La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
4.32/5
10,104 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#425
Reviews:
2,992
Ratings:
10,104
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
2,338
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,104 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy and bubbly orange/gold with a very bubbly, white head that leaves lacing all down the glass.
The aroma is loaded with banana and coriander with a hint of citrus and yeasty funk. A slight alcohol sting in the nose as well.
Phenomenal taste. Banana and orange peel and coriander spice with an almost-puckering dryness and a bit of Belgian funk. A little boozing and a finishing bitter kick.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with appropriate carbonation.
Just a great beer.

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Photo of Castle-Liquors
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I suspect this might be what an Imperial Bavarian-style Hefe Weissen might taste like if there was such an animal (and I do like a hefe). Cloudy gold color. Nose is yeast, bread, cloves, a bit of banana, a bit of booze - wonderful, with a taste that follows the nose profile. Nicely carbonated; not as dry as other Tripels I have had recently. Doesn't completely hide the ABV which comes through at the end, but it is smooth and drinkable enough that this on could sneak up on you. World class.

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Photo of jalop
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hearneator
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rukeli76
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass at cellar temperature.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden colour. Effervescent four-inch head with lots of lacing.

Aroma is dominated by spicy and slightly green stone-fruit yeast esters. Beautiful.

Spicy yeast is the first thing to hit me and lingers throughout each sip. The flavour has lots of fruit. I'm picking up pear and stone fruit (peach and dried apricot). There's an earthy and deeply satisfying over-ripe quality to everything. Nor is there any of the cloying candi sugar sweetness or alcoholic burn you sometimes pick up from tripels in this particular bottle, which has been very well-aged, but I do recall that in fresh bottles of La Fin du Monde in the past.

Prickly carbonation and light mouthfeel. Almost no sensation of alcohol.

What can you say? La Fin du Monde is a world-class tripel, superior to all but a small handful of the well-known Belgian abbeys. I don't drink it very often because the well-hidden booze tends to sneak up on me, but it's always a treat. Highly recommended.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light golden brew with a big foam that fades quickly. Smells like banana bread and cloves, delicious. Taste is banana, clove, roasted marshmallow, bubblegum, it's very good. Mouthfeel is medium but it's very brightly carbed so it seems lighter than it is. Overall I can't say much more except that this is a very tasty well done beer par for the style IMO.

Enjoyed on tap during Old Chicago's 2015 Halloween mini tour

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Hazy golden-orange color, big and fluffy white-colored head. Minimal lacing. Carbonation bubbles rise, yeast sediment settles. Attractive.

S- Light fruits and spices, peppery and floral. The sweet and sour funky yeast aroma is direct from Belgium, per se. It's complex and powerfully aromatic.

T- Banana, pear, tart fruit and yeast flavors. Some spices, clove, sugary too.

M-Tingly and tart. Medium body and carbonation. Sour with a candied finish.

O- A lot of beers deliver 9.0 abv, this one completes the formula with the looks, aromas, and flavors of a true Tripel.

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Photo of Grass
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appears with lots of tight bubbles, beautiful golden appeal. Show care when pouring, this one's highly carbonated. The visual has you under its spell.

A fruity bouquet, cherries, slightly sour yeast in a good way. Still anticipating the taste. Aroma is almost perfumy, quite invigorating.

High carbonation and a fresh yeast that's slightly sweet, cherries and sour apples. A sliver of nutiness with a very deverse array of flavors. Mouthfeel is frothy and effervesant with a thin, clean finish.

I could drink way too many of these with it's 9.0% ABV. Goes down easy. Great beer for HOT and SPICEY dishes, very soothing.

A winner of a belgian from Unibroue!!!

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Photo of Csikic93
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter, with a thick head. The color is a gold with a slight red to it. Smells like wheat and apple on the nose. Taste is smooth with some bitterness towards the end. This is an amazing beer.

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Photo of Joshpu
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a duvel glass.

A: Hazy golden orange color with a fair amount of carbonation. Two finger bubbly white head. Soapy sortof lacing.

S: I smell the yeast, malty biscuit, banana, apple, a little pepper in the smell.

T: Very complex tasting, banana, apple, yeast, malty. Almost like a cider taste. Little peppery tasting as well.

M: Medium bodied. A little sweeter. Definitely has the carbonation feel to it.

Overall a great beer. This isn't even really my style beer but it has a great taste. Very complex.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally saw this in the nearby LCBO, very excited to try and even more excited since 4 pack was $9.75 CDN, or close to a dollar less per bottle than the delicious Belgian Tripels. Reviewed bottle 2 of 4. Served fairly cold, but did allow for a bit of warming prior to consumption. poured into oversized wine glass.

