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:
10,039
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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646
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2,286
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Photo of avitallo
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sinistermadman
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served via apocalyptic 12 oz bottle. This brew pours a bright amber with a terrific head which subsides quietly, leaving barely any lacing. Smells of spice, citrus, subtle solvent nose and of course the omnipotent alcohol.

Taste: Delicious. Smooth and sweet on the front end, quickly morphing into a spicy pepper character towards the end. This is one to sip on and savor. Strikes a perfect balance between the alcohol content and drinkability factor. The carbonation seems to sneak in the warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is very pleasant. Like I said, this brew is sneaky so watch it. With all that said this is definitely a brew to end the night with. Well worth a try. Cheers.

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

Aside from the fact that this beer has a tendency to sneak up on you, it's an incredibly consistent, delicious beer. Unibroue, one of Canada's finest breweries, always produces this well-balanced beer in the same manner and well suited for aging.

La Fin Du Monde was one of the first craft brews I ever purchased. I bought my first 25 oz. bottle in Canada well below US legal drinking age and stored it in my closet at home for close to 6 years. I had no idea how to properly age a beer and when I did I'd decided to continue "aging" the beer for some quasi-scientific curiosity.

I drank the beer with the current brewer at Shed Brewery and surprisingly it wasn't putrid. The alcohol had continued to develop for at least 3 of those years, because it nearly burned our eyes. But the yeast characteristics and maltiness maintained. I wouldn't recommend aging to the length that I performed, but La Fin du Monde has a life of it's own, a fighting will to survive and to be the better beer. Enjoy and appreciate.

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Photo of Trueant1
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice cloudy orange color. White head that leaves a great coating of lacing on the sides of the glass. Lots of small dark floaties.

Smells of candy, candy, candy....hmmm...candy sugar. Sour yeast, and citrus...probably from hops.

Tastes sweet from the excessive malts. Alcoholic spiciness dominates the pallette.
Funky yeast flavors followed by firey spicy alochol. An asperin like aftertaste lingers on and on.

Very sweet sticky mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation.

Overall a great beer. Perhaps, too much bitter aftertaste for me.

Hard for me to rate this one good on the drinkibiliby...maybe I just am not in the mood for this beer right now?

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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Weyerbacher Cuvee

L-Clear straw color, 1/2 inch white foamy head little little retention, thick lacing with little retention

S-Typical belgian aromas........banana, clove, fruity esters typical of Belgian yeast, spicy, peppery

T-Follows the nose, banana, clove, fruity esters, spicy, peppery, sugars

F-Carbonation is about what you would expect from a Belgian........slight pepper / alcohol burn as it warms the throat going down

O-quality Belgian.......accentuates the spicy / peppery characteristics of Belgian style

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, La Fin du Monde. I've held off reviewing because I have a really hard time separating out specific aromas and flavors with this one. We'll give it a go. Poured, as usual, into a Duvel tulip.

A - Hazy, burnt orange. A flat-topped 2-finger foam head forms and is retained very well, leaving nice, if somewhat spotty, lacing behind.

S - Citrus, baked bread, and slightly funky yeast, none of it overpowering.

T - Everything present in the nose is present here, but a touch more refined. Generic citrus becomes mild grapefruit and tangerine, the baked bread is now a piping hot wheat loaf, etc. Also there is a hint of cloves and black pepper, presumably from the yeast.

M and D - Creamy, medium body with consistent carbonation and a dry, slightly hot finish due to the otherwise-masked ABV. Very easy to drink.

This is a go-to, readily available beer, and I really like it, but I don't love it. Not at all sure why it rates as the best Tripel here, although it is markedly better than most US brewers' attempts at the style. Give me Westmalle or Cinq Cents any day. I need to proper reviews for those soon.

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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy yellow with a medium carbonation and minimal lacing. This tripel displays a penicil thin head and some fine bubbles that aid in its formation. Adding the yeast at the end of the bottle adds somewhat to the head formation and lacing.

S- As I open the bottle hops are the first thing thats stand out, folowed by a malt sweetness and a belgian yeastyness. Although canadian, unibroue imitates the belgian style wuite well. As the beer warms peach and nectarin become very prominent as does the high level of alcohol. Further, as the beer neers room tempature a type of cloying sweetness makes its appearance and sticks around until the end of the bottle.

T- Hops followed closely by a malt sweetnes. Next, a predominant peach and nectarine taste make an appearance. Candied sweetness also adds a bit to the masking of the beers nine percent. As the beer warms up bitterness becomes more noticable. When the yeast is added a baked bread taste is conveyed. The cloying sweetness is one of the only things holding this beer back from a perfect score.

M- La Fin Du monde is medium bodied with a very slight bite from the carbonation.

D-Very smooth drinking, although the sweetness is a bit too much at times. Definitly a sipper at nine percent.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
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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3.75/5  rDev -13%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,039 ratings.
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