La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#866
Reviews:
3,058
Ratings:
10,376
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
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2,494
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Reviews: 3,058 | Ratings: 10,376
Photo of Drinker-Diary
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

★★★★½
Ça y est, la fin du monde est arrivée!
Cher Journal... Ça y est, la fin du monde est arrivée! Courez pour aller vous procurer cette délicieuse bière bien de chez nous. Avec son nez rempli d'épices et sa bouche légèrement houblonnée aux saveurs d'oranges, elle vous donnera l'envie de dire: "enfin je peux mourir". Bien qu'il n'y ait rien de mieux que de trépasser alors que nous sommes encore en boisson...

★★★★½
That's it, the end of the world has come!
Dear Diary... That's it, the end of the world has come! Run to get this delicious beer from us. With its spicy nose and slightly hoppy mouth with orange flavours, it will make you want to say: "Finally I can die". Although there is nothing better than to pass away while we are still drinking...

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Photo of harrypowers
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orangy yellow with an off white head. Light body for a tripel. Tastes of yeast and citrus. I am guessing there some wheat malt in the mix. One of my favorites.

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Photo of officerbill
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncorked a "best by 2/27/21" bottle and poured into a St. Bernardus goblet, 2 1/2 servings in the bottle.

Dark amber/gold color with a thick dark tan head, that quickly turned to lace, and good carbonation.

Smelled like a freshly baked fruit bread; yeasty, fruity (apple, pear, plum, raisin...), spicy (nutmeg, sugar, clove), with a little lemon & orange zest.

Tasted like it smelled with the addition of a multi-note malt. Feels full in your mouth and almost too sweet before the citrus kicks in and cleans everything up with a dryish finish.

This is a complex beer meant for savoring rather than quenching your thirst (although it will do that).

Possibly the best North American tripel and probably the best widely available tripel.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Its a bit hazy golden color, fluffy white foam that lasts and leave serious lacing. Smells like Belgian yeast, and doughy malts, all the normal fruit and spice character Belgian yeast should bring to a beer. Strong traditional Belgian flavor without the off flavors. Highly carbonated and a bit dry on the finish. Best Belgian style beers outside Belgium.

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

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Opaque, hazy golden hue with a very thick, creamy head with great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Yeast, fruit esters, and wheat upfront. Notes of banana, cloves, nectarine, nutmeg, spices, lemon rind, honey, apple, and pear.

Notes of yeast, banana, lemon rind, pear, sugar, and honey are upfront, followed by much of the aromatic notes mentioned. Many sweet flavors present, however, and importantly, I believe the honey and lemon rind really help balance the palette by adding smoothness and zest for an overall good composition. Moderate-high carbonation, really smooth head and feel.

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Photo of Moohing
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful Belgian triple. Unibroue does these classic styles so well. These bottles tend to be crazy carbonated, I'm guessing due to the bottle conditioning.

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Photo of spectru
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy light amber with a big white frothy head; a good rich aroma, a little bready; Smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonation; Mild flavor, nice, tasty, easy drinking. Only the slightest hint of its 9% ABV.

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Photo of RockHop
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a unique beer that stands out from other Belgians. A hazy gold gray hue with creamy head that lingers a bit. It’s boozy, spicy, and has clear tropical notes of mango or guava, maybe even marshmallow. An unusual and complex flavor profile. Definitely get grainy yeasty flavors too. Peppery on the tongue and good body. It grows on you. Drank right after a Duvel, which is n incomparable beer, but this is a great one too.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 750mL bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is a cloudy orange color with a tall foamy near-white head that sticks around for a while.

S: Nice, bright citrus - orange, lemon rind, spice. Some bread malt in there with a nice sweet yeasty aroma.

T: Citrus peel and light fruits dominate, along with a slight bready malt in the back. There is also a light banana and pineapple note in there, and more varied fruits and spices come out as the beer warms a bit more.

F: Crisp and carbonated.

Overall: This is a solid tripel, but not my favorite either in style or from this brewery. A good version of the style; accessible and very drinkable for its strength. It's a good choice, even if there are better ones to be had.

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Photo of Karpuk
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue's flagship beer, packed with flavor and mystery. A pretty unique tripel with a whole-mouth feel and strong aromas. The yeasty bottom is worth swirling for the last of the pour, giving nice hazy lines in a glass.
FDM is well-worth aging for 6-24 months at room temperature. Best enjoyed at or slightly below room temperature, definitely not rocky-mountain cold.

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Photo of C-Stockwell
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: opaque light orange with an impressive off-white head that remains for a good duration
S: malt, tangy, and molasses
T: semi-sweet, slight coffee hint, and chocolate
F: refreshing with great carbonation, like a quality champagne or a soda

Most people probably wouldn't associate a 9% ABV beer with the word "refreshing", but La Fin du Monde is a refreshing beer. La Fin du Monde is not a copy of a Belgian tripel, but is an improvement on the style. This beer is a must if you are a Belgian-style beer fan.

