La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

10,064 Ratings
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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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Golden yellow, very vibrant color with a huge haziness that makes the beer extremely opaque. Very volatile, leaving an enormous, cloudy white head. The nose hits with some cooking spices, cloves, fruits and fruity esters, and a slight medicinal background. The taste follows through with heavy clove and banana up front, all based on the background of warming alcohol. Bubblegum comes through midway, as well as faint grape and orange. As the beer starts to warm up, I could taste some pear and sweet peaches coming out, too. Aftertaste is left with a nice helping of yeast and malty-bready flavors, along with a dash of clove and alcohol.

This is a well done tripel ale. Balanced extremely well and fairly complex - load of fruits and esters can be picked out of this one. Sweet, without being too sweet, and fairly mild on the palate for a 9% ABV brew. Bravo.

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Photo of warrenout330
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 335ml bottle to my snifter

A- straw golden color, almost like a glowing sunshine. Thick white head... keeps it shape as it grows out my glass.... dissolves to a thin cloud over the beer.

S- fruity earthy funk.... grassy mellow high lights thoughout the smell. Spicey aroma overall the dominate trait here...

T- fruity esters of tropical sunshine fruits... very earthy undertones, that would be the funk to the smell and taste to this beer.... spicey dominance in the after taste... well balanced like a fruit and cheese plate...

M- medium bodied, medium to heavy carbonation... bubbly like a fruity Brut Champaige. Moderate hop bit to control the complexity of this outrageous ale.

O- this is a tripel. A tripel that is brewed in Quebec, Canada. Now these are the most well known people to brew a Belgium to the rights of a standard Belgium tripel. This brewery holds the closest path to Belgium from America... you want a good Belgium?! Look for uniboure.... not a let down at the least!

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz bottle (best before 12-13-14) into a tulip.

A-The beer poured a solid, shiny 3-finger head of off-white foam. The brew is yellowish gold and a little foggy with lots of visible streams of carbonation.

S-There is a delicious, yeasty, bready aroma with a little bit of citrus and banana fruit, nice spicy cloves, and a little alcohol heat. The smells blend wonderfully and make you want to drink it.

T-Taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., delicious yeast, french bread, lemony citrus and banana fruit with some well-integrated alcohol heat and clove spice. None of the flavors overwhelms another.

M-The beer is creamy with pretty significant carbonation. Well balanced and drinkable.

O-Fin du Monde remains one of my favorite beers of all time. Everything is just done so well...the smell, the flavors, the feel, c'est magnifique. if you are looking for a pale brew to sip on or pair with some cheese, look no further.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is dated "best before" 10-07-13

A: Pours a cloudy pale gold with a big fizzy white head adorning it. Fades slowly with good head retention. Oddly enough just slight bits of lacing here and there.

S: Crisp and refreshing aroma. Lots of citrus, mainly lemons with some orange. Grainy, yeasty bread with some black pepper in there. A hint of grass.

T: Fruity up front with more citrus. Lemon and orange for sure again. Hints of melon. Sharp yeasty spices, mainly pepper and cloves. Grainy bread and grass. Long lingering aftertaste with that spicy yeast.

M: Higher carbonation cuts it a bit but it's still fairly heavy.

O: An excellent and faithful example of the style. Crisp and refreshing. Excellent complexity while maintaining balance of flavors. Very strong belgian yeast presence - that one really stands out. Definitely seek this one out if that is your thing.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be my favorite tripel; perhaps because it doesn't taste like any tripel I've ever had before. I've been told that there is some wheat in the grain bill, which is uncharacteristic of the style.

Pours a hazy slightly golden color. Small head, nice lacing.

Smells faintly of belgian yeast mild fruit, not much belgian funk. Also some clove, maybe some orange peel and a touch of coriander?

The taste is the strongest part of this beer. The yeast unibroue uses is proprietary and it has all of the fruit and phenolics that you'd expect, but they're very subtle. I think I can taste a little bread and a touch of corinader. very little bitternes.

To me, this tastes like a hybrid between a tripel and wit. The alcohol is hidden and it's very easy to drink. One of my staples.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy bright yellow..two fingers of white head.

Smell offers clove, some pepper, pears and mildly sweet fruit scents, soft and chalky.

More banana and pear fruitiness in taste, spices, interesting sourness in aftertaste perhaps due to yeast

Clean finish, dry.

Must try Tripel

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,064 ratings.
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