La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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.

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Photo of Sharkophile
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a goblet. Appears a hazy golden orange color with a large white head that settles and leaves a fine layer of foam on top. Can see a ton of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface in the light.

S: Fruit (banana and pear), honey, spice and alcohol. Think there's some floral hops in there too.

T: Mirrors the smell but with more complexities, banana, pear and strawberry-like fruitiness followed by a big punch of sweet and earthy spice. Floral, honey-like hoppiness is nice in the snappy, dry finish. Sweet and spicy residuals coat the mouth.

M: Medium body with an incredibly lively carbonation. Almost perfect.

O: Excellent.

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Photo of Tolnik
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a wonderful goldish yellow coloration beer and came with a nice amount of foam. The sweet malt gives a great taste that was overwelming greatness that is just a makes it a wonderful flavoring. Overall it is a great beer to enjoy as the zest of lemon and pale malts just creates a wonderful impression.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a golden beer with a huge bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is a mix between something sweet which might be candi sugar and wheat. Taste is very refreshing with again a nice mix of candi sugar, wheat and something a bit spicier, which I cannot identify. Body if medium with great carbonation. I truly love this beer even after more then ten years of drinking it. Must be commanded just for helping discovered the fabulous world of beer.

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Photo of darkstar12
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served from a bottle into a snifter-style glass

A: nice golden cloudy color with two-finger foamy white head that shrunk but stayed around throughout. No lacing.

S: honey, wheat, mildly spicy

T: Refreshing - honey, wheat, mild orange/citrus, malts. Sweetness level is just right. Very little alcohol taste.

M: good body with moderate level of carbonation. not syrupy at all.

O: Outstanding tripel, probably the best one I've ever had. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of uberabr
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber, fine white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is bright and juicy.. estery apples, melon, candied fruits, caramel, maybe a hint of lemon, and just a little bit of bitters and malts linger in the background. Smells like a Belgian. You can tell its got some good potency. Getting excited..

This is delicious. Really, really tasty stuff. Bright, juicy fruits combine with a floral bouquet and just a hint of the buttered-biscuit malty goodness you expect with these Belgians. The juiciness is out of control complex, and it's hard to pinpoint it exactly- is that guava nectar, honey melon? Sweet and delicious. Nectar of the gods. Sugary tropical goodness.

Moderate in the body, it has a bit of a sticky, dry mouthfeel...which makes it extremely drinkable. All in all a very pleasurable "Belgian" experience.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a bottle at l'Ile Noire in Montreal. I couldn't believe I've never rated this one, seeing I've been drinking it for a decade.

A-Dark but clear brownish amber w/nice off-white head, respectable retention, and good lacing.

S-Roast malt, spice, earth and smoke, ginger, coriander, and complex fruit esters.

T-Roast sweet malt backbone w/spicy midpalate, and slightly smoky and lightly hopped finish. Full flavored w/multiple layers of complexity.

M-Smooth and velvety body w/nice carbonation and excellent balance.

D-Very pleasant to drink. An old favorite I'll consistently come back to.

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Photo of wedge
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Bright hazy burnt golden orange color with an airy, bubbly white head. Vibrant spicy fruit aroma - crisp citrus - very light phenols and alcohol and a muted sweet maltiness. Smoooth spicy and estery flavor - very well rounded. The fruitiness sticks while the effervescent spices wash over the tongue. A little dry banana in the finish and a lingering warm tartness. Dangerously refreshing for such a strong beer.

A great belgian-style ale for any occasion. Very invigorating for its 9% careful or this beer might kick your ass...

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Photo of kaplunk02
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Nice golden amber and a big, white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Coriander up front with banana and sweet, maybe fruity, smells.

T: Along with the aroma there's coriander and bananas but also very wheaty. Almost grassy.

M: Very smooth considering the 9% ABV. Its almost watery but the texture and carbonation support the heavy flavors and alcohol quite well.

O: This is one of my favorites. It is very flavorful and yet balanced. Exactly what I look for in a trippel.

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Photo of JohnY
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a belgian style tulip. Formed a nice white head with a huge amount of tiny little bubbles. Almost bubblegum like nose, citrus, and coriander. The bubbles dance on the tongue. Easy to drink. Nice yeasty aftertaste. A superb beer. Try the end of the world today.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

Cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. It hangs in really nicely, pristine.

Sweet and bitter/sour aroma. Lemon grassy with spicy wood.

Incredibly light and banana pear flavors poke through. Peppery alcohol in the finish.

Drinkability improves over time. Really fresh summertime mouthfeel.

Nice carbonation.

I want to take a bottle of this camping this summer!

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer tons of times. This weekends tasting was mandated by the new stock added to the cellar. With over 800 reviews as of this writing I'm sure you can get enough descriptions. What I like about the beer is it goes with everything so well and is easily accessible to new drinkers when brought to parties.

The cellar comment is compliments of feedback enthusiastically endorsed in the cellaring forum. People speak of this aging well over up to 10 years. I'm setting down my stock to see how it goes over time as well. Looking forward to tasting this for years to come!

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Photo of Sheilita
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yeasty, fruity and my favorite Belgian style trippel of all time.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a La Chouffe tulip.

A: Pale, slightly hazy, and gold in color. Relatively still. Very creamy 2 1/2 finger head that's a brilliant white color. Head slowly recedes and leaves gobby and sheet-y lace stuck to the glass.

S: Fantastic Belgian Pale Ale aromas! Belgian yeast, clove, banana, cardomon, tart green apple, and spicy pear.

T: Huge whack of spicy clove and bananas followed closely by more spices and some mildly tart fruit flavors. Also found just a pinch of toasted malt towards the finish.

