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:
#447
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,208
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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664
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2,394
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer several times. While I am impressed by the beer, I am not as overwhelmed as others. Poured from the bottle, the beer radiates a pleasant sour but fruity aroma. The scent gives a positive hint of what is to come. Giving a moderate head, the color is a cloudly golden color. The initial taste is a nice fruity sour flavor. It almost seems like a orange flavored Belgian. For some reason, I feel like the taste should be somewhat more complex. Being a Tripel, it is somewhat thick. Some might even describe it as being slightly chewy. There is some degree of spiciness in the aftertaste that is accompanied by a slight warming sensation as the beer goes down. While the aftertaste is mild, it does leave a pleasant reminder.

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

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a chalice. All the other times I've had this were out of 750ml bottles. Freshness date is “08/12/14.”

This beer is a beautiful golden-straw colored haze with a small, modest head and plenty of carbonation gliding at the rim of the glass that appears to be endless. Despite cloudiness, it's possible to see the alcohol swirling around this one, that's for sure! Quite inviting, yet more in sense how Duvel invites you only to whack you on the head if not careful with consumption. As they may tell you in Québec these days: "Bienvenue à la fin du monde : dernier arrêt, la sobriétée !" ["Welcome to the end of the world! Last stop: sobriety!"]

The central aroma is a combination of candy sugar and sweet maltiness, as well as plenty of spices and citrus. White grapes and apricots are prevalent here, although it really is a paradise of candied fruitiness overall for me to describe it too much in detail! This is extremely complex stuff, yet wholly enjoyable.

A delicious grape ester prevails overall in the taste, yet there are lots of other flavors coming out of this one. The sweetness is definitely a major factor, yet there's a spicy delightfulness that's present here that no tripel I've ever had featured. The hops and spices really sting the tongue and the lips, and the alcohol warms up in a dangerously fun way. Drinking this too fast could have adverse effects on sobriety indeed. However, what really shines is the thick, carbonated body of this beer. Extremely juicy and full, this is probably as thick as tripels get (yes, even more than Westmalle's, in my view).

To me, this transcends not only the tripel style, but beers as a whole. There's something really magical happening here amid the purposefully over-the-top recipe that makes you sit back and relax and enjoy life. No matter how insane and alcoholic it is by the end, it's a balanced beer unlike anything else. I'm having trouble describing it myself. However, it's a good pairing with any cuisine – especially spicy Mexican or latin food. Thai food could also work well. If not pairing with food, I recommend that it be consumed with patience and respect. This is intense yet marvelous stuff.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold/straw color with a one finger white head. Retention isn't great but that is to be expected with a 9% ABV beer. Smell is bready, and of apples, and cloves. Taste first comes through with soft and sweet wheat, a hint of apple, A touch of alcohol, smooth sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. This is a fantastic triple, though not my personal favorite.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,208 ratings