La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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Quebec, Canada

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.

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Photo of Alex-B
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a medium-thickness white head. The beer looks great in the glass.
Put simply, the beer tastes crisp while having a midly thick feel. You definitely taste the kick from the belgian yeast. It's a classic tripel which means don't expect any hopy aroma.

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Photo of wspscott
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Huge head, even with a gentle pour I ended up with a 4 inch head and had to wait for it to settle a bit. Clear gold color, head is very white and thick. Surprisingly, there was no hint of lace after the huge head.

S: Has all of the "sweetness" of a belgian ale with slight hints of "spices"

T: Very little sign of the alcohol, this could be dangerous. Mostly cloves (maybe ginger) with some banana in the background.

M: Highly carbed, feels tingly on the tongue. Light but seems to linger if that makes any sense.

D: Very drinkable, goes down too easy. It is not heavy or filling at all, this could be a session beer if you had nowhere to go :) Highly recommended

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Photo of Gmann
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Its a bright yet cloudy orange color. Had a nice foamy white head. Not as big as other Belgians and didn't take as long to dissipate. Not much in the way of the lacing department. The smell is of all things that make up a Belgian Ale, spicy and sweet, a nice powerful aroma. The taste is of orange peel, tartness of granny smith apples, cloves, Belgian yeast. The feel is moderate and well carbonated, champagne like. A very flavorful ale and worthy of another purchase. However it doesn't rank up there with my favorites due to the strong orange peel flavor and champagne like carbonation.

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Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some friends of my wife and myself were over just a few nights ago and decided to pick this bottle up from a local bottle shop since the NFL games were not going our way. We figured spending our time catching up and talking was more worthwhile than watching two NFL games that were not incredibly fun to watch.

This tripel (spelled on the bottle as Triple) pours a cloudy yellow hue with very high carbonation readily visible, along with a frothy white head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is quite yeasty with the yeast esters really coming out strongly. White stone fruit, typical Belgian spices, banana, clove, and coriander really come out nicely along with an undertone of earthy hops. 4/5 The flavor is very typical of Belgian style beers in that it is spicy with banana, clove, and white pepper making their appearances. Along with these, notes of light caramel, yeast, white bread, and earthy hops all come out in a layered style. The booziness comes out quite strong initially but then diminishes over time. Bitterness is light and does not linger after swallowing. Although, the yeasty esters really stay around for quite some time. 4/5 A light carbonation burn (although not as much as expected) hits the tongue straight away, with the beer proceeding to then showcase its medium body and wet/coating nature. There is very little dryness and this dryness does not linger. 4/5 This is a very well layered beer that is surprisingly strong in terms of banana and clove for a tripel. The booziness is quite high, as expected, but it is not muted or hidden like many tripels attempt. Very good tripel here and would gladly come back to this one. 4/5

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Photo of Taipans
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, 2 finger head, moderate lacing

S: very fruity, possibly apricot, touch of spice

T: Upfront sweetness, cinnamon, low hoppiness, alchohol slowly gains warmth, snappy dry finish

M: moderate body, suprisingly smooth

D: way more drinkable then most beers with this level of ABV, spicyness jabs enough to make me want this in colder weather.

I love Unibroue, period. All their offerings are unique and interesting. It opens my mind to whats possible! I do like some of the others better then this one, the spicyness kind of turns me off but otherwise its great.

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Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle.
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear body, gold in color.
S) Quite aromatic - banana, clove,
T) Malty clove. Subtle banana notes and black pepper. Spicy in the finish.
M) Light carbonation. Medium body. Smooth finish.
O) A delicious tripel. Well crafted, true Belgian form. I'd definitely have another one.

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Photo of uawildcat
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with an extremely large three finger head that stays for awhile leaving behind a little bit of lacing. It is a darker shade of yellow. Kind of like a darker Blue Moon.

S: Apples, peppery, and kind of banana like

T: It tastes like a mixture of citrus, honey, and straw with a touch of spiciness on the end. Does not burn for a 9% abv like it should, it is sneaky.

M: For a beer that bubbles up with a ton of carbonation it is surprisingly creamy feeling in the mouth.

O: Very strong beer that is a tad too sweet for my tastes. Also has some taste that I can’t really describe, kind of like Saison style beer that is off putting to me. I would have it with a dessert if I were to have it again.

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Photo of Garin
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde pours a very pale yellow -- it reminds me of a wheat beer, actually. The clarity is fair, with a bit of haze present but I can still see through it. The head forms readily, and decays to a creamy layer on top of the beer. It's supported by a steady carbonation fizz.

