La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
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10,028 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:
10,028
Reviews:
2,970
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
640
Gots:
2,274
For Trade:
20
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

750ml bottle poured into a pair of large snifters

Pours cloudy straw yellow with a big fluffy pale head that fades to about a quarter inch dense layer. Smell is yeasty, bananas, funk, cloves, sweetness.

Taste is crisp but sweet with nice yeasty flavors and more clove and bananas. Slight tartness to accentuate the sweetness nicely. Tartness probably helps out with the impression of crispness.

Mouthfeel is light and pleasant. Overall, this is very good. A beer that I go back to time and again. I'm very surprised I've never reviewed it.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy golden straw color. Head is fluffed and creamy. Head dies off a bit but laces very well.

S-Belgian by design. Fruited yeast notes. Light grassy Noble hop aromas. Sweet malty aroma too. Not exceptionally intense, but there lies a fair amount of complexity. A very textbook Tripel.

T-Also a bit lighter than expected. I enjoy that though, because I find many Tripels to be too yeasty and boozy. This is mellow and exciting. Grassy hops, fruity and yeast. Grains and light spice. Light bitterness. Lingering overall flavor. All-in-all quite tasty.

M-Lighter than the 9% ABV would lead you to initially believe. A bit syrupy, but the carbonation masks up the stickiness a bit. Moderately dry.

O/D-Have had this before. I can see why this is so highly regarded. One of the more drinkable Tripels I have had. Price tag is a bit steep, but its a classic. Canada does Belgium well.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of rlee1390
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, some orange as well. Two finger head.

S-Apples, lemon, orange, wheat, grass and apples.

T-Lemon, orange, apples, wheat, some bitterness, mild spices.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-It was a really good beer, however I did not see what everyone is crazy about. I'll have to try it again sometime.

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3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy peach color with a large frothy white head with good retention and lace.

Nose carries notes of light fruit, peach and apple with Belgian yeast and sugar.

Flavor follows the nose in characteristics. Pretty malt forward.

Mouth is medium bodied and very effervescent with very high carbonation.

Overall it's a solid beer. Haven't had it in about a decade. Don't need to have it again any time soon.

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4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smells of sour yeast and banana. A fairly clean nose.

Taste is banana up front with a nice chewy bready malt middle. A very nice sting from the carbonation with some bitter spice notes - clove. An excellent beer, maybe not a lot going on, but the few notes are played excellently and come together in a beautiful harmony of flavor.

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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Colour is a medium gold, very hazy. Tried without yeast then with addition, which proved a positive development. This had surprising little lacing, was expecting more.

Aroma has corn, maltiness, with plenty of nice spice. Alcohol esters are blended and masked with green apple, yeast, and berry aromas.

Taste and mouthfeel of this are exceptional. Maintains a nice crispness of carbonation hiding the alcohol well. Flavour is very well balanced, with strong malt, full bodied with a great complexity. Slight lemon, resin, slight alcohol esters.

Will get it again.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light with a creamy topper that settles down nicely. This beer puts off a spicy aroma that knocked me off track at first, but I got used to it. My notes say "almost gross, but not quite." It's weird. However, the taste more than makes up for the smell of this little wonder. Tastes like a million spices mixed beautifully in one bottle, along with hints of acidic fruits (orange, lemon, etc.) and banana bread. It's difficult to articulate the taste. Carbonation level is relatively high, but it gives the beer a soothing drinkability.

Overall: an excellent, excellent beer. I was skeptical after my first sniff, but it still blew my socks off.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW !!.... What a shock.... I'm not a big fan of lagers, but this lager is anything but.... The look of it as you pour it into a glass is that of an unfiltered wheat beer.... A thick golden color with a well balanced head.... It has a strong nose of citrus with a taste to match it.... Your mouth is left with a strong, yet pleasant, aftertaste that lingers.... I enjoy this brew as much as any from this Canadian based brewery.... A must have.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle into 32oz mug

a: dark yellow, 1/2 inch head from side pour. Lots of carbonation bubbles throughout drinking

s: very yeasty, some banna, "spices"

t: fruity (bananas mostly) , yeasty, warm alcohol, some malty sweetness. The yeast and alcohol become more noticeable as the beer warms

m: well carbonated, light to medium bodied. Seems to feel thicker as it warms

o: Although a little yeastier than I personally prefer, but was my first Tripel foray and I was impressed. This took me around 1 hour to finish one bottle, and should be respected by drinking slowly. This is definately not my style of beer, but I respect the complexity of this brew enough to weed through my own personal bias and rate it on my interpretation of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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