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:
#448
Reviews:
3,030
Ratings:
10,250
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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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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Photo of kjmcmullen
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional beer - lovely golden colour, smell is heavenly, taste is outstanding - this is as good as gets.

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

Tasted blind with bottles of Ommegang, Duinen Dubbel, Orval and Maudite.
Even, tight head with a glaze of pearlessence on top. The liquid is bright yellow-white with a hint of orange. The nose is of coriander (?!) dried orange (?!) green figs and cardamom. Heady but bright aromatics! On the palate it is liquified white plums and whipped cream. A kick of bitter minerality emerges on the finish to keep the generous floral, herb and fruit flavors in focus. The alcohol is noticable, especially at 1pm.

Tasted again on 10-27-2002:
Candied...Banana...Candy

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

Photo of Dykemyster17
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was ready for something new and different and well, I found it. Crazy awesome beer from the north. Very complex beer so you can pick up different things with different aged bottles meaning a bottle that is two weeks old will taste very different from a 4 month old bottle and I believe I have had both and both to my surprise were good! If you want to introduce a friend to something different then let them try this heavily yeast driven beverage and see what they have to say. Most will really enjoy it!

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

Excellent high ABV beer. Two of these will definitely start off your evening. Has some wonderful spices and a noticable citrus flavor.

A possible downside for some drinkers is that you can definitely taste alchohol and it is quite dry. Normally I can only handle a few of these before I move to something different for the evening.

I would highly recommend this beer and most other beers from Unibroue.

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

Been meaning to try this for a while.

Pours slightly cloudy (possibly my fault for not letting it sit awhile, but i just had to have it)
pale straw yellow with a genorous fluffy head which hangs around not quite long enough.

on the nose sweet fruits, banana, apple, maybe a hint of cinnamon. a touch bubblegum, maybe fairy floss, then some cloves.

Taste, well, where does one begin, all of the flavours above plus so much more, some stone fruit perhaps, some candy sugar sweetness finished with restrained bitterness which lingers perfectly.

all and all a fantastic beer, why has it taken me this long to try it, will be having many more i'm sure.

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

I cant believe I havent reviewed this beer until now. Its one of my favorites.

The beer pours from its cool labelled bottle a hazy honey color. The head is impressive, its billowy and leaves great trails of lace. The aroma is incredible. As complex and inviting as you can imagine. Theres a sweet aromatic malt with a wonderfully fruity edge; passionfruit, apple, raspberries come to mind. Hops are floral and minimal.

The taste is packed with berries, rock candy and spices with a stiff alcohol warmth. Hop flavor and bitterness is very low. There is a surprising dryness however thats a characteristic of Unibroue house yeast. The finish is long and sweet, though not too sweet. The mouthfeel is incredibly thick and creamy with carbonation. You gotta love Botttle Conditioned Belgians.

This is a fantastic beer. One of the first 'good beers' I tried and definitely as good as anything you can get in Belgian.

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

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

wow...that is a damn good beer. i figured when i got this in a variety pack it would not amount to anything special. i was wrong. this beer poured nice with a medium yellow color. excellent three inch head that settled to about three quarters of an inch. nice fruity aroma. the taste oh the taste. nice fruit with malt balance. yes you can taste the alcohol but it is balanced perfectly with the taste. nice lacing down the glass.

excellent!

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass
Poured from a 22 oz bomber

A: pours a very nice light golden color with a slight amber hue, pours with a thin layer of whitey bubly head

S: has a nice scent reminiscent of most belgian wheat brews, also has slight citrus notes

T: Very nice wheat taste, not overpowering and perfectly balanced with sweetness. Does not leave the driness that does come with most wheat brews

M/D: very smooth drinking brew, goes down smooth and leaves a nice lingering sweetness

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

Poured this into a goblet, it bubbled forever. It has a lasting, creamy head. the color was golden with a slight cloudiness to it. The aromas were fruity and full nosed, with a slight hint of an alcoholic twang when I inhaled deeply. Sweet tasting but not overly so. A full bodied feel in the mouth, the carbonation tingles the tongue, the sweet fruity tastes are pleasurable and there is a slight alcoholic taste.

