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:
#427
Reviews:
3,006
Ratings:
10,157
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
663
Gots:
2,373
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,157 |  Reviews: 3,006
Photo of KatyC
2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

Photo of Mosul
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of AndrewC
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of zrroot
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This beer is first off great to look at. The color is a light golden honey color, with a slight bit of cloud in the body. A constant stream of bubbles comes up the middle from the bottom of the glass and the head is thick, white and foamy. The smell is crisp and spicy, with plenty of the typical wheats that you would expect from a Belgian. Various spices and fruity aromas as well as some nice grassy flavors are all underpinned by a subtle hint of alcohol. The taste is great on this beer. It is my first Belgian of any sorts in quite a while, and after drinking it, I remember why I like them so much. The body is full and thick with wheat flavors and some spices, very reminiscent of the Hennepin (as I'm sure they're brewed using essentially the same process). It's all very mellow but the more subtle tastes come through after sitting on the tongue for just a second or two, with flavors of cherry and grape, but nothing to overpower the wheat. There's really not very much hop flavor to this beer, but that would probably ruin the delicate flavors. Dry and heavy yet tiny carbonation. Very drinkable, belies the high alcohol content.

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Photo of Gritsak
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head.

S- very sweet and fruity. most notable aroma is of apricot and yeast.

T- starts off sweet and fruity, similar to a hefe. finish has some mild hop bitterness. mild alcohol aftertaste

M- medium to thick feel. a little chewy with a a nice balance of carbonation, but still very smooth.

D- dangerously easy to drink @ 9%.

overall- where is that 9% hiding at? besides the very faint hint of alcohol in the aftertaste, its very similar to a beefed up hefe. very smooth with a hint of hops makes for a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of gfap61
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dwitt24
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sbarre
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beerrenda
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of theandychrist
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Cbmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of abagofit
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of StL_Rob
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HossMcGraw
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's difficult for me to describe this beer because the flavor is pretty much all over the place. A floral taste equally combined with a bold wheat flavor kicks things off, and from there, you're on your own to figure out what flavors you encounter. I sure as hell have a hard time. Ripe fruit with a subtle but noticeable malt flavor might do the trick. I hated this beer at first, but I grew to love the complexity and richness of it. If you're kind of a rookie beer taster like me, check out the Unibroue variety case. It's bomb. When I drink this stuff, it makes me want to shake my skinny white ass to some Kool & the Gang.

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

smell on this is very fruity, i picked up lots of citrus that smells of oranges mostly. i think that it also smells a little like apples. tastes is very smooth and mildly fruity. a nice cool crisp feel on the tongue. very well balanced. very drinkable. i will buy again. a very good choice to share with friends.

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Photo of patra7
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a generic tulip glass, left to warm at about 7-8 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit).

Appearance: Pale orange / amber body. White head, very fizzy, quick to rise (about 1 finger tall) and quick to dissipate.

Smell: Floral, grassy, lighly fruity aromas with a huge celery smell (I'm surpised to be the first one to describe it that way... this is ...clearly celery!). I could hardly smell the alcohol and this only after a few sips, when I managed to shove my nose into the glass. Very well hidden!

Taste: Same as above, together with a distinct maltiness. There is a touch of sweetness and just a small hint of sourness (which is a good thing for me since I don't like the overwhelming sour taste in other tripels).

Mouthfeel: Very aggressive carbonation from start to finish. It almost forces you to drink in small sips (which is a good thing because I might want to just gulp it down otherwise!). Full, heavy body.

Drinkability: ...and yet the whole thing is so lovingly drinkable! You only sense the alcohol once you get up. Incredibly complex and yet delicate.

Extras: Combining the last sips with blue and cheddar cheese was a good idea!

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Photo of manahansf
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy and pale blonde color with a creamy two finger, white head. The aroma is very sweet and malty with estery banana scents, too. The body is creamy and flows smoothly with banana flavors backed by a semi tart maltiness. The finish fades slowly and tastes sweet. As it ends it leaves a lingering but subtle tartness.

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Photo of fooziex
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

5

A - 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. A pretty cool graphic on the front label, classy foil covers the cap. I like how on the back it has several graphics indicating that they use natural ingredients, bottle conditioning, and also which glassware to use. All those things promote beer literacy - something that i always support!

The beer pours like velvet. It's cloudy light amber color and forms a nice thin layer of head that is persistent. Only some lacing, but it bubbles a little after every sip. There's an "it factor" to the look of this beer. It's a nice light amber color, but no light gets through. You can't see bubbles moving through the glass, but you can tell they are making their way up to the top. I could go on - it's an attractive beer.

S - You can smell the beer before you even put your nose up to it. The initial aroma lasts for quite some time - an enticing mix of fruity yeast, dried fruits, alcohol, some buttery diacetyl notes, and maybe a touch of funk. Intoxicating!

T - Tastes even better than it smells. All of the above but more intense. Just delicious.

M - Very smooth when swirled over the tongue. A little hot, but I don't mind it one bit. You just want to keep drinking it to get the smoothness back!

O - An easy go-to beer that I've had many times. I don't buy this as often as I should, because I'm always trying new beers. After I discovered Chimay, this was kind of the "next beer" to continue expanding my horizons. Maybe not for "everyone," but it should be! Highly recommended. If you know someone who loves beer and has not tried this - help them fix that situation.

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Photo of Beans11
4.75/5  rDev +10%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,157 ratings
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