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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
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:
#419
Reviews:
2,997
Ratings:
10,117
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,347
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,117 |  Reviews: 2,997
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Serving: 750 mL bottle ("BB 01-08-19") poured into a Spiegelau 0.4 L beer tulip.

Appearance: Hazy, bright gold with a lush, frothy head of white foam; streaky lace.

Smell: Tree fruit, cloves, white pepper and alcoholic esters.

Taste: Warm, smooth, malty body with layers of spicy yeast, cloves, pepper, citrus and lightly balancing hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth with fine, champagne carbonation.

Overall: Complex and intense while so well balanced and drinkable. First enjoyed almost 20 years ago - still excellent.

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Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of zhanson88
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
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 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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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of gatorlove
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lzepplin01
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of diablo14
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of silver0rlead
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow hue with a nice frothy white head that retains well. Aroma is impressive and shocking, huge grape and citrus scents, candy sugar sweetness, floral hops, spices (corriander, clove, anise) and a fruity yeastiness. Taste is very complex, flavors of grape, lemon and orange peel, spices (corriander, clove, anise), candy sugar, bready malt and light floral hops and phenols. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a slightly sweet finish and slight alcohol notes. Extremely impressive and delicious, alcohol is barley noticeable, definately one of the best beers in the world.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopswagger
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

P: A murky apricot body with streaming bubbles and a crown of airy white head the quickly fades to a translucent swirl.

S: Profound yeast esters, mandarin oranges with sweet alcohol. Coriander, earthy notes, leather oil and spices. Barnyard funk, apricots, and pears.

T/M: A vibrant carbonated tingle on the palate that opens up to funky esters, robust orchard fruits, bananas, and subtle spices. A small amount of smoked wood that compliments the dry finish of tangy apples.

O: Wow! This is truly a delicious tripel. I loved everything about it. Complex and elegant with bold flavors and easy drink ability. I enjoy this both cold and room temp. This will be a regular pleasure for me.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of B_B
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A little bit cloudy golden body. Has a off white head on top.
S- Nice spices in it with yeast following behind. A medium amount of malt makes it way through with a helping of dry hops to help balance it out.
T- The taste starts to follow the aroma. Spices followed by a yeast. Light fruits can also be found in this along with a calm warming from the alcohol. There is a medium bitterness left in the aftertaste along with the left over fruits.
M- Medium body and medium carbonation. Has champagne like bubbles mixed with this flavor.
D- Very drinkable with a great complexion to it. The combination of the carbonation and the flavors just make this beer pop.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LittleCreature
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.0
Poured three fingers of tight, foamy, white head, which reduced steadily. The colour is a very deep gold, slightly hazy, with a few champagne like bubbles rising in the middle. Possibly the prettiest beer I have ever seen.

Smell - 4.5
Not overly powerful, but still wonderful. The alcohol is clearly there, amongst the sweet smells of malt, honey, stone fruit, cloves and spices. Not unlike a strong hefe weissbier in aroma, and not far from scoring a perfect 5 in this category.

Taste - 4.5
Again, the alcohol is immediately making a presence, and makes up a little more of the taste than I would like. The taste is nowhere near as sweet as the smell, which is a bit of a disappointment. The alcohol is immediately warming, which is nice. There is biscuity malt sweetness and a whisper of fruitiness (pear). The finish is dry and moderately bitter, and the aftertaste is pleasant.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Really quite champagne-like, it feels light in the mouth, with a relatively high level of carbonation. Smooth.

Drinkability - 4.5
This definitely gets easier to drink as it warms. There are much more drinkable Belgian strong pale ales out there in my opinion, as this one's dryness and bitterness reduce the appeal.

OVERALL - 4.5
This is undoubtedly an excellent beer, although it is not quite to my taste. The warming sensation from drinking it is wonderful, so for that, I may one day try it again. Personally, I find other offerings from Unibroue to be a bit easier drinking, although perhaps not as complex. Price is very high, but the quality is excellent, so no quarrels about the value.

Edit: upon second sampling, I bumped the score up from 4.2 to 4.35. First time round I most definitely drank the beer too cold.

Re-edit: My opinion of this beer just keeps improving. I disagree with a lot of what I have originally written about it.

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4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is another one of my favorite beers. It is also a staple around my house.

Poured into a tulip it has a beautiful golden yellow color with a white head and beautiful lacing. This is a good lookin beer.

Smells of cloves and bubblegum/banana. Everything you would expect in a tripel style.

Taste is of pepper and spice notes. Not a lot of this but it's there. Very smooth and tasty. Little bit of clove and spice/noble hops.

Mouthfeel is great with a high carb that is perfect for the style.

Overall I LOVE this beer. I am so glad this is so widely avaliable and I can even get it at my local grocery store. I have had this many times and plan on having it many more.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,117 ratings
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