La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
#427
Reviews:
3,007
Ratings:
10,159
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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663
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2,373
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Ratings: 10,159 |  Reviews: 3,007
Photo of avylover
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice appearance. Very hazy yellow-golden color. Nice thick white head, which sets uneven on the beer.Citrousy aroma, almost like sour apples. Alcohol almost ignites the nose hairs! Now the taste...Awesome!! Nice ciitrous taste on top of a doughy/alcohol base...lots going on here. Nearly goes down by itself...did I even swallow? Nice dry aftertaste with no syrupy mouthfeel..just taste and carbonation...warm belly to boot. Goes down nice & easy for a beer this high ABV...easy does it!!!!. One of the best belgian style beers I've tried....and it's not even belgian. Good stuff, in more ways than one!!

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Photo of goldbot
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

Pours a very cloudy golden color. Large white bubbly head and lots of carbonation from the yeast refermentation. Nice bubbly lacing which slides smoothly down the glass.

Some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Bread/grain notes, slight pine. Fair amount of spice as well as nice floral and alcohol aromas. Overall rather complex if not bold or overwhelming.

Lots of fruitiness - some apple (almost cidery) and citrus. Spices again - coriander and clove. Not much malt but the flavor is backed by a pleasant sweetness. There is a slight bitterness on the finish with a nice warmth of alcohol.

The body is light and silky, with heavy carbonation and a lingering crispness. The light body and mouthfeel help to hide the alcohol content well.

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Photo of ElCaholicRacer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This will be my first review here, so I hope I don't screw it up.
I have seen this beer on the shelf at my local grocery store for sometime now. Judging by the strange name and label, I dismissed it in the past. It had a price of $7.50 for the 750ml bottle. I was in the mood for something different with a high ABV(had a bad day). I held it up to the light and to my surprise I saw a nice cloudy haze with a decent amount of sediment on the bottom. Poured it into my trusty DFH pint glass. The color was a bright orange-yellow with a one finger head. It aroma was glorious, with citrus, clove, and the obvious high ABV. The first sip was a revelation. I am a BIG hefeweisen fan, and this tripple was a close cousin. The high ABV was overshadowed by the fruit and yeast notes. This might be my new favorite brew, and that is saying alot. It turned my bad day around 180 degrees. Prost!

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a caged and corked bomber sporting a "best by" date of 04-05-07 on the back side of the label. Glassware of choice for this brew was my Duvel tulip glass. Great hazy golden color topped by a monstrous white head that seemed eternal, thanks to the incredible amount of fine carbonation that was hauling ass to the surface. Lots of clumpy lace left behind also.
The nose carried the aromas of not-quite ripe bananas, doughy malt, clove, some coriander and a touch of white pepper. The clove aroma really took center stage here.
The taste was like a hybrid hefeweizen and tripel; nice banana and clove flavors up front (though not as omnipresent as in a good hefe) and a more spicy herbal hoppiness in the latter stages (reminiscent of a tripel). Always present was a solid bready malt platform from which the other tastes emerged. The finish had a pleasant peppery bite that was nicely bitter. The feel was medium in body, leaning toward full, and quite dry.
What a great beer! La Fin Du Monde is dangerously drinkable and must be accorded the respect a 9% ABV beer is due. It went great with my dinner and to relax with as I settled into the evening. Definitely worth picking up.

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Photo of timtheenchanta
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow with thick head. Loads of retention with webby lacing. Sweet fruity nose... bananas and yeast with slight alcohol hints. Similar taste with a light spicy character to it. Smooth crisp taste with sharp but somewhat sweet alcohol flavor and warming. This is a great beer.

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Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipso123
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rampole
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Poured a cloudy harvest gold color with a three finger head with an aggressive pour. Head settled fairly quickly with a small amount of lacing on a generic goblet.

S Smell reminds me of Pinot Grigio. Apples straw and white grapes.

T Cloves, apples, lemon grass, just a hint of cayenne, and white grapes I also get a touch of tart clover the more i think about it.

