La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#447
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,208
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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664
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2,394
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Ratings: 10,208 |  Reviews: 3,020
Photo of rsuarez1982
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hcproff36
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oceanman
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 1/28/10, best by date of 8/22/10, so bottled in 07, I think?

Beautiful full head, pale golden color with an endless streams of rising bubbles.
Smells of apples, with major white wine characteristics, lots of fruit present in addition to spicy and medicinal notes, and a faint hint of yeasty earth.
Taste matches the aroma, with alcohol providing just enough edge to match the fruity, sweet flavors. Extremely clean despite the multitude of flavors.
Feels outstanding - rich and round body, yet bubbly and effervescent thanks to the active carbonation. Smooth.
Very balanced and manageable 9% abv. This beer is never a bad choice.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Or, "The End of the World." How could you not love this beer already? Out of a caged bottle at a beer tasting at the Fresh Market in Burlington this one was a pale yellow color. The head was two fingers of bright white foam that displayed good retention even as a skim and left streaks of nice lacing. The aroma was of lemon zest, dry wheat, floral hops and semi-sweet malt. The flavors were distinctly sweet, tart green apples, hints of pear, floral and citrus hops, some fruity alcohol esters that then finished on a tangy wheat note. The finish lingered but not unpleasantly. The carbonation and body were medium and the mouthfeel was quite smooth. Quaffable and pleasant yet punchy and refined, an impressive summery offering.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

The end of the world eh? This baby pours a cloudy straw yellow with a huge snow-white head. Takes a good while before it dies down to a good lacing with quite a bit of stickiness. Smell is definitely a fluffy yeast with bananas and a smokey scent as well. A tiny hint of alcohol seems to tingle the nose as well. Taste has nice balance between the clovey yeast and the mandarine hop flavoring. A bit of metallic tingles in the mouth as well. Alcohol flavor is present but not overpowering at all, finishes somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is creamy with high carbonation. They make this beer very drinkable for this style at 9%. This is my first beer from this brewery and I know it won't be my last.

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Photo of BeerFink
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decanted into a tulip, this ale appears cloudy and orange-straw colored. Sticky white head sits atop. Yeasty bready aromas come to the fore, followed slight fruit and some spices. Lots of malt is apparent in the flavor, but the otherwise big mouthfeel is sharpened by crisp carbonation. Biscuity and bready, the large malt bill leads you into spicy hops with herbal notes. Finish is a little acidic and dry, but you are left with creamy malts and bananas lingering about your mouth. As far as I know, Unibroue can do no wrong. Cheers to the boys up north!

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Photo of cookmichael28
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deanhead
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer poured as nice straw color, with ample bubbles, complete with some spontaneous carbonation in the glass.

It smelled of horse blanket and flowers,with a hint of sugary sweetness. There is also a faint yeasty scent to this beer as well.
The taste was crisp and clean, slightly bitter in the front, finishing with a nice little bite that ended abruptly, very dry.
Nice bubbly beer, with gobs of carbontaion, medium in body.
This beer is polished! I could get my swerve on drinking this bad boy! Clearly my favorite Unibroue product.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickss
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this beer many times before... suppose it's about time I reviewed this beauty.

Pours a gorgeous cloudy yellow with hues of orange. Monstrous rocky 2" head.... lots of apparent carbination.

Big yeast aroma, so typical of this style... wonderful representation from a North American brewery. Crisp and refreshing citrus slices through the yeast. Deep malty undertones finish this one off.

Huge chewy yeast flavour paired with banana makes this brew simply fantastic. Noticeable malt, but certainly nowhere close to the dominant flavour of this beauty. A faint hint of red delicious apple is noticeable in this one as well.

Huge and chewy in the mouth, with a fair amount of stinging carbonation. Just about right... no complaints here.

Where is the alcohol? This brew is damn drinkable for a 9%... another in a long line of many winners from Unibroue.

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Photo of alexgash
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an intimidating beer. In fact, I have to admit that most Unibroue brews are intimidating (even ephemere). But mama likes. Scrounged up this bottle at the Utah State Liquor store in Park City--definitely the best beer selection in Utah. This fine offering poured a very hazy, tawny/orange, with a voluptuous white head. The Unibroue yeast is obvious in the smell, along with sweet banana bread, and slightly medicinal alcohol. Taste is wow. Sweet candy malts, with notes of pears, and plenty of yeasty goodness. Wheat-bitter finish. Very warming. I wish I had a 750 though...

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Photo of Kavs
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Asics
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of yeastofmyworries
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shogun250
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aristeros
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. High hopes for this one. Pours a light straw, cloudy, with a huge snowy head. Excellent lacing, visible carbonation. A tartness in the nose, banana esters are the strongest scents, but you get some Chimay-like coriander and cloves.

Complex flavor. Spices, tart yellow fruit, and alcohol up front. Sweet, but not cloying malt character, well-balanced by the spices. Earthy on the back end, with a warming alcohol presence. Carbonation largely up front, but doesn't hinder the mouthfeel any at all.

Heavy alcohol in there and you can tell. I can finish my 22 oz by myself, but if I were to have another bottle (and I'd like to!) I'd be toast, even on a full stomach.

One of the best tripels I've had, but not the best. Awesome brew.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of r0nyn
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my La Fin Du Monde tulip glass from a bottle.

Appearance is a hazy apricot yellow hue, with a generous sized white head that takes a while to recede. Thin flecks of lacing trail down from the sides of the glass. Lots of fine, fizzy bubbles can be seen buzzing up from the bottom to the top. A delightful bouquet of smells is present in the nose, including some citrus rind, apple and that zingy banana at the end. Just a great smelling brew.

A nice sweet kick to start off, followed by the smooth malty backbone and fruity esters. There's a pleasant breadiness to it as it transitions to banana and cloves, then rounds out with a slight tinge of bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. You can really feel the alcohol warming your mouth and gullet after you've finished your sip. It's remarkably enjoyable. Mouthfeel is nice and well-bodied, with those little fizzy bubbles providing just the right amount of carbonation to make the entire experience really quite nice.

Drinkability is great, thanks to the delectable taste and mouthfeel, which are tempered by the hefty 9% ABV. La Fin Du Monde is the beer that first got me into drinking craft and I wanted to give it justice in my review, because it is a very worthy example and is quite deserving of all the accolades. Even now, it's just as good as I remember it was the first time around. That's the mark of a great brew.

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Photo of ZiggyPop
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony81212
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickzim1
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funny thing about this beer is the more I drank it, the less I liked it. Left a bitter aftertaste. I'll stick to Maudite.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into wine glass
A – 1 finger yellowish off-white head was thick with OK staying power fading to a thin layer, no lace, beer is a very hazy gold (slight amber tint) with yellow edges 4
S – Floral bouquet and yeast dominate, milder orange straw and caramel notes, good strong aroma 4.5
T – Bready malts with a bit of fruitiness, mild citrus and what I’ll call white pepper spiciness, 9% ABV well hidden 4
M – Medium body with a wet feel on the palate, quite rounded beer, carbonation is moderate to high and works well 4.5
O – A very good triple, excellent balance and very nice drinkability 4.5

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mloichin
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,208 ratings