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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
#415
Reviews:
3,000
Ratings:
10,129
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
2,355
Trade:
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Photo of chocosushi
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Truly a world class beer from Unibroue.

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Photo of HaydenP
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ob1wan
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer I've tried from this brewery!

Pours out a pretty hazy orange/yellow (I did pour the yeast in) with about 2 fingers of very, fluffy white head.

The aroma has a lot of fruit esters right up front; banana, orange peel, lemon zest and faint hints of apple. There is a white peppery note, some light grassy and wheat notes as well. Definite clove in there and coriander and it finishes pretty dry with some nice yeasty and bready notes.

Can't taste, smell or even feel the alcohol and it's a very light-medium body with a very crisp mouthfeel with tons of carbonation.

This is an excellent example of the style and not only easy to drink, but very tasty too!

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Photo of Blueribbon666
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a wide pint mug. Wonderful color of orange, smelling of wheat, citrus and a bit of spice. Definitely a top five or ten beer for me. The head dissipates fairly quickly. Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth and very drinkable for the abv. I've exposed many a Blue Moon honk to this wonderful beer, I say that because that's what most tell me when I have them taste La Fin Du Monde. No orange needed, the wonderful all natural citrus taste comes standard.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde. Very nice name for a great Canadian beer made Belgian style triple.

A- A very solid orange color with nice head and decent retention. Thick hue of un-filtered sediment shows. Note: When beer is celler temp leaves some lacing.

S- Highly yeasty, malty, and wheaty smell dominates the nose. Mild hop scents are noticed.

T- Complex flavor overload that consist of mainly alcohol esters, wheat, spices, and malt.
I could never begin to explain the massive taste this beer packs.

M-D- First is a dry astringent feel on the mouth from the alcohol esters followed by a smooth finish that let the taste buds know it means business. Drinkablity is great. I plan to buying a larger amount next time.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge billowy white head over a glowing hazy pale gold body. Awesomely aromatic with fruits, yeast and mild alcohol. Mouthwateringly good. Sweet bananas, nectarines and a pineapple fill the nose. Tastes very similar to the aroma. Sweet and smooth and the 9% ABV comes as a suprise. A slight alcohol warming tops it off. Great smooth mouth with complimentary high carbonation. Very drinkable for me.

Really good.

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Photo of ulululo
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Orrshow
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This particular bottle of beer is about 1.5 years old.

Appearance – Pours a hazy golden yellow which nice amount of meringue head. The head falls a touch but then retains nicely leaving solid amounts of lacing. This beer is nearly picture perfect in my Fin Du Monde glass.

Smell – This beer is extremely strong of citrus of front. There are peppery aromas as well as some yeast and clove. Hops are present too with nice sugar sweetness. Smells very appealing.

Taste – Up front this beer is very sweet and packed with malty goodness. The yeast and pepper which I was expecting are present as well. It is somewhat tart but finishes with a wonderful sweet citrus flavor. Just plain great.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation was barely noticeable and the beer was nice and creamy. Bang on here.

Drinkability – Nothing to say except that it is so freakin smooth.

Among my favorites. La Fin Du Monde never disappoints me when I’m thirsty for an outstanding beer.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beer. This is my second Unibroue and I must say that I am highly impressed. Bottle-condition.

This elixir of the gods poured cloudy with orange and lemon hues. Strong head that lasted, expelling a bouquet of sweetness and floral. I know that is the standard "quote-unquote", but hell, I was inebriated!

A revelation for my taste buds. Unbelievable!

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Photo of _nickg_
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MJR
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a touch of haze. A bright white head starts out hefty and loudly fizzles down to a sturdy cap. Lots of bubbles from the heavy carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is subdued with a touch of fruit, a flowery note, and chalky yeast. Great balance between the different scents, as they blend together so well it's a bit hard to pick each one out.

Taste: Overall, the balance swings to the sweeter side, with fruity esters of pear, apple and banana. There's a peppery spiciness that hangs in the forefront. Hint of clove...hint of hops... The yeast brings a chalky, powdery flavor to the table. That same suggestion of a flowery character from the smell is here too. The different flavors are integrated really well, with no one flavor trying to take attention away from the others. A bit of tartness is present, from wheat being in the grain bill. Ends with a slight phenolic note, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a highly carbonated mouthfeel that has a touch of creaminess. Like all of Unibroue's beers, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, only showing itself on the finish with a smooth dryness.

Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. Not to sound like a broken record, but 'nobody' can hide alcohol like Unibroue. They make a 9%abv brew taste like a 5% brew, with only the aftereffect showing otherwise. Another great brew from Unibroue!

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Photo of markmiller
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

C&C 750ml poured into a red wine glass.

A: Pours golden hazy yellow with pure white head.

S: Pure bliss. Fruity...green apples, bananas. Some spice, clove and a yeasty breadiness.

T: Delicious apples, some golden rasin soaked in alcohol and clove. Maltiness is just there just a touch of yeast. Finishes dry and crisp with a little spiciness. Where is the alcohol? 9%...no way. So smooth and hidden.

M: Moderate carbonation, drying. A touch of warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable.

O: A very, very good Tripel. Balanced throughout.

