La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
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10,063 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
Ratings:
10,063
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,300
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of JimTeal
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ready-Set-Enjoy a super fun drinking beer! The pour is sophisticated and just the correct beautiful foam lingering head. The spices are correctly proportioned, somebody said grapefruit, maybe, but absolutely a nice citrus, then comes banana and a hint of coriander. Nothing overdone, well balanced, smell so intriguing, almost a sexy come on. Unibroue always seems to hit it out and this tripel certainly maintains their tradition of excellence. As with all high ABVs, think about it before driving after a couple of these, but that said, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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Photo of CFHMagnet
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slow pour into my snifter rewards me with a finger of effervescent head. This is gone in a little under a minute, leaving just some bubbles and a thin ring. Lacing tries to cling to the glass, but like a 70 year old man without a blue pill, it just doesn't stay up.

First whiff is lightly sour apple. A hint of clove, some grapes, yeast and banana follow. Digging deeper reveals coriander with the cloves.

Yeast and a hint of wheat are very apparent at the start. Hints of grape follows and transitions into banana. Light hay, clove and coriander finish her off. It takes many sips to find all flavors, this is a very complex brew.

Very strong carbonation up front. The body is light-medium. Ending is lightly bitter.

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Photo of ThatCracker
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of julie30302
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of thesquire
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MCC
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent interpretation of the Tripel style IMO.

Pours nicely, needn't be too vigorous to get a proper head. Said head is snuffable and quaffable, and it's worth doing both.

A: rather light, slight opacity, which raised my expectations. Good carbonation.

S: frankly this is my favorite aspect of LFdM: unusual (for our geography) notes of grass, hay, and other yeasty metabolites that coalesce to make it... oh, forget it - on to taste.

T: good but doesn't quite match olfactory. If anything perhaps too sweet; not sugary but cloying over time.

M: very smooth. Exceptionally drinkable. Good viscosity.

O: this has cracked my regular rotation of tripels (LFdM, Gulden Draak and Rochefort 8 (which I group with Tripels)).

Also worth noting, cost effective: $7.99 for 650mL. Plus you get to have the asthetic experience of uncorking a bier.

And then clarifying to any neophytes, "No, it's not champagne."

Prost, salud, cheers - MCC

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Photo of 4ster
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a Tulip

A- hazy straw, 1 1/2" bubbly white head

S- citrus, spicy apple cider, banana, peach, pear, metal

T- banana, white wine, apple cider, citrus, grapes, pear, spices

M- medium body, crisp carbonation, alcohol warmth

O-this is my 3rd Unibroue, all 3the are my favorite belgian style beers. This one is a liquid fruit cocktail. So many different fruits attack the senses that i'm sure i missed some in my review. For a 9% abv brew the alcohol is extremely tame, enhancing the flavor and leaving a somewhat white wine like flavor. Spices and sparkling apple cider round out this amazing brew.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Huge white, fluffy head, high retention, soapy,sticky lacing. Aroma includes lemon peel, banana, clove, nice white pepper spiciness. Taste includes all of the same, also some candi sugar. Deliciously "wispy" and certainly deserving of all of its accolades.

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Photo of ew1tony
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Ville
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A. It pours a beautiful dark yellow with a thick white head which last for awhile, no lacing.

S. I smell belgian yeast followed by some sweet light fruit. As the beer warmed a little I began to detect some spice(clove) at the end.

T. It tastes like very sweet malt and has some sweet fruit in the back ground. It tastes more like a Belgian strong ale to me as i am not getting the complex flavors i expected.

M. Its pretty thin with some carbonation that fades quickly

O. I really enjoyed this beer but expected more complexity in the flavor. I would not hesitate to get another bottle as it is delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,063 ratings.
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