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La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

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
Reviews:
2,929
Ratings:
9,862
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
21.11%
 
 
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2,118
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Photo of MetalandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1 Pt 9.4 fl. oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Nice clean golden color;nice moderate lacing; one inch white soapy head...looked nice & clean and refeshing.

S - Yeast,floral,coriander,citrus(orange peel, lemon); no real booze smell, evenwith the high ABV

T - Citrus(Orange peel,lemon),yeast,malt,subtle spice,slightly sour finish, but not in an unpleasant way

M -high carbonation, was expecting a heavier feel, but was not dissapointed with the lighter mouthfeel

D - went down smooth, was quite refreshing, could be an all day/night beer if it wasn't for the high ABV. if you use it as a session beer, do not even look at a car....it goes down so nice that you can have too much without even knowing it!

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Photo of BillHaverchuck
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very nice darkish peachy hue to this beer. nice medium head of foam that quickly collapses upon itself to a fine layer. nice fruity smell mixed with a smidgen of hoppyness. very crisp fruity flavors, very tropical tasting to me. goes down the hatch with ease with a tiny bite of hops toward the end. this is a perfect summer beer for me

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Photo of robnews
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stella chalice from an ice cold 4ºC bottle.

Great head topping a cloudy light golden brew. Nice floral fresh Belgian yeast smell....very inviting.

Taste is remarkably smooth for a 9% beer, very easy to drink.
no bitter aftertaste, just leaves you wanting more. Slight warming from the alcohol near the end, but no overpowering like some others. May be some banana flavor in there somewhere.

A very nice fine beer.

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Photo of southsider
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving size 12 oz bottle in wide mouth wine goblet.

A- Cloudy golden yellow with small rich head that quickly dissolves leaving tiny champagne bubbles rising in the glass.

S-Belgian yeasty, sweet and fruity.Very inviting

T- well carbonated,fruity and slightly sour beginning, balanced malt/hops, warm alcohol middle with a sweet fruity wine grape finish

M-more like a sparkling wine than a beer. medium body.

D-made to be sipped and savored. Delicious!

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Photo of kcinlober
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apperance : pours about a fist sized head and is a light golden color. Significant lacing.

Aroma: yeast, ferment, citrus, but dry like straw or grass.

At first it is sweet and maybe a little bland, then the heavier yeast flavor kicks in a with a slight choppy aftertaste. Sits well in the mouth, easy to drink but feels substantial. Not complicated tastes, but not a shallow beer either

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Photo of ajcobb24
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - the appearance of this beer is similar to a very light champagne. Not the most impressive appearance to the beer. Poured into a snifter glass with one half finger of head. Color is golden yellow.

S - yeast notes and faint sweetness dominate the smell of this beer. Other than that there is not much of a smell to speak of.

T - Very good. Not the best beer I have had by far, but still some pleasant notes detectable in this beer. Can definitely taste some yeast funk in here with some sweet notes. Some dried fruits are present as well, but not to a great degree. Near the end of the sip there is some definite hop bitterness that becomes present.

M - very smooth mouthfeel to this beer. Some slight carbonation notes can be detected as well.

O - Overall there is not much to set this beer apart from other beers out there. The one thing that it does have going for it is that it is very drinkable and smooth on the palate. There is some hop bite near the end of the sip that makes a little less enjoyable for me, but overall it is an above average beer.

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

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!! honestly can go good with anything, but you are better off enjoying this beer by itself. it has so much too offer, such great combination between the yeast and malt's making this an outstanding brew. you can put this on my list of top beers.

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Photo of BrewRaider
3.52/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I will confess that I like -- but do not love -- Tripels, but enjoyed this offering from Canada. Very yeasty, and quite smooth for a high-octane brew.

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Photo of wisebier
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I always get this at my favorite sushi restaurant. It pars very well. This is my fiancés favorite beer. While it's not my favorite though it is certainly up there.
L: hazy golden straw and looks very carbonated. Poured a nice white cream colored head that lasted a while.
S: banana clove Belgian yeasts
T: awesome ! Really well carbonated . Nice banana and clove from the yeast. Little fruit notes, it don't really love the fruity notes however. Extremely smooth and crisp at the end.
Nothing bad to say about this beer. It's just really good. Good job Canada, thought this was from Belgium!

