La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
4.32/5
10,106 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
Ranking:
#425
Reviews:
2,992
Ratings:
10,106
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
2,339
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 10,106 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of BadBadger
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving a 12 0z bottle. Expiration date 2 years from now-gotta love that. This bottle poured a beautiful hazy golden yellow color. A very small head was all that formed, but this was not a major let down. Smell was wonderful: fruity and with hints of pleasant alcoho undertones. Taste was fruity sweetness. Finish is very crisp. The high ABV is there but hidden well. This is a highly drinkable beer. Enjoy!.

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Photo of wisebier
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I always get this at my favorite sushi restaurant. It pars very well. This is my fiancés favorite beer. While it's not my favorite though it is certainly up there.
L: hazy golden straw and looks very carbonated. Poured a nice white cream colored head that lasted a while.
S: banana clove Belgian yeasts
T: awesome ! Really well carbonated . Nice banana and clove from the yeast. Little fruit notes, it don't really love the fruity notes however. Extremely smooth and crisp at the end.
Nothing bad to say about this beer. It's just really good. Good job Canada, thought this was from Belgium!

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Photo of aepb1
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Golden yellow, white head that dissipates down to a nice cap that stays throughout the drink

S- Sweet citrus with a maltiness underneath as well

T- Peppery spices and sweetness up front, the hops and yeast follow up at the end. Overall, the alcohol is covered up and only evident in the warming feeling really

M- Medium, made very smooth by the maltiness

D- Very drinkable so beware the ABV!

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A massive three finger off-white head erupts on top of a straw colored hazzy orange body. Bubbles do disipate rather quickly though. Nose is a very invigorating spicey wheat mix, very floral with hints of vanilla. Smooth and zesty with amazing balance as it enters the mouth. Raw wheat with nice compliment of spice and mellow honey notes. Warms the belly well, but the alchol is very well disguised. Amazingly drinkable with a charmingly clean mouthfeel. A truely delecious brew.

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Photo of HoustonTX
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Deep yellow/orange. Thick white head with some lacing.

Smell - Citrus, with hops present.

Taste - Nice and crisp. Heavy citrus at first, which turns into a nice wild untamed spice flavor, malty banana/backbone, with hop/alcohol bitter aftertaste. Goes down smooth for the ABV.

Mouthfeel - Pleasing and full.

Drinkability - Decent, as ABV is pretty well disguised.

Overall, a strong contender in the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category. I enjoy Duvel more, but this is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Paddez
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found this little gem in a beershop in Neuchatel in Switzerland, among many other beers that are very hard to find (at least here). (including Dolle Brouwers beers, rare chistmass brews and many other that I couldn't find here in Belgium)
I was delighted to find out that this was not the the french export version either, but the genuine candian stuff with 9% ABV.

Moving on the review.

A medium pour produced a nice trothy head that settled on top of a hazy, golden brew.
The smell is fresh, yeasty with some fruity aspects and some floral notes.
Citrusy flavours blend in with a malty undertone. Some spices & a slightly dry and hoppy finish. Most excellent.
Goes down very smoothly, with no hints of the high ABV in the taste. Very deceiving as this is a pretty heady brew and quaffing this one too quickly with an empty stomach will almost certainly have its effects.

Very Belgian in both taste and smell. It has many elements of a solid belgian blonde but it's stronger, rounder and creamier. Top notch!

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Photo of geetlord
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured a pale hazy amber color, with a foamy head about two finger-widths in height. Ther aroma was light and slightly fruity. The taste was mildly fruity, with a definite spicyness. only mildly bitter and quite smooth. this was a very drinkable beer and i enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of chrisavazquez
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joecast
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bright cloudy golden color. medium to high carbonation though it struggled to form a head. little foam remains on top. dirty glass perhaps? left most of the sediment in the bottle so not a lot of particles settling to the bottom of the glass.

intense yeast, spice, clove aroma. some banana giving the impression of a supercharged hefe. not a touch of alcohol which is impressive for a 9% beer. slight bubblegum (this being the first time i have ever really noticed it in any beer).

nice spice on the palate. just the right amount. yeast, and a touch of alcohol. full malt presence with a bit of bitterness to balance. maybe not hop bitterness, but there is plenty there to counter the malt so it doesnt get too sweet. lingers on the tongue which is nice because it does taste so damn good. not a huge belgian character (what i call that phenolic fruity yeast twang), but doesnt need it.

