La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
10,038
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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647
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2,285
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pint 9.4oz (750ml) bottle into a snifter.
What a beautiful effervescence to this honey colored ale... There is a huge creamy white head that stays for quite a while. Beautiful beer!

The smell is phenomenal... Apricot, cloves, and bananas... With a bit of spicy, peppery notes as well. Lovely yeasty smell ties it all together so well.

The taste is exceptional... Smooth and malty sweet with wonderful fruitiness... A little spice comes on stronger as the beer warms a bit. Citrus and a mild hop bitterness comes in faintly as well.
It's hard to tell this is 9% as the alcohol is very well hidden in this perfectly balanced triple!

Wow, this is a beer that lives up to the hype.. So perfectly balanced and tasty with the alcohol so well masked that you can truly taste the complexity.
I need to try one of these aged maybe.
A must try.. Recommended highly.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy straw yellow. Lacing is an impressive sheet that recedes quickly.
Smell: Very nice. Sweet, fruity, spicy, and creamy. Robust and creamy as whole, yet each component is subtle.
Taste: much like the nose. Quite good but not up to the smell.
Mouthfeel: full and creamy.
Overall: put this one back for a little over a year. Have had this nice brew many times before. Very nice triple. Gonna grab some more and age longer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a proper La Fin Du Monde snifter. This is a freaking GORGEOUS pour. It's deep gold and crystal clear with cascading bubbles. The head is white and fluffy and fairly well-sustained. The nose is somewhat grapey and winey with notes of apple skins and pears.

The beer is medium bodied and has a good, firm mouthfeel. The flavor is something of a surprise. You expect to get the sweetness of a Tripel on the front of the palate, but you don't. You get an explosion of carbonation that makes you immediately think of champagne. Then, at mid-palate, you get a sizeable wave of semi-sweet grape and marmalade flavors accompanied by a pleasant, flowery dryness which intensifies to the finish. The high carbonation complements the taste very well, but I feel that it overpowers and hides some subtle flavors.

Before summing this up, let me say that Tripels are not my favorite style. That said, this beer is the perfect Tripel to complement Trois Pistoles (the Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Unibroue). Both have enigmatic flavor profiles that are difficult to wrap your head around. You think you know what's coming when you take a sip, but somehow the flavors seem surprising. This beer (and it's cousin) are not everyday pours, but definitely deserve repeated visits from every Beer Advocate.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,038 ratings.
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