La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

10,064 Ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a hazy yellow color with a billowing white head on top. The foam leaves some scattered lacing on the glass with each sip. The smell of the beer is a little citrusy and has some sweet grainy aromas too in there. The beer smells refreshing, very lively. The taste of the beer was a little spicy, a little fruity and had a nice amount of bready yeast in there too. The mouthfeel was smooth and rather easy to drink, even for a strong brew like this one. Overall it's a damn good brew and I would enjoy this one again someday for sure.

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Photo of tonyf55
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle into a Tulip glass.

Visual (4) - Very foggy, golden in color, thin quickly dispersed head (for a Tripel). Gives the appearance of an unfiltered wheat beer, except without the active head.

Aroma (4) - Spicy, malty, alcoholic undertones. Fine sweetness hidden under the initial sniff

Mouthfeel (5) - Spiciness continues, more-so than the initial smell. Beautifully complex. Yeast creates an active coarse feel.

Taste (5) - Instantly complex, spicy and interesting. The alcohol is initially masked by a spicy, herby flavor but still kicks at the end. True to the Belgian Tripel style, the flavor lingers at the end

Overall (4.5) - I was hoping for more head (especially from a Tripel in a Tulip glass) and the aromas seemed to dissipate too quickly, especially compared to the fantastic, lingering and complex mouthfeel and taste of the beer itself. This is a fantastic tripel and one of my second or third favorites in the style. Very much worth picking up a bottle (or two) to savor.

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Photo of tjkinate
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have seen this beer on many a shelves, but never gave much thought about grabbing one. Finally I did and man was I missing out.

A: Pours a honey yellow with a slightly deeper core, topped off with a 1+ finger head that displayed little retention. Nice bubbles continue to rise throughout, but little to no lacing was exhibited.

S: Overall sweet, scents of banana, lemon, with nice floral notes. As the scents fade the smell of coriander and some spice dominate, slightly tingling the nose.

T: Wow, best Tripel I've had to date. Tastes were bold but never overwhelming. Typical ingredients like banana, citrus fruits, herbs and spices were present, but I have never drank a beer of this variety that was so balanced. Crazy how much that makes a difference.

M: Medium/light, coats the mouth in a light silky film, tingles the throat when swallowed.

O: A great beer that I will definitely be drinking again in the future. Seriously, if you were like me and passed on this beer in the past, next time grab a bottle, maybe two!

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Photo of stickynotes
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A - A just-cloudy orange blonde body contrasts nicely with a white head which diminishes to a thick film in a few minutes. No head halfway through, no lacing.

S - Oh, those lovely yeasties; spicy, banana, some bubblegum: complex, I'm sure others will find something else.

T - Wheaty and spicy, finishes quickly. Citrus, peppery, fruits - esp banana. The 9% blends in well and gives a slight bite that matches up with the spiciness.

M - Plenty of carbonation. Quaff bubbles off middle of tongue vigorously, finishing quickly and leaving a smooth, buttery texture in the mouth.

O - A good brew. Characteristics of the yeast rule the taste and nose, this fits the bill when I feel like a solid Belgian style.

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The appearance is a cloud of light and dark yellows.

The nose is sour candy, lemon zest, and a slight nuttiness.

The taste moves from sour candy to sweet citrus to tangy caramel, with a lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and mild hops.

The mouthfeel has an up-front, heavy carbonation that quickly fades to creamy, then fades again to a refreshing cling on the tongue.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer that does so much, but can be enjoyed even in spite of its complexity. Without thinking, it just tastes so good. With thinking, there is a lot to appreciate.

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Photo of enzocc
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - a yellow pale, golden, honey color. its not clear at all, is between clear and hazy. The head was a fizzy, dimiinishing in seconds.not lacing at all.

S - Sweet toast. caramel, perfumy, floral. Some oranges, coriander, spices going around that made this a fruity,floral smell. Nice- appeling.

T - A lot of fruits going around, lemon, orange, bananas! Spices, floral flavors. grainy, a kick of nuts! a high percentage of alcohol that is well-balanced. A very clean balanced flavors and ingredients.

