La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 10,099 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
Ranking:
#428
Reviews:
2,990
Ratings:
10,099
Liked:
9,373
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
11.34%
Alströms:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
657
Gots:
2,335
Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,099 |  Reviews: 2,990
Photo of MisterE
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottles sold in a four pack at Wards Supermarket

A: pours a soft golden honey color with a lofty white head that slowly subsides

S: delicious, clean smell of fruit, spices, and a hint of yeast

T: vivid and delightful blend of tangy fruitiness - first sweet, then spicy

M: carbonation is very pronounced, otherwise the feel is smooth and full

D: alcohol taste is muted but don't be fooled; the kick is coming

An excellent beer for those whose tastebuds like a little adventure.

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Photo of MattyV
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised it'd taken me this long to review this beer, it was one of my gateway craft beers...

Pours a hazy golden-apricot colour, a bit lighter than I expected/remembered, with a 1 finger frothy white head that has decent staying power.
Nose is predominantly yeasty aromas from the Unibroue house strain, a good mix of fruit, cloves, and pepper with a touch of alcohol.
There's a light fruitiness again in the taste--peach, pears, apricots, and banana, which give way to peppery spice and faint almost citrusy bitterness.
Very suitable medium body with prickly carbonation.
Drinkability is dangerously high considering the ABV. Although I am rather fond of the entire Unibroue lineup, I consider this to be my favourite. Picking up a heavily disocunted six-pack makes the occasional bottle return/refund at TBS all the more worthwhile.

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Photo of Cyrano41
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of sevenarts
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale, cloudy yellow orange with lots of sediment making it fairly opaque. Big white head with plentiful carbonation that never quite settles down.

S: Dry yeasty aroma, a little citrus and fruit.

T/M: So flavorful and delicious, lots of yeast and malty sweetness, some fruit, some almost wine-like flavors. Very tingly and champagne-like on the tongue, with a nice smooth finish.

O: A really great, easy-drinking Belgian-style beer, with lots of complexity in the taste.

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Photo of bootsdomino
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BKArmstrong
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skud
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Capsfan90
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bignick
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is no doubt a good beer. It pours almost a dissapointingly pale yellow, with a nice head lace that remains fairly well. The smell is spicy with hints of fruit. The taste is indeed strong and over the top, as advertised. The alcohol comes through strongly, as expected. The clove spicincess of the yeast leads into the bitterness of the hops. I am not sure if I am missing something here, but to me, this is a good, but not neccassirily world-class beer.

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Photo of gbontrag
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a whirlwind of carbonation. The consequence being a gorgeous froth made up of all sizes of bubbles. This is a really neat, slightly yellow beer with like a rusty leaf wash. The froth lasts, floating like a proud ship with full sail.
Smells like a trippel: Straw, white grapes, white peppercorn, chalk/limestone, and yeast in a surgical room.
There's a hint of sweetness left; umm, tangy meyer lemon rind, key lime pie, kiwi garnish. Alcohol in a stinging aftertaste, but not negative. Crisp and beautiful. I'm too enthralled to give a better review in words, but my taste buds are singing.

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Photo of BeerNutta
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

La Fin Du Monde.... Ahh was looking for this for a while. Got a bottle at Purvis Wine Merchants.

A = Poured a golden yellow with a thick foam head that lingers. Unfiltered.

S = Fruits. Sweet fruit.

T = Initial taste of sweet fruits which then morphs into a spicy pepper finish.

M = Slightly viscous. Lightly carbonated.

D = Only thing stopping me from giving drinkability a 4 is that its a little expensive.

Very good beer none the less. I definitely reccommend it.

