La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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world-class
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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:
10,064
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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650
Gots:
2,301
For Trade:
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Photo of Freethyhops
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a chalice

a- pours a bright gold with some nice yellow highlights when held to light. produced a pure white rocky head.

s- Complex with moderate spiciness, significant fruity esters reminiscent of tropical citrus fruit with possibly a slight banana character. Generous spicy phenols esters with only the slightest hop influence with some perfumy hop character. not getting much of any alcohol which is nice.

t- again alot of stuff going on. the spice has significantly picked up in the flavor. much lighter on the fruity esters with only a slight banana character. the citrus takes a seat quite far in the back. a bit of bitterness accompanies a dry finish.

m- the slightest amount of alcohol warming. high carbonation gives an evervescent feel to a smooth medium body.

d- a fantastic example of a Belgian Tripel for around $10/4pk. the ABV is exceptionally well masked and makes this a prime candidate for excessive consumption.

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Photo of Tlloyd417
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kagent777
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the Utah State Penitenti, uh system. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: A soft, slightly hazy golden straw color with a sandy head that settles fairly quickly. Leaves little to no lacing on my goblet.

Smell: Nice spicy Belgian yeast phenols. Maybe some white grape or peach juice. At the end you get the ethanol also.

Tatse: Peach bubble gum. That may sound silly, but that is the taste sensation that I get. There is some light pepper-like spiciness. Very little sweetness in the taste, but no bitterness either.

Mouthfeel: Nice dry finish coupled with almost prickly carbonation really make this a nice memorable beer.

Drinkability: Being 9% ABV, you could have a few of these but not too many. The taste is so good you could rink many but your head might not thank you in the morning. I am glad our sad state does get Unibroue, and this one is an excellent example of a Tripel.

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Photo of BBP
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Banana gold with medium carbonation.

S- Like a Tripel should smell. Spices up front with a bit of sweet fruity smell. Tons of things to pick up on.

T- Banana, cloves, spices, belgian yeast, slight hops, notes of apple, pear, a tad of malt, and some very subtle hints of the alcohol in the aftertaste. Hides the ABV extremely well.

As it warms up the alcohol strengthens slightly and the fruit tastes become more vivid, leaving you with a very nice aftertase. I think it hits it's best as it begins to warm up a bit.

M- Fairly full body and very smooth. The carbonation fits the bill and compliments the body very well.

D- One of the easiest 9%'s to drink that I've discovered. I could see myself downing the whole 750ml beast very quickly if not for self control.

I bought four of these after I tasted my first in this review, and I plan to get 4 more. I'd dare to say this is my favorite readily available beer.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a real Canadian classic. The ability of a brewery from Quebec to make Belgian beer better than most Belgians always amazes me.

The beer pours hazy lazy yellow/orange with a fluffly head. The nose is pure yeast and fruit, almost Saison-like in temperment. The taste is big and restrained; citrus notes to the back and hops mixed with yeast to the front. What makes this beer a fave of mine is the balance and drinkability. A truly great beer.

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Photo of ectomorph
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle best by 11-15-10

A - Pours a cloudy lemon color with nice white head that does fade but sheets the glass nicely...

S - Smells like sweet raisins and possibly figs with a alcohol warmth on the back.

T - Wow, like smooth bubble gum fruit flavors balanced with ABV bite and a little bread. Very clean and makes my mouth water wanting more.

M - Very nice body and carbonation tickle. Outstanding.

D - Yesterday Maudite, today this, I live like a KING!

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Photo of goschool
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ML corked and caged bottle.

A large white head atop a cloudy bronze greeted me after the pour. A little less than half-finger of head stuck around throughout the first snifter, but I got only minimal lacing with the second pour. I can easily smell sweet fruit, clove and malts even though I have a bit of a cold. Banana flavors among other fruity esters accent the spices, clove and malts nicely for a sweet, yeasty taste that finishes dry, but not too dry with a touch of warming alcohol.

It's the end of the world as we know it et je me sens très bien!

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Photo of AdamBear
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy gold with a good white head

S-spicy belgian wheats and some banana. very strong and balanced smelling

T-mmm now this is a tasty belgian brew...and its not even really belgian. comes in with medium strength spicy belgian wheats. It quickly goes in to a really nice long matching after-taste. The after-taste seems to be more potent than the rest of the taste. This is a really balanced and clean example of the style. its really refreshing!

M-a good medium to heavy carbonation with a very crisp finish.

D-wow...this is dangerously drinkable. I could drink so much of this...it goes down so easily. i can't believe this is 9%! I can't wait to have this one again!

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Photo of backfat
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy, light orange with a two finger, frothy white head with impressive lace. smells pungent and tart. fruit, ginger, cloves, and spices, especially banana. the taste is lively with champagne carbonation. coriander, sweet honey, yeasty and grainy. citrus lemon, with an amazing hop backround. One of the best belgiums i've had to date.

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Photo of mickeymac
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's a nice gold with a white head that disappeared quickly. The smell and taste are citrus and spice with just a hint of hops. This is a beer that would probably be enjoyed by many who aren't accustomed to high-gravity beers because the smell and taste of alcohol aren't overwhelming. However, the ABV could make LFDM dangerous for the uninitiated. This is another nice beer from our friends up north.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ItMakesMeHappy
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Opague deep gold color with a light foamy white head.

S- Smells fruity with a hint of yeast.

