La Fin Du Monde | Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
BA SCORE
4.32/5
10,106 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
Ranking:
#426
Reviews:
2,992
Ratings:
10,106
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.83
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
2,342
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,106 |  Reviews: 2,992
Photo of iuliusnepos
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jacknyr08
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Caesar1pup
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What can one say that has not already been said? One word, bien! But, if I must expound then I shall.

This offering is sent directly to us from the great country of Quebec. One has to wonder, “will it’s pale orange appearance and citrusy aroma leave me disappointed or will it deliver on all that has been promised?” Oh oui! Kudos on a beer well built. I do enjoy Maudite more but who’s to complain?

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

Poured with a big head and great lacing.

Smell was fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste was fresh and clear with alcohol finish. A great example of the Belgian style. The alcohol keeps it from being a real session beer for me, but for a great taste it is a good one.

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Photo of stof0048
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden color, slightly hazy. Very little lacing with very thin head.

S: Wheat, a hint of citrus, slight scent of hops and sweetness.

T: Hint of corriander, slightly sweet malt flavor, some citrus, some hops, hint of bitterness and alcohol at the back of the tongue.

M: Light to medium body, bubbly over the tongue, smooth.

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Photo of lynx1245
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been saving this one for a few weeks for the right occasion. A perfect post-election beer.

Appearance: Out comes a cloudy straw colored liquid with a large fizzy white head that recedes quickly. A look that beckons to be sipped.

Smell: I could smell it as soon as I opened the bottle. Very sweet fruity esters. Orange peel and other mulling spices really hit a home run. Its like drinking apple cider only better.

Taste: The spices really shine along with the citrus. Very complex flavor. A slight hint of bitterness from the hops is quickly balanced by the malts. Also, where is the alcohol? Excellent job masking the alcohol taste. Oh man, I can already tell I'm going to be on the floor after this one.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is just right. Nice and dry finish. Perfect for sipping.

Drinkability: Normally I would give a lower rating here because of the high alcohol content. However, you don't need to drink very many of these to get the full La Fin Du Monde experience. I could easily see myself drinking one 750ml bottle for the whole night. Just sipping it slowly is enough to make you feel excellent.

Here's to hoping that the next 4 years are as awesome as this beer!

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Photo of CoSMoSYS
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very delicious golden straw color with a really good amount of head that leaves pretty quickly. I didn't notice any lacing at all. If you look closely, you can see a plethora of carbonation bubbles racing to the top.

The smell is very sweet and I notice some hops and malt already. I definitely noticed the pear like previous people have pointed out. I can't wait to drink this beer!

The taste was excellent. It was sweet but they also did a good job of mixing all different spices to give it a unique taste. They also do a very good job of hiding the alcohol. This can be a dangerous beer! The aftertaste was of hops, yeast and I could swear I noticed a doughy taste in there as well.

The carbonation in the drink is delightful and the first thing you notice. After that it's all about the smooth and creamy feeling. The beer almost has a dry numbing effect on the sides of my tongue. I kept wanting to sip one right after the other.

I've had this beer before but this was the first time I actually took the time to review and notice all its subtle properties. I could definitely see myself drinking this all day long, but with the 9%...I'll need to take my time with it.

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Photo of jcurtis55
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy gold, not much head.

Smell - malt and spice

Taste - Fruity, especially banana. The spice and malt also come through. Great first impression and it stays great to the end.

Mouthful - Creamy and full.

Overall - I'll be drinking more of these.

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Photo of iamshad
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 (current year) version: 97pts
biscuits. banana. fruity. citrus. smooth. sweet. fruity.

last night, i opened a 2013 for comparison. off the charts amazing!
2013 (cellar'd) version: easily 100pts
apricots. malt-forward. citrus. fruity. so robust. full of flavor and character.

conclusion:
I encourage you to purchase a double portion, then drink half and cellar the rest (3 to 5 years). This (2015) beer is awesome. The cellar'd version is off the charts amazing. When you get ready to consume it, completely and gently invert the bottle prior to opening to get the yeast to mix throughout and then open and pour semi-aggressive to get a full-head. It will be a cloudy pour. By mixing up the elements in the beer, your palate will thank you!

