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:
10,075
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 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

Photo of chilidogwilson
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%

Light as a dream; as if life were serene. Tender Belgian yeasts like s first kiss (as if you'd ever forget). Light and airy, Lindbergh-esqe almost scary. So nice, so real, so very dry and ideal.

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

Photo of jmh21
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of 303beer
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick rocky head. About 3 inches of head out of a bomber bottle. Has the classic sweet triple smell to it. Wow that's amazing. It has a very light awesome taste to it. Again it's light. It takes a minute to develop the flavor on your tounge. This is the lightest 9% beer I've ever had. So smooth. Can't taste the alcohol at all. It is fully developed and we'll aged. Just done right beer. Amazing. Leaves lots of lacing down the glass. If you find this, buy this. I found a bomber for 10 bucks. It's worth it.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a small wine glass.

The color is a clear gold with a slight white head that disapeared quickly. No lacing.

The smell is pretty darn fruity with a nice white grape flavor and sweet green apple flavor.

The taste is again fruity with a nice bubbly sweet taste. A grape flavor is nice with a great green apple flavor and a slight hop bitterness on the back end.

The feel of this beer is really light and quite enjoyable. It has a nice ammount of carbonation that is really pleasant and gives each sip a fizzieness that lightens the feel of this beer.

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Photo of aubuc1
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head.

Smells of apple and clove, wonderful smell

Warm taste of goodness. Very complex taste that has a fruity taste matched by a light malty buttery trail.

Classic unibroue carbonation and crispness that keeps it very lively in your mouth.

Beautiful beer. for 9% it is very easy to drink, and doesn't overpower in taste any direction.

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Photo of dank203
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolutely incredible. and especially for 9 abv. has all the earthy, banana type characters but the thing I love about this is the lemon juice that shines through. exquisite balance drinkability sweetness tartness and bitterness, rich feel, a big sugary. its just really nice

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

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

Pours a murky brownish orange with a massive head.

The amount of aromas is almost overwhelming, but perfectly blended. Each time, you notice something else. Maybe it's the floral scents, maybe the orange peels, or maybe the sour apples. Whatever it is, it's always great.

The taste, like the smell, is loaded with flavors that all work together to make a great tasting beer. Incredible. I mainly noticed the same orange peel and sour apple tastes from before, with spices and rinds blended in. The sourness gets a bit heavy, but that's about the only flaw.

The yeast gives it a thick, almost chewy quality. Wow, this beer doesn't allow any of your senses to take a nap. It finishes dry, at least much dryer than anticipated. This is probably the result of great carbonation and a high alcohol content that you'd forget was even there if you didn't start feeling it.

This one live up to, and exceeded, the hype.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz pint glass. Tall, creamy head retains for a substantial amount of time and leaves behind heavy lacing. Beer is golden yellow, almost completely opaque.

Smell is powerful banana and cloves, sweet and not boozy or hoppy at all.

Taste follows nose. Malt is prominent with no hop bitterness, and a subtle gingerbread lingers. Alcohol taste is not present.

The beer is very smooth with a light carbonation that lingers on the tongue. Medium body.

Overall, a very good, refreshing beer. Sweeter than Tripels like Chimay White, but not cloyingly sweet.

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Photo of theboozecruise
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in a Unibroue mix-pack... poured into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a hazy orange, small white head with good lacing. The smell is a mixture of citrus and hops, hints of floral flavors. Very nice.

The taste bring out more of the floral flavors... a little bit of fruit, toasted malts on the end of the sip. I'm not picking up the hop presence from the aroma, but it's still a fantastic beer. A medium body on this one, superbly drinkable... the 9% is masked extremely well by the flavors.

A top-notch tripel and one of the best you're going to find outside of Belgium.

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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 blankie41
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 750 ml bottle with cork top.

Appearance: a hazy amber with a very thick head.

Smell: floral and yeasty a hint of bubble gum (amazing).

Taste: Very well balanced between hops and grain. You almost dont notice that it is 9%ABV.

Mouthfeel: very smooth with a light creaminess.

Drinkability: all day long.

Note: This beer has enough flavor to goes great with a wide range of heavier foods and is sophisticated enough to have with lighter fare as well.

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

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A: Hazy and rich looking. Sediment is in the beer adding to the cloudiness and taking away from the clarity. Nice yellow/gold color. Thick white head about 2 fingers.

S: Very nice. Smells of coriander, slight citrus, very fruity and appetizing.

T: Tastes how it smells. Very good. Fruity and citrusy with good yeast/bread flavor. Lots of nice esters from the yeast. Not to hoppy with little bitterness.

M: Smooth. The alcohol content is hidden very well. Goes down like a 6-7 when its pretty potent. Deceptively smooth and clean. The head has a good feel to it too.

Overall: Amazing beer. The first beer I had that was not a macro-lager. Really my introduction to good beers and learning to taste and analyze flavors in beer. Life changing 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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