La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

10,063 Ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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.

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Photo of paleoplant
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Luckily Unibroue makes a great beer that is accessible so La Fin Du Monde is a great choice for any night. The color is exceptional: bubbly straw-colored. The smell is great with ripe fruit. The taste is crisp with a strong initial flavor. Carbonation is strong at first but it settles quickly. Drinkability... it's a beer that you can always drink even if it was the end of the world.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this Tripel from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy yellow color, produced a thick creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma consisted of pale malt, peach juice and yeast. Medium bodied,a base of sweet malted grain, spicy white pepper, apple and pear juice followed by floral hops, and alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel and dry finish makes this the most outstanding Belgian beers I have sampled. Everything from Unibroue Brewery has been outstanding-

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sampsonw
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Photo of lcnt
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of King_clements
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jpwobbles
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gfunk27
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josh6212
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(BB date 9-04) Pours a nice cloudy peach or light orange color (almost blond). Superb appearance! High alcohol kick and fruity character on the palate, with an ever so light tartness to it, and maybe notes of apple peels too. Over all this is an excellent Belgian Ale and another great one from Unibroue… I thought this was going to be hard to top….Orval Trappist Ale was the next in line!

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

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

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 10/19/15; into a tulip.
Appearance - golden, hazy brew with a champagne-like amount of bubbles! Huge cloud of white head that leaves very nice rings of lacing!
Smell - sweet citrus fruit, with a lean towards more lemon and orange zest. The yeast strain is faint, but noticeably present.
Taste - oh my! This is phenomenal! Unbelievably easy to drink at 9% ABV and the sweetness from the nose is very well hidden, making this a smooth drink that is hard to put down!
Feel - almost starts off too light and bubbly, but finishes off smooth and balanced! May I have another!
Overall - much better than I expected, and I had high expectations! This is not a style I typically seek out, but this brew has given me new appreciation!

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

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

One more Unibroue brew and their most acclaimed beer.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large snifter. Pale straw like yellow color. A lot of haze and some white Belgian yeast suspensions towards the bottom. Excellent one finger thick white colored head with long retention. Awesome Belgian lacing on the sides. No bubbles seen.

A very good aroma filled with some strong dry fruits, dates and stuff. A good spicy and fruity nose filled with some typical Belgian stuff. One of the better aromas i have experienced. Some clove like phenols and slight banana hints. A very subtle malt profile. Very well hidden alcohol.

Taste is crisp and soft. Malts are hidden along with the alcohol. Prominent flavor is of some clove like phenols and a lot of fruity esters. Just a tad hint of bitterness mainly due to some hops and spiciness. Finish is more on the semi-dry to slightly sweeter side.

Mouth feel is very well medium body. Crisp, effervescent, smooth and easy. Moderate to slightly high carbonation. No astringency and no alcohol warmth.

Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.25

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

Photo of ianjsullivan
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

ST: 12oz poured into a snifter.

A: Pale golden yellow (almost straw) with a large beautiful white head that leaves lovely lacing.

S: Fruity sour esters, pale malt, candied sugar,spice, and slight citrus hops.

T: Starts with large sweat bread malts and shifts to earthy yeast and sour fruit. Citrus pine joins sweet spice and warm alcohol in the finish that lingers.

M: Heavy body and smooth.

O: I have had this beer quite a few times (it is one of my favorites), and I was shocked to see that I had not rated it. This is an amazing beer that defines rather than represents a Tripel. It has a great color and a large head, wonderful complex aromas and flavors, nice body, and balanced use of alcohol. I really enjoy the earthy flavors that add another dimension to this brew. It is called world class, and it deserves that title.

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Photo of brandoneast
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jathorp
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be my favorite tripel; perhaps because it doesn't taste like any tripel I've ever had before. I've been told that there is some wheat in the grain bill, which is uncharacteristic of the style.

Pours a hazy slightly golden color. Small head, nice lacing.

Smells faintly of belgian yeast mild fruit, not much belgian funk. Also some clove, maybe some orange peel and a touch of coriander?

The taste is the strongest part of this beer. The yeast unibroue uses is proprietary and it has all of the fruit and phenolics that you'd expect, but they're very subtle. I think I can taste a little bread and a touch of corinader. very little bitternes.

To me, this tastes like a hybrid between a tripel and wit. The alcohol is hidden and it's very easy to drink. One of my staples.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 100th review and it is a doozy!

P- my buddy in Va Beach brought this up to me from Grape and Gourmet store.

A- Pours a crisp opaque apricot with tints of yellow. A lot of yeast rising and makes a mini-tornadoe in my beer. A nice 4 finger head overflows my pint glass.

S- A nice aroma triple. Apple spice and faint hints of banana. Faint citrus but more on the floral spice side. Yeasty and malty as well. Faint hints of alcohol round it off.

T- I can taste the banana more in the taste than i could in the smell. The banana flavor really comes out after a few sips and is a nice compliment to the floral.

M- thick and viscous and alcohol premeates my mouth. Alcohol is really prominent as the aftertaste.

D- A sipper beer and very strong. A six pack of this would be hard to put down. Two of these and i would be 'golden' for the night. a very nice triple with good flavor.

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Photo of techdiver
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with a substantial frothy white head that lingers nicely. Nose is of apples with some citrus notes and displays the complexity of a fine wine. Taste is well-balanced with some initial banana notes leading to a sweet and complex finish. A whole lot of complexity since it varies in description and sensation minute by minute, but always pleasing. Feels great in the mouth, steady stream of bubbles from center of tulip, and so drinkable that it's dangerous. Truly a remarkable brew.

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Photo of srv33
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle poured into a chalice.

Cloudy golden pour, 3 inch cream head, good lacing.Reminds me very much of other Unibroue brews in smell (and taste) smell of almond, pear, raisin. Taste much the same, light creamy, flavorful, amazing mouthfeel. Probably the most 'easy' of all the unibroue's in terms of drinkability and find-ability. Highly recommended.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light orange tint filled with a full 1 1/2 inches creamy white head.

Aroma: The fruit and spices (especially) jump out of the glass for such a high ABV brew.

Flavor: Full of pepper with apricots and lighter fruits throughout, almost a green apple hidden in there.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and smooth all the way through, leaves a slight tingling sensation. This is nothing like the devastating mouthfeel of most american tripels that I am used to.

Overall: I can understand the insistence of picking this up as a starter to heavier belgian styles that is widely available. I am not quite sure this is the benchmark on anything and everything a Belgian tripel should be, I will do more research and report back.

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Photo of marc77
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The clear light golden / dark straw hued brew is topped by a creamy, impressively thick head w/ stiff peaks of foam. Signature lace is left down the glass. Fruit esters comprised of tart lemon flesh and rind, coupled w/ cidery light candi / beet sugar sweetness and raw honey lend an enticing aroma to this brew. Phenolic clove and mustiness are subdued, but add complexity aromawise. Prickly carbonation and cidery sweetness sharply hit the palate upfront, but quickly yield to yeasty, unbaked dough notes and clove more prominent in flavor than the aroma would suggest. Well attenuated and fairly dry, but since hop bitterness is mild, the overall flavor is slightly skewed towards malt sweetness. Lightly bodied due to the sugar used in the grist w/ a crisp, yet smooth mouthfeel that lends deceptively agreeable drinkability. Finishes dry w/ honey sweetness, lightly peppery alcohol and clove abruptly ending simultaneously. Fin Du Monde epitomizes the style and is delicious... the drinkability is superlative considering its strength.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,063 ratings.
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