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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
Reviews:
2,943
Ratings:
9,933
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
21.11%
 
 
Wants:
624
Gots:
2,193
For Trade:
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Reviews: 2,943 | Ratings: 9,933
Photo of wdowney
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly Sour.
Lemony.
Just a touch of bitterness to it.
Not too hoppy.

Is a higher ABV beer, but doesn't taste boozy. It is a lot mellower than you would expect it to be.

It is nice and clear, has a slight head to it. Nice color, bright.

Bottle and label are attractive.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

It had been along time since I had this treat. Thanks for sharing it at a bottleshare Dennis

Look: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a 1/2 inch bubbly white head and good retention with some circular lacing

Smell: Banana bread, clove and some spices. Belgian yeast gives it a slight funkiness

Taste: The beer starts off with a slight funk from the yeast and then the banana bread flavor kicks in for the style it work nicely. the beer finishes with some citrus and a hint of spice

Mouthfeel: Not quite medium body and high carbonation that stings the roof of your mouth a bit off putting

Overall: This is one of the better triples I have had and one of the few beers from unibroue that I actually like.

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

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden blonde color with rapidly aspirating bubbles fleeing toward the frothy head. There is lots of action and eye appeal. The aroma is strongly suggestive of fruit - apples and grapes. The taste is of apples, with warming alcohol and yeast coming through. Carbonation s prevalent. While entirely pleasant, something is missing in intensity to make this an exceptional Belgian-style trippel.

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

12 oz bottle best by 2011 on label.

Pours near crystal clear with a soft white head, expected more of a sustaining head with the co2 pop on opening. The head broke fairly quickly.

Aromas of ripe banana, raisin, cranberries and white pepper. Some hints of alcohol but well hidden and nowhere near fusel.

Flavors that dominate are banana and sour cherry along with yeasty peppery profile, body is fairly light and carbonation is a little more subdued than I would like for style.

Very good drinker, lots of similarity to Ommegang's Hennepin fairly fresh batch as far as I can tell.

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

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glas

A: Cloudy deep golden with a good tight white foam.

S : Earthy citrus, more fruity citrus, strong yeast and bread dough, lightly perfumed, sweet honey, some banana esters, some biscuit
T : a bit like the nose, lots of citrus notes, some nice coriander, a bit more of the malts with more biscuit and toast, still some floral honey, yeast is less present fairly sweet with a touch of alcohol and light fruitiness to finish.
M : smooth and with à good amount of carbonation
D : alcohol is present , but not overwelming

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

Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.

Floral and honey smell.

Medium body with white creamy head.

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

This beer is foggy dark straw, has an off-white high head that leaves good lacing and has good curtains.

Smelling of eggnog and lemon zest.

Tasting of sweet wheat bread, with syrup, oranges and apricots marmalade, and some bitter orange peel.

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, refreshing and smooth.

A very seesionable beer, at least for 9% ABV.

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

12oz. bottle meets tulip, where it sits a gold and opaque with a thin head of white.

Grapefruit on the nose, very pungent, with bready, yeast hints and rind.

The flavor is intense at first, like a grapefruit juice concentrate, with lively carbonation, bitterness, and alcohol on the finish. I get a salty feeling on my lips as if I'm drinking a margarita, which is perplexing to say the least. This beer is definitely peaking my curiosity.

This one is very bubbly and spicy, very active in the mouth.

I dig it. I'm noticing this is my first Canadian review. This one's gonna be in my rotation from now on.

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

This beer pours a nice hazy golden color with some thick head. Strong aroma of fruit and cloves which leads to similar flavor with an additional hint of bananas. The beer is very sweet and can be overpowering if it is not your style. Smooth finish with little lingering aftertaste and pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer for warmer times of the year.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe i never reviewed one of these yet, BBD 10-10-10, pours a cloudy yellow-gold w/ a white head that sticks around for a little while before coating my snifter with broken lacing ; a bready malt and cracker-like aroma laden w/ hot spice, some fruity esters, floral hops and alcohol present as well ; spicy, tart and bready taste up front, well balanced w/ hops, a bit metallic w/ a semi-dry, peppery and alcoholic finish ; a rich, creamy med.-full body, abundence of co2 ; a great beer, drinkable as hell for a 9% ABV tripel, tho the "Unibroue spice" gets to be a bit much in this one after a while compared to their other brews, i still love it...

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

A: hazy dark brown with yellow tins, Poured into a goblet. 3/4 finger w/heavy laces remaining througout

S: Citrus(orange). Initially sweet fading nicely to spicy cloves and corriander.

T: Rich complex and with silent bite. Gets better with time sitting out.

M: Smooth but with heavy carbonation.

D: High only if you like a strong beer which I prefer.

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

Corked & caged 750ml, poured into a Pinot glass.

Straw/ orange hazy with a tight white foamy head. Beads of sticky lace coat in small amounts. A perfume-y nose, flowery, spicy, clove, yeast and alcohol. Peppery spicy clove taste. Something I can't place. Floral and yeasty. Sugary earthy honey comb finish. Almost a nectar like mouth feel with an alcohol sting. Lingering floral finish. A bit cloying to me. Medium carbonation,which gets a little watery at the end.

Sticky, rich, a good triple to share.

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

12 ounce bottle, cellar temp, into Belgian goblet. (This review includes notes from 750ml bottles as well, but they are essentially identical.) States best before date of 07 - 12 - 09, ABV 9%.

