La Fin Du Monde

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #1
Ranked #449
4.36 | pDev: 11.24%
Quebec, Canada
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde
Notes: 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.
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Photo of Gripnrip207
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly phenomenal beer. Was again, another excellent recommendation by the ex-hippy dairy herdsmen I had worked for. Beautiful hazy appearance of unfiltered ale. Color is a dark orange, similar to urine the morning after having too many of these. Dark,hazy orange. Looks like ya did some damage. Aroma is beautifully yeasty. Banana note is subtle, but almost there. Huge hit of bready pilsner malt. Taste lacks any imperfections. Bready and malty, but strong character from estrous yeast. An enjoyable funk. Smooth, and a surprising 9%. An easy drinker, but not so easy it’s not enjoyable. A near perfect example of the Belgian style, brewed by French Canadians at an affordable price.

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Photo of Wg1041
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Tripel, very surprised. Not sure if this bottle was damaged. I just barely untwisted the wire cage on the cork, and it shot off. The color is a nice golden straw color. Inch of foam. Tasting some banana, wheat, spices....and a little funk. I can’t explain the funky flavor in there. Nevertheless the funk definitely made the beer.

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Photo of janubio
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a Chimay glass. Pours a golden colour, medium head with long retention, reducing to a permanent thin layer. Creamy lacing
Aroma of cloves, bananas, plums, ripened fruits, phenols, green apples, cinnamon, almonds.
Medium body, sticky texture, active carbonation, sweet alcoholic finish.
Taste is just like the aroma.
A beast of a beer. Wonderful.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice beer. Hits all the marks of tripel. Light fruit, breadiness, slight funkiness. Easily enjoyable, mild on the pallet, really well balanced, smooth and creamy, and 9% ABV. Wow. Goes down easy for something with that kind of power so beware when you drink this. This beer is a skillful Canadian assassin.

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Photo of Barettes
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful caramel orange with a thick and creamy head.
Both scent and taste a complex and inviting blend of pear, clove, alcohol, bread, and brown sugar.
Light yet somehow creamy almost milkshake like texture from the high carbonation.
Complex flavors that linger. Outstanding. Really beyond outstanding.

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Photo of Junior
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - pale golden straw colored with a huge frothy white head.
A - estery toasted wheat and spice.
T - toasted biscuits, clove, and. banana, and wheat.
F - heavy carbonation, light bodied and a dry finish.
O - outstanding beer. Well crafted and dangerously easy to drink. I do not drink a lot of triples and this is easily the best I’ve had.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

L---Hazy, rich, dark golden color. Giant, rocky head from a mild pour. Excellent retention. Excellent lacing. About as good as a beer can look.

S---Yeasty & spicy. Some fruit & wheat are noticeable as well.

T---Strong yeast & wheat flavors. Some clove & fruit as well.

F---Well carbonated. Lighter feel than I was expecting, but stilla solid medium mouthfeel.

O---Excellent beer. I've been wanting to try this one for a while, and was not disappointed.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly foggy orange-yellow with two fingers of dense, off-white foam. Head retention is great with a foamy ring lasting long after the first sip. Aroma is heavy Belgian yeast with a little bit of spice, heavy clove and modest banana. In addition to the zesty yeast is stone fruit, cellar stone, and a pinch of nutty malt. It's smooth and well developed, with each flavor cascading into the next. Flavor profile is clove, banana and heavy zesty yeast. Nutty, earthy, caramely malts create a firm base, while bits and pieces of cardamon and nutmeg come sprinkling through for a little additional depth. Alcohol is modest, but does come poking through towards the finish. Mouth feel is thick and filling with a soft, fuzzy texture that is reminiscent of a well-worn, comfy wool sweater. Overall, zesty with a little bit of spice (not hot spice) for a well-rounded and dynamic Belgian Triple.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of beergoot
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely clear, golden amber body; robust carbonation; head is very dense and creamy, sticky. Sweet and spicy aroma; pear. Deceptively light malt taste; excellent hop bitterness; sweet and fruity esters; alcohol presence is there yet nicely balanced in the mix. Heavy body; coarse and rippling on the palate; a touch of sweetness but noticeably dry overall.

