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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Crystal-clear yellow. Foamy head that laces the glass throughout the drink.

S: Belgian yeast scents of banana and clove. Black pepper. Sour-dough bread.

T: Fruity, Spicy-goodness. Pineapple, banana, mango, alcohol.

M: Low carbonation. Bigger body. Smooth and thick.

O: Wow. Pert-near perfect for the style.

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Believe it or not, some beers do actually improve with age. This was certainly the case with a 2 year old bottle of Unibroue's La Fin Du Monde. La Fin Du Monde was purchased as a 6 pack from the Beer Store, and came in 341 ml bottles with a production date of August 31, 2011. This Unibroue offering is 9.0% alcohol by volume and the price of a 6 pack works out to $2.49 per bottle. A warning if you're planning to age this beer for a while: when I opened the bottle, even though I was prepared for it, a large quantity of foam came gushing up the neck of the bottle and sadly some of this fabulous beer was lost to spillage. Let this beer warm a bit before drinking...you won't get all of the flavours and aromas if you drink it straight from the fridge.

La Fin Du Monde poured an opaque orange/gold colour, and because of the huge quantity of foam mentioned earlier, I had to wait for the off-white head to settle down to an acceptable level before drinking. Its aroma was wonderful, which I could tell right away just from the foam that spilled out onto my counter top. Apricot, peach, coriander, orange peel and yeast. The beer's flavour didn't disappoint either...it started off with sweet light fruits including peach, apricot and orange, which gave way to yeast and a coriander spiciness, finishing with a mild bitterness and warming alcohol. The sweetness was quite strong but was nicely balanced out by the spiciness and slightly bitter finish. The carbonation was much more mellow versus a fresh bottle, and I would describe La Fin Du Monde as medium bodied, hefted up a bit by its significant alcohol content. Unibroue always manages to avoid the alcohol burn associated with a lot of high percentage beers, leaving just a nice warming sensation in the finish.

If you're a serious beer fan, you must try La Fin Du Monde...ideally after having been aged in your fridge or cold cellar for at least 18 months. Unibroue appear to be the Canadian masters of bottle fermented beers.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,117 ratings
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