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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
4.32/5
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10,116 Ratings
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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:
#420
Reviews:
2,997
Ratings:
10,116
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,347
Trade:
20
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,116 |  Reviews: 2,997
Photo of Payner19
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Killswitch1029
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IronLover
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark yellow in color with a hazy appearance. Poured with thick, soapy, bright white foam with good retention. Aromas of fruity pear, estery banana and pepper, bready yeast, candy sugar and sweet malt. Medium light bodied with effervescent, tangy carbonation and mellow warmth near the finish. Flavors are similar to aromas. Estery banana and light peppery notes, sweet sugary malt, light fruity pear. Medium, earthy, tangy hop bitterness through the middle. Finished semi-dryly with light boozy heat, yeasty and light fruity notes. Booziness is wonderfully masked making this dangerously drinkable. Fantastic array of complex flavors. An excellent triple.

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Photo of kvadiat
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GingerFan
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a nice two fingers of white foam that lingers after the pour. Light golden color, not very opaque. Strong spiciness in both in smell and taste. Despite being a high alcohol beer, does not taste very strongly of alcohol.

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Photo of WadeBridgman
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - dark, hazy, amber
S - mixture of fruit as candied sweetness
T - fruity but not overbearingly sweet. smooth and rich.
F - initial sip hits a bit strong, but it gets better with every sip
O - superior, complex beer. you'll want to drink more after the 1st bottle

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite beer. Although I drink many styles, this one is always in my fridge.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emwilke
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 12-01-19.
A: Pours a very hazy, amber color, resembling an unclarified cider, with very exuberant head formation, leading to a two inch head initially, but only modest head retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel malt, clovers, and fruit (peach and banana), as well as complex spice notes.
T: Cloves meet the palate initially followed by a complex mix of the elements of nose. Bitterness present but subtle and nicely in balance.
M: Full bodied and thick in the mouth; solid persistent effervescence causing tingling on the palate.
O: I first encountered this in Québec in 2008 and have enjoy it many times. Really a world class Tripel.

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Photo of ericanadian
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kick you in the teeth type of beer. Delicious, but you'll feel it in the morning. My first experience with Quebec beers. Hoppy and fairly strong, but you won't regret taking it for a ride.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For full disclosure, I love dark Belgian beers and the dark fruits, woods, and chocolate notes they impart. But I struggle with pale Belgian beers because the banana and clove characteristics of the classic Belgian yeast are fairly unappealing to my palette. So I'm rating La Fin Du Monde as fairly as I can against the actual category, not against what I naturally gravitate to, taste-wise, and with that perspective the beer is very, very good, but possibly doesn't live quite up to its phenomenal reputation. Pours a pale, translucent gold body with a beautiful and effervescent head that holds well and laces minimally. Expected aromas of banana, bready yeast, wet straw, lemongrass, some lemon citrus, and strong phenols dominate the nose. I get a lot of mineral notes and a little stone fruit on the back end. Taste follows with familiar banana and clove, which on the first few sips is overwhelming but mellows over the course of the glass and opens the way for other characteristics to muscle through. Rye bread, brown sugar, lemongrass, pithy grapefruit, and just a little bit of piney resin show their faces mid-sip and on the back-end. Very delicate and smooth but also noteworthy and evolving. Feel is substantial for the look and pale coloring, with a viscosity (but not texture) that makes you conscious of each sip but not weighed down by it, despite the ABV. Alcohol is almost invisible and the beer drinks like a farmhouse ale. Again, not necessarily my favorite style, but for the category I can't imagine too many beers better.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
2.63/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I dont know how this is rated as the top Tripel, Its not a bad beer but it is far from great. Tastes like so many other beers that try emulate Belgian Tripels, Quads, and Saisons and miss the mark. So cloyingly sweet it ruins itself.

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

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkm757
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jordanheartsbeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good beer! Definitely would drink again but wouldn't say it's a 96 in my personal opinion. Fruity and good finish.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,116 ratings
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