La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
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10,058 Ratings
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:
10,058
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,297
For Trade:
21
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Photo of jfreeze
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle dated best by 10-26-18, so i'm drinking it really fresh it would appear. Pours a very bubbly bright white head and a golden lightly carbonated, wheat-beer body. Lacing is webby and sporadic. Smell is kind of like licorice and root beer hard candy, mixed with clove-like spices, but very ale-like and sophisticated, not gimmicky. Wheat-backbone carries the spiced, refreshing, fruity esters down the throat. Pears, maybe I'm just imagining, but this is a really next-level beer that always is peeling back another layer to reveal more interesting and unique attributes. Highly recommended, it's like a unique, spiced wheat beer that hides its alcohol better than anything I've ever tried. It manages to accomplish these things subtletly while maintaining OG wheat beer characteristics, unlike anything I've tried. Cheers!

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Photo of BeerFink
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decanted into a tulip, this ale appears cloudy and orange-straw colored. Sticky white head sits atop. Yeasty bready aromas come to the fore, followed slight fruit and some spices. Lots of malt is apparent in the flavor, but the otherwise big mouthfeel is sharpened by crisp carbonation. Biscuity and bready, the large malt bill leads you into spicy hops with herbal notes. Finish is a little acidic and dry, but you are left with creamy malts and bananas lingering about your mouth. As far as I know, Unibroue can do no wrong. Cheers to the boys up north!

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Photo of falcon1
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@home. Bought in Trader Joe's in Daly City, CA.

A: Golden color. Puffy, creamy head like slightly whipped cream.

S: Predominantly spicy. Coriander. Floral. Corn. Citrusy. Honey. Yeasty.

T: Banana, clove, corn - reminds me of a Hefeweizen in that aspect. Malt sweetness - not dry, but not sweet enough to make it cloying (FG 1.012?). Hops balance out the candi sweetness.

M: Medium body. Plenty of carbonation.

O: It is a drinkable, pleasant beer. However, it is also nothing especially complex with spicy notes reigning.

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Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stckhndlr
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Depending on the light it's color ranges from pineapple juice to having hints of amber orange to it. 1-2 finger head the lingers briefly. White foam head.

S- Dark fruit with a yeasty bread quality. Very clean smell. Cloves and a touch of alcohol. A touch of citrus fruits.

T- The cloves really come through on this one. It has a spicy feel to it. Has a good balance between the malt and the hops, neither really comes across as the winner.

M- It really dries out the mouth. The spice to it leaves you with the feeling you get when you inhale after eating a breath mint. Your tongue feels cooler immediately. Leaves a filmy feeling on your tongue too. Kind of grainy.

O- OK beer for me but not my top choice. would prefer more malt.

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Photo of EmmetD
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Mcvs1507
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BillKuhnel
1/5  rDev -76.8%

Photo of bt931912
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of skelton00
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of shererjt
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured an orangish-straw clear. Well carbonated with a smooth, silky head. Aroma was fruit and almost wit-like. Wouldn't be surprised to learn this was spiced similarly. Possibly some wheat in the nose as well. Quite pleasant. Somewhat tart and highly phenolic flavor. Fruit/orange was prominent. Body was medium and the mouthfeel somewhat prickly. Drinkability was above average, especially for a big beer like this.

Pretty decent beer. Not the greatest thing ever in my opinion, but pretty darn good.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Unibroue snifter glass at Twains in Decatur, GA. Pours a hazy orange / yellow color with a massive sudsy white head (2+ inches). Impressive lacing that curtains the entire glass as I drink. The beer has a Spicy (cloves & nutmeg) and citrus fruit aroma, very nice. A gentle but full flavor of citrus and cloves with a very carbonated mouth feel. The taste includes some bread and banana notes as well. This is a really good beer. Everything I have had from Unibroue has been a smash hit.

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Photo of JasonA
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Corridor Wineand Spirits in Laurel MD poured into a Chimay chalace.

Pours a translucent lemony brown. Almost foggy. Light I think for the style. Not much head, nice lacing showed.

Smells pretty hoppy. Floral and fresh. Can smell the alcohol. Cant place the sweet smell. Definitly wheaty.

Is this a hopped up hefe? Solid flavorful start, not sure where it is headed.

Little too carbonated for my liking. I cant picture the drink location for this. Hot day? I dont think this is a winter beer.

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Photo of FrankK
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of StarlightSeraph
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden-yellow, with a three finger, frothy white head. Left a heavy blanket of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head subdued slowly, leaving a nice layer for most of the glass.

Smell: Very fruity. Bananas, apples, and hints of clove dominate. The traditional "belgian" smell is also apparent.

Taste: Sweet, and very, very smooth. One of the most well-balanced beers I've tasted. A mild tart sweetness is apparent at the front of the palate, which quickly smooths into a honey-like flavor. A slight hoppy bitterness is present in the afteraste. Hints of vanilla become more apparent as the beer warms, which helps bring everything together. Wow.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated and creamy in the mouth. Very nice. Coats the inside of the mouth, leaving you wanting more.

Drinkability: Exceptional. My only regret is that I only got a 12 oz bottle of it, instead of the bomber. I will absolutely buy this one again. Exceptional beer.

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Photo of mhatters
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a Duvel glass from a 22oz bottle at my house

Pours an orangegolden color, slighly hazy with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates slowly

Yeasty, peppery, spicy notes with a slight alcohol note and a nice sugar back-note

Sweet wheat flavor, nice spice and sugar balance.

Crisp mouthfeel, great carbonation.

A brilliant beer, complex, spicy, and all-around tremendous.

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Photo of Auztan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of weller1js
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pours a very cloudy yellow-amber, light carbonation, slight creamy foam leaving a slight similar ring of lacing; when held to light, near the edges of the glass it almost appears to be a translucent white.

smell: velvety spiced scent that one would expect in a tripel, light and wheaty as well as fruity and yeasty.

taste: begins predominantly wheaty-malty and yeasty, which is clearly segregated in the palate from the essences of fruit and spice that present themselves as quickly as they blend with the hop characteristics, yielding a sweet, complex tangy-ness that carries on well beyond the finish.

mouthfeel: velvety and medium-bodied, serves to enhance the complexity of the taste.

overall: prime example of the tripel style, highly acclaimed for good reason, very complex yet grounded, very drinkable.

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Photo of DStoked
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of jimelee108
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GuidedByBill
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of semaj
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of soxandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,058 ratings.
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