La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

BA SCORE
96
world-class
10,065 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
Ratings:
10,065
Reviews:
2,978
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
651
Gots:
2,302
For Trade:
21
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ski271
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How convenient. I even have a La Fin Du Monde glass to drink this beer from. It’s an attractive bottle with it’s nice-looking front label, informative back label (recommend what glassware to use and warns about the yeast sediment), foiled cap and.... twist off cap? Strange, but whatever, I’m not going to knock points of for something like that. Pours a light yellowish-amber with very small particles swirling about but never settling like the sediment I avoiding pouring out of the bottom of the bottle. I guess maybe I jarred the bottle a bit while pulling out of the back of the fridge. The head is very large, white, frothy and stubborn, diminishing very slowly leaving thick lacing just as it sits and slowly fades away. Almost looks like a meringue sitting on top of the beer. The smell is sweet and fruity, with wonderful aromas of Belgian yeast, clove and apple. The taste is marvelous! Clove, pepper and pear with a slightly medicinal twang... but in a good way. Finishes warm with lingering esters. It has a light body, and an effervescent mouthfeel that finishes smooth. This is a fabulous beer that’s quite easy-drinking for a 9% brew. The higher price tag is the only think keeping from being a staple in my fridge.

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first offering from Unibroue and I am looking forward to sampling more of their offerings.

Pours a nice cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around to leave lacing for the full glass. Smell is faintly cirtus grapefruit with malt and yeast backbone with a slight pepper spice smell to fill it out.

As you drink it the malt takes over. The spices don't dominate and the alchohol is amazing well hidden. Supper dry finish but enough creamyness from the high carbonation level.

A really nice beer that i am glad to have sampled. Not one you want to pound due to the high alcohol but I could see how you could down 2 or 3 without realizing it. Also one that you want to savor and enjoy slowly for all the complexity. I would highly recomend this one.

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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Huge white, fluffy head, high retention, soapy,sticky lacing. Aroma includes lemon peel, banana, clove, nice white pepper spiciness. Taste includes all of the same, also some candi sugar. Deliciously "wispy" and certainly deserving of all of its accolades.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tripel that anyone can drink easily.

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

Congrats to our northern neighbors for creating this amazing brew that I now have on my favorites list.

It's a dark golden color with a boat load of white foamy head that doesn't die easily. It's rather cloudy, and this one had a few chunks of dark sediment that my first one didn't. The aroma is mostly fruit with a bit of wheat. The flavor just blew me away. A bit of wheat, then lemon, orange, cloves, spices. A rather complex mix that are strong and plentiful. It knocks your taste buds out and makes you ask for seconds. It finishes just a tad tart but still sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of TruePerception
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde: triple golden ale, spiced, 9% ABV, amazing thick smokey haze in neck of bottle; Appearance: hef colored; Smell: apricot/peach; nice carbonation; Taste/Mouthfeel: spice, citrus; pretty good, very easy drinking for 9%.

Poured into a pint glass.

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750 ml bottle with a cork labeled 4-5 and a 2004 cage and a 'Best Before' date of 10-19-07 on the back label.

Body is a murky yellow with a golden core. Two full fingers of dense stark-white foam are supported by a seemingly neverending supply of CO² streamers coming from nucleation points along the bottom of the glass.

The nose is pure Belgian Tripel with sweet barnyard dominance alongside a citrus-like sweetness.

There are barely enough o's in smoooth to describe entry. Midtaste is well supported by the ample carbonation before giving way to a yeastiness which one would normally associate with Royalty. Deep malty goodness begins to rise toward the rear of the palate while the well hidden ABV begins to send a glow throughout.

The finish begins with additional tasty yeast and another exhibit of the velvety mouthfeel while the fade leads one to a wonderful dryness which begs of another sip.

Superb!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I was always a little wary of this beer because when I visited Montreal, this is the beer that most of the vagabonds drank. But upon my taste I now know that Canadian vagabonds know whats up. This beer was outstanding. The appearance was a nice hazy yellow with a smell of floral notes with some citrus behind it. The taste was great with a hint of banana to it. Loved the feel of the beer as it seemed to just be a perfect balance. Overall I think this is a great beer and would wholeheartedly recommend to people to at least give a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,065 ratings.
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