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
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,106 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of FrontierSeldon
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of decimator
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Hazy yellow-orange colour with a big bubbly long lasting head. Even after many sips there's still a 5mm cap and plenty of lacing

S - Lots going on but it's surprisingly not overpowering or off putting: Sweet (almost like candy), bananas, oranges, peaches, apples, spices, yeast and alcohol notes.

T - Plenty of sweetness upfront with honey and caramel notes. Then it's a mixture of fruity flavours dominated by bananas and orange peel. There's also a nice spiciness and the finish has a bit of an alcohol bite. Despite the ABV being 9% some of the alcohol is well masked by the fruit & sweet flavours. As it warms up the finish gets more bitter. Overall the balance is certainly on the sweet side.

M - Good carbonation, creamy, tangy and plenty of sugary stickiness. The sweet stickiness lasts all the way into the finish.

D - This is good stuff. Not something I would drink regularly but certainly well enjoyed on occasion.

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Photo of rgrholmes168
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very reputable Belgian brew that I choose this afternoon at the Southlake Central Market. The beer pours a nice wispy head that I am rather impressed by. The head slowly disappated living a small opaque trace of lace down the sides of the glass.

A very nice wheat smell is the sense that I get for the aroma of this beer, almost like a hefe. The color is a nice yellow, with a small amount of haze.

The taste was slightly bitter as it went down, but the aftertaste had a pleasant sweetness. A fine flavor for a Belgian Tripel. The taste and the color make the high ABV of this beer slightly amazing.

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Photo of ChadQuest
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a revisit of a beer i was unimpressed with a few years ago, Sometimes on the revisit i am blown away, Duval is one example.

Looks great, nice large pillowy puffy head. bone white. lots of lacing,a great looking beer.

Aroma is nice, pretty mild overall but pleasent non the less, peppery and mild esters.

Taste is solid yet mild which allows more then a few notes to play out. Spices of clove and crushed pepper, light dried banana, timid belgian yeast, very faint green apple, dry straw, and mandarin. none of these flavors dominate and they are all subtle and woven into each other.

Medium to high carbination gives a great mouthfeel that is just slightly dry but not very. The subtleness and complexities and easy and refreshing mouthfeel make this a good summer beer.

I did enjoy this much more this bottle around, perhaps its the warmer season, perhaps its because last time around i was drinking many RIS, or perhaps my pallete has devoloped enough to appreciate this more, maybe all three.

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Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer gets really good reviews and anytime you have a highly hyped drink it can sway your judgement. I wanted to try this because of the recommendations. I'm not swayed on hype, I want results!

Served cold from a bottle in a witbeer glass.

When I first tried this my initial impression was to just judge the taste and no other factors. Just by taste alone it is good. Not great, but good. I'd drink it for sure but it doesn't blow me away. When you look at what's going on with this beer it become a bit more impressive. La Fin Du Monde has 9% abv and I surely couldn't tell that when drinking it initially... but boy will you feel it later on! That is quite impressive to me how they can blend it so perfectly.

LFDM definitely has a nice spice presence to it and it has the pleasant taste of fruits (apples, pear, and a little banana like you would get from a hefe). There's just something missing to me. I think its the mouthfeel. It just feels too liquid to me. I wish it had a thicker presence in the mouth like a good hefe. I think that would elevate it greatly for me. It's a good beer, but overhyped in my opinion. Of course many people may be judging this based on the "stlye" (tripel) and I'm not. I'm judging it as a drink alone. I haven't had many triples to compare it to to be honest but I'm sure its one of the best triples! Expertly blended!

Regardless, another beer tried! I have another Unibroue beer to review in a few days. Hoping for the best! :)

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Photo of Rempeba
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of peabody
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sheeze, when do the bubbles stop here? I can't even pour it out of the bottle yet!
Pours out like a bubbly ice tea. A slight tint of orange and the foam is white and very huge. Not a lack of carbonation here.
Clove and cinammon and fruit hit the nose first. The yeast and hops are hidden way in the back.
Fruity flavor with a dirty aftertaste. Can't taste the alcohol but can feel it. The dirty aftertaste is throwing me. No bitter hops here.
Mouthfeel is not what I expected but it starts out clean and finishes clean. The dirty taste in the middle is unwanted.
Strong to say the least. Nice mixture of lots of flavors though.

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Photo of Omer_faruck
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

It pours golden and with a lovely creamy head of a very long retention. Aroma is spicy and sweet, with Belgian yeast dominating. The taste is not as sweet as the aroma suggests but the spices come through strongly. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick. A very well balanced tripel.

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Photo of OKFine
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wesley777
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bigdog3838
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Christian_Champagne
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

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

From Cellarbrations Carlisle. Years within BB.

A - hazy straw, two finger head. Dies to film.

S - lemons, Belgian yeast, hint passion fruit

T - Belgium thru and thru, lemons, yeast, sweet back palate

M - quite lightly carbonated. Medium bodied. Zesty still. 9% well hidden, no booze. Well done.

O - a very good, if not quite great beer. (btw - I find Tripels very difficult to review, as they have such an integrated taste, with no elements dominant. All the good ones also - ah-hem - have a certain similarity)

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Photo of Vogt52
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

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

Photo of zjungleist
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had I not read a review for this beer, I would have never picked it up for the goofy label. Quite decent though. Citrus and bannana aroma. Tasted almost like a hefe at first. Clove and floral hops came next. Short lived head and carbonation. By the time I finnished the 750ml bottle, the taste was a bit too lingering. Perhaps it got a bit too much air. Good value for a belgian strong ale though.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unibroue- La Fin Du Monde

A- Bright hazy yellowish orange with a thick frothy white head. Good solid filmy lacing down the glass.
S- Sweet tart apples, citrus lemon and orange. Slight peppery clove wheat.
T- Sweet and tart citrusy cider. Oranges, lemons, and apples really come through. A nice peppery clove wheat maltiness. Finishes off sweet and fruity.
M- Very tart and sweet with an intensely tart and dry body. Thick sweet and slightly boozy ending.

Overall- A refreshing (9% abv) beer. Very tart and fruity but good for a few.

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