La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 10,097 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:
#428
Reviews:
2,990
Ratings:
10,097
Liked:
9,371
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
11.34%
Alströms:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,334
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,097 |  Reviews: 2,990
Photo of Morlup
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one on multiple occasions, and is a great candidate for my first review.

A - Poured into a Lindemans flute. Wrong glass, I know, but it's okay. Cloudy deep-yellow with lots of carbonation. A two-finger creamy white head left relatively small amounts of lacing in the glass

S - Hard to get a good sniff in such a narrow glass, but straw, bread and alcohol notes are apparent.

T - A delicious bread and booze right off the bat that melts into a nearly creamy malt flavor. So yummy, so easy to drink.

M - somewhat thin with lots of bubbles and a nice and not overpowering alcohol zing.

O - A great beer in all catergories. If this had a lower abv, I would drink it constantly.

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Photo of ghirsh
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

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Photo of tut2528
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a pale orange, light tan color

smell: great balance of pepper, cloves, citrus fruits and floral notes. Complexity is minimal in the nose but very, very well balanced

taste: yeast, malt, a slight touch of lemons and orange peel are evident. there is a cream-like finish that is complemented by a peppery note making this beer extremely drinkable.

overall, this is a fantastic brew and i when i first tried this, i could not put the glass down. the alcohol is well hidden and it goes down very smooth.

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Photo of ScottUCF84
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint :(. Wish I had the proper glassware. This beer deserves it.

A-Cloudy, golden brown in color, with a very thick and bubbly head.

S-Very strong citrus, clove, banana, and dough. It's like a weisse on crack.

T-Immediately you taste a mix of orange peel, bread, a bit of banana, cloves, and alcohol. At the end more orange peel, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol stood out a bit more than I wanted it to, but it was still great. This beer has some harmony going on.

M-Crisp at first, then creamy. Afterwards a bite from the carbonation, and finally a subtle burn from the alcohol.

D- Pretty easy to drink once you get the ball rolling. Be careful, the alcohol will creep up on you.

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

Poured into Stella glass

A: Absolutely beautiful brew, perfect golden amber hue. Two finger head than kept for a long while and then disappated but not all the way.

S: Smell is wonderful, I get a bit of floral and perhaps corriander.

T & M: If a friend who only drinks macros had only one beer to drink to be introduced to the world of craft beers this is the one I would pick. There is so much to the mouthful it is hard to place all the different flavors that are there. It is a truly amazing beer.

D: Heavens yes it is drinkable, it is 9% ABV but there is no hint of the high alcohol as I'm enjoying this truly superlative beer.

This beer truly stands atop the summit of all brews and should be tried by all beer drinkers once.

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Photo of Lukie
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a small head that fell flat into a nice lacing. The lacing stick well to the sides of the glass and the top of the liquid.

A lot of spice in the aroma. Coriander and cloves, a touch of cinnamon. Their is some slight sweet fig, and some sour apple.

Lots of sweet malty fruit and honey balanced beautifully with a nice hoppy spice, and some slight dryness. Sweet fig, smooth honey, mild mango and dried fig finish. The spicy alcohol balances the sweetness with a nice dry finish. Superb.

Lot's of carbonation tingles your lips with every sip, with the body being slightly malt thick. It is wonderfully and easily drinkable, with a four pack of these easily consumed with the consequences being it is so high in alcohol.

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Photo of rongcsc
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Drank 5/21/10
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Bruery tulip

A - Pours a straw golden yellow, with about a perfect inch of white head. There is nice lacing that sticks to the side of the glass. Exactly what I would expect a beer of this style to look like.

S - Smell is subtle but not light. There are citrus notes of lemon. Along with spices like coriander and Belgian yeast. There is also the most subtle sweetness to the smell .

T - Taste similar to smell. There is citrus lemon upfront with spices in the middle. And there is some slight bitterness at the end. There is a nice yeast flavor throughout. There is a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. And great complexity.

M - Nice amount of carbonation, light body, very smooth and creamy.

