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
Ranking:
#429
Reviews:
3,008
Ratings:
10,160
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
663
Gots:
2,372
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,160 |  Reviews: 3,008
Photo of CHenrie
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of naterock
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy yellish orange, looks like there is a bit or tiny specs of black maybe cloves.

Smells or orange peel and citrus hops. coriander and cloves, pine and a smooth malty scent.

tastes very smooth and spicy. a bit or coriander and cloves is very apparent nicely balanced with all of the flavor. the most flavorful trippel brewed outside of belgium.

M: medium carbonation, leaves a bit of spiciness behind.

I would definitely reccomend this to anyone who likes beer, very finely crafted and a fantastic brew overall. "the end of the world" this would be in my fridge during an armageddon!

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnfs
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a moderately carbonated hazy yellow color with a slight head. There is a nice spicy smell with a cloudy and alcoholic sweet aroma (banana maby). The best part... taste, wow more carbonated than visible and hints of lemon and spices with hops blending into a nice warming sensation of a finale. A great beer that is reminiscent slightly of champagne.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Bright like an orange sunrise, Fin du Monde is slightly cloudy from a bunch of Belgian yeast just waiting to impress me. A calm white head forms upon pouring but fades rather quickly and does not leave any lacing.

Smell: The spicy Belgian yeast pops out of the glass and into the nose. Pepper, cloves, green apple skin, soft pear, and sweet sugary bread all make themselves present.

Taste: Sweet, especially up front. The first taste is of spice and candy, with the apple, pear, and more complex flavors stepping in a bit later. The flavor is a bit tame compared to some of my favorites, so I swirl the bottle and add all of the yeast to give it more pop. The finish is a light floral hoppiness, a touch of alcohol, and more sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Less that medium carbonated, slightly sticky sweet, all in a medium body.

Drinkability: At 9%, this can really kick you if you let it. However, there are a couple of tripels I like better than this. To be fair, this is still a stellar beer.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SargeC
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head.

Smell: Bold yeast presence, citrus.

Taste: Citrus balances a malty sweet base. Alcohol is evident throughout. Bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Aggressive carbonation adds fullness and allows flavors to evolve.

Drinkability: Very tasty and bold brew. Enjoyable and satisfying to drink.

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Photo of Arkofsax
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful golden orange coloring with a huge head (I prefer to pour a little extra head and then let my beers sit for a minute so that the temperature can balance while there's still some head left)

S- Smells like an odd balance between a spicy scent and the distinct maltiness of the style.

T- Incredible! The malts give it a very interesting flavor. I would almost describe it as being vaguely nutty compared to other takes on it.

m- If my taste buds were ever stressed, then this beer would be their masseuse. The malts provide a wonderful soothing effect as it's held in the mouth.

D- While delicious, finishing one of these with a meal would be the most I could ask anyone.

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle. Big fluffy head fills my Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass. Very pale beer, pale gold with an orange hue in the light. Cloudy, as should be expected.

Nose is sweet. Caster sugar with lots of citrus fruit, orange and lemon zest with the liveliness of grapefruit. Noticeable spiciness, cloves stand out. The alcohol certainly comes out.

Beer is a balancing act between spiciness, fruity/sugary sweetness and the alcohol esthers. Wonderful, very grainy, malt offers all sorts of fruit, most of which were immediately apparent in the aroma. Orange stands out, not only the zest, but a nice juicyness in the finish. The spice works especially well for me. Cloves offer an almost gingery taste, pulling the beer back just as the sweetness starts to become too sugary. Yeast leaves a dry impression, almost dusty.

Mouthfeel, I didn't taste this champage carbonation that everyone seems to mention. It foams in the mouth but it isn't exactly tingly.

Not a session beer obviously but the noticeable alcohol is handled very well. It's warming and works well with the rest of the beer's characteristics. I see what all the fuss is about, a great beer.

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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DCon
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed "Ale on Lees" from the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO. Bought for $6, poured from a 12oz bottle into a Snifter, and reviewed this ale I've had many times from a 750 mL.
On the back there is an Enjoy By Date of: 11-17-13.

