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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
world-class
2,929 Reviews
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

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

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2,929
Ratings:
9,859
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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Photo of btuthill
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours light amber from a 12 oz bottle. Head is big, bubbly, active, but fades quickly. Smell is delicious - lightly effervescent, spicy, bready, warm, maybe citrusy, definitely enjoyable. The taste is great, like, to the point that it makes some pretty phenomenal beers look pedestrian. It is as smooth as the finest stouts. Taste is clean at first, turning to a bubbly, spicy bread as it crosses the tongue, and finishing smooth. It clings heavily to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue without ever even bordering on 'heavy'. The flavor stays with you long after the beer goes down, and it is appreciated by this lucky drinker.

This beer is absolutely world-class and I could either drink one every night or a series of them in one night. Thanks to the local beer store (Wine and Cheese in Clayton) for marking these down last week, or I would have waited even longer before trying it.

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Photo of beeronesse
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to agree with the Brothers on this triple. It's world class.

I had it first on tap and then out of a caged & corked bottle. Both experiences were too close to note any, if tiny difference.

Beautifully cloudy, golden-orange in color, with a dense and creamy head that lasts well.

Spicy, banana/bubble gum right off the nose and into the mouth...a slight and not unpleasant medicinal note...definite pepper and licorice as well as some pome fruit and soft citrus. This one drinks well at any temp and I like to take my time and sip, sip, sip.

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Photo of MrHall
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml into a 10oz tulip

I don't know how many times I've had this but haven't reviewed it.

A: Fluffly white head that dissipates quickly into a sweet little ring. Clear, golden, honey colour.

Smell: Peppery, alcohol esters, cloves, faint hint of berries somewhere.

T: Lots of pepper clove and alcohol again. I agree with an earlier poster - I think I would have liked a bit more hops at the end to balance the alcohol - but what do I know?

M: A little too carbonated for me. It's almost champagne-like which is kind of unexpected.

D: It's delicious, but in the words of Dave Chapelle/Samuel L. Jackson - "This sh** will get you drunk". So be careful. But Enjoy!

Also - Unibroue beers and great value for such high quality. At least here in Ontario. At the beer store, six pack of the stuff are no more expensive than any other premium beers, and I believe the 750ml are 5.95 (?)

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Photo of WeimtimeBier
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow color from very pale belgian malt, hues of orange. half inch head that dissipated quickly. This was the only thing i could ask more from this beer of.

S- Clean belgain sweetness coming of the malt with light banana aroma. The yeast brings out a very nice spicy character to this beer.

T- Sweet malt with esters coming out behind the spicy phenols. Esters taste of light banana clove, green apple, and some citrus. All of this being rounded out by a peppery phenolic flavor.
Hops were bitter but not very present with all the complex flavors in this beer.

M- Nice carbonated mouthfeel, medium body

D- incredibly drinkable. With such a high ABV this beer is dangerous. Very well rounded and complex. World class tripel i would have to say.

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Photo of HopJ
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Time to actually review one of my favorite beers. What can be said. An incredibly complex beer that is priced well and can always be found. The mouthfeel is full with nice acidity to keep it alive. Bold dry malt right in the middle. Just a hint of the alcohol but this is so drinkable and refreshing, it could be dangerous.

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Photo of JeffBob
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A cloudy yellowish

S yeasty and citrusy

T WOW wild yeastyness with floral lemony citrus and perfectly balanced spicy goodness

M light and goes down easy

D light and poundable ( though I dont recomend it as it is a strong beer but really who would do that to such a great beer

Sorry for my lack of scientific beer knowledge please see my other review for you fellow beer geeks who like discriptions in laymen's terms

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Photo of mtwentz
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer!
Anyway, the foam of the pour looked like the cheap foam filling from a crappy pillow. Grease from my beard or face may have caused it to dissipate so quickly.
It looks like gold you'd drink from the chalice of the lord. (I probably should have written this review before tasting.)
The taste is the best kind of fruity: like some kind of hand soap or chapstick you wish was the frosting on your cupcake (see: Pre de Provence Agrumes soap: Grapefruit laden with sugar.). It also has a spiciness that paves the way for the mellowing off-dry finish.
All-in-all deliciousnessisity.

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Photo of Tsull123
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%

This is great beer.

I really wished i had reached for this instead of Molson XXX on my Senior class trip to Montreal in '99. I had a Molson XXX and swore i'd never have another "Gasoline and piss frenchie beer" for the rest of my life.

It's almost sessionable at 9% in my opinion. The aftertaste is hanging around a bit much, and there's a warming in my far lower abdomen, but other than that this goes down EXCEPTIONALLY smooth.

