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:
10,023
Reviews:
2,968
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
638
Gots:
2,269
For Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,023 |  Reviews: 2,968
Photo of J_Dub
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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 matty
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light orange cloudy beer with a head that overflows and takes a while to calm down.Aroma is vanilla and spices.Taste is orange and spices.This reminds me too much of a witbier which I am not a fan of.I would not recommend and I could have done without this.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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 ltdantheman
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jordanimal
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some friends of my wife and myself were over just a few nights ago and decided to pick this bottle up from a local bottle shop since the NFL games were not going our way. We figured spending our time catching up and talking was more worthwhile than watching two NFL games that were not incredibly fun to watch.

This tripel (spelled on the bottle as Triple) pours a cloudy yellow hue with very high carbonation readily visible, along with a frothy white head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is quite yeasty with the yeast esters really coming out strongly. White stone fruit, typical Belgian spices, banana, clove, and coriander really come out nicely along with an undertone of earthy hops. 4/5 The flavor is very typical of Belgian style beers in that it is spicy with banana, clove, and white pepper making their appearances. Along with these, notes of light caramel, yeast, white bread, and earthy hops all come out in a layered style. The booziness comes out quite strong initially but then diminishes over time. Bitterness is light and does not linger after swallowing. Although, the yeasty esters really stay around for quite some time. 4/5 A light carbonation burn (although not as much as expected) hits the tongue straight away, with the beer proceeding to then showcase its medium body and wet/coating nature. There is very little dryness and this dryness does not linger. 4/5 This is a very well layered beer that is surprisingly strong in terms of banana and clove for a tripel. The booziness is quite high, as expected, but it is not muted or hidden like many tripels attempt. Very good tripel here and would gladly come back to this one. 4/5

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Photo of Grebdioz
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium yellow w/ three finger white head that lingers a while. The smell is of pears, fruit, spice, apple. The smell is a little more tame than I was expecting. Very light and pleasant though... The taste has a little more oomph to it. It's a pretty sweet beer, but good. Not much alcohol taste, and at 9% ABV, that's impressive. I'd actually like to taste a little alcohol burn with this one. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Nice fruity, light aftertaste. Drinkability is pretty high. I could drink several of these before the alcohol would catch up, it doesn't taste like a high ABV beer. Overall, this is a good beer that borders on great. It doesn't quite reach that level, but it's close. I'd definitely buy this again, especially in the warm weather months.

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Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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 ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gmendez1122
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zhanson88
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden straw color with tons of pure white head. Retention is very nice, and the resulting lacing is tight and abundant.

Smell: This beer smells of grass, cloves, slight citrus, and phenolic alcohol. There is a slight smell of pepper, but a sugary sweetness that is more prevalent that I was not expecting. It seems a bit out of place compared to other tripels that I've had.

Taste: Slight pepper at the front, but once again there is a pretty strong lemony sweetness that takes over a bit. Grass as cloves as well, and I can definitely detect the alcohol going down.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, with light body. There is quite a bit of carbonation, but that's to be expected.

Drinkability: Overall I liked this beer a lot. The sweetness kind of threw me a bit, but other than that no complaints. Definitely worth a try and another solid effort by Unibroue.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of talbotjf99
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quite simply the best tripel ive ever had...look is a deep dark orange, smell is of ripe fruit and alcohol, taste is the same but with a little smokey and sweet, mouthfeel incredible for the style....an old one but those are the best.there is no better tripel out there.

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Photo of atigerlife
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle

Has a rather large, thick head. Good retention. Slightly cloudy golden color.
Smell has hints of yeast with fruit undertones.
Taste starts out fruity with a wonderful crips hop flavor. Perfectly balanced. Truly amazing.
Mouthfeel is very good. Not too bubbly.
Overall, this is an excellent ale. Highly recommended and I will definitely have again. Of the few I've had, this is Unibroue's best.

Reviewed again 5/20/06
Poured from a 750ml into a Leffe goblet. I've had this beer several times and it has always been a favorite.

Poured a golden/orange color. Opaque. Lots of small bubbles and good lacing. A large white head with large bubbles. Quite nice to look at.

Aroma is spicy and slightly citrus.

Taste is of sweet malts and some light citrus. Spiciness also comes through. Lightly dry at the end. Alcohol content was quite evident, much more so than I recall in my previous bottles.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and quite cleansing. Smooth. Overall, this beer is still quite impressive though it was slightly less so than when I had it previously. I found the alcohol presence quite strong and this made it less drinkable. Of course, still a beer that I will have again.

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

Photo of Iparedman
3.75/5  rDev -13%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,023 ratings.
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