M Fairly carbonated but well balanced.

D Very drinkable even as it warms. I like the level of carbonation.

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Photo of VoodooBrew
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, generous white head sits atop the hazy, golden-yellow body. A fresh, airy aroma of fruit features on the nose. Delicately spicy malt appears on the palate. Yeasty, slightly bready flavors give way to a semi-sweet medium finish. The ample head on this beer (not to mention the high ABV) belies its smooth, accomodating nature. La Fin Du Monde is highly satisfying and rewarding. This beer is becoming a classic in its own right.

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Photo of lwcreasy
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful, opaque, mysterious gold. 2-3 inch off-white head with fine bubbles. Solid head retention.

Aroma is quite complex. Start relatively modest (emphasis on "relatively," using this same beer as a point of reference) then explodes. We've got grainy malt, a slight spice that evolves into white pepper, earthy and herbal hop tones, light pome fruit esters (pear is what I get the most on the nose), perhaps a touch of pineapple, and a very small trace of loose-leaf paper. Very interesting, you get something new with each whiff.

First sip... blast-off! Malt is grainy, bagel-like, and a touch toasty. Medium-high in intensity. Earthy, woodsy hops may be there- but some other flavors are winning the battle for prominence. There is the tasty malt, which dances with spiciness and fruit. Pome fruit esters follow the nose- notably a kind of apple tartness, and mellow pear. Each sip is followed by a wonderful aftertaste of spicy white pepper. Quite a mix.

Perfect mouthfeel. Medium body with good carbonation. Zippy throughout. Warming throughout. All of this enhances the glorious, piquant aftertaste. To reiterate- this beer feels perfect in your mouth. Best I've yet had.

I feel this is a beer I will love more and more each time I return to it. An experience!

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Photo of Etan
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 26.4oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful glowing hazy gold with a huge head of fine, white foam. Great retention.

S: Pungent soapy yeast, bright pale malt sweetness, poached pear, juicy nectarine, little bit of pineapple. A hint of horseblanket.

T: Sugary blanket of soft, yeasty esters. Vanilla bean, golden raisin, angel cake, white peach, cloves, coriander. Spicy phenols give way to some subtle yeasty funk. A little metallic in the finish, with a breath of fresh pale malt, spices, and a little alcohol.

M: Almost thick-bodied, creamy.

O: Incredibly smooth, complex, and balanced. It should be hard to find a better tripel.

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Photo of Maestro0708
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 05/19/19
ABV 9%
IBU 19
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance | 4.5 |

This ale pours a cloudy orange-caramel color with a large, mountainous white head that has wonderful retention. A one finger head still rests in the bottom of my glass some time after the beer has been finished.

Smell | 4 |

Spices and fruit on the nose, especially orange and banana with some clove.

Taste | 4.5 |

Banana flavors are present but not quite as dominant as I have experienced in other Belgian beers. Other flavors include the same spices and clove that were present in the aroma. Flavors are complex yet balanced. Alcohol is masked but warming as you drink.

Mouth feel | 4.5 |

The feel is full bodied, smooth, and with medium carbonation. Overall, a very pleasant mouth feel.

Overall | 4.5 |

This beer ranks among my favorite Belgians. I enjoyed the entire drinking experience, start to finish. I love that it's complex yet balanced and approachable. This one is well-deserving of it's outstanding scores.

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Photo of Estria
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fourplayed
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour to tulip glass yields a cloudy deep honey color with small head that breaks up fast.

smell is mild sweet orange peel, yeast, some spice & bitter notes.

taste is complex, citrus & herbal hops, mildly sweet malts, apples and other fruits, alcohol well hidden.

Lite body, good effervescent zip, medium alcohol warmth lingers, hop bite and dryness present, malts balanced very well.

Overall very, very well balanced. 9% abv shows up as a nice medium warmth throughout. Good one to sit and enjoy!

