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:
#446
Reviews:
3,025
Ratings:
10,232
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Litterbean
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden in color, it is like honey in my wine glass. Fluffy white head settles down after a bit and leaves a thin layer atop the liquid. Tiny bubbles float upwards through this clear golden brew.

Sweet fruity smell, with a hint of flowers and a clear yeast smell to it. Hints of raspberries and potpourri.

Well balanced, tart and sweet. Hints of spices and faint citrus. Mild hops at the end. Smooth mouthfeel with a bit of chewiness at the end from the hops. The alcohol is very well hidden. This is a great beer, and dangerously drinkable.

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

Ending the 4-pack review with the original - one of the first beers that sold me on crafts. Poured into une verre du La Fin Du Monde with a moderate foam building up then quickly burning off on top of a perpetually fizzing hazy golden blob.

Smells of sweet malts, light cider and yeasts, oh and some of the 9%. Beautiful sweet, crispy, dry carbonation and a fresh peppery spice. Just such a neat balance of factors that make it a nice beer you can start strong (since it's clean and the abv is so well fit) and finish as a sipper since it's got that sweet flavor.

I think everyone should enjoy the end of the world.

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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Rated probably 10 oz out of a portsmouth snifter, after several other beers at a poker game....

Pours a thick creamy head, which quickly dies to a island of foam in the middle, with some light lacing on the glass. glows a deap orange, pretty beer. Smells first of Beglian yeast, then of some serious citrus and a little hops. tastes follow suit, with some spicyness and complexity, very very FRESH tasting. this is one of the few Belgian style ales i have had that just taste very crisp and fresh, not a stale flavor at all. This was my favorite part of the beer by far, absolutely great. As it warms, i pick up a hint of alcohol, a little in the nose but more in the throat. the mouth feel was great, the carbonation complimented the level of thickness. there was even a little tartness in the back, which left cleaned my mouth a little, and left the beer begging to be drank.

Damn good beer, one of my favorite abbey-style ales to date!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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

Surprisingly mild for a 9% abv brew. Aroma is pleasant but not too strong. Color is quite pale and was a bit cloudy. Head was full with small bubbles that lasted through the finish. Both the mouth and finish a strong characteristic and typical for the style. It is quite polished and very much like a Chimay, and in this case a brew I slighly prefer to the Chimay.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Let me just say first off that I'm going to review this as a Tripel, cause thats what it seems more like than a strong pale ale. It is also triple fermented, so why not?

Poured into a tulip goblet, beer poured a straw yellow with a nice fluffy head. Scents of fruit, belgian yeast and alcohol present. First sip, hints of apple, pear, and hops. Finish hides its 9% ABV well. This one had mellowed for about 6 months since I had bought it. Might try another for significantly longer. I should add that I am normally not a big fan of tripels, but this one pleased me greatly. A very smooth, drinkable beer despite its high ABV.

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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's the end of the world as we know it... I just had to review the beer in my (current) avatar for my 100th review. Tripel isn't one of my favorite styles, but I absolutely love LFDM. I'll try to be objective here.

A: A painfully slow pour from a foil-wrapped 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip yields 3+ fingers of frothy head that crests the lip, but does not overflow. After a minute or two, the head has receded to a ring leaving fat chunks of sticky lace on the glass. A hazy golden glow eminates from the glass, begging me to drink.

S: Notes of peach and apricot are most obvious up front. Lurking in the background is possibly a bit of honey and a mild spiciness.

T: Fruity flavors are most obvious up front, with notes of golden raisins and a bit of banana from the Belgian yeast. There's also some mild toast flavors. The finish shows just a hint of hop bite with a nutty aftertaste.

M: Rich and full bodied. The only knock is that a bit more effervescence would be appreciated. Maybe I should have been even MORE careful on the pour!

D: Like I said up front, this is one of my favorites! I could sip this one all night, but it is definitely a sipper.

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

A: Pours a light dusky gold with muted shades of tangerine. Two finger head is composed of tightly packed bright white bubbles. Very solid retention. Lacing was present but in the end just slides down the glass.

S: Nose was gently balanced with both earthy and thick grassy tones. Lightly spiced fruity yeasts. Citrus and cloves with honey and lemon peels blended up and soaked in pear mash. Hints of baked bread and cinnamon dipped bananas. There is a lot going on in the nose but still very well balanced.

T: Nice and complex array of fruits in the taste. Very difficult to pinpoint just one since it is so rich and vibrant. Subtle hints of pears, apples, and peaches. Again like the nose bananas and peppers make an appearance. Taste of vanilla with a ginger spiced bite and heavy malt roundness. Little bit of hops to finish things off. Interesting how it really goes from subtle to spicy to sweet before you even know what happened. At 9% this has no hints of alcohol.

M: Smooth, well carbonated, and creamy.

D: The name on this beer alone is great and somewhat fitting for the times. Helps put a smile on your face. Truly delicious. Picked this up in a four pack and it worked out to about $3.47 for a 750ml bottle. Easily one of the best deals in beer I have had to date.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,232 ratings