M - Incredibly smooth. buttery. crispy but creamy. the carbonation is delicate. well balanced body. and the finish is between dry and wet.

O - Excellent beer. Well balanced crispy-creamy beer. High in alcohol that makes this beer even more interesting. Floral, spicy, fruity, but a kick of nuts!

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter this beer a bit hazy, golden straw color with a moderate white head that quickly diminished into a thin skim. The aroma is a wonderfully inviting complex mix of spicy phenols, banana, bubble gum, and sweetness. The flavor is much like the nose, delivered with a firm prick of carbonation. A mix of spicy, peppery phenols and fruity esters, the beer finishes dry and flavor lingers nicely. The body is medium and carbonation appropriately high. Overall fantastic, enough said.

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Photo of klaybie
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, fairly clear with tight lacing and good two finger head that has good retention.

S: Pale malt and faint fruitiness. There isn't too much going on there but it does have a good aroma.

T: Much more complex than the nose. Bright fruits: banana, pear, slight pale malt flavor. Absolutely no hint of the 9% abv.

M: Medium bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.

O: A fantastic Triple to be sure. This beer has great characteristics and may be the best non-Belgian Triple there is.

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Photo of sgtaxt
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Hazy golden color. Two finger head; thick, creamy. Dissipates quickly, yet nobly, leaving a nice lacing. Tiny bubbles noticeable, giving the beer a playful character.

S: A wonderful balance between sweet and spicy. Notes of apple, citrus, some malt, and pepper.

T: Sweet on the front of the tongue, initially citrus-y; the 9% ABV makes itself apparent with a (inoffensive) metallic twang. Matures into notes of cherry and phenolic cloves and pepper. Leaves a warm feeling and a bitter, dry aftertaste.

M: Smooth and soft on the front, with a satisfactory weight. Carbonation tingles the back of the throat.

O: Wonderful. My first tasting of La Fin du Monde (as well as my first review). I think I've found a new favorite.

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Photo of olimpia84
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into a Chalice glass. Nice artwork on the label and nice cap as well.

A: nice orange/amber color, completely opaque. One finger head that disappointingly dissipated into absolutely nothing. No lacing present at all.

S: a phenomenal explosion of well-balanced aromas are present in this beer. Some of the predominant characteristics on the nose are wheat, citric fruits, but also at the same time very sweet scents. Some spices and slight cinnamon present as well creating a complex yet amazing aroma. It almost makes you regret drinking the beer when it smells this good.

T: tastes very much like a heavy wheat and malty beer. Some sweet estery tones are present at the beginning followed by citrus tones and pepper. Alcohol is present in the taste as well which I expected considering the relative high ABV.

M: medium to heavy body, very high carbonation and dry finish. Alcohol is felt thoroughly.

O: what can I say, this is an excellent beer that is best enjoyed by drinking very slowly as it is on the strong side (sipping beer I guess). It's definitely a quality product that shines in its complex aroma and taste. A must try for all the beer lovers out there.

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Photo of BJA
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into snifter (and partially shared with my g/f)

A: This beer is a slightly hazy golden yellow color. I got a solid finger of off white head that was somewhat creamy but also a bit fizzy ( a good amount of larger bubbles in there). The head lasted several minutes and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Lots of little carbonation bubbles.

S: The first smell is as impressive as it is complex. I get fruit and citrus smells: it reminds me of grapefruit, lychee and rambutan (SE Asian fruits). There is a yeast scent as well. And a bit of sugariness.

T: This beer has an almost fizzy yet complex taste going on. There are the citrus/fruit flavors and some other flavors that I think are from the yeast. The alcohol is also present on the aftertaste. The malt is there in a sweet way. It finishes dry with an aftertaste of yeast on the roof of my mouth.

M: I find this beer to have a slightly fizzy mouthfeel but a complex taste. I suppose it’s light to medium. I actually really like the bit of fizziness. It suits the complexity well.

O: An awesome beer. I like the complexity of the flavors and the awesome nose. It is a sipper, but it remains drinkable and doesn’t exhaust my palate. A beer like this cannot be easy to make, but I'm glad someone has figured it out!

