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: 10,252 |  Reviews: 3,030
Photo of Ryan4120
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

L - Hazy, opaque golden, with a thick, creamy, frothy very light tan/off-white head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind. A fantastic looking triple.
S - Yeast and malt with fruit esters intermixed along with wheat. The smell is pretty faint though.
T - Follows the nose, with yeast and malt up front followed by fruit esters and spices - banana, clove, honey, pear, apple, etc. Sweet finish - but not too sweet.
F - Medium body with a medium to high amount of carbonation - still smooth and crisp
O - This is a really fantastic Belgian Triple. It literally checks off all the boxes a triple should in terms of appearance, taste, and feel. I only wish the smell was stronger, but that's really splitting hairs on such a fantastic, textbook triple.

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Photo of mtimmerman84
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newcastlemike
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stout_Scout
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kootenays88
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of jripley97
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy orange with a big, foaming white head that lasts forever.

Smell: Spicy citrus, brown sugar, dried fruit.

Taste: Malt, fruit, a bit of spice and sugar, and a tiny hit of bitter hops at the very end. Mellow and easily drinkable, but you get a hint of booziness sneaking in.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and sharp on the tongue. A little thin.

Overall: An excellent tripel and one of my favorite sipping beers. If only the foil around the neck of the bottle was easier to get off...

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Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ahypercube
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally trying out that bottle I had stashed in the cabinet. This beauty delivers.

L: An 8-oz pour from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet delivers two fingers of light soapy head on top of a hazy orange amber body. Hazy silhouettes are discernible through the partially transparent liquid.

S: Upon first sniff, I get the expected banana, nutmeg and clove, but I also get a juicy yellow nectarine that flows into a smooth white bread with touches of honey and pear. Surprisingly simple and light for the hype, and for the abv.

T: Wow. Peach, banana and vanilla are up first, but lemon rind and honey balance each other out in the middle. Yes, it does seem like a great addition to a black tea. I can't believe this is 18 proof. I thought Golden Monkey hid the booze well. This sticks the booze behind the furnace in the basement. It's a very mellow and very plain Belgian Tripel.

F: Beyond perfect. Like velvet.

O: What a fabulous beer. Like nothing I've ever had before.

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Photo of timon
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Just drove 70 freakin miles to Total Wine to get this (and four others on my checklist). As a tripel lover who has had the best of the best, including the $100 a pack Westvleteren, this hits the mark almost perfectly. Great head with good lacing and staying power. Smell is a bit weak, but very sweet and full of Belgian qualities. Taste is that perfect refreshing, sweet tart-apple and pear/honey flavor. Not the best hider of alcohol, but it actually helps balance the delicate sweet flavors out, so I like it. Could drink this all day.

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Photo of martynickel
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

If I had to drink only one beer for the rest of my life, this would be it. Complex, like a Belgian, but still accessable. You don't need a special occasion to enjoy it. Great with sharp cheeses, pub food, or dark chocolate.

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Photo of Expertexteriors
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of axxe
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alpha-Leader
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SharkNado
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date is stamped on bottle as 'BB 10-04-20'.
Hazy, pale gold colored body. Initial pour results in white, mostly foamy head, which takes a few minutes to settle. Each subsequent pour brings back the head, but less in volume each time. Patterns of lacing are left behind with each sip.
Aroma of pear, banana, melon, cloves, light vanilla, and bready malts.
Taste has green apple, pear, banana, melon, citrus lemon, light vanilla, clove, and grassy like malts.
Toward a full mouth feel. The citrus at the end makes it a little dry. High carbonation levels.
Really a sublimely made beer with lots of flavors and very balanced. Such a treat.

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Photo of Leslieeer
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe not what I would taste last if the end of the world was coming, but it's still darn good...

The Unibroue brews have a hazy look to them that I have a love-hate relationship with. On the one hand they kinda look nice, but then they have this weird look to them that makes me wrinkle my nose. The smell was unique - I call it, "Wheaty sweet" and I really liked it. Mouthfeel was full-bodied, quite carbonated, but it had a creamy texture that the carbonation could not deny. At 9% ABV, the sweetness I smelled still came through the boozy flavor adding something more to it that I found appealing. Overall, I found this to be exceptional and probably the best of their offerings I have had to date.

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

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

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy, translucent deep gold with an enormous rocky white head. Very long retention, with lots of streaky lacing.

S: Lots of apple, pear, banana, straw, and clove; but instead of leaning sweet, it leans toward fragrant and floral; delicate with soft vanilla, honeydew melon, white grape, and sugar cookie.

T: Tart apple, pear, banana, lemon, orange, hay, biscuit, sugar cookie, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, white grape/white wine, and vanilla. Dry on the finish with hay and clove. Well balanced. Neither too sweet from the malt, nor too dry from the phenolics.

F: Highly carbonated. Feels so smooth and pillowy. Extremely well rounded. Finishes dry but not bone-dry, oh so well balanced.

O: One of the best tripels I've ever had, by far. Amazing.

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,252 ratings