I understand why this tripel is world class. I hardly drink them, mainly because I have it in my mind that they are rough and hot on the palate. This beer certainly has some alcohol punch, but it's nicely offset with some fine, relatively delicate sweetness and excellent fruit-like quality (I'm again thinking pears). This is a beautiful beer, bold and complex with added subtlety to keep things interesting.

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Photo of altstadt
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Look: Slightly hazy dark gold color. Pours a dense thick head that takes several minutes to evolve some large bubbles, but never really collapse to less than a finger. Leaves lacing far up the glass.
Smell: Sweet dried fruit scents with a touch of spice. Swirling the glass just bumped the scents up a little in intensity, probably because the thick head prevented direct access to fluid. There was a bit of yeast much towards the bottom of the glass after the head finally dropped down.
Taste: Sweet and complicated. Lots of dried fruits, like dates and figs. Gingerbread and associated spices. The flavors are all boosted in the aftertaste. This is a rather light flavored Belgian beer until you swallow it. The high alcohol content shows up as a light burn long after the aftertaste has faded.
Feel: Immediately foams up to full cream and then evolves to larger bubbles. Never really breaks down.
Overall: Complex flavor with some light fruit. A little sweeter than most ales, but right in line with typical Belgian tripels. There is some sediment in the bottle. If it is stored upright, you can pour a clear glass until the last ounce. Use a goblet for the first 90% and pour the last 10% into a small glass so you can try two different beers from the same bottle.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into glass. Thick creamy head, golden color. Complex smell. Very carbonated. Clean and crisp finish. Overall excellent and an enjoyable beer to drink. Abv is deceptive.

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Photo of Gadzook
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Lightly hazy pale orange/gold. Two inch head in a tulip that left nice lacing and kept about a 1/4" of foam throughout.

S: Some sugar, yeast (with hints of banana), spice (clove, nutmeg), citrus notes. Nice breadiness to it.

T: Sweet up front. Malty backbone that isn't overpronounced. Citrus peel is clean and crisp near the back end, accentuated by the spice that stays in the mouth for a moment after the sip. Just the slightest hint of the ABV. Well-balanced and very tasty.

F: Vibrant carbonation creates an almost creamy feel. Finish is very dry and clean. Medium bodied.

O: This is one tasty tripel. Not too heavy, balanced taste, beautiful aroma. I'm not the biggest tripel fan because I tend to enjoy the darker malts of quads and dubbels, but I thoroughly enjoyed this, and will definitely make it a staple.

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Photo of Drinker-Diary
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ça y est, la fin du monde est arrivée!
Cher Journal... Ça y est, la fin du monde est arrivée! Courez pour aller vous procurer cette délicieuse bière bien de chez nous. Avec son nez rempli d'épices et sa bouche légèrement houblonnée aux saveurs d'oranges, elle vous donnera l'envie de dire: "enfin je peux mourir". Bien qu'il n'y ait rien de mieux que de trépasser alors que nous sommes encore en boisson...

That's it, the end of the world has come!
Dear Diary... That's it, the end of the world has come! Run to get this delicious beer from us. With its spicy nose and slightly hoppy mouth with orange flavours, it will make you want to say: "Finally I can die". Although there is nothing better than to pass away while we are still drinking...

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Photo of harrypowers
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orangy yellow with an off white head. Light body for a tripel. Tastes of yeast and citrus. I am guessing there some wheat malt in the mix. One of my favorites.

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Photo of officerbill
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncorked a "best by 2/27/21" bottle and poured into a St. Bernardus goblet, 2 1/2 servings in the bottle.

Dark amber/gold color with a thick dark tan head, that quickly turned to lace, and good carbonation.

Smelled like a freshly baked fruit bread; yeasty, fruity (apple, pear, plum, raisin...), spicy (nutmeg, sugar, clove), with a little lemon & orange zest.

Tasted like it smelled with the addition of a multi-note malt. Feels full in your mouth and almost too sweet before the citrus kicks in and cleans everything up with a dryish finish.

This is a complex beer meant for savoring rather than quenching your thirst (although it will do that).

