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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:
#419
Reviews:
2,997
Ratings:
10,117
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,347
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,117 |  Reviews: 2,997
Photo of TMoney2591
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Not really sure what something like this is doing at a Cinco de Mayo tasting, but I'm not gonna argue with good beers being served to me. It pours a lightly cloudy straw topped by a tall tor of stark white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, clove, banana, orange peel, wheat, and cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light candi sugar and light caramel. This added bit of sweetness and minor complexity boost really makes everything come together nicely on my tongue. The body is a hefty light (or a really light medium), with a moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a great beer, one of the best tripels currently on the market. Get some!

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Photo of goblue3509
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a thick three finger frothy foamy head which gives way to some lace. The beer is non transparent. The aroma is of belgium yeast with hints of citrus, pepper, clove and other spices. The taste is of belgium yeast and sweetness. There is hints of clove and citrus along with other spices rounding out the beer. The mouthfeel is well carbonated yet slighty creamy. The drinablity is very good its well round and an easy drink. Flavor makes you want more.

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Photo of Cartr1dgeBased
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hanco005
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle that needs to be consumed before 5/7/07. I bought a four pack and plan on drinking them about 5 months apart in order to compare the flavors. Poured into a pint glass

A—cloudy golden pale yellow, 1 ½ inch head that leaves a nice lacing as it dissipates

S—fruity with a little touch of vanilla and some peppery tones; a little bit of banana as well

T—marvelous! Sweet with nice malt/yeast flavor. A little vanilla aftertaste taste as well

M—smooth and mellow, the carbonation is very present, but not over powering.

D—It will be a challenge to wait to drink the other 3….I love this beer and want to drink all four right now.

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Photo of Eastman2009
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy light colour into a pint glass. Lots of yeasty esters from the top, but nothing too distinct. Notes of sweet apple and traditional Unibroue mangoish scents.

Wonderful in the mouth with big citrus and fruity notes from the suspended yeast. It was very nice on a hot summer day and could be dangerously drinkable if I had more than the two I did at nine percent.

A fantastic effort and my favorite from the Unibroue stable.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tronester
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a massive, white head. Smells of vanilla and lemon. Taste is exceptional, very light, sweet, with a hint of the belgian style yeast. Very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, smooth carbonation. Very drinkable, dangerously so, one could drink the entire 750ml bottle easily. An exceptional beer.

I could see this beer swaying BMC drinkers over to be beer advocates!

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Photo of yoshie
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this a few times, time for a review. 12 oz bottle christens my newly purchased tulip. Pours hazy light orange, TONS of carbonation in this thing...pour this one easy, the head builds up crazy fast. Fluffy pillow of white head stays at 2 fingers for a while, a cap covers it the whole time leaving good lacing. Lots of peppery yeast and light fruits in the nose. Apple, peach, a little grassy. Definitely let this sit for a few minutes before sipping or the carbonation will kill you. The peppery yeast and spice is very up-front in the taste which may turn some people off, but I like it. Many great flavors are there such as clove, green apple, banana. A bit of a medicinal feel which seems common in tripels I've had. There is a nice subtle sugary sweetness. Booze is a little hot at first but nearly disappears after some time. Great aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good, the extreme carbonation dies down after a few minutes. Like a good tripel, the alcohol is well-hidden. Very easy to drink, 12 oz is not enough, 750ml is a perfect amount for this. Good price for the quality. Excellent stuff, but I think Allagash Tripel remains my favorite for the style.

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Photo of nelnutter
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Great looking brew! Golden orange with a big foamy white head that doesn't want to ever go away, and leaves sticky lacing. Constant show of bubbles continues throughout which keeps a good amount of head in tact the entire time.

S: Very fruity, banana and orange; bubblegum; spicy and yeasty. Not a hefty alochol smell, considering.

T: Very consistent with the aroma; fruity and spicey. Mostly banana and citrus and spicy yeastiness. Very slight mild hop at the end, along with the alcohol coming through, but still doesn't hit like it's ABV would indicate.

M: Full-bodied, slightly chewy. The persistent bubbles that look so nice in this brew, kind of give it a bit too much in the carbonation department for me.

D: First Unibroue I've ever had, and this one had a lot of hype surrounding it; I'd have to say it lived up and I will gladly buy this again. Very tasty.

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Photo of karengarys
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours nice and cloudy amber, nice fluffy head.

Smells quite fruity and clovey.

Taste is initially fruity, but converts to spice quickly.

Very rich. Nice body. Alcohol is well hidden.

