La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue

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From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #2
ABV:
9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,021
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
3,149
Ratings:
7,511
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2022
Added:
Jun 23, 1998
Wants:
  748
Gots:
  2,562
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: 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.
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Ratings by McSeal:
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Rated by McSeal from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 16, 2022
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle best before 08/06/24 into a 12oz tulip glass.
L: Pours medium dull apricot gold w bright edges, a smooth rounded creamy 1/2" or roughly 12.6.5mm white head, very good retention, very active lively carbo, random spotty lacing.
S: Yeast, a hint of pastry dough, banana, clove, light alcohol w warming.
T: Lots of palate flavor, yeast, grains, caramelized malts, banana, clove, a hint of peach, green apple, moderately fruity, a suggestion of yellow bread, light alcohol w warming.
F: Fizzy, lofty, med-heavy and slightly assertive feel w a med-length finish that is moderately drying, clean over all and slightly warming.
O: A full flavored and beautiful tasting Tripel with an elegant feel & finish. Though clean and less earthy, it is up there with some classic Belgian Tripels. It is world-class in its style.
Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by PSanger from Connecticut

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by FeelsBadJuju

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pretty mild flavors and large head but fantastic sipper. Honestly the best beer for the price. I've found it in so many shops so it's always easy to pick up. Do not even think about buying it in a can though. Completely different beer when it's bottled versus in a can.
Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Oct 01, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.03 by KT3418 from Colorado

Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Hazy and golden, huge head dies at moderate rate, sits there at low level for a hot minute. Smell is good, nice hops. I don’t like this beer’s flavor, something off putting as with most Unibroue products, not sure what it is. Average feel and finish. Would rather not drink again.
Sep 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by bkwagie

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Aug 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was made in Belgium, right? Wait—Canada? Ok, so it is the best Belgian style beer ever made in Canada. Full stop. Deserves all the accolades and popularity.
Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep and rich orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 10. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong and complex aromas of orange citrus, bread, bananas, and Belgian spices. A candied sweetness underneath.

Flavor: Strong flavors of rich bread notes, a sweet yeast that leaves flavors of citrus, grapes, banana, and Belgian spices of clove and coriander. A light astringency. Then a sweet and bready finish.

Feel: A heavier-body. Strong carbonation and yeast. A soft, full mouthfeel. Surprisingly clean for the sweet body. (4.25+)

Overall: A top-of-the-line Tripel here. I haven't had a good one in a while. This one reminded me what I was missing. Authentic. Nails the aromas and flavors. A nice balance of citrus, banana, and bread spice. A full, soft, yet clean mouthfeel. All aspects are top tier here. (Rating: 4.30)
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.81 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Jul 15, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.26 by HomeBrewerJeff from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2022
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Rated by Grayson-M

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fantastic
Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Eychung from New York

Jun 20, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.07 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy, glowing golden body with a dense, even head.
S: Soft and sweet. Cracker, pear, honey, apricot, and faint spices.
T: Less soft. A burst of citrus, then floral hops; apricot, yeast, sweet in the body, hints of spice, and bready, woody notes on the finish.
F: High carbonation, with a very dry finish.
O: It’s a great beer, but the best tripel out there? I suspect there are better.
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by Mgrush

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.61 by RiverJim

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Beautiful golden color with amazing surge of carbonation sweetness and bitterness level each other out throughout the whole sit on the most perfectly balanced triples I’ve ever had in my life. cheers!
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by Miles_Nilges from New York

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Best before 5/28/2024 - consumed on 3/27/2022. Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Unibroue tulip.

Lightly cloudy sunglow body supports a lasting finger of baby powder crema. Fine, dense lacing; no legs; superior retention.

Sweet gentle aromatics suggest honey, ripe pear, and hints of spice (cinnamon/coriander/clove/white pepper?). A touch of banana as well.

Palate entry follows the nose, but is followed by a hefty malt note, more phenols/spice, and a low but lingering bitterness. Earthy/grassy/not-quite-floral hop flavors emerge once in a while. House yeast character is present, but by no means dominant. Medium finish with a hint of curaçao (orange), overripe banana, and alcohol.

Medium-bodied, well carbonated, and fairly warming.

