La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
10,104 Ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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Ratings: 10,104 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of daftafne
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The cork came off with a very lively pop. Poured into a tulip, the liquid was a cloudy dull orange with great effervescence. One finger of creamy head. Great nose, floral esters dominate. Ahhh this is the first beer I had from Unibroue and probably my first tripel (I first had it at least two years ago). I loved it then, and I love it now. Bitter floral hops taste great in the beginning of the flavor profile. These give way to a little pepper, coriander, mild sweet malts, and finishes with some nice bittering hops. Very creamy mouthfeel with the strong carbonation.

I don't know what everyone is so afraid of, the end of the world is delicious.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cellared for 6 months prior to consumption.

Pours a beautiful clear, crisp yellow with great carbonation and a nice head that dissipates quickly. The nose is of wheat, pepper, belgian yeast and light fruit/appley. Taste follows the nose, great yeast and wheat flavor with a creamy sort of pepper taste. Apple or other light fruit hints on the finish, slight(very) sourness, possibly from cellaring. great triple, and one that deserves alot of respect. Not my favorite (love my westmalle) but close to the top.

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Photo of mwpatter77
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BillyB
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translation; It's "The End of the World!"

If it was the end of the world I wouldn't mind having this beer as my last. A canadian belgian styled strong pale ale. This is just as good, if not better than Lucifer or Delerium Tremens.

750ml corked and wired bottle.
Has all the great characteristics of the style.

Thick white head, Golden bubbly carbonation.

Sweet, yeasty, sugary aroma.

Taste of Belgium(but from Canada, eh?)

Light to medium, carbonated feel.
Very, VERY drinkable. If you really wanna rock.

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Photo of Golferallen54
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlhyatt
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgjohnston
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have revisited this beer many times since I first discovered it while living in Boston about 10 years ago. It has consistently been an enjoyable beer.

Most recently I had this beer out of a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. It is a nice amber color with a lot of carbonation and a clean, white head. Smells fruity.

The taste has a bit of citrus, and the flavor overall hides the alcohol content in such a way that I find it deceptively easy to drink. A good value for the money, too.

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Photo of surferman576
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light coppper and cloudy with an orange hue.

Coriander, orange peel, black pepper, currant maybe, cloves, vanilla. Very alcoholic, but blends nicely with the abundance of fruity esters.

Strongly citrusy and peppery, probably due to the orange peel and coriander, respectively. Strong in alcohol but not unpleasant or overpowering.

Pleasantly heavy and warming. Makes your mouth water more with every sip.

Quite drinkable and soothing considering the high alcohol content. I would keep drinking these all night if they didn't hit me so hard!

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Photo of nataku00
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer that helped push me into craft beer, but I've never reviewed it since I've been trying all these new beers instead. A two year old bottle that was sitting at the back of my beer shelf, poured into a tulip glass. Unibroue recommends that you include some of the yeast in the pour, so I swirled the bottle with the last third of the beer to pick up some of the yeast caked at the bottom. Beer is a hazy dark orange that you can barely see any shadows through it. Initial finger of snow white soapy head dissipates within minutes, leaving minimal lacing. Lots of small bubble carbonation slowly ascends from the bottom of the glass, which bodes well for the mouthfeel as it doesn't look too aggressive.

Nose is spicey, cloves, coriander and pepper, with sweetness from biscuit malts, banana and orange fruitiness.

Spices follow through on the tongue, blending well with the biscuit malts, banana and sweet citrus. After two years, I don't get any alcohol presence on this beer, which further helps make it balanced and enjoyable. Finishes with a slight sweetness and a bit of floral hops.

As expected, just enough carbonation to round out the medium bodied beer and sweep your tongue clean. Very gentle carbonation that tickles your tongue.

Decently drinkable tripel style beer, that doesn't finish as dry as some of its Belgian inspirations. Still an excellent beer, a beer that I've used to entice non craft beer drinkers into trying a well made beer.

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Photo of Nicked
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of atigerlife
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle

Has a rather large, thick head. Good retention. Slightly cloudy golden color.
Smell has hints of yeast with fruit undertones.
Taste starts out fruity with a wonderful crips hop flavor. Perfectly balanced. Truly amazing.
Mouthfeel is very good. Not too bubbly.
Overall, this is an excellent ale. Highly recommended and I will definitely have again. Of the few I've had, this is Unibroue's best.

Reviewed again 5/20/06
Poured from a 750ml into a Leffe goblet. I've had this beer several times and it has always been a favorite.

