La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
#448
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,209
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
664
Gots:
2,395
Trade:
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Photo of Etan
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 26.4oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful glowing hazy gold with a huge head of fine, white foam. Great retention.

S: Pungent soapy yeast, bright pale malt sweetness, poached pear, juicy nectarine, little bit of pineapple. A hint of horseblanket.

T: Sugary blanket of soft, yeasty esters. Vanilla bean, golden raisin, angel cake, white peach, cloves, coriander. Spicy phenols give way to some subtle yeasty funk. A little metallic in the finish, with a breath of fresh pale malt, spices, and a little alcohol.

M: Almost thick-bodied, creamy.

O: Incredibly smooth, complex, and balanced. It should be hard to find a better tripel.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of leaddog
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow with about a finger width of foamy white head. Lots of bubbles present.

Smell - Yeast, banana, clove, spices, hint of lemon, slightly grassy.

Taste - The banana and clove flavours stand out, followed by some spiciness. Leaves a hint of clove on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with lots of good carbonation. Slight fluffiness to this body.

Overall - Good representation of a tripel by Unibroue. I like that the fruity banana/clove flavours did not overpower the entire beer. One of my favourites to come back to from Unibroue.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of natemort13
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a hazy pale golden straw color with a frothy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly into a nice cap.

On the nose I get pretty standard banana and clove aromas. Yeast and spice aromas present as well. Slightly bready and estery. I also get notes of lemon.

Taste initially follows the nose with prominent banana, clove and spice characteristics. Lingering clove and spice. Slight grassiness. Yeast and bread characteristics also come through. Finish is lingering clove and spice with slight esters.

Mouthfeel is tingly from the effervescence. Highly carbonated, medium full body.

Overall, quite impressive. Love the champagne-like quality of the carbonation, makes it an interesting drinking experience. I remember having this one in college when I first started drinking craft beer and I had no idea where to even locate it on the style spectrum. Nice to revisit it with a new appreciation.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,209 ratings