La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
world-class
10,075 Ratings
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:
10,075
Reviews:
2,981
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,316
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,075 |  Reviews: 2,981
Photo of timherremans
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque light golden color. White bubbly head, dissipated pretty quick but with light lacing. Poured into a goblet.

S - Yeast is prominent, and I can make out some tropical fruit like banana.

T - Taste is nice. Kind of hard to nail down. Unique yeasts, that are up front, Belgian style ale. The sweetness comes right after the yeast, tropical fruit like banana. Pretty well balanced. I can't really describe it but it is good. Sweetness is subtle..the finish is not overly sweet. I find it getting better and better. Alcohol is masked very well, it is not dry.

M - Not thin, bubbly. Good carbonation but not overly so. Very nice feel.

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

A- medium blonde color, light blonde highlights. Very hazy. Decent amount of carbonation. About 2mm of head after a couple of minutes.

S- Very fruity aroma, with some citrus hints present. No boozy smell present.

T- amazing spice aftertaste. A complex array of flavors, each one well suited to compliment the next. No alcohol taste present, quite a feat for a beer this strong! Each taste is simply great. Absolutely delicious.

M- on the light side, and the carbonation is somewhat pronounced. But still a great feel.

D- with no real alcohol taste or smell, this beer is highly drinkable. The flavor is outstanding, and this beer is one I could see myself having to many real quick of I'm not careful. Only thing hat would hinder it's drinkability would be the price! Where i'm at, a four pack runs about ten USD. It couldn't be more worth it though. A truly wonderful beer.

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Photo of kegger22
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An attractive hazy gold color with a generous inch thick head with staying power. I don't know what I am smelling, but I want more. The taste is sweet and fruity and wonderful. The mouthfeel is creamy smooth. This is a beer for the gods, thank you Unibroue for making this available to a mere mortal. It may be a little too sweet to rate very high in drinkability, but I'll definitely suffer this sipper. Absolutely great beer!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a nice cloudy straw yellow with a nice 2 finger head that leaves great lacing

S: Nice spicy notes, with belgian yeast and some alcohol in the background

T: Same as the smell, the alcohol is well hidden and the spices are very nice and well balanced

M: Light and well carbonated due to the bottle conditioning

D: This is a great triple that packs a nice punch. Might get in trouble drinking too much of this, and you'll do it pretty easily

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

A: Poured out of a 12oz bottle into an old, clean canning jar with a handle. My nicer goblet-like pieces of glassware just don't have the volume to cope with the head of a tripel, so it had to be the jar, which seemed preferable over a pint glass. Despite that, the head was overwhelming. I had to repour a couple times to get it all in. Eventually the head faded to just a coating on the top. It's a hazy light orange color. I'm a little disappointed in the chaos of the head, but it looks nice.

S: A combination of sour lemon and dry, straw and hay aromas. Yeasty too.

T: First impressions: booze and sugary, ripened fruit. Much more potent and rich than the color and smell indicated. For the highest rated tripel on BA I was initially disappointed, but things are improving now. Grainy elements too, and a subtle finish to balance the initial punch of flavor. Man, it keeps growing on me, and I'm going to give it a 5 here.

M: Very creamy and impressive. The seemingly abundant carbonation is actually quite good in terms of feel. A little bit oily.

D: Well, the richness of it will keep me from putting down multiples of these, but it keeps pulling me back as I drink it. A really fine brew.

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Photo of mkh012
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice cloudy yellow.

Nose is fairly mild- crisp yeastiness and spicy mulled fruit.

The taste is where this beer really shines. At 9% ABV, I was expecting something complex and interesting but hard to get down, but this is extremely well-balanced and drinkable. You could tell me I was drinking a 5% abv-er and I'd believe you- it's that smooth. I get apple, pear, clove, white wine, and some breadiness, maybe even tropical fruit. There is almost no bitterness, and the alcohol is present only in the nice warming feeling as you get further into the glass.

Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel.

This really is a world class beer. An instant favorite and one I'd seek out again. At 9% ABV, it is complex and hard-hitting but has absolutely zero off-putting qualities. The best tripel I've had.

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Photo of Bgunner
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in my La Fin Du Monde Tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy, extremely pale color with a four finger head that disappears quickly. As long as the beer is in your glass, there is an onslaught of carbonation streaming to the top.

Smell: White fleshed fruits, pear and apple, a little bit tropical, spicy yeast and some funky, cheesy notes as well. Very pungent and ripe all around.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is similar to the nose, lots of the pungent fruit and lots of zesty yeast spice, and some underlying funk. The front is a nice carbonation kick that moves into a hit of bitterness and an onslaught of flavor and a smooth, sweet finish The fruit flavors linger more than the peppery notes, likely due to the sweetness. Not as dry as most tripels. Unbelievably complex, this beer has alot going on.