Extremely nice brew. My wife will even drink it, but she is sort of a Belgian Triple kind of person.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa, this is one kick ass brew! I was skeerd(southern for scared) from it, cause it was from canada, and the only beers I had from canada pretty much sucked. I was so suprised. The head was one of the best I had gotten out of a beer in a while. It was very thick and lasted for a very long time. It never really went down to a laceing it was so thick. The color was a pale straw color. Oh, and it was bubbley too. The taste was complex. It had elements of wheat, citrus, flowers, and had a little tinge of alcohol in it. The aftertaste definately had some evidence of alcohol. I guess that was the only drawback, but it wasn't a bad one.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle (brought back from Quebec) into a tulip glass. Very murky, light-orange/golden color with a lot of head that would slowly dissipate and then come back to life when swirled around in the glass. Slightly spicy, zesty aroma but nothing too powerful. Not very complex. The taste was clean and hoppy. Some hop bitterness and spices that I can't quite describe. A little too much of a dry finish for my liking, but still not too bad. Very drinkable beer. The ABV goes almost unnoticeable and I drank the whole bottle in much faster time than I expected to. Nice brew overall that I would have again any day.

Made a nice complement to a steak that I cooked for dinner, but something darker would probably complement it better.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml with best before date on the back label.

Pale gold with a frothy white head that never really goes away and leaves plenty of lace as it slides down the tulip. Lots of tiny carb bubbles.

Smells of tart apples, powdered sugar, and something floral.

Starts out a bit sweet, then changes to pepper with a dry, hop finish. The alcohol warms you up but that's the only way it registers.

The hidden alcohol gives this one extra points for drinkability.

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Photo of wieshefe17
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PVMT
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Winter
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a rising airy white head. Excellent head retention as it remained throughout consumption. Aroma consisted of yeast, malt, banana and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and smooth. There's peppery spiciness to the flavor, in addition to a sweet fruitiness and cloves. La Fin Du Monde seems to get creamier as it warms to room temperature. The 9% alcohol introduces itself in the finish as it warms the throat and belly.

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Photo of RickKrumenacker
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured to a hazy orange with a two-finger, fluffy head that sticks around forever. Champagne-like carbonation - tight bubbles and rising throughout the beer.

S: Initially a citrus zest scent. Smelled a bit of banana bread as well.

T: Sweet, but not cloying. Orange zest. Other, lighter fruits are noticeable as well. A little bit of cloves at the finish.

M: Highly carbonated, but smooth and creamy. It really coats the tongue well. All of the right flavors stay with you.

D: In a word, outstanding. Didn't notice the alcohol content until the second pour from the 750ml bottle. I think that I could sip this one for a long time.

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Photo of telescifly
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stof0048
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden color, slightly hazy. Very little lacing with very thin head.

S: Wheat, a hint of citrus, slight scent of hops and sweetness.

T: Hint of corriander, slightly sweet malt flavor, some citrus, some hops, hint of bitterness and alcohol at the back of the tongue.

M: Light to medium body, bubbly over the tongue, smooth.

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Photo of match1112
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, looks like whipped egg whites, sit atop a cloudy straw colored body. not much lacing, but retention is outstanding. a thin yet thick cap is left for the remainder of the drink.

s: pepper and clove lead the way. some bananna and citrus fruits are hidden behind a well rounded yeast presence.

t: if i was given this in a blind taste i would of guesed it was a saison at first. lots of spice and yeast with a nicely rounded malt base. theres something else i cant quite place on the finish, it leaves a cinammon/ nutmeg flavor behind, but not sure what it is.

m: rich and creamy, full body, maybe a touch too much carbonation. nice long spicy dry finish that leaves the taste buds wanting more.

o: excellent beer, if all triples were this good i would drink a lot more of them.

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Photo of Lebowskied
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of confer
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this bottle in my basement for a while. There was about a year left until the date that was stamped on the side.
The color was gold and hazy with a small amount of sediment. The carbonation was constantly racing to the top which kept a frothy cap hanging around.
The main aroma I get is oranges.
The flavor is hard for me to describe except that it is deep and sweet with a faint alcohol burn at the end.
The 9% is fairly well hidden. This is a great sipper and it really gets a lot tastier as it warms. The last swallow which included the sediment was the sweetest and tastiest of all.. I think I will pick up a few more bottles and start the cellaring again.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is yellow to dark yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small to medium bubbles with steady and high carbonation. The head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. It looks good.

The aroma is bready with a strong yeasty character and a good estery component.

Medium bodied, the beer is silky in the mouth and finishes with a nice bitterness. There is a lot of yeast and esters playing in the mouth. Overall a great beer and a good tripel. This is one of my standby beers, consistently wonderful.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy golden brew throws out a long-lasting bubbly white head that forms craters as it slowly dissipates. Some nice yeast tones on the nose. A little fruitiness. And some bread qualities too. This beer is quite smooth for the high alcohol punch that it packs. Very nice taste. Doughy and yeasty. Fruity esters are present. Subtle spicing accents also surface mildly throughout. The body is light and the mouthfeel is quite carbonated, but still very drinkable. Very nice Belgian style beer.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,117 ratings
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