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:
#465
Reviews:
3,038
Ratings:
10,272
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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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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Photo of JOaikido
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341 ml bottle

A- Pale orangy amber colour with swirls of yeast as I poor it in. Bubbling like crazy. Nice off-white head of medium-large bubbles. Head has good durability.

S- Yeast with fruit and spice. Alcohol more and more noticeable as it warms.

T- That great Unibroue yeast/fermentation flavour. Overrripe fruit (but good). Alcohol present but not overpowering. Warm spicy aftertaste that lingers with a bit of bitterness mixed in.

MF- Carbonation a bit high initially. Round feel in the mouth. Soft, no water feel at all.

D- Despite strong yeast presence and high ABV, this is one of the easiest beers on lees to drink. I know from experience in my youth as I would split a six pack with a friend and get quite drunk. For the moment, enjoying a single beer with my meal and feeling great!

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Photo of Clints1991
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it bottle in a Goblet. It pours a golden yellow, with a white head that dissipates slowly. It has a strong nose. I got a lot of floral hints and some coriander. It is a medium body with slightly high carbonation and also dry. On the taste I pick up some fruits such as apple and pear. I also get a little bit of spice. Overall this is a really good beer. Has an amazing aroma and tastes amazing. Overall this is one of my favorite beers now!

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

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

Appearance: poured a slightly opaque medium golden color with nice effervescence and a quickly-dissipating one-finger head.

Smell: rich wheat aroma with attendant light notes of citrus.

Taste: very nice wheat flavor with fruit undertones. At once subtle and complex with a variety of sweet, tart, fruit and yeast notes on the finish. This beer is truly delicious.

Mouthfeel: medium body; with the carbonation it is quite creamy. Sticks around enough to really give a good flavor experience.

Drinkability: alcohol content notwithstanding, this is a highly drinkable beer. I like that fact that each sip brings another complex collection of flavors to contemplate.

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Photo of goalie33
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into 13oz tulip glass.
A: Hazy straw gold in color with 1 finger of fizzy head that goes down to a thin layer coating the top of the beer.
S: Clove and spices, very similar to a hefeweizen without the banana.
T: The spiciness of the nose comes through in the taste with a hint of alcohol. This beer masks its 9% abv very well but you can tell that it is there.

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

A - Golden rich hue, good head (near two finger), some lacing through the drink.

S - that great level of complexity is reached with this one...what you would expect from a Trippel yet more pronounced than average, some fruit, white wine type notes, pleasant alcohol type notes, yet also strong profile with a much welcomed and tempered Belgium bitterness.

T - great, thick, full flavored taste...accentuates all that was mentioned concerning the aroma.

M - rich smooth and thick yet still very bubbly, near perfect for carrying the complexity...not to light/swift as to miss anything, nor to syrupy/slow to have any one flavor component linger in a lack of balance.

D - Impressive. The actual, true champagne of beers, at least craft beers. High ABV suggests to enjoy slowly. But it's so good that's actually a little tough to do.

One of the rare ones for me which rivals any food pairing at all.
Can be enjoyed strait up alone...or with anything you wish to cut with the dryness of a Tripel. To be savored, sipped. Highly recommended if you want to see what a great Tripel is all about.

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

I drank this tripel out of my snifter at cellar temperature.

Upon pouring, a large three-finger, pure white cloud for a head and a slightly hazy, bright straw-gold color. Looks like a Belgian ale, all right.

An aroma of green apples, grapes, yeast, and earth. Some flowers in there too. Pleasant.

The flavor, to me, is straight-forward and simple, but also excellent. 'Tis the beer equivalent of a perfect loaf of white bread, that basic food which is so taken for granted despite its necessity. Long into the finish, I also get a little taste of white wine.

It feels like a Belgian ale. What did you expect from a tripel? Bubbly.

Very nice. Nice enough that I'd drink this one anytime.

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

12oz foiled bottle into a La Choulette glass. Forgotten in the cellar for some time.

A- La Fin Du Monde pours out a glorious golden color with spots of blond. A nice white head is seen and leaves some streaks of sticky lace. A little hazy side with a cloudyness through the glass. Strong rising bubbles.

S- This triple has a huge fruit aroma incuding oranges and banana and other tropical smells. A nice spice factor including clove and some barley+wheat. Some hops make an appearance as well as malt sweetness after 10 minutes or so.

