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:
#446
Reviews:
3,025
Ratings:
10,231
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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Ratings: 10,231 |  Reviews: 3,025
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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Photo of sholland119
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy pure golden honey color topped by a substantial white creamy head. Nice lacing.

S-Some cloves with a strong, pleasant Belgian yeastiness.

T-Maltiness with some citrus notes. A nice peachy taste comes through in the finish with a late (mild) alcohol warmth.

M-Very light but lasting. Nice and creamy. Nice carbonation; I sometimes find triples to be too carbonated.

D-Thank you, sir, may I have another? Very nicely drinkable and delicious.

I do not drink triples often enough. This beer reminds me I need to change that.

HV

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

A: Golden, fairly clear with tight lacing and good two finger head that has good retention.

S: Pale malt and faint fruitiness. There isn't too much going on there but it does have a good aroma.

T: Much more complex than the nose. Bright fruits: banana, pear, slight pale malt flavor. Absolutely no hint of the 9% abv.

M: Medium bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.

O: A fantastic Triple to be sure. This beer has great characteristics and may be the best non-Belgian Triple there is.

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

12oz brown bottle
9% abv

La Fin Du Monde was light gold in color and cloudy. It had a short white head that was reduced to a ring with little residual lacing. The smell was fruit, yeast and malt. The taste was fruity and sweet upfront with candi sugar, yeast flavors and spices. The finish was lingering and semi-dry. It was medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The drinkability was good and the alcohol well hidden. This is a good Belgian ale and worth seeking out.

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

I just realized I hadn't reviewed this beer before, so here it goes. Pours a hazy pale orange colour with thick white head and lots of lacing. Smells very sweet, with some lemon and other citrus aromas and Belgian yeast. Some mild bitterness, but more sweetness in the flavour. I'm probably not doing this justice by the description, but a delicious tripel. Nice carbonation level. I have this frequently and glad I always have access to it at about $5 a bottle.

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Photo of July2Nov
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy, orange-brown in color. Had a finger width of head on it after the pour, but went down to a thin lacing after it set for awhile.

Smell: Very fruity smelling (ripe granny smith apples).

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nice taste of raisins and apples. Gets a bit bready after the initial tasting. Some carbonation comes through. Has a rum raisin bread flavor at the very end. Aftertaste is mild and the high abv is very well hidden with just a touch of heat letting you know it's there.

Overall: This is always a go to beer for me and I finally got around to reviewing it. This is so highly rated that I can't really add to much more to it other than; If you haven't had it before...do yourself a favor and get it. So many people can't be wrong!

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

Orange-hay pour, very hazy, nice small, creamy head. Initial fruity aromas, tropical fruit, pineapples, pretty yeasty. Really nice, creamy on the palate, a lot of fruits, with a soft, gentle washing effect that I can't describe. Some sweet banana bread plays with the mangoes, peaches, and spices. Very nice, and one of the best, most accessible tripels out there.

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

The beer poured into the chalice with a slight haze and pale golden amber with a white head which rose, but fell quickly and laced the glass.

The aroma was nicely citrusy and fruity with a spicy presence. The fruity aromas were strong and plentiful and as the beer warmed a nice pepper spice character developed.

The flavor was nicely achieved with a sweet malty presence and a roundness of wheat coupled with a light peppery spice and a light bittering and citrus. The fruity flavors were pleasant and very well done. Also present was a nice earthy character.

The finish was even and almost dry with a light spice and a nice fruity character long into the afteraste. The body was medium and a the mouthfeel was nice with the higher carbonation level. Have had this one many times before and will most likely continue to have it. Dunno why I never reviewed it before, but tonight seemed like the perfect time.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle.

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

Great beer that is fairly hard to find, at least here in Kansas.

L - cloudy orange with a small white head

S - fruity, peach, and a hint of grape

T - Fruity, peach, grape, and with a pleasant carmel finish

M - Very carbonated. I found myself burping after every other drink.

