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: 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:
#769
Reviews:
3,039
Ratings:
10,282
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
676
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2,440
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,282 |  Reviews: 3,039
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer should be outlawed. It pours nice, leaves no sediment. No hint of the alcohol content in the first taste, last taste, or any taste in between. You can taste every ingrediate in it. It is crisp, light, and the best ale hands down. I found only one bar in town that serves it. I find myself there at least twice a week. Be warned! This is the crack of beers. All else will seem pale in comparison. They better have this in heaven.

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Photo of doho95fu
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours well with a large head. The smell and taste are very complex and I found it very hard to pinpoint each flavor ( I thought I tasted citrus, some spice, ..) The beer is very drinkable for such a strong beer, I would not have guessed that it had 9%. I really enjoyed the layered flavors, it usually confuses and distracts me, but in this case it was great.

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

I really enjoyed La Fin Du Monde. Full flavored taste, with a slight bitterness. This beer defines the term "well-crafted". Robust and complex. The alcohol is well blended in this beer. Excellent, Oui!

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Photo of Jordan
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptionally rich notes of coconut, banana, lemon peel, clove, musk. Complex alchohals being the backbone of it all. Head endures from top to the bottom of the glass, agitated easily by a few swirls of the glass.

Unibroue, represents a vision of what sincere dedication to quality, patience, and character can bring out in the artform that is brewing.

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Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A short-lived head pours on this murky, hazy golden colored beer. Very carbonated. Citrus and cloves in the nose, but a mild aroma compared to others in the style. A nice malt taste, mixed with esters and yeast make the beer very pleasant. I also get fleeting hints of sour apples. I have to second other reviewer's notes that the beer hides it's alcohol well. Nicely balanced, slightly grassy finish. A very drinkable belgian style ale.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Astonishingly different on tap than it is from the bottle - but not necessarily better. I think it benefits greatly from the high level of carbonation that can be lessened on tap. Cloudy, yellow-gold in color with a full, bright-white head that holds fairly well and leaves a decent lace. The body is similarly light-medium, but the mouthfeel is more creamy as the carbonation has been reduced. There's a lightly sweet "tropical fruit" note to the aroma. The flavor has a more "orange-ish" note, and a gentler spice. Overall, it seems to lose a bit of character which is normally derived from the assertive carbonation bite. Still a very good beer but on draft it seems to taste like many other beers in its category.

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Photo of marc77
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The clear light golden / dark straw hued brew is topped by a creamy, impressively thick head w/ stiff peaks of foam. Signature lace is left down the glass. Fruit esters comprised of tart lemon flesh and rind, coupled w/ cidery light candi / beet sugar sweetness and raw honey lend an enticing aroma to this brew. Phenolic clove and mustiness are subdued, but add complexity aromawise. Prickly carbonation and cidery sweetness sharply hit the palate upfront, but quickly yield to yeasty, unbaked dough notes and clove more prominent in flavor than the aroma would suggest. Well attenuated and fairly dry, but since hop bitterness is mild, the overall flavor is slightly skewed towards malt sweetness. Lightly bodied due to the sugar used in the grist w/ a crisp, yet smooth mouthfeel that lends deceptively agreeable drinkability. Finishes dry w/ honey sweetness, lightly peppery alcohol and clove abruptly ending simultaneously. Fin Du Monde epitomizes the style and is delicious... the drinkability is superlative considering its strength.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy golden brew throws out a long-lasting bubbly white head that forms craters as it slowly dissipates. Some nice yeast tones on the nose. A little fruitiness. And some bread qualities too. This beer is quite smooth for the high alcohol punch that it packs. Very nice taste. Doughy and yeasty. Fruity esters are present. Subtle spicing accents also surface mildly throughout. The body is light and the mouthfeel is quite carbonated, but still very drinkable. Very nice Belgian style beer.

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

Another winner from Unibroue, poours toa very nice color with a nice and lasting creamy head. Nice but not overwhelming aroma and a taste that might be to strong for the novice. Also be careful when imbiding this beer has a kick...........CHEERS

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

I tried a 750 mL corked bottle. This was my first Unibroue brew, and if it's any indication, it won't be my last. This was just a really good Belgian-style ale. It was a little tart with some warming alcohol (9% ABV) lying underneath. It reminded me a little of Duvel in that it hides that big alcohol content underneath a somewhat bittersweet taste and bubbly mouthfeel which just attacked my palate. This one worked well with teryaki marinated pork chops on the grill.

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Photo of aracauna
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Insanely active head. Big airy foam. It was difficult to pour it softly enough to keep it under control, but from the taste and the lack of foamy at opening, it wasn't infected. Aroma is lemon on top of apricots. Light lemony/apricot flavor that rides on a noticeable malt backbone. Has a little of the cottony mouthfeel but not enough to hurt the drinkability. Probably the best Belgian golden ale I've tried.