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

I love this beer!
Anyway, the foam of the pour looked like the cheap foam filling from a crappy pillow. Grease from my beard or face may have caused it to dissipate so quickly.
It looks like gold you'd drink from the chalice of the lord. (I probably should have written this review before tasting.)
The taste is the best kind of fruity: like some kind of hand soap or chapstick you wish was the frosting on your cupcake (see: Pre de Provence Agrumes soap: Grapefruit laden with sugar.). It also has a spiciness that paves the way for the mellowing off-dry finish.
All-in-all deliciousnessisity.

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

Serving size 12 oz bottle in wide mouth wine goblet.

A- Cloudy golden yellow with small rich head that quickly dissolves leaving tiny champagne bubbles rising in the glass.

S-Belgian yeasty, sweet and fruity.Very inviting

T- well carbonated,fruity and slightly sour beginning, balanced malt/hops, warm alcohol middle with a sweet fruity wine grape finish

M-more like a sparkling wine than a beer. medium body.

D-made to be sipped and savored. Delicious!

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful hazy peach-copper with a finger of bubbly head that quickly vanishes. Decent retention with minimal lacing.

S: Cloves, coriander, fresh grasses, belgian yeast, jammy marmalade, and pineapple. Fantastic blend of varying tropical/citrus fruits with an earthy grass aroma. Like much of Unibroues offerings this comes across in a very refreshing manner.

T: Bold juicy orange and pineapple qualities, sweet banana, cloves, potent floral character, and a lovely medicinal-like grassy element. Similar to aroma with a refreshing and semi-crisp taste. Very complex yet well balanced. Alcohol masterfully well hidden. Incredible taste.

M: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation that works brilliantly here. Pleasantly oily with a lingering dry and chalky character.

D: An excellent Unibroue product that's very worthy of the high accolades.

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

I was hesitant in trying this beer since it came from Canada, but based on the reviews I thought I would give it a shot. Damn glad I did as it became one of my favorites on the first sip. Very competitive with the top Belgiums, yet at a lower cost (at last where I get my beer). Cloudy golden color with a nice light, but tight head. Despite a slight tartness, it is still somewhat sweet and very smooth. Also has a nice spice flavor, but not overwhelming. A tripel at its best! Despite the fairly high alcohol content (9%), there is very little alcohol flavor, but it is somewhat noticable on the after taste. Watch out Belgium. I am looking forward to trying the rest of the Unibroue beers. Well, time for another and another and ...........

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

Best before 10-02-11 printed on back label. This gem has been stored in my 50F dark, cement floor, cinder block cellar for about a year now. CANNOT believe I haven't formally reviewed thi sbrew yet. I've enjoyed this offering from Unibrew for many years now.

Poured into my Chimay chalice - stirred yeast and all. The audibly fizzy bright white head starts loose and lumpy, then settles to a thin-edged perimeter with a convex mound in the center. The dirty orange colored brew is alive with carbonation. Fine and boisterous bubble action is making me salivate. Drooping lines and splotches of lace sporadically present.

Such a succulent and yeasty smelling ale. Tons of creme fresh notes. Mostly sweet, with just a touch of yeasty-tart tinge. A fresh bouquet of vanilla and fresh sourdough bread is prevalent. Reminds me of vanilla (batter & frosting) birthday cake. Upon smelling this for a few minutes, I do feel like it's my special day.

Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. And Mmmm. The scent purely and accurately translates into the flavor. A hint of white pepper from the belgian yeast cloaks any discernible alcohol notes. The yeasty sourness is restrained enough to not take center stage, but does provide a perfect balance to this luscious, sweet elixir. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with the perfect amount of ultra fine and tongue tingling carbonation. It coats and penetrates all surfaces and crevices in the mouth, giving life to everything it touches. The finish is slightly spicy and a tad dry.

Drinkability is PERFECT. The 9% ABV is very deceiving and could prove weighty if over indulged. Good thing I'm nursing this 12 oz. bottle.

