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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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

Bottle poured into glass. Pouts mostly clear gold with white head that leaves considerable amount of lacing. The nose is full of fruity esters, notes of banana, heavy clove, some notes of lemon. Taste features more of the same as the nose. Very estery, lots of spice, and nice balance. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, delicious example of style.

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

Served in a tulip. This bottle has been cellared for about 6 months.

I have tasted Fin Du Monde in the past and I was very impressed.

This experience was slightly different. It's a great beer, but I have tasted other tripels since for comparison.

The beer poured a four fingered head. Beautiful light tan color.

The smell from the head is lemon with a strong clove scent.
The smells get stronger with warming.

The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated but pleasant.

The taste is excellent- strong cloves and lemon, but a bit tart and slightly bitter. I recall slight bitterness in my last tasting, but for some reason, it seemed more pronounced this time. A friend who was drinking with me also shared the last session with Fin De Monde, and felt that it didn't taste as good as the last time.
Not sure, but the cellaring could have had an effect- but the beer should have tasted better with slight aging.

Overall, a great tripel. Recently, I tried the St. Bernardus tripel, which is much smoother and more malty than the fin. I also like the Allagash tripel. So when it comes to tripels, one of my favorite styles, it is best to try a lot of them and rotate tastings.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, yellow, golden, some head cropping up but not too foamy or fluffy. Decent. Well carbonated.

S: Nice clove smell with a bit of sweetness. Present but not overpowering.

T: The taste is where this beer shines. Oh my, what a flavor explosion. I don't know where to start... tropical fruits, pineapple, bananas, mango, strong cloves and spice, alcohol warmth just at the end. Sweetness from what I would guess is candi sugar. This is easily one of the most complex beers I have ever had, but yet I'd call it fairly drinkable, although alcohol is definitely playing a part in the flavor profile. Excellent.

F: Light mouthfeel, very carbonated. If the carbonation was a bit lower on this beer, I think it would be better, but it might mute the aroma even more. Appropriate for style.

O: Most of the attributes of this beer are good, but the taste is just spectacular, world-class in my opinion. Great beer.

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