that said La Fin Du Monde is easily one of the best triples ever brewed and makes a strong case for itself to be one of the best beers ever brewed. Its craftsmanship rivals that of even the top genuine Belgium breweries.

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Photo of gloriousglo2
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was this orangy-yellow color, it smelled great, a sorta fruity taste. It had a big head on it. The bottle has this fancy silver foil that envelops the cap, giving this brew a regal air. I originally got this as part of their variety pack. Coulda done without that apple flavored stuff, though....

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Photo of franktheman
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I first bought this beer at the store, I thought it would have a very strong taste due to the high alchool content. WRONG! This beer is like a Leffe Blond, but 40X better! It is a bit sweet, nice smell, good carbonation! This is simply a wonderful beer to have! WARNING: Do not drink it too fast! ----I would definitely recommend this beer to a friend!

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Photo of dcx10music
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow and very hazy. medium white head that fizzles away pretty quickly.

S - Very bright and clean fruity scent. It's sweet, but not too sweet, and is balanced perfectly with a little boozy zing.

T - Outstanding. Starts out with a mild, somewhat pear-like sweetness with a little bit of a tanginess coming in later. Really clean and appetizing.

M - Smooth and thick, maybe erring a little on the side of too much. Still very pleasing.

D - Easy to down, but the booziness and thickness make me a little reserved to go back for a second.

Notes - A wonderful Belgian tripel. This beer is what helped me overcome my initial distaste for Belgians, and is one that I keep coming back to time and time again.

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Photo of DarthRadb
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color, Hazy and Creamy looking. Not much head and what does form from the pour disappears quickly, leaves a nice lace of head on the outer edge and lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell - Fruity with a mild Hop background. Green Apple mixed with Bananas.

Taste - Light and refreshing at first, then a big fruit taste, followed up with a mild hop finish. Slight Warming from the 9% ABV, but not offensively strong, just enough of a warming to let you know this is a Triple.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and Delicious, very smooth with a very nice fruity aftertaste.

Drinkabilitly - Very Drinkable, I found myself sipping this beer and savoring it, instead of wanting to gulp it down. A really great Beer.

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

Lemony taste. Nice and frothy. Goes really well with bready cheesey food. Does not overpower what you are eating and washes it down nicely. Nice light in color. Finish is pleasant. We get so many bad beers from Canada, it is nice to get a truly exceptional beer from north of the border

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Photo of marybrooke
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I buy this in 750ml bottles from Wegmans for $7.99, although they do have 4-packs available as well. I have seen some reviews mention carbonation issues - I have had one bottle that seemed a little "flat" but the rest have had a good, medium amount of carbonation with a nice fluffy head.

It has a delicious, malty flavor with orange and coriander. The high alcohol content is well-hidden. This has easily become my current favorite beer.

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Photo of BJ1833
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle

Appearance: Pale golden color with a thin white, quickly fading head.

Smell: Aroma is malty with a presence of ripe fruit. A slight yeasty bread smell with a faint alcoholic odor.

Taste: A malty, yeasty flavor mixed with dark fruit flavors (plum & dates). Alcohol can be easily tasted, but definitely not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but maybe a little bit overcarbonated. A lighter body than expected with a smooth slightly dry finish.

Overall this is a great brew. A very good representation of the Triple style. This is definitely one of my favorite belgian style ales.

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Photo of debaniel
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

purchased (surprisingly) at the local supermarket - pretty good price for a 4-pack...

container and bottles say it is 'triple fermented' - being a big fan belgian strong ales and triple-brewed stuff, i figured i'd give it a go...

served in a snifter glass lightly chilled...

Appearance - cloudy golden color, like dark honey... decent one-inch head forms and dissipates surprisingly quickly but leaves a nice ring and thin layer of bubbles on top...

Smell - mmm... very nice... fruity bananas, apples, and a touch of distinct spice at the end... some alcohol in the nose as well - to be expected from a 9% brew...

Taste - like an intensified version of the smell... lots of bananas and spice, there is just so much going on here... i'm sipping it slowly, and by now it is room temp... the flavor does a little jig on your tongue, and lingers for quite some time... this is a great beer...

Mouthfeel - This is perhaps where this beer stands out the most. It has a lot of fruitiness, but no overly-thick mouthfeel... sometimes a beer that is this fruity leaves a bit too much thickness on the tongue, but this has a wonderful dry finish. the appropriately high level of carbonation is a big help here as well. Very well done.

Drinkability - Dangerously Drinkable. As a 9% brew, you could get yourself in over your head very quickly here. The dry finish is what makes this so easy to drink - you have all the fruit flavors with none of the heaviness to weigh things down...

Overall - Bravo. If you are looking for a bubbly companion for the evening, maybe something that has all the fruit of a triple and drinkability of a Duvel, this is your beer.

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Photo of 6470zzy
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer was a 12 ounce bottle from a 4 pack purchased from Kappy's Liqours in Falmouth MA. $8.99 for the 4 pack.

Appearance: It reminded me exactly of a cloudy clover honey,the golden color was quite beautiful. The bottle was a borderline "gusher" and produced a monster fluffy white head.

Smell: Slightly floral with hints of herb.

Taste: What really hit me was the sweetness of this brew, once again the honey analogy. The aftertaste had a hint of mint and a very slight hop which was very slight in my opinion. I had no burn from the 9% alcohol, in fact had I not know from reading the bottle I wouldnt have believed it.

Mouthfeel: Creamy would about sum it up nicely I should think, creamy and smooth.

