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:
10,039
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seeing this bad boy in Guenther's was a pleasant surprise, and it was on sale, so you know I'm gonna pounce all over this. Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a yeasty, cloudy golden amber color. This one doesn't have much of a head...what's there is a .5-finger eggshell-white affair, with poor retention and good lacing (both of which improve if you let the beer warm a little). In addition, it also features faint trails of carbonation bubbles, and if you let it sit in the glass a while, some yeast sediment.

S: Banana, cloves, and bubblegum. The ale esters really take this one over. No alcohol on the nose.

T: The bubblegum flavors are the first thing that stick out to me, with the banana, cloves, and yeast blending very nicely with the wheat base. The balance between the sweetness and tartness is excellent, but the best (worst?) part is how stupidly easy it is to drink. Apart from a slight warming on the back end, I refuse to believe this is 9% ABV. Fer chrissakes, it goes down easier than some 6% beers!

M: The carbonation is high, but it's only 'high enough' to make it superbly refreshing. The sensation plays incredibly well with the buttery smoothness on the tongue. Terrifyingly easy to down.

O: Wow is all I can say. This is a beer that where you WILL need self-control so as to not down the whole bottle in 10 minutes, lest you face its alcoholic wrath. It's an amazingly refreshing and flavorful drink that will lull drinkers into a false sense of security (seriously, this is 9% ABV?) Needless to say, it lives up to the hype.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of rsdaugherty
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into wine glass
A – 1 finger yellowish off-white head was thick with OK staying power fading to a thin layer, no lace, beer is a very hazy gold (slight amber tint) with yellow edges 4
S – Floral bouquet and yeast dominate, milder orange straw and caramel notes, good strong aroma 4.5
T – Bready malts with a bit of fruitiness, mild citrus and what I’ll call white pepper spiciness, 9% ABV well hidden 4
M – Medium body with a wet feel on the palate, quite rounded beer, carbonation is moderate to high and works well 4.5
O – A very good triple, excellent balance and very nice drinkability 4.5

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Photo of MDDMD
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden color with a white head with good lacing

S-sweet and fruity aroma with hints of spice

T-bananas and mango with lots of spice coming through

F-medium body with nice carbonation and great balance, alcohol not overly apparent

O-a very tasty tripel ale with great balance and blend of flavors

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated "best before" 7 Sept., 2012 (revised with BB 5-2016 bottle in July 2015).

Pours with a white head. Plenty of sediment in the bottle, much of which remains despite a light swirl mid-pour, but some of which comes out at the end of the pour tainting (aesthetically) the center of the white head. Head has excellent duration but leaves little lacing. Liquid is a cloudy yellow-gold.

Mainly fruity yeast and (apparent) spices in the aroma, with a touch of hops and hints of apples, bananas and pears. The taste is also quite yeasty-fruity, with hints of apples and apricots, and even some dark fruits. The high ABV is very well hidden in both the aroma (until it warms up) and the taste. Seems like there is more flavor in the finish than earlier on. Lightly tart.

M: refined, champagne-like feel, although with more body.

O: not my favorite style, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I can easily see others giving this a very high rating. Flavorful and refreshing, but better as a slow sipper than as a session brew. Complex aroma and flavor.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,039 ratings.
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