La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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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:
#448
Reviews:
3,020
Ratings:
10,211
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
664
Gots:
2,396
Trade:
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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of stella77artois
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Definitely some sediment action going. About a 1-inch head that dissipated quickly. Some carbonation evident at the bottom. A lot of people are turned off by the appearance. Doesn't bother me.

S - Fruity smells, pineapple comes to mind. Barley and just a faint hint of booze.

T - Oustanding. Smooth yet powerful. Just a bit of hop action evident, with a fair amount of quality malt. Also taste the aforementioned pineapple and a bit of melon. A sort of pear taste evident after beer warmed up a few degrees. The 9% ABV is hidden well, but still able to be noticed.

M - Solid, nothing outta this world. Crisp with acceptable amount of carbonation. Not dry or bitter.

O - One of the best rated beers in the world for a reason. Strong and bold yet slightly sweet, and incredibly drinkable. Won't exactly strain my hamstring running to the store for more, but I definitely see this becoming a regular beer for me.

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I grew up outside of Burlington, VT. Montreal was the closest real city, less than two hours to the north. Unibroue has done me right severial times throughout the years. I met one of the brewers last year at the Boston beer summit and he said that giving out these brews was the best job on earth. When the quality is as high as Unibroue obtains I'd tend to believe that. Pours out a straw gold with a nice white head. The taste is oh so nice. a bit of spice with the nice grain and a tiny bit of the 9% comes through. Sooo smoooth! Very complex, yet so drinkable!

2000 vintage:
Mmmm, five year old unibroue! Can't believe I've been able to sit on this so long.

The pour wasn't amazing. The beer is starting to flatten out. So I got sad for a second thinking that maybe the five year old La Finn Du Monde wouldn't deliver. Wrong! Holy shit! This is one of the best bottles of beer I have ever had! Damn! The flavor, mouthfeel, and drinkability have all made it to the realm of perfect scores. If anyone out there has any old unibroue they want to trade, I will forevermore be oh so very down for it! Please!

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Photo of carln26
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep gold color, mildly hazy with a thick egg-white colored head. The head continues to refresh itself via a thin stream of champagne bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The nose has a mild bread-dough aroma up front followed by citrus/orange and grapefruit rind, some coriander spice, finished by a mild caramel malt. The taste has more of the citrus up front backed by the spice, finished nicely by the malt in the form of toffee. This beer has a wonderful carbonation, a light and bright mouth feel, and a high drinakbility. A great NA Belgian style ale.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer many times. Yesterday they were selling fourbacks at the store by our house for $9 and they gave you free samples. It is an excellent Belgian Tripel for a reasonable price. I rated it a long time ago but I did not write a review until now.

Look: cloudy golden hue with a one and a half inch bubbly white head.

Aroma: wheaty, some yeast, banana, and clove.

Taste: Flavor is wheaty and caramel sweet malts, banana, pear, clove, yeast flavor, barely noticeable alcohol, relatively mild yet flavorful.

Feel: medium to full mouthfeel

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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 Murchmac
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on the 4th of July as fireworks were exploding around the house.

Great beer, big frothy head, cloudy, pretty yellow. Looks like freedom.

Fruity notes, citrus, pears.

Delicious taste fruity, yeasty, fresh, crisp.

Nicely carbonated. Just an overall kick ass beer made in the USA. U-S-A!

P.S. I know it's made in canada, but since we pretty much own them, it's like it's brewed here.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quite simply the best tripel ive ever had...look is a deep dark orange, smell is of ripe fruit and alcohol, taste is the same but with a little smokey and sweet, mouthfeel incredible for the style....an old one but those are the best.there is no better tripel out there.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy orange with a one finger head that settles very quickly to a thin spotty cap leaving behind almost no lace.

Smell; lots of coriander and citric lemon, with a bunch of spices and yeast. There's a bit of a bready dough quality, in there as well.

Taste; very fruity with oranges and lemons, and there's some other fruits that I can't quite place. The spices and sweetness are almost to overwhelming for me. Some alcohol makes it's presence felt in the aftertaste pretty strongly. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and with the sweetness and abundance of spices this is a bit hard for me to drink.

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Photo of magine
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy golden orange with rapid head that settles to a bit of a fluffy island surrounded by a smaller broken up head that sits on the top. Some lacing.

Smells of orange, yeasts, bananas, cloves, some what bready.

Brew tastes of fruits (much like the smell) and yeasts, some alcohol presence in there as well. Has a spicey peppery mouthfeel. Has a sweet taste to a degree but there is some tartness in there as well. Has a nice sticky flavor left in the aftertaste. Has the nice warming effect from the alcohol; but is very balanced (masked nicely).

This brew is delicious; very tasty, very drinkable. It could get me all kinds of shitty if I made a session out of this brew. This is why I prefer to sip and enjoy, after all it was probably meant for just that. If I could line this next to all of the other triples I have had and taste test them - I think this may be the one to beat. Very stellar.

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Photo of NWer
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter.

A - Beautiful perfectly clear golden color, nice pale head that doesn't linger too long, little to no lacing.

S - The full aroma burst forth when I popped the cork. Very pleasant sweet flavors.

T - An effervescent, sweet, alcoholic taste that lingers in the back of the mouth.

M - Very effervescent throughout. A very pleasant mouth feel and aftertaste that makes you content to enjoy it and avoid rushing to take another sip.

D - This is a very drinkable beer - especially on a hot lazy Summer afternoon. Life doesn't get any better than this.

Notes: Best before 12-02-11 on back label
M 0208|541Q stampped on the neck - whatever that means.

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Photo of mjw1200
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JamesMN
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on bottle of 12/14/14. I'm never really worried about freshness with a belgian ale but it would be nicer to have a bottled on date instead.

Appearance: Completely opaque milky orange color with a one finger off-white head spread out across the mouth of a chalice.

Aroma: Despite my early disliking of the Tripel style, the succulent bouquet of sweet pear, apple, dates and a hint of spice in the nose really makes me realize how much I have been missing out on since getting into craft. A good mix of sweet and spice with a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Similar to the nose but more intense sweet and spicy notes. The flavor stays pretty consistent throughout with the peppery spice notes (no doubt from the yeast) held low and dark on the palate while the sweet fruit flavors (belgian candi syrup) ride high on the palate. The 9% ABV almost seems completely hidden until you get about a third of the way in and start to feel that heat building up in the back of the throat. There is a bit of hop bitterness that comes in one short blast at the beginning and then lingers just a tad in the aftertaste. A superbly balanced brew that is close to thirst-quenching.

Mouthfeel: Hovering around medium in body with a silky-smooth feel despite the streaming effervescence. Highly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: With beers like La Fin Du Monde, Tripels are giving Quads are run for their money as my favorite belgian style. Quite a good beer and one that every fan of belgian ales should buy given the opportunity. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,211 ratings