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay chalice glass

Appearance: 1 finger head, nice lacing. My wife had hers in a Stella Artois glass, which produced a 2 finger head
Light orange/golden in color

Smell: Yeasty, with lemons and coriander.

Taste: Fruity, yeasty, with banana, orange and black pepper tones and a coriander finish. Blue Moon wishes it were this smooth.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium with great carbonation.

Overall: Smooth, regal sipping beer. Take your time, like it's the end of the world. Unibroue puts a lot of pride in every batch. Can't wait to try more of their offerings.

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Photo of musicman575
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a spicey beer. Heavy cloves and phenols. Some light, creamy fruits: pear, banana. Drinking this beer is very much like drinking an exquisite confection...blah blah blah. My only complaint is a bit of fusel in the nose.

My favorite part of this beer is the warmth in the mouth and throat that is complimented by the spices in the nose (did I get every part of the upper respiratory system in there?). I'd definitely drink this as a winter warmer.

Definitely don't have to be a snob to enjoy this. I bet my bigbeer-drinking family would instantly enjoy this too.

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Photo of chickenflea
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. In my opinion Unibroue is one of the top 10 breweries in North America. This beer is bears this out. It pours a very cloudy pale orange body. Cloudier, of course, if the yeast from the bottle is added, but I prefer the beer without the conditioning yeast. Fruity and yeasty aroma with lots of wheat, bubblegum, alcohol, and pepper. Intense fruity and alcoholic flavors over sweet malt, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel is full bodied and chewy in consistency. Intense fizzy classic Unibroue style carbonation. A very nice beer. The flavor and consistency is always high.

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Photo of Crossmd
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured 52 degrees fahrenheit into a tulip glass. No born on date.

Pours a hazy light orange with a nice frothy 1.5 finger head.

Smells of an odd metallic scent coupled with apple, game, and some spices. Complex, unique, and layered. Not overly pleasant, but I'm okay with that.

Taste is a complex and focused blend of nutmeg, creme, cinnamon, and "Unibroue game-yeast" (eludes other description- an odd feeling of game or raw meat that is present in all of their beers.) Perfectly balanced dryness/sweetness. Incredible profiling of flavor, incredible sense of what it wants to be. I have no complaints.

Mouthfeel is soft, pillowy and creamy. Perfect.

Overall, I'm a little bit at a loss for words. There is nothing Iike this beer. A perennial favorite.


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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A: clear, amber color with tons of tiny bubbles and incredible creamy, rocky head
S: medium to full nose - spritzy with characteristic fruity/estery qualities
T: nice balance, a bit sweeter than other tripels but not cloying, earthy with characteristic estery flavors
M: soft and pillowy

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, honey-gold body with a white, thick, creamy head. Head dissipates within minutes, fairly average, but lacing is better than average. Active carbonation is visible throughout.

I detect scents of Belgian yeast, sharp apple, malt, clove, black pepper, and some citric hints. Everything is very well balanced and enjoyable.

Taste opens with fruit esters, particularly tart apples and pears with a bit of sugar syrup. Yeast and black pepper follow this, with a light hint of ethanol near the finish. Aftertaste is mostly sweet, a little herbal or spicy. Good balance between sweetness and tartness/bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, perhaps medium-heavy. I kind of prefer this as opposed to lighter tripels, but tastes vary. Dry finish.

I have also aged this for one and two years, and the complexity in fruits and malts develops further, becoming even more interesting. A world class beer.

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Photo of SlyFox21
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a La Fin Du Monde Tulip Glass

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden yellow, with about a 1 finger thickness head that dissipates very slowly to a lacing.

Aroma:Smells like a wheat beer, with fruity undertones especially banana, some malt in the background.

Taste: Tastes like a somewhat malty wheat beer, with a pronounced fruity sweetness to start (especially banana) that ends in a stronger malty finish (but not overwhelming). Tastes good to me, for a medium light beer.

Mouthfeel:This is a little bit on the light side, but for a Belgian style tripel, it has a good mouthfeel. A fair amount of carbonation, and a medium light thickness.

