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:
10,041
Reviews:
2,975
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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647
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2,286
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Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a subdued yellow and gold color with a good amount of head. It shrank but still did a good job of lasting. The lace is thin but coats much of my glass.

The smell is somewhat fruity and very solid. The taste has hints of banana and other fruits up front and a bit of pepper in the finish. It's very full of flavor while retaining a relatively light body.

I've had other similar ales recently that let me down. La Fin Du Monde is exactly what they wish they were. This is strong yet balanced, and it is very good overall.

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

Nice looking bottle. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a cloudy golden-orange color with a white sparkling head. The smell is almost like a hefe, sweet with banana and clove, Belgian sugar. Taste is also strong on the clove/spice with no real hop taste and only a slight alcohol aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation that burns the tongue. The overall drinkability is reduced by the very strong clove/spice taste. Overall, I think you're better off with Maudite.

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Photo of bccocx
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of pants678
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
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 blknikon
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Forgot to flip the bottle over (to agitate yeast) before pouring, but I did a swirl halfway down and poured the yeast in as you're supposed to. Relatively aggressive pour (deliberate) yields a massive white head that sticks around nicely. Hazy goldenrod body and nice lace.

Lovely fruity nose, lots of tart apple and yeast.

That fruit sticks around-- dang, it's been too long since I've ahd one of these. Apple, white-raisiny grape-- it's almost like juice but dries out at the finish.

Mouthfeel has a bit of fizz, but once you get into it, it's hefeweizen-level thick. The soul of a tripel and the body of a weizen? You can have both (think a Belgian Aventinus).

A magnificent tripel, and one of my personal benchmarks of the style. I think I've had this bottle a while (in the fridge albeit), and it still drinks great. Can't help but wonder what actual cellaring would do for it. Easily classable with tripels twice the price.

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Photo of gr0g
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

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

Photo of ant880
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burnstar
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25 oz bottle shared at Zeno's. Pour into a tulip a nice cloudy golden color with a very thick and persistant white head. Smell is light- sweet fruity and yeasty. Taste starts with sweet malt which turns into a very nice fruit flavor which is difficult to place. Perhaps very sweet oranges. There is also some good spicy hop flavor to balance it out in the finish. Very balanced and tastey brew. This has a very nice medium full mouthfeel with some significant carbonation that suits this beer very well. This is 9% ABV but it's hard to tell from the taste- very well hidden. I have no doubt that it is in fact present however- this stuff hits hard. Dangerous and wonderful. "End of the World" indeed.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice golden carbonated yellow into a snifter, with two fingers of bright white head, that laced very well. The smell was off the charts; cloves, allspice, coriander, banana, tart apple, pear, lime, bubble gum...and I know that I'm missing a few. Couldn't wait to start sipping, and when I did, what overwhelmed me was not all of the aforementioned flavors (and then some), but the BALANCE between all of those flavors. Furthermore, the alcohol content was not as evident as expected in the finish. The feel was nicely carbonated and medium, and when I was done with the bomber...which didn't take very long...I wish I had purchased several.

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Photo of ddedhed
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of acrawf6
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man, gotta love this beer! This has always been a classic (for me) to fall back on and enjoy whenever i wanted a beer i know that could lift my spirits. Its a shame i am just reviewing it now.

Poured out a hazy yellow, lots of carbonation creating the 2 white bubbly finger head. I loved to watch these bubbles go, the beer had a constant head the whole time drinking it.

Smells of clove and such sweet goodness. Spiced orange/apricot come through and this one smells like a witbier with coriander.

Taste: Freakin fantastic! Sweet spicyness comes right through. Love the spice. alcohol is prsent, but not very considering the 9%. Very creamy.

The mouthfeel is very nice. Lots of carbonation that bites at your toungue. However there is still a big sense of creaminess to the feel.

Unbelievably drinkable. This is one belgium strong that i can have as a session beer. Love it!

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Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Focusf111
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of csmalley
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Photo of czfreeman
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I absolutley love this bier and was very suprised to find that I had never posted a review. Pours out a murky, golden, light amber color. poured into a Duvel tulip, produces a gorgeous three finger head.
A glassfull of apricots, oranges, peaches, backed by a yeasty-clove like spicyness. Light crisp tones of wheats and hay add to the complexity. A slight alochol note is detected, becomes more apparent as beer warms.
Flavors are a phenominal explosion of sweet fruits, spicy yeasts, thick, slighly sweet, with a nice long lingering alcohol finish. Orange,grapefruit, pears, apricots, with a great balance of alcoholic spiciness. Finishes a little sweet, but really good nonetheless.
This bier, as with every Unibroue brew is immensely flavorful, and exceptionaly balanced.
It is called a Tripel on BA, but I would call this one a BSPA.This is a world-class BSPA that is fairly easily accessable. Drink this one if you are just getting into Tripels, then drink De Dolle Du Teve when you are ready.

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Photo of JMad
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had a 12 oz bottle, or it may have been an 11.3 oz bottle, and I poured it into my tulip glass...

The liquid was murky, golden-yellow with a pillowy, towering, white head. It smells like a bouquet of fruits, I noticed lemon, banana, orange, peach, and spices. When I took a sip I did notice some alcohol on the back of the tongue. The taste was dominated by lemon and wheat, it was a bit sour and has hints of clove. This is a full bodied beer, the soft carbonation lightens it up creating a pleasing experience. I am not big on triples or wheat beers, but this one is on another level, the alcohol is hidden extremely well and I would love to have it again.

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Photo of HumphreyLee
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip, best by 4-2015

A: golden straw color, massive off white head, with large irregular bubbles on the surface, recedes to a thin ring on the edge to the end
S: spicy yeast, clove, light banana, pear, light bubblegum
T: very little going on, nothing extraordinary. sweet malt, spice (clove, pepper), alcohol

this is similar to Westmalle's Tripel, though less astringent . . . good drink for a 90-degree Chicago night

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,041 ratings.
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