La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
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
Ratings:
10,039
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatorbreath
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is golden with a white, formidable head. Smell is of spice and a crisp brew. Taste is crisp, finishes clean, and resounds of malt and spice. Mouthfeel is slightly overly carbonated for my taste, maybe im just trippin'.

Enjoy, all Unibroue beers should be tried at least twice.

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Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ljoreilly
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pino6000
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalmonk
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a buoyant head, nice cloudy appearance (I didn't shake the bottle) with tiny yeast floaters dancing around.

The smell is the best part of this one. It's complex: citrus, pear, fresh-baked bread and some floral hops in the background. Spicy too. Awesome.

The flavor is tart, sweet and tangy, which is fine but made a bit too dominant by the abundant carbonation. The bubbles could be less intense, it kind of masks the flavor. Mellow bitterness in the aftertaste. Subtle yeasty funk (in a good way). For the style, it's just too effervescent, dangerously close to being a beer soda than a beer (I have the same problem with Unibroue's Ephemere).

Mouthfeel: vibrant and tingly. You can guess why.

Despite the problems, it's highly drinkable if this style of beer is a favorite, but it's got nothing on the true Belgians in this style. I prefer the top-notch Maudite or Trois Pistoles when it comes to Unibroue.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very good, lots of fruits and spices. Taste is also good, fruits, spices, hops, very complex. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter

A-Pours a very cloudy golden with a small 1 finger head that stays for the whole time your drinking the beer, laces sticky down the glass but not alot.

S-alcohol, cloves, notes of hops and spices

T&M-Very good tripel nice and smooth with notes of alcohol and spice carbonation is good and very smooth.

D-Could easily have this around all the time one of the best balanced tripels i have ever had.

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Photo of edthehead
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkoz
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance & Aroma: It was a slightly hazy golden-orange color and appeared to have a good amount of carbonation in it. There was a decent head when I poured it, but it fell pretty quickly to a thin layer of bubbles across the top. There was a fruity aroma along with some yeasty, bready, and honey like aromas.

Taste & Feel: The body was medium and the mouthfeel was smooth, but slightly crisp. There was a sweet fruitiness in the middle, reminding me of peaches and apricots with a hint of yeastiness. The fruitiness continued into the finish, accompanied by a belgian-like spiciness and an alcoholic warmth. The aftertaste was a bit dry, sweet, and fruity.

Food Pairing: I think this would go nicely with a turkey dinner because the turkey would help to bring out the yeasty and bready flavors and temper the fruity flavors and belgian spiciness.

Overall Impression: This had a complex fruitiness to it, and seemed to fit the tripel style nicely. It was pretty drinkable despite the high ABV, which was only noticeable in the warmth of the finish. Overall, I thought this was a good, complex, Belgian style beer. However, while I appreciate Belgians, they’re not my favorite style, but if you’re a fan of the style, you’ll really like this beer.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More bounce to the ounce, La Fin Du Monde has it going on in all directions. I really thought it was the end of the world when I first tried this 10 years ago as a young'un and drank it straight from a 750 ml bottle at a house party--took me 4 hours of intestinal fortitude to finish that bad boy off.

However times have changed, I've grown older, if not any more wiser, and have learned to enjoy many more of these over the years. It POURS from this particular 750 ml brown bottle a hazy pale straw colour with good carbonation and some suspended particles. Big white bubbly head that lasts a while. Aroma of hay, apricots, pepper, some grassy notes. Flavour doesn't hit me until the finish and then the aftertaste where the sweet malt and spices start to kick in, plus a little bit of citrus. A lot going on in the palate of this ale. Mouthfeel is thick and somewhat boozy, but to be expected for the 9% abv, yet goes down a lot smoother than most ales of this caliber.

Back in the day I used to jokingly refer to this stuff as a bowl of cereal in a bottle. Nowadays I'd agree to the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and would advocate an "end of the world" to start off anyone's day.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light appearance with. Pleasant aroma. Nice balance flavor with no alcohol taste. For a recreation of an old beer I think they did a great job. Probably better than the original beer that they are recreating.

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Photo of mooseisloose
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Bottle smell is very earthy hopped with slight molasses and spices. Into my chalice it pours to a very cloudy pale yellow. The head is plentiful but dissappears quickly.. Mouthfeel is tremendous. The high AC is very evident. The carbonation is high but is a good compliment to the heartiness of this brew. The intial tartness and spicy taste is followed by a neutral bitterness. This is the closest thing to a good homebrew that i've ever had. A good starter beer but the drinkability will be low due the extremely high AC. Con cuidado, this brew will knock your socks off.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,039 ratings.
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