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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#415
Reviews:
2,999
Ratings:
10,126
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,352
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,126 |  Reviews: 2,999
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4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Aenema
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a golden honey with a thick, pillowy head. The half inch head eventually recedes, leaving beautiful bands of lacing around the glass. The carbonation is moderate to high and gives the beer a lively lift.

Smell - A mix of sweet citrus and some fruit notes.

Taste - Delicious sweet, spicy flavors entertain the palate.

Mouthfeel - A very smooth beer that flows through the mouth with great carbonation, but feels thinner than it tastes.

Drinkability - Drinking this all night would not be a problem, at least until the next morning. A deceptively easy to drink beer.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Krakistophales
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light straw color with a nice 2 finger white head that sticks around

S: Really clean, fresh aromas. Pear, apple, lemon/lime citrus, a bready, malty sweetness, and some honey aromas. Very nice.

T: Some citrusy flavors right up front, quickly moving into a spicy/yeasty/bready sweetness and malty backbone, and the finish is a crisp, light, refreshing pear/apple/apricot. Very drinkable and strangely refreshing.

O: This is probably my new favorite tripel. Very light, refreshing, crisp, and clean. Excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of davidchollar
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what is the difference between this and a tripel? it says triple fermentation on the bottle. it looks, smells and tastes similar to the last tripel i had, villers trippel. but i like this one better.
looks thick and cloudy, dark dull orange with a massive head.
smells good, fruity, apple sauce with champagne. does not smell like 9% abv, doesn't even smell that much like a beer!
tastes awesome. intense and fruity but dry and clean. fruity is not a good word because it makes me think of something that is not real beer, but this is just so subtly fragrant and wonderful and i cant think of a different word. unique taste makes me keep drinking and thinking of better adjectives.
this beer requires a second for reflection. i ordered only one in a mix case of 14 different kinds, but next time i will order several. this beer kicks ass.

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3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've always been meaning to buy a beer from this company I just never got around to it, but now I have.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with loads of carbonation and yeast present in the body of it. The is a rocky white head that sits a top it that disipated at a decent rate to create a film arcoss the top leaving spotty lacing. For a Belgian style I wants to see the head stay up longer then it did.

The smell and taste are loaded with fruity sweet malts giving it a slightly apple like taste. Big yeasty aroma and taste is very present. Also in both there was a very present fusal alcohol presence. The only difference really in the smell and taste is that the taste had a slightly spicey hops taste that was present.

The beer was a medium body that left a nice warming feeling in the mouth from the high alcohol. It was a wonderful brew that must be taken with respect and sipped throughout the night.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes on 8/28/10 with BuckyFresh and TCGoalie. Thanks for the bottle, Bucky!

A: Pours a light gold with a pure white, 1 finger head into a snifter. The carbonation and color combine to give this beer a highly effervescent and glittery look. The lacing is good and reminds me of spindly tree limbs.

S: A cornucopia of fruits and spices reside in the smell of this beer. Lots of spicy Belgian yeast, lemon, lemongrass, prickly pear, pepper, golden delicious apples, clove, mineral water, and numerous other aromas waft out of the glass. This smell is fresh, fresh, fresh, and sings of a golden, dewy spring morning. Warning: Do not suck this beer into your nostrils. It feels very uncomfortable.

T: The dominant taste in my mouth is lemon. This is backed by grassiness and a peppery zing. Spicy yeast and fresh pear also grace my palate. This is a very bright and shiny taste which wears on my palate a bit as time slip slides away. In all, though, it is pretty well balanced with a nice emphasis on the spicy yeast.

M: Nicely clean and tingly on my mouth. However, it was a little thin and watery for the style and quite bright on my palate.

D: The bomber split three ways was probably enough for me. I enjoyed it very much but the brightness and faux sweetness of the taste was pretty wearing on my palate. This will be a once in awhile treat for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DirtyPenny
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Birra Moretti goblet. Burping added a little interference to this one, as I'd had beer brats made with a few bottles of Narragansett for supper earlier (and they were
delicious).

A: Honey golden with light platinum gold highlights. Rich stuff. Poured with two+ inches of creamy white foam which shrank away quickly. Foam clings for dear life to the sides of the glass. Attempts to retain free will as individual glob of foam. Some does for a while, but all are re-assimilated back into the colony eventually. There is no escape.

S: Yeasty with notes of banana and citrus.

T: Sweet banana and cloves with a little hop spice on the backend, all amid a faint haze of alcohol, with a citrus tingle that hangs around at your house after the party is over
and shyly asks if you want to make out. Flavors sharpen as the brew warms.

M: Creamy and a touch on the thick side.

O: Been a while since I've had a really fantastic beer. I mean, I got a lot of good beer over the holidays, but nothing that really made me crave another one immediately afterward.
A fantastic beer and one I look forward to having again soon.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,126 ratings
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