D - Drinkability is great on this beer. I could drink it all night. It hides its ABV very well. Love the taste and pretty much every thing about this beer.

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

La fin du monde poured a huge foaming white head.Very impressive appearance.The color was a cloudy yellow with sediment floating around.A very unusual but inviting aroma.The
aroma hinted at hops,citrus and fruit,malt,with an acidic like smell.An exquisite taste thats really unreal.Alcohol is noted on the finish.Very creamy with a very crisp mouthfeel.Hop bitterness is followed on the finish.When the end of the world comes I want a bottle of this in my hand!

Notes: intense carbonation..Wheat,bread,grain,and malt noted..very complex.

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

Photo of Kevhook
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayAre46
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

finally reviewing this one...pours an opaque and dull golden orange with a thin pillow soft layer on top this beer just looks cream already, not a lot of retention. 2nd pour: i poured it much more aggressively and it gives such a nice fluffy 2 finger head that shows great retention. the aroma is of orange peel, some hay and a slight medicinal powder. soft on the palate with oranges and citrus peel, slight lemon, yeasty, a mild sweetness with some hay characteristics everything just goes well together and precise. a little alcohol as it finishes. the mouthfeel is very creamy and it is carbonated lightly. this beer is so easy to drink and i take it for granted for sure. overall, this is the best in its style and its from canada. anytime someone says "i don't like beer" this is what i suggest...or arrogant bastard! last time i had this was for the rapture, idiot. unibroue makes such solid brews drink em.

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Photo of EricVonStein
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich cloudy golden sun, full of ascending bubbles. A ginger of fluffy white head sits and stays on top. A ray of sunshine.

Nose takes a minute to figure out. Really beautiful fruity and spicy yeast character, aside a buttery, apricot fruit. Promises of good things to come.

Banana, apricot, clove, even peppery with a nicely sharp tart yeast hit in the middle. Buttery character is there tying it all in. plenty of warming in the back. Nice and smooth, fuzzy fizzy carbonation dances all over.

Classic, complex, rich, balanced. Everything you want in triple - fruit, yeast and spice in perfect harmony.

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Photo of Tohibii
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

(Bottle poured into Trappist glass) Poured a beautiful golden color with small creamy head that faded fast. Aroma provided a good deal of sweet notes, most notable a strong fruit and flowery hint. Full bodied, the drink was very smooth with a very average carbonation -- there was just enough here! Overall the flavor did not disappoint in the sweet department, but it was not overly sweet. A great compliment to the hearty stew I had it with! This is one to go back to over and over again!

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Photo of dublife1
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass at my local bar. They don't have the proper glassware so it definitely deserved this over a pint glass! LOL Pours a very decent size head with smells of pepper, ripe apples, and pears. Carbonation is very high but works so well with this. Taste is outstanding with a crisp, spicy and fruity balance that is wonderful. Mouthfeel is near perfect and this beer will sneak up on you with it's 9% ABV. I had 3 after a few IPA's and they let me know it! A fantastic brew by the champs of Canada IMHO!

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

25 oz bottle shared at Zeno's. Pour into a tulip a nice cloudy golden color with a very thick and persistant white head. Smell is light- sweet fruity and yeasty. Taste starts with sweet malt which turns into a very nice fruit flavor which is difficult to place. Perhaps very sweet oranges. There is also some good spicy hop flavor to balance it out in the finish. Very balanced and tastey brew. This has a very nice medium full mouthfeel with some significant carbonation that suits this beer very well. This is 9% ABV but it's hard to tell from the taste- very well hidden. I have no doubt that it is in fact present however- this stuff hits hard. Dangerous and wonderful. "End of the World" indeed.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm delighted by the massive, three finger head on this brew. Retention is nice and lacing is also fine. Color is a deep orange/tan, and is very cloudy. Smell is a wonderful mix of citrus flavors, spice, wheat, and slight floral characters. Tastes very complex and strong. Spicy citrus, orange, lemon, etc, in a bready malt mix, which is both sweet and tangy with a slightly sour finish in which the 9% alcohol is well disguised. Immense carbonation strikes the edeges of the tongue, and the feel is rich with a nice medium body. Coats the palate well. With a near perfect balance of flavors it is a very drinkable selection, and a must have to be kept in your fridge at all times...

