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:
#433
Reviews:
3,013
Ratings:
10,179
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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662
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2,382
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Ratings: 10,179 |  Reviews: 3,013
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 PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Westuh
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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 Metalsnota
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atigerlife
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Buckeye982
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zachpaschal
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of McMatt7
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pottergator
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of toppoop
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wilfonzo
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

I poured a 330 ml capped bottle into a tulip.

A: It poured a hazy yellow with a massive head of four fingers. The sticky off white head lingered for a long time and in fact was regenerated for a while from the stream of bubbles rising from the brew. This reminded me of a lemon marainge pie.

S: Has the notable aroma of citrus, crisp apples and pears and the tang of dry hops. It does not have the malty richness I expected but the aroma was pleasant and fell easy on my olfactory sensory neurons.

T: As with most strong pale ales it benefits from a rest to allow the beer to relax brining out the smooth and creamy character and allowing the the malty richness to find its balance with the yeast and hops. Warming on the tongue but no residual aftertaste except a bit of a tang and a hair of the sweet malts.

M: Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture that fills the mouth with a smooth rich warmness. The good balance of the malts with the hops, carbonation and alcohol leaves the mouth warm, dry and ready for the next sip.

D: A very drinkable beer that has a nice character and fits will in the family of Belgium Strong Pale Ales.

Comment: This is my first from this brewery and it will not be my last.

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Photo of BigCheese
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy Golden straw, solid head head and lacing. Thick foam.

S: lots of candi sugar, white bread, bubblegum, and belgian yeast. enticing.

t; sweet candy, some cloves, bananas, pears, raisins, maybe some cognac as the booze cuts in. Lots of yeasty esters and spiceness.

M: ABV very subdued, syrupy but not heavy, high carbonation per style.

O: Like most tripels its a little sweet for my preferences but its quite good. Lot of yeast flavors in this one. A legit belgian inspired tripel. Definitely worth trying atleast once.

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Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Caskaway
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

A: Hazy, aged pine wood yellow. Poured a full 3 fingers of soapy giant bubbles collasping down to a lacy rim of bubbles lasting even an hour post pour.

S: As always with Unibroue, the unique yeast is definitely the first scent. Afterward, you may smell pale dried fruits like dried apricots and peaches as well as spices of cloves and fennel. The smell is complex and layered fantastic to just smell nevermind to drink...and on to that...

T: Bready yeast typical of Unibroue is abundant, a butter pastry like flavour. A combination of malt and sweet fill the mouth followed by a complex spiced mix of cloves and fennel. A balanced combination of sweet, malty and spicy.

M: A medium body, smooth aftertaste on the tongue. The bubbles burst to the surface and tingle on the tongue, this is as close to a champagne as a brew can get.

D: La Fin du Monde is a crisp and dry offering from Unibroue that is reminiscent of a dry bubbly champagne and is easy to drink. I think of this as a champagne like beer, drink in moderation for optimal enjoyment. Try with spicy thai red curry soup. The malty sweet and sharpness of the carbonation balanced off the sweet and salty. Also paired with a more classic french dish of creamy potatoes, pan fred trout and asparagus. The full flavour and dry aftertaste compliment the fish and butter in the dish - great offering.

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Photo of Beermazter310
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,179 ratings