Pours slightly hazy bright orange, with a tight white head which gives way to a very light head on top of the liquid.

Smell is a spicy peppery one, with notes of hot alcohol.

Taste is also spicy pepper, sweet fruit, and warm alcohol. It tingles in the mouth, and lingers long with spicy warm fruity goodness. There is a slightly viscous mouth in the finish, and some spicy heat that sticks around.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, and one that I've enjoyed many bottles of, many times. It doesn't blow me away, but I do like it a whole, whole lot. (Note: all 4s are a conscious decision for each category, and not just me going down the list.)

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

Poured a single from that Unibroue gift-pack ($12! woo hoo!) into a pint glass, shame on me.

Came out pretty foamy, but I think some of that's because I didn't let it rest after I got it out of the car. Otherwise, the color is magnificent glowy honey color with a nice stream of bubbles. Head sticks around awhile too.

Smells boozy and acidic, in a good way I suppose. Faint citrus, not unlike a wheat beer.

Tastes not unlike a high quality wit beer too. Very dry though and I can see how people might consider there to be an "herbal" flavor.

Heavy considering the color. I sucked some foam off the top before it settled and I think I got tipsy off of that. It's a confusing feel because though it's very smooth, I do feel some astrigency going down....?

A good beer, but I'm afraid I'm not a huge fan of the style. There's something about it, more than just the color, that reminds me of a cheaper wheat beer. Also, it doesn't hide the booze as well as say, Delirium Tremens. I'd drink it again for sure, but I would be reluctant to pay $8.xx for 4.

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cracked a bomber of this for the superbowl. Thanks go to Zdester for passing this one to me as a gift.

Poured a beautiful golden with a solid 2 fingers of white fluffy head. Lacing is good, and head retention isn't bad. I poured the first half of the bottle into the Unibroue Fin du Monde glass, and the second half into the Ommegang gift set glass, and the results were noticeable. First time I can say I've seen a difference.

Smells of Belgian yeast, wheat, light malt, and a wide variety of spice. Clove and pepper.

Taste is even more complex than the smell. Banana and pepper up front, strong Belgian yeast, sweet clove, and finishes with a moderate alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and heavy. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol can be a bit rough at times.

This was a good beer and I'd drink it again. I'm not a huge fan of the style but its very drinkable, and pairs pretty well too.

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

This ale pours out a hazy copper color with a huge white head that laces and retains quite well.
The aroma is yeasty, fruity and has a slight amount oh hop presence.
The flavor begins very fruity and then gives off a strong clove flavor followed by yeast and more fruit. I detect apples mixed with black cherries. There is also a slight hop presence near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium in body and actively carbonated.

Another quality ale by Unibroue

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Photo of KidDoc
4/5  rDev -7.2%

12 oz poured into Sam Adams glass. BB date 12/2016, poured a dense gold color with fluffy white head. Minimal head retention with virtually no lacing. Very effervescent maintaining a 1/4 inch head throughout. Kind of a sour bready aroma. Taste was a bit more sour than I expected and lingered on the tongue. Nice round mouthfeel and well-hidden alcohol. It is a well-crafted beer but I don't understand this as the highest rated Tripel.

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

Beautiful, cloudy golden beer with a foamy white head.
Smells of apricots, malts, bread and perhaps oranges.
Medium to full bodied, and a pronounced taste of malts, oranges, warming alcohol with a cleansing but still mild hoppiness at the end.
Dangerously easy to drink, another great Unibroue offering, but Don de Dieu is a little better, on my opinion.

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Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a orange/yellow golden clear colour. Incredibly easy to drink. This is 9%? Seriously? No hint of the alc.% at all. Very solid beer all around. Definately a fruity taste to the after taste. Very nice beer from Canada.

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Photo of fiver29
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Aroma is yeast. Has a medium light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Flavor is yeast. Not as strong as some of the other brews by this brewer. But it just dominates all their brews. That dark strong yeast aroma and taste is just too much for me.

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

A- A bright golden yellow color with a white, lacy head.

S- Aroma of Belgian & champagne yeasts, bread dough, peaches.

T- Flavors of creamy sweet malt & yeastiness, light sweet fruits. Straightforward but pleasing.

M, D- Buttery, velvety quality makes this beer very drinkable.

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Photo of CBFanWish
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head. Rising from the frothiness of the head is a beautiful fruity aroma of bitter green aplles and pears. A slight hint of floral as well. The taste was very fruity with apples, pears, and the slightest hint of lime. There was also a strong bready taste, which I have never beed fond of. Too yeasty in my book.

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

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a one inch bright white fluffy, foamy head. Poor retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is nice. Some good citrus and spice dominates. A bit of yeast as well.

Taste is good. Citrus and spice dominate again with a bit of yeast in there too. Seems like a wit with high ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. Flavor is fine making for easy drinking, but alcohol is pushing the high end restricting it a bit.

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Photo of clvand0
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that sticks around. The aroma has a fruity and citrus-like feel. The flavor is yeasty and malty and has some fruit character. The alcohol is also apparent in the taste. Great carbonation. Very good for the tripel style - great representation. I'll have this one again and again.

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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearnce: A pale golden yellow head is very frothy.

Smell: Peppery hints of corriender and dried fruits.

Taste: Lots of dried fruits hints of orange zest and apricots and and rather complex hop bitterness.

Notes: Certainly a very unique style that I have ever had very drinkable with a it's complex flavors. Cheers!

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 9,933 ratings.
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