La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
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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:
10,074
Reviews:
2,980
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
655
Gots:
2,316
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,074 |  Reviews: 2,980
Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer gets really good reviews and anytime you have a highly hyped drink it can sway your judgement. I wanted to try this because of the recommendations. I'm not swayed on hype, I want results!

Served cold from a bottle in a witbeer glass.

When I first tried this my initial impression was to just judge the taste and no other factors. Just by taste alone it is good. Not great, but good. I'd drink it for sure but it doesn't blow me away. When you look at what's going on with this beer it become a bit more impressive. La Fin Du Monde has 9% abv and I surely couldn't tell that when drinking it initially... but boy will you feel it later on! That is quite impressive to me how they can blend it so perfectly.

LFDM definitely has a nice spice presence to it and it has the pleasant taste of fruits (apples, pear, and a little banana like you would get from a hefe). There's just something missing to me. I think its the mouthfeel. It just feels too liquid to me. I wish it had a thicker presence in the mouth like a good hefe. I think that would elevate it greatly for me. It's a good beer, but overhyped in my opinion. Of course many people may be judging this based on the "stlye" (tripel) and I'm not. I'm judging it as a drink alone. I haven't had many triples to compare it to to be honest but I'm sure its one of the best triples! Expertly blended!

Regardless, another beer tried! I have another Unibroue beer to review in a few days. Hoping for the best! :)

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Photo of Rempeba
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of peabody
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sheeze, when do the bubbles stop here? I can't even pour it out of the bottle yet!
Pours out like a bubbly ice tea. A slight tint of orange and the foam is white and very huge. Not a lack of carbonation here.
Clove and cinammon and fruit hit the nose first. The yeast and hops are hidden way in the back.
Fruity flavor with a dirty aftertaste. Can't taste the alcohol but can feel it. The dirty aftertaste is throwing me. No bitter hops here.
Mouthfeel is not what I expected but it starts out clean and finishes clean. The dirty taste in the middle is unwanted.
Strong to say the least. Nice mixture of lots of flavors though.

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Photo of Omer_faruck
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours golden and with a lovely creamy head of a very long retention. Aroma is spicy and sweet, with Belgian yeast dominating. The taste is not as sweet as the aroma suggests but the spices come through strongly. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick. A very well balanced tripel.

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Photo of OKFine
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wesley777
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bigdog3838
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Christian_Champagne
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of heygeebee
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Cellarbrations Carlisle. Years within BB.

A - hazy straw, two finger head. Dies to film.

S - lemons, Belgian yeast, hint passion fruit

T - Belgium thru and thru, lemons, yeast, sweet back palate

M - quite lightly carbonated. Medium bodied. Zesty still. 9% well hidden, no booze. Well done.

O - a very good, if not quite great beer. (btw - I find Tripels very difficult to review, as they have such an integrated taste, with no elements dominant. All the good ones also - ah-hem - have a certain similarity)

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Photo of Vogt52
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

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Photo of Glorithm
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zjungleist
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had I not read a review for this beer, I would have never picked it up for the goofy label. Quite decent though. Citrus and bannana aroma. Tasted almost like a hefe at first. Clove and floral hops came next. Short lived head and carbonation. By the time I finnished the 750ml bottle, the taste was a bit too lingering. Perhaps it got a bit too much air. Good value for a belgian strong ale though.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unibroue- La Fin Du Monde

A- Bright hazy yellowish orange with a thick frothy white head. Good solid filmy lacing down the glass.
S- Sweet tart apples, citrus lemon and orange. Slight peppery clove wheat.
T- Sweet and tart citrusy cider. Oranges, lemons, and apples really come through. A nice peppery clove wheat maltiness. Finishes off sweet and fruity.
M- Very tart and sweet with an intensely tart and dry body. Thick sweet and slightly boozy ending.

Overall- A refreshing (9% abv) beer. Very tart and fruity but good for a few.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange with thin white head, retains well. Smells very much like oranges and lemon zest. Tastes like orange juice with alcohol. It is also bready, phenolic, and yeasty. The feel is chewy and the alcohol bite deters from the flavor a bit. Great brew nonetheless, but not the perfect tripel.

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Photo of Powers30
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a great tripel with nice bready and malty aromas and a taste that exemplifies the style. Looks good and has an ample amount of carbonation. Leaves a nice fruity, malty feel at the end

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Photo of negroobserver
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C: The color is a light hazy yellow which looks like lemonade in the narrow end of the glass and like a hefeweizen on the wider end. The color also has a light pink hue which is kind of a plus. With a light pour it produced about a quarter inch of head, which dissipated in about a minute.

S: Light Citrus notes. Not much going on here. It smells to me like a slightly more complex hefeweizen than the Blue Moon standard. I guess that makes it slightly above average in this category.

T: This is where this beer really shines. At first taste you will definitely taste the citrus and the coriander in the beer. The best part of the beer in the complex aftertaste which really can't be described easily. The first taste is the best because your taste buds haven't yet adapted to the flavors and the alcohol, which is noticable but not a dominant presence here.

M: When pouring the beer I noticed that it poured thicker than your average hefeweizen or pilsner, which tend to be watery. Well, there's no arguing it now. It has excellent mouth feel. The beer has some weight which gives it an excellent body and also a slight bite on the tongue from the carbonation.

Overall Grade: B+/A-

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,074 ratings.
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