La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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96
world-class
10,064 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
Ratings:
10,064
Reviews:
2,977
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
650
Gots:
2,301
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,064 |  Reviews: 2,977
Photo of GeoffW
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Really nice golden/amber color that's slightly cloudy. Good 1 in white head with good retention.

Smell is a little sweet, floral, a bit fruity, a lot of badass, with some spice, overall very complex

Taste is near perfect, a combination of sweetness, some floral flavours, some spice, and a bit of a yeast flavor that all blend extremely well together. Mouthfeel is really nice, very smooth despite the 9abv which is detectable if you look for it.

Drinkability? Please this stuff is so awesome i want to take it to class with me. Give me a case of it and it'll be gone in 2 days.

This is one of the best tripels out there, I'll dropkick anyone who disagrees with me.

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Photo of custardcb
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Like many others it was the artwork on Unibroue that first attracted me to them. I thought to myself if it looks this good it must taste at least half-way decent. I was more then surprised by the contents of the bottle.

The hazy straw color with frothy head that slowly disperses is quiet nice. The aroma is soothing and full of complex notes that sometimes remind me of lemon, yeast, and other highly aromatic herbs that lean towards the floral end. It is most deffinately an ale that lingers in your mouth while it dances about your palate with is spiciness. A true treasure in a bottle.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Nice straw color with one inch head. Slightly Cloudy
S: Smells of fruit and flowers
T: Sweet fruits and spices
M: Feels almost overcarbonate but not in a bad way. Medium Body with smooth taste
O: This will be my highest rated beer to date. It is certainly a world-class beer. The character is phenomenal and the complexity is wonderful.

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Photo of Maciel6578
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BaronRogue
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A triple that seems to stir triple the amount of conversation...

Pours an amazing golden yellow with a huge head that sticks around until the end. I certainly can't ask for more than that.

Smell is beer concentrate... spicy lemony bread, grains and earthy hops.

The balance of flavors in this beer are most likely the deciding factor in its reputation... such a nice balance allows a solid spectrum of spices, warm banana bread, grains, esters, sour cream, pears... really every sip has a few miles to it, as every flavor fights its way to the top.

Mouthfeel is "float" consistency of creamy fizziness.

A solid, oldschool, thorough sipper, and the benchmark for balance in the triple category.

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Photo of mhatters
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a Duvel glass from a 22oz bottle at my house

Pours an orangegolden color, slighly hazy with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates slowly

Yeasty, peppery, spicy notes with a slight alcohol note and a nice sugar back-note

Sweet wheat flavor, nice spice and sugar balance.

Crisp mouthfeel, great carbonation.

A brilliant beer, complex, spicy, and all-around tremendous.

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Photo of AnnieGoulart
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NardiByNature
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy dark-yellow out of the bottle into a goblet. A luscious and creamy white fluff swells and settles into an even, perfect looking half cm covering. This is one noble-looking beer with its steady stream of champagne-like bubbles lustering away in the goblet by the window.

Smells like soft apples, cloves, warm rising bread, and then the banana. The nose builds as the beer warms, lingers and disappears from the glass.

Taste is baked apples, croissant-like buttery bread, soft alcohol. It has a crisp resonance on the tongue from the carbonation that I think is truly awesome in the way it balances out both the beer’s pillowy softeness and alcohol content. La Fin Du Monde’s tasty characteristics certainly place it ahead of the pack. I tried a Green Flash tripel last week on tap and it was good; this is much better.

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Photo of mmesce2
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greg202stewart
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first beers that introduced me to the Belgian style. It is one of the best looking beers in the glass, with a bright yellowish orange color and a nice thick head on top. It smells potently of orange, yeast and spices. It has a sharp bite to it which is cooled by the flavors of the beer. Although I have branched out to other true Belgians, this is one of my favorite beers and I can't help but keep it in my regular rotation at the bar.

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Photo of ski271
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How convenient. I even have a La Fin Du Monde glass to drink this beer from. It’s an attractive bottle with it’s nice-looking front label, informative back label (recommend what glassware to use and warns about the yeast sediment), foiled cap and.... twist off cap? Strange, but whatever, I’m not going to knock points of for something like that. Pours a light yellowish-amber with very small particles swirling about but never settling like the sediment I avoiding pouring out of the bottom of the bottle. I guess maybe I jarred the bottle a bit while pulling out of the back of the fridge. The head is very large, white, frothy and stubborn, diminishing very slowly leaving thick lacing just as it sits and slowly fades away. Almost looks like a meringue sitting on top of the beer. The smell is sweet and fruity, with wonderful aromas of Belgian yeast, clove and apple. The taste is marvelous! Clove, pepper and pear with a slightly medicinal twang... but in a good way. Finishes warm with lingering esters. It has a light body, and an effervescent mouthfeel that finishes smooth. This is a fabulous beer that’s quite easy-drinking for a 9% brew. The higher price tag is the only think keeping from being a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of 20pint
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Belgian tripel out there, period. Pours nicely, complex taste from start to dry finish, easily drinkable and not too sweet.

