La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
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 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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Photo of KidDoc
4/5  rDev -7.2%

12 oz poured into Sam Adams glass. BB date 12/2016, poured a dense gold color with fluffy white head. Minimal head retention with virtually no lacing. Very effervescent maintaining a 1/4 inch head throughout. Kind of a sour bready aroma. Taste was a bit more sour than I expected and lingered on the tongue. Nice round mouthfeel and well-hidden alcohol. It is a well-crafted beer but I don't understand this as the highest rated Tripel.

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

Beautiful, cloudy golden beer with a foamy white head.
Smells of apricots, malts, bread and perhaps oranges.
Medium to full bodied, and a pronounced taste of malts, oranges, warming alcohol with a cleansing but still mild hoppiness at the end.
Dangerously easy to drink, another great Unibroue offering, but Don de Dieu is a little better, on my opinion.

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Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a orange/yellow golden clear colour. Incredibly easy to drink. This is 9%? Seriously? No hint of the alc.% at all. Very solid beer all around. Definately a fruity taste to the after taste. Very nice beer from Canada.

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Photo of fiver29
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Aroma is yeast. Has a medium light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Flavor is yeast. Not as strong as some of the other brews by this brewer. But it just dominates all their brews. That dark strong yeast aroma and taste is just too much for me.

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

A- A bright golden yellow color with a white, lacy head.

S- Aroma of Belgian & champagne yeasts, bread dough, peaches.

T- Flavors of creamy sweet malt & yeastiness, light sweet fruits. Straightforward but pleasing.

M, D- Buttery, velvety quality makes this beer very drinkable.

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

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head. Rising from the frothiness of the head is a beautiful fruity aroma of bitter green aplles and pears. A slight hint of floral as well. The taste was very fruity with apples, pears, and the slightest hint of lime. There was also a strong bready taste, which I have never beed fond of. Too yeasty in my book.

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

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a one inch bright white fluffy, foamy head. Poor retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is nice. Some good citrus and spice dominates. A bit of yeast as well.

Taste is good. Citrus and spice dominate again with a bit of yeast in there too. Seems like a wit with high ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. Flavor is fine making for easy drinking, but alcohol is pushing the high end restricting it a bit.

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Photo of clvand0
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that sticks around. The aroma has a fruity and citrus-like feel. The flavor is yeasty and malty and has some fruit character. The alcohol is also apparent in the taste. Great carbonation. Very good for the tripel style - great representation. I'll have this one again and again.

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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearnce: A pale golden yellow head is very frothy.

Smell: Peppery hints of corriender and dried fruits.

Taste: Lots of dried fruits hints of orange zest and apricots and and rather complex hop bitterness.

Notes: Certainly a very unique style that I have ever had very drinkable with a it's complex flavors. Cheers!

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Photo of hophead247
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold with a rich snowy white head with alot of lacing. Smells like spicy sour apples. Yeasty and fruity. Taste is quite refreshing. Fruity apple in the body underpinned by sweet spicy flavors. Sour malt and yeast to finish. Smooth. And then very slowly, very subtly, the beer shifts into another gear and that dull alcohol warming comes through in the aftertaste. It's a thing of beauty. This is a gorgeous beer. A perfect sipping brew for a cold winter's evening.

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

Pours a beautiful cloudy white-yellow with bubbly lacing on the sides and a spiraly island of undying foam.

Smell of sweet, ripe fruits. Apple, pear, sweet bread, lemon tart & belgian spices. Lots of flavors! Love it!

Tangy and sweet, flavors of the nose coming through, but much more delicately, this beer is all about the subtleties. I've confirmed that this beer has changed in taste compared to when I used to drink it plentifully years ago. I get an off-putting strong metallic pang that comes through in the aftertaste. Yucky.
This used to be one of my favorite beers so I'll continue to experiment with this one and note its status. It really is a shame.

Dry and sweet, rich and carbonated mouthfeel.

This one, I could drink a lot of...

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Photo of Pithy756
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance: Pours nice golden color. 3 inch bubbly white head. Light effervescence. Slightly opaque. Head dissipates slowly.
Aroma: Strong fruit & malt
Flavor: Fruity with a spicy back end. Can't discern any individual fruit
Mouthfeel: Light body, frothy
Overall: Good beer, pairs nicely with spicy & Italian food

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

From a 12oz bottle.

A: Pours a golden straw yellow with tons of effervesence. A puffy pure white head tops it off.

S: Lots of sweet yeasty clove and pepper. Candy coated a'njou pears and apple peel.

T: Sour apples, pears clove, pepper and spicy yeast. Very sweet on the finish.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Tons of tingly carbonation. Good drinkability.

Overall: This is a pretty good triple. Not the best I've ever had but very enjoyable.

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

I poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. The head does not stay around long and does not leave any lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavor is full of esters and spices. The beer is a medium bodied sipper that hides its alcohol well. IMO the beer is a bit overrated. While it is a solid triple I do not think it is that much better than some of the other triples I have enjoyed.

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

Purchased a bottle at Brookline Liquor Mart in Brighton, MA.

A: Straw hue. Clearly very effervescent. Capped with a thin white head. A little hazy.

S: Clove and malt. Very perfume lie. Also some tropical fruits. Some booze in here as well. All of these aromas compliment each other well.

T: clove flavors with plenty of fusel alcohol. Good soft pils character in the malt base. Slight bitterness at the end. Sweet but not overly so. this is a very well put together beer.

MF: Medium body. Dry mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D, notes: A very good tripel. Not overly sweet, clove phenolics are spot on.

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

Big ol' 750 bottle poured into a wide mouthed Trappist glass.
A big fluffy white head and a bright golden body are revealed in the glass.
Grass, fruit, and a little pepper in the aroma.
The same flavors present in the aroma glide along your tongue. There is a great body warming alcohol.
Fairly effervescent and medium bodied.

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

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle is marked best before June 2015.

Look: golden body that is cloudy with yeast and sediment. A gentle pour gives a two finger head of white foam that lasts a long time. As I drink, there's only a little lace left behind in this beer and it doesn't stick around for very long.

Smell: Belgian spices, clove, pepper, fruity smells of pears and peaches, and a hint of citrus peel.

Taste: the fruit from the aroma stands out with hints of spice and a bit of alcohol. There's a bit of a phenolic taste as well as some orange peel. Its sweet without being cloying and there are some yeast flavors in here too. Nothing here is over powering and it all works together nicely. Well balanced tripel.

Feel: medium bodied, nicely carbonation, hides the alcohol well.

Drink: easy drinking and you could have a few of these if it weren't 9% alcohol.

Overall, a pretty good tripel. I've yet to have a tripel that particularly impressed me but this one comes close. I can see why this is such a popular tripel. I would recommend giving it a try. Cheers!

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

pours an unfiltered gold with two fingers of head.

smell is a bit sour and very fruity. all malts.

taste is sour and sweet, smooth with very little alcohol.

mouth is medium bodied. very smooth for a 9.0.

pretty good light belgian. not my favorite attempt but good.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a hazy yellow color with a billowing white head on top. The foam leaves some scattered lacing on the glass with each sip. The smell of the beer is a little citrusy and has some sweet grainy aromas too in there. The beer smells refreshing, very lively. The taste of the beer was a little spicy, a little fruity and had a nice amount of bready yeast in there too. The mouthfeel was smooth and rather easy to drink, even for a strong brew like this one. Overall it's a damn good brew and I would enjoy this one again someday for sure.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 9,986 ratings.
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