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:
10,063
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,300
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,063 |  Reviews: 2,977
Photo of Dawkfan
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours a murky golden orange with 2 fingers of white head. A nice half finger layer of head remains after some time. Little to no lace, which is a little dissapointing.

S- Loads of fruit, most noticeable is pear and apple. Lots of spice, mainly clove. Belgian yeast and some bready notes as well.

T- The fruit and spice isn't as strong in the taste which is good because it's balanced very well with the sweet malts and bready/yeasty flavors. The alcohol is hidden nicely.

M- Beautiful mouthfeel. Creamy, smooth, and a good amount of carbonation for a light body. Perfect Actually!!

D- This wasn't 1 of my favorite Unibroue beers, but my palate must of changed because I'm really enjoying this one. Glad Unibroue is Canadian, great beer at a decent price.

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Photo of theDuck
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ckaufman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip...

A: A cloudy golden straw color with a MASSIVE head full of large bubbles. Heavy lacing with good retention.

S: Full rich aromas pour out of the glass... yeast, esters, a bit of cloves and a lot of corriander assualt the nose.

T: Solid malt profile with a strong yeasty flavor. I also taste ripe fruit and a spice that lingers on for a while. As this beer warms up, the alcohol comes through stronger.

M: Very carbonated with a fairly thin body. The carbonation tickles the tongue and brings out the flavor.

D: Easier to drink than some of the other tripels I have had, but the high alcohol content can seriously limit the ammount of these you could drink in a single session.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2-10-07

Pours a rich golden color with a sizable head that dissipates quickly.

Smells light and slightly fruity, definitely a Belgian style beer.

Tastes sweet and fruity, almost floral on the finish. Alcohol add s a nice warming and complements the flavors very nicely. Very good.

Mouthfeel is rich and carbonated, drinkability is surprising for a 9.0% beer.

Overall an exceptional example of the style. Very tasty, very agreeable. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Portertime
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the first micro brew I ever tried. It was at a coffee house in Orlando. This beer single handedly got me into the love of fine beers. Thank you Unibrau! Poured a cloudy goldish color with a nice head. Smelled heavenly with a mixture of raisons, candied fruit, apples, and dried apricots. Taste was spectacular with upfront fruit and spice and mild floral hop undertones. I just sipped away at this beer and listened to some great rifs on my friend's acoustic guitar.

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Photo of goalie35
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Been a fan of this beer for long time.

Look-pours nicely into tulip glass, nice carbonation.
Smell- typical Belgian tripel
Taste- prob my fav tripel. Nice yeasty finish
Feel- diggin the carbonation on this.
Overall- much more of a quad fan than tripels or dubbels but this is quite simply a very good, well made beer

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Photo of ranger7
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into a chalice.

A: Hazy and cloudy. Gold colored. Thin white head with appropriate carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, grain, with a hint of citrus.

T: Good and strong. Some spice with a fair amount of alcohol. Dry finish.

M: Smooth, easy to drink.

O: This is as perfect a Tripel as I've had. One of my favorites.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beeragent
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter from a bomber. The beer pours a slightly hazy straw, forming a massive 3 fingers worth of head, that faded leaving some medium spots of lace. The aroma is delicious fruit and sugar. The taste is very much the same, consisting of sharp hops, followed by a sweet candy taste, and finishing with a very smooth fruity flavor. Higher carbonation than expected, but still an easy drinker. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. Full flavor and smooth mouthfeel made for a very enjoyable Belgian. I will be getting this again!

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Photo of euskera
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Piraat tulip glass...
Pours out a cloudy orange-yellow with a nice fluffy head that's fairly well retained. Smell is malty and sweet with some spice and banana. Taste is exquisite, with peach overtones at first going into malt and clove-like spiciness with some banana essence amidst that lovely alcohol backbone. Another absolute winner from Unibroue. Vive la Quebec!!

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Photo of mmolazero
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of jwarnold
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of pjr
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of brflan909
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color, with a small bubbly head. The head has a particularly interesting appearance to me, wherein rather than looking like one singular entity, it looks like it's composed of a large amount of small individual bubbles that just happen to interlock. Anywho, great appearance.

Smells of banana, caramel, Belgian yeast. The fruity aspect of this smell is definitely very present.

The taste is generally quite similar to the smell. Taste is subdued, yet very appealing. Mouthfeel is dry, with high carbonation.

I am not that familiar with the style since earlier, but the few examples I've had (Chimay White etc) have all been disappointing to me. This is not. Very satisfying taste, which is both simple and nuanced at the same time - with a drinkability that makes you forget the 9% ABV. Most excellent!

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Photo of choyhosoi
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass and the drink had a faint gold color with a nice head that dissapated slowly. Smell is reminiscent of the other Unibroue lines I have tried not that I am complaining(fruity). The taste was excellent no aftertaste very smooth. I could definetly drink this again and recommend this to anyone who can find it

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Photo of rlparker3
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

6-Jan-2009 Home

Poured a hazy gold with a think head. Aroma of bread, and sweet, syrupy pineapple. Initial flavors are sweet bread and alcohol followed closely spices and honey. This is rich, complex beer that is so good I want to swim in it. It has X-factor.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of smedley
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy gold/yellow, thick foamy head which lasted nicely with some good lacing

S - Oranges, pears, peaches, yeast and a little alcohol

T - Sweet and fruity up front, then cloves, a little bitterness, and leaves a fruity flavor on the tongue - oranges, pears just like the nose.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, warming from the alcohol. The taste is complex and offers a few different phases from the point where it hits your mouth to the point where the taste fades away. Excellent drinking experience!

D - You'd never know this was 9%. Very smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of Edwaka01
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12. oz bottle.
Paired with some extra stinky bleu cheese.

Pours a beautiful deep gold. Very thin head but lots of lacing.

Belgian yeast, honey, citrus.

Balanced bold malt/hops. Sweet, honey, orange.

Easy going for 9 ABV. Full and yet very refreshing. Citrus and hops cleanse the palate nicely.

Delicious, wish I had more of these.

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Photo of Oddefellowe
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a single in a sixer mixer. Bottle to snifter. Golden brown with an off-white head and thin lacing. Congruent smell and taste--notes of young white grapefruit, a mild floral arrangement, and light hops. The mouthfeel was a smooth medium with light carbonation. Highly drinkable, definitely not abrasive considering the high ABV, and it's accessibility will allow for a pleasant return to the end of the world one day.

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Photo of philipsanchez09
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a beer drinker at all until a friend recommended that I try this out. I usually went towards the whiskey because I felt that all beers tasted the same... Yeah, I know right... What do you expect when all I had was Tecate, Bud Light, Coors, Budweiser, & Heineken. I mean there isn't anything wrong with those, but I mean they weren't anything to be driving to the store for.

"La Fin" has a great and smooth taste. You can taste the light hint of orange & lemon citrus. The smell also reveals the same. The taste doesn't linger for too long but just enough to really appreciate this for what it is.

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Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange and topped off with a magnificent white head that fades eloquently with a small thin fluff left on top. Smells robust and complex with oranges, apples, bananas and spice. Some yeast mingles and a second takes reveals some furtive butterscotch. Tastes of apricots mixed with some breadiness. There's a tinge of alcohol heat left in the throat which lets you know what you're drinking. I like this, and would not change it. Mouth-feel is medium-bodied yet quite drinkable. This is a fulfilling sipper that will keep you begging for more.

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Photo of Bsetz
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,063 ratings.
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