T- This one packs a lot of tropical tastes such as the orange peel,lemon and melted banana. Other fruits not present in smell include pineapple pear and apple. Spices such as clove & pepper with some barley action. A bit of a hop bite in the middle as some malts smooth things out with sugars lingering.

M- This 9%er goes down smooth with some tartness from some aging. The fruit essence is the 1st thing that hits the palette but then is backed by a exellent balance of spices malts and hops.Medium bodied while the Carbonation is lively with the alcohol making a cameo.

D- One of unibroue's better offerings and is quite drinkable at the 9% but watch yourself after a few. This one is good fresh and great with a year plus. Buy some!

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Photo of Liverpool08
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another reason to love this style. Pours a pale cloudy orange with small thin head. Smell of belgian yeast, cloves. spices. Flavor follows with super smooth spices, cloves, bananas and funk. This tripel seems a bit smoother then some others. It doesn't have the big Belgian punch of others, yet it is still an outstanding example of the style. The alchohol is VERY well hidden and would be very easy to drink several of these.
Glad to have these readibly available in my area!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy honey color with a huge 2 inch white head that fades to a small cap. There is a little spotty lacing present.

S - Smells of acidic fruit like pineapple, green apples, and malts.

T - Tastes heavily of yeast and malt with an acidic fruit aftertaste.

M - Extremely bubbly and crisp with an acidic feel in the mouth.

D - Very tasty beer that was very refreshing. Another great offering from Unibroue.

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Photo of tbern007
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large dark brown bottle. The big one.
Pours clear, gold/yellow. Very large thick head, large bubles, lots of sticky lace.
S- yeast, citrus, clove, sweetness.
T - see smell. Sweet, orange, citurs, clove, grass.
M & D - sweet but yet dry at the same time. Nice balance. Perfectly carbonated. Some alcohol is noticeable but it is yet still sweet. Warms me up inside after about half the bottle. Mildly sweet aftertaste that lingers a very long time.

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

Hazy, light honey color
Active, rich bubbly head.
Very aromatic; fruits and raisins.
Full flavored, a lot going on. A very nice blend of malty fruitiness.
Settles on the front of the tongue, doesn't expand to the back or into the nose.
Very drinkable for the style, I was ready for a second glass.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Ommegang stem glass, a nice Christmas present from my girlfriend.

Two finger head

Hazy straw color

S: Barley, cloves, spices, sugar, and a whiff of alcohol.

T: Candi sugar, barley, banana, grapes, and hop bitterness.

M: Light and refreshing

Overall, this is a great beer that betrays its alcohol content. I could not tell it was 9% ABV, but it is still not a session beer. Truly, it is worth trying. I'll have this in my fridge again.

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

Purchased a unibroue sample pack and this was one of 7 beers in the pack

A very active brew..lots of fizz and head. Took a long time for things to settle down..a hazy dirty hay yellow color..not that that's bad..just couldn't find an adjective to discribe it. Decent lacing.

smell equal parts fruit (another reviewer said appricot and I'd agree), spicy yeastiness, and booze.

Wow..lotsa of complex flavour here..a quick fruit sweetness, the ABV, and the a wash of flavour on the palate..cloves, fruit( but not appricot) and ending with a dry citrus. Very effective in masking the ABV.

Once the carbonation settles down, this brew has a smooth but boozey mouthfeel..but in a nice warming vs. bad listerine way.

Would have scored higher on the drinkability scale..but I'm thinking more than 2 is a tough sled.

No wonder the German's lost the war..sitting on their arses drinking beer like this in Belgium, would take the fighting edge off of any soldier...a great Canadian brew..OK Quebec..we'll let you stay so long as we can get this brew 'out west'.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic Belgian pale. The active effervescence adds to a great feel. At 9% I'm wondering if there's booze in there. Hidden beautifully. Yeasty banana bread and clove.

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

Pours a light-yellow cider color with a very healthy foamy white head. Aroma has a mix of apple, some citrus and floral hints to it. Taste is a mix of apples, spice, and some malts. Alcohol is there also, but not too strong, which is surprising considering it's 9% ABV. Good thickness and carbonation. Definitely a drinkable beer for any occassion, but pricey.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,272 ratings