Overall: This is a good beer. To me it tastes like a really good wheat beer, with fruity notes, and a malty finish that lingers for a good time. Worth seeking out, and I probably will be trying this one again.

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Photo of Wadsey
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde

Served in an Infinium flute. 

A: Pours slightly hazy gold with white, billowy head. Retention and lacing are disappointingly lackluster. Minimal effervescence. 

S: Orange juice, spice, and some banana. Additional aromas include  orange pith and light white pepper. Digging a bit further, I pick up a hint of adhesive strips.

T: Sweet up front, but more like candy sugar than malt sweetness. Orange, spice and banana dominate taste like they did smell. Medium-light bitterness cleans up palate for a finish that is comprised of orange pith and mellow spice. 

M: Relatively light body and medium carbonation. There is some alcohol warming, but the beer is surprisingly dry. 

O: Other than mediocre appearance and some evidence of alcohol, La Fin du Monde strikes me as a great interpretation of a Tripel. 

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Photo of Krakistophales
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light straw color with a nice 2 finger white head that sticks around

S: Really clean, fresh aromas. Pear, apple, lemon/lime citrus, a bready, malty sweetness, and some honey aromas. Very nice.

T: Some citrusy flavors right up front, quickly moving into a spicy/yeasty/bready sweetness and malty backbone, and the finish is a crisp, light, refreshing pear/apple/apricot. Very drinkable and strangely refreshing.

O: This is probably my new favorite tripel. Very light, refreshing, crisp, and clean. Excellent.

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Photo of uawildcat
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with an extremely large three finger head that stays for awhile leaving behind a little bit of lacing. It is a darker shade of yellow. Kind of like a darker Blue Moon.

S: Apples, peppery, and kind of banana like

T: It tastes like a mixture of citrus, honey, and straw with a touch of spiciness on the end. Does not burn for a 9% abv like it should, it is sneaky.

M: For a beer that bubbles up with a ton of carbonation it is surprisingly creamy feeling in the mouth.

O: Very strong beer that is a tad too sweet for my tastes. Also has some taste that I can’t really describe, kind of like Saison style beer that is off putting to me. I would have it with a dessert if I were to have it again.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip

A - Orange, amber a tad tan, pours a nice head but it's gone about a third of the way through

S - Light citruss, sweet honey wheat, grass

T - Nice wheat malt up front, yeasty and sweet

M - A really nice dry finish, very smooth and light

O - Dangerously drinkable at 9%

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - A hazy golden color with a good fluffy white head.

S - The yeast is pretty predominate. With the clovey type smell. citrusy and malty.

T - Definite Fruity citrusy taste with a yeasty tone.

M - Light mouth feel and quite a bit of carbonation.

O - Good beer but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy 1 finger fluffy head fades slowly with a bit of lacing lots of bubbles rising to reinforce it. Very hazy golden honey colored.

Nose has great Belgian golden malts, sweet malts, light Belgian yeast fruit like apricot citrus and pear.

Taste starts with sweet malts, candi sugar, Belgian golden malts, light warming booze, slightly tingly too, then more fruit with apricot, pear, citrus and light orange zest, light spices typical in Belgian tripel yeast. Finishes warm booze with sticky malts and candi sugar lingering, light citrus as well.

Mouth us a bit bigger bodied, good carb, warming bit tingly booze.

Overall great, perfect example of a Belgian tripel, but a bit hot.

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Photo of mooseo
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Cloudy golden yellow, with a brown tint. Decent head, good retention, not much lacing.

S - Strong citrus grapefruit, pear, and some lemon. Sweet malts.

T - Similar to the aroma. Initial flavor is of citrus, lemon, and sweet malts. The finish has a strong yeast, bready type flavor. A hint of sourness. Alcohol is masked but evident.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, very lively.

D - A well rounded brew. Good example of the style, the taste is excellent. This is a perfect sipping beer. Although the drinkability is nice, the alcohol is present and will sneak up on you fast. Just another impressive offering from Unibroue.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,064 ratings.
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