La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue

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From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #2
ABV:
9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,017
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
3,146
Ratings:
7,505
Status:
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Added:
Jun 23, 1998
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SCORE
96
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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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Rated: 4.42 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Yesterday at 04:55 AM
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Rated: 4.25 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Sunday at 03:01 AM
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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.
Sunday at 01:09 AM
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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)
Saturday at 08:36 PM
 
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
 
Rated: 4.59 by mcbraxt from Michigan

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Purchased as a single bottle from The Blue Door for $6.00. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Pours a dark & hazy goldenrod with a two-finger pale white head. Lacing is excellent; great legs.
S - Coriander, stone fruit, yeasty breads. Lemongrass, and nutmeg. A bit of white grape, as well.
T - Taste follows nose. Also getting a bit of raw sugarcane, clove, and citron. Finish is surprisingly dry, and peppery. Fairly sweet until the finish, but well-balanced flavor-wise.
F - Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Refreshing, and scarily easy-to-drink - I didn't even realize it was 9% ABV until halfway through the glass and I looked closer at the bottle!
O - Easily one of the best beers I've had; a must-try for everyone. From the color to the flavor, this brew sets the bar for non-Trappist tripels. Spicy, complex, and extremely satisfying. A bit on the sweet side, but the flavor complexity makes up for it. I do intend to purchase this one again, and would highly encourage one to buy it if they see it - even if the price seems a little high for a 12oz bottle.
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.55 by Chad_Benson from Florida

Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by UnoBeero

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nose: citrus fruits, apricots, mild grape, minor malt and alcohol smell. Easily one of the most appetizing beers I have experienced.

In the Glass: Beautiful medium/ dark amber. Pour with a good head as a Tripel should be enjoyed.

Palate: beautiful rich aromas become sweet and complex, FULL bodied, for a 9% alcohol Tripel there is no bite or harshness to La Fin Du Monde. I cannot stress the how full of citrus and sweet fruit this beer is, it is unbelievable that a beer could be this complex. Sweetness mixes well with the malt body. What a great experience

Finish: In the throat the sweetness leaves and moves into a smooth and somewhat more sharp finish. Once again I would never have guessed this is a 9% abv ale.

While this Tripel is extremely pricy in Ontario Canada, I urge all those who are into beers whether it be Belgian ales, wheat beers or IPAs, this is truly a great experience.
This is the only beer or beverage (I review a lot of single malt scotch whiskies) I would give a perfect rating.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Hawkfish from Washington

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by Meddwol from Michigan

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Byron28 from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A great Tripel beer similar to Chimay’s Cinq Tripel. It is full of flavor with hints of coffee, chocolate, and clove. Would be considered one of the best Tripel’s the world has to offer, much less Belgium.
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle, it pours a clear light yellow-golden color with a nice white head that eventually diminishes to a nice ring. Scent is funky, with alcohol and dark fruits coming through. Taste is initially sweet, followed by a dark fruit enhanced lightly bitter malt.
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle purchased from the fridge as a single, don't remember the price. "BB 02-22-24" and there is some kind of a date code B22211845QFL. Whatever.

Look: This is a bit darker than I expected. It is a pale amber color and has a subtle haze. There is a half pinky finger of frothy khaki-colored head. After pouring the yeast, the head became much bigger and frothier and the beer became hazier and a touch darker in color. Nice lacing. Beautiful appearance.

Smell: The nose is not so bold. Strong aromas of clove, some banana, and alcohol-soaked raisins. Some other spices like cinnamon, pepper, coriander, and ginger also. There is definitely a yeasty/doughy component.

Taste: Up front, it's very sweet but that doesn't last long. The mid palate is malt-forward with banana and notes of fruit compote, and then the spices and dryness take over on the finish. It's interesting. It's also hard for me to describe because I need to reacclimate myself with the style. The finish is super dry and spicy with tons of clove, some nutmeg, ginger, coriander, and pepper.

Feel: Appropriately carbonated. The bottle conditioning gives this a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's been years since I have had this beer. I'm not sure how much I like this; it's a style that is a bit foreign to me because it has been so long. The spices are just so strong. Somehow, it works in this beer but it still tastes a bit "hot" to me not so much in alcohol but in spice on the finish.
Nov 18, 2021
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 10651 ratings