Appearance - Hazy golden, luxurious honey brown color spills into the glass. Just enough transparency to see the outline of hand on the other side of the glass but not much else. 1.5 fingers of off-white head is poured and has excellent retention, leaving spiderwebs of lacing down the glass. It doesn't get much better than this.

Smell - Honey, sweetness, Belgian yeasty smell. Subtle spiciness and a bit of wheat. There is some booze present but smells more like a 6-7% beer than a 9% one. Caramel, molasses and candied sugar make up the other sweetness elements in the nose.

Taste - Sweetness that is delicious but not cloying, a well crafted Tripel, notes of caramel and fruit but very hard to nail down a flavor profile. Is extremely complex and the flavors actually seem to be changing the father into the glass I go. However strong enough use of hops and bitter malts to offset what would otherwise be a sweet beer so that the balance is exceptional. Booze is again subtle and a few spicy, peppery flavors at the end.

Mouthfeel - Rich, fulfilling mouthfeel, yet just simple enough that it doesn't overwhelm. Also to me was slightly light bodied, and consumption of multiple bottle would be easily possible. Medium / high and a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Delicious, well crafted tripel that may be my favorite I've had in the style. Complex enough in that it is fun to identify all the different flavors and features of the beer, but at the end of the day the most enjoyment from this beer is still generated by actually just drinking it. Should I ever be stranded on a desert island with only one beer until the end of time in an "end of the World" scenario, La Fin Du Monde is certainly one I could live with and enjoy.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle to a chalice.

A: straw colored with a slight haze, the beer pours with a nice fluffy head in the chalice which breaks down leaving small caps of foam.

S: the aroma is spices such as coriander and yeast (oh the Unibroue yeast) up front followed by some nice banana and other fruits.

T: follows the nose. There is a maltiness that also comes through but not overpowering. It's the yeast and spice that make this enjoyable.

M: higher carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O: this is just an enjoyable beer. I have an admitted weak spot for the Unibroue yeast profile so I really like this beer. This is a beer to be super and enjoyed.

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Photo of Aenema
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a golden honey with a thick, pillowy head. The half inch head eventually recedes, leaving beautiful bands of lacing around the glass. The carbonation is moderate to high and gives the beer a lively lift.

Smell - A mix of sweet citrus and some fruit notes.

Taste - Delicious sweet, spicy flavors entertain the palate.

Mouthfeel - A very smooth beer that flows through the mouth with great carbonation, but feels thinner than it tastes.

Drinkability - Drinking this all night would not be a problem, at least until the next morning. A deceptively easy to drink beer.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light golden with a beautiful creamy/frothy head.

Smells like yeast, bread, banana?? Cloves??

Taste is very sweet, apple, yeast, pear, malt.
Delicious. Cant sense the alcohol at all. I drank two of these now and I do not regret it.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My buddy Marty just got a case of this stuff after we tried it at a beer convention in Syracuse about a month back. What a treat!

Pours with a very frothy stark white head. Nose is spices, and slight hops, not as strong as you might exspect if you have tasted this beer before.

Taste is outta this world. Very well crafted and balanced beer which has everything you want from spices, hops, and malt with a strong alcohol presence. If somebody wants to know whats so great about the artisinal pale ale style let them try this beer. They'll understand.

My favorite Unibroue.

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Photo of mamaraza
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden that is translucent. Nice foam head quickly dissipates. A thin frothy ring like lace retains throughout.
Fruity nose. Peaches, apples and pear. Sugary, spicy, floral. Lots of alcohol too.
Medium to full mouthfeel. Medium to light body overall. Tingly carbonation retains throughout. Complex flavors include: fruitiness (particularly apples), sweet malt, belgian candi sugars, yeast and alcohol. The hops are apparent in the finish which is also dry, spicy and herbal.
An interesting and complex drink!

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Photo of IronLover
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark yellow in color with a hazy appearance. Poured with thick, soapy, bright white foam with good retention. Aromas of fruity pear, estery banana and pepper, bready yeast, candy sugar and sweet malt. Medium light bodied with effervescent, tangy carbonation and mellow warmth near the finish. Flavors are similar to aromas. Estery banana and light peppery notes, sweet sugary malt, light fruity pear. Medium, earthy, tangy hop bitterness through the middle. Finished semi-dryly with light boozy heat, yeasty and light fruity notes. Booziness is wonderfully masked making this dangerously drinkable. Fantastic array of complex flavors. An excellent triple.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thoglund
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of m1nt
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,104 ratings
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