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:
#447
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,208
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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664
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2,394
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Ratings: 10,208 |  Reviews: 3,020
Photo of Umdrunner
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mr-jj
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice from a 750. Best before 5/10/17.

Color is light hazy gold with a one finger white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell is yeast, cloves, medicinal in a good way. Some light fruits.
Flavor is big for a tripel. - sweet, spicy and fruity. Hides the ABV well. Builds to a cider like flavor before finishing with a mild hop bitterness. Really nice.
Body is light and smooth with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, a really good tripel. I've had the fortune of trying several tripels while in Belgium, and this ranks up there with the best of them.

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 25.4 oz bomber with no freshness date into a no stemmed wine glass.

A-Pours a vibrant orange brown color with a thick, 3 finger creamy white head. Bubbles flow from the bottom to the top. The efferversence is just beautiful. Lacing coats the whole glass but leaves no latticework.

S-Spiced citrusy fruits, cinnamon apples, other spices, cheese, yeasty. Alcohol has a warming, but subtle, bite.

T-Dank cheese comes through at the front of the palate, followed by a warming spice at the back coupled with a boozy, spiced twinge at the finish. Fruits aren't as present as they were in the nose

MF-Smooth at first. Medium-sized body with a crisp finish.

O-Holy hell. Such a damn good brew. Not too complex, but just enough so to captivate you. Looks beautiful, smells fantastic, and tastes like heaven. I can't ask for much more. If you see this and have not tried it, GET IT.

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Photo of elecnix
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Philvillani
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of corby112
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, golden-amber color with a thick frothy white head that dissolves into a lasting lacing. Aroma of apple, pear, grape, citrus and slight hint of alcohol. Very carbonatied up front with a fruity spiciness with hints of light crisp fruit and a sweet citrus finish.

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Photo of Bnoise11
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minor problem with good brews like LFDM? Lack of drinkability at 9% ABV, but that doesn't kill the love. Neverending, tiny champagne bubbles rise to a solid head that ain't goin' nowhere. Surprisingly light color in the gaze.

Scents of awl-kee-hol get up in my nose. Did I mention the never ending bubbles? I did? A little extra bubbly texture going down the hatch. Easy flavor of raisins and straight up balance guide this brew as a well put together strong yeasty blend. Hmmm, this is complex. Sometimes a beer is one or the other. Can't decide if it's an ale, or Belgian, but it matters not. This is both. Mmm, mmm. This deserves a better than average on all acounts. The scary thing is, I take back my first sentence. I actually could drink these all night. Do me a favor and wake me up in the morning.

Last swigs: Delicious, like dessert. Champagne like feel to the tongue. Sweet but not too sweet - reminds me of Cananda Dry a bit. The flavor summons so many nuances. Complex: Celery, apricots, peaches, ginger ale: yeah, it's that good.

La Cost du Wallet? $52 US dollars a case of Unibroue mixed 3x8 for this Maple Leaf Country yummy. High - maybe but this is a standard entry for good strong stuff. I'm still drinking it. Flavor is consistent & rock solid throughout the drink.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of Beric
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

RE-REVIEW
Original: Served 24 April 2014, rated 4.39

Serving: Bomber into Corsendonk tulip glass
Served: 1 November 2014

Appearance: Poured slowly, this one still yields a massive head that takes some time to collapse, but eventually does, leaving a soft shimmer of small bubbles on the top. Pours a hazy yellow with massive carbonation coming up from the edges.

Smell: Soft banana smell, a touch of sweet yeast, overripe pears and apples.

Taste: Complex play between the yeast and its banana esters, smooth sweet flavors from the malts, and an excellent assertion of white wine and pear notes to bring it a soft fruitiness. This beer is even better out of the corked bomber than the individual bottles. No booziness whatsoever, and the beer tasted great the moment it was poured, without needing any time to breath.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a soft, but high, carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this one much more out of the corked bomber. The beer seemed a bit fuller and a tad smoother, likely due to the differences in bottle conditioning. A marvelous beer and one I'll keep coming back to in the future. Would highly recommend.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smooth_aleing
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Picked up a Unibroue sample pack at TJ's, including Maudite, La Fin du Monde, Don de Dieu, and Trois Pistole.

A= Great head, initially a two fingers which settles down to nice layer of lacing. Wonderful hazy, light amber color.

