La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
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10,075 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:
10,075
Reviews:
2,981
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,316
For Trade:
21
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has the typical belgian yeast esters with flowers, hay, green meadow and other rustic notes. Taste starts with banana and bubblegum, also floral notes, hay and other yeast esters. Leans a bit on the sweet side but the finish is really balanced. Body is quite heavy and smooth with medium carbonation. Really classic and well made. The only downside for me is the slight alcohol presence.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of BMyers85
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had numerous tripels, but this is the best overall in my experience.

It looks positively beautiful pouring out of the bottle, with the perfect lingering head that lasts for several minutes and leaves charmingly asthetic traces for up to 30 minutes, or so.

It smells wonderful. It's like an eclectic mix of the seasons that can be enjoyed year round.

There is a certain smooth thickness to it in the mouth. It is less viscous than other beers, but if you aren't calorie counting it is an amazing feeling.

The highlight of this beer is the taste. I don't think I've ever tasted a better tripel in my life. A variety of spices and fruits blend together smoothly in a pleasing manner that reminds me of cool fall afternoons in New England. It is completely unique and it must be tasted to be understood.

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Photo of TheHammer
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: A beautiful golden semi opaque body with ample carbonation and a solid amount of lacing and retention, which excuses the pinkie finger of head the pour produced.

Smell: Fruity yeast dominates the nose which touches of biscuit malt and herbal hops with a peppery cloves and slight mineral undertone. Warming didn't really help it's case and while it's nice, a little more strength is needed here.

Taste: Wow, most Tripel's I've noticed require ample warming, but this one, well it seems that my fellow Canadians knew the norm for drinking beer in Canada. A flood of fruity yeast, apricots, pears, apples, clementines, honey, all accented but a beautiful blend of peppery cloves and herbal hopping. It doesn't transition, so much as it euphoniously blends.

Mouthfeel: As I stated, the transitioning is beyond anything I could ever hope for, and the carbonation is exceptionally well done. There is a slight alcohol dryness to it, that takes a little bit away from the fruity biscuit aftertaste and wouldn't think a 9% would have, but all in all, very few complaints.

Drinkability: This stuff is exceptionally dangerous given it's ABV. It's goes down smooth, sits down well, doesn't cause any gas issues, light bodied and could easily get me drunker then a skunk in a couple bottles.

Final Thoughts: As of the writing of this review, we have a new champion as La Fin Du Monde has unseated Peche Mortel & Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier as my highest ranked beer. Unibroue has shown me the folly of not partaking in more of their beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/13.

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a frothy half inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Fruity esters leap from the glass, with tangerine, lemon, peach and pear complementing confectioners sugar sweetness. There's a yeast funk that adds intrigue to lightly bready malt. Perfumey floral hop notes tie everything together. Metallic notes emerge as it warms.

Flavor reveals sharp peach notes underlying toasted, bready malt at the backbone. Pear , apricot, and tangerine emerge, along with a bit of yeast mustiness, leading to a slightly peppery, dry finish. The fruity notes are mouth watering, but stop short.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warmth is slight.

Very fruity, estery beer. Powerful flavors, but they're kept from being overwhelming by the bready malt and fairly dry finish. Sweetness balances well. Would've actually preferred the flavor to linger a bit.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,075 ratings.
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