Notes: Overall a fine beer, I dont think I would want to partake in multiples of this one in a session though, not for the alcohol content mind you , but more for the pervading sweetness of the drink. I tasted none of the tartness that some of the other reviewers detected however I still have 3 brews to go so I shall update the review as needed.

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Photo of Shamgar
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful uneducated decision picking this 22oz. bomber up.

appearance: cloudy(yeasty) golden color. nice frothy head with not much lacing.

smell: bananna, yeast, coriander, hints of lemon.

taste: sweet with a touch of bitter dryness in the finish. Small hops addition is in their with the yeast and sweet malts. Delightfully tasty.

mouthfeel: medium bodied. smooth with a kind a velvet feel. I experience this in other belgian beers I have tried (chimay). Probably the best Belgian offering I have had to date.

drinkability: the abv (9%) is the only probelm with this, otherwise I could drink it all day. long.

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Photo of TheKtulu7
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very cloudy yellow with a frothy white head that disappears pretty quickly. First impression of smell was of wet socks, but then the malts and spices came through. Tastes include bananas, cloves, grass, and various herbs. A frothy and very carbonated mouthfeel gives this beer a pretty enjoyable drinkability.

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Photo of Kvlterbm
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle to snifter.

A: Pale, straw-like yellow. Fluffy white head that disappeared quickly. Very hazy.

S: Spiced fruit. Great spice aroma with notes of apple skin and pear. Smells fantastic.

T: Follows the nose very well. Clove spiciness up front, with the fruit sweetness following behind. Some definite malt sweetness and yeast esters on the tongue. Gives a great warming feeling, and a very slight bitterness.

M: Crisp, creamy, high carbonation.

D: Aside from the warming feeling you get drinking this, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all. Extremely drinkable.

A fantastic Tripel. Definitely of the same caliber as the Westmalle Tripel. I'll be buying more of this very soon.

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Photo of BurgerJones
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy straw with small white head leaving little lacing.

Aroma floral, yeast, clove.

Taste is balanced, spice I can't place, bit sweeter than most tripels I've had.

Mouthfeel medium body, nice carbonation, pleasantly sating without being too much.

Overall, solid tripel.

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Photo of gobseulmuhri
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is one of my favorites. Ironically I haven't tried a real belgian tripel from belgium yet, but I've tried most of the other varieties so far (Dubbel, Quad, Saison, Pale).

Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a stemless wine glass.

It pours beautifully with a white 1.5 inch head. The color is a translucent glossy gold which looks very pleasant indeed! There is a fair amount of retention which reduces to a constant 8th inch head throughout the glass.

The smell is what is expected of a good tripel - banana, malt, ester, belgian yeast, sugars, mild citrius, and an ever present hint of alcohol. very pleasant and warming.

The taste is packed with complex flavors - a fruity/floral hop front which is balanced by a subtle malt back ground all encompassed by the typical, delicious belgian yeast flavor. There's a good bit of sugary flavor, but it's nothing close to cloying or overwhelming. Amazingly pleasant. There's also a slight bit of alcohol in the back end which warms everything up without being harsh or unpleasant.

the mouthfeel is medium thick and luxurious accompanied by plenty of carbonation. it's so satisfying and really begs for another sip. i have to admit it gets me tipsy quite quickly, but if I could, I would drinks all night long, glass after glass.

For me, the la fin du monde is the epitome of beer. world class indeed!

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Photo of Good_Ale84
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first EVER true craft beer, tried at a pub in Dallas TX a few years back. Poured from bottle, beautiful golden appearance with nice bright white foamy thick head, and almost perfect taste. Subtle high abv, great taste of malts and yeast, very subtle sweet citrus flavor, beatiful lacing down the glass. Very, very nice. Great beer for "the end of the world" ;)

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Photo of jrjohnso
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

purchased at Magnolia's Wines and Liquors in Chatham, NJ.

what an amazing beer!

pours an unassuming cloudy golden hue. aroma of belgium candy sugar, spicy sweetness.

taste matches the aroma, complex flavor that masks the 9% abv well

The best example of a belgium tripel I've had. completely enjoyable experience to sit down with one of these.

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Photo of david23
2.5/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very nice packaging is the best I can say about this brew. Having read the other reviews I had to check the bottle again to be sure we are talking about the same thing. Aroma was pleasant although not very pronounced. Carbonation was disconcerting and left the tongue tingling. Perhaps I just don't like this style but it appeared to be someones kid sister's attempt at making champagne in her Easy-Bake oven.

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Photo of Ivanthehero
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is my second favorite beer ever. Aventinus wins by and eylash

Pours a beautiful mix of golden orange and red in my stolen La Fin Du Mond tulip.

Smell-sweet citrus fruits and orange candy.

Taste-orange and lemon elements that make this both sweet and slightley tart at the finish. Hold on, I'm letting it warm up a little. Mmmm, nice balance with the malt backbone and a toungue tingaling spice kick as the flavors exit stage left. This beer just makes me all warm and happy.

Mouthfeel-I am a sucker for those little toungue tickling bubbles. There is also a juiceyness that I haven't seen since wiehstephaner's hefe. Each sip makes your mouth water for more.

Drinkability-I really enjoy just sipping this beer for several reasons. One, the carbonation is really nice, but only for sipping, and two, the beer changes from a refreshing citrus quencher when cold to a sweet/spicey body warmer as it heats up.

I wish I could drink this everyday.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,924 ratings.