Poured a golden/orange color. Opaque. Lots of small bubbles and good lacing. A large white head with large bubbles. Quite nice to look at.

Aroma is spicy and slightly citrus.

Taste is of sweet malts and some light citrus. Spiciness also comes through. Lightly dry at the end. Alcohol content was quite evident, much more so than I recall in my previous bottles.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and quite cleansing. Smooth. Overall, this beer is still quite impressive though it was slightly less so than when I had it previously. I found the alcohol presence quite strong and this made it less drinkable. Of course, still a beer that I will have again.

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Photo of dreis
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AylwinForbes
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We were a bit put off by Unibroue at one stage by all the sort of fruit and veg weird beers we sampled at a tasting. That was a pity because it delayed an appreciation of what this place can do. What can I say that hasn't already been said in these many and several notes?

The most impressive thing about this very impressive beverage (which can hold a candle to a Tripel Karmeliet any day) is the aroma: beautifully complex, with phenolic, medicinal organic components and yeast and fruity malt. You definitely want to inhale before imbibing. On the palate you travel from initial sweetness to lingering slightly bitter end-notes. The beer has a lot of carbonation: it expresses in lively fashion from the bottle and continues the bead in the glass, but feels quite soft on the palate.

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Photo of silverking
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a hazy orange with a white head. There are a lot of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Head retention is good with decent lacing. it smells of yeast and fruit. Apples, grapes, peaches, and I think it smells a bit like coconut as well. It's like a huge fruit bowl condensed into one 12 oz bottle. The taste it a bit sour and the fruit flavors transfer over well from the aroma. I don't detect much hops, and there is hardly any bitterness. It's medium bodied on the palate. The carbonation is very high, but it works with the tart flavors to produce a surprisingly refreshing feeling. Try it if you haven't already.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What can I say? Every beer produced from Unibroue is certainly world-class and some of the best... This is another definite winner... Although this might be categorized as a "Tripel"... I would more consider this as something as a "super witbier" and a step-up from their Blanche de Chambly... Pours a hazy, cloudy, yellow, straw-color with a decent frothy head... aroma is all fruits, with lemon, coriander, and citrus pouring through... taste is super-rich, thick, and creamy, and strongly complements the aroma with its fruit-like characteristic dominated by light, cloudy overtones... one of the better beers out there... every beer that I've sampled from Unibroue has been above and beyond and this one fails to disappoint... a definite must-try... Certainly recommended...

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Photo of Cgonz042
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


La fin Du Monde
Belgian style tripel
ABV 9%

A= 4.5 Large long lasting lively frothy white head

S= 4.5 Light hops on the nose with a great floral presence. Hits of citrus and yeast

T=4.0 Very lively on the tongue, Citrus hops with ester taste and a light floral presence even on the palate.

F=4.5 Great feel. Very refreshing with a light hop backing. No alcohol presence which is impressive at 9%

D=5.0 Great great beer with great carbonation. Drink 3 of these and I'd be done for sure.

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Photo of jhutt
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of pweis909
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint and a half bomber. Didn't notice freshnessness dating. But great corked bottle.

After popping the cork, this one was carbonated enough to almost escape the bottle. It's color is a shade or too paler than gold, maybe straw, and it is quite fizzy, with foam delicately lacing the glass as you drain it.

So many things going on in delicate ways. Soft silky mouthfeel, spices like vanilla and clove, perhaps leather and fruity bubblegum as well. And then there is the lurking alcohol. What alcohol? Try standing up.

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Photo of kinghotpants
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance. LFDM pours golden and a touch hazy, with one or two fingers of thick white head that almost looks like cappuccino foam. I was drinking it in the dark, so this is all I managed to get.

Smell. Personally, I think LFDM smells like sweet spices - the kind of things you'd put in a pie, but nothing specific. I also get some fruit here; maybe a hint of apple or peach. Then the alcohol smell comes wafting out like a warning sign, which I usually proceed to ignore.

Taste. Oh, baby. Estery fruit and spice, a little phenolic clove, a whole metric ton (they're Canadians after all) of malt, and a smack of alcohol at the end. A touch of hop bitterness, but nothing to write home about.

Mouthfeel. There's a decent amount of carbonation on this beer, so it sparkles on the tongue, but it has that big malty smoothness that I enjoy quite a bit.

As a final note, I would like to point out that, anecdotally, a beer with a lot of esters and fusel alcohols will tend to give you a bigger, meaner hangover than one without, so be careful if you're going to get all messed up on this brew. You may live to regret it.

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Photo of Dawkfan
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ckaufman
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
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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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,104 ratings
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