La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
10,038
Reviews:
2,973
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
647
Gots:
2,285
For Trade:
21
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Photo of npala86
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light appearance with. Pleasant aroma. Nice balance flavor with no alcohol taste. For a recreation of an old beer I think they did a great job. Probably better than the original beer that they are recreating.

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Photo of Sour_Lord
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDell
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Barnoloid
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are looking for a yeast forward, boozy Belgian style ale then you came to the right place. Pours with an aggressive, lively head which sticks around. This is bold across all areas. Full bodied, with a bready spice feel to it. Bitter and almost herbal aftertaste. Complex yet very drinkable. Goes well with food or on its own. Lots to like here.

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Photo of Chasegator
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jack_attack
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional tasting experience. Was a recommended pairing by the bartender on tap at Hogwash in SF. Being from Washington State it reminded me very much of our exceptional ciders, with somewhat high carbonation and light feel.

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Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some friends of my wife and myself were over just a few nights ago and decided to pick this bottle up from a local bottle shop since the NFL games were not going our way. We figured spending our time catching up and talking was more worthwhile than watching two NFL games that were not incredibly fun to watch.

This tripel (spelled on the bottle as Triple) pours a cloudy yellow hue with very high carbonation readily visible, along with a frothy white head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is quite yeasty with the yeast esters really coming out strongly. White stone fruit, typical Belgian spices, banana, clove, and coriander really come out nicely along with an undertone of earthy hops. 4/5 The flavor is very typical of Belgian style beers in that it is spicy with banana, clove, and white pepper making their appearances. Along with these, notes of light caramel, yeast, white bread, and earthy hops all come out in a layered style. The booziness comes out quite strong initially but then diminishes over time. Bitterness is light and does not linger after swallowing. Although, the yeasty esters really stay around for quite some time. 4/5 A light carbonation burn (although not as much as expected) hits the tongue straight away, with the beer proceeding to then showcase its medium body and wet/coating nature. There is very little dryness and this dryness does not linger. 4/5 This is a very well layered beer that is surprisingly strong in terms of banana and clove for a tripel. The booziness is quite high, as expected, but it is not muted or hidden like many tripels attempt. Very good tripel here and would gladly come back to this one. 4/5

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Photo of MGroms
3.31/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlmader
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

I used to take trips into Montreal to be able to stop on the way back and grab as much of any Unibroue products as I could legally bring back. Seriously, this is everything I look for in a beer. For being a Tripel, this could very much be a table beer, no matter the ABV, because of it's smooth drinkability, smoothness on the palette and just overall beer goodness. If this is the End of the World, then sign me the hell up because this is where I want base camp.

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Photo of kitch
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 24th July 2017. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that settled to a nice creamy layer and left nice curtain lacing.

Aroma: Juicy orange and mango, biscuity malt with touches of honey and banana.

Taste: Biscuity, banana, honey and orange with a hint of peach. Clove and light peppery spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: The citrusy orange was just coming on a bit too strong at times for me. Other than that, it was nice.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Prost76
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nothalfbad
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a fat bottom snifter.
A- Cloudy tangerine-gold with a nice white, frothy head and good carbonation.
S- Sweetness of ripe oranges and mangos, wheat. grassy herbs, vodka warmness
T- More orange/mango sweetness with a hint of spice and strong alcohol warmness in the finish. Also bell peppers.
M- Very light and smooth considering the high ABV (Unibroue is really good at that), I could drink this all day.
O- I quite like this beer although i due find it to be bit too sweet, It would due well with a stronger spice taste on the finish

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Photo of Holderness
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a lovely hazy gold with a big solid white head that lasts, but with little lacing. Cider-like aromas meld perfectly with doughy yeast, honey, rosemary, and a faint maltiness. Remarkably balanced flavors that largely follow the nose. Moderate carbonation. Overall I would say this is my favorite beer, especially during the colder months. It brings the taste of Belgium to New England AND FOR ONLY $6.50/750ml bottle!

95/100

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Photo of GJKerr
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,038 ratings.
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