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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
4.32/5
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10,106 Ratings
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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:
#426
Reviews:
2,992
Ratings:
10,106
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
2,341
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,106 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of bkny27
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Foxtrot
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up one of these at my local BevMo. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy straw color with a big head and light lacing.

S - Lots of malt, yeast and cloves with no hops.

T - Opens up with cloves and pear flavors, and finishes good with a clean and slightly bitter finish.

M - Smooth and sweet with some moderate carbonation.

D - Although this is a very good brew, I would not recommend this as a session beer. Quite filling and has a high ABV.

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Photo of berpwillie
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy orange yellow color with spare head, spare lacing, and average carbonation. harsh malt and yeast flavor with citrus, lemony hints. light body anfd thin texture. average flavor duration. very soft bitter tart finish. alcohol well hidden. thought this one would've been a lot better, must say i was pretty dissapointed with this one. not a bad brew just a dissapointment. probably wouldn't drink again.

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Photo of Meerkey
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Augustijn goblet

A: Opaque coppery, honey yellow. Some white head and a few bubbles.

S: Yeast and citrus something else? a few reviews said cloves. A little peppery. Some sweetness beneath all that.

T: First the pepper and citrus followed by the yeast. The peppery/cloves are most prominent than I remembered. Sweetness and fruitiness at the end too. The sweetness in the aftertaste gets a little bitter. Tasty.

M: The bubbliness combined with the taste make it entirely delightful.

D: Quite, don't even really notice the alcohol.

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Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First time review of a beer I have enjoyed many times

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Ommegang chalice for me and had to share the remainder with wife & youngest son- dammit!
This beer looks,feels and tastes like a triple should. It is as good as it gets for a North American brewed triple. I was able to buy for $6.49 on sale- bought 2 & should have bought more since it will store just fine.

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

Pours a straw - cloudy golden color with a nice three finger head. Aroma is spot on - tons of spice, dark orange, sweet yeasty malt goodness. Taste is incredible for the style. Coriander, cinnamon, plum/apple, candy sugar, and that patented Unibroue yeast with a touch of warm alcohol. IMO this is a strong contender with St. Bernardus Tripel. Everything comes together for this perfect Belgium triple. It's best consumed at 50 degrees - so let it warm a bit if it's been in the fridge with your other stash of beers. If you dig Belgiums - your life is not complete if you don't try this offering from Unibroue.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mikeradebaugh
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Droopy487
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of tmaury
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Seanem44
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMan1113VR
3.61/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells a lot like champaign with some hops. Pretty looking. Murky deep yellow with a white head that has excellent lacing. Taste is okay, but a bit off in the finish (don't like, what appears to be a peppery spice/apple taste). Finish has an alcoholic touch to it. Good, but not as good as I expected.

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Photo of maxhock
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CuttDeez
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I went into this beer knowing that it would be complex and I made an effort to slow down and enjoy this one. Take time to think about each sip.

A - Yellow gold. It is cloudy with a nice white head on the cup. It really is golden and inviting.

S - I can't get enough of the smell. So sweet and floral. Distinct clove and a hint of cinnamon. It smells sugary and that brings in the notes of fruit in the back end of the nose.

T & M & D - The first thing I was struck by was the sweetness on the front end. Then the malt filled the palate. There was a fizz that filled my mouth and opened up to peppery notes. I also agree with most reviews that the only indication of the abv content is the slight warming sensation on the back end. I really enjoyed just sitting and enjoying every sip of this beer. I enjoyed all aspects (appearance and smell) before taking a sip and I urge you to do the same.

Cheers

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Photo of RussBecker1
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy golden composite. That is distinctive of a tripel. There is an ambivalence of character swirling throughout that is all brought together by a big clean head, making this one of the most sophisticated looking beers I have seen. The beer finishes with a nice deal of lacing as well.

S-Huge spicy nose that is highlighted by a lot of clove and a bit of sweeter scents (honey banana and cinnamon maybe a hint of nutmeg as well)

M-Nice mix between cream and carbonation to give the beer that much more character.

T-An absolutely fascinating blend of flavors. To me this is the perfect tripel, as it differentiates itself from the rest of the field. The abundance of flavors are impressive, but its the balance between all of them that amazes me most. Instead of being labeled as a tripel, it is simply La Fin Du Monde, a true work of art.

O-One of the best beers in the world, without question.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,106 ratings
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