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:
#453
Reviews:
3,033
Ratings:
10,263
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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Ratings: 10,263 |  Reviews: 3,033
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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Photo of mophie
4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My second Unibroue, and I am hooked. I love the hazy, orange-yellow look of this beer. Someone mentioned mysterious, and I agree. The smell is intoxicating, fruity, peppery, an almost exotic spiciness. The taste is equally amazing, like a burst of flavors that go off in different directions that meld together to create a perfect balance of sweet fruitiness, bitter orange rind, and peppery spice. I want another.

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

Simply outstanding. I wish I could bathe in this stuff. Cloudy straw in color. Some people may knock it for being so hazy and unrefined. I personally like beer that is cloudy..it adds to the mystery. The yeast really add complexities layed upon more complexities. I am somewhat at a loss as to how to describe the taste. Others have mentioned tart apples...yeah maybe, but so much more. Each sip is a new experience. A beer that no doubt would age well. Unibroue is an expectional brewery, and this is (in my opinion) their best offering.

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

Tastes surprisingly like a mimosa, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Deceptively high alcohol content. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but it's clearly well made.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, blond, with a long lasting white fluffy head. Spicy, bubbly, and slightly tangy. There is an alcohol presence that is slightly warming, but it is not overwhelming. A strong, souring, complex, lengthy aftertaste.

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Photo of John
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Truly a world class beer from Unibroue.

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

One of the milder-flavored offerings from this brewery. Nicely done, very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Todd
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: "La Fin Du Monde", translates to "The End of the World." The label is comprised of a god like light, or god's eye, that illuminates Quebec with a top view of the terrain. Very ominous.

Appearance: Pale/straw with a nation of bubbles that can be seen rushing to the surface. When poured a huge froth is produced that leaves behind a patchy white lace that is maintained by the rushing fizz. Nice head retention that sticks slightly to the glass.

Smell: Cider, pepper, flowers and light fruits are all present in the nose.

Taste: This brew is very smooth and sweet up-front with loads of malt mouth-feel. A warming sensation begins in the back of the tongue and turns into a spicy, almost pepper, flavour. This flavour is the 9% alcohol which cleverly camouflages itself until consumed. A very light hop flavour is left behind, with warming esters in the mouth.

Notes: Truly a potent and delicious brew with many hard to achieve complexities. Unlike other brews of this strength, this one is extremely drinkable due to its balance of alcohol and dextrins. Outstanding.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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