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:
10,064
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,301
For Trade:
21
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Photo of FranklinPCombs
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is first off great to look at. The color is a light golden honey color, with a slight bit of cloud in the body. A constant stream of bubbles comes up the middle from the bottom of the glass and the head is thick, white and foamy. The smell is crisp and spicy, with plenty of the typical wheats that you would expect from a Belgian. Various spices and fruity aromas as well as some nice grassy flavors are all underpinned by a subtle hint of alcohol. The taste is great on this beer. It is my first Belgian of any sorts in quite a while, and after drinking it, I remember why I like them so much. The body is full and thick with wheat flavors and some spices, very reminiscent of the Hennepin (as I'm sure they're brewed using essentially the same process). It's all very mellow but the more subtle tastes come through after sitting on the tongue for just a second or two, with flavors of cherry and grape, but nothing to overpower the wheat. There's really not very much hop flavor to this beer, but that would probably ruin the delicate flavors. Dry and heavy yet tiny carbonation. Very drinkable, belies the high alcohol content.

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Photo of magine
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy golden orange with rapid head that settles to a bit of a fluffy island surrounded by a smaller broken up head that sits on the top. Some lacing.

Smells of orange, yeasts, bananas, cloves, some what bready.

Brew tastes of fruits (much like the smell) and yeasts, some alcohol presence in there as well. Has a spicey peppery mouthfeel. Has a sweet taste to a degree but there is some tartness in there as well. Has a nice sticky flavor left in the aftertaste. Has the nice warming effect from the alcohol; but is very balanced (masked nicely).

This brew is delicious; very tasty, very drinkable. It could get me all kinds of shitty if I made a session out of this brew. This is why I prefer to sip and enjoy, after all it was probably meant for just that. If I could line this next to all of the other triples I have had and taste test them - I think this may be the one to beat. Very stellar.

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Photo of TobiasAngel
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a finger of foamy white head.

Smell. Nice light malts and soda crackers, some cloves and belgian yeast with hints of citrus.

Taste. Sweet light malt and fruity belgian yeast, cloves.

Mouthfeel. Just below medium body with above medium carbonation.

Overall. Great for the style.

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Photo of Danimal25
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of becca682
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jul_dredd
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps the best looking beer I've seen, this pours a cloudy gold with an everlasting half-finger of dense, clingy white perfection on top. Wow. Aromas are many with yeasty esters, banana, sweet light malt, and apples. Flavors are completely different - a semisweet fruitiness that's fantastically malty. This is delicious. Uh oh.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from caged bomber into tulip.
Hazy golden pour...nice carbonation with a sticky head.
Yeasty citrus, floral, slightly spicy aroma.
Taste is of a peppery yeast...citrus meets floral notes. The alcohol is well hid.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and easy drinking.
There is so much going on in every sip. Its full of belgian style yeast flavor, plus a spicy/peppery finish on the tongue..then its a mild euro floral and citrus finish. So good.
This really is a world class brew,

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Photo of Skipple
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of granger10
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was the first Belgian I ever had. The appearance threw me off a little b/c of the cloudy orangish color and texture. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I loved it. I have come back to this beer time and again. It has a very creamy smoothness that I really love. The taste is of tropical fruity sweetness and some spicy alcohol. Finishes long and dry with more fruityness. A great introduction to the world of Belgians for me!

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Photo of tetonka4kzoo
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color. Has a somewhat hazy appearance.

Has a fruit aroma with banana and a bready yeast.

This tripel has a sweet and creamy taste. It has that distinct Belgian taste. Has a nice sour finish from orange and lemon. Very delicious.

This taste tripel is quite smooth. Its very creamy and medium-bodied.

The sweetness and sour finish mask the alcohol making it very drinkable in quantity. I always look forward to this favorite tripel.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a very hazy, dull yellow body with a tiny white head and minimal lacing.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, wheat, unripe bananas. The aromas is strong and upfront, which really gives a good impression of the taste to come.

T- Woah! Wheat, bananas, cloves, candi sugar, tropical fruits, slightly peppery.

M- high carbonation, medium heaviness.

An excellent tripel which has some pretty good availability. I really enjoyed it and plan on purchasing more soon.

If confronted with "la fin du monde", or "the end of the world", this would be the my first choice of brews to sip on. It's tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best Before 11.17.17. Drank 7.26.15. Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Tulip.