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Photo of stoutlove77
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one put the nail on the coffin for me. I had this one after a good night of beer tasting. The look was a golden blonde with the look that reminded me of champange with the head looking rather light. The smell is what resembled a sweet tangy candy with tints of spice, at some point it reminded me of apple pie. The taste was no doubt as close to the smell, has a tangy fruit based sometimes close to strawberries with an after taste of maple syrup. The drinkablity was the key point here, all that flavor with a 9% ABV in stealth mode, was the note the put me to sleep after. When having a beer for dinner consider this a candidate.

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Photo of smitty1080
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my first dips in to the big bottles. Pours a goregous gold with crisp white head. There is slight carbonation bubbling up the sides. The aroma had apples, bannanas, and yeast qualties. The taste brought along the yeast and fruity bite. Absolutly silky mouthfeel is a very nice touch to this one.

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Photo of Treborofmoria
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Mond, "The End of the World". Well, if you haven't tried this wonderful Belgian Style ale from Unibroue, it might damn well be the end of your particular world. This is truely a great product. Great Nose, yeasty, nice ripe fruit. Full mouth feel. Taste is outstanding with a sharp malt taste and mild alcohol burn(mostly due to the high percent). An excellent North American Belgian style beer, you wouldn't know that it wasn't Belgian, if not for the label.

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Photo of hops1337
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour and head: Poured into a tremmens tulip with a hazy golden orange color and a nice white Head. Not quite as rockey as the head of say, a duvel.

Smell: Fruity and spicey with a hint of peppper.

Taste: Really complex with an extraordinary mouthfeel and a dry finish. Coriander and spices dominate the palate, followed by a warming sensation from the 9% abv.

Overall: A good sipper but i have to be in the mood for spice to pick this one up again.

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Photo of Fitzgerald
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a 750 mi bottle of La Fin Du Monde after reading about it in a book 300 Beers To Try Before You Die, a gift from my daughter, of course I had to double check with all the beer tasters at beer advocate.com and it was listed in best of B.A.

I poured the first glass a little to hard, go easy it pours a huge pillowy white head. The smell of citrus and pine very nice, the mouth feel very crisp and light .

The taste spicy with hints of grapefruit and peppery notes very refreshing reminds me of Kasteels Belgium triple ale.

Tonight I saw a mixed eight pack of Unibroue ales, I will be trying them soon.

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Photo of FishMan123
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this as part of a 4-pack sampler. A father's day gift - gotta love the kids!

A: Cloudy golden with a thick head. Head fades, but not too quickly.

S: Lemon/citrus smell dominates other spices apparent.

T: Initially sweet, fading to a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Lemon/Citrus dominates.

M: Crisp, well carbonated.

D: Very nice to drink one. Wouldn't chain drink them.

I liked this beer, citrus maybe a little too strong.

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Photo of sensorglitch
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer a number of times. I normally buy the beer in the large bottle, the beer has an excellent and clean taste which actually expands in your mouth with a bouquet as some would describe wines. I recommend this beer to anyone who would like a beer for a special occasion.

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Photo of Richter35
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally taking the time to review one of my all time favourite beers; poured into a Leffe chalice.

Appearance is stunning to say the least. A bottle conditioned beer that is a beautiful orange-golden colour. It is cloudy as well, probably due to lack of filtration of the beer ingredients. Pours a bit of head that quickly subsides.

Smell is a wonderful mix of floral and fruit aromas. Very inviting and a good representation of what the first taste of the beer will hold.

Taste consists of a lot of fruit and some malt. Fruits that would be, more or less, the same colour as the beer itself [i.e. - apricot/pear/orange/etc.]. Alcohol is non-existant in taste, but you sure can feel it!

The mouthfeel is different. A thicker bodied beer, which is offset by a refreshing carbonated-citrus bite, that all leads to a dry finish. The dryness is no doubt caused by the massive alcohol content.

Drinkability for this beer is obviously it's strongest asset. To be consumed with the utmost respect, this beer is exceptionally smooth and always rewarding. One of the top 5 beers I've ever experienced... and I've "experienced" a lot of beer.

