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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Ratings: 10,196 |  Reviews: 3,016
Photo of ssato27
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Khoward
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jonworth
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another fine Unibroue offering. I cannot decide whether I prefer this or Don de Dieu, which is similar but with a somewhat wheat-y and slightly more citrus-y character. But this is good stuff. Cloudy amber glow, froths nicely during the pour with the head settling down to a 1/8 foam top after a couple of minutes. Complex, spicy notes to the nose that are well represented on the tongue. Slick mouthfeel with a bitter follow-through. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- A beautiful golden ale with heavy carbonation running up the side to a thinnish white head

Smell- Yeasty very citrus y nose

Taste- Delicious sweet beer, such beautiful flavors and so well balanced, I really like all the flavors coming through on this complex beer

Mouthfeel- Soft and delicate a thing of beauty

Drinkability- So dangerous and so delicious with high alcohol this is a truely legendary beer anyone could appreciate

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Photo of Mattalmond
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Kmwalsh10
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Longstaff
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At warmer serving temps this is highly carbonated and will gush out of the bottle like champagne if you don't get in the glass fast enough. Has a lemony, sulfur like aroma. Vanilla, apple flavors blend well with phenolic alcohol flavors. Some mild spice taste. Just the right amount of sweetness from sugar additions. Dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quite simply the best tripel ive ever had...look is a deep dark orange, smell is of ripe fruit and alcohol, taste is the same but with a little smokey and sweet, mouthfeel incredible for the old one but those are the best.there is no better tripel out there.

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Photo of keanex
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Beautiful hazy orange with lots of swirling carbonation bubbles and a thick white head.

S: Sweet, yeast, fruity. Slight cloves hint. Can't exactly put my finger on the fruit, perhaps banana?

T: Yeasty into a malty banana bread type flavor with a spice finish.

M: Very refreshing the high amounts of carbonation make this beer a real refreshing drink.

O: There's a reason why this is cult status at this point. Very easy to drink and well made.

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Photo of CWO
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my absolute favorite beers ! Refreshing with little citric or hoppy feel or taste. Pairs well with most foods, especially spicy dishes. We may have to keep Bieber following the 2014 Olympics, but I'll take that deal any day as long as we get to keep this great beer at our doorstep!

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Photo of majorlance
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aforbes10
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well, this was one of my contributions to our michiana coalition of the drinking meeting this month. It seems like someone reviews this beer every freakin day on this site so i figured i may as well try it out.

after i hit bpeters2 with the cork, we poured it. poured tan, orangy color with a huge foamy head. odor was spicey, kind of nutmeg-like. Taste was pretty darn delicious. nutmeg, cloves, spices. an excellent sour quality that i really liked. smooth. delicious. this is great stuff. not too spicy or harsh like some other belgian strongs. mmm. maybe i'll get another Unibroue for next month.

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Photo of aventinus829
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly my new favorite beer. Definitely the best tripel i've ever had. Amazing!

A: Light, golden haze.
T: Very sweet, but in a good way, and balanced with clove spiciness. The high alcohol content adds some nice warming.
D: It would be quite easy to finish off a glass (or more) very quickly, but the high alcohol content will put you down fast.

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4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A cloudy golden color. A decent head retention and leaves a nice thick lace on the glass

S - The belgium style yeast is very prevalent, so you know what style the beer is right away.

T - Floral spices, honey, and malts are very prevalent. The triple fermenatation process provides a very unique flavor that is unlike any other beers. It leaves a dry aftertaste.

M - Smooth and well carbonated.

D - Delicious. Perfect for sipping on a cold winter afternoon.

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Photo of konadrinker
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. Cloudy, amber to light orange appearance with nice fluffy white head. Spotty lacing.

S. Belgian style nose all over this one - yeasty charcoal, toasted bread, mild citrus and clove. Very pleasant fragrance.

T. Similar taste profile to the nose - malts and mixed fruits upon entry and then some prickly hops and a lingering banana/yeastiness on the finish. Flavor stays with you for a while

M. Medium bodied with good carbonation - feels quite nice across my entire palate.

D. This is an easy to drink beer that is very enjoyable. Keeps you warm from the first sip. A wonderful sipper. My first Unibroue beer and one that I will buy again. Highly recommend.

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Photo of soultrain19
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful cloudy pale gold. With a vigorous pour the head was hearty but dissipated quickly without any lace.

It has a strong floral bouquet highlighted with hints of citrus.

You could really taste the orange peel but it is balanced with a pleasant slightly sour aftertaste.

The light carbonation is very crisp and starts sharp on the tongue and slowly softens.

Overall an incredibly easy drinking beer. A beautiful mix of sweet and sour with that delightful crispness.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a chalice. All the other times I've had this were out of 750ml bottles. Freshness date is “08/12/14.”

This beer is a beautiful golden-straw colored haze with a small, modest head and plenty of carbonation gliding at the rim of the glass that appears to be endless. Despite cloudiness, it's possible to see the alcohol swirling around this one, that's for sure! Quite inviting, yet more in sense how Duvel invites you only to whack you on the head if not careful with consumption. As they may tell you in Québec these days: "Bienvenue à la fin du monde : dernier arrêt, la sobriétée !" ["Welcome to the end of the world! Last stop: sobriety!"]

