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:
10,025
Reviews:
2,969
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
640
Gots:
2,272
For Trade:
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Ratings: 10,025 |  Reviews: 2,969
Photo of safaricook
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Orange murky body, plenty of carbonation. Fine white head that stays alive and leaves lacing.
S: Coreander, orange oils, phenols, honey, alcohol, touch of solventy ethylacetate, apricot
T: Orange, coreander, phenolic aftertaste, honey, mango,
F: Lots of prickling carbonation, foaming, alcohol warmth
O: Potent Tripel, very well executedand clean. Seems sweet due to the honey flavors and high alcohol. I prefer my Tripels bone dry and phenolic. However, it is quite nice.

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Photo of BartS
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benl7217
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Clean orange color that is vibrant and inviting. 2 finger white bubbly head that surprises me by how quickly it dissipates. No lacing or retention. Outstanding color, but the rest of the appearance was very avg.

S- Spice and cloves all over the nose. Bubble gum/banana phenols are almost overwhelming until the floral hops and the musky, yet powdery yeast comes through. Yep, all signs point to this one being a very impressive tripel

T- Taste follows nose with an additional dose of citrus/lemon like qualities. Mild malt with a dash of hops create a nice, moderate bitter character in the finish. No astringency whatsoever. Booze not present but warms the throat.

M- Mid body bordering on light. Effervescent carbonation that's to die for. Leaves your mouth puckering for more. Very drinkable given the abv

O- Top of the line Tripel for sure. It wouldn't be a reach for me to say it is maybe the best I've had yet. Sweet, fruity, complex, and delicious. Seems to have a lot of hefeweizen similarities with the wheat and clove character dominating throughout.

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Photo of Casey_L
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewTobias
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured a murky golden orange, big, crispy head.

S - Spicy esters, banana, and a bit of straw.

T - Very sweet notes of tropical berries and tart fruit dominate from the front, with a light, almost oat-y maltiness. The sweetness fades into a residual spiciness.

M - Medium-light body, crisp carbonation.

O - The flavors are few, but are very pronounced and speak well in the beer.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, blond, with a long lasting white fluffy head. Spicy, bubbly, and slightly tangy. There is an alcohol presence that is slightly warming, but it is not overwhelming. A strong, souring, complex, lengthy aftertaste.

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Photo of genog
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to try this one with it's outstanding reviews. I love Tripels with some good carbonation, but this one was really carbonated to the point to tasting a little tinny. Overall a good Tripel and while I'm left wondering if they are as much my style as I've always though - I must conclude that this is the best of the beers I've had out of Canada so far.

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Photo of Bodega95
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of treznor
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This is the best Belgian-style beer I've ever had that isn't from Belgium. I've had a number of the Unibroue beers, and I believe this is the best beer they brew. It is a light and effervescent tripel that pairs equally well with pizza or a more elegant meal.

It pours a straw-color with excellent tightly packed head (think Duvel). The beer is hazy, and smells lightly yeasty, like you would expect a tripel to smell.

Taste is also of yeastiness, although the flavor is not tremendously complicated like other tripels I've had. There is not a lot of spiciness. However, the taste is simple, pleasant, and the mouthfeel is very evervescent and refreshing. I really like this beer!

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of merlin48
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle served chilled into a goblet. Murky honey colour with a tightly laced 2 cm head. Nose is very floral of apricots and apples, but citrus dominates. Clean and crisp in the mouth with plenty of carbonation to fizzle your tongue. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Caramel malt taste becomes evident halfway through the experience, and the hops appear about the same time to balance the predominant fruitiness. Excellent drinkability here, and really no faults. Fortunately, several Unibroue offerings are available at the Liquor Barn stores in Lexington, Ky, so I'm just a 2.5 hour drive away from sampling more of these fine Unibroue products. Trois Pistoles remains my favorite, but this one is an excellent choice as well.

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Photo of Melchizedek
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a champagne-like gold, with a slight yeast haze, a rocky white head and lively, lasting carbonation.

Smell is potent, with some clove and yeast action and a light Red Delicious apple-like background scent. Floral notes in the smell as well. In the mouth, rather effervescent and foamy, with noticeable alcohol and a hard-to-identify honey/fruit sweetness.

