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:
10,059
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,299
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,059 |  Reviews: 2,977
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

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

Appearance - Pale golden hay color with a massive head which eventually subsided to one finger. Head is white and frothy and leaves lots of sticky lace.

Smell - is subtle. Light fruity notes of peaches and nectarines. Pale malt, yeast and light phenols.

Taste - awesome tripel, I adore this beer. Extremely well balanced sweet malt, bready yeast, and the lightest touch of hops accompanied by a definite alcohol presence at the finish.

Mouthfeel - is great. Very creamy and well carbonated. If not for the carbonation one might become bogged down by the combination of sweetness and alcohol but this is not the case with this tripel.

Drinkability - a truly great interpretation of a belgian tripel. The high abv accompanied with this style and the alcohol which is left in plain sight (or should I say taste) makes one bomber more than enough, but absolutely worth multiple purchases. I will be getting this again and it has definitely surpassed St. Bernardus as my favorite tripel.

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Photo of PeterDumas
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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

I was wondering if I should another review, but what the heck, here I go.

Appearance: Cloudy Yellow, lots of carbonation, Nice thick creamy head

Smell: Yeast, fruit, malt

Taste: Wow! Lots of flavor. Orange, Cherry, yeast, grain, spicy.

Mouthfeel: Nice body. Smooth

Drinkability: Yes, I will get more. Great stuff.

Overall: I was wondering what all the fuss was over Unibroue....now I know!

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

Such as great beer. The color is a golden yellow. When poured it creates a lot of carbonation and head but quickly dissipates. The smell is mellow with hints of citrus. Taste is hard to describe except for the crispness and subtle hints of fruit and citrus. Great mouthfeel, all around anytime beer. Drinkability is great since at 9% abv I could drink at least four but who knows what would happen to me after that.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,059 ratings.
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