The aroma is malty and fruity, with some yeast and banana. Also, clove spiciness is obvious. It's a clean and fresh-smelling beer.

The flavour is very bright and refreshing. Lots of cloves, banana, and citrus hit me immediately. Some wheaty malt fills the flavour out. The sweetness is balanced by some herbal and bitter hops. There is only a very little alcoholic flavour here (which is dangerous, at 9% :^) so drink at your own peril. The finish is clean and slightly bitter.

In the mouth, it feels full and creamy without being heavy. The carbonation is a nice light interesting fizz. All in all, I think they've made a pretty delightful ale. This is a mighty fine beer, destined to become a regular in my house.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A very bright and hazy golden-colored ale with a remarkably resilient head.

Smell - Spicy and floral; notes of apple cider and yeast; faintly soapy. A delicate but complex aroma.

Taste - Very fruity and malty upon first hitting the tongue, with overtones of apple and banana and a bit of citrus underneath that. Peppery and slightly drying in the finish with mild floral hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and creamy on the tongue; ample but gentle carbonation.

Overall - I used to enjoy this beer, but these days I find the yeast character to be overbearing.

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Photo of wdowney
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly Sour.
Just a touch of bitterness to it.
Not too hoppy.

Is a higher ABV beer, but doesn't taste boozy. It is a lot mellower than you would expect it to be.

It is nice and clear, has a slight head to it. Nice color, bright.

Bottle and label are attractive.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

It had been along time since I had this treat. Thanks for sharing it at a bottleshare Dennis

Look: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a 1/2 inch bubbly white head and good retention with some circular lacing

Smell: Banana bread, clove and some spices. Belgian yeast gives it a slight funkiness

Taste: The beer starts off with a slight funk from the yeast and then the banana bread flavor kicks in for the style it work nicely. the beer finishes with some citrus and a hint of spice

Mouthfeel: Not quite medium body and high carbonation that stings the roof of your mouth a bit off putting

Overall: This is one of the better triples I have had and one of the few beers from unibroue that I actually like.

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Photo of buzzworthy
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden blonde color with rapidly aspirating bubbles fleeing toward the frothy head. There is lots of action and eye appeal. The aroma is strongly suggestive of fruit - apples and grapes. The taste is of apples, with warming alcohol and yeast coming through. Carbonation s prevalent. While entirely pleasant, something is missing in intensity to make this an exceptional Belgian-style trippel.

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Photo of PBoegel
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 2011 on label.

Pours near crystal clear with a soft white head, expected more of a sustaining head with the co2 pop on opening. The head broke fairly quickly.

Aromas of ripe banana, raisin, cranberries and white pepper. Some hints of alcohol but well hidden and nowhere near fusel.

Flavors that dominate are banana and sour cherry along with yeasty peppery profile, body is fairly light and carbonation is a little more subdued than I would like for style.

Very good drinker, lots of similarity to Ommegang's Hennepin fairly fresh batch as far as I can tell.

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Photo of beerpirates
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glas

A: Cloudy deep golden with a good tight white foam.

S : Earthy citrus, more fruity citrus, strong yeast and bread dough, lightly perfumed, sweet honey, some banana esters, some biscuit
T : a bit like the nose, lots of citrus notes, some nice coriander, a bit more of the malts with more biscuit and toast, still some floral honey, yeast is less present fairly sweet with a touch of alcohol and light fruitiness to finish.
M : smooth and with à good amount of carbonation
D : alcohol is present , but not overwelming

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Photo of JulietteWeiss
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.

Floral and honey smell.

Medium body with white creamy head.

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Photo of rarbring
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is foggy dark straw, has an off-white high head that leaves good lacing and has good curtains.

Smelling of eggnog and lemon zest.

Tasting of sweet wheat bread, with syrup, oranges and apricots marmalade, and some bitter orange peel.

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, refreshing and smooth.

A very seesionable beer, at least for 9% ABV.

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Photo of joeskirkie
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle meets tulip, where it sits a gold and opaque with a thin head of white.

Grapefruit on the nose, very pungent, with bready, yeast hints and rind.

The flavor is intense at first, like a grapefruit juice concentrate, with lively carbonation, bitterness, and alcohol on the finish. I get a salty feeling on my lips as if I'm drinking a margarita, which is perplexing to say the least. This beer is definitely peaking my curiosity.

This one is very bubbly and spicy, very active in the mouth.

I dig it. I'm noticing this is my first Canadian review. This one's gonna be in my rotation from now on.

