La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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
Ratings:
10,043
Reviews:
2,975
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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Photo of glazeman
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a unibroue snifter at duckfat grill

a: the beer pours a cloudy straw color with a 2 finger white head tgat has excellent retention and lacing.

s: on the nose I get a lot of lemongrass, some orange peel, and a bit of yeastiness.

t: the taste pretty much follows the nose on this one. In addition to lemon zest, orange, and some yeastiness, there's a bit of pepper as well. Perfect for the sun.

m: on the higher end of carbonation for the style, but it works well for this beer. Nice crisp feel, appropriate viscosity and a great aftertaste.

o: this is an amazing beer for spring/summer. I would classify it more as an imperial hefeweizen (if that's even a style) than a triple. Serve this at your next BBQ!

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn good beer, but more along the style of a Saison or Belgian golden ale than a Triple. Poured to a hazy golden orange, with good carbonation and a thick white head that lingered , then dissipated to little lacing. Aroma was very pleasant spices (clove and coriander) with a hint of apples. Taste was more of the spices, and a hint of cookie dough. Mouthfeel was tingly, as a result of the spices, and the finish was smooth and a little warming, due to the 9% abv. Left a lingering spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of brewintheLou
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The bubbles from the carbonation rise up the side of the glass.

Smell is a sweet citrus like yeast.

The Belgian yeast is definitly the overpowering taste here. Almost like a higher carbonated hefeweizen. Very smooth fruity flavors and goes down very easy. Not much of an after taste here.

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Photo of bfields4
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange body with a tight large white head. Excellent lacing on this guy.

Candi sugar sweet aroma. Tropical fruit papaya, mango. Nice clove and pepper to complement the sweeter aroma.

Banana mango clove estery fruity combo hits the tongue nicely with a good complex flavor profile. Finishes dry with a residual alcohol twang.

Phenomenal beer full of flavor. Large chewy full carbonated body. My perfect non-stout morning beer with to sit around and be lazy watching college football/basketball (go jayhawks)

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Photo of joek440
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy golden yellow appearance. Lots of bubbly head formed quickly and dissipated slowly to a thin white layer

S - Yeasty and sweet malt smells. Caramel malt and sugars with hints of citrus hops/orange peel.

T - Sweet sugary taste with bits of citrus flavor and just a bit of alcohol. Bready yeast flavor - biscuity finish. Very inviting sweetness of the added malt is well balanced with just enough hops and the yeast. Covers up the high ABV well.

M - Smooth and easy to drink with only moderate carbonation

O - Excellent beer and a treat to enjoy. A great Tripel. The sweetness and bready flavors are outstanding and well balanced. The high ABV is only noticeable after finishing your second glass! Would highly recommend

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle. After the cork exploded off the bottle, this beer poured out a hazy orange, with a big white head. Aroma is yeast, spice, and fruit. Tropical fruit flavor, especially apricots, pineapple, and mango. Spicy, with pepper and cloves, but not as spicy as most of their dark beers. No hop flavor. Sweet, but not overly sweet. This tastes very much like a Belgian beer. Full mouthfeel. Absolutely no sign of the 9% abv. A truly world class beer.

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Photo of Naugros
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, as a trippel should be, with a luscious, fluffy head that dissipates slowly, but is retained in a thin film. Color has a golden/orange glow.

The Belgian characteristics come through in the aroma. Get a full whiff as the Belgian hops and yeast play!

Most of the flavor hits the mid-tongue and the sides of the upper palate. This is one of the best representatives of the style I've come across, but I must admit to my limited experience. The bitterness of the hops dominate and the yeast strain adds the expected overtones from this style.

Very up front with it's flavors. The lingering aftertaste is not unpleasant and brings you back for another taste. It doesn't overwhelm with body or heaviness, but is nicely balanced and not at all "thin".

As mentioned above, this beer will leave you wanting another swig and the 9.0% ABV will shortly have you regretting that this beer is very drinkable.

If comparing with another North American brewed trippel (Golden Monkey or Merry Monks come to mind), then you're going to want to limit the sample size and be sure to share. Your tasting will surely end quickly as this beer brings you back for another glass time and again and will render you incapable of taking the simplest of notes.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy yellow pour with red and orange tints. Big head, foaming, a bit chunky, clings great to side of glass and forms an inverted 'U'. Some sediment floating around, no biggie.
Aroma had alcohol at first, then citrus and biscuit, glazed donut, maybe some ginger.
Taste was rich; sweet like sugar cane/rum, citrus undertones like orange, some pear and a complex mix of herbs.
Felt a bit oily or waxy, a little burn, but that's a good thing.
Very drinkable if you want a good beer to enjoy the whole experience of drinking beer. Not good for a six pack during a ball game and nachos.

