La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
10,038
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
646
Gots:
2,285
For Trade:
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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearnce: A pale golden yellow head is very frothy.

Smell: Peppery hints of corriender and dried fruits.

Taste: Lots of dried fruits hints of orange zest and apricots and and rather complex hop bitterness.

Notes: Certainly a very unique style that I have ever had very drinkable with a it's complex flavors. Cheers!

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Photo of superdedooperboy
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown foil-topped bottle poured into a goblet. "Best Before" date of 11-12-11 is printed on the label.

Cracks open with a nice hiss, pouring a rich golden hue with two fingers of white foam that fades quickly to a thick ring that holds on to the surface but not to the glass, leaving behind no lacing.

Very citrusy and fruity in the nose, with distinctive notes of apricot and a bit of tangerine, with some vague peppery spice notes interspersed within.

Bright and lively on the tongue, with a tingly carbonation that cleanses the palate, leading the way for bitter lemon peel and orange zest, combined with spicy notes of cracked pepper and faint hints of clove, all laid over a base of smooth, almost buttery, slightly sweet malt flavor that fades away into a very dry, spicy finish that calls for yet another swallow.

Extremely drinkable, but quite deceiving, hiding its hefty 9% ABV superbly.

A magnificent beer and a spot-on example of the style that lacks really only in appearance, where a bit more head retention would serve it well for beauty's sake.

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Photo of brownbeer
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- deep golden with a dense white head, good retention.

S- Compact aroma. Lemon, clove, grains of paridise, white pepper, apple.

T- Clean yeastiness, subtle coriander, pinot grigio. Simple orangey citrus notes that integrate nicely. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M- Perfect carbonation, delicate with a light crisp touch.

D- This beer is about as easy to drink as any beer i've had. I always forget how good this is.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of beerpirates
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glas

A: Cloudy deep golden with a good tight white foam.

S : Earthy citrus, more fruity citrus, strong yeast and bread dough, lightly perfumed, sweet honey, some banana esters, some biscuit
T : a bit like the nose, lots of citrus notes, some nice coriander, a bit more of the malts with more biscuit and toast, still some floral honey, yeast is less present fairly sweet with a touch of alcohol and light fruitiness to finish.
M : smooth and with à good amount of carbonation
D : alcohol is present , but not overwelming

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Photo of illpass78
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Humongous white head.

Aroma: Sugars, citrus, clove, spice.

Taste: Citrus rind, banana, apple, candied sugar, booze. Apricot, pear, too.

Mouthfeel: Pretty boozy but not unapproachable.

Overall: Good representation of the style. Doesn't blow my mind like I expected, but a good example of what a tripel should be.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341mL bottle into snifter. bottled on october 24, 2013 at 1:40pm eastern time. consumed on august 7, 2014, at 6:10pm eastern time

a: opaque golden apricot with a very frothy two fingers of head. loads of small bubbles in the head, looks great

s: bubblegum, pear, banana, apricot, lemon, apple, spices, yeast, hints of alcohol

t: nice apple, pear, and banana up front, followed by spices, yeast, bubblegum. faint citrus notes. the fruit flavours don't stick around too long, then a moderately malty mid-palate is introduced. a light-to-medium bitterness kicks in quckly. almost no alcohol presence. dry finish

m: medium bodied with medium-high carbonation

o: complex and interesting, tasty with a nice drying quality to it, but belgian tripels are really not my kind of drink. i'd rather reach for unibroue's dark ales

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Photo of Morakaton
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Andreji
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came into this with very, very high expectations. Wasn't disappointed at all.

Pours a cloudy and opaque gold/tan tone which seems very pale and has rather a medium fizzy white head that fades and leaves a small coating on the beer with little lacing behind.

The smell, a little hard to define. At first appeared even fishy but then releases excellent aromas of wheat and malts, somewhat sweet and strong smell. nice, not that great.

The taste is truly exceptional. Very wheaty with a slight feel of lemon which complements it beautifully and helps to harmoniously hide its elevated ABV, only felt slightly at the end mixed with the delicious slight hoppy compliment to the taste.

Wow, an exceptional brew that can fool you if you drink too many (and attack your pocket). Worth its place on the list.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look-Color is a rich amber, pours two fingers of foamy head that retains very well.
Smell-Cloves, coriander, white pepper, Some faint fruitiness in there as well.
Taste-The spices hit first, but are then balanced by bananas and apples.
Feel-Full bodied but not heavy, very creamy on the finish.
Overall-Really excellent, balanced beer.

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Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Nice pale gold color with about a finger sized white head. some lacing is evident but nothing too impressive.

Aroma is yeasty and full of esters and all the Belgian funk I love so much. Some dark fruity notes and a bit of clove as well. Very nice indeed.

The taste is big and bready, with some of the spicy notes and a finish that is dominated by alcohol. Finishes real hot and dry. This is my first example of this style and it seems close to some Tripels I have had.

Surprisingly light bodied and despite the alcohol in the finish it really does not give away it's 9% ABV. An eminently drinkable Belgian style beer!

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Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Rons35
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Westuh
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mothmanscott
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep gold, variably producing 3-4+ fingers of a moderately lasting, billowy, white, head that leaves only a scattering of lacey strings & motes. Aroma is Unibroue Belgian yeast notes of spice, fruity esters of apple, pear, apricot, banana & clove with notes of candied fruit, honey, coriander & alcohol. Taste is similar to the nose but sweet with more aggressive fruity esters. Spicy pepper, coriander & clove throughout the sip. Buttery, peppery & fruity with alcohol warmth & spice in the finish & aftertaste. As is typical the alcohol intensifies as the brew warms. Very nice but slightly variable from one purchase to another.

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Photo of Buckeye982
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of zachpaschal
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of PatrickCT
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

a: Foamy eggshell colored head. Slightly hazy golden pale body. Nothing obvious in looks but it has a shimmer that suggests promise.

s: Smells like a French Christmas cookie. Sweet citrus, like a Cara Cara, cloves, slight toasted flour and finishing with a hint of a Honey Ricola but fresh, like when your saliva firsts hits it and all those sapient molecules open up into a bouquet.

t: Again...like a pain d'epice cookie...dry graininess like rye, peppery spiciness like clove and nutmeg, slight alcohol feels like mild fresh ginger...sweet citrus. Moves into a slight bitterness from the hops...dry finish but not lingering. No real aftertaste. Leaves you ready for the next sip.

mf: Smooth and sexy. The right amount of carbonation and a little bit of sappy stickiness.

o: This tastes like a hot toddy cooked down and chilled. A beautiful beer for the winter or Christmas holiday but not so obvious it can't be had all year.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of McMatt7
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of pottergator
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,038 ratings.
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