La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian 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:
#887
Reviews:
3,038
Ratings:
10,280
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
676
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2,438
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,280 |  Reviews: 3,038
Photo of cproioi
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%

Photo of Vendetta
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original Rating Date:
May 18, 2008

High quality tripel. Very easy to drink, made a good summer beer. Cloudy golden hue. Fruity, lemony smell. Taste is well rounded, fruity and spicey. Alcohol not very detectable. This isn't really my style but it's enjoyable. I just wish the Unibroue products were a little easier on the wallet.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
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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Photo of SamuelJackson45
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Sarunas7
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of deuce9259
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of fatboy91
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Fantalek
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of cjn40277
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of THSmusicman
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A – Pours a deep honey golden color with two fingers of fine white head. Slightly hazy as is the norm for the unfiltered Unibroue beers. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S – Fruity esters are prominent as is a spicy, clove and coriander aroma. Some floral hops shine through as well.

T – Sweet up front with some mild bitterness from the hops and alcohol toward the finish. A juicy, tangy bite hits the sides of the tongue from the Belgian yeast. Toasty malts are also present.

M – The mouthfeel is where I think Unibroue excels. This has a medium body with just enough carbonation to compliment the higher ABV and big malt body very well. Finish is only slightly sticky.

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

I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this one yet as I actually go to Canada and buy by the case for this. $36 up there for a case.

A-straw yellow, pale with lots of foam. very bottle conditioned.

S-blegian smells, banana/bubble gum with some pepperiness and a dryness I love. Like a better than trappist smell.

T-a dryer fruity/estery tripel should. very belgian/very trappist but not. very good. I did the wrong thing and drank along side of my homebrew tripel which put mine to shame.

M-light and bubbly, does not taste like 9%!! Very light.

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Photo of flyingPharmacist
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DukeX13
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beercanman
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Photo of Headgoober
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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 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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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,280 ratings