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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#420
Reviews:
2,997
Ratings:
10,116
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,347
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 10,116 |  Reviews: 2,997
Photo of beertrek
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rating: just drink it
Price: $

At the end of the day, it's whether you'll drink the beer again and again. This one you can't help but going back to. I don't agree with all of Unibrou's offerings, but La Fin is truly one of the best representation of Belgian ale brewed outside of Belgium. And, a lot cheaper.

750ml bottle purchased all over the USA.

If there's any detraction, it would be it's sweeter than some would like. But say you're trying to convince someone to move from a fruit beer to something better, give them this beer. It's full bodied, very malty, very carbonated, very high ABV. I'll grab this beer over and over again...and share with friends!

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Photo of b__a
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nearly perfect, in every way.

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange with a creamy white foam, but who really cares? The action is in the nose and flavor.

The beer opens with incredible boozy, spicy, banana, and tropical notes. More importantly, the beer offers such an inviting nose. I cannot quite place all of the individual components, but you just know from the outset that this beer will be incredible. In short, the smell is intoxicating.

The flavor is so complex that it's hard to describe. You open with this tingly and citrusy flavor. It tickles the palate and opens it to the flavors that follow. Right after, you get this spice and orange---mostly allspice and nutmeg---that swell and envelop the palate. After, its a slightly sour citrus note---not unlike orange pith---with a substantial boozy component. Your palate is left with a delicious coat that suggests winter holiday fruitcakes, but distilled and clearly superior.

All told, this beer may indeed be one of the finest in the world.

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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 mikeeeee
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

smell: fruity, yeasty ash with a touch of dancing orange zest. Its like a cloud of complex fruits and cream.

taste: delicious fruit infused alcohol with a spicy burst of flavor. complex allspice layered with decadent fruit leads to a superb dry finish...perfect.

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Photo of adam36
3.22/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ahacsgt
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilaMila
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csmrx7
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my go-to Tripel-style beer. Widely available yet top-shelf quality, a must-have for any fan of Belgian style ales.

Look: Pours golden with one-finger head which rapidly dissipates to thin lacing. A slow pour yields a much more minimal head with slightly better retention.

Smell: Grass, malt, yeast, tropical fruit all present up front on the nose. Very well hidden alcohol ester lingers in the sinuses.

Taste: Absolutely outstanding. Sweet tropical fruit (banana, mango), brown sugar, malt, grass, and spicy alcohol. Everything a tripel-style ought to be.

Feel: Super smooth with decent carbonation, does not feel its 9% abv at all, which makes this a rather dangerous beer indeed.

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Photo of userofthiswebsite
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeufo
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of marker2525
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of al2913
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Apellonious
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle best by 12-01-19 poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange with a medium large carbo release, a two finger fluffy head the slowly recedes through the glass. The aroma is of yeast, spices (coriander and pepper mainly) , and mild banana/clove. The taste follows suit, with only a slight bubblegum sweet addition to the mix. The mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium to medium high at the start, and mellows out as it warms. Always wanted to try this one. I like how the taste is well balanced and not quite as in your face. Recommended if you like Tripels.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this beer and I was not disappointed. Clearly the best Tripel that I've had so far. Beautifully hazy and orange tinged with a nice white head. The scent was Belgian yeast with slight spice. Where this really stands out is the flavor, there is some sweetness and the banana/clove and a wonderful spicy smooth finish. This beer has a unique distinct flavor. There's less carbonation but it's just the right amount for this brew. Creamy and smooth. This is 9%...what?? Pretty well hidden.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MephistopheIes
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lost_sailor
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,116 ratings
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