La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
4.32/5
10,106 Ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#426
Reviews:
2,992
Ratings:
10,106
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
2,341
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 10,106 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of Duhast500
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a small wine glass.

The color is a clear gold with a slight white head that disapeared quickly. No lacing.

The smell is pretty darn fruity with a nice white grape flavor and sweet green apple flavor.

The taste is again fruity with a nice bubbly sweet taste. A grape flavor is nice with a great green apple flavor and a slight hop bitterness on the back end.

The feel of this beer is really light and quite enjoyable. It has a nice ammount of carbonation that is really pleasant and gives each sip a fizzieness that lightens the feel of this beer.

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Photo of aubuc1
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head.

Smells of apple and clove, wonderful smell

Warm taste of goodness. Very complex taste that has a fruity taste matched by a light malty buttery trail.

Classic unibroue carbonation and crispness that keeps it very lively in your mouth.

Beautiful beer. for 9% it is very easy to drink, and doesn't overpower in taste any direction.

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Photo of dank203
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolutely incredible. and especially for 9 abv. has all the earthy, banana type characters but the thing I love about this is the lemon juice that shines through. exquisite balance drinkability sweetness tartness and bitterness, rich feel, a big sugary. its just really nice

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Photo of Jaisell
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brownish orange with a massive head.

The amount of aromas is almost overwhelming, but perfectly blended. Each time, you notice something else. Maybe it's the floral scents, maybe the orange peels, or maybe the sour apples. Whatever it is, it's always great.

The taste, like the smell, is loaded with flavors that all work together to make a great tasting beer. Incredible. I mainly noticed the same orange peel and sour apple tastes from before, with spices and rinds blended in. The sourness gets a bit heavy, but that's about the only flaw.

The yeast gives it a thick, almost chewy quality. Wow, this beer doesn't allow any of your senses to take a nap. It finishes dry, at least much dryer than anticipated. This is probably the result of great carbonation and a high alcohol content that you'd forget was even there if you didn't start feeling it.

This one live up to, and exceeded, the hype.

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Photo of Flickerdart
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz pint glass. Tall, creamy head retains for a substantial amount of time and leaves behind heavy lacing. Beer is golden yellow, almost completely opaque.

Smell is powerful banana and cloves, sweet and not boozy or hoppy at all.

Taste follows nose. Malt is prominent with no hop bitterness, and a subtle gingerbread lingers. Alcohol taste is not present.

The beer is very smooth with a light carbonation that lingers on the tongue. Medium body.

Overall, a very good, refreshing beer. Sweeter than Tripels like Chimay White, but not cloyingly sweet.

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Photo of theboozecruise
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in a Unibroue mix-pack... poured into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a hazy orange, small white head with good lacing. The smell is a mixture of citrus and hops, hints of floral flavors. Very nice.

The taste bring out more of the floral flavors... a little bit of fruit, toasted malts on the end of the sip. I'm not picking up the hop presence from the aroma, but it's still a fantastic beer. A medium body on this one, superbly drinkable... the 9% is masked extremely well by the flavors.

A top-notch tripel and one of the best you're going to find outside of Belgium.

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter this beer a bit hazy, golden straw color with a moderate white head that quickly diminished into a thin skim. The aroma is a wonderfully inviting complex mix of spicy phenols, banana, bubble gum, and sweetness. The flavor is much like the nose, delivered with a firm prick of carbonation. A mix of spicy, peppery phenols and fruity esters, the beer finishes dry and flavor lingers nicely. The body is medium and carbonation appropriately high. Overall fantastic, enough said.

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Photo of blankie41
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 750 ml bottle with cork top.

Appearance: a hazy amber with a very thick head.

Smell: floral and yeasty a hint of bubble gum (amazing).

Taste: Very well balanced between hops and grain. You almost dont notice that it is 9%ABV.

Mouthfeel: very smooth with a light creaminess.

Drinkability: all day long.

Note: This beer has enough flavor to goes great with a wide range of heavier foods and is sophisticated enough to have with lighter fare as well.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A: Hazy and rich looking. Sediment is in the beer adding to the cloudiness and taking away from the clarity. Nice yellow/gold color. Thick white head about 2 fingers.

S: Very nice. Smells of coriander, slight citrus, very fruity and appetizing.

T: Tastes how it smells. Very good. Fruity and citrusy with good yeast/bread flavor. Lots of nice esters from the yeast. Not to hoppy with little bitterness.

M: Smooth. The alcohol content is hidden very well. Goes down like a 6-7 when its pretty potent. Deceptively smooth and clean. The head has a good feel to it too.

Overall: Amazing beer. The first beer I had that was not a macro-lager. Really my introduction to good beers and learning to taste and analyze flavors in beer. Life changing beer. :)

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Photo of SimonJoseph
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of axeman9182
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

La Fin Du Monde pours a darkened goldenrod, almost 100% opaque. The pure white head only rises up to about a finger and a half in height, before very slowly collapsing down on itself. Lacing is a bit of a disappointment though. The nose is absolutely textbook tripel. It's redolent of apples and pears and white pepper and clove, all in relatively equal mesasure. The flavor is, quite simply, perfection as far as a tripel goes. There's a pale fruit sweetness (but not too sweet) to kick things off, and it's where the apples and pears from the aroma come in. The pepper and clove yeast phenols come in for the second half of each sip, and it's all held together by a subtle, warming, and pleasant touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is just a touch off to me. I don't know if the body's coming across as too heavy, or the carbonation as too low, but the result is a mouthfeel that's not quite as light and bubbly as the best brewed Belgians. La Fin Du Monde is possibly the best tasting tripel I've ever had, but some of the odds and ends (looks and mouthfeel) just don't quite live up to the same level.