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Photo of Soybomb
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance:Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow with a big frothy head that drops to a ring of foam that leaves slight lacing on the glass. Each drink brings more bubbles up from the class.

smell: Popping the cork brought out cidery and spicy smells. A little fruit smell was also present once I got it into the glass.

taste and mouthfeel: Smooth and some sweetness from malts. Moderately high carbonation gives it a little bite on the finish, along with alcoholic warmth. Has a spicy taste with a light bitterness.

notes: Not near as much yeast and fruit flavor as I was expecting from this beer. Nice with alot of flavors that need to thought about to really pick out of the beer. Good, but probably not my favorite style of beer to begin with.

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Photo of onehomesickalien
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I have become quite fond of most Unibroue beers and this is no exception. I tend to lean to more dark styles, but this one has a very rich flavor. I will definitely have this one again, and again.

A - Nice golden/yellow haze looking beer. I thought it had a better head retention than some previous reviews. I sipped this one for an hour and it kept it's head all the way down.

S - Leaned a bit yeast/malt with a citrus and alcohol overtone.

T - Fairly complex. Apple, citrus and a fairly strong clove taste reminiscent of Victory's Golden Monkey but more balanced. Alcohol is strong, but intense flavors balance everything out.

M - Perfect feel and carbonation. Very nice.

D - Exceptional taste but a bit flavorful and strong to be drunk in quantity.

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Photo of soultrain19
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful cloudy pale gold. With a vigorous pour the head was hearty but dissipated quickly without any lace.

It has a strong floral bouquet highlighted with hints of citrus.

You could really taste the orange peel but it is balanced with a pleasant slightly sour aftertaste.

The light carbonation is very crisp and starts sharp on the tongue and slowly softens.

Overall an incredibly easy drinking beer. A beautiful mix of sweet and sour with that delightful crispness.

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Photo of Farrell
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What could one possibly say about La Fin Du Monde?

That it's delicate subtly is only matched by its underlining complexity?

That the scent of ripe fruit rewards the drinker with unparalleled spice and yeast notes?

That the tulup glass fills magnificently with the golden elixir to showcase it world class appearance?

Or that it's 9% ABV is masked so masterfully that even the most jaded drinker will be impressed by its drinkability?

With that said La Fin Du Monde is easily one of the best triples ever brewed and makes a strong case for itself to be one of the best beers ever brewed. Its craftsmanship rivals that of even the top genuine Belgium breweries.

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Photo of gloriousglo2
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was this orangy-yellow color, it smelled great, a sorta fruity taste. It had a big head on it. The bottle has this fancy silver foil that envelops the cap, giving this brew a regal air. I originally got this as part of their variety pack. Coulda done without that apple flavored stuff, though....

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Photo of franktheman
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I first bought this beer at the store, I thought it would have a very strong taste due to the high alchool content. WRONG! This beer is like a Leffe Blond, but 40X better! It is a bit sweet, nice smell, good carbonation! This is simply a wonderful beer to have! WARNING: Do not drink it too fast! ----I would definitely recommend this beer to a friend!

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Photo of dcx10music
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow and very hazy. medium white head that fizzles away pretty quickly.

S - Very bright and clean fruity scent. It's sweet, but not too sweet, and is balanced perfectly with a little boozy zing.

T - Outstanding. Starts out with a mild, somewhat pear-like sweetness with a little bit of a tanginess coming in later. Really clean and appetizing.

M - Smooth and thick, maybe erring a little on the side of too much. Still very pleasing.

D - Easy to down, but the booziness and thickness make me a little reserved to go back for a second.

Notes - A wonderful Belgian tripel. This beer is what helped me overcome my initial distaste for Belgians, and is one that I keep coming back to time and time again.

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Photo of DarthRadb
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color, Hazy and Creamy looking. Not much head and what does form from the pour disappears quickly, leaves a nice lace of head on the outer edge and lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell - Fruity with a mild Hop background. Green Apple mixed with Bananas.

Taste - Light and refreshing at first, then a big fruit taste, followed up with a mild hop finish. Slight Warming from the 9% ABV, but not offensively strong, just enough of a warming to let you know this is a Triple.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and Delicious, very smooth with a very nice fruity aftertaste.

Drinkabilitly - Very Drinkable, I found myself sipping this beer and savoring it, instead of wanting to gulp it down. A really great Beer.

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

Lemony taste. Nice and frothy. Goes really well with bready cheesey food. Does not overpower what you are eating and washes it down nicely. Nice light in color. Finish is pleasant. We get so many bad beers from Canada, it is nice to get a truly exceptional beer from north of the border

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Photo of marybrooke
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I buy this in 750ml bottles from Wegmans for $7.99, although they do have 4-packs available as well. I have seen some reviews mention carbonation issues - I have had one bottle that seemed a little "flat" but the rest have had a good, medium amount of carbonation with a nice fluffy head.

