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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,991 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,991
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 439
Gots: 1,407 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

#2 in my Unibroue 6-pack, very exciting.

14 karat gold with a very hazy transparency topped by a 2-finger head (more of a head depending on how skilled the pour). Great lacing lasts and lasts and lasts.

More Belgiumy (yeasty) than the darker Maudite. Sweet spicy fruit (apricot) ester aromas coupled with a sweet suger back. Malts are hard to detect a little if at all, but its a Belgium, baby, so lets all just settle down. A little bit of alcohol pulls through when one really gets their nose in there.

More alcohol than the taste, but not bad. Less apricot and more spiced fruit in general, like an amalgamation of many different non-citrusy (orangeish) fruits i.e. starfruit, mango, plantain, etc. Sweet/sour yeast finish settles on the palate as a nice wrap-up. So nice when it warms up; a warmer temperature brings out the sweet. Also when warmer the clove and cinnamon notes come out. If you don't warm this baby up then you don't know what you are missing, man.

Once again a typical Belgiumish mouthfeel of crisp bubbles and good beer. Light but with texture.

Very drinkable, but the alcohol comes out much more than in the Maudite, its darker sister, and is less complex than Maudite, also. Still, preferable over a delirium Tremens and is quite delicious during hot summer days. A very good brew.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde is "The End of the World" in French.

12 oz bottle Served at cellar temp around 55F in a wine glass.

A: Golden color, slightly cloudy, large head, gong retention and sticky lacing.

S: Pleasant fruit and spice aromas of banana, cloves, no one aroma is overpowering. Very enjoyable aroma. Much less coriander aroma than in most triples, the banana and cloves aromas are also subdued.

T: Begins with pleasant sweet malt, middle is fruit esters from Belgian yeast, finishes with a slight warming and mild bitter finish with spices lingering for a slightly dry finish. ABV well hidden. Flavors increase as it warms.

M: Medium body, very high carbonation - but not too high for the style.

O: An everyday Tripel. Very good, very drinkable, abv hidden very well. My go to Tripel. Very affordable for the style. Not as complex or interesting as some Trappist ales from Belgium - this one is made by everyday brewers, not by monks, but this is very good and about the same price as a "premium domestic". Definitely my favorite Tripel in this price point and I like the simplicity of it.

These are bottle conditioned with high abv so could be cellar-ed. Weather they improve with age is unknown to me although the Unibroue website claims its best after 3 years in the cellar.

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3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dingy, golden yellow with 2 fingers of soft, full pillowy head after a conservative pour. It is non transparent. Lacing is all the way down the glass. Very nice!

S- Vibrant, unripe fruit such as crabapples and maybe cranberries. It is spicy too. Also, there is a somewhat "funky" musky smell there. I do not know what that is, but it kind of throws me off.

T- Candy sugar for sure; it is super sweet. Green apples and oranges are there too. For a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very close to perfect.

D- High. Goes down with ease, maybe a little too much so. The 9.0% will definitely lay your ears back.

Overall- Great brew. Another winner from Unibroue. These guys really have their stuff together. They are one of the most consistant breweries that I have found so far. This beer will definitely be revisited again soon.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle served in an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma.

A: Honey; it poured thick and effervescent but died down to a thick film with constant bubbles rushing up its middle.
S: Earthy bread with white grape and apple juice and a slight twinge of alcohol.
T: This one is sweet and laces your mouth; apple juice with a finish of earthy alcohol that slowly crisps in the mouth.
M: Ginger ale carbonation slowly wisps away the syrup mouthfeel.
D: Very high, especially considering the heavy 9% alcohol by volume standing.

Overall, this is a great tripel. Its light, sweetened taste masks the hefty alcohol.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours yellow orange with a white head that is effervescent and not extraordinarily long lasting. No lace, in fact Duvel is much prettier.

Spicy clove, coriander and pepper aromas on top of some subtle sweet malt notes and noble hops.

Refreshingly tart, spicy and strong. The alcohol is there, so is a bit of farm funkiness, alot of spiciness and a pleasant hop bitterness all supported by a solid malt backbone.

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Dated: Doesn't make sence with with Unibroue says.
From LCBO, 750ml

G: Chalie

A: Hazy yellow-orange body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Moderate retention, dissipated into a thin head and leaves good lacing. Typical for the style - with the yeast mixed.

S: Citrus, yeast, wheat and banana. Great mix of flavours, all are pleasant and distinct.

T: Citrus and the wheat/yeast mixture are the most prominent. Banana and cloves follow along. Great taste, and no sense of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied and high carbonation. A very foamy texture in the mouth and leaves a sticky yeast presence. Odd aftertastes, but it goes well with the beer.

D: I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I can appreciate it. It's amazing for what it is and at an excellent price point.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,991 ratings.