La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

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4.32/5
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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:
#445
Reviews:
3,027
Ratings:
10,237
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
665
Gots:
2,411
Trade:
20
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,237 |  Reviews: 3,027
Photo of McD0uche
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass:

A: This stuff is really carbonated. Light golden color with big billowy head. Good retention.

S: Typical damp towel Belgian smell. Bell peppers, spices, malty earth, dirt, tomatoes.

T: Sweet, complex mixture that tastes nice. Dark fruits, spices, and malts play center stage here. Buttery.

M: Starts out by flooding your buds with flavor, then radiates on the back of your tongue. Light bodied, finishes dry. Invites more sips.

O: I'm still trying to find a spot in my heart for Belgians. Usually they are too malty and peppery for me, and I find myself disliking the flavor. This was a decent beer with an adequate taste that many would find very enjoyable, but what I really liked was the overall mouthfeel. Refreshing.

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Photo of woolybully67
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Shmantha
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Avi
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of HarrySTruman
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange with a huge head. Good retention and solid lacing.

Smells a lot like banana, maybe too much so. Sweet malts and a bit of spice/pepper.

Taste is bold and comples, but finishes with the distinct banana flavor. Has that typical Unibroue yeast flavor. Alcohol isn't completely hidden but it is balanced well in the flavor profile.

High carbonation, crisp and solid mouthfeel.

After trying many other Triples I came back to La Fin Du Monde and remembered why it was so highly rated. There aren't many tripels made outside of Belgium that are this good, maybe none.

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Photo of Phillip_Collins1219
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chrisxmartin
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rev3rb
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BobaFret
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - A hazy deep yellow with a white head that doesn't linger.

S - Smells slightly of bananas and spices. One of the best smelling tripels that I've had.

T - Spicy but not overpowering; the Unibroue yeast complements this beer nicely. Extremely balanced. I would not have guessed that this beer is 9% ABV.

M - You can definitely tell that this is a bottle-conditioned/refermented ale.

O - A fantastic tripel that's very easy to drink.

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Photo of mayerale
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Shogun730
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mporter249
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful golden color with orange-red hues. Nice tall, persistent head. Looks delicious.

Smell: Smells a little dank, sweet, maybe a little grassy. Not incredible, but it's pleasant.

Taste: Tastes very smooth and almost neutral at first, then sweet, then bready? Very smooth throughout, well-balanced and delicious. I think I'm missing something, though.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pretty light, full, pretty perfectly carbonated.

Overall: Pretty good, I definitely enjoy it. But I think I'm missing a bit of the "wow" factor.

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Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of EHackbeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hooliasimons
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of dalehihn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of RazorX67
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rabae6
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Pithy756
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Appearance: Pours nice golden color. 3 inch bubbly white head. Light effervescence. Slightly opaque. Head dissipates slowly.
Aroma: Strong fruit & malt
Flavor: Fruity with a spicy back end. Can't discern any individual fruit
Mouthfeel: Light body, frothy
Overall: Good beer, pairs nicely with spicy & Italian food

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kalthaus223
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Phishhead420
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tohibii
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BamaScholar
4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

no cataclysm when I opened the brown bottle, but beer poured a straw / topaz yellow and is very aromatic...to me it is like combining a sparkly white wine like a riesling or pinot gris and giving it the citrus tones of witbier or even your basic blue moon.

the taste is very nice...you expect over the top strength but really any initial hoppiness is mellowed out with a nice, pepper spice and wild fruit.

mouthfeel remains light and the carbonation and cling are doing well here at the bottom of the glass.

superb. absolute nectar.

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Photo of muddah37
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,237 ratings