La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
world-class
10,075 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:
10,075
Reviews:
2,981
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,316
For Trade:
21
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Treyliff
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice on 12:00, 12-21-12

A- pours a yellowish golden bright color with a two finger creamy white head. Bubbles continue to travel to the top long after the pour providing excellent head retention.

S- powdery yeast with some fruity, banana like esters. Sweet candy sugar with a bit of clove and some medicinal notes

T- malt forward up front with spice notes of clove, leading to sweet candy sugar. Powdery yeast leads to a slightly dry and warming finish, leaves the most pleasant aftertaste of any tripel that I've had. Such a complex taste profile.

M- medium body, lively carbonation leads to dancing bubbles and a creamy mouthfeel on the palate, creamy and somewhat dry finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden very well.

O- a world class example if the style, the complexities of the flavors in this brew are hard to beat. One worth revisiting a couple of times a year to set a benchmark for other Tripels.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of oline73
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet. I thought I'd have one of these to celebrate the end of the world.

Appearance: The beer pours a golden color with an amber hue. There is just under a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: This one is slightly sweet with a ton of Belgian spice. I'm getting some fruity notes along with a hint of cloves.

Taste: There is a nice level of malty sweetness here, it's prominent but not cloying. The Belgian spice shows up here too, but it's not as dominant as it was in the smell. There is a mild fruity note here as well. The finish is slightly bitter with some Belgian spice in the mix.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with a ton of fluffy, foamy carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I really enjoy this beer. All the flavors blend together really nicely. I could have several of these.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Mavigo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was going to wait until midnight but it cannot wait any longer. served in a snifter.

A: pours a cloudy and hazy golden color with a quarter inch head that dissipates toa short white remant layer with good amounts of lacing.

S: has the aroma of champagne, grapes, bananas, general fruity smell, can also pick up on the booze.

T: has a a light crisp flavor to it, very fruity, grapes, prunes, wheat, malts, strong hops as wellas alcohol. also very yeasty.

M: very light and balanced flavor, very sweet with a bit of dryness, can tastes grains and weat, hops as well, malts, drong aftertaste with booze after taste. medium carbonation, veryalanced.

O: great balanced flavor, champagne feel to it, great thing to have when the world ends. Very balanced flavor with good mouthfeel, A bit pricey but well worth it.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a nice golden with a ridiculous 3" dense white head. Big clumps and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big melon, citrus aromas followed by spices.

T- sweet caramel malts, citrus, cantaloupe, big Belgian yeast spices, and some warming at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice and smooth with slight booziness at the end that warms going down.

O- very good tripel and couldn't be a better day to drink it.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out a pale, golden yellow. Completely opaque. Good inch high head slowly faded into a 1/8" inch head the stuck around the entire session. Lots of lovely bottle conditioned bubbles floating everywhere.

-Smell 4.0: Ah, this is a tripel (even though the label states it is a "triple." Ah, qu'est-ce que c'est). Nice, deep aromas of yeast and dry biscuit malt. Also a certain honey scent in the bouquet. Very nuanced and not over the top.

-Taste 4.0: Interesting. Front is dry and somewhat resiny. Middle is where the flavors come in: slightly sweet; a very subtle honey taste blended with that tell-tale Belgian yeast spiciness. Finish is smooth and dry with some high notes of clear sugars. Aftertaste is clean and almost non-existent. I can detect zero alcohol in the profile of this beer, which is remarkable.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Right on the nose with the carbonation for this style.

-Overall 4.0: A very good tripel, triple, etc. However, I have to state that, to my tastes, it is a bit too dry and lacking in depth of flavor. The middle, especially, should have had more depth. Unibroue is a legend, and for good reason, but it is my opinion that this is not the best beer they produce.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of wekieboom
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

By far one of my all time favorite beers and a first choice when recommending a new beer to a friend. To me the smell and taste has that familiar fruit, almost banana, like resonance of many tripels and some hefes but isn't over bearing as with some. Initially sweet with a hoppy finish, tons of flavor throughout and a lasting dryness as it parts. I am not so grandiose to claim notes of different tastes but the flavor is not a simple one, yet doesn't confuse my mouth as it typically grins after the first taste.

I love the head of this beer- thick and creamy and sticks to the glass... Never before had I appreciated such a thing before trying this beer.

I gave appearance a 5 because the presentation is is great and in a glass it looks a lot like a tripel, can not ask for anything more, nor can I find anything to fault.

The only fault I find is this beer tends to be slightly too carbonated, not over the top but just more than it needs to be.

A must try, in my book, if you are even slightly interested in venturing out in the beer world. Fairly easy to find and not overly expensive but be careful as you will not notice the 9% alc/vol as you are tasting this "End of the World" experience.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,075 ratings.
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