D - This is a smooth beer considering the ABV. I would have given it a higher rate here, if it wasn't for the constant burping from the high carbonation.

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

Photo of kbub6f
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a few weeks in my fridge, reviewed 45F-65F.

There's a big, noisy white head. Not so much lacing. The beer is slightly darkish gold, with darker swirls of sediment. Lots of sediment (I'm not careful).

The smell is spicy/sweet, with apples. The front is citrusy, spicy. Apples return in the middle along with the first hint that this is a relatively high-alcohol beer. The finish is crisp, clean, nice fresh bitterness with alcohol warming. The taste becomes more buttery as it warms. Overall this is a fantastic beer. I think it's more balanced than some of the other great Unibroues. It's sweet but not too sweet. The alcohol is somewhat obvious, but not bad at all for 9%.

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

poured a golden yellow, you can see its very carbonated. huge white frothy head. leaves thick lacing all around the glass. medium retention.

the nose reminds me of a champagne. lemon/mildly fruity, very sweet

nice and easy on the pallet, it's just like the nose was, sweet, lemon citrus , fruity

light-medium bodied high carbonation.

overall easy to drink, was a good choice on new years eve

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Photo of rye726
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden colo with a silky tan head that is very active at first champage like bubbles.

Herby Belgian yeast, tart fruits, floral hops and vanilla.

Deliciously fruity, spicy, earthy and malty.

Creamy body and crisp carbonation.

A superb example of a Canadian triple. So complex yet one of the most drinkable brews around.

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

A: Pale, cloudy yellow orange with lots of sediment making it fairly opaque. Big white head with plentiful carbonation that never quite settles down.

S: Dry yeasty aroma, a little citrus and fruit.

T/M: So flavorful and delicious, lots of yeast and malty sweetness, some fruit, some almost wine-like flavors. Very tingly and champagne-like on the tongue, with a nice smooth finish.

O: A really great, easy-drinking Belgian-style beer, with lots of complexity in the taste.

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

Best before February 2009. I cellared this one for about nine months before popping it open.

Pours light and hazy, almost as light as a macro lager but with a redder tinge. The head is fluffy and enormous, eventually reducing to about a quarter inch. Bubbles continue to rise in the beer. There is a touch of lacing.

Smells first of yeast and then orange. A light, refreshing aroma.

Taste is mellow, again citrus, with just a breath of hops for balance. There is a bit of spice in the aftertaste - peppery, a faint hint of alcohol. I would never guess that this is 9% ABV. In a blind taste test, I might mistake this for a saison.

Mouthfeel is unique. The carbonation level is perfect - low at first, allowing the orange juice flavors to come through, but swallowing the beer releases a prickly burst of the pepper note down the tongue and throat.

This beer does not allow itself to be guzzled. It forces you to take it in small sips, allowing for nice waves of flavor. Exceptional.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

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

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

750 ml. Bomber. Poured a stickey, huge white foam over pale, golden yellow. Lightly fruity, clove-like, yeasty smell. Taste is a little spicey, but mostly sweet with a light fruit (mostly pear) taste. Extremely creamy with a medium to high level of carbonation. Definitely a beer to be respected. I'm paying the price for this one at the moment...drank it way too fast, but one that I'll come back to.

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

I poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

It is a very hazy golden color with a good white head.

The smell is is very good but not overpowering. Spices come through in both the smell and the taste. It seems to have just a hint of clove taste which I usually am not real crazy about, but I like this.

The mouthfeel is world class.

The beer is certainly drinkable, but at 9.0% abv, one or two would be my limit.

Overall this is a really good beer.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= Straw yellow nice foamy head that sticks around some lacing.

S= This nose has a lot of fruit in it I smell lemon,pears,white grapes, and some citrus.

T= Taste is pretty good in this beer very clean and crisp really taste the fruits come out in this beer.

M= Light bodied beer. Right amount of carbonation.

D= Clean and crisp very drinkable for a higher ABV nice and smooth.

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Photo of gr0g
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,231 ratings