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:
10,028
Reviews:
2,970
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
640
Gots:
2,274
For Trade:
20
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I was always a little wary of this beer because when I visited Montreal, this is the beer that most of the vagabonds drank. But upon my taste I now know that Canadian vagabonds know whats up. This beer was outstanding. The appearance was a nice hazy yellow with a smell of floral notes with some citrus behind it. The taste was great with a hint of banana to it. Loved the feel of the beer as it seemed to just be a perfect balance. Overall I think this is a great beer and would wholeheartedly recommend to people to at least give a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head.

Smell: Bold yeast presence, citrus.

Taste: Citrus balances a malty sweet base. Alcohol is evident throughout. Bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Aggressive carbonation adds fullness and allows flavors to evolve.

Drinkability: Very tasty and bold brew. Enjoyable and satisfying to drink.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

A: Pours a creamy amber with a lot of haze. Just by the looks of this thing, you can tell that there is gonna be a lot of yeast character.

S: The main flavor is obviously yeast. But its the subtleties in the smell that really impressed me. Theres a ton going on in here. There are the citrus and clove flavors of a good hefe. I can make out fruits in there too...

T: This is where the flavor really develops. You feel the yeast, and then you get overwhelmed by flavors! Pepper, cloves, and citrus dominate, along with some pear, apple, and some hop bitterness.

M/D: Heavily carbonated but I think it went nicely with the style. The heavy yeast in this beer makes it hard for me to believe I could drink more than a couple, but it tastes so damn good, I can't tell for sure.

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Photo of Kinsman
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time to revisit La Fin for a proper review.

Pours a bright but hazy golden yellow with a nice bubbly appearance. Dense white head caps it off nicely but fades a bit too quickly and leaves no lace behind.

Lots of fruitiness in the aroma with a juicy character and some candy-like sweetness. A bit of clove spice in the background.

A nice bright fruity character up front with some apple and pear notes and just a but of juicy citrus as well. A bit of a bubblegum flavor as well. Spicy yeast notes offset the sweetness with some peppery and clove-like notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and bubbly with a bit of dry finish. Overall, La Fin Du Monde is hard to beat for the style and a great value at $8 a bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a vibrant golden yellow with a couple fingers of snow white head that is fuled by a steady stream of carbonation from the bottom of the chalice. Nose starts off with strong clove, bitter grapefruit, and citrusy hops. Taste starts with green apple skins, pear and pineapple, floral hops and yeasty malts. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, finish is dry like champagne. This is a tasty little Belgian Pale, make sure to let it warm up as it starts a little bitter when it's cold.

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my La Fin Du Monde glass.

A: The hue is that of a pale golden color. Each subsequent pour results in a cloudier appearance due to the yeast releasing from the bottom of the bottle. A huge off-white head forms on the beer and mushrooms up through the neck of the glass. The head takes quite a while to subside but when it does it leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet ripe light fruits followed by quite a bit of alcohol aroma.

T: The initial taste is that of slightly sweet ripe fruits from the malts. There is also quite a bit of yeast in there as well. Also some complex flavors from some light spices and floral accents. This is all followed by a lot of warming alcohol.

M: Active carbonation along with a lightly syrupy body.

D: This is a rather drinkable brew but the alcohol gets you in the end. A very potent beer and a very good example of the Belgian strong pale ale.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale with a tint of orange and a nice white sticky head. Complex nose withalcohol/yeast/sweet malt/ and citrus (orange) nose. Bold initial taste of yeast and soft orange and spicy malt. Soft mouth at first then it dries as you taste. There is a constant white sheen and lace on the brew. The finish is one of big ABV and hints of banana. This brew slaps you in the face like the girl you hit on in the back seat when you were 16. Bold, creative, and menacing. I consider this brew the adolecent of the unibroue family (not referring to the taste) Ahhh those were the days...

PS... The rest of the family might go like this Maudite is sweet mom, raftman grandpop, "10" of course little sister, L'Eau Benite Dad, Blanche De'Chably (the playboy mag under the mattress, and Trois Pistoles grand mom.... Adopt me please...

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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this beer almost 4 years ago and didn't like it. I felt the need to re-visit it, especially since I have now sampled many more beers including Tripels. Pours a somewhat cloudy, thick, blonde color. Nice sized head that does fizzle down a bit. Strong aroma consisting of citrus bananas, cloves, vanilla and an overall strong alcohol presence. There's a lot there. The mouthfeel is pretty full although something seems a bit off with a tangy, somewhat sour, very yeasty, citrus (oranges and bananas) flavor. There is an alcohol rush in there so you know it's 9%. I've had other Tripels recently that are better, Karmeliet and Chimay Cinq Cents come to mind, but this is a better beer than I original though. 4 years ago I had said -- La Fin Du Monde does mean "End of the World" which is what's going to have to happen for me to ever try this crap again! Haha, Ok, so I lied. Just nearly 4 years.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,028 ratings.
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