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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of sporklift87
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best before 10/10/17

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Photo of Roman5150
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: cloudy orange with a 2 finger white head, very bubbly with lots of lacing, looks like an unfiltered IPA.

smell: clove, dark figs/fruits, coriander, bubble gum, banana, subtle vanilla, citrus

taste: So sweet and carbonated, it has the dark fruit qualities of a trappist with the sweetness of a Chimay to be specific, yet has some spice complexities that differentiate it from any other beer. Huge bubblegum flavors blast your tongue right away, followed by a herbal, fruity hoppiness that mixes with the sweet malt backbone in almost perfect fashion. So remarkably balanced, no taste of alcohol whatsoever, the finish is so refreshing you may think you're drinking a soda pop.

mouthfeel: highly carbonated, medium to thick bodied feel

overall: Probably my favorite from Unibroue. All of their beers are well crafted and do not disappoint, but this one is a step above the rest. Has characteristics of all the great trappists, if I had this blind I would guess it was from Belgium and brewed by monks. This was a steal at Trader Joes, for the price it is the best beer you can buy. Probably the best outside-of-Europe take on a trappist i've had besides Final Absolution by Dragonsmead (Michigan Microbrewery).

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Photo of joshtheford
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Mumbled
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Colebeers
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of coldmeat23
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Best Before 04-24-11

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color. One-finger head of loose white foam. Leaves a light frothy covering. Lacing is spotty and somewhat slick.

Nice banana and citrus notes come on strong. Pears, apples, oranges and peaches. Nice spiced presence, also. Corriander and hints of clove. Very inviting belgian yeast profile. Slight presence of phenols. Light barnyard funk.
This is the nose of an excellent Belgian Tripel.

Sweet fruitiness opens this one. Apples, bananas and citrus flavors. This is quickly balanced by a nice smooth spiciness. Light pepper and cloves. Nice medium malt profile. Great belgian yeast presence.
Very nicely balanced.

As a Tripel should be, this is one smooth and creamy brew. Highly carbonated, with lots of tiny little bubbles. It feels so good in your mouth, you almost don't want to swallow it. Just let it sit there, for a while, and enjoy it.

Very tasty, smooth, and quite drinkable. It hides the 9%abv so well. I can't even tell that it's there. I'm betting that it will sneak up on you, though. Be careful with this one.

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Photo of KetchumSuds
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbrown25
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of don1481
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of gingerbread
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of clarkkr
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle -> tulip glass

Pours a beautiful paler-golden color in the glass and is exceptionally cloudy. It glows in the glass. Tons of beautiful creamy white head with only a modest amount of lacing on the glass. It's very fragrant and smells sweet with some fruitiness (peach? apricot?) and spice in the scent. Drinking it makes you feel warm. You get a lot of the spices (cloves?) along with a deliciously sweet maltiness. The fruit still plays a big part in the taste, and the warmth comes from the alcohol content which is definitely more present as you swallow the beer. The beer is super creamy in your mouth. I really enjoyed this beer experience.

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Photo of JiuJitsuJustin
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Now this was some damn good beer!! When I saw 9%, I thought that it would've hit me hard when I tasted it. But instead, it was quite smooth. It smelled good, looked great, and tasted great. Definitely a beer I would recommend trying if you can. The bartender recommended this, and I had thought that maybe he was just trying to push this because it was one of their newer products, but I was very very glad that I took his recommendation.

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Photo of bum732
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Slightly spicy, floral malt, clean maltiness.

L: Hazy straw yellow, huge white head with good retention and solid lacing.

T: Slightly spicy malt with a clean sweetness. Medium spicy bitterness leads to more clean sweetness with a touch of clove and floralness. Finishes fairly clean. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

M: Medium full mouthfeel, medium carbonation, slightly prickly.

Very good tripel, the best i've had outside of Belgium. Just a great marriage of flavors, loved it.

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Photo of mademers
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BierBrawlinator
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a 3 finger head with nice lacing and a head that covered the brew until the end. The color was a mildly cloudy straw gold with active beading. I was able to swirl up a nice froth at any given time.

Smell has some vanilla, clove spiciness, with mild yeasty funk and bubble gum with some fruity esters. The hops are low-key and balance this baby out beautifully.

Taste is incredible. Smooth and creamy with an abundance of flavors. Well blended fruity esters with mild hop character. It tastes like a wit on steroids, with some tripel characteristics. The alcohol seems non-existent until you polish off a bottle. The flavor coats the palate, begging for more.

Savor this one and drink it leisurely or just buy another and start a session. That 9% ABV creeps up on you because this is one sweet brew and I could definitely drink these all day! Without a doubt, this is a world class beer.

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Photo of blackbyte01
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to pint glass (leaving yeast sediment behind)

A: Light Golden color with medium haziness. Pours one finger of thick white head with great Belgian style lacing.

S: Very complex aroma, mainly characterized by spicy phenols and fruity esters: a great combination of pepper, citrus, cloves, and some bananas.
A soft alcohol smell is hardly noticeable but still present.

T: Very yeasty, biscuity, and malty sweet flavor (perhaps some candi sugar). Begins with cloves and citrus, already present in the aroma, and finishes dry with some moderate hop bitterness.
The alcohol is well hidden and only noticeable by a warm feeling in the throat.

M: Medium bodied beer with high effervescent carbonation.

O: An excellent beer. This is probably one of the best examples of non-Belgian tripel I've ever tried. The hidden alcohol taste makes this beer highly drinkable: a lovely marriage of complexity and drinkability.
If you loved this beer, I suggest you try the Dragonmead Final Absolution as well (similar in style, quality, and provenience).