Canada does Belgium proud with their masterful rendition of a Triple. I prefer this to many Belgian offering, as a matter of fact. The softness. The sweet warmth. The marvel. World class in my book.

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

Another amazing offering from Unibroue.
Beautiful light golden elixir pours with a good dollop of head that camps out for the duration. Nice lacing as well.
Complex aroma of dried fruit, apricots, nectarines. Light floral hoppiness, excellent, the smell has me salivating...time for the taste.
The taste is out of this world, lightly fruity, slight bit of hops, crisp malt is so well balanced.
The mouth is perfect, definitely perfect carbonation which marries so well with the ultra dry finish. Excellent example of a belgian from outside of belgium. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, this is another prime example from them.

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

La Fin Du Monde | 750 ml. | 9.0% | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Unibroue
Style: Tripel
Glass: Chimay goblet

Presentation:
Standard Belgian 750 ml. bottle with nice label art depicting Canada from a sort of 'god's eye view'. The cork and cap are quite nice.

Appearance:
It pours a beautiful yellow-orange with an ample frosty, white head of about 1". The head shrinks, but never quite disappears, leaving a hearty pillow atop liquid gold. Bubbles from carbonation joyfully stream upwards along the side of the glass.

Aroma:
A delightful but pungent mix of nectarines and thick, peppery yeast swirl together in my nose. Phenolic cloves and the slightest touch of alcohol in the back.

Taste:
Peppery cloves and hearty yeast mix with delicate nectarines, mango, and -- just as I imagined from the smell. I have to say that at first I was underwhelmed, but the flavors develop spectacularly, unraveling layers upon layers of complexity. The finish is thin, buts its laced with spices and cloves and a touch of hops. The aftertaste is powdery and a bit medicinally bitter. I can see why some may not like it, but I love it.

Mouthfeel:
Its way thinner than expected, especially against comparable tripels. That being said, it is terrifically smooth, creamy and highly carbonated. It is an ethereal tripel -- not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit unexpected.

Harmony:
Very well put together: light, complex, practically heavenly. It's an unusual tripel in that it is light and highly carbonated. Nonetheless, it's really spectacular.

Drink before: Oct. 1, 2010
Price: $7.29 at D'Agostino's

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

A favorite beer of mine for a long time. Really is a top of the line brew, even with it's high alcohol content. If your looking for a beer that will really get you going, this is the one, even if the bottle will cost you 10$ at a bar.

The key to this beer is knowing how to pour it / having the sense to not drink it straight from the bottle (but sometimes you have to do what you have to do)

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

Wow, I loved this beer. Drinking it reminded me of Christmas. You can definitely taste the coriander, which really gives it a spicy almost nutmeg on eggnog flavor. Wonderful smell and beautiful color. I really loved this beer and plan on having much more of it in the future.

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

Reviewed 12/18/10, taken from notes:

Appearance: Golden brass color with an average head that slowly fades. I think I poured this one too slow. Some sediment present and the lacing was fair.

Smell: Loads to discover; orange mixed with clove is up front with some pears. There's some pepper and heavy yeast that is bready. Hard candy, vanilla -- very complex.

Taste: Spicy, orange, clove lead to an alcohol warmth with a hit of pepper. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter, very long. Nice balance and incredibly complex; you discover different flavors with each sip.

This is a beer you take to a wine party and convert some folks with.

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

La Fin Du Monde an Abby Tripel from Unibroue Brewery In Canada

Aroma. Nice sweet citrusy with mild banana and orange, spice from the hops. Also light hints if the malt

Appearance. A beautiful hazy golden color with a nice white creamy head with excellent lacing

Taste a very balanced Trappist style ale multiple fruit flavors and subtle maltiness. With a little hop bitterness on the back end

Mouthfeel. Heavy carbonation leaves the palate refreshed for the next sip. Hides the 9%ABV very well

Overall. An Excellent Beer. On of the best beers I have had from Canada I am a fan of the Trappist style

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,250 ratings