La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
#448
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,209
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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Photo of valianes
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mig100
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neil104
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayray
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kindestcut
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into (what else?) a La Fin Du Monde glass.

The beer is a beautiful, shining gold with abundant carbonation. The head is massive, rising above the lip of my glass. Fluffy, white and cloud-like, it recedes after a few minutes leaving a wonderful example of Belgian lace along the side of the glass. A great pour.

The aroma is fruity and yeasty with an obvious spiciness. The alcohol is also evident in the aroma. The beer has a wonderful aroma.

The taste is dominated by a tart fruit and peppery spice. The alcohol that was so evident in the aroma is here, not so strong at first but warming as the beer is swallowed. Not a particular sweet beer, the yeasty quality is also at the forefront and a slight hops bitterness lingers. The beer is very carbonated, which makes this beer an interesting drink.

I would say that the La Fin Du Monde is very drinkable, however at 9% ABV, I would have to be very careful with my speed of consumption.

I love this beer!

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Photo of cdpike
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a beautiful golden orange that's slightly hazy but with ample foam. The nose is very inviting, with crisp Belgian spice and orange zest complimented by just a bit of alcohol. This beer has a wonderful medium body with robust effervescence. The taste is quite sweet and is not spicy as the aroma may suggest. There are strong citrus (orange) notes with a surprisingly crisp bite of hops with a somewhat dry finish. Additionally, there is a lingering flavor or that great spice. This beer has a great complex flavor that's not PERplexing. A great and accessible tripel for all occasions!

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Photo of Namtracxtra
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coronajm
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz foil-top bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.

A- Cloudy, honey color with a nice fluffy head that sticks just a bit down the glass.

S- Citrus and floral aroma with a lot of spiced clove. Pear is sticking out as well.

T- Just how it smells; floral, citrus and spiced clove on the front, with a sort of bitter yeastiness on the back. A bit breadier than anticipated from the smell. 9% extremely well masked. Delicious!

M- Medium, slightly dry body. Bubbly at first but kind of disappeared by the time i got to this time in the review. I must add, a bit of alcohol warmth is coming through now and really bringing out some subtleties.

D- Much easier to drink than the 9% led me to anticipate. Very impressed and will buy again.

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Photo of Beerlover53
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, smooth and no lingering after taste.

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

A - Straw colored with some golden hues, quite cloudy. Nice head that fades to a covering even with the high level of carbonation.

S - Belgian twang, yeasty, sweet fruit, a touch of spice, this is what a tripel should smell like.

T - Much like the aroma, start with a acidic but sweet fruit flavor, quickly followed by some spice and a bread like character from the yeast. Ends with a nice touch of alcohol as it goes down.

M - Crisp feel both because of the high carbonation and alcohol, light body and a bit warming. Remains refreshing even with the high alcohol content.

O - This isn't from Belgium? They have nailed the Tripel style. An absolute staple if you are a fan of Belgian style beers.

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Photo of Jpeach70
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Hazy golden yellow, pours thick white head that bubbles down to a nice thin lace.

Smell- Bananas, raisins, flowers and sweet spice.

Taste- Spices and fruit, Belgian malts and honey. A nice sweet alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Effervescent and dry. A nice alcohol burn in the finish. This beer goes down easy and is truly enjoyable to drink.

This is a very tasty tripel. I love Belgian style beers and this is one of my favorites.

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

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

Waiting at home for the plumber to show up... might as well enjoy some of the time. Served in a Great Divide balloon glass with the yeast from the 12 oz. bottle poured into it... just like they suggest on the youtube videos.

The beer pours an opaque yellow with orange flair. The head is initially fluffy and invitingly white... but it dies down a bit too fast. A better looking beer than some, but not breathtaking.

The nose is spicy and fruity. The fruits remind me of pears and apples. The spices have Belgian and peppery kicks. There's also an extra sweetness there. Overall, it's a wonderfully nice nose.

The taste is right along the lines of the nose. The fruit is sharper because of the wonderful carbonation. The beer is also appropriately thick to deliver each and every flavor. The mix of spice and fruits blend together wonderfully well to keep me interested, but it's welcoming enough to draw in a new beer drinker (I've used it on newbies before).

Unibroue always delivers with their beers and this may be the flagship. It's an excellent tripel that I seem to always drain much quicker than I thought I would.

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

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

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%

Light as a dream; as if life were serene. Tender Belgian yeasts like s first kiss (as if you'd ever forget). Light and airy, Lindbergh-esqe almost scary. So nice, so real, so very dry and ideal.

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

Photo of jmh21
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 303beer
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick rocky head. About 3 inches of head out of a bomber bottle. Has the classic sweet triple smell to it. Wow that's amazing. It has a very light awesome taste to it. Again it's light. It takes a minute to develop the flavor on your tounge. This is the lightest 9% beer I've ever had. So smooth. Can't taste the alcohol at all. It is fully developed and we'll aged. Just done right beer. Amazing. Leaves lots of lacing down the glass. If you find this, buy this. I found a bomber for 10 bucks. It's worth it.

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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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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,209 ratings