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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Ratings: 10,116 |  Reviews: 2,997
Photo of talbotjf99
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afinepilsner
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle
9% abv

La Fin Du Monde was light gold in color and cloudy. It had a short white head that was reduced to a ring with little residual lacing. The smell was fruit, yeast and malt. The taste was fruity and sweet upfront with candi sugar, yeast flavors and spices. The finish was lingering and semi-dry. It was medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The drinkability was good and the alcohol well hidden. This is a good Belgian ale and worth seeking out.

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Photo of tbrascojr
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale gold color, hazy, with a 3 finger white creamy head. Looks like you could eat it with a spoon. Crazy good retention and nice lacing.

S - Spicy yeast aroma, almost witbier-like, which kind of caught me by surprise, citrus aromas like orange and lemon, and some other spices as well.

T - Follows the aroma with a spicy yeast bite, the sweetness and tanginess of the citrus flavors, and more spicy flavors like cloves coming through. Slightly bitter at the finish. No alcohol noticeable at all which is remarkable for 9% ABV.

F - Medium-bodied, definitely well-carbonated, with a crisp and dry finish. Creamy, mouth-coating texture especially if you swish it around in your mouth a little bit. Still no sign of the alcohol, which is astounding.

O - I've heard a lot of good things about this beer and it was definitely tasty. I'm not going to say I haven't had better Tripels, but one sure positive regarding this beer is the way it hides the alcohol. No sign of it anywhere at any point. The major downside is that it just smells and drinks way too much like a witbier for my taste. Nevertheless, it is highly drinkable and seems well-suited for a hot summer day.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BlakeAM
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

Photo of garyloveman
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpro
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 4 bottle “Taster Pack” -

A: Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Widmer Bros tulip glass... cloudy, citrus gold; fizzy, two-finger ultra white head dies down fast; lots of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface throughout.

S: Bready / crusty malts; some yeast spiciness and tartness; some phenolic tones.

T: Crisp, bready malts; green apple skin tartness that is played up by the yeast; peppery hops and touch of ginger on the finish; a note of alcohol on the finish, too.

M: Medium-light bodied with a high carbonation; its crispness doesn’t incline you to think its a pretty big ale at 9% abv.

D/O: Very drinkable and enjoyable. Next time I’ll try for a rougher pour to create that massive head. A very nice tripel.

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Photo of Long813
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated: Doesn't make sence with with Unibroue says.
From LCBO, 750ml

G: Chalie

A: Hazy yellow-orange body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Moderate retention, dissipated into a thin head and leaves good lacing. Typical for the style - with the yeast mixed.

S: Citrus, yeast, wheat and banana. Great mix of flavours, all are pleasant and distinct.

T: Citrus and the wheat/yeast mixture are the most prominent. Banana and cloves follow along. Great taste, and no sense of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied and high carbonation. A very foamy texture in the mouth and leaves a sticky yeast presence. Odd aftertastes, but it goes well with the beer.

D: I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I can appreciate it. It's amazing for what it is and at an excellent price point.

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Photo of mjstacker
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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