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:
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Ratings: 10,232 |  Reviews: 3,025
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden body with a firm 2 fingers of foam. Solid retention with minimal lacing.

S - Thick yeasty aromas. Banana, Belgian candi, golden raisins, pears, citrus and floral hops. A touch of basement dust as it warms.

T - Banana, pears, clove, lemon grass, white pepper. Wheaty malt holds strong before drying out on the finish. Mild hops provide a spicy grass character

M - Creamy, full but light body with perfect carbonation.

One of my favorite Tripels. The wheat-like malt effortlessly blends with the yeast esters and spice to create a smooth easy drinking beer.

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Photo of dannydetox
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not that this beer needs more good press, but it is quite representative of the style. golden colored tripel with noticeable Belgian yeasty esters on the nose. mouthfeel is light, with a touch of creaminess on the end. lots of fruit qualities waft up when the beer is consumed and seem to linger in its long finish.

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Photo of joek440
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy golden yellow appearance. Lots of bubbly head formed quickly and dissipated slowly to a thin white layer

S - Yeasty and sweet malt smells. Caramel malt and sugars with hints of citrus hops/orange peel.

T - Sweet sugary taste with bits of citrus flavor and just a bit of alcohol. Bready yeast flavor - biscuity finish. Very inviting sweetness of the added malt is well balanced with just enough hops and the yeast. Covers up the high ABV well.

M - Smooth and easy to drink with only moderate carbonation

O - Excellent beer and a treat to enjoy. A great Tripel. The sweetness and bready flavors are outstanding and well balanced. The high ABV is only noticeable after finishing your second glass! Would highly recommend

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Photo of jvillefan
3.27/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: It is a very foggy light yellow with no head when poured.

S: Very fruity. There are aromas of banana, citrus, and lemon. Very strong aroma.

T: Just ok. The aromas mentioned above carry over into the very bold taste.

M: Very very fizzy. The beer is watery.

O: The only reason I bought this was because it was on the top 100 and I wanted to try a tripple. I was not impressed and I am surprised it was on the list to begin with.

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Photo of keanex
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Beautiful hazy orange with lots of swirling carbonation bubbles and a thick white head.

S: Sweet, yeast, fruity. Slight cloves hint. Can't exactly put my finger on the fruit, perhaps banana?

T: Yeasty into a malty banana bread type flavor with a spice finish.

M: Very refreshing the high amounts of carbonation make this beer a real refreshing drink.

O: There's a reason why this is cult status at this point. Very easy to drink and well made.

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Photo of ckollias
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz silver foil topped bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a very hazy orange hue with a HUGE, 4-finger, white, frothy head that lasts forever! Great trail all the way down the glass and ends in a persistent solid lace. Brew fizzes with every sip

S: Strong Belgian sweet candi smell followed yeast aroma with hints of fruits and phenols.

T: Sweet smooth brew at first taste followed by a heavy malt and alcohol warth that transcends the whole body. Hints of spicy cloves and yeast in the background and finishes slightly sweet.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and heavy carbonation.

O: Wow – this brew kicks some ass. Definitely a sipper at 9% abv

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Photo of tdm168
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with clouds of yeast floating around. There's 1/2" of soft, foamy, soap-bubble-like head with decent retention. The nose has notes of coriander, wheat, apples, straw, and a hint of lemon. The taste is orange peel, coriander, faint lemon, alcohol phenols, and faint red apples. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, warm, and well carbonated.

This is a well balanced, rather complicated tripel. The flavors mesh well though the coriander can be overwhelming at times. Overall, though this is a great example of the style.

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Photo of DavidST
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a goblet, best before 2-8-14 date on the back. This pours a nice hazy light golden color with a decent white head which quickly dissipates. Smells of cloves, banana, coriander, malts, very nice. Feel is medium with high carbonation. The tastes are many of the same spices and malts with a nice dry finish, this beer is excellent and meets expectations.

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Photo of agomega
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a large white head. The head resides fairly quickly and there is not much lacing left behind.

Smell: A wonderful mix of sweet and spicy. The aroma has a strong malt background with a slight hint of fruitiness such as grape and citrus. The finish is slightly spicy.

Taste: The taste is similar to the aroma with a wonderfully complex malt underpinning with a lovely wave of fruity overtones such as mango and citrus. Everything is perfectly balanced with a finish full of clove spiciness and a warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Very well attenuated. Super easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Overall: A wonderful beer. Flavorful, complex, easy to drink. It doesn't get much better than this.

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4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 04/14/11

A - Hazy pale straw in colorwith a thick proteiny head at first, but dissapates after a few minutes.

S - Has a light malty aroma with a lot of fruity notes and a hint of alcohol.

T - Has a wheaty/Bready malt taste with some fruity flavors and finishes with a touch of alcohal on the back of the tongue.

M - Light bodied/very dry and eruption of carbonation.

O - A nice belgian tripel.

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