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Photo of blkcld
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jaylib
3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of bpackertx
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MatthewWilde
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample: 2 bottles 2011

A: Beautiful pale dark yellow, strong internal carbonation, great medium head, a bit cloudy, pretty amazing

S: Nice strong citrus, tropical fruits

T: Very light and fruity, perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness, only slight citrus aftertaste, lemon notes throughout

M: Quite smooth, easy to drink, almost seems to melt in one's mouth, airy

O: An excellent ale all-around, quite fruity, well-balanced, and incredibly smooth

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Photo of aranton
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MalibuKenny
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of lastmango
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewed this beer because of the probability that I had an off day in my last review.
Poured a hazy burnt yellow with 2 finger white fizzy head that dissipated quickly to a thin film. Moderate lacing. Nose had a hint of white pepper, banana and orange zest. Very sweet taste without much pronounced malt. No noticeable hop flavor. Fizzy carbonation that I believe is just too much. The beer was somewhat heavy as I noticed in the last review. Like the last time I reviewed this beer, I know this is supposed to be a great beer, but I am having trouble with detecting complexity and likeability. I would prefer a good hefe to this beer. Perhaps I can now conclude that I am just not into tripels.

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Photo of cleve1212
3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SeanChouffe
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a bright straw yellow with a white head, light effervescence and a slight chill haze. Head retention is low and the lace is full and sticky.

Aroma: tart, hoppy, fruity esters and bubblegum.

Taste: smooth and sweet and peppery with a hop bite and a dry tart finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, creamy, smooth, crisp, low in effervescence, and a lasting astringent bitterness.

IMHO: A good representation of the style, but a Duvel beats it on many fronts.

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Photo of jonziefle
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a slightly cloudy golden amber. With an aggressive pour, a three finger white head, bubbly/foamy in composition. Visible carbonation. Good retention; the head really sticks around.

Smell: Complex nose with honey malts and Belgian yeast, with many different spices (cloves and ginger?). Also a good amount of citrus and even banana. Very well rounded.

Taste: The taste follows the smell very nicely. Spicy citrus notes are sweet and smooth, with a wheatlike character. The same spices, cloves and ginger, taste just as good as they smell. A little bit of hoppy bitteness at the end. The alcohol (9%) is well hidden and almost undectable.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied, very smooth and crisp. It has a creamy texture and slightly sticky, leaving behind as those wonderful spices. The carbonation makes it slightly filling though.

Drinkability: An excellent beer and a great example of the style. A sipper, definitely, but the most enjoyable kind. The complex interactions between the fruit flavors and the spices never get old. However, while the 9% alcohol is well hidden, it defintiely will sneak up on you.

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Photo of ByTor2112
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma was sour, yeasty, with a hint of apple, pear and some spicyness. Big white head with big bubbles hung around for about 5 minutes but dissipated quickly after. I have read about insane carbonation but the head in my glass was tame. A beautiful honey-yellow color with a few shades of orange trying to show through. Heavy carbonation on the palate but pleasant. Yeast and alcohol are immediately present but the alcohol is NOT over-bearing. I had to let this beer sit and mellow to get some sweet malt to come through all the yeast. I caught a whiff of hops as it warmed but not much bitterness to taste. I could drink two at a sitting but this Ale on Lees will warm you up. My first Unibroue and it was excellent.

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Photo of inbierveritas
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JayNH
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a small foamy head.

S- sweet, slightly spicy, very fruity. Apples, pears, oranges....

T- spicy sweet, peppery and fruity. Notes of grapes and pears. Finishes a bit clovey and yeasty. An alcohol warmth encompasses the flavor.

M- Moderate carbonation and body. On the dry side.

D- Excellent. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. It's there, but it blends in very well with what's going on in the beer. Overall a fantastic brew.

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Photo of fastsrt
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank a 12 ounce bottle in a tulip
A: pours an opaque gold with a awesome head.
S: Unibroue yeast, clove, and sweetness, very inviting making you want to take that first sip.
T: Cloves, yeast, sweetness (candi sugar), bread
M: Pinpoint carbonation lifting the sweetness as the brew leaves the pallet, it is coated with a wonderful dry sweetness. very low on bitterness
D:this beer is crafted so well that all the flavors blend in unison to create a new complex flavor. so just sit and savor every sip 9% avb will get you
This is one of the best offerings by unibroue and I feel it is a world class tripel and by far one of the breweries top offerings.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 92.8% out of 100 with 10,099 ratings
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