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Photo of tviz33
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle in to a pint glass

A- Pours a fizzy, white two-finger head with a beautiful hazy golden body

S- Smells hits your nose with a big punch of spicy citrus fruits masking some darker fruits. The vast depth of the aroma is just great.

T- The spice is quickly apparent, followed by a ton of various fruit flavors, and sweet ones at that: banana, apple, grape, pear, and orange. Man, this is outstanding. A hint of an alcohol presence, but that's understandable at 9% ABV.

M- The body is medium and carbonation plentiful, tickling the tongue and refreshing the pallet. You can down this stuff pretty quickly.

O- This is an extremely well-rounded tripel that I won't think twice about purchasing in the near future. Probably my favorite beer as of now.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Before I start this review, a big THANKS to my sister and brother-in-law for this sampling.

750 ml bottle that is corked and caged

Appearance: Cloudy, golden in color, with a full white head that holds well

Smell: Light sweet citrus fruit and spice aroma

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste same as smell, spicy sweet fruity and yeasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a MUST try for Belgian Strong Pale Ale lovers! It leaves you wanting another.

La Fin Du Monde goes well with fish and chips, although, I think it would go well with anything. This brew sure lives up to its reputation – Canadians have a winner here.

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Photo of gloriousglo2
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was this orangy-yellow color, it smelled great, a sorta fruity taste. It had a big head on it. The bottle has this fancy silver foil that envelops the cap, giving this brew a regal air. I originally got this as part of their variety pack. Coulda done without that apple flavored stuff, though....

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Photo of WeimtimeBier
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow color from very pale belgian malt, hues of orange. half inch head that dissipated quickly. This was the only thing i could ask more from this beer of.

S- Clean belgain sweetness coming of the malt with light banana aroma. The yeast brings out a very nice spicy character to this beer.

T- Sweet malt with esters coming out behind the spicy phenols. Esters taste of light banana clove, green apple, and some citrus. All of this being rounded out by a peppery phenolic flavor.
Hops were bitter but not very present with all the complex flavors in this beer.

M- Nice carbonated mouthfeel, medium body

D- incredibly drinkable. With such a high ABV this beer is dangerous. Very well rounded and complex. World class tripel i would have to say.

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Photo of Gavage
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drink this brew all the time and never got around to reviewing it. Pours a slightly cloudy yellowish-orange color with a thick frothy 2 inch head. The aroma contains tones of yeast, citrus, floral hops, and spice. The flavor components make up a perfect combination for the tastebuds - orange, lemon zest, yeast, coriander, and vanilla, balanced with perfect levels of malt, a nice complimenting bitterness, and mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is very crisp on the tongue. Medium bodied beer. The finish is dry and the flavor components ride the tongue long after swallowing. It is extremely drinkable and one of my favorite brews.

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Photo of bosco7
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loud pop when corked. Never get tired of that sound.

Massive foamy crown with a hazy pale orange color. I've seen better lacing.

Biscuit, soap, pear, apple, yeasty spice, lemon zest, slight alcohol,

Nice flash of biscuity-malty-soapy flavors in the start that quickly evolves to fruitier flavors on the palate which includes green apple, pear, pineapple, lemon zest, and a touch of orange pulp. The finish is quite spicey (nutmeg and coriander come to mind) with earth yeast flavors. Complex!

High attenuation leaves a light bodied beer that is so refreshing. Prickly yet delicate carbonation.

This is a great beer that always finds it's way into my refridgerator. Pairs well with pesto and salmon.

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Photo of Dmoore07
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Honey color. 5mm head.

S- Very sweet and inviting. Yeasty.

T- Very well balanced. Initially quite sweet, giving way to refreshing hop spice. The 9% ABV does not hide, but is not overpowering.

M- Bubbly and clean feeling.

D- Very drinkable. Its complexity makes me want to figure this beer out. It might take a few!

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Photo of AmishT
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A - Hazy golden amber with a huge white head. A pretty bold appearance, for sure. Not much lacing.

S - Bold fruit aromas and yeast dominate. Pear and banana. Clove. A strong and inviting aroma profile.

T&M - Very complex malt flavor profile, a hint of yeast, and spice. Herbal hops, fruit, and malts finish. A carbonation bite is mixed in., but doesn't even come close to covering up the bold flavors. Medium to full bodied. Smooth with a clean finish. 9% abv, but iI can't taste a drop of alcohol.

D - Great flavor makes this easy to drink. THowever, high abv and the body is capable of being filling. Still, it's so good that it's still fairly easy to drink

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Photo of SKMO
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not big into reviews as I do not feel qualified but this brew kicked my arse in every respect and brought tears to my eyes.

Upon opening the bottle and inhaling the aroma I was salivating like Pavlov's Dog. It smelled luscious. And it tasted as good or better.

Everyone else here has described the nuances of the taste/aroma. I can't begin to tear this beer apart taste-wise other than to say it hit all my sensory g-spots. I had a beergasm.

Let's just say it is one of the best beers I have ever experienced. It is delicious, not a word often used to describe beer. I also appreciate the high ABV which hides itself perfectly.

Perfect beer Karma in my opinion.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried it in a beer fest with over 50 other beers and this stuck in my memory as the best I had that night!
Awesome tripel from our neighbours, eh?! one beer not to miss on this planet.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,129 ratings
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