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:
10,023
Reviews:
2,968
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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639
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2,269
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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 GratefulBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle 1/4 of the 4 pack

Hisss as the bottle is popped.
Appears very bubbly and active, Massive thick foamy head, 3" thick dissipates slowly. Color is a pale/straw Gold.

Smells peppery and herbal, big fruity yeasty with sweet malt and lemmon.

Taste includes: spicey and herbal, wheaty, great fruitiness with red berries and grapes yeast with a fine sweet malt to finish.

Bubbly!, champagne-like. Crisp with a good bite, light body makes this feel very light on the palate but very gentle and smooth going down.

Feels really good so it's easy to drink but the 9%ABV is going to limit the intake to a certain degree. high quality stuff.

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

Pours a golden copper color, cloudy, with an active foam eminating from the bottle fermentation. There are some bits floating around.

Smell is slighty fruity, bready, and malty.

Taste is very, very good. Extremely flavorful - feels saturated with yeast. Heavy on the malt.

Chewy in the mouth. Active buzz from carbonation.

Taste makes it drinkable, carbonation cuts down on this a bit, as does the 9% ABV.

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

Pours a hazy strawlike yellow with a pillowy head that dies to a nice lace. Smells of sweet fruit, yeast, clove, and tea. Tastes of spicy clove, malt, pear, tea. Feel full in the mouth with a lively tickle on the tongue from carbonation. Finishes a little dry with a touch of alcohol and a big warming effect. This is a sipper for sure and a delight to drink.

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

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Cloudy golden yellow, with a brown tint. Decent head, good retention, not much lacing.

S - Strong citrus grapefruit, pear, and some lemon. Sweet malts.

T - Similar to the aroma. Initial flavor is of citrus, lemon, and sweet malts. The finish has a strong yeast, bready type flavor. A hint of sourness. Alcohol is masked but evident.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, very lively.

D - A well rounded brew. Good example of the style, the taste is excellent. This is a perfect sipping beer. Although the drinkability is nice, the alcohol is present and will sneak up on you fast. Just another impressive offering from Unibroue.

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Photo of natemort13
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a hazy pale golden straw color with a frothy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly into a nice cap.

On the nose I get pretty standard banana and clove aromas. Yeast and spice aromas present as well. Slightly bready and estery. I also get notes of lemon.

Taste initially follows the nose with prominent banana, clove and spice characteristics. Lingering clove and spice. Slight grassiness. Yeast and bread characteristics also come through. Finish is lingering clove and spice with slight esters.

Mouthfeel is tingly from the effervescence. Highly carbonated, medium full body.

Overall, quite impressive. Love the champagne-like quality of the carbonation, makes it an interesting drinking experience. I remember having this one in college when I first started drinking craft beer and I had no idea where to even locate it on the style spectrum. Nice to revisit it with a new appreciation.

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

This beer emits foam from the bottle head after the cork pops, but moves so slowly it practically solidifies in mid air. I've been looking at this beer on the shelf at the beer store, knowing someday I'd be in for a treat and today was the chosen day.
The color is light and airy in appearance, similar to apple juice, but as difficult to see through as Guinness. Thin but resiliant head. The nose is spicy and mixed with the familiar "bananaclove" flavor usually found in a hefe. The alcohol is masked brilliantly. The nose is also improving rapidly as it warms.
The taste is strong and flavorful but finishes very clean and with a dry, mellow aftertaste. Definitely at certain breaks in the sip the taste shades towards champagne before the thicker texture takes it back towards ale country.
This is a quality product. It's not perfect but definitely deserves a place among the better Grand Cru types.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great. Nice bright vibrant golden color. Big pillowy frothy white head.

Smells zippy and citrusy. With a rich gaminess of mushrooms and maybe even fresh eggs. Some coriander is definitely present.

The smell deceives the taste as the spice and gaminess yields to more of a bread yeast flavor. Earthy richness rounds out the yeast and the finish is surprisingly salty. Frankly the bread yeast is a bit too bold.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Quite viscous and a big filling beer. Saltiness again adds to dryness.

This is a nice example of a triple considering it is actually Canadian. I'm curious where the yeast came from. Overall it might have been a tad too yeasty which took away from some of the drinkability.

Edit: First review was December 13, 2014; I bought another and cellared it for nearly 2 years. The viscous texture appears to have now thinned out which was my biggest drawback before. I now detect more tart fruit on the finish as well with pear and apricot and a buttery oak finish that contrasts with a lively prickly tart spicy finish. If you have the patience, I recommend cellaring a bottle, I really like the results. I may just give it another try.

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

Heard many great things about this one, so I had to give it a try. First impression of this beer was the strong scent of coriander, which turned me off a bit since I am not much of a fan of coriander in beer. As I poured, an impressive three to four inch head of foam developed, the most I've seen from a beer. As I continued to drink, I realized more and more that there really wasn't any faults I could find to this beer. It was very enjoyable.

One of the first things that came to mind was how this beer would serve very well as a table beer, paired with seafood such as crab or scallops. I bet many non-beer drinkers could appreciate this one as well.

Would recommend if you've got the deep pockets for this one.

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

Reviewed from notes-- and I was rather brisk in reviewing this one, I have had it many times and decided to review this one when it turns out I was short on time (wife had plans I guess).

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a bomber.

Pours a hazy straw colored golden with 3 fingers of thick, fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Looks really nice.

Smells citrusy with perhaps apples and bananas? Smells clean and fresh. Taste follows the nose. Crisp and refreshing. Would pair well with a veggie burger and a salad which is what I just did.

The body is light and airy with tons of carbonation. This is a beer that would fool most people with its easy drinkability but high ABV. An excellent tripel.

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

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

A: Light Amber, creamy head, decent retention

S- spicy, a bit of citrus and honey

T: Banana, touch of cloves?. Nice Hop balance

M: Medium body. Plenty of carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, Nice solid beer for the style

Serving type: bottle poured into pint glass. Served at about 40F which seemed a bit cold, but no major change in flavor or aroma as beer warmed up to 46-48.

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

A - This doesn't look the same as I remember. Pours to a cloudy deep orange color. Not a lot of head, but a thin layer of bubbles remains long after the pour. Lively carbonation is apparent. This one bubbles almost like a champagne.

S - Smell is a little of light fruits, but much more yeasty with spices and a touch of alcohol. Doesn't smell overly sweet in my opinion. Pleasant overall.

T - Taste is of sweet and sour fruits, along with a balance of sweet malts and then a warming alcohol/spice mix which is pleasant overall. You can tell this is a strong beer, but you certainly wouldn't expect it to be 9%.

M - Fairly full bodied and loaded with carbonation. Probably the weakest aspect of this particular beer to me. I think it could stand to be a little more smooth without so much carbonation, although this is a fine example of a tripel.

D - This one is pretty drinkable at 9%, which is why I suggest you don't pound 4 packs of them on a regular basis. You can feel this stuff after one, but keep em coming for me.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,023 ratings.
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