La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
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La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft and served in a tulip glass just under cellar temperature. Rich golden color with half finger head. Big yeast, spice and banana aromas. Flavors of banana, cinnamon, spice and sliced granny smith apples. Very filling!

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Photo of GDMFSOB
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is fantastic. I wholeheartedly believe that La Fin Du Monde can stand up to any beer in Belgium. I could drink this stuff all night, and on several occasions I have. This hazy masterpiece should be savored, but it's so tasty you can't help but to pound these down. Truly a ray of light on an otherwise cloudy day.

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Photo of GregBrewski
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicate hand is required to pour this one. The billowy white head rests on the cloudy orange beer. The head leaves a nice lacing along the glass. It has a very floral and spicy smell. Some hints of alcohol and yeast are also noticeable in the aroma. The taste is complex, yet well balanced, consisting mostly of a spicy and sweet tones. The carbonation first tingles in the mouth then finishes off spicy. This is an interesting style that I always enjoy and always wish I had more.

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Photo of StarSAELS
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered at Taco Mac in Peachtree City, GA.

Unbelievable. The two friends I was with were looking for guidance and in the mood for something hoppy, so I pointed them at Rogue Dead Guy Ale. I initially ordered a different Abbey ale, but they were out of it, so I looked at La Fin du Monde and said, "Sure, I'll try that for $5!" Unbelievable.

A: Pours a cloudy whitish yellow with a thick, yeasty, off-white head that just wouldn't go down. Swirling the yeast at the bottom and pouring it into the tulip reinforced the head with a rich, almost syrupy foam. I couldn't let all of that fall into the beer. I took a little taste of it. Freakin' awesome!

S: So good I made everybody else at the table smell the spicy hops and fruity malts and the lemony-orangey citrus. This serving got its fair share of swirling,let me tell you...

T: Man, with the hops and the malts battling it out, they made quite a ruckus on the ol' taste and olfactory senses. The flavor is well-balanced and subtle. It's like watching a show with so much going on that you have to watch it two or three times before you see everything. That yeasty goodness and wild spices delicately mask the 9% abv. You don't taste it, but you feel it when you stand up!

M: Smoothy and creamy, a long dry finish that became a little more bitter and a bit drier as the beer warmed.

D: Put this on my Wants list...

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Photo of cdpike
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a beautiful golden orange that's slightly hazy but with ample foam. The nose is very inviting, with crisp Belgian spice and orange zest complimented by just a bit of alcohol. This beer has a wonderful medium body with robust effervescence. The taste is quite sweet and is not spicy as the aroma may suggest. There are strong citrus (orange) notes with a surprisingly crisp bite of hops with a somewhat dry finish. Additionally, there is a lingering flavor or that great spice. This beer has a great complex flavor that's not PERplexing. A great and accessible tripel for all occasions!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BricksandPorter
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im trying my best tto be objective and not to be overly enthusiastic about this beer but I am finding it difficult - this is one FINE ASS beer.

Pour - holy hell...looks like orange jello in a glass. Thick, cloudy and doesnt move, sits like its got the viscosity of gelatin. Head is thick - 2 fingers - with medium sized bubbles and a slow, sustainable topper that (spoiler) smells and tastes great.

Nose - heady wheat, fruity and crisp and a nice mellow tang

Taste - Again, trying to remain objective and not be overly enthusiastic but this beer is absolutely amazing. Top three beers I have ever tasted in my life. A cacophony of flavors ranging from high malt, spices like cinnamon, coriander and lavender and a constant bitter- wheat makes this beer, utterly, the whole entire package. Look for berries, bananas and (dare I say it) a hint of mint on the finish.
Put me to bed...

Mouthfeel - undeniably smoothe. Fantastic carbonation makes the flavors even more savory. The appearance makes you think this one wont be easy to take - totally wrong. This one is nice and easy.

Drinkability - the only thing keeping this from being a session beer is the price. Totally worth it though.

In my top three beers of all time.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Bisho
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 75cl bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass

A triple in style and at 9% no slouch either! Cloudy golden orange in colour which pours with a thick creamy head that lasted longer than it took me to drink it!

The smell is very fruity with lots of Orange and banana on the nose with a clove spice to finish. On smell alone I would give this 10/10!

This hits your tastebuds like not many beers. There is so much going on - The fruit is to the fore in the mouth but when you swallow the spice kicks in. Very creamy as it goes down (reminds me of Chimay White with the creaminess) and all I want to do is fill my mouth again!

The alcohol is there on the nose but the beer is so balanced in the mouth that you could really get in trouble after a couple!

Absolutely gorgeous beer!

Unibroue make a couple of Belgian beers that would make those from the native land quiver in thier boots upon tasting. This just happens to be the best of them!

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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