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Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice hazy golden color with some thick head. Strong aroma of fruit and cloves which leads to similar flavor with an additional hint of bananas. The beer is very sweet and can be overpowering if it is not your style. Smooth finish with little lingering aftertaste and pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer for warmer times of the year.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe i never reviewed one of these yet, BBD 10-10-10, pours a cloudy yellow-gold w/ a white head that sticks around for a little while before coating my snifter with broken lacing ; a bready malt and cracker-like aroma laden w/ hot spice, some fruity esters, floral hops and alcohol present as well ; spicy, tart and bready taste up front, well balanced w/ hops, a bit metallic w/ a semi-dry, peppery and alcoholic finish ; a rich, creamy med.-full body, abundence of co2 ; a great beer, drinkable as hell for a 9% ABV tripel, tho the "Unibroue spice" gets to be a bit much in this one after a while compared to their other brews, i still love it...

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy dark brown with yellow tins, Poured into a goblet. 3/4 finger w/heavy laces remaining througout

S: Citrus(orange). Initially sweet fading nicely to spicy cloves and corriander.

T: Rich complex and with silent bite. Gets better with time sitting out.

M: Smooth but with heavy carbonation.

D: High only if you like a strong beer which I prefer.

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Photo of ggilman
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked & caged 750ml, poured into a Pinot glass.

Straw/ orange hazy with a tight white foamy head. Beads of sticky lace coat in small amounts. A perfume-y nose, flowery, spicy, clove, yeast and alcohol. Peppery spicy clove taste. Something I can't place. Floral and yeasty. Sugary earthy honey comb finish. Almost a nectar like mouth feel with an alcohol sting. Lingering floral finish. A bit cloying to me. Medium carbonation,which gets a little watery at the end.

Sticky, rich, a good triple to share.

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Photo of warmstorage
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, cellar temp, into Belgian goblet. (This review includes notes from 750ml bottles as well, but they are essentially identical.) States best before date of 07 - 12 - 09, ABV 9%.

Pours slightly hazy bright orange, with a tight white head which gives way to a very light head on top of the liquid.

Smell is a spicy peppery one, with notes of hot alcohol.

Taste is also spicy pepper, sweet fruit, and warm alcohol. It tingles in the mouth, and lingers long with spicy warm fruity goodness. There is a slightly viscous mouth in the finish, and some spicy heat that sticks around.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, and one that I've enjoyed many bottles of, many times. It doesn't blow me away, but I do like it a whole, whole lot. (Note: all 4s are a conscious decision for each category, and not just me going down the list.)

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Photo of heyitsbyron
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a single from that Unibroue gift-pack ($12! woo hoo!) into a pint glass, shame on me.

Came out pretty foamy, but I think some of that's because I didn't let it rest after I got it out of the car. Otherwise, the color is magnificent glowy honey color with a nice stream of bubbles. Head sticks around awhile too.

Smells boozy and acidic, in a good way I suppose. Faint citrus, not unlike a wheat beer.

Tastes not unlike a high quality wit beer too. Very dry though and I can see how people might consider there to be an "herbal" flavor.

Heavy considering the color. I sucked some foam off the top before it settled and I think I got tipsy off of that. It's a confusing feel because though it's very smooth, I do feel some astrigency going down....?

A good beer, but I'm afraid I'm not a huge fan of the style. There's something about it, more than just the color, that reminds me of a cheaper wheat beer. Also, it doesn't hide the booze as well as say, Delirium Tremens. I'd drink it again for sure, but I would be reluctant to pay $8.xx for 4.

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cracked a bomber of this for the superbowl. Thanks go to Zdester for passing this one to me as a gift.

Poured a beautiful golden with a solid 2 fingers of white fluffy head. Lacing is good, and head retention isn't bad. I poured the first half of the bottle into the Unibroue Fin du Monde glass, and the second half into the Ommegang gift set glass, and the results were noticeable. First time I can say I've seen a difference.

Smells of Belgian yeast, wheat, light malt, and a wide variety of spice. Clove and pepper.

Taste is even more complex than the smell. Banana and pepper up front, strong Belgian yeast, sweet clove, and finishes with a moderate alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and heavy. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol can be a bit rough at times.

This was a good beer and I'd drink it again. I'm not a huge fan of the style but its very drinkable, and pairs pretty well too.

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Photo of Naes
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours out a hazy copper color with a huge white head that laces and retains quite well.
The aroma is yeasty, fruity and has a slight amount oh hop presence.
The flavor begins very fruity and then gives off a strong clove flavor followed by yeast and more fruit. I detect apples mixed with black cherries. There is also a slight hop presence near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium in body and actively carbonated.

Another quality ale by Unibroue

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 9,968 ratings.
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