In my honest opinion, if you're talking value for your money, there are few beers in this world that can match it. The fact that it is Canadian made gives me great hope for the future of beer in my home country... world class indeed!

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Photo of BayerischBier
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours with beautiful pale gold color and some fine head. it bubbles nicely in the glass.

S: Dominant alcohol aroma with some hints of spice and ?apple? along with malt and some hops.

T: very balanced with hints of fruit, glove, malt and yeast. a bit bitter aftertaste

M: carbonation tickles on the tongue. Despite the high alcohol; very drinkable with this champagne character.

D: Complex and absolutely delicious. more?!

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Photo of thebierbrewery
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 750ml bottle.

A- Light gold color, some head retention, slight lacing, slightly cloudy

S- Citrusy, lemony, lime, belgian funky, bubblegum sweet awesomeness

T- Dry and tart, complex citrus lemon, very good, hidden alcohol

M- Medium mouthfeel, dry and creamy, high carbonation makes it taste lighter

D- Extremely drinkable, refreshing be it summer or winter.

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Photo of RichScherle
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The end of the world! On lees!

A - orangey with thick ever so slightly off white head. nice bubble action going on with healthy lacing

S - mostly fruity yeast character on the nose with a wheat malt note thrown in.

T - Nice showcase of belgian styled yeasts - banana, slight bubblegum, sourdough, with stone fruits such as apricot and a bit of peach. Wheat character fills out the malt profile nicely with softness and a bit of a bread note. Slight alcohol tinge on the backend with a faint shot of hops. This is really about the yeast

M - full bodied but more on the dry side with a nice texture.

D - good drinkability for me - but it does sneak up on ya! IMHO - one of the best belgian styled brews (i.e., one of the best "belgian" beers produced outside belgium).

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Photo of Yeoman9459
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a La Trappe glass.

Appearance - brown colour with read around the edges. Bright white head that turns in to a thin layer ontop of the beer.

Smell - typical tripel yeast smell, banana, candy sugar.

Taste - sweet maltiness, banana. Follows the nose fairly well but not as much candy in the taste. The alcohol is a warmind sensation but there isn't any taste of it.

Mouthfeel - As it warms the carbonation becomes less apparent. Medium bodied.

Overall - this is a great beer, great brewery. Fortunately readily available in Ontario, considering we don't get many exceptional beers this is always ncie to grab from the beer store.

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Photo of STEELERFAN2390
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this tripel really focuses on the yeast and Belgian characteristics.

A-slightly cloudy ,pours orange-ish copper with a nice foamy head.

S- bananas yeast clove bready alcohol

T-well balanced on the sweeter /heavier side. remnants of a hefeweizen in this brew with the banana / cloves...tasty and very crisp but a little TOO sweet for me to session,but still highly drinkable even a 9%abv.

M-nice carbonation with a fruity ,tangy,spicy type freshness...very, very easy to drink.

O- overall this is a great beer that is very well balanced and very well crafted.
I keep it around for when I only want one or two beers at night.

purchased at winn Dixie in marco island,fl for 8.99$ for a 4pk. ,sometimes they place it in the make your own 6pack /mix-n-match area for 8.99...whatever they say. lol
A MUST TRY

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Photo of Dan_McNeely
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look- hazy drab orange, clear and deep with magnificent bubbles when pouring, just the right about of head on top.

Smell- distinct, direct but light with smooth spices

Taste- Fresh, hints of coriander suttel spices that tie together with ease

Feel- Light, but fills the pallet with a gigantic taste but not overpowering, feels rich initially but then sits well, lushes.

Overall- Tastes like a beer I'd want to have a conversation with, a stranger, but feels like I've known you my whole life. Well traveled but not full of it self. Very interesting personality, has a lot to know and understand but doesn't throw it all at you right away.

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very unique spicy flavor that goes perfectly with the hops. The beer could stand to be a little darker but taste is what's important and this is in a class of its own

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

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a belgian style tulip. Formed a nice white head with a huge amount of tiny little bubbles. Almost bubblegum like nose, citrus, and coriander. The bubbles dance on the tongue. Easy to drink. Nice yeasty aftertaste. A superb beer. Try the end of the world today.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,929 ratings.
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