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Photo of Helluvaz
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold color with creamy head
N: fruity, citrus-like scent. Lemon-y sweet scent. Fresh hop. Pine. Great scent. A little cider-like. Excellent.
T: reminds me of cider on the first sip with a saison-like feel. Rich body, fruity but not sour. Citrus, pineapple, lemon, fresh berry, guava.
F: Smooth, not dry. Great finish.
Overall: beautifully brewed, easy to drink. Slightly like, not as complex and hoppy, but a very good beer.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

been on my 'to buy' list for quite a while. poured from a 12 oz into a tulip a nice orange/gold with a huge creamy head, a few sheets of sticky lacing scrape behind and a foam cap rests atop. nose is full of fruits, ranging from bananas to apples/pears and some darker fruits. bits of funky yeast follow behind and some clove like spiciness. those fruits stick on the tongue, lots of nice pear flavors on top. funk comes through a bit more but never overpowers and the spice just keeps everything else from getting too sweet. drinks wonderfully smooth, an alcohol bite becomes more prominent as it warms but never enough to slow the drinking down. nicely carbonated and medium bodied. might get a pack just to have it around for a bit.

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Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Incredible weight. At first the taste didn't really came to me, but soon after, all the flavors and spices blends in with your tongue and you are just amazed by its body. Not my no.1 type of Triple ale but lovable. So dark.

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Photo of webcat
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

La fin du monde, Chambly, quebec. This is my favorite, unibroue, beer. I love the smell, heavy carbonation, gorgeous lacing, 9% ABV. Be careful, this beer is so easy to drink, it could easily creep up on you. I usually have a 750 ml bottle, and I'm good, two 750 ml, and I'm close to drunk. Never drank 3, 750 ml's, I would not dare. This is by far one of my most delicious favorite beers, by Unibroue, I love the fruitiness, like apples, pears, some banana, corriander, which masks the strong alcohol. You taste a bit of hopps , but not too much, just the right flavor. I also like, Trois Pistoles, Don De Dieu. Emphemere, {apple} Uniboue, is the next best thing to Belgium Abbey Style Beers, I love Leffe, {Expensive}. Unibroue, These guys know how to brew, good beer. {period} Have one and see for yourself. If it really came down to the end of the world, This is what I would be drinking, with family and friends. { what a beautiful way to a tasteful end} Enjoy, CHEERS!

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Photo of jjholmes
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The first “craft beer” I tried, back in 1998. I shared a bomber with a university mate and we were stunned. Twenty years and god knows how many beers later and it’s still my favourite. I love a lot of beer styles — pale, IPA, sour, scotch, brown, stout, etc — but tripels will always be special to me thanks to this beauty.

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Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely spectacular! Delicious profile of yeast, bananas, and spice. The high ABV will sneak up on you—but that's not a bad thing! In my opinion one of the best of the style. The realm of Belgian tripels is one you can get lost in. Would recommend to anyone and everyone who likes beer. A must have. CHEERS!

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Photo of Tomahock
3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Color in the glass doesn’t match the spice on the pallet. A little bitter, a lot of spice. Dry. A bit heavy in the loose carbonation. Almost like a soda carbonation. The head tells the same story. Not fine creamy bubbles. Bigger, harder bubbles that dissipate quickly. Annnnnnyway... it’s good. But a little contrived.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is hazy and unfiltered, colour of apricot flesh, capped by a fine, off-white head with a few minutes retention and sticky lacing.
Aroma is lovely fruity yeast - banana, dates, pear.
Plenty of butterscotch and toffee on the palate, rich without being sugary sweet, it's a luxurious taste & feel. Velvety mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation, with a fine effervescence. Perfectly dry finish, and no sign of the high ABV, leaves you hungering for another sip. I get a lighter sense of figs, apple cider,

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.18/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Admittedly, I don't like the style. Aroma & flavour both dominated by puckering belgian/brett. I can get some hints of pleasurable spicy and fruity tastes, but the brett flavour makes each sip somewhat unenjoyable. High grades for this, but not for me.

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Photo of PicantePinguino
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What comes to mind here is “balanced.” Nothing about this is overbearing - wonderfully fruity and spicy with a subtle alcohol bite. Simultaneously easy to drink and complex. I’d absolutely get this again.

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Photo of GaryG7
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. It tastes just like the ones made in Belgium. Very few bars and restaurants carry it, but I have been able to find it at a mega store. I haven't found it available on draft, only in bottles.

The carbonation is low (that's a good thing in my mind). The taste is slightly sweet. Overall, it's a smooth beer that you have to be careful with because of the ABV.

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Photo of badgerbeer1
2.65/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I am biased as I am not big fan of belgium ales. I had high hopes for this as had in french restaurant with great glass. Beer looked good but taste was typical Belgium. Thus, not a fan but again i dont care for the style going into drinking it

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Photo of Mysticmage
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Currently ranked third in all of Canada, will this one make even the end of the world seem great...let's find out shall we. Poured into a tulip class from the less popular 341mL bottle over the larger true brainbuster, this one is a true tripel with massive collar and extreme effervescence just the way I like it with soft golden hues with only slight opaqueness - grand. Smells as a tripel should - grassy hops but far subtler than many triples so it eases you in to it's embrace. The taste evolves over time. The longer you go, the softer and fruitier the taste. Enjoy in soft pear, apple balanced with malts and slight spice - a truly balanced yet complex range here. Finishes exceptionally smooth with a low ABU of 18 but don't forget a 9.0 on the Richter Scale. At 10 dollars for 4 I find this a steal. Time for some U2 so you can talk to me "about the end of the world"....

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Photo of rvisual
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just Wow. Enjoyed a 750 mL bottle on 2 visits to Le Café de la Brûlerie in Granby QC. Really really nice, may be a bit high on the alcohol content for some but otherwise a totally satisfying experience.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,376 ratings