La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
world-class
10,026 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:
10,026
Reviews:
2,970
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
640
Gots:
2,272
For Trade:
20
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Photo of Maestro0708
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 05/19/19
ABV 9%
IBU 19
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance | 4.5 |

This ale pours a cloudy orange-caramel color with a large, mountainous white head that has wonderful retention. A one finger head still rests in the bottom of my glass some time after the beer has been finished.

Smell | 4 |

Spices and fruit on the nose, especially orange and banana with some clove.

Taste | 4.5 |

Banana flavors are present but not quite as dominant as I have experienced in other Belgian beers. Other flavors include the same spices and clove that were present in the aroma. Flavors are complex yet balanced. Alcohol is masked but warming as you drink.

Mouth feel | 4.5 |

The feel is full bodied, smooth, and with medium carbonation. Overall, a very pleasant mouth feel.

Overall | 4.5 |

This beer ranks among my favorite Belgians. I enjoyed the entire drinking experience, start to finish. I love that it's complex yet balanced and approachable. This one is well-deserving of it's outstanding scores.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of -Rick
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benl7217
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pdurm33
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fun Du Monde has the strongest, most intense "Belgian" aroma of bubblegum, cloves and banana that I've ever encountered in a beer.

Mouthfeel is a bit too "digestible" for me (too much lights Belgian candy sugar to lighten the body?), but other than that it's a consistent, classic, perfect example of a Tripel. Taste is sweet and refreshing, not much bitterness or maltiness. Just a clean palate for showcasing the character of Belgian yeast.

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Photo of muchos
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacknyr08
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cknoch
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lobos62
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a great tripel with nice bready and malty aromas and a taste that exemplifies the style. Looks good and has an ample amount of carbonation. Leaves a nice fruity, malty feel at the end

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Photo of Tohibii
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, bb 12/18/17 into my St. Bernardus chalice. 9% ABV. The beer ranges from copper to gold with the light. Somewhat hazy but I poured the whole bottle aggressively. A half inch of white head fades to nothing but a thin ring with no lacing. Smell is slightly sweet and a little floral from the hops. Taste follows the smell. Mouthfeel is smooth and yet lively with carbonation. Overall, one of the best tripels on earth. I especially appreciate the subdued spice where other tripels are dominated by spice.

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Photo of Timtac
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Orny18
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMan95
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mschultz88
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite all-time beers. Local stores sell it in a 4-pack of 12oz bottles, which I prefer over the 750ml corked bottle. The beer pours with a great color and cloud, finished with a great head on top. I keep this constantly stocked in my cooler.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blackmagik2272
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The only real flaw with this beer is the high alcohol content, which means you drink less of this delicious brew before you hit the wall. Sometimes hitting the wall is good though \m/

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of detgfrsh
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with lots of head. Smells of orange, bread, and yeast. Light feel. Tastes like it smells: bright fruit flavors, bread, and spice with a certain warmth from the high alcohol content. One of my all-time favorites.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,026 ratings.
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