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:
#448
Reviews:
3,030
Ratings:
10,252
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
666
Gots:
2,417
Trade:
20
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coalcracker
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light gold color that is a bit hazy in character. Only a bit of head retention
Smell: Citrus and cider aroma fairly evident along with some light toffee/caramel as well.
Taste: Slow build to a full-bodied,complex peak. Buttery and caramel-like malts (a little sweet in nature) form a base upon more zesty spices (coriander, pepper) and citrus fruits. despite this, the tastes meld pretty well together. Alcohol warmth hits pretty quick towards the back end of the tasting, yet the overall presence of alcohol is pretty well-hidden.
Mouthfeel: Fairly full-bodied, but smooth; finishes a little on the dry side.
Drinkability: ABV will inevitably limit consumption though it would be easy to drink one too many if allowed. May be a little sweet for the casual beer drinker.

Overall- Complex but tasty. Another reason why tripels are one of my favorite styles.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Trevor11
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overrated, but it is possible that I am just not accustomed to the style of beer. It kind of leaves this filmy, undesirable after taste that I could do without, but otherwise enjoyable. I liked it but probably won't buy it again.

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Photo of Longstaff
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At warmer serving temps this is highly carbonated and will gush out of the bottle like champagne if you don't get in the glass fast enough. Has a lemony, sulfur like aroma. Vanilla, apple flavors blend well with phenolic alcohol flavors. Some mild spice taste. Just the right amount of sweetness from sugar additions. Dangerously easy to drink.

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4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, La Fin Du Monde. One of the best beers ever made.

Appearance: hazy like a weissebier. It has an undercurrent like a properly prepared Black and Tan. Thick head dissipates into 1/8" thick pure white foam. Lacing is nearly ideal for the style. Particulates are present. Has legs.

Smell: sweet, slightly chalky texture, then incredible and utterly complex. Nectar of the gods.

Taste: think of the best hefeweisen you ever tasted. It's better. It's insanely sweet then drifts into the palate like nothing else on the planet. It changes character as it descends, first sweet wheat beer-like, then hot boozy then it gives off a light-sweet-tangerine essence for 10 seconds and then it's gone in a lingering sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: coating and filling, almost to the point of cloying but not annoyingly so. Medium cabonation prevents over-saturation.

Drinkability: As good as it is...it is another deceivingly smooth high ABV beer. You might try to session it but you'd fail. Simply enjoy it in extreme moderation.

La Fin Du Monde is quite simply one of the best beers ever made. I highly recommend it.

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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This is a beautiful hazy lighter orange colored beer. It poured with a massive two+ finger head of white fluffyness into my DFH snifter.

Smell: The aroma is SO FRUITY. It is tropical island fruity. The second whiff gives me the beauitful yeasty, bready aroma I was expecting. There is a wheat aroma to it. There is even a tiny bit of banana and clove to this. I mean it even made me think of raisin bread for a second.

Taste: The flavory is very yeasty and bready with a little dark fruit to it. Sweet citrus!

Mouthfeel: This is a pretty solid mouthfeel. I would give it a 4.25 if I could, because even though this mouthfeel is really enjoyable and the slightly dry alcoholic finish is really nice, the carbonation is just a tiny bit bitey for me. Even though the carbonation is a bit much it seems to weirdly work in this mysterious brew. This beer has a medium body by the way.

Drinkability: Out of the Unibroue beers I have had this is one of the most drinkable (not in terms of quality, but in terms of it not being a sipper). I truly can't believe that this is a 9% beer when I am drinking it and the carbonation truly makes it perfect for summer, which just does not compute in my mind! Trois Pistoles is still my favorite Unibroue, but this is a close second.

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4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My third tasting of the beer. First one seemed funked. Second was great. Third matches second so I will chalk the first tasting (undrinkable) to a bad bottle

Beer is a hazy yellow color with foamy head that does not linger much.

Slight fruity flavor with a grape hint.

You can feel the warmth of the alcohol but it is not overbearing.

Very drinkable. Watch out for the alcohol.

Great beer. I can see why it is so highly thought of.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,252 ratings