La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 10,098 ratings
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
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:
#427
Reviews:
2,990
Ratings:
10,098
Liked:
9,372
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
11.34%
Alströms:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,335
Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,098 |  Reviews: 2,990
Photo of ledouge
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmamiano
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fairly light straw color and pretty clear as well..slight haze.

Big white head that went away fairly quickly.
Smells of sweet candy, almost like bubble gum or cotton candy?
Taste is awesome. Big mouthfeel immediately noticed .Sweet, smooth, highly carbonated. Feel the alcohol burn if held on the tongue.
Bubble gum comes to mind again. Malty with no real noticeable hops.

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

Orange-hay pour, very hazy, nice small, creamy head. Initial fruity aromas, tropical fruit, pineapples, pretty yeasty. Really nice, creamy on the palate, a lot of fruits, with a soft, gentle washing effect that I can't describe. Some sweet banana bread plays with the mangoes, peaches, and spices. Very nice, and one of the best, most accessible tripels out there.

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Photo of zkoehn
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anticipation23
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jordanmtate
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a subdued yellow and gold color with a good amount of head. It shrank but still did a good job of lasting. The lace is thin but coats much of my glass.

The smell is somewhat fruity and very solid. The taste has hints of banana and other fruits up front and a bit of pepper in the finish. It's very full of flavor while retaining a relatively light body.

I've had other similar ales recently that let me down. La Fin Du Monde is exactly what they wish they were. This is strong yet balanced, and it is very good overall.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking bottle. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a cloudy golden-orange color with a white sparkling head. The smell is almost like a hefe, sweet with banana and clove, Belgian sugar. Taste is also strong on the clove/spice with no real hop taste and only a slight alcohol aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation that burns the tongue. The overall drinkability is reduced by the very strong clove/spice taste. Overall, I think you're better off with Maudite.

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Photo of bccocx
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of illeagle05
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of blknikon
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of wilfonzo
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of zaphodchak
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgot to flip the bottle over (to agitate yeast) before pouring, but I did a swirl halfway down and poured the yeast in as you're supposed to. Relatively aggressive pour (deliberate) yields a massive white head that sticks around nicely. Hazy goldenrod body and nice lace.

Lovely fruity nose, lots of tart apple and yeast.

That fruit sticks around-- dang, it's been too long since I've ahd one of these. Apple, white-raisiny grape-- it's almost like juice but dries out at the finish.

Mouthfeel has a bit of fizz, but once you get into it, it's hefeweizen-level thick. The soul of a tripel and the body of a weizen? You can have both (think a Belgian Aventinus).

A magnificent tripel, and one of my personal benchmarks of the style. I think I've had this bottle a while (in the fridge albeit), and it still drinks great. Can't help but wonder what actual cellaring would do for it. Easily classable with tripels twice the price.

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Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of B_B
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving: 750 mL bottle ("BB 01-08-19") poured into a Spiegelau 0.4 L beer tulip.

Appearance: Hazy, bright gold with a lush, frothy head of white foam; streaky lace.

Smell: Tree fruit, cloves, white pepper and alcoholic esters.

Taste: Warm, smooth, malty body with layers of spicy yeast, cloves, pepper, citrus and lightly balancing hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth with fine, champagne carbonation.

Overall: Complex and intense while so well balanced and drinkable. First enjoyed almost 20 years ago - still excellent.

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

Photo of ant880
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Roybert
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donniecuffs
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice golden carbonated yellow into a snifter, with two fingers of bright white head, that laced very well. The smell was off the charts; cloves, allspice, coriander, banana, tart apple, pear, lime, bubble gum...and I know that I'm missing a few. Couldn't wait to start sipping, and when I did, what overwhelmed me was not all of the aforementioned flavors (and then some), but the BALANCE between all of those flavors. Furthermore, the alcohol content was not as evident as expected in the finish. The feel was nicely carbonated and medium, and when I was done with the bomber...which didn't take very long...I wish I had purchased several.

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Photo of ddedhed
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 92.8% out of 100 with 10,098 ratings
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