La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian 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:
#793
Reviews:
3,044
Ratings:
10,318
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
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683
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2,470
Trade:
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Photo of neonbrown82
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fellow BA Chatter for this brew, acquired in my first trade attempt. This is a very solid brew. A belgian beer from canuck land, eh? Tastes better than any other American attempt at belgians to me, and I've had my fair share.

Pours to a cloudy golden tripel color with a massive fluffy head. The lacing is quite burly and leaves strata of different thicknesses along the back edge of the glass. The little bubbles couldn't possibly be more uniformly perfect.

The smell reminds me of a Chimay Cinq Cents, or something similar. Very sweet and malty with some spicy, yeasty clove notes to it. Good, but quite standard for a belgian style ale.

The taste is quite exceptional, though. I would go so far as to guess that it has a lot to do with water quality. There is no metallic taste to the foam, which is actually almost more tasty than the beer itself. There is an ever so slight banana ester to the taste, along with a bit of clove. The mouthfeel is very smooth, not too dry, and not too alcoholic for such a high ABV brew. Very creamy and highly drinkable for such a heavy beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, cork and cage, date code on bottle but undecipherable, purchased 7/2011 from a reputable bottle shop and well stored in temperature controlled conditions since.

Poured into a Duvel Tulip Signature Glass.

Pours a nice frothy one finger head, which slowly reduces to a thin cap which lasts.
Beautiful straw color, with very lively carbonation, small bubbles stream from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma first hits you with very refined and classy yeast, followed by some very light citrus and even fainter malt. After warming some orange peel and coriander come forward. While very enjoyable the smell could use a little more intensity.

Crisp delicious entry on the palate of yeast and toasty malt. Very refined, elegant flavors that remind one of champagne. Orange peel and banana flavors and a slight hoppyness develop as this ale warms. Medium full mouth feel with a wonderfully refreshing carbonation.

Good finish of citrus, yeast, and light hop/malt.

This is undeniably delicious ale, but after having their Trois Pistoles which blew me away, this leaves me a little underwhelmed.
That being said this is an excellent Triple, with very refined aromas and flavors. Excellent balance and skillfully brewed. The 9% ABV is never even remotely noticeable.

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Photo of aufie
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmphillips88
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mirish72
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Chimay goblet. Poured an orange amber with visible yeast.

Has a great aroma. Nice blend of spicy hops, fruity sweetness and a slight bready smell. Good strong characteristics of a tripel. Beer is fairly high in carbonation but overall it is very drinkable and hides the 9% very well.

Probably one of the better non-Belgian tripels I have had in a while, I am slowly making my way through a number of Unibroue offerings and I have yet to be disappointed.

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Photo of Mousel
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanalday
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wanted to review this again because it was one of the first beers I ever reviewed for this site. My attention to detail in beers has certainly grown immensely since I first reviewed this beer in early May of 2006. Also, it was exactly 6 years ago this day, Friday June 1st 2001 that I graduated high school, so I thought drinking this fantastic beer would be a good way to help remember that great occasion. I hope all my former classmates are doing very well. I am still good friends with a few of them today and a few of them also have a fine appreciation for great beers! Anyways, a 12 oz bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. This beer pours a cloudy, hazy medium golden color with an orange hue. The head was about 1/3 inch thick when poured. It quickly settled to a good surface cover film layer with a nice white ring lining the inside of the glass. Pretty good lacing here. Aromas of malt, citrus and sweet spice fill the nostrils upon taking a whiff. Sweet, spice, and citrus flavors are all present. Very good indeed! This beer has a very crisp and smooth mouthfeel. A full body with pretty heavy carbonation. As I said the first time I reviewed this, do not drink too fast or much burping will surely ensue! This beer is the first offering is I ever reviewed from Unibroue and may also be the beer I ever tried from them. It was either this or Trois Pistole or Don De Dieu in January of 2006, a few weeks before I became a member of this wonderful website. Regardless, this beer is one of the best Belgian style ales I have ever drank. It is very drinkable. You don't even know the 9% ABV is there until you start to feel it after a few sips. I will drink this beer again and again!

Eric

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Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orangy/amber with nice fluffy, light head.

S - Floral grains, mild belgian yeast with hints of fruit

T - light sweet hops, hints of citrus and light grain with even lighter hints of spice and yeast

M - Crisp, bubbly and slightly drying but goes down smoothly.

D - excellent beer in its class. not overly alcoholed like many other tripels and very very smooth

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquidcraft
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange color, tall and fizzy head that i enjoyed stuffing my nose into. Smells bright with scents of clove like I'd expect in a tripel.

Tastes great, remarkably well combined flavors of citrus, clove like spices. Goes down really smooth, no suggestions of a 9% abv. Carbonation is right where I'd like it to be, I'd drink this almost any time of year in almost any setting.

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Photo of RichThatchr
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was tonight's great find at Whole Foods in Jericho, NY as I was thinking about a tripel. It poured with an extra foam that took a while to settle, so I just inhaled it in deep appreciation. The first taste was like the last, until I got to the extra yeast section. A plentiful array of sweet malts, the tangs of hops, and the slightly sour elements came together in a great tasting ale. It must be stellar on tap.

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Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet. Best by date 09-24-12.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden orange with a 1/4 finger foamy white head which dissipates almost instantly. No lacing at all.

Smell: Quite sweet with banana, yeast and citrus dominating with just a hint of phenols.

Taste: Yeast and malt up front followed by a burst of banana and citrus esters in the middle then finishes with malt and dry phenols. Aftertaste is a mixture of sour citrus and phenols. The high alcohol is well hidden by the tremendous flavor of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. The carbonation bursts through from the get go.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You don't really notice the alcohol at all so this one could very well sneak up on you.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. Buy it if you see it. It is one I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of HosP
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle from peensteen. Thank you very much!