T- This beer is complex. Both the fruitness and yeast present them selfs in the begining with a surprising hop bittering at the end. The smell made me believe this beer would be sweeter but it finishes nice and dry. Overall this beer is really really good.

M- Alot of carbonation comes though massaging the tounge and a medium body.

D- This beer is a great end to a day but because of its strength I wouldnt drink too many at one sitting.

Everyone should try this beer at least once.

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Photo of alysmith4
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

End of the world or not, this beer is the best in the universe. It pours a perfect golden sunset, with about a one-inch cloud atop. The smell is full of various fruits probably from all over the earth, including asian pear, costa rican banana, and washington apple. Dances on the tongue, and goes down oh so smooth. Drink slowly, or it'll be la fin du tu!

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Photo of kenstogie
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reagan1984
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Monde is one of those beers I've had a 1,000 times and just have never sat to complete a review. This is going to be quite positive as this is one of my favorite beers.

My favorite La Fin story occurred one night in Boston at Gas Light. (Nice place) I was with 4 total couples (including me and my wife) Nobody else was a beer geek and they were mostly planning on drinking wine. For our first round I got a bottle of La Fin and everyone kept asking about the beer. After everyone samples the beer 4 of the other 7 people switched to drinking this for the night. I'd hate to admit how much we spent just on this beer that night.

Poured into my Smuttynose tulip glass and a finger of spritzy white head forms atop a slightly hazy golden/brass colored beer. A slight dull sheen to the beer. Some active carbonation rises.

The aroma is always wonderful. Full of yeast notes. I always think of hay, grass, vanilla and a touch of clove. Some fruit notes as well.

The flavor is just stupendous and I love exploring the complexity. Candied sugar, pale malt, white pepper, yeast notes, lots of spice. I always think ripe pear when I drink this along with some white grape. Still a finish of vanilla for me. Very smooth. While the abv is hidden, there is sense of what's going on. You just feel happy.

While it feels light in your mouth, the actual body is a touch heavier than it lets on. Carbonation provides a kick but remains a background player.

I love drinking this beer. The complexity lets you wander within each sip. Before you know it... it's La Fin Du Monde.

A Classic.

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Photo of Tidesox28
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainHate
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of inebrius
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's rather hard to believe that this brew contains 9% ABV. Pale, pale wonderfully pale. Fruity must and spice nose. The moment you notice the sweetness a rush of mellow bitterness tugs your buds for attention. At the "End of the World" there is a brewery that turns out some fantastic beers. Quality, Eh!

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Photo of CharlatanSin
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A: A pretty golden yellow. Clear, with lots of bubbles. A one finger, smooth white head that sticks around for the show.

S: Very fruity, with that unmistakable Tripel yeasty spiciness. I'm getting peach primarily, with pear and apple, but it's so complex that I'm sure I can't completely untangle it.

T: Follows the smell, but even better. Same fruitiness, but the spiciness is more pronounced. I'm also getting a good dose of clove that I hadn't detected before. A bit peppery. A little bit of alcohol; enough to make you notice it's there, but not so much that it distracts.

M: High-ish carbonation, dry, and refreshing.

D/Overall: This truly is world-class. The bodega directly downstairs from me just started carrying this, and thank goodness for that. It'll certainly enter my regular rotation.

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Photo of Philousa
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Good Karma on 12/14/12.

Pours a straw color, very slightly opaque, with a thin white head with no lacing. Aroma starts with sweet white bread with allspice, cinnamon, and clove. Surprisingly lacking in the banana category. The taste is very white bready at the base with strong spices as listed above, some candied sugar, and the ever recognizable noble hops sugary nectar. The feel is very balanced win a super dry finish. Even though I think that the finish is too dry, it completely covers the 9% ABV. Remarkable beer.

This hits all the notes of the Tripel style and strikes a chord with your taste buds. It's classic and the standard, Belgian born or not.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue was one of the earliest craft breweries that I was introduced to since arriving in New Jersey, and I was very happy to have been introduced to their brand.

There is a very healthy head when it is poured. And it smells very good with bubblegum and banana.

It smells very good as well. I really enjoyed savoring this bottle.

This is an excellent example of a tripel. I recommend it.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A lightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky, creamy, thick white head that settles slowly to a nice covering and leaves some faint lace patterns on the glass.

S: Oranges, pears, green apples, cloves, light pepper spice from the alcohol. Bold, complex, and wonderful.

T&M: Peppery alcohol, some light fruits (pear and apple from the nose), phenolic and medicinal flavors, clove. Flavor could be a bit stronger, but that's only a minor complaint. Lighter body with a brisk, bubbly carbonation that creates a nice effect, though I would appreciate a bit more creaminess.

D: 9% hurts a bit, but it's still flavorful, crisp, and refreshing. Really a wonderful spring or summertime beer.

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Photo of nnoollaannn
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Cloudy dark gold / straw color with 2 and a half fingers of fine white head.

S - Banana, clove, pepper, yeast, and sugar. It's got a nice pleasant sweetness to it without being overpowering.

T - Lots of banana, clove, and Belgian yeast. There is also a hint of breadiness and slight pepper. Overall the taste is sweet and sugary with great complexity. Very easily drinkable yet complex.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with very high carbonation. It's got a nice prickly bite to it which really makes the flavors pop on the tongue. A nice aftertaste of sugar, clove and pepper.

O - Definitely a fantastic brew from Unibroue. I can drink this at any time and enjoy it.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,064 ratings.
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