La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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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 Guppy314
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really pronounced malt flavor that I'd normally expect from a Stout (this is a "Tripel", not a Stout). Also, this doesn't have the "heaviness" of a Stout beer. This is not a drink-it-all-night beverage; it's more like a one-on-Saturday-to-savor.

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Photo of Lewnanny
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This triple malt beer is one of my favourite beer from Unibroue Brewer.

With it's 9.0% ABV, this beer doesn't feel like a strong beer.

The taste has its own distinctive taste and I like this particular taste. It is part of the taste I like from Unibroue.

The way you open the big bottle is also interesting.

I have enjoyed this one since the beginning, and will probably continue to do so.

Way to go Unibroue.

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Photo of teromous
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the shoulder of the bottle: "BB 11-23-18"

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a hint of orange. The white head is thick and fluffy, standing tall but not leaving a whole lot of lacing. After a short while of drinking the head eventually fades out to a short cap.

Aroma: It has the sweet smell of coriander. I don't pick up anything else but the aroma is lovely.

Taste: The flavor of this beer is fantastic. It has a light sweet flavor that is almost like eating pears. I can taste the sweet coriander flavor and there is just a touch of tang but not like a fruity tang that some Belgian yeast has. The beer has very clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and effervescent. The finish is off-dry. It is a very enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

Overall: It is a highly enjoyable tripel. If you enjoy a tripel that includes coriander then I would recommend this to you. It is a bit on the sweeter side but it didn't impede drinkability for me. I normally prefer a drier finishing tripel but again this beer just worked very well as a complete package and I found it very enjoyable. I would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Close to perfect. It is definitely the beer I want waiting for me at the end of the world after we somehow blow ourselves up. This beer smells, taste and looks great.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Presented in some sort of rich folk 40 bottle w/ a cork and what is best describes as a screw off nipple tassel covering the cork. The title is cheeky but I like cheeky metal so tried this out. The head is ridiculous, billowy, never ending. You just gotta dive into that foam and look like an ass while drinking it, white foam clinging to your beard like Trots to the labour theory of value after the fall of the USSR. It's a great a beer, but a bit too sweet for my liking. Still recommended.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.71/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours yellow, lots of haze. Pillowy, 1" head with great retention and lace. Aroma was metallic and boozy, I really did not enjoy it.

Taste, more boozy-ness, has a lot of yeast and spice rack to it. Some mixture of green apple, band aids, formaldehyde, vanilla, Sephora in the mall. Coats the mouth with flavors I'm not into. Relatively thin body that packs tons of flavor and alcohol heat into it.

I don't get it.

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Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head. Two fingers that slowly dissipates down to a half finger white foamy head with thick frothy lacing along the glass. Very nice head retention overall.

Smell has aromas of belgian yeast, lemon zest, honey, fresh cut flowers and undertones of a pleasant spice and pepper.

Taste follows the nose with a pleasant mild yeast flavor coming through initially followed by notes of lemon zest and honey. Finish has some spice, clove, and pepper that balances the mild sweetness from the notes of honey. Hops provide a nice floral character to the beer with some mild bitterness on the finish. Really wonderful example of the tripel golden ale. Flavor hides the ABV (9%) dangerously well.

Feel is smooth and creamy. Dry finish makes for a very nice segue into the next sip. Medium carbonation gives the beer a effervescent champaign like feel.

Overall just an outstanding beer. Great example of the style (tripel style golden ale) and great beer on its own.

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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 Wiffler27
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

pours a hazy gold with a thick head. looks fantastic!

smell is nice, nice mellow clove to it. very belgian-y aroma in a good way. but muted, not pure bubblegum or banana.

the taste is amazing. a great combination of Belgian bubblegum yeast, slight banana and clove. very smooth and easy to drink. instantly my favorite tripel, this is some great stuff.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spicy and fruity. Noticeable clover, white pepper, banana, juicy fruit, chamomile. Light floral honey and grassy hops. Perfumey. Some graham cracker malts. Apples, pears, and citrus fruits. A slight mustiness.

Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Good lacing and retention.

Sweet juicy fruit upfront. Pears, fresh apples, bubblegum. Bitterness increases with subsequent sips. Spicy noble-like hops. Honey sweetness. Lots of esters, but some clove and white pepper as well. Very fruit forward. Somewhat sweet.

Medium body, high carbonation. Somewhat silky on the palate, but with lots of tingling bubbles.

More fruit and malt character, less spice as compared to some of my favorite Belgian Tripels, but not a real reason to fault it.

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Photo of smithnwong
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best by Oct. of 2017
This is clearly one of the best Belgian-style trippels.
Hazy light orange color. Nice head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice web on the glass.
Slight sweet citrus up front (or is that peachy?) with a hint of banana.
Mid is a light spice with a mild sweetness.
Finishes with a balanced malty spice.
Great balance between the alcohol content and the sweetness. Just enough hoppiness.
This one wants to be consumed while sitting at a tavern in front of a large stone fireplace contemplating the meaning of anything.

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Photo of Resiferi
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful packaging, to start off with, the silver foil topper is a great touch on an already nice bottle.

Pours out with a heavy head that slowly dies down after around 4-5 minutes, leaving a thin foam on a rich straw yellow body. Smells citrus and spicy, hints of coriander and citrus zest dominate.

The taste reflects the smell well, sharp citrus zing with a strong toasted spice undertone, finishing surprisingly light. As other reviews have noted it definitely changes with temperature, acquiring a slightly more bitter edge as it warms, and a thinner mouth feel. Not bad, just a distinct change from it served around 10-12C.

