La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#447
Reviews:
3,030
Ratings:
10,250
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
666
Gots:
2,416
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,250 |  Reviews: 3,030
Photo of martynickel
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

If I had to drink only one beer for the rest of my life, this would be it. Complex, like a Belgian, but still accessable. You don't need a special occasion to enjoy it. Great with sharp cheeses, pub food, or dark chocolate.

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Photo of Expertexteriors
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of axxe
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alpha-Leader
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SharkNado
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date is stamped on bottle as 'BB 10-04-20'.
Hazy, pale gold colored body. Initial pour results in white, mostly foamy head, which takes a few minutes to settle. Each subsequent pour brings back the head, but less in volume each time. Patterns of lacing are left behind with each sip.
Aroma of pear, banana, melon, cloves, light vanilla, and bready malts.
Taste has green apple, pear, banana, melon, citrus lemon, light vanilla, clove, and grassy like malts.
Toward a full mouth feel. The citrus at the end makes it a little dry. High carbonation levels.
Really a sublimely made beer with lots of flavors and very balanced. Such a treat.

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Photo of Leslieeer
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe not what I would taste last if the end of the world was coming, but it's still darn good...

The Unibroue brews have a hazy look to them that I have a love-hate relationship with. On the one hand they kinda look nice, but then they have this weird look to them that makes me wrinkle my nose. The smell was unique - I call it, "Wheaty sweet" and I really liked it. Mouthfeel was full-bodied, quite carbonated, but it had a creamy texture that the carbonation could not deny. At 9% ABV, the sweetness I smelled still came through the boozy flavor adding something more to it that I found appealing. Overall, I found this to be exceptional and probably the best of their offerings I have had to date.

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Photo of marcrech
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy, translucent deep gold with an enormous rocky white head. Very long retention, with lots of streaky lacing.

S: Lots of apple, pear, banana, straw, and clove; but instead of leaning sweet, it leans toward fragrant and floral; delicate with soft vanilla, honeydew melon, white grape, and sugar cookie.

T: Tart apple, pear, banana, lemon, orange, hay, biscuit, sugar cookie, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, white grape/white wine, and vanilla. Dry on the finish with hay and clove. Well balanced. Neither too sweet from the malt, nor too dry from the phenolics.

F: Highly carbonated. Feels so smooth and pillowy. Extremely well rounded. Finishes dry but not bone-dry, oh so well balanced.

O: One of the best tripels I've ever had, by far. Amazing.

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Photo of AdamRBurnett
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vigenere36
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bplabernie
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of llamajuice
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | 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 10,250 ratings