A - Poured hazy, orange-yellow color. Good size head with small bubbles until the end of the drink.

S - Citrus smell, with nice spice aroma.

T - Very crisp. Orange citrus comes through a lot with spices like in the smell. Has a nice bite to it, but not in a high alcohol way. Towards the end as it warmed the alcohol seemed to show, but not a lot.

M - Medium body. Lots of carbonation. Very smooth beer!

D - Very good beer. The bubbles just didn't stop coming! For a higher ABV, very easy to drink beer. Masked the alcohol a lot. Very much enjoyed this beer, thanks Pino!

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Photo of icemanexit
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochef81
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of champ103
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A Cloudy yellow/orange (almost an amber color) with a huge white head and plenty of lace. Takes a while for the head to subside, but it easily rejuvenates after I swirl the beer in my snifer.
S: Musky basement like funk. Can detect sweet citrus, banana, and floral characters. Love the funky yeast and esters.
T: Lots of fruits. Love the sweet citrus and banana/apple fruit flavors. Also, I can detect a lot of wonderful peppery spices. Great funky yeast.
D: Pretty good. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering at all. I can drink a few of these.

One of the best Triples out there. Excellent throughout. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rpardon7
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a haze and nice white head. The head lingers and fades into nice lacing that stays the length of the beer. Smell is wonderful citrus and spices also a hint of clove. Taste is delicous very bright floral citrus with undertones of yeast and hops, a very balanced taste not too sharp and very bright. The mouthfeel is very smooth and clean not overly carbonated and not flat like some tripels. Drinkabilty is great except for the high abv but an exceptional tripel to have. Couldn't session it or it could spell trouble.

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Photo of teromous
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the shoulder of the bottle: "BB 11-23-18"

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a hint of orange. The white head is thick and fluffy, standing tall but not leaving a whole lot of lacing. After a short while of drinking the head eventually fades out to a short cap.

Aroma: It has the sweet smell of coriander. I don't pick up anything else but the aroma is lovely.

Taste: The flavor of this beer is fantastic. It has a light sweet flavor that is almost like eating pears. I can taste the sweet coriander flavor and there is just a touch of tang but not like a fruity tang that some Belgian yeast has. The beer has very clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and effervescent. The finish is off-dry. It is a very enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

Overall: It is a highly enjoyable tripel. If you enjoy a tripel that includes coriander then I would recommend this to you. It is a bit on the sweeter side but it didn't impede drinkability for me. I normally prefer a drier finishing tripel but again this beer just worked very well as a complete package and I found it very enjoyable. I would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of FrankenBeerStein
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light gold color, slightly hazy texture, with a light head, maybe a half finger. Pretty good head retention as well. Smell is very light, some minor hint of floral hops and light malts. Taste has some light malt sweetness and finishes with a hint of hop bite. Mouthfeel has a comfortable thickness to it, slightly reminiscent of the texture of a light hefeweissen. Overall, a very refreshing beer without the overpowering "Belgian funk" that one gets with the Belgian yeasts. Also hides the higher ABV% well. Definitely a "must try", and one I would drink again, as well as getting to share with others.

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Photo of jhartley
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, purchased at The Brown Derby Lounge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Best by date: 12/23/17
Nice cloudy light yellow head with a 1 fingers worth of white bubbles.
Aromas of coriander, peach and yeast.
Taste has that nice Tripel funky yeast flavor too.Can't pick up on that 9% abv at all.
An excellent Tripel and was quite a surprise to find it at Hollywood Studios and was sure to head back and pick up a bottle to make the walk around the park more enjoyable! A tasty beer that has that great funky aroma and taste, but a nice crisp finish; makes you want to drink even more.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml. bottle, with a Best By 1/12/13 marking, poured into a Duvel tulip...

A - Really nice ever-so-slightly hazy golden-orange color with a HUGE 3 finger fluffy white head. An incredible amount of carbonation is visible in this one. Bubbles are flying all over the place at an incredibly quick pace.

S - Yeasty with a nice aroma of clove out front. Citrusy and floral as well. There some other fruits there as well; some pear and green apple. Some slight spice and peppery notes as well.

T - Sweet tasting with floral and fruity flavors coming out. The pear and green apple make themselves known as do the cloves. Slightly more bready than I thought it would be. A little bit of pepper and citrus round things out nicely. Slight hop bitterness and belgian yeast mix nicely with the sweetness. Ends with a nice buttery finish.

M - Smooth and creamy with a slightly carbonated bite at the end (much less than I expected based on the appearance ofthe beer). Medium bodied with a nice dry estery finish.

D - Quite drinkable even with the ABV, although it does start to catch up with you after a bit. One bomber was enough for me, but was quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of chickenflea
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. In my opinion Unibroue is one of the top 10 breweries in North America. This beer is bears this out. It pours a very cloudy pale orange body. Cloudier, of course, if the yeast from the bottle is added, but I prefer the beer without the conditioning yeast. Fruity and yeasty aroma with lots of wheat, bubblegum, alcohol, and pepper. Intense fruity and alcoholic flavors over sweet malt, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel is full bodied and chewy in consistency. Intense fizzy classic Unibroue style carbonation. A very nice beer. The flavor and consistency is always high.

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Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 01121987
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

decanted off of sediment into a chalice.
a- brilliantly clear pale gold. no lacing, little retention
s- smells fruity and slightly if alcohol
t- sweet banana and other fruity esters. sweetness balanced perfectly by a tinge of bitterness.
m- smooth and sweet mouthfeel. finishes slightly dry
d- extremely drinkable. not a single un-enjoyable note

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,318 ratings