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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
4.32/5
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10,128 Ratings
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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:
#416
Reviews:
3,000
Ratings:
10,128
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
2,354
Trade:
20
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time drinker, first time reviewer.


The dryness and spicy, funky edge are what really detract from me saying: "this is the perfect tripel."
It's what's not there. The fruit I expect from a tripel is quiet. It's there in some ways, but I just love the big passionfruit and honey flavors some tripels have. Now, this has some beautiful sweetness; banana, heavy in body, and inexact, but nice . . . just not that golden raisin, nectar-like, champagne sweetness I want. Spicy, clove, coriander, funk are in control.

Okay, it's a great brew. I just like other heavy hitting tripels a bit better.

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Photo of Giggy
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale yellow sunrise. Nice cloudy haze. Very foamy white head. Champagne like carbonation provides plenty of bubbles.

S: Floral/spicy/lemon citrus/coriander & pepper

T: Yum! Fruity-nectarine, peaches, & mango. Spices/cloves/alcohol/sweet with a dry finish.

M: Clean finish

O: High alcohol content is cleverly masked by the potpourri of flavors.

2 thumbs up

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of featthebeard79beerhead
2.26/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours cloudy golden. 2 finger head that dissipated quickly but left some lacing

Smells of fermenting fruit

Tastes of fermenting fruit and sweet (way to sweet )more of a cider taste than beer for me.But definatley more flavorful than macro brew. High abv is hidden well.Slightly tinney taste. But smooth going down.

Very carbonated but in a good way.

Mouth feel is smooth flavour dissipated quickly.

Overall OK. Would not purchase again as it is not my style. I am a hop head this brew was too sweet and reminded me of fallen fruit off a tree which is fermenting. Still more interesting than macro. And the abv kept me entertained

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tviz33
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle in to a pint glass

A- Pours a fizzy, white two-finger head with a beautiful hazy golden body

S- Smells hits your nose with a big punch of spicy citrus fruits masking some darker fruits. The vast depth of the aroma is just great.

T- The spice is quickly apparent, followed by a ton of various fruit flavors, and sweet ones at that: banana, apple, grape, pear, and orange. Man, this is outstanding. A hint of an alcohol presence, but that's understandable at 9% ABV.

M- The body is medium and carbonation plentiful, tickling the tongue and refreshing the pallet. You can down this stuff pretty quickly.

O- This is an extremely well-rounded tripel that I won't think twice about purchasing in the near future. Probably my favorite beer as of now.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Serge
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden sunrise color with a tremendous towering white head that slowly dissipates in chunks leaving a rocky lace and spider webs across the glass. Nose is of fruity esters with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, and a bit of spicy alcohol. Fairly full in body with a very fine champagne-like carbonation that is oh so smooth. Taste begins with a good deal of fruitiness (nectarine, pear, peach, mango, and white grape) and flowery honey blended with peppery clove. Next comes some powdery yeasts and a bit of bready malt followed by a touch of drying alcohol

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled late 2011.

A - Pours a hazy gold with three fingers of dense white head. A violent display of carbonation continues throughout, long after I pour. The lacing is tiered perfection.

S - Big aroma of peppery citrus, banana, cloves, grassy hops, and loads of not-quite-funky yeast. Perfection for the style.

T - The flavor is sweeter than the nose indicated. Starts slightly tart with apple and pear and transitions to sugar/bready malts. Bubblegum sweetness on the back end with a spicy clove finish. As is typical within this style, the high ABV is very well hidden.

M - High carbonation is no surprise based on the appearance. Medium bodied. The carbonation is great to begin with, but the beer flattens out quickly. Maybe I drank too slowly.

O - This was one of those perpetually available, phenomenal beers that I pass up on every time at the store because it will always be there anyway. I decided to grab a single during a recent haul, and I was not disappointed. The aroma is amazing and the flavor is good, although I found it to be a little bit too sugary sweet at some points. Not one I get regularly, but certainly a benchmark for the style.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,128 ratings
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