La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
world-class
10,074 Ratings
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:
10,074
Reviews:
2,980
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
654
Gots:
2,315
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,074 |  Reviews: 2,980
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of DioS
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BigCheese
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
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 abcramer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I faced the end of the world with a tulip glass.

Appearance- I am greeted by a bone-white, two-finger, puffy crown of foam. It has great retention. The cap is craggy and loaded with small bubbles.

The cloudy body is the color of sunflowers. The beer leaves behind no lace.

Smell- This one is full of Belgian fruits. There is banana, red apple, and a little clove. It is very clean, but at the same time, generic Belgian notes.

Taste- The palate follows the nose pretty closely, and that is usually a good thing. So much clove, banana, and herbalness up front.

It also has some citrus quality to it mid-drink and in the finish, lemon being the most obvious. This is pretty good!

Mouth feel- A solid medium body with a little zip from the carbonation that is a nice touch. This is not the kind of beer that you want to be flat.

Overall- This is a pretty good beer with a Belgian personality. The flavors are a little straight forward, but they are well done. And it helps that it is so drinkable.

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Photo of Dweedlebug
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gunch52
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Xandrose
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TicoCali
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HipCzech
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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 ski271
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How convenient. I even have a La Fin Du Monde glass to drink this beer from. It’s an attractive bottle with it’s nice-looking front label, informative back label (recommend what glassware to use and warns about the yeast sediment), foiled cap and.... twist off cap? Strange, but whatever, I’m not going to knock points of for something like that. Pours a light yellowish-amber with very small particles swirling about but never settling like the sediment I avoiding pouring out of the bottom of the bottle. I guess maybe I jarred the bottle a bit while pulling out of the back of the fridge. The head is very large, white, frothy and stubborn, diminishing very slowly leaving thick lacing just as it sits and slowly fades away. Almost looks like a meringue sitting on top of the beer. The smell is sweet and fruity, with wonderful aromas of Belgian yeast, clove and apple. The taste is marvelous! Clove, pepper and pear with a slightly medicinal twang... but in a good way. Finishes warm with lingering esters. It has a light body, and an effervescent mouthfeel that finishes smooth. This is a fabulous beer that’s quite easy-drinking for a 9% brew. The higher price tag is the only think keeping from being a staple in my fridge.

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

This is my first offering from Unibroue and I am looking forward to sampling more of their offerings.

Pours a nice cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around to leave lacing for the full glass. Smell is faintly cirtus grapefruit with malt and yeast backbone with a slight pepper spice smell to fill it out.

As you drink it the malt takes over. The spices don't dominate and the alchohol is amazing well hidden. Supper dry finish but enough creamyness from the high carbonation level.

A really nice beer that i am glad to have sampled. Not one you want to pound due to the high alcohol but I could see how you could down 2 or 3 without realizing it. Also one that you want to savor and enjoy slowly for all the complexity. I would highly recomend this one.

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

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Huge white, fluffy head, high retention, soapy,sticky lacing. Aroma includes lemon peel, banana, clove, nice white pepper spiciness. Taste includes all of the same, also some candi sugar. Deliciously "wispy" and certainly deserving of all of its accolades.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kitch
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 24th July 2017. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that settled to a nice creamy layer and left nice curtain lacing.

Aroma: Juicy orange and mango, biscuity malt with touches of honey and banana.

Taste: Biscuity, banana, honey and orange with a hint of peach. Clove and light peppery spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: The citrusy orange was just coming on a bit too strong at times for me. Other than that, it was nice.

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Photo of jtaylord
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tripel that anyone can drink easily.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Congrats to our northern neighbors for creating this amazing brew that I now have on my favorites list.

It's a dark golden color with a boat load of white foamy head that doesn't die easily. It's rather cloudy, and this one had a few chunks of dark sediment that my first one didn't. The aroma is mostly fruit with a bit of wheat. The flavor just blew me away. A bit of wheat, then lemon, orange, cloves, spices. A rather complex mix that are strong and plentiful. It knocks your taste buds out and makes you ask for seconds. It finishes just a tad tart but still sweet.

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Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,074 ratings.
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