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Photo of ClePaul
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

La Fin Du Monde is a tripel with a big 9% ABV. Great balance of spice, butter and citrus. Easy enough to drink that if your not careful, it could get in trouble. One of the finest Belgium doubles I've ever tasted. Near perfect~

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Photo of airheadmtrcycle
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I knew I would like this beer. It's been in my cellar (closet) for months. I kept denying myself the pleasure for some reason. My shrink says I do that a lot. Opening the bottle was not an easy task; I ended up using a corkscrew. It poured beautifully from the 750 ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. It's a beautiful hazy golden color with a foamy head that disappeared a little faster than I would have preferrered with little lacing to speak of. Next time I'll go for a more aggressive pour as in the Unibroue video on their website.

But oh the smell is spectacular! Fruity, rich and malty with some booze. The taste is more restrained with the booze, which is a good thing for me, but the fruity yeast, and rich malty flavors are far beyond my greatest expectations for this fantastic tripel. This is definitely a sipping beer, and as it warms the flavors are getting more pronounced. I'm in love! How do they hide 9% ABV?!?!

The mouthfeel is medium, which is surprising with all the malts that probably go into this ale. Its downfall is it's too drinkable for an ale with 9% ABV. :-)

Next to Duvel this may be my favorite beer I've ever tasted. Sorry for gushing beer vets, but I feel like I've crossed some kind of threshold of flavor that I didn't know was possible for a beer.

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Photo of Riccymon
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours an orangey, straw yellow with a huge, soapy, white head, which quickly dissipates. I smell a delicious, dusty blend of apple, plum, honey, and a touch of citrus. The taste follows suit with these same flavors; a wonderful, full, complex flavor. This is not overwhelming at all like tripels can be, even in spite of the ABV. The mouthfeel is equally pleasant--light, bubbly, and carbonated--and the alcohol is nowhere to be found. I found La Fin Du Monde akin to Brooklyn Local 1, perhaps a touch better, and I think this will be my tripel of choice for a while.

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Photo of n0315
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hazyness with a nice lacy head that sits there for a bit.

Smell: soft a fruity, with a strong malt smell. The smell enough is worth buying the bottle.

Taste: What a blast of flavor. fruits, malt, and something else I cannot put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: top notch

Drinkability: A little high on the ABV, but other than that, I could drink this stuff all day long.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours a cloudy auburn color with a thick fluffy white heading that dissolves to just about nothing. No lacing.

Smell is very fruity at first. Pears, banana etc.Slight spiciness , corriander , clove.

Taste is spicey right from the get go.Amazing candy sugar covered fruit taste. Hot alcohol comes into play for a bit but is meeted with a clovey,spicey finish.

Mouth mid bodied with intense carbonation. Slight slickness in the mouth,kind of buttery and does linger a bit afterwards.

This tripel is probably one of the best I've had if not the best. I bought a four pack of this and didn't realize 3 were gone within a bit of time. Very drinkable.

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Photo of SebD
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: : It has a nice orange/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down slowly and has nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet spices, yeast, and citrucy notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice sweetness coming from the malts and the hops leave a slight bitterness. The spices are very present and certainly cover up the alcohol. There is also very nice cirtucy/orange notes to it. It has a great balance.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice medium carbonation, a great overall balance and nice smoothness.

Drinkability: It's a very smoott drinkable beer accompanied with great flavours and aromas. It's an overall amazing beer.

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Photo of sethmeister
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle marked "F 180807560" poured into my fin du monde tulip glass.

Appearance is cloudy golden orange with an immense white head - nearly three fingers.

Scent is fruit and spice. Bread. Pineapple. White pepper.

Taste is sublime. Pineapple and tropical fruits, sweet candy sugar, tangy yeast. Pepper and white pepper spices as well as clove. Brief appearance of bitter hops. Some sour and citric flavors - lemon. The spicey, sweet and bitter notes mingle and merge on the tongue long after the sip.

Mouth is rich and coating - even a bit syrupy - with a fine carbonation.

Drinkabilty is excellent; high abv is completely undetectible

Trippels tend not to be my favorite style but this is an ale I have loved since I first had it years ago. Exceptional in every way.

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Photo of gciccarelli
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

A - Pours a hazy pale gold with a huge, fluffy white head. Excellent head retention. A great looking beer.

S - Sweet-smelling candi sugar, belgian yeast, clove spice, citrus.

T - Bready Belgian yeast, sweet malt, citrus, and spice. Very complex yet very well-balanced. Although it is 9% ABV, there is only the slightest hint of alcoholic taste. Very slight hop finish - very nice.

M - Light and creamy, highly carbonated.

D - Even with it's high ABV, incredible taste and incredible smoothness. Dangerous because you want to drink a lot of it but it will put you on your ass...

Arguably Unibroue's finest (along with Maudite). Highly recommended.

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Photo of ChimRichels
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A creamy finger of head. very cloudy, slightly more amber than fresh-squeezed orange juice.

S - Coriander is strong, the smell of fresh carrots drifts gently behind wood and fresh herb aromas. Clove notes are mild and linger in the background.

T - Pine, fresh cilantro/coriander, orange zest, and white bread. Alcohol is noticeable a few seconds after the drink.

M - Smooth, just prickly enough to accentuate the bitterness of the hops.

O - Very solid Tripel. Very refreshing and just plain delicious.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,198 ratings