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:
10,038
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
647
Gots:
2,285
For Trade:
21
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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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Photo of cdpike
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a beautiful golden orange that's slightly hazy but with ample foam. The nose is very inviting, with crisp Belgian spice and orange zest complimented by just a bit of alcohol. This beer has a wonderful medium body with robust effervescence. The taste is quite sweet and is not spicy as the aroma may suggest. There are strong citrus (orange) notes with a surprisingly crisp bite of hops with a somewhat dry finish. Additionally, there is a lingering flavor or that great spice. This beer has a great complex flavor that's not PERplexing. A great and accessible tripel for all occasions!

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

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

12oz foil-top bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.

A- Cloudy, honey color with a nice fluffy head that sticks just a bit down the glass.

S- Citrus and floral aroma with a lot of spiced clove. Pear is sticking out as well.

T- Just how it smells; floral, citrus and spiced clove on the front, with a sort of bitter yeastiness on the back. A bit breadier than anticipated from the smell. 9% extremely well masked. Delicious!

M- Medium, slightly dry body. Bubbly at first but kind of disappeared by the time i got to this time in the review. I must add, a bit of alcohol warmth is coming through now and really bringing out some subtleties.

D- Much easier to drink than the 9% led me to anticipate. Very impressed and will buy again.

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Photo of Beerlover53
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, smooth and no lingering after taste.

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

A - Straw colored with some golden hues, quite cloudy. Nice head that fades to a covering even with the high level of carbonation.

S - Belgian twang, yeasty, sweet fruit, a touch of spice, this is what a tripel should smell like.

T - Much like the aroma, start with a acidic but sweet fruit flavor, quickly followed by some spice and a bread like character from the yeast. Ends with a nice touch of alcohol as it goes down.

M - Crisp feel both because of the high carbonation and alcohol, light body and a bit warming. Remains refreshing even with the high alcohol content.

O - This isn't from Belgium? They have nailed the Tripel style. An absolute staple if you are a fan of Belgian style beers.

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Photo of Jpeach70
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Hazy golden yellow, pours thick white head that bubbles down to a nice thin lace.

Smell- Bananas, raisins, flowers and sweet spice.

Taste- Spices and fruit, Belgian malts and honey. A nice sweet alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Effervescent and dry. A nice alcohol burn in the finish. This beer goes down easy and is truly enjoyable to drink.

This is a very tasty tripel. I love Belgian style beers and this is one of my favorites.

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Photo of JohnDwyer
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Waiting at home for the plumber to show up... might as well enjoy some of the time. Served in a Great Divide balloon glass with the yeast from the 12 oz. bottle poured into it... just like they suggest on the youtube videos.

The beer pours an opaque yellow with orange flair. The head is initially fluffy and invitingly white... but it dies down a bit too fast. A better looking beer than some, but not breathtaking.

The nose is spicy and fruity. The fruits remind me of pears and apples. The spices have Belgian and peppery kicks. There's also an extra sweetness there. Overall, it's a wonderfully nice nose.

The taste is right along the lines of the nose. The fruit is sharper because of the wonderful carbonation. The beer is also appropriately thick to deliver each and every flavor. The mix of spice and fruits blend together wonderfully well to keep me interested, but it's welcoming enough to draw in a new beer drinker (I've used it on newbies before).

Unibroue always delivers with their beers and this may be the flagship. It's an excellent tripel that I seem to always drain much quicker than I thought I would.

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Photo of BookTweaker
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,038 ratings.
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