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Photo of RyanPollock
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wl0307
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml brown bottle. No freshness information on the bottle/label.

A: served lightly chilled in a large tulip-shaped wine glass, it pours a cloudy dark orangey hue (like farmhouse scrumpy cider); the head is limited, leaving just a thin layer of foam, against a lively carbonated body with streams of tiny bubbles all over the place.
S: tremendous smell of fruit esters (orange-peel, lightly banana-oil, unidentified exotic fruits/like passion-fruit) with a touch of semi-sharp, freshly-sawn wood-chips and deep spicy flavour, on top of dazzling and richly perfumy fruity and candyish maltiness... The fruity yeasty elements are so vertical and colourful, bringing lots of ever-changing, novel, flowery and savoury aromas unlike all the typical strong pale ales I've encountered. What's best about the aroma is that it's not as overpoweringly/sharply yeasty as many authentic Belgian counterparts (like Duvel), thus making the nose perhaps the most complex I've experienced amongst this style.
T: slightly sharp texture initially, with dryish bitter-sweet curacao-peel, coriander seed with lightly peppery edge along with sourly-sweet, perfumy fruitiness following immediately; towards the mid-flavour a rich flow of semi-sweet candy-sugary maltiness develops, leaving semi-dryish hoppyness and a profound yeasty overtone in the aftertaste (like Japanese yeasty drink--Yakult).
M&D: lively upfront and turning softer as it goes; the alcoholic warmth is pretty restricted and makes this drink more devilishly-drinkable than the famous Duvel!! although in the end the sticky sweet aftertaste proves a bit too much to my liking. That said, this is THE top dog in my book for the style of Belgian Strong Pale Ale!

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Determined419
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avitallo
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mocktm
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Always wanted to try this bad boy, but skepticism always got the better of me. A serious Belgian Tripel...from Canada??? Well after reading countless stellar reviews here on BA, I finally grabbed a 12 oz bottle. Best before 12/16/13 on back of label, poured into Duvel Tulip...

Pours a gorgeous unfiltered, golden honey colored hue with around a finger's worth of luscious, white, frothy head. Great retention and plenty of decorative lacing as the head slowly dissipates.

Nose is full of various aromas that blend together beautifully. Belgian yeast mustiness, light fruits such as apple and pear, mixed spices; predominantly white pepper, and some slight booze.

I'm not exactly sure how to go about adequately describing this, but I'll give it my best shot. Lots of spice, mainly pepper and clove kick it off, leading way into some boozy warmness. Fruit flavors and malty sweetness are more apparent in the back end, complemented by the slightest hop bitterness. Finishes off nice, crisp and semi dry. A Very complex and really nice Tripel.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and a nice creamy consistency. At 9% this obviously isn't a session beer, but is too damn drinkable to be a sipper. Drink with caution.

Overall, this thing is fantastic. At around $12 a four pack, its real affordable as well. One of the best Tripels I've ever had, hands down.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazing golden straw color with a finger of head.

Strong fruit smell backed up by some malt. Orange is the biggest player with some lemon in the background.

Layer taste and complex. Fruit sweetness, then a malty middle, orange, lemon and a biting bitterness to finish. Alcohol heat a little while after. Kinda nice, really nice.

Medium and sticky body, moderate carbonation but really bubbly on the tongue.

It's a great one. Tough to beat.

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Photo of Bigfatbino
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A = honey golden, slightly translucent and opaque. Beautiful head that has good staying power. Bubbles tighter than my girlfriend.... and almost intricate lacing in the glass.

S = Fragrant citrus, natural yeast, small alcohol smell, but no skunky anything

T = Flowery, Complex in its simplicity, long lasting taste that lasts long after the drink is complete. Wonderful bitter and not overly hoppy.

M = A wonderful tingle through the whole mouth. Natural carbonation and a biting swallow. Thick resin like feel to the brew.

D = Anytime, anywhere, I'd even drink it warm

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Photo of rdrummer
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours hazy golden with a white head that has real staying power. The lace also has staying power. Its a real pretty beer, even my wife liked the look of it. It had a fresh, fruity aroma with a malty undertone that became the dominant flavor. I can't imagine anything that tastes better from first taste to last. I have had equal quality beers but I don't know that I've had better. It explodes with flavor in the mouth and has that pale ale dryness to it, but this is much more than a pale ale. It is an eminently drinkable beer from an excellent brewery. They make Trois Pistloes that comes close to this, but after numerous taste tests to try to determine which is better, this is the one.

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Photo of irishkyle21
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 20th review and I cant think of a better beer. I love Unibroue and this is probably my favorite offering. Poured into my goblet with a huge white head that slowly settles but is still present. Some of the most lacing I have seen. A dazzling hazy golden yellow.

Smells of Unibroue yeast, fruits, and alcohol.

Has a hoppy bite on the tongue, along with the warming alcohol and some spice that lingers. A truly remarkable beer and this one should make any Canadian proud.

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Photo of ctwybeerguy
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong Belgian style triple. Oakland CA, March 2016

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,106 ratings
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