While lacking the complexity of the better Belgian examples, this remains one of the best domestic/North American renditions available.
Mar 28, 2022
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Rated by J-legend-K from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hits all the marks for a tripel. Flavor profile seems a touch on the bold side, perhaps to suit the North American palate.
Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampling a cellar temp 750 ml bottle that I picked up at the store 2 weeks ago. Date stamp of best before 04-19-2024 on this corked and caged bottle.
Pouring into my snifter, the beer is a bright gold color, almost champagne like out of the glass. A creamy bleached white head foams up 2 cm and rests as a sturdy surface layer that remains through the tasting. I also have dense clingy lattice when I swirl the glass or take a sip. Several very fine streams of carbonation rise to the surface of the glass.
The aroma is some biscuity malt, a little bit of fruit note with pears and green apple and some white grape. I also get a little lemon and maybe some coriander. No real booziness giveaway.
First sip reveals a medium body with a bit of crisp texture and fine tingly and fizzy carbonation. The bubbles foam up in my mouth with no swirl. Definitely a little prickly carbonation.
Flavor is some sweet fruit with pears and white grape moving to cloves and coriander and then a little black pepper the bites on the finish. No warming booze, but the bite seems to be abv related. Finish is very dry and encourages me to take another sip.
the flavors on this beer are bolder than some other recent tripels and I enjoy the combination of tastes. Quite a solid beer that will sneak up on you with well hidden booze.
Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz bottle

The look is highly carbonated with a dark golden lightly hazy body. 2 finger head on the pour larger bubbles, shrinks down to a one finger head of fine bubbles. After sitting for a bit carbonation is still quite lively. Some lacing.

The aroma iels essentially all belgian yeast with a light crackery malt on the back end. Slight funk sort of makes me think of an older bottle of an AAL, the funk however fits this style much better than a lager, but still throwing me off a little bit. Some fruity esters also detectable.

The flavor is quite similar to the smell, some light citrus notes followed by banana esters and some hints of clove. Perhaps some of what I'm picking up is the spice it was brewed with as the bottle says. I'm not sure what the spice is. After the ferment character once again some crackery malt shines through. The malt is also sweet and present on the first sip before being overwhelmed by yeast character.

Feel is dominated by the big carbonation. The head doesn't make this one creamy so much as carbonation bite dominates. Despite that the beer is not at all watery and sticks around on the palate for a while.

Overall a good belgian style trippel. I wasn't actually aware it was Canadian however until looking on BA here which docks the score a bit, but the beer itself is a good take on a trippel.
Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by rebeckaveil from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2022
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A lively carbonated, highly quaffable trippel. This is one I always revisit over the years. Less sweet than most, but still full of those fruity esters, a beautiful floral bouquet awash with lingering spices. Tons of rich flavors are enlivened by the effervescence, more of a gulper than a smooth sipper. I could drink more of these in one sitting than I should
Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by Habsguy651

Mar 08, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy, light orange-yellow with a nice thick two inch head, that slowly recedes into one inch of a thick bubbly ring. Lighter than I expected — or maybe the Belgian Tripels I’ve had so far are just darker than usual.

Spices, cloves, and stone fruit. The aroma is more spice and fruit forward than malty or yeasty, so if that’s your thing for Tripels, you are going to love this. Oh, definite coriander on the nose as well.

The flavours are somewhat mild for the style but pretty complex. It follows the aromas pretty tightly, but I get a little more malt and wheaty bread like notes here, to be expected. Nothing like Rochefurt Tripel or some other Tripels, but still a pleasant malt backbone. Which makes it finish relatively sweet, but more peppery than you might expect. Some nutmeg and caramel here as well. As always for this style, recommended to not serve ice cold, or to sip slowly and let it warm up and enjoy the evolution of flavours. The finish noticeably lengthens as it warms, and the malty notes in the back are strengthened as it decants. Some candied pear flavours come out here as well that I didn’t notice when it was cold!

Surprisingly light bodied, there is strong carbonation that foams with each sip, which brings out that peppery feel for sure. You will not taste the alcohol whatsoever. Finishes dry and sweet, and unlike a few other reviewers, I did not notice much acidity or bitterness whatsoever.

Due to the lack of ability to import, and LCBO restrictions, Ontario is not the best for international beers. But the one best thing about living here is access to Unibroue. All their beers are great and you can always get them fresh. My bottle was only a few weeks old.

Overall, compared to some of the Belgian Tripels, you might notice it’s a bit less sweet and more balanced in flavours. The malt and yeasty notes are there, but fairly mild. The fruity esters and spicy notes are more of a feature here. If this is your style for Tripels, I can see why this is ranked at the top. If you like serious malt, yeast, sweetness, some of the Trappist beers from Belgium dial it up more. This is still an absolute top tier offering and an absolute must-try for anyone who likes Belgian beers or tripels no matter how you prefer the style.
Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by PapaGoom

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by Cbutler625

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep orangish-yellow, white head, decent retention and lace
Pear eau de vie, pepper, cloves, green banana, green peach, vanilla aromas
Pretty much tastes like it smells, minus the vanilla, peppery finish
Light bodied with appropriate carbonation
Forgot how good this is
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by rawbraves from Colorado

Jan 11, 2022
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