It has a delicious, malty flavor with orange and coriander. The high alcohol content is well-hidden. This has easily become my current favorite beer.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful tasting beer. Golden and cloudy with thick creamy foam. Good combination of malt and spice taste with a non-bitter,curt finish. Overall just a fantastic beer. Reminds me of Hennepin.

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Photo of Flickerdart
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz pint glass. Tall, creamy head retains for a substantial amount of time and leaves behind heavy lacing. Beer is golden yellow, almost completely opaque.

Smell is powerful banana and cloves, sweet and not boozy or hoppy at all.

Taste follows nose. Malt is prominent with no hop bitterness, and a subtle gingerbread lingers. Alcohol taste is not present.

The beer is very smooth with a light carbonation that lingers on the tongue. Medium body.

Overall, a very good, refreshing beer. Sweeter than Tripels like Chimay White, but not cloyingly sweet.

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Photo of BJ1833
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle

Appearance: Pale golden color with a thin white, quickly fading head.

Smell: Aroma is malty with a presence of ripe fruit. A slight yeasty bread smell with a faint alcoholic odor.

Taste: A malty, yeasty flavor mixed with dark fruit flavors (plum & dates). Alcohol can be easily tasted, but definitely not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but maybe a little bit overcarbonated. A lighter body than expected with a smooth slightly dry finish.

Overall this is a great brew. A very good representation of the Triple style. This is definitely one of my favorite belgian style ales.

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Photo of debaniel
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

purchased (surprisingly) at the local supermarket - pretty good price for a 4-pack...

container and bottles say it is 'triple fermented' - being a big fan belgian strong ales and triple-brewed stuff, i figured i'd give it a go...

served in a snifter glass lightly chilled...

Appearance - cloudy golden color, like dark honey... decent one-inch head forms and dissipates surprisingly quickly but leaves a nice ring and thin layer of bubbles on top...

Smell - mmm... very nice... fruity bananas, apples, and a touch of distinct spice at the end... some alcohol in the nose as well - to be expected from a 9% brew...

Taste - like an intensified version of the smell... lots of bananas and spice, there is just so much going on here... i'm sipping it slowly, and by now it is room temp... the flavor does a little jig on your tongue, and lingers for quite some time... this is a great beer...

Mouthfeel - This is perhaps where this beer stands out the most. It has a lot of fruitiness, but no overly-thick mouthfeel... sometimes a beer that is this fruity leaves a bit too much thickness on the tongue, but this has a wonderful dry finish. the appropriately high level of carbonation is a big help here as well. Very well done.

Drinkability - Dangerously Drinkable. As a 9% brew, you could get yourself in over your head very quickly here. The dry finish is what makes this so easy to drink - you have all the fruit flavors with none of the heaviness to weigh things down...

Overall - Bravo. If you are looking for a bubbly companion for the evening, maybe something that has all the fruit of a triple and drinkability of a Duvel, this is your beer.

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Photo of 6470zzy
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer was a 12 ounce bottle from a 4 pack purchased from Kappy's Liqours in Falmouth MA. $8.99 for the 4 pack.

Appearance: It reminded me exactly of a cloudy clover honey,the golden color was quite beautiful. The bottle was a borderline "gusher" and produced a monster fluffy white head.

Smell: Slightly floral with hints of herb.

Taste: What really hit me was the sweetness of this brew, once again the honey analogy. The aftertaste had a hint of mint and a very slight hop which was very slight in my opinion. I had no burn from the 9% alcohol, in fact had I not know from reading the bottle I wouldnt have believed it.

Mouthfeel: Creamy would about sum it up nicely I should think, creamy and smooth.

Notes: Overall a fine beer, I dont think I would want to partake in multiples of this one in a session though, not for the alcohol content mind you , but more for the pervading sweetness of the drink. I tasted none of the tartness that some of the other reviewers detected however I still have 3 brews to go so I shall update the review as needed.

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Photo of Shamgar
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful uneducated decision picking this 22oz. bomber up.

appearance: cloudy(yeasty) golden color. nice frothy head with not much lacing.

smell: bananna, yeast, coriander, hints of lemon.

taste: sweet with a touch of bitter dryness in the finish. Small hops addition is in their with the yeast and sweet malts. Delightfully tasty.

mouthfeel: medium bodied. smooth with a kind a velvet feel. I experience this in other belgian beers I have tried (chimay). Probably the best Belgian offering I have had to date.

drinkability: the abv (9%) is the only probelm with this, otherwise I could drink it all day. long.

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Photo of TheKtulu7
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very cloudy yellow with a frothy white head that disappears pretty quickly. First impression of smell was of wet socks, but then the malts and spices came through. Tastes include bananas, cloves, grass, and various herbs. A frothy and very carbonated mouthfeel gives this beer a pretty enjoyable drinkability.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,929 ratings.
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