M: Creamy and delightful!

D: This is 9% but I couldn't detect even a trace of alcohol. This is what BSPA's aspire to be like and very few reach this pinnacle. A truly wonderful beer!

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Photo of LarryV
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another of my favorites from Unibroue. Pours with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Has rather effervescent carbonation. Smell is citrusy with a spicy note to it. Not as creamy of a mouth feel as the Don De Dieu, but I suppose that's partly due to the carbonation. Flavor is citrusy, banana like. There's a spice that I can't quite put my finger on, tastes like allspice to me. This is a wonderful beer for sitting back and relaxing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of LampertLand
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue's 'La Fin Du Monde' @ 9.0% , a Tripel served from a corked 750 ml bottle purchased for $6.50 , my first taste was on Dec 21/2012 'The End of the World', and I seem to survived
A-pour is a funky gold from the bottle to a hazy straw/gold in the glass with a good size off white head leaving some thick lace along the goblet's edge
S-wow , the triple fermentation with special yeast really brings out a grapeferuit/citrus right away ,
T-not as much of a wow , sweet citrus possibly pear , lots of yeast , malty
MF-double wow , after a couple of sips , so smooth on the palate , medium carbonation , full body , the ABV is well hidden , a true sipping beer , so warming inside
Ov-incredible beer , so complex , so well crafted possibly Canada's best , a true must if you love craft beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of atr2605
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a cloudy golden/orange hue with a white fizzy head
S-apple,apricot,spice,belgian yeast
T-wet hay/belgian yeast up front with the apple/apricot flavor following
M-medium with high carbonation
O-one of my favorite triples, great flavor and complexity

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Photo of BeerCon5
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright almost orange color, very cloudy, with about an inch of white foamy head, not really much lacing.

There was a strong scent of banana, ester, and some yeast.

The taste was immediately banana, some spiciness, the alcohol taste was surprisingly faint for 9%. There was also some light hop bitterness and a bit of yeast.

Light bodied, very crisp and smooth, high carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer. The flavor was good and it was very refreshing. The high alcohol was not very noticeable making it very easy to drink.

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Photo of beerceller99
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75 cl. bottle with a 07-07-06 best by date.
Pours a cloudy straw hue with a decent two finger head. Smells spicy, peppery, yeasty. A tart, spicy citrusy taste is accompanied by a crisp, zesty carbonation. Finishes with a yeasty alcohol taste on the breath.
A most excellent brew.

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Photo of Ela
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefdejour
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle - hazy dark golden with crisp, thick off white head - dissipated quickly without lacing.

S - Spicy cloves and esters with a faint hint of alcohol. Bananas and sweet fruit - strawberries? Biscuit / bread aromas mingling throughout.

T - sweet, light yet deep malt flavors with the same spicy / clove flavors mixing throughout. Sweet fruit (strawberries again) fading as beer warms.

M - crispy and medium to full bodied - smooth and somewhat viscous

D - VERY easy to drink - the alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced and an excellent representation of the style.

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Photo of tmitch75
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow/orange color, pillowy white head, drops to a thin layer.

Light fresh lemony smell with some wheatgrass.

Tastes almost like a wheat beer, with lightly tart apples. Alcohol is well-hidden hop finish.

Incredibly smooth and creamy.

Unbelievable. 9% ABV is surprising, you don't taste it at all. This is a wonderful beer.

Tasted on 2/24/08.

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Photo of HeyItsChili
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours hazy blonde with a medium white foam head.

S - Light fruit, sugar, bread, with a little bit a white pepper pop.

T - A ton of things going on here. There's some pineapple apricot sweetness that begins to pick up a bit more citric acidity (though never an overpowering amount), there's some faint peppery spice and a yeasty-bready fluff that grounds the beer from the highlighted sweetness and citrus bite.

M - Chewy, lots of carbonation, medium bodied.

Unibroue seems to churn out amazingly good beers at great price points.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy, orange-tinted gold with 1 finger of head that dissipates slowly. Decent lacing and moderate carbonation.

N: Barnyard, wheat, citrus, banana and clove.

T: Heavy wheat flavors and barnyard (that delicious Unibroue yeast) upfront. This is accompanied by lemongrass, clove, banana and perhaps some pear. The clove carries over to the finish along with coriander and floral hops.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, tingly and dry.

O: This has always been one of my favorite Tripels. The flavors are robust and complex with no hint of the 9% abv. FLAVOR is the key to this one. It's PACKED with FLAVOR! This is not a gateway beer and is meant for the more seasoned beer drinker.

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Photo of DarthRadb
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color, Hazy and Creamy looking. Not much head and what does form from the pour disappears quickly, leaves a nice lace of head on the outer edge and lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell - Fruity with a mild Hop background. Green Apple mixed with Bananas.

Taste - Light and refreshing at first, then a big fruit taste, followed up with a mild hop finish. Slight Warming from the 9% ABV, but not offensively strong, just enough of a warming to let you know this is a Triple.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and Delicious, very smooth with a very nice fruity aftertaste.

Drinkabilitly - Very Drinkable, I found myself sipping this beer and savoring it, instead of wanting to gulp it down. A really great Beer.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light tan and slightly cloudy. One finger head that leaves some good lacing.

Smells a bit like pineapples and pears with a slightly floral, yeasty, clove-like background.

Tastes absolutely great, a terrific tripel. Sweet light fruity flavors, bananas, apples, pears; cloves and yeast accent a beautifully spicy, peppery malt backbone.

Lovely to drink. Just a hint of warming, but virtually no trace of the taste of alcohol at any point in the experience. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, a great example of how good a tripel can be.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,028 ratings.
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