Overall a delicious tripel, expressing layers of flavor as you drink, many more and more complex than commonly seen. Very worthy of it's rating, and as I found it for $1.60, a fantastic deal too.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First, let me say the label on the bottle is one of the most appealing I've ever seen. The province of Québec with the headline/title "The End of the World''... sounds promising.

And it is! This strong Tripel (9%ABV) as pointed out by previous reviewers is drinkable as hell so watch your step if you're out in Montréal on a winters night. I've had better, yet it would definitely be one of my beer of choice if I wasn't living so far away from the place. Santé !

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an extremely light, hazy copper with a pure white head that is about two finger widths that leaves ample Belgian lacing.

The aroma is yeasty with hints of citrus and banana. There is a mild hint of cloves.

The initial taste is sweet with the citrus hitting the tongue right away. In the middle the beer changes little except that the sweetness becomes more evenly balanced with earthy tones. The beer finishes with the a hint of banana and clove mixed in with a light maltiness.

The mouthfeel of this beer is crisp, light and refreshing.

Overall this is a really good triple. It is so light and subtle that you will not notice the 9% abv! A nice light refreshing beer that is perfect for the summer.

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Photo of portwood
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very well balanced between: sweet, bitter, yeast, and alcohol (feels lighter than 9%). Peach with a hint of banana, and spicy finish - especially clove. Excellent beer!

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very unique spicy flavor that goes perfectly with the hops. The beer could stand to be a little darker but taste is what's important and this is in a class of its own

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Photo of Dan_McNeely
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look- hazy drab orange, clear and deep with magnificent bubbles when pouring, just the right about of head on top.

Smell- distinct, direct but light with smooth spices

Taste- Fresh, hints of coriander suttel spices that tie together with ease

Feel- Light, but fills the pallet with a gigantic taste but not overpowering, feels rich initially but then sits well, lushes.

Overall- Tastes like a beer I'd want to have a conversation with, a stranger, but feels like I've known you my whole life. Well traveled but not full of it self. Very interesting personality, has a lot to know and understand but doesn't throw it all at you right away.

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Photo of Dravin
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. It has a best by date of 10-15-18.

Look -- Poured a hazy straw with three fingers of creamy head that quickly settled. It head coats the sides of the class before gravity turns it into webbing.

Smell -- Strong banana and clove with hints of bubblegum. There is a malty breadiness and some lemony tartness coming through.

Taste -- Nice hoppy bitterness join the characteristics of the nose along with a warming alcohol that peeks through.

Feel -- Nice carbonation balance with the medium body and keeps it from coat or clinging.

Overall -- A fantastic tripel. If you like those Belgian yeast estery qualities and want something that packs a punch alcohol wise you should give it a try.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium brassy orange with three sudsy fingers of bone white head that leaves sheets of bubble bath lace as it recedes.

Smells of dried candied fruit, peppery cloves and herbs, lemon zest, mild soft banana and wildflowers.

Tastes of more sugary dried fruit, marmalade, nutty banana bread, honeyed lemonade and spicy yeast.

Feels soft and fluffy. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. One of the best.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quite simply the best tripel ive ever had...look is a deep dark orange, smell is of ripe fruit and alcohol, taste is the same but with a little smokey and sweet, mouthfeel incredible for the old one but those are the best.there is no better tripel out there.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I suspect this might be what an Imperial Bavarian-style Hefe Weissen might taste like if there was such an animal (and I do like a hefe). Cloudy gold color. Nose is yeast, bread, cloves, a bit of banana, a bit of booze - wonderful, with a taste that follows the nose profile. Nicely carbonated; not as dry as other Tripels I have had recently. Doesn't completely hide the ABV which comes through at the end, but it is smooth and drinkable enough that this on could sneak up on you. World class.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful tasting beer. Golden and cloudy with thick creamy foam. Good combination of malt and spice taste with a non-bitter,curt finish. Overall just a fantastic beer. Reminds me of Hennepin.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden hazy color with a big white head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - big banana, lemon, bready malts, white pepper, caramel, spicy malt presence
T - banana, clove, lemon, bready malts, white pepper, caramel
Feel - alcohol covered, medium feel, aftertaste is bready malts
O - good beer. Not world class as the rating would have you believe, however it is very good.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

** 01/02/2012
Bottle at Dubh Linn Square. Citrus,Dark Cloudy pour,Citrus, belgian yeast "wang", but smoothed over.good carbonation. Oh no, It's the end of the world. I wouldn't be so upset if I had one of these in my hand.
Drinking, Bottle to "Hotel Water Glass", at the Borgata. I've had this a few times since 2008 and it never disappoints; I've found some other Unibroue's I like better (Le Terrible, Trois Pistoles), but this is still the one from my 2008 trip to Montreal that I remember.

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Photo of trackerdave
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Tripels I have ever tasted. Tried it after reading positive reviews on BA. This is a bottle conditioned ale that (IMHO) needs to be poured like directed on Unibroue's web site; they recommend the yeast be mixed into the beer by gently turning the bottle upside down.
Make sure you pour it into a glass that will not only allow an appreciation of the floral/citrus notes, but that will also accommodate a sizable head. Goes down very smooth, extremely drinkable.
Turned my son-in-law, who was predominately an IPA fan, into someone who has now testing other Belgian ales by having him try this brew.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,003 ratings.
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