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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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,116 |  Reviews: 2,997
Photo of VoxRationis
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 12-01-19.
A: Pours a very hazy, amber color, resembling an unclarified cider, with very exuberant head formation, leading to a two inch head initially, but only modest head retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel malt, clovers, and fruit (peach and banana), as well as complex spice notes.
T: Cloves meet the palate initially followed by a complex mix of the elements of nose. Bitterness present but subtle and nicely in balance.
M: Full bodied and thick in the mouth; solid persistent effervescence causing tingling on the palate.
O: I first encountered this in Québec in 2008 and have enjoy it many times. Really a world class Tripel.

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Photo of ericanadian
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kick you in the teeth type of beer. Delicious, but you'll feel it in the morning. My first experience with Quebec beers. Hoppy and fairly strong, but you won't regret taking it for a ride.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For full disclosure, I love dark Belgian beers and the dark fruits, woods, and chocolate notes they impart. But I struggle with pale Belgian beers because the banana and clove characteristics of the classic Belgian yeast are fairly unappealing to my palette. So I'm rating La Fin Du Monde as fairly as I can against the actual category, not against what I naturally gravitate to, taste-wise, and with that perspective the beer is very, very good, but possibly doesn't live quite up to its phenomenal reputation. Pours a pale, translucent gold body with a beautiful and effervescent head that holds well and laces minimally. Expected aromas of banana, bready yeast, wet straw, lemongrass, some lemon citrus, and strong phenols dominate the nose. I get a lot of mineral notes and a little stone fruit on the back end. Taste follows with familiar banana and clove, which on the first few sips is overwhelming but mellows over the course of the glass and opens the way for other characteristics to muscle through. Rye bread, brown sugar, lemongrass, pithy grapefruit, and just a little bit of piney resin show their faces mid-sip and on the back-end. Very delicate and smooth but also noteworthy and evolving. Feel is substantial for the look and pale coloring, with a viscosity (but not texture) that makes you conscious of each sip but not weighed down by it, despite the ABV. Alcohol is almost invisible and the beer drinks like a farmhouse ale. Again, not necessarily my favorite style, but for the category I can't imagine too many beers better.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
2.63/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I dont know how this is rated as the top Tripel, Its not a bad beer but it is far from great. Tastes like so many other beers that try emulate Belgian Tripels, Quads, and Saisons and miss the mark. So cloyingly sweet it ruins itself.

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Photo of Plonk
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Shortbox81
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkm757
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jordanheartsbeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good beer! Definitely would drink again but wouldn't say it's a 96 in my personal opinion. Fruity and good finish.

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Photo of huthuty
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

blonde and translucent pouring this softly resulted in a small head
smell is spicy and sweet, almost like rootbeer
taste is funky and sweet, brilliant malt taste with a stale finish. cant taste the alcohol but i can feel it kicking in!

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Photo of ewpass
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with huge head. Sweet bubblegum nose. Medium-light body, super-smooth with some alcohol heat. A good, complex beer.

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft and served in a tulip glass just under cellar temperature. Rich golden color with half finger head. Big yeast, spice and banana aromas. Flavors of banana, cinnamon, spice and sliced granny smith apples. Very filling!

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Photo of jwilcox767
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Deep golden amber pour, just a finger of head that stuck around.
S - Lots of yeast, herb, mild amount of spice/herb.
T - Fantastic tropical fruit background with the yeasty maltiness up front, and it's all very smooth.
M - Full bodied Belgian Tripel with a good amount of coating stickiness, medium amount of carbonation.
O - This is one of my favorite Belgian Tripel's (made in or outside of Belgium). I'll be getting more for sure, it's a perfect 'go to' any time. Maybe I'll see if aging does it any favors as well.

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Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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