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

Wonderful packaging, to start off with, the silver foil topper is a great touch on an already nice bottle.

Pours out with a heavy head that slowly dies down after around 4-5 minutes, leaving a thin foam on a rich straw yellow body. Smells citrus and spicy, hints of coriander and citrus zest dominate.

The taste reflects the smell well, sharp citrus zing with a strong toasted spice undertone, finishing surprisingly light. As other reviews have noted it definitely changes with temperature, acquiring a slightly more bitter edge as it warms, and a thinner mouth feel. Not bad, just a distinct change from it served around 10-12C.

Overall a delicious tripel, expressing layers of flavor as you drink, many more and more complex than commonly seen. Very worthy of it's rating, and as I found it for $1.60, a fantastic deal too.

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

Appearance: Poured a slightly cloudy golden amber. With an aggressive pour, a three finger white head, bubbly/foamy in composition. Visible carbonation. Good retention; the head really sticks around.

Smell: Complex nose with honey malts and Belgian yeast, with many different spices (cloves and ginger?). Also a good amount of citrus and even banana. Very well rounded.

Taste: The taste follows the smell very nicely. Spicy citrus notes are sweet and smooth, with a wheatlike character. The same spices, cloves and ginger, taste just as good as they smell. A little bit of hoppy bitteness at the end. The alcohol (9%) is well hidden and almost undectable.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied, very smooth and crisp. It has a creamy texture and slightly sticky, leaving behind as those wonderful spices. The carbonation makes it slightly filling though.

Drinkability: An excellent beer and a great example of the style. A sipper, definitely, but the most enjoyable kind. The complex interactions between the fruit flavors and the spices never get old. However, while the 9% alcohol is well hidden, it defintiely will sneak up on you.

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy opaque orange with a smooth bubbly head.

The smell is delightful; apples, pears, bananas. Very fruity and aromatic.

Taste is like a sunny spring morning. Very crisp and fruity. Just like the smell; apples, pears and bananas. I really like this beer, it surpasses all of the high expectations I had going in due to all the praise it has received. Very worthy of the praise, best tripel out there.

Mouthfeel is exceptional. Light, crisp, refreshing and smooth. The feeling defies description.

Very drinkable beer. If you like Belgians, go buy this beer, simply amazing.

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

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

A - Poured cloudy bright golden color with huge white head that slowly dissipated leaving lots of lacing around the glass.

S - Mostly yeast, bananas, citrus and slight scent of spices.

T - Very sweet, honey, yeast, bananas, apples and a little bit of citrusy flavor.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O - Excellent tripel with ABV very well hidden. I would highly recommend it or drink again.

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Photo of mattffrost
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Beer is cloudy light orange. Head is off white. Head dissolves fairly quickly. Good lacing.

Smell Wow a very nice fruity smell. Close to peach in my opinion. Clove smell with some yeast. Spicy.

Taste This is a complex beer. I get clove for sure. Spicey taste. Some fruitness flavors also come out. Not a lot of bitterness on the finish but a touch of it. This beer is fun to drink because of the abundance of really nice flavors. In my opinion this is world class.

Mouthfeel medium to light carbonation, complex and cremy very nice.

Drinkability Very Very hard not to drink to fast. Can't down it to fast at 9% but I want to.

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Photo of BadBadger
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving a 12 0z bottle. Expiration date 2 years from now-gotta love that. This bottle poured a beautiful hazy golden yellow color. A very small head was all that formed, but this was not a major let down. Smell was wonderful: fruity and with hints of pleasant alcoho undertones. Taste was fruity sweetness. Finish is very crisp. The high ABV is there but hidden well. This is a highly drinkable beer. Enjoy!.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 92.8% out of 100 with 10,097 ratings
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