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:
#449
Reviews:
3,030
Ratings:
10,252
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
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666
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Photo of wgrussel1028
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of turtmcgirt
3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of inonesock
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dannkarlson
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alisadk
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First sip with Guillermo and Bob at deli in DTLA during Artwalk summer 2011. Buy at Trader Joes $7.50 for bomber or Total Wine $9.99 four small bottles.

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Photo of BeerMan247
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The taste of this beer is overwhelmingly spicy with spices from all around the world.

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Photo of bensiff
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have visited this fine beer on many a night. This night I write my review at the end of a 750ml bottle and its 9% alcohol is not pronounced in the mouth, but evident in the head.

This fine beer poors with the looks of a hefeweizen and a nice head that slowly dissipates into a slight lacing. Smell is dominated with Uni's distinct yeast.

Taste is of yeast, fruity esters, and a touch of citrus that rolls off with the alcohol content leaving a slightly peppery feel on the tongue.

This fine beer leaves a wonderous full weight on the tongue while remaining light in comparison to the darker belgium styles. I say drink this as much as your beer exploration will allow and don't settle for only a 12 ounce when there is a 750ml available.

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Photo of fromage
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A great brew--why have I been wasting my money on costly belgians?! An erruptive pour, exploding into an enormous, frothy head that lasted for the whole amber glass. Volcanic activity below the surface, a tornado of bubbles eventually subsiding into a weak effervescence. Strong spicy smell, ethanol in the pour but didn't last. Citrus, corriander, cloves. Soapy attack, spice fading in the back of the throat, giving way to grapes, sour raspberries. Dry aftertaste, slightly tacky, leaving traces of the spice. Medium mouthfeel, slightly weak. Excellent drinkability--easily camoflagues the 9% abv.

1/2 as much as other Belgians. That's enough for my endorsement.

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Photo of TheLastEngineer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nase
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent light gold out of a 12oz'er into a small wine glass.

Head to head against La Chouffe, considerably less carbonation and little head retention with only a rim of lace left after some sips. Smells like a delicious Belgian-style Witbier. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than La Chouffe. Taste is better to me as well.

App. 4, Smell - 4.5, Mouthfeel - 4, Taste - 3.5 - Drinkability - 4

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip, it formed a good head over the orange hued brew.

The aroma is a great mix of spices and fruit.

The taste is very dry, again a mix of spices and fruits. The flavors are well blended, such that it's hard to pick out specifics. The alcohol is a present, but welcome, giving the beer body and strength, without becoming too noticeable.

Overall, this is a good Tripel, but very dry. I would have liked a bit more sweetness to it. There's a very nice Belgian complexity to the beer, such that I rarely find in beers made outside of Belgium.

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

Best before February 2009. I cellared this one for about nine months before popping it open.

Pours light and hazy, almost as light as a macro lager but with a redder tinge. The head is fluffy and enormous, eventually reducing to about a quarter inch. Bubbles continue to rise in the beer. There is a touch of lacing.

Smells first of yeast and then orange. A light, refreshing aroma.

Taste is mellow, again citrus, with just a breath of hops for balance. There is a bit of spice in the aftertaste - peppery, a faint hint of alcohol. I would never guess that this is 9% ABV. In a blind taste test, I might mistake this for a saison.

Mouthfeel is unique. The carbonation level is perfect - low at first, allowing the orange juice flavors to come through, but swallowing the beer releases a prickly burst of the pepper note down the tongue and throat.

This beer does not allow itself to be guzzled. It forces you to take it in small sips, allowing for nice waves of flavor. Exceptional.

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Photo of irishtjb11
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

read alot about this picked one up, split it with some friends. really dug the map of north america/quebec on the label; as well as the cork.

appearance is a real nice unfiltered, golden color. fluffy white head, forms a snowtop on the beer. head doesnt do too much lacing, but doesn't go anywhere during the drink.

the smell and taste are super complex, but super enjoyable. smell has lots of fruity esters, especially apple, followed by lots of spices. not too much malt or hop present, but im assuming thats unique to this style. also lots of sweet hues, from honeys and sweet malts or light malts. the taste explodes on the palate, lots of carbonation and sweetness at first. a real sweet fruity, spicy taste, cant really detect too much bitterness, once again nice sweet honeys and sweet notes on the mouth. lots of warmth from the alcohol.

mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, but its not stingy like some of the more over carbonated beers. it just presents a real nice bubble and pop to it. the head is a nice addition to, really frothy and enjoyable.

great beer, very new to tripels but enjoyed this. certainly not my favorite style, but for someone who really digs it, this seems to be near the top.

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Photo of meperson
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SpencerSauce
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite tripel possibly. Had out of both 750ml and regular bottle. This review was from the bottle. 750ml is better IMO. Using a chalice.

A- sexy orangish gold color that is translucent. Thick white head on my pour. Very bubbly almost champagne like.

S- Spicy with some fruity esters. I love the smell of this beer. Typical belgian yeast strain smell.

T- You get your belgian yeast. Slight spice and even less fruit. perfectly blended if you ask me.

M- your clean belgian yeast tripel mouthfeel.

D- the ABV is masked well. id say its easy to drink in the tripel catagory.

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Photo of strang
3/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of alexolit
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of QuestionableScum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy deep golden yellow with some hints of orange. And a one finger near frothy head. Very effervescent.

Smells quite yeasty, and a little tart. I get lots of fruits including apple, pear and a little bit of banana. A little bit of clove and pepper.

Taste is much like the smelll with lots of bready, slightly tangy, yeastiness, fruity notes along with some spiciness and little bit of funk at the end. The fruity notes have element of apple, pear, a little bit of banana and perhaps apricot . Clove and pepper are the predominant spice notes. Quite well-balanced and a good introduction to the tripel style, as this one is substantially less funky and quite a bit sweeter than many other tripels.

The mouthfeel is good although I prefer it when tripels are a little bit drier.

Alcohol is very well-hidden, and the beer is super-drinkable. If you did not read the label that this was 9% it would not be at all evident.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Very cloudy looking coming out of the bottle during the pour. It settles very nicely into the glass creating a 1/2 inch dense white head which dissipated very quickly leaving only a ring on the outside. The color is golden saffron. The smell of this is incredible. I immediately smell strong floral, fruits and spice with a touch of honey included. The taste immediately brings out the floral aspects, the most of any beer I've ever had. I can't quite decide which fruits I detect, but the spice notes at the end are delicious and create a dry finish. This reminds me of champagne because of the high carbonation feel and such a dry finish. A wonderful tripel.

Side note: I first tried this beer about (maybe) 10 years ago while on a ski trip in Quebec. I picked it up at a small package store just outside the tiny town of Magog. The only reason I bought it was because I like the label of the bottle. I placed this outside of my hotel balcony in the snow and drank it right from the bottle, ice cold. Immediately, this became one of my favorite beers and I did not realize it was available in my area until a few years ago.

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Photo of Cannoneer
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a good beer, but not on a par with the best examples, such as Affligem Tripel.
It holds all the hallmarks of a Belgian-style beer: nice color, thick head, wheaty aroma. It is just that it's a bit watery for a Tripel. I'd like more substance, more hearty goodness. As it stands, it can't really match up to the same range of foods that a traditional Belgian Tripel could. It's best drunk on its own, really.

Nevertheless, it drinks very well and, in absence of a Hennepin Ale in my closest local grocery store, will pass for a Belgian-style ale if need be.

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Photo of brianlindman
1.5/5  rDev -65.3%

Photo of SHolland
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PierceMyers
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,252 ratings