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:
#446
Reviews:
3,025
Ratings:
10,232
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,409
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,232 |  Reviews: 3,025
Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 blknikon
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jcubz
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of VoxRationis
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 12-01-19.
A: Pours a very hazy, amber color, resembling an unclarified cider, with very exuberant head formation, leading to a two inch head initially, but only modest head retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel malt, clovers, and fruit (peach and banana), as well as complex spice notes.
T: Cloves meet the palate initially followed by a complex mix of the elements of nose. Bitterness present but subtle and nicely in balance.
M: Full bodied and thick in the mouth; solid persistent effervescence causing tingling on the palate.
O: I first encountered this in Québec in 2008 and have enjoy it many times. Really a world class Tripel.

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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 sjrider
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 ClePaul
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

La Fin Du Monde is a tripel with a big 9% ABV. Great balance of spice, butter and citrus. Easy enough to drink that if your not careful, it could get in trouble. One of the finest Belgium doubles I've ever tasted. Near perfect~

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acrawf6
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man, gotta love this beer! This has always been a classic (for me) to fall back on and enjoy whenever i wanted a beer i know that could lift my spirits. Its a shame i am just reviewing it now.

Poured out a hazy yellow, lots of carbonation creating the 2 white bubbly finger head. I loved to watch these bubbles go, the beer had a constant head the whole time drinking it.

Smells of clove and such sweet goodness. Spiced orange/apricot come through and this one smells like a witbier with coriander.

Taste: Freakin fantastic! Sweet spicyness comes right through. Love the spice. alcohol is prsent, but not very considering the 9%. Very creamy.

The mouthfeel is very nice. Lots of carbonation that bites at your toungue. However there is still a big sense of creaminess to the feel.

Unbelievably drinkable. This is one belgium strong that i can have as a session beer. Love it!

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Photo of obrike
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of gory4d
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale, cloudy yellow into a goblet; the head is high, thin, white, and doesn't last, though enough lingers to leave lacing down the glass. The smell is straw, grain, fruit, and alcohol. The taste is biscuity, with some banana or papaya notes, giving way to a sharp alcohol burn followed by lingering hop bitterness. It's nicely carbonated, and thick enough to fill the mouth well without sticking in the throat. It's a sipper, for sure, but goes down quite pleasantly. A fine beer, though not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dbauer
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,232 ratings