S= Coriander, orange, clove, honey. Nice alcohol notes in the nose, but not overpowering.

T= Similar to the nose. Strong notes of coriander and clove. Great Belgian spiced yeast. Slight lingering bitterness on the tongue, with a complexity of spices throughout.

M= Nice and fermented, good carbonation, well-balanced throughout the palate.

O= A wonderful brew, and one of my favorite Trippels out there. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of little_star
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of everetends
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Green's in Atlanta, 4 pack of 12oz bottles. Poured into a goblet.

A: A hazy orange that poured with a generous white head that dissipates slowly. Minimal lacing. The color is beautiful.

S: Yeast, flowers, spices, fruits (get a bit of citrus fruits and bananas). Amazing aroma.

T: Tastes like an alcoholic, fruity bread. Bananas really come across but they are not overly sweet. Hops bring a bitterness nd are balanced with the spices.

M: Has a pretty good amount of carbonation and makes this beer very refreshing. Tickles the tongue and finishes clean and crisp.

D: Vry tasty with a refreshing quality, absolutely drinkable. Greatness in a beer.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Best before 07-27-14. Poured into a Westvleteren goblet.

Trapped much of the yeast cake inside the bottle off of the pour. Body is a hazy lemon yellow color. I poured this rather daintily thinking the head would be voluminous. Turns out, I only get a half-inch and it fizzled out. The beer looks pretty highly carbonated. 3.5

Bready, doughy yeast up front with a spice drop backing. Clove yeast esters with hints of banana and pear. Smells pretty superb. Not overly sweet (like some Belgians) or spicy (like many crafts) for a tripel, and I appreciate that. 4.5

Big yeast component in the taste (indicative of Unibroue brewing), but it fits the style and is almost matched by massively bready pale malts and a clove spice zing. Initial fruits imply banana, but the finish gets washed with flavors of apple and white grape. Still, the fruitiness is not the focal point. Quite the opposite end of the spectrum from Tripel Karmeliet. Reminds me a bit of Ename Tripel or maybe Chimay White. There’s the usual sneaky alcohol that shakes you up after two-thirds the drink. A fantastic tripel. 4.5

Medium-high carbonation, almost high. Deceivingly spritzy. Heavier than medium body. Feels big and bready and all the while dry and palatable. Nice feel. 4.0

More often than not, I have been disappointed with Unibroue as a whole. But, La Fin Du Monde is an elite beer, no question. I can do without many of their strong darks, wits, fruit beers, and pales; but, I’ll be back now and again to enjoy this here tripel. 4.5

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Photo of murpium
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KWolf
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a vibrant golden yellow with a couple fingers of snow white head that is fuled by a steady stream of carbonation from the bottom of the chalice. Nose starts off with strong clove, bitter grapefruit, and citrusy hops. Taste starts with green apple skins, pear and pineapple, floral hops and yeasty malts. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, finish is dry like champagne. This is a tasty little Belgian Pale, make sure to let it warm up as it starts a little bitter when it's cold.

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Photo of hdelavega
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clowdy light golden orange with a thin white head that does'nt stick around to long. No lacing.
Smell is spicy, with some light sweet fruits, strawberrys, banana, maybe white grape.
Taste has a nice spicy bite that is also pretty sweet, it's pretty hard to pick out the 9% ABV, well done.
The carbonation is pretty strong on this one. The whole bouquet of flavors really sits on the palette. The body is pretty light and the finish is super smooth.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ending the 4-pack review with the original - one of the first beers that sold me on crafts. Poured into une verre du La Fin Du Monde with a moderate foam building up then quickly burning off on top of a perpetually fizzing hazy golden blob.

Smells of sweet malts, light cider and yeasts, oh and some of the 9%. Beautiful sweet, crispy, dry carbonation and a fresh peppery spice. Just such a neat balance of factors that make it a nice beer you can start strong (since it's clean and the abv is so well fit) and finish as a sipper since it's got that sweet flavor.

I think everyone should enjoy the end of the world.

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Photo of huthuty
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

blonde and translucent pouring this softly resulted in a small head
smell is spicy and sweet, almost like rootbeer
taste is funky and sweet, brilliant malt taste with a stale finish. cant taste the alcohol but i can feel it kicking in!

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,208 ratings