A: This beer can appear two different ways depending on whether you leave out the sediment or not. As for myself, I always swish it up, getting all of that cloudy goodness into the glass. That being said, it pours a deep golden straw with a fast riding three finger head. A wall of visible carbonation along the glass, riding to a slow fading head, leaving only a thick collar. Hold this up to the light and it damn nears glows.

S: Ripe bananas and spicy clove. Sweet malt (almost pear like?) buried by yeast... coriander, pepper. Aroma gets more interesting and complex with every passing minute of warming.

T: Spicy clove, sweet stone fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon bitterness, grassy. Enjoyable alcohol warmth. Improves as it warms, but starts to fall apart as it reaches room temperature... keep it chilled.

M:Medium body, very prickly carbonation, very noticeable alcohol warmth... and as others have said, it is an enjoyable effect.

O: A big bad Belgian that is easy to find, and worthy of whatever you have heard. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, and this beer has long been a staple of mine. If you like complex, yet nuanced beer, this will be right up your alley.

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Photo of MunchkinDrinker
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy light golden color with a white bubbly head. Some lacing.

S - Sweet and spicy. Clove, some banana, and a subdued pepper aroma. There seems to be alot of other things in there, but I can't pick them all out. Maybe apples or pears. Truly marvelous; if thay made an air freshner of this I'd buy them out.

T/M - In my opinion, the malts get in the way. Nice and bubbly/frothy feel. Spicy bite of cloves and pepper. Mild ripe fruits, apples, pears and definately banana.

D - The alcohol sneaks up on you, but it is incredibly well hidden. I'd have another in a heartbeat, but I'd pay for it!

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Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Believe it or not, some beers do actually improve with age. This was certainly the case with a 2 year old bottle of Unibroue's La Fin Du Monde. La Fin Du Monde was purchased as a 6 pack from the Beer Store, and came in 341 ml bottles with a production date of August 31, 2011. This Unibroue offering is 9.0% alcohol by volume and the price of a 6 pack works out to $2.49 per bottle. A warning if you're planning to age this beer for a while: when I opened the bottle, even though I was prepared for it, a large quantity of foam came gushing up the neck of the bottle and sadly some of this fabulous beer was lost to spillage. Let this beer warm a bit before drinking...you won't get all of the flavours and aromas if you drink it straight from the fridge.

La Fin Du Monde poured an opaque orange/gold colour, and because of the huge quantity of foam mentioned earlier, I had to wait for the off-white head to settle down to an acceptable level before drinking. Its aroma was wonderful, which I could tell right away just from the foam that spilled out onto my counter top. Apricot, peach, coriander, orange peel and yeast. The beer's flavour didn't disappoint either...it started off with sweet light fruits including peach, apricot and orange, which gave way to yeast and a coriander spiciness, finishing with a mild bitterness and warming alcohol. The sweetness was quite strong but was nicely balanced out by the spiciness and slightly bitter finish. The carbonation was much more mellow versus a fresh bottle, and I would describe La Fin Du Monde as medium bodied, hefted up a bit by its significant alcohol content. Unibroue always manages to avoid the alcohol burn associated with a lot of high percentage beers, leaving just a nice warming sensation in the finish.

If you're a serious beer fan, you must try La Fin Du Monde...ideally after having been aged in your fridge or cold cellar for at least 18 months. Unibroue appear to be the Canadian masters of bottle fermented beers.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dhalang
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden-orange with a 2-finger white head. Retention and lace are mild.

I'm sure the French-speaking Quebecians would scoff and swiftly boot me back to America for saying this, but the combination of the big malt and the fruity esters on this smelled to me, no joke, like Captain Crunch and Crunchberries cereal. Add some incredibly fragrant orange zest and orange blossoms, some clove and coriander spice, ripe pears and a deeply hidden alcohol, and you have the nose on this magnificent brew.

The malty palate has a bright carbonation and some earthy yeast tones to its clover honey vibe. The bitterness is mild, while the finish starts on the sweeter side of boozy (flavors of pear) and ends spicy, dry and somewhat grainy. As that all disappears I'm left with a nice, juicy mandarin orange flavor.

Overall, I was incredibly impressed with this juicy and delicious beer. And it's always nice to have one of those eureka moments when it dawns on you that you're smelling something so ludicrously awesome as Captain Crunch in a beer.

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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockernino
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrStiffington
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,064 ratings.
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