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Photo of ledjip
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of chicagobill13
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

canadian brewery making belguin beer. To me that's a little weird, however canada is putting out some really awesome beers. I could pay a few dollars more and get a truth belguin beer. This is still a great beer. This will be the first and the last i will buy this beer. Not bad. I am kind of impressed. It has no business being with all the rest of the belguin beers. If you want a true Belguin beer please make sure you are reading the bottle. Cheers!

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Photo of mrkc
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A tall, corked and caged 75cl glass bottle with the Eye of Quebec figuring prominently on the label. The bottle comes with a clear `best by` date, though no indication when it was brewed. The packaging is clear and stately.

Just opening the bottle releases a host of deep, fruit scents. The beer pours as a thin, opaque liquid, about the colour of honey. There's moderate carbonation that, even in my head-friendly glass, quickly fades to a ring of white. It warms quickly, releasing a thick, spicy odour. The yeast is evident in the scent, as are mildy fruity notes, just barely rising into perception.

The beer is peppery and sweet, thin to medium bodied and not syrupy. I has a distinct carbonation when drank, something not apparent from the head, that lends it a moderate bite. The fruit notes get little play in the taste, remaining just off to the side as glance of pear, or whisper apple, it's difficult to tell which. Warmth improves the character of the beer, bringing out the sweetness to compliment the initial exclamation point of allspice.

At 9% ABV, a single person could drink all 75cl by ones self, but it's definitely best shared with a friend on a cold winter night. This is a very good tripel by the good brewers at Unibroue.

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Photo of cufarley
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of havok1024
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of ddodger41
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of seabass87
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 OZ bottle into chalice glass.

A- Pours a soft golden haze. Medium pour reveals almost no head.

S- Banana bread, oranges, sweet Belgian yeast, coriander, and white pepper. A background of darker fruits, maybe a hint of fig and plum? Sweet and spicy; well balanced and inviting.

T- Sweet, chewy Belgian yeast comes out front, followed by a variety of fruits... A very complex taste. I'm getting caramel apples and oranges, with suggestions of a darker fruit profile, like figs. There's a slight bitter fruit taste at the finish. All of the fruit flavors are contained well in a sweet malt envelope. Aftertaste is of spiced bread and nuts.

M- Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation that gives it a bite. Finishes slightly dry.

O- A fantastic tripel, and an amazing beer all around. Also, a fair amount cheaper than an actual Belgian tripel import (about half as expensive at my local store). This one lives up to the hype and is extraordinarily good.

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Photo of ggregkwt
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of safiske
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kinolust
2/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of kyledg
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of dhabersa
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of douglasgoodman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of A_Phrance
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a pint glass, the beer has an appealing color somewhere between yellow and orange. It makes you think of the slightly citrusy flavor you will exoerience. Depending on how delicately and patiently you pour it, there can be a lot or virtually no head. I had about a centimeter of head that fizzled down to a thin layer that persisted throughout drinking.

S: One of my favorite aspects of this beer. Citrus and yeast with a slight malt scent and some spice. Very inviting.

T: Also awesome. Fruity and citrusy but with a spice (I assume this is actually from the 9% alcohol). Slight bitterness but not distracting from the overall flavor. Very satisfying and drinkable yet with a lot of flavor.

F: In my opinion this is the beer's weakest point. Still feels great, but some beers are certainly better. Almost creamy with a pleasant carbonation. The alcohol has a very slight kick, but much more disguised than you might expect in a 9% beer. Nice, but not quite perfect.

O: If you haven't tried this, you really have to. Very worth the positive ratings it receives. One of the best beers I've tried to date.

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Photo of Geoffeweizen
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Taylor1989
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,106 ratings
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