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Photo of 1100
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have to say up front, that this has become my favorite beer. I totally agree with chad9976 about the spice taste. This is my first beer rating, and I am far from an expert on beer. But, subjective as taste is, I really enjoy this beer. It is spicy, it has a high ABV, which I like, but you cannot drink too many. The carbonation is quite high as well.

Drinkability is HIGH, but that ABV will bite you if you aren't careful.

Crisp, spicy, clean. EXCELLENT BEER that I would hightly recommend to anyone.

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Photo of IPA_Weather
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wc94wc
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaddogOrlando
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells floral at first, then hoppy. Great mouthfeel with natural carbonation just right. Very smooth drinking yet you can taste the higher alcoholic content. Had this at Walt Disney World - Epcot Canadian Pavillion and then had to buy some locally. Very good overall experience.

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Photo of Murgen
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A. Poured a cloudy yellow with an inch and a half head that dwindled down fairly soon. Some lacing but not much.

S. Yeasty but in a good way. Some pineapple, banana, and some others.

T. Sweet. Yeast and banana again. Some zippy pineapple and even some orange. Overall, it melds greatly together. This is what keeps me coming back to this one. It's taste is great and not overpowering.

M. A little syrupy, not overmuch. Medium carbonation and the aftertaste is sweet bananas which is fine with me.

O. This is one great trippel. Keeps me coming back as it's not overbearing and has a soothing flavor. Like drinking a fine brandy made of beer.

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Photo of tasteandenjoylife
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one delicious tripel. It has a cloudy honey gold color with a classic tripel aroma and with clove, coriander seed and a hint of banana.

Has a creamy smooth medium body with a slight effervescent feel followed by a long dry finish.

A strong beer with a full aftertaste of clove, coriander seed and banana.

Overall this is probably one of my favorite Belgian tripel style ales I've had.

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Photo of stbfan
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

straw yellow with a nice white head.lots of carbonation.

smells great!like cloves, yeast, pepper.big tasting triplel!

tastes bright, bitter,malty, spicy. delicious.

warm finish, big mouthfeel.smooth and warm on the way down.

good drinkability.

great taste, and drinkability. awesome!

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Photo of Soybomb
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance:Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow with a big frothy head that drops to a ring of foam that leaves slight lacing on the glass. Each drink brings more bubbles up from the class.

smell: Popping the cork brought out cidery and spicy smells. A little fruit smell was also present once I got it into the glass.

taste and mouthfeel: Smooth and some sweetness from malts. Moderately high carbonation gives it a little bite on the finish, along with alcoholic warmth. Has a spicy taste with a light bitterness.

notes: Not near as much yeast and fruit flavor as I was expecting from this beer. Nice with alot of flavors that need to thought about to really pick out of the beer. Good, but probably not my favorite style of beer to begin with.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge, billowy, lace, white-as-driven snow head, atop a perfectly golden, clear body.

Aroma is a sweet array of fruit and spice, standing far above any other particular aspect. Delightful and heavenly. Is it "the End of the World", because it enters us into the next?

Citrusy flavor stands on top, with dazzling hops and a marvelous sparkling sensation on tastebuds. Body is light, and extraordinarily uplighting. This brew handily earns it's rep as the Canadian stand-in for Duvel.

A terrifically engaging, hoppy mouthfeel, and an exceptionally warming feeling make this ideal beer for any sort of celebration, such as Anniversarys, holidays, Wednesdays, midnights, 2:45 A.M.s, anytime you're exultant that the world hasn't ended, didn't get fired, dog still loves you, etc., etc....

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Photo of degerbah
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorites. Bought a bottle at the Catskellar on UC's campus which has turned into a really superior place to get decent beer in Cincinnati.

Poured a cloudy blonde with a thick head. The smell is the spicy aroma that I equate with all unibroue products. Very heavy flavor with cloves and other spices easily overpowered the pizza I was eating. Just a hint of alcohol to warn against the serious alcohol this beer packs.

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Photo of jaws1477
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Best 9.00% beer I've ever had. I prefer it when poured correctly, which most bars that I frequent don't do. For best flavor, use a Duvel-like chalice and pour at an angle slowly until about one inch of head is achieved. Then pour rest of beer into glass after about a minute or so. It has a very distinct bitter-sweet taste, although once you have acquired a taste for La Fin, it goes down very smoothly. One of my favorites, although a 4-pack where I live goes for around $11, and the bars usually charge $8-10.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz->Unibroue Tulip

A ~ Pours a gorgeous translucent Pumpkin. Creamy lacing and retention. Lively carbonatin with tiny bubbles (characteristic of Unibroue's Belgians)

S ~ Sweet dose of sugar, preserved peaches, clove, citrus, house yeast. Phenolic.

T ~ House yeast follows through...Pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, nectarine & pomander make up the fruit-filled body.
Touch of jam mango & cinnamon-like spice-note that (for a second) reminds me of a candied apple. Grass & hay on the back of the throat.

M ~ Soft yet lively carbonation that creates balance amongst the complex fruit notes. Full in flavor with a crisp finish.

D ~ A classic in my/anyone's book. (One of) My go-to Tripels. Very easy to drink and even easier to share. Recommended.

Prosit!

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Photo of Ricardo25
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,064 ratings.
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