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Photo of xoqx
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Sparkling yellow cloudy and extremely lively. A thick white head sticks around for a while and is easily replenished by the outrageous carbonation in this Belgian. Very thick swoopy lacing clings to the glass.

Smell – Yeasty with many complex esters conveying lemon citrus and fruits.

Taste – Superb. This has a complex taste that is hard for me to unpack. I feel the malts and the hops are very concealed behind the many layers of taste provided by the yeasty esters.

Mouthfeel – Crisp yet bold and punchy; super carbonated.

Drinkability – Superb drinkability for any style. Deceptively drinkable for a ~9% abv beer.

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Photo of bcp5296d
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Emoney1975
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeefD
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 10-04-08. From a variety 8-pack. Opened and let stand for 5 minutes. Foam was seeping from the neck of the bottle in less than 3 minutes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass - very slowly. Despite the slowest possible pour in the universe, the head on this beer was incredible.

Poured a hazy golden yellow color, with moderate haze from the small amount of refermentation yeast that made its way into the glass. Beautiful 2 inch head, innumerable amounts of carbonation bubbles keeping tight head retention. Lacing was strong at first but slowly dissipated. Not disappointed though.

Wonderful malty smells with just the right amount of hops. Strong floral and citrus scents - especially grapefruit and maybe some pineapple.

What a taste! It's hard to describe the complexity of this beer. It's almost like a cross between the best Belgian Tripel you've ever tasted with a good wheat beer, with tons of flavor coming from the malts and the yeast. Perhaps the yeast is what gives it that wheat ale flavor with the smoothness and richness of a Tripel. Slight spiciness from the lurking alcohol.

Carbonation is perfect. Completely full bodied and wonderfully mouthwatering. Rich, not too sweet, but the flavor of the best Belgiums this side of the Atlantic.

Love this beer. LOVE IT. ABV is on the higher side, so more than a few of these at a time is not recommended. It should be savored.... One at a time. It's pricey, so enjoy it with care!

Best beer I've had in ages. A+ to the French Canadians.

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Photo of sethmcconkey
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glazeman
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a unibroue snifter at duckfat grill

a: the beer pours a cloudy straw color with a 2 finger white head tgat has excellent retention and lacing.

s: on the nose I get a lot of lemongrass, some orange peel, and a bit of yeastiness.

t: the taste pretty much follows the nose on this one. In addition to lemon zest, orange, and some yeastiness, there's a bit of pepper as well. Perfect for the sun.

m: on the higher end of carbonation for the style, but it works well for this beer. Nice crisp feel, appropriate viscosity and a great aftertaste.

o: this is an amazing beer for spring/summer. I would classify it more as an imperial hefeweizen (if that's even a style) than a triple. Serve this at your next BBQ!

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn good beer, but more along the style of a Saison or Belgian golden ale than a Triple. Poured to a hazy golden orange, with good carbonation and a thick white head that lingered , then dissipated to little lacing. Aroma was very pleasant spices (clove and coriander) with a hint of apples. Taste was more of the spices, and a hint of cookie dough. Mouthfeel was tingly, as a result of the spices, and the finish was smooth and a little warming, due to the 9% abv. Left a lingering spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewintheLou
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The bubbles from the carbonation rise up the side of the glass.

Smell is a sweet citrus like yeast.

The Belgian yeast is definitly the overpowering taste here. Almost like a higher carbonated hefeweizen. Very smooth fruity flavors and goes down very easy. Not much of an after taste here.

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Photo of bfields4
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange body with a tight large white head. Excellent lacing on this guy.

Candi sugar sweet aroma. Tropical fruit papaya, mango. Nice clove and pepper to complement the sweeter aroma.

Banana mango clove estery fruity combo hits the tongue nicely with a good complex flavor profile. Finishes dry with a residual alcohol twang.

Phenomenal beer full of flavor. Large chewy full carbonated body. My perfect non-stout morning beer with to sit around and be lazy watching college football/basketball (go jayhawks)

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,159 ratings
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