The central aroma is a combination of candy sugar and sweet maltiness, as well as plenty of spices and citrus. White grapes and apricots are prevalent here, although it really is a paradise of candied fruitiness overall for me to describe it too much in detail! This is extremely complex stuff, yet wholly enjoyable.

A delicious grape ester prevails overall in the taste, yet there are lots of other flavors coming out of this one. The sweetness is definitely a major factor, yet there's a spicy delightfulness that's present here that no tripel I've ever had featured. The hops and spices really sting the tongue and the lips, and the alcohol warms up in a dangerously fun way. Drinking this too fast could have adverse effects on sobriety indeed. However, what really shines is the thick, carbonated body of this beer. Extremely juicy and full, this is probably as thick as tripels get (yes, even more than Westmalle's, in my view).

To me, this transcends not only the tripel style, but beers as a whole. There's something really magical happening here amid the purposefully over-the-top recipe that makes you sit back and relax and enjoy life. No matter how insane and alcoholic it is by the end, it's a balanced beer unlike anything else. I'm having trouble describing it myself. However, it's a good pairing with any cuisine – especially spicy Mexican or latin food. Thai food could also work well. If not pairing with food, I recommend that it be consumed with patience and respect. This is intense yet marvelous stuff.

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Photo of codename88
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of williamdenzer
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of RussBecker1
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy golden composite. That is distinctive of a tripel. There is an ambivalence of character swirling throughout that is all brought together by a big clean head, making this one of the most sophisticated looking beers I have seen. The beer finishes with a nice deal of lacing as well.

S-Huge spicy nose that is highlighted by a lot of clove and a bit of sweeter scents (honey banana and cinnamon maybe a hint of nutmeg as well)

M-Nice mix between cream and carbonation to give the beer that much more character.

T-An absolutely fascinating blend of flavors. To me this is the perfect tripel, as it differentiates itself from the rest of the field. The abundance of flavors are impressive, but its the balance between all of them that amazes me most. Instead of being labeled as a tripel, it is simply La Fin Du Monde, a true work of art.

O-One of the best beers in the world, without question.

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Photo of gtermi
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours a cloudy golden body with a thin crispy head that quickly fades.

S: Has a very nice sweet Candi Sugar smell with tons of fruit. I also get a decent amount of sweet malt.

T: This just one of those triples that always blow me away when I drink it. The flavor is just so great that i can't get enough. The sweet malt sticks out a lot, along side the candy sugar. I am also picking up a strong raisin and citrus flavor.

M: This is the only part of the beer that I am not too crazy about. The carbonation of this beer is super crisp to where it burns going down. Nothing Terrible, but for sure not the smoothest Tripel I have ever had.

O: Just an amazing beer. This is for sure one of the best beers I have ever had in my life and it never gets old.

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Photo of jwc215
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip glass:

Pours clouded golden with a large white head that soon fizzles away.

The smell is of orange peel, frangrant spices, floral, bready notes in the back. Alcohol adds a touch of pepper.

Incredibly delicious! Sweet malt mixes with perfumy spiciness - orange peel, clove...touch of peppery alcohol gives it a warming finish but is so well-balanced that it is not raw, harsh or interfering.

Smooth and creamy, the taste lingers after a long, dry finish.

Very drinkable despite the high abv. One of the world's great beers, IMO.

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Photo of zac16125
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter
Best before: 04-08-13

A: Pours a bright golden yellow with 1 fingers width of bright white head, that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no appreciable lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be seen rushing to the top of the glass. It looks refreshing and inviting.

S: Aromas of banana, citrus in the way of orange, tangerine and even a hint of lemon zest. Lots of clove and peppery spice as well. The scent is so strong that I can literally pick up these aromas while the beer is sitting across the table. Fantastic.

T: The first sip goes right along with the nose as you’re hit right off the bat with all kinds of flavors; spicy, sweet, and citrus. The taste is complex, but does a nice job of balancing everything out. In general there is a big clove and pepper spiciness upfront, with a malt sweetness on the back end and a banana flavor lingering in the aftertaste. There are also hints of citrus on the tongue, but mostly just a subtle orange character. I think what makes this beer stand out above the other Tripels is the awesome spice presence. The heavy clove flavors are so damn good, but somehow manage to not overwhelm once the sweetness comes in on the backend.

M/D: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. A lively mouthfeel and very easy to drink with almost no hint of the high ABV. Sipping this brew would be wise, but I can’t resist drinking it faster than I should.

O: Overall, fantastic. It is the best example of one of my favorite styles, and all-in-all, one of a handful of my all time favorite beers. This is why I love craft beer.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful tasting beer. Golden and cloudy with thick creamy foam. Good combination of malt and spice taste with a non-bitter,curt finish. Overall just a fantastic beer. Reminds me of Hennepin.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,196 ratings