La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
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10,027 Ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
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
Ratings:
10,027
Reviews:
2,970
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
640
Gots:
2,274
For Trade:
20
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a hazy orange with a white head. There are a lot of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Head retention is good with decent lacing. it smells of yeast and fruit. Apples, grapes, peaches, and I think it smells a bit like coconut as well. It's like a huge fruit bowl condensed into one 12 oz bottle. The taste it a bit sour and the fruit flavors transfer over well from the aroma. I don't detect much hops, and there is hardly any bitterness. It's medium bodied on the palate. The carbonation is very high, but it works with the tart flavors to produce a surprisingly refreshing feeling. Try it if you haven't already.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into matching Tulip glass from 12oz bottle

A- Pours a hazy yellow with a 1 finger lively head that sticks around but doesn't have much lacing. Lots of tiny bubbles.

S- Grapes, apricot, alcohol, bread all at the same time.

T- Very smooth malt backbone, with lots of spices from the Belgian yeast. Then get a sweetness that goes with the lighter fruit presence. Finishes with a nice alcohol tinge, not to strong though

M- Carbonated and wonderful. Goes down so smooth. No alcohol bite.

Overall this is one of my favorite beers, in my favorite style. They do a great job with this one getting all sorts of flavors but leaving out the alcohol bite that are in some tripels.

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Poured from 355 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-Cloudy yellow/apple colour. Moderate head with little retention. Lacing occurs in a complete wall formation when I tip the glass.

S-Very fruity with spicy pepper and clove. Moderate yeast aromas.

T-Light malts and significant fruit sweetness give way to black pepper and cloves.

M-Moderate to full mouthfeel with significant carbonation. Finishes sweet.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,027 ratings.
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