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Photo of mikel52588
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a bomber into a dogfish head signature glass; the color is a cloudy golden orange hue with a massive 3 fingerlength head; has a nice full soapy lacing.

Smell: Has a strong clove scent with banana in the background, and a sweet maltiness

Taste: Delicious. Very malty sweet but not in an overbearing way; just the right amount of cloves hit your taste buds right off the bat, while the banana falls in the aftertaste; this is probably the most pleasant aftertaste I have ever had.

Mouthfeel: It has the perfect consistency; creamy, smooth, medium body; aftertaste, as I mentioned, is pleasant.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable; its so smooth and tasty and good you wont want to put this one down. And wow, this beer could really be dangerous! Its 9% abv and drinks like a 5. I would definitely session with this beer, but I would have to be careful of course.

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Photo of leaddog
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow with about a finger width of foamy white head. Lots of bubbles present.

Smell - Yeast, banana, clove, spices, hint of lemon, slightly grassy.

Taste - The banana and clove flavours stand out, followed by some spiciness. Leaves a hint of clove on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with lots of good carbonation. Slight fluffiness to this body.

Overall - Good representation of a tripel by Unibroue. I like that the fruity banana/clove flavours did not overpower the entire beer. One of my favourites to come back to from Unibroue.

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Photo of DannyHartman
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW !!.... What a shock.... I'm not a big fan of lagers, but this lager is anything but.... The look of it as you pour it into a glass is that of an unfiltered wheat beer.... A thick golden color with a well balanced head.... It has a strong nose of citrus with a taste to match it.... Your mouth is left with a strong, yet pleasant, aftertaste that lingers.... I enjoy this brew as much as any from this Canadian based brewery.... A must have.

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Photo of bensiff
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have visited this fine beer on many a night. This night I write my review at the end of a 750ml bottle and its 9% alcohol is not pronounced in the mouth, but evident in the head.

This fine beer poors with the looks of a hefeweizen and a nice head that slowly dissipates into a slight lacing. Smell is dominated with Uni's distinct yeast.

Taste is of yeast, fruity esters, and a touch of citrus that rolls off with the alcohol content leaving a slightly peppery feel on the tongue.

This fine beer leaves a wonderous full weight on the tongue while remaining light in comparison to the darker belgium styles. I say drink this as much as your beer exploration will allow and don't settle for only a 12 ounce when there is a 750ml available.

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Photo of mjohn27603
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle - best before 7-4-05. Filled the tulip glass with a big and light head. It is blonde in color. Aroma of coriander but very light not overly so. Taste is of lemon and spices with a high alcohol content present. Leaves a sticky coating on the tongue after finishing but is quite drinkable for a something with 9.0% ABV. Very fizzy carbonation leaves light feeling in mouth. Drinking at 9PM on a Sunday night, it is a good way to cap off the night and the weekend.

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Photo of mexikrainian
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a Stone chalice.

Appearance: golden straw with creamy white head and smooth lacing.

Aroma: slightly grassy and hoppy. strong apple and citrus notes. lemon zest and cinnamon hints.

Taste: sweet with tart and dry finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy medium body with light carbonation.

Overall impression: rich and tasty, this is an amazing tripel! buy a case if possible.

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Photo of cbl2
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:

Slightly cloudy yellow with intense effervescence and a nice quarter inch white head.

Smell:

A very pleasant herbal aroma coupled with faint yeast undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Hints of medicine, but in a good way. This is some tasty stuff. Crisp and delightful with some metal qualitites. Very fresh tasting.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz / 4 pack - best before 09-14-09

I think I had a bad 750ml bottle of this stuff on my 1st review, the beer was murky, musty, flat, and basically tasted like shit. Other BA members of the Bar Talk Group told me to give it another try, so here it goes...

Poured into my Duvel tulip glass, hey the beer looks a lot more clear than the last one I had...nice head that fizzled down quick and no real lacing, just some "spotting".

The last bottle I had I said smelled like "La Feet Du Maude" because of the funky musty odor.
This glass smells of yeast, clove and a hint of alcohol.

Holy Crap!... this is a real good tasting beer!

It is very nice. Good amount of carbonation, nice rich bready yeast taste on the palate and a warming of alcohol at the finish.

This is drinkable.
9% abv might slow down some, but I'm on my 3rd of 4 (I was going to cellar 1...ha, it'll be gone in another 10 minutes) and tomorrow I'll get more!

Thanks for making me try this one again beer buddies!

