La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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
Ranking:
#448
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,209
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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664
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2,395
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,209 |  Reviews: 3,020
Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of DeFaz
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date is stamped on bottle as 'BB 10-04-20'.
Hazy, pale gold colored body. Initial pour results in white, mostly foamy head, which takes a few minutes to settle. Each subsequent pour brings back the head, but less in volume each time. Patterns of lacing are left behind with each sip.
Aroma of pear, banana, melon, cloves, light vanilla, and bready malts.
Taste has green apple, pear, banana, melon, citrus lemon, light vanilla, clove, and grassy like malts.
Toward a full mouth feel. The citrus at the end makes it a little dry. High carbonation levels.
Really a sublimely made beer with lots of flavors and very balanced. Such a treat.

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Photo of pants678
3.76/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to this after many recommendations, but sadly it wasn't much to my liking. It's gold in color, strong head, smells nice, but far too hoppy & carbonated for my tastes. Still, easy going and smooth, considering. It does have a nice sour taste, if savored. But not really my style, in the end.

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Photo of jadler16
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mverity
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kbnooshay
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours an awesome hazy dark golden color with a foamy and fizzy white head with brown yeast spots from the bottom of the bottle. There is lots of carbonation rising. The smell is of Mott's Cinnamon Applesauce! Lots of spices like clove are noted. Nice yeast aroma and flavor. The taste is sweet and fruity. Once again Unibroue created a beer that has no detectable alcohol flavor. The taste is so rich and full. The mouthfeel is slick and smooth. Fairly thick on the tounge but fuzzy from the carbonation. I could pound the entire 4 pack in an hour, but this is intoxicating so watch out.

I rank this just under their Don De Dieu because I love banana.

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Photo of kjrod20
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of _RL_
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mousel
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Backer2004
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa! Maybe I've lived in North Carolina too long but I might not ready for a 9% ABV brew. Received this today in a beer of the Month Club and cracked this one first after checking out all these reviews. I have no comparisons in this style or alcohol content yet but I'm in for a treat. Poured a hazy yellow with very nice carbonation. Floral aroma and a real spicy kick to the taste. However, can taste the alcohol. Mouthfeel fantastic. One bottle went to the head . . . impressive. This is a different league for me and I may be ready to step up to the plate.

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Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my father, who actually forgot how he obtained this beer. Poured into a leffe glass. The beer pours a hazy straw-yellow color (as most tripels) with a nice long lasting head.

Smell: Light nose of tropical fruits (apricot, peach, passion fruit), wheat, spicy hops, malts and some alcohol.

Taste: Spicy hops, and again, very fruity (apple, passion fruit, mango), yeast, sweet malts. Aftertaste is slightly bitter (hops) and dry.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied but carbonation is too high.

Overall: For someone like me, who doesn't normally appreciate this style, I was very surprised. Still I think it is overrated here on BA, and that the rates given at ratebeer.com reflect the quality of this beer much better. But again, decent brew, nice and drinkable, recommendable

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Photo of tewaris
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde (The End of the World in English)
Triple-style Golden Ale (from Brewer's page)
19 IBUs
12 oz bottle with a freshness date of March 30, 2013 poured into a tulip on October 1, 2010. Since their sommelier recommends an age of 3-5 years, and adds that it peaks at 3 years of age, I would guess that this is around its best at two and a half years! The pour was as instructed by the sommelier: the bottle was agitated to dissolve the yeast. Yet, I poured a little separately at first to examine the clarity.

Appearance 4/5
Pours golden amber with a big creamy head. Although the beer is clear unagitated, the recommended pour causes an obvious haze. The head is quick to recede and in that respect, the looks are not as impressive as similar beers, say Westmalle Tripel. The lacing is quite good though, but I must say that the head was disappointing.

Aroma 4.5/5
Aroma is fruity, and dare I say, perfumy? Very soft and enticing, with a touch of spice. No hint of booze. But it's a little too weak. A few swirls release a toasty malt aroma time to time.

Taste 3.5/5
Slightly malty sweet, with mild fruitiness and slight bitterness. Finish is clean and slightly bittering which is a surprise considering the low IBUs. The aftertaste is long with a malty creaminess but not sweet or cloying. Some alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel 4/5
The body is medium but the effervescence of the style is missing.

Drinkability 4/5
I expect more in other departments. Yet, the 9% is not noticeable at all! Amazingly done!

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy bright yellow-golden with ample carbonation and a finger thick whitehead.
Smells light but complex: corn, yeast, sweet spicing, citrus hint.
Tastes bitter and bubbly with a sweet ale character I enjoy, and whatever spices are used here create a fine blend.
Mouthfeel is perfect for me. Creamy and well carbonated, a bit sticky, the spice hits are very subtle on the tongue/ palette.
Great triple beer here, and I'd have liked it even more if I was a spice-in-beer kind of guy.

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Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MrNate
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bomber into a large tulip.
Pours a medium slightly hazy straw color with tons of head and great retention.
Aromas were mild, and plenty yeasty more saison yeast than traditional Belgian IMO.
Flavors were nice yet mild, very drinkable. Mix of yeast and bread flavors, mild notes of spice. Again, very nice but not what I was expecting in a triple.
Mouthfeel was clean and excellent.
Overall this was a good beer but clearly didn't wow me like it does others.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

you pour out a wonderful pale golden colored brew with a massive white foamy head that wants to jump right out of the glass. the aroma is of yeast and a lot of sweetness that tickles the nose.

you get a wonderful yeasty beer with some sweet fruitiness in there. alcohol is barely noticeable in the finish. i am glad that the alcohol was kept under control.

the carbonation tingles your tongue as the smooth brew slides right down smooth as silk, leaving your tongue warm and leaving you warm and fuzzy. this is truly an incredible beer. i love Unibroue

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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -7.4%
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 nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of goalie35
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of proc
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed La Fin Du Monde. Full flavored taste, with a slight bitterness. This beer defines the term "well-crafted". Robust and complex. The alcohol is well blended in this beer. Excellent, Oui!

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Photo of Andreji
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
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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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,209 ratings