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Photo of LarryV
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another of my favorites from Unibroue. Pours with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Has rather effervescent carbonation. Smell is citrusy with a spicy note to it. Not as creamy of a mouth feel as the Don De Dieu, but I suppose that's partly due to the carbonation. Flavor is citrusy, banana like. There's a spice that I can't quite put my finger on, tastes like allspice to me. This is a wonderful beer for sitting back and relaxing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle (w/ cork). The first pouring yielded little head, but the smell which hit me almost immediately as I started pouring was a beautiful citrus and peach odour. The colour was a beautiful cloudy pale gold. The taste is magnificent, completely disguising the high alcohol content. The second pouring gave about 2cm of head, and tasted just as good as the first. An extremely good and drinkable beer!! Glad I am that I chose this to drink on my birthday.

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

La Fin Du Monde is the best that "Unibroue" has to offer. I can taste the citrus flavor on my tongue which leads to a pleasant finish. Very smooth with not a lot of bitter after taste. I'm keep this brew for myself!

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

Translation of La Fin Du Monde is the end of the world. I would certainly travel to the end of the world for this beer. An amazing example ofthis style. The cloudy orange - yellow appearance with a beautiful white that clings to the glass. The complexity of the taste will have you thinking of adjectives to descirbe this beer. But simply out and in ine word "incredible"

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Photo of pbrian
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle "BB 10-31-04." How appropriate it would have been to wait 'till Halloween to drink this beer. Oh well.

Hazy golden orange appearance, decent head and lace, steady supply of carbonation. Wonderful aroma- orangy citrus fruits, spicy yeast, alcohol. Peppery spices, light malts, and orange and alcohol come back around in the flavor. Drying finish. Would I be hanged if I thought this beer was slightly watery? It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world.

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

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber color with a 2 finger pure white head that dissipates displaying large soap-like bubbles. The smell is a pleasant fruity hoppy smell. Similar in taste fruit-wise as some of the lower ranked Unibroue products, but the hop bitterness helps this brew. I don't like this as well as Trois Pistoles, but it is still a little better than good. Still a nice experience. A votre sante!

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Photo of frank4sail
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale with a tint of orange and a nice white sticky head. Complex nose withalcohol/yeast/sweet malt/ and citrus (orange) nose. Bold initial taste of yeast and soft orange and spicy malt. Soft mouth at first then it dries as you taste. There is a constant white sheen and lace on the brew. The finish is one of big ABV and hints of banana. This brew slaps you in the face like the girl you hit on in the back seat when you were 16. Bold, creative, and menacing. I consider this brew the adolecent of the unibroue family (not referring to the taste) Ahhh those were the days...

PS... The rest of the family might go like this Maudite is sweet mom, raftman grandpop, "10" of course little sister, L'Eau Benite Dad, Blanche De'Chably (the playboy mag under the mattress, and Trois Pistoles grand mom.... Adopt me please...

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Photo of Bierman9
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite the pleasing bier! Lots of cloudiness, due to swirling in the yeasties! Gives it a dull, golden-yellow color, though it starts out with a golden haziness to begin with. Has a rich, bright white, fine head, plentiful bubbles rising through the golden nectar, with decent lace to boot. Spicy, peppery nose, with a hint of fruitiness present and some bready malt. Medium body, and lovely smoothness on my tongue. Flavor had some suggestions of malty sweetness (just a hair) but yeasty, spiciness is it's main attribute. Quite a bit of peppery notes here as well. A warming feeling evident down the hatch. A joy to drink!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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

La Fin Du Monde: The End of the World. Had it in a 750 ml bottle, with the cork top. Until I joined BA, I would never have bought such a beer. Until I reviewed so many (now 100! Beers), I would have gushed over this beer. But I must say, it seems like a paler version of its Belgian counterparts. It was a wonderful looking beer, but had huge chunks of the sediment floating in the second glass, despite my best efforts to pour it steady. Cloudy, golden appearance. Aroma was very pleasant of citrus and yeast. The beer itself was very nice, crisp and clean (almost airy) with a mix of bananas and citrus (fresh oranges). All in all, this beer did not have the aggressive characteristics of a beer like Duvel, and at six bucks a bottle, I was looking for more.

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

It's a nice gold with a white head that disappeared quickly. The smell and taste are citrus and spice with just a hint of hops. This is a beer that would probably be enjoyed by many who aren't accustomed to high-gravity beers because the smell and taste of alcohol aren't overwhelming. However, the ABV could make LFDM dangerous for the uninitiated. This is another nice beer from our friends up north.

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

It's rather hard to believe that this brew contains 9% ABV. Pale, pale wonderfully pale. Fruity must and spice nose. The moment you notice the sweetness a rush of mellow bitterness tugs your buds for attention. At the "End of the World" there is a brewery that turns out some fantastic beers. Quality, Eh!

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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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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(BB date 9-04) Pours a nice cloudy peach or light orange color (almost blond). Superb appearance! High alcohol kick and fruity character on the palate, with an ever so light tartness to it, and maybe notes of apple peels too. Over all this is an excellent Belgian Ale and another great one from Unibroue… I thought this was going to be hard to top….Orval Trappist Ale was the next in line!

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Photo of rastaman
3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, on futher inspection, i find the alcohol to be to overwhelming, quite peppery and yeasty, with some mango nectar style stuff happening, with perhaps a bit of a white wine like character, a bit cloying and sweetish like many other Unibroue beers, but i still enjoyed it enough to give it a decent score.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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