Appearance- Golden orange color, very cloudy (can't see fingers on other side of glass), 2 Fingers of HUGE bubbled head that dissipated quickly. Lacing was very thin and rings formed around head as well. Nice appearance!

Smell- Tons of banana and alcohol. There might also be a hint of clove or spice as well somewhere here.

Taste- Quick taste of heavy yeast and then bananas for sure. There is a bitterness that is also present which has a lemon type of contribution. Almost tastes like a Banana Ale.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, pricks the tongue with carbonation, but yet smooth! Goes down like candy.

Overall- First time writing an OVERALL (section of reviewing) a beer. I would say this bottle really sells by the appearance and then being one of the easiest beers to drink, this only makes you want another one! I will be buying by the 12oz instead of the bombers so I will know how many I've had in a night! Great!

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ah, the famous La Fin Du Monde. Ah, who hasn’t had this? Haha, no worries. I’ve had this more than enough times to say something on this. Here goes and just about every time I’ve had this into a chalice. The appearance was a nice golden amber to somewhat orange color with a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute. The smell had a super nice allocation of iced apples, coriander, some peaches, and a nice Belgian spicy sort of yeastiness invading my nose. The taste was sweet and spicy and said a lot about a somewhat invading pear-like flavoring over top of the apples I previously smelled. I didn’t get any aftertaste but I did get a dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionable characteristic about it. The carbonation seemed somewhat smooth but still had a decent sharpness running about it. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good Tripel that I would have again.

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Photo of olegv40
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Deep golden color, large foamy head, lots of bubbles rushing to the surface

S - Yeasty with a slight hint of citrus with a distinct freshness

T & M - Sublime, smooth and yeasty with just a slight hop bite. Fruity, perhaps apricots. Finishes first with a bit of pepper, and then, finally the alcohol presents itself.

D - The alcohol content makes it hard to drink a lot of these but the taste is so wonderful that you just want to grab another one.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't normally review styles I'm not very familiar with but I am so impressed by this I'd like to give it a go. So... 8-7-15 poured into a tulip. Cloudy caramel colored w dense off white 1 inch head w great retention. Nose is sweet, dank and old orange peel. Hint of champagne. Taste threw me off because it didn't follow the nose as much as I'd thought it would. I expected more sour and yeast but was surprised by how sweet and mild it was. Leaning towards more mild orange but more of a citrus blend. As it warms I'm feeling the body change from light to medium light. I thought it would be more carbonated. Overall I'm very impressed with this beer. Surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. Cheers.

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Photo of Mancer
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer poured (into a Brooklyn Brewery Tulip) a beautiful hazy yellow amber, with an amazing 3 finger width, white head. There were lots of bubbles seen and remained active for most of the beer's life. The head took quite a while to dissipate and eventually did so to a one finger width thickness. The lacing on the glass was thick and clung to the glass up until time to wash the glass. The initial smell of this brew was that of fruits, champagne and slight hint of alcohol. The initial taste was that of fruits, malt, champagne, and some possible floral notes. The beer had a light to medium body with a nice bite of the carbonation, and actually felt quite strange on the tongue (strange good, to me) even after it had been swallowed. What really knocked my socks off with this beer was its presentation and mouth feel. Absolutely fantastic beer, and one that could get none beer drinkers a second thought about the realm of craft beers. Will definitely buy this again/always be stocked with this.

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Photo of ijustpeed
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of swordofisis
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TOTOJR
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shiznit7
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a orangish golden color with a thick soft white pillow of head with moderate retention. Lots of thick clingy lacing.

S: Mild amounts yeasts, biscuit, lightly toasted bread with a lemony soap flavors.

T: Starts off with a big tasty amount of bready yeast. In the middle there is more bread but there is ample amounts of orange and lemon flavors. Finishes rather balanced with bread and citrus flavors.

M: A little 'soapy' on the mouth, clean refreshing and slick.

O: A fantastic tripel, not overly boozy or hot and easy to drink. A great brew to introduce friends to the world of Tripels and Belgians.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SurferEric
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MilaMila
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,160 ratings
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