Possibly the best North American tripel and probably the best widely available tripel.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Its a bit hazy golden color, fluffy white foam that lasts and leave serious lacing. Smells like Belgian yeast, and doughy malts, all the normal fruit and spice character Belgian yeast should bring to a beer. Strong traditional Belgian flavor without the off flavors. Highly carbonated and a bit dry on the finish. Best Belgian style beers outside Belgium.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Opaque, hazy golden hue with a very thick, creamy head with great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Yeast, fruit esters, and wheat upfront. Notes of banana, cloves, nectarine, nutmeg, spices, lemon rind, honey, apple, and pear.

Notes of yeast, banana, lemon rind, pear, sugar, and honey are upfront, followed by much of the aromatic notes mentioned. Many sweet flavors present, however, and importantly, I believe the honey and lemon rind really help balance the palette by adding smoothness and zest for an overall good composition. Moderate-high carbonation, really smooth head and feel.

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Photo of Moohing
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful Belgian triple. Unibroue does these classic styles so well. These bottles tend to be crazy carbonated, I'm guessing due to the bottle conditioning.

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Photo of spectru
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy light amber with a big white frothy head; a good rich aroma, a little bready; Smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonation; Mild flavor, nice, tasty, easy drinking. Only the slightest hint of its 9% ABV.

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Photo of RockHop
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a unique beer that stands out from other Belgians. A hazy gold gray hue with creamy head that lingers a bit. It’s boozy, spicy, and has clear tropical notes of mango or guava, maybe even marshmallow. An unusual and complex flavor profile. Definitely get grainy yeasty flavors too. Peppery on the tongue and good body. It grows on you. Drank right after a Duvel, which is n incomparable beer, but this is a great one too.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 750mL bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is a cloudy orange color with a tall foamy near-white head that sticks around for a while.

S: Nice, bright citrus - orange, lemon rind, spice. Some bread malt in there with a nice sweet yeasty aroma.

T: Citrus peel and light fruits dominate, along with a slight bready malt in the back. There is also a light banana and pineapple note in there, and more varied fruits and spices come out as the beer warms a bit more.

F: Crisp and carbonated.

Overall: This is a solid tripel, but not my favorite either in style or from this brewery. A good version of the style; accessible and very drinkable for its strength. It's a good choice, even if there are better ones to be had.

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Photo of Karpuk
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue's flagship beer, packed with flavor and mystery. A pretty unique tripel with a whole-mouth feel and strong aromas. The yeasty bottom is worth swirling for the last of the pour, giving nice hazy lines in a glass.
FDM is well-worth aging for 6-24 months at room temperature. Best enjoyed at or slightly below room temperature, definitely not rocky-mountain cold.

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Photo of C-Stockwell
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: opaque light orange with an impressive off-white head that remains for a good duration
S: malt, tangy, and molasses
T: semi-sweet, slight coffee hint, and chocolate
F: refreshing with great carbonation, like a quality champagne or a soda

Most people probably wouldn't associate a 9% ABV beer with the word "refreshing", but La Fin du Monde is a refreshing beer. La Fin du Monde is not a copy of a Belgian tripel, but is an improvement on the style. This beer is a must if you are a Belgian-style beer fan.

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Photo of Helluvaz
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold color with creamy head
N: fruity, citrus-like scent. Lemon-y sweet scent. Fresh hop. Pine. Great scent. A little cider-like. Excellent.
T: reminds me of cider on the first sip with a saison-like feel. Rich body, fruity but not sour. Citrus, pineapple, lemon, fresh berry, guava.
F: Smooth, not dry. Great finish.
Overall: beautifully brewed, easy to drink. Slightly like, not as complex and hoppy, but a very good beer.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

been on my 'to buy' list for quite a while. poured from a 12 oz into a tulip a nice orange/gold with a huge creamy head, a few sheets of sticky lacing scrape behind and a foam cap rests atop. nose is full of fruits, ranging from bananas to apples/pears and some darker fruits. bits of funky yeast follow behind and some clove like spiciness. those fruits stick on the tongue, lots of nice pear flavors on top. funk comes through a bit more but never overpowers and the spice just keeps everything else from getting too sweet. drinks wonderfully smooth, an alcohol bite becomes more prominent as it warms but never enough to slow the drinking down. nicely carbonated and medium bodied. might get a pack just to have it around for a bit.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 10429 ratings