This is very, very drinkable--dangerously so, with its 9% ABV. There's a pleasing sharpness to the flavor and mouthfeel that comes out better at a temp a bit lower than what might be recommended; when you try it, pour at fridge temp or just above and let it warm, and I think you'll enjoy it immensely.

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Photo of pbrian
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle "BB 10-31-04." How appropriate it would have been to wait 'till Halloween to drink this beer. Oh well.

Hazy golden orange appearance, decent head and lace, steady supply of carbonation. Wonderful aroma- orangy citrus fruits, spicy yeast, alcohol. Peppery spices, light malts, and orange and alcohol come back around in the flavor. Drying finish. Would I be hanged if I thought this beer was slightly watery? It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with a picture of one state of Canada.

Appearance is nice with a big head that falls very thin and just barely breaks, and it has a good lacing.The color is light gold to brown with hints of orange.

Smell has orange, banana-almost like a hefeweizen, apple.

Taste is light and hard to identify at first. It has cloves, orange and banana are very apparant and fruity. Very light in body and warming to the insides.

Mouthfeel isn't very well carbonated and is a bit watery, still somehow very appealing.

I like this and will look for another bottle, hopefully fresher.

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Photo of rec
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow body is presented by the pour, with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but laces better than either of the other Unibroue offerings.

Clove and spice come through on the nose once again, the difference being the strength of the citrus and additional scents. Yeast and orange peel, perhaps even bananna are evident. It actually smells very similar to some actual Belgian Pale Ales such as Duvel.

Not suprisingly in this case, it tastes much like it smells. It's not quite as sweet as La Chouffe, and not quite as alchohol heavy as Delirium Tremens but still warms in the aftertaste. I'm not entirely happy with the level of carbonation, unfortunately for my tastes it does suit this style of brew.

Despite it's alchohol content, I'd actually consider it a session beer as it's very easy to drink. I'm not sure how long you would be coherent for at 9%, but up until that moment of black-out, you'd be enjoying every sip.

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Photo of MTNboy
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- This beer poured into my glass with a lot of head. It is a real frothy beer. The body is hazy and yellow. The head sticks around for a while but does not have much for lace.

Smell- It has a very strong wheat beer odor.

Taste- You can taste the wheat and it has fruity palate to it. It has a banana, citrus, apple like taste to it. A little spicy but not really that much

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied.

Drinkability- I enjoyed and it was a little lighter than what I had expected

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Photo of mdagnew
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Beers of Europe...

This one gushed out of the bottle when opened... poured a hazy golden orange colour. Creamy head poured big and foamy with a meringue like topping which then faded to light wispy covering. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles drift to the surface.. very little lacing..

Aroma - Spicy Belgian yeastiness, strong slightly tropical fruits (pineapples, oranges, some strawberries, limes), peppery, some vanilla notes, freshly cut grass, marzipan, floral honey, sea salt notes...

Taste - Nice biscuity malts and Belgian yeast, good fruitiness (apples, oranges, some pears, light pineapples), good pepperiness, alcohol is just noticeable, honey / sugary sweetness, decent amount of anise, medicinal, fresh bread, some almond traces...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light bodied... dangerously drinkable for a 9% brew...

Overall - An excellent Tripel and almost up with the best of the Belgians... recommended...

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Photo of bucko
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"The end of the world" pours a hazy pale straw/golden color with a huge off-white head that recedes to about 1/4" and doesn't disappear. The aroma seems to be that of apricot, cider, pepper/spice and yeast funk among other things. The flavor comes on with an estery, fruity malt presence. Pepper and clove follow along with a bit of heat from the alcohol. Very complex. Mouthfeel is smooth with lots of carbonation. Despite the alcohol content, this beer is very drinkable.

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Photo of mhaugan
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a big head and great lacing.

Smell was fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste was fresh and clear with alcohol finish. A great example of the Belgian style. The alcohol keeps it from being a real session beer for me, but for a great taste it is a good one.

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Photo of kevINSIGHT
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Top shelf, lots of effervescence on the tongue. Impressively light taste considering the 9.0 ABV. A very good belgian if you like that style and but not overly spiced with corriander. Would not offend the typical beer drinker but may not be as robust as some really into belgians might prefer

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,025 ratings.
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