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Photo of chefhatt
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice hazy color body with a small fizzy white head. The smell is fruity and yeasty. The taste is banana up front with a hint of spice. The mouth feel is awesome, well carobonated and smooth going down with no aftertaste. Overall this is really good and i have never had anything like this.

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Photo of slyke
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden orange color with a white head two fingers high. The head fades to a thin lace cap.

The aroma is has notes of citrus and alcohol, but its strongest characteristic is the aroma that all Unibroue beers possess, it must be their proprietary yeast.

Some orange, some banana, some alcohol, some carbonation are all found in the flavor. A subtle warming sensation from the alcohol too as the beer hits the stomach.

Mouthfeel has a bit of heft in the center of the tongue with some very distinct crispness around the edges of the mouth.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. Its 9.0% alcohol content by volume makes it one that you wouldn't want to drink all day, but this is a damn solid beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of RocketWidget
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as a promotional wooden three bomber case also including Maudite and Trois Pistoles. Enjoyed while eating some fine cheeses. Drank during a Red Sox game the announcer called “the worst baseball game I’ve ever seen”. Glad I’ve got my End of the World with me!

Pours a hazy, glowing gold color. Moderate silky white head. Smells fruity and crisp. This beer is excellent! Heavy and hard hitting, this beer has a powerful spicy taste and a malty punch. Slight hops combine with the sharp, alcoholic aftertaste. Extremely smooth and drinkable. An outstanding brew, and a great conversion brew as well.

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Photo of nukem5
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 47° F and finished at 58° F
A: Pours a great cloudy straw color with nice solid cap of foamy goodness resting on top.

S: Aroma is of belgian yeast and fruity as warmed up more spices became apparent.

T: Taste is of clove and banana with heavy fruity tones and an almost bubble gum onthe back end.

M: Mouthfeel is definitly medium to full bodied with a great carbonation, tiny bubblescoming to top all over.

O: Overall a great go to beer from Uni guys, honestly I have not ever had a bad beer from them .

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Photo of hellcatsjg
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange with just over a fingers worth of head that diminishes by half and then sticks around for most of the glass.

Smell: Spicy black pepper with a subtle hint of citrus.

Taste: Thick and spicy. Gives more of a malty taste as you go on. Back end of the sip brings out a bit of the citrus as well. The alcohol makes its presence known as you go with a nice warming feeling.

Mouthfeel: Very good thickness. The creamy head adds a lot to the drink. The good amount of carbonation gives the beer a nice quality that helps it stand out.

Drinkability: Very good beer. Wonderful taste and complexity. This is a great brew that I will definitely be picking up in the future. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde purchased from ABC Liqour in Jacksonville. I poured my bottle into my Unibroue tulip.

The beer poured a very effervescent and bubbly lightly hazy bright gold color with a brilliant white 2 inch head of surprisingly fizzy bubbles. The head dissipated after a few moments to a finger of consistent, retained head. The CO2 bubbles rose to the top of the glass throughout the drinking, leaving the beer a slightly champagne like appearance. The nose consisted of a light apple smell along with a number of other fruit tones and a light spiciness. The flavor is big with a hidden big abv. A medium bodied brew with strong clove flavors and a hoppy finish. The beer proved to be a great sipper and finished off a day of work and hearing about my fiance's second day of teaching third grade.

I'll be returning to this one.

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Photo of arizcards
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To date the best in the lot of the Beers of the World gift pack received for Christmas. This golden brew poured a generous fluffy white head that is lacing nicely down the side of my pint. Initially this had a bread like smell that was soon taken over by the spices and fruits that are in this beer. My first taste (not to mention the subsequent sips) was heavenly, an awesome piece of brewing that blends together a highly carbonated combination of malts, hops, fruits, and spices. The mouthfeel is wonderfully full. This beer is one I will seek out in the near future!

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The La Fin Du Monde poured a hazy orange with a solid finger head with a tight pillow formation. There was minimal lacing.

The aroma was really yeasty, fruity, spicy and of bananas.

The taste was again yeasty and spiciness which could not be named. In the mouth there was a bitterness on the finish which was nice. It was moderately to highly carbonated. One of the best Tripel's to date.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich golden orange into a Chimay chalice with a finger of long-lasting creamy white head. Lovely aroma of flowers, citrus, yeast, and banana.

High carbonation and an immediate burst of full flavor throughout the mouth, with prominent banana, yeast, green apple, and a hint of clove on the finish. Really delicious and fully flavored without being cloying (though it is quite sweet). The higher ABV is mostly present just upon tasting, giving this beer a pleasant dry champagne quality.

A wonderful Belgian and probably my favorite from Unibroue, though the robust flavor usually leaves me satisfied at just one.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,043 ratings.
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