Overall, this beer is unique in the style and has an unbelievable amount of flavor, very hard to tame if you are not familiar with belgian ales, it is very complex. From start to finish this beer is incredible, make sure it is not served to cold.

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Photo of CrossProduct
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

I heard good things, I liked the look of the artwork on the bottle, and I'm 50% french Canadian; that's all it took for me to give this bad boy a shot.

A handsome warm, golden, cider haze. A fuzzy, white, two finger head that fizzles down to a constant layer of pretty bubblies. Great sticky lace as well.

Whoa nelly. Dis smelly da good stuff! Fruity...strong fruits. There's a sharpness to it as well.

First off, nice boozy kick. Aftertaste of apple/cider. Cloves, spice, strong, slightly acidic.

Medium body with a smooth and dry finish that delivers a sting to the back of your throat.

Any beer that tastes this good, smells this good, and has this high of an ABV, I'm down to drink. It's a great beer for conversations and relaxing. And I imagine it being a great dinner beer as well.

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

Pours a very hazy golden straw. Half an inch of white head that dissipated quickly.

Lots of yeasty, bready aromas that radiated up even while pouring up to my nose 18 inches away. On closer smelling, there's some very nice pear scents along with the yeasty phenols and the bready malt. Complex but simple at the same time.

Great, surprising sweet fruits in the taste. Light, crisp and bright but full of flavor. Lemon, apple, and pear sweetness along with some spice in the finish -- Not clove-y but similar. though cleaner. A clean bit of bitterness at the finish just to crisp up the palate. Certainly one of the 2 or 3 best Belgians brewed outside of Belgium that I have tasted.

Very light in the mouth and full of carbonation. This is an extremely easy to drink beer that could be dangerous given how easy it is to drink. An excellent beer. I'm not sure why my expectations were not high for this beer, buy boy, this did exceed them. Very nice beer.

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Photo of scott451
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. A slightly hazy gold under a one finger bubbly head which soon diminished to a strong ring. good lacing.

Fruity phenolic smells. The first taste sensation is the incredible smoothness. No sharp edges here. Complex malt flavours with peppery alcohols bringing up the rear. Smooth and warming.

As mentioned above very smooth. Medium body, good carbonation. Drinkability is outstanding. You are left wanting another despite the ABV. What makes this pale ale like triple outstanding is the balance and smoothness. A top shelf brew.

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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 kmos27
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_Benson
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

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

A fruit bouquet, with notes of spice and malt. Hazy golden appearance with a very thin head. Sweet taste with a slightly bitter finish, very slight. A full body with a clean finish, well carbonated. A very excellent beer, great balance. One of my favorite tripels.

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

Fiery golden orange and very cloudy with a thick white head and nice lacing.

Smell is very orangey and apricot like with some candy sweetness and a light clove like spice to it.

Taste is more or less the same but the accentuation is more on the apricot and candied sugar notes. Also the spiciness becomes a little closer to cinnamon.

Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and quite a bit of carbonation somewhere between prickly and foamy. Lasting sweet finish as well as a solid bitter footnote in the middle.

This beer is very drinkable despite it being a very big beer.

La fin du monde is an amazing beer from an excellent brewery. I also enjoyed trois pistoles and maudite.

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy light peachish yellow color. Nicely fizzy head that allows the beautiful aroma of this beer to escape. Smells of yeasties, bananas, cloves, basically like a belgian hefeweizen. Flavors on this one are spicey and phenolic. Once again, like a belgian hefeweizen, but not like a witbier. A very nice belgian pale ale, one of my favorites. Holy balls is this drinkable. What does 9% abv mean again? Yeah, just awesome.

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Photo of goopy
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MPLS-Beer-Hound
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valianes
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mig100
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neil104
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayray
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into (what else?) a La Fin Du Monde glass.

The beer is a beautiful, shining gold with abundant carbonation. The head is massive, rising above the lip of my glass. Fluffy, white and cloud-like, it recedes after a few minutes leaving a wonderful example of Belgian lace along the side of the glass. A great pour.

The aroma is fruity and yeasty with an obvious spiciness. The alcohol is also evident in the aroma. The beer has a wonderful aroma.

The taste is dominated by a tart fruit and peppery spice. The alcohol that was so evident in the aroma is here, not so strong at first but warming as the beer is swallowed. Not a particular sweet beer, the yeasty quality is also at the forefront and a slight hops bitterness lingers. The beer is very carbonated, which makes this beer an interesting drink.

I would say that the La Fin Du Monde is very drinkable, however at 9% ABV, I would have to be very careful with my speed of consumption.

I love this beer!

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,075 ratings.
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