wow. just fantastic. i dont get to try many belgians but this comes across as a simple beer done exceedingly well. it doesnt need to distract you with fancy extras because its got everything it needs and nothing it doesnt. and lucky for me, everything its got, i want.
more please.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Less head than I had expected, but quite thick one finger float. Lace is light but clingy. Color is a slightly hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is intoxicating, with sweet aromas of apple, melon, grapefruit, cranberries, and malt. Taste is fruity/flowery, with flavors of apples, grapes, figs, melon, grapefruit, and warm spices. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky, but creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Just a bit of drying on the sides of my tongue and soft palate. The warming effect from the ample amount of alcohol sort of hits you like ever increasing waves of the ocean. One of these will give you a great buzz. A little sweet to drink them one after another, but a great beer to sip while enjoying conversation or a good movie.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a rich golden yellow color. a big two finger white head with strong retention and leaving behind a nice frothy lacing. pretty much opaque due to some haziness and the occasional sediment.

Smell: strong yeast character, fairly split between phenols and esters, with notes of banana, pepper, clove, and pears. wheat and lightly sweet malt. light amount of alcohol.

Taste: opens up opens with a little bit of banana mixing with pear. phenols take over with a good amount of clove and a lesser amount of pepper. malts are nice and sweet, ranging from a pale/pilsner to a little bit of caramel. small amount of alcohol plays in near the end.

Mouthfeel: moderately bodied. easily drinkable but better when enjoyed slowly. small amount of warming and lingering alcohol. light lingering sweetness and yeastiness.

Overall: A top level beer at a killer price and great availability. I don't revisit nearly as much as I should but this is one of the most approachable beers into the wonderful world of Belgian beers. a must try for all beer drinkers.

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Photo of patra7
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a generic tulip glass, left to warm at about 7-8 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit).

Appearance: Pale orange / amber body. White head, very fizzy, quick to rise (about 1 finger tall) and quick to dissipate.

Smell: Floral, grassy, lighly fruity aromas with a huge celery smell (I'm surpised to be the first one to describe it that way... this is ...clearly celery!). I could hardly smell the alcohol and this only after a few sips, when I managed to shove my nose into the glass. Very well hidden!

Taste: Same as above, together with a distinct maltiness. There is a touch of sweetness and just a small hint of sourness (which is a good thing for me since I don't like the overwhelming sour taste in other tripels).

Mouthfeel: Very aggressive carbonation from start to finish. It almost forces you to drink in small sips (which is a good thing because I might want to just gulp it down otherwise!). Full, heavy body.

Drinkability: ...and yet the whole thing is so lovingly drinkable! You only sense the alcohol once you get up. Incredibly complex and yet delicate.

Extras: Combining the last sips with blue and cheddar cheese was a good idea!

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Photo of mulder1010
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ML poured into a Great Divide Globe Glass

A-- Poured a cloudy straw yellow color. Yeast had not settled when pouring. Beer is also a bit too cold about 5-6 c. Short lived bright white head that became film too quickly. Very good head retention though and able to get a 1 finger head after a few swirls of the glass. Once warmer the beer holds the head much longer and shows more carbonation. Beer shows wine like legs of an upper ABV%.

S-- Sweet bread, apricot, white grape, green apple, banana, and clove. Citrus and apple come out more as it warms up. ABV is very well hidden with the aroma. Becomes more complex and the flavors change as it warms up. ABV is well hidden with the aromas.

T-- Large dose of sweet bread followed by banana, clove, and green apple. More it warms the citrus becomes a bigger player in this. Mostly lemon but a bit of pineapple as well.

M-- Highly carbonated, lively, and creamy. Sweet bread followed by citrus tartness to it. A bit of the apple crispness in the end. No real hop presence. Mostly about malt and the yeast. A little bit of an ABV burn at the end and it does get bigger as it warms up more.

D-- Highly drinkable. One 750 is sufficient at 9% or 2 330's are good. The 9 % is well hidden until the very end. The unique yeast strain makes this beer so special. So many flavors and that is beer can be one way cold and another way at room temperature.
One of my favorite beers and to me the gold standard in Tripels. One I will seriously miss as long as I live in Australia. No longer distributed to Australia.

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Photo of Ob1kanobi
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer with a smooth taste and then it kicks in. Nice buzz will start after the second beer. The great taste keeps you coming back for more. Purchased the bottles in Canada. I purchased a 6 pack but also noticed a larger bottle. I definitely will be going back to the store for that! This beer is a must try.

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Photo of Freethyhops
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kagent777
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,106 ratings
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