La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#446
Reviews:
3,025
Ratings:
10,232
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,409
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,232 |  Reviews: 3,025
Photo of ardy007
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 10/2014. Sharp, tart, yeasty nose. Strong banana and clove aromas. Pours golden with a bit of haze. Two-finger head sitting on top after pour settles out.

Puckering taste at entry. High alcohol noticeable right away. Estery bite next to the alcohol. Nice bright carbonation. Acidic taste left on the lips. Very dry finish.

Drinks easier and easier as you get deeper into the bottle! (No surprise there...)

“Nose: Floral bouquet, aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol. Flavor: Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.”

Overall: B+, understated tripel

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Photo of Obscure05
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – light golden in color, mixed with amber. It’s a bit hazy with about two fingers’ worth of thick off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – a rich, spicy/herbal type of smell..thick with complex malts and hops.

Taste – as with the smell, it has a very rich and complex taste. It has a mix of herbalness and spiciness. The bitterness from the hops starts in the middle of the taste and slowly blends to a mild intensity in the finish, but the aftertaste is a little bubbly like champagne.

Mouthfeel – very well balanced, leaning neither on the watery nor on the creamy sides.

Overall – very interesting brew, with a very intriguing taste.

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Photo of gflo221
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DirtyPenny
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Birra Moretti goblet. Burping added a little interference to this one, as I'd had beer brats made with a few bottles of Narragansett for supper earlier (and they were
delicious).

A: Honey golden with light platinum gold highlights. Rich stuff. Poured with two+ inches of creamy white foam which shrank away quickly. Foam clings for dear life to the sides of the glass. Attempts to retain free will as individual glob of foam. Some does for a while, but all are re-assimilated back into the colony eventually. There is no escape.

S: Yeasty with notes of banana and citrus.

T: Sweet banana and cloves with a little hop spice on the backend, all amid a faint haze of alcohol, with a citrus tingle that hangs around at your house after the party is over
and shyly asks if you want to make out. Flavors sharpen as the brew warms.

M: Creamy and a touch on the thick side.

O: Been a while since I've had a really fantastic beer. I mean, I got a lot of good beer over the holidays, but nothing that really made me crave another one immediately afterward.
A fantastic beer and one I look forward to having again soon.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of leefx
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw yellow with golden brown highlights. A huge pure white head forms and leaves some chunky lacing.

Smell is yeasty, with lemon zest and spice notes that make me happy. Some apple skin is also present.

Taste is at first citrus and tangy yeast. The middle has some malt, and the whole taste has a nice peppery flavor.

Upon first drinking there is a lemony bite to the tongue. Other than that, the beer is nice and smooth. A medium body is lightened up by great bubbly carbonation.

I have enjoyed this beer for years, and will continue to do so. A classic taste, and a great beer, with some power to boot.

DOA

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Maudite Snifter

A: Yellowish/Straw amber with 2 finger white head. Lots of small bubbles make up the head. Tons of visible carbonation. Mild lacing on sides of glass. Head remains to the end.

S: Yeasty, citrusy with orange peel. Slight hop aroma on the tail end. Earthy tone on the malt

T: Bready taste with hints of orange. Hints of banana. Underlying hop tones. Nothing drastic in the flavor but very well balanced and drinkable. Not too overpowering with the orange flavor which I like.

M: Smooth body. Tons of carbonation. Does not leave any unpleasant tastes in your mouth.

Overall a wonderful beer at a decent price. My favorite from the brewer.

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2/5  rDev -53.7%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,232 ratings