La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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.

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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A year and a half old bottle with a BB date of 03-30-13 although Unibroue advises this beer to be at its best after 3 years.
A-Poured into a chalice this brew yields a thick finger of small bubbled white foam that is fairly weak with no lacing on the glass , lots of effervescence-blonde with a golden hue with just a slight haze.
S-At about 40 F, strong aromas of clover and floral honey and spicy phenols jump out. Clean malt nose.
T-Nice layers of complexity, starting with estery yeast with fruity sweet orange character, carried with a clean heavy barley malt bill gives into spicy phenols, providing a long finish with a pleasant alcohol warming. As the beer warms, the sweet honey character becomes more prominent
M-Mouthfeel has high levels of carbonation, rich bodied with a warming finish.
O-A very robust and tasty brew indeed.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Orval chalice.

This famed Tripel pours a hazy dark yellow, bordering on gold. It is topped by a quickly dissipating head of soapy bubbles that fade to an outer ring and leave stringy lace down the glass. Streams of carbonation come from the bottom of the glass. While no head retention to speak of, at least the beer has good color... plus serving it in a chalice looks really nice.

La Fin Du Monde's aroma is absolutely wonderful. Unibroe's famed yeast strain is front and center, giving off scents of clove (and other spices), some banana, and just touch of "funk." There is a bready malt support to all of this, but the most notable aromas are that of banana and apple, potentially with some citrus in the background. A fantastic smelling beer.

The front of the palate is hit with some spicy notes, and coriander and clove specifically come to mind. Following that, a bright fruity sweetness kicks in, with flavors of orange, banana, and green apple, with just a little tartness and sourness underneath. This complex Tripel finishes on a note of residual bready sweetness and some dryness. Beautifully complex and sweet beer.

For such a big beer, the alcohol is very well-hidden, almost dangerously so. While this doesn't drink like a big beer, it will creep up on you. The effervescent and dry body is refreshing to the palate, and the sweetness of the flavor enhances this. The mouthfeel is a little chalky toward the bottom of the glass (due to yeast), but it maintains it pleasant nature throughout.

This is definitely a complex beer, and I'm glad I tried it. It is not for beginners by any means, but it is a must-have for any beer drinker. My introduction to the Tripel style, and certainly not my last.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy amber and gold

S: Belgian yeast, cloves, candy and banana

T: Taste followed the nose but also had a great level of spice and malt. The alcohol is hardly detectable

M: Smooth and not overly carbonated

Overall: This is a very good beer. The aroma and flavors are excellent and complex. Well done Unibroue

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours well, with a beautiful 3 inch head, and a pale, hazy, honey-colored liquid underneath. The head lasts 5-10 minutes.

Smells of strong Belgian yeast, cloves, apple, and pear dominate.

Such a great flavor. Tons of tastes roll around, all held together by a slight yeast bitterness. Cloves, banana, sour apple, pear, orange. Awesome! The yeast is my favorite part- it's not overdone, but really expressive, and brings all the flavors together well.

Full bodied, strong mouthfeel and carbonation.

My favorite non-quad Belgian beer. A true masterpiece of brewing.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,074 ratings.
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