La Fin Du Monde

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4.36 | pDev: 11.24%
Quebec, Canada
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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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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lightly hazed gold appearance with a small white head and sparse lacing. Unique aroma, and with every tip of the glass there is something new. What starts out spicy and yeasty develops characteristics that are floral, fruity and honey-like. Taste initially relies on the spicy, fruity, yeasty base but it, too, is more complex. The malts add a supportive backbone and the alcohol adds depth without becoming a distraction. Even though it is well carbonated, there is still a lush mouthfeel that leads to a dry, moderately bitter finish.

Apr 21, 2021
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LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

3.46/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold colour with nice medium head, leaves no lacing.
Smells very nice. Nice earthy/biscuity malt comes up front with nice light fruity notes and herbal notes.
The taste is what really kills this thing for me. I don't know if my palette is off or something, but this was like insane spice/coriander taste and nothing else. I got a 6 pack because I thought it would be great but I'm gonna end up gifting the rest lol.
The mouthfeel is quite pleasant actually. Nice carbonation and medium body. Kind of fluffy feeling.

Overall, this beer is worth trying for sure as many people like this. The flavour profile is just way too much spice/coriander for me. Really hard for me to enjoy this sadly.

Apr 08, 2021
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

La Fin du Monde is slightly hazy and a pale amber color with highlights that remind me of very light peach jam. The head is rocky, bone white, and lasting.
The aroma is malt forward, smelling like lightly toasted fresh baked bread. There's also something reminding me of fresh earth mingling in, lending support. This is where I get faint, but noticeable aromas of ripe pear brushing up against those of freshly toasted bread. Finally, hiding in the background is just a trace of Belgian spiciness.
Taking a sip, La Fin du Monde is smooth and crisp. Carbonation is a little spritzier than I prefer in a beer of this type. The flavors give me toasted bread, fresh earth, and a somewhat more prominent Belgian spiciness than I found on the nose. As with the nose there are subtle notes of ripe pear lending its own sort of through note to the overall flavor profile. The finish is dry and only slightly lasting.
All things being equal, this really is a wonderful beer and very respectworthy example of the style. Here's where I have issues with this beer. First, the carbonation. La Fin du Monde is, in my opinion, slightly more carbonated than it needs to be. Also, the Belgian spiciness could do to be a little more pronounced. And finally, I would like this Canadian made Tripel a little more if the flavors were a little more bright and brassy.

Apr 01, 2021
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GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

3.36/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This tripel is much too coriander-forward for me. That mixed with citrus gave me more of a witbier than anything else. Give me St Bernardus any day over this. Highly overrated for me, but just my opinion, as I know it's a favourite for many.

Mar 20, 2021
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TomQBigBeerGuy from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden and amber color with a retained head. The aroma presented banana, orange, and a layered spice. The taste was intricate with fruit upfront and a distinguished banana flavor noted. Sequentially, it was followed by spice and a hint of well-timed coriander. Touch of malt as well. One of my favorites thus far.

Feb 23, 2021
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StanleysCup from Maryland

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

A retro score from several years ago. Hands down one of my favorites of the type, if not all types. Fantastic golden hue and wafts of Belgian yeast and candi sugars. Goes down dangerously smooth; session at your own risk.

Feb 23, 2021
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greenbluegrey from Canada (BC)

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Rich, creamy head that persists. Smells of clove, allspice, nutmeg. Taste of citrus rind, yeast, spice. Delicious, but better to have a single bottle over a long session. Best for board games, summer picnics, or anything where careful sips are preferred over quenching thirst. One of my favourites.

Feb 20, 2021
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hbeimers from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So many layers to this beer. Poured with a massive head from a 750ml. Wheaty, crisp, and full-bodied with plenty of fruit and spice notes. Almost feels like a champagne in the mouth. Yum.

Feb 10, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

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

Poured form bottle inot a tulip glass a nice 1F creamy off white foam head develops. A nice orange amber color at about 70% opaque still lets lots of effervescing bubbles visible.

On the nose I get allspice, cloves and yeast.

Taste is soft, orange and lemon with clove and malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick with small soft bubbles and a wine like alcohol on the finish.

I would prefer less clove but this is the style and it is enjoyable.

Feb 06, 2021
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BeerIsGood1337 from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent beer. Subtle spice, noticeable yeast. Not too heavy. The relatively high ABV is masked well, and it goes down easy, but it's also a little boring all around. Severely overrated in my opinion, but I'd certainly never turn one down. I like it.

Jan 22, 2021
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lochlainn from Massachusetts

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

I'm not always in the mood for it, but when I am, there's nothing quite like it. The taste is mild but slightly bitter, with a notable aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. Beautiful color, very drinkable, though having more than one on anything other than an empty stomach would be tough. Excellent beer.

Jan 13, 2021
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DDiFran from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold with a dense white head but not much lacing
S: subtle coriander and banana
T: follows the nose. Very balanced. Not overly sugary or saccharine
F: smooth but crisp.
O: lives up to its reputation. Just outstanding. One of the best tripels period

Jan 12, 2021
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought a single 12oz bottle $3.79 Don Quijote
2 years, 13 days before best by date
Smell of coriander, spices
hazy Golden-amber color
High carbonation
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Taste of coriander, pepper, spices, bananas, oranges, fruits. Hides alcohol really well.
Overall a really good beer. This can beat many Belgian beers.

Dec 26, 2020
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SimplySinister from Florida

4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Restrained pour producing a cloudy straw colored brew sporting a dissipating 1" ivory head. Good lacing. Moderate to high carbonation.

S - Yeast, banana, clove, bready, biscuit.

T - Aggressive punch of banana bread and clove up front. Sour and salty. Citrus notes; orange/ orange peel/ pith.

M - Low viscosity, clean, dry, slight citrus linger.

D - Very, very good. Maybe even amazing. Full disclosure: I'm not experienced enough to properly rate tripel beers as I haven't enjoyed enough of them. With that being said, I very much respect this style and also realize that this offering is unique and extraordinary. Try it. You won't regret it.

Nov 30, 2020
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PathofChaos from Maryland

4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Straw gold under a perfect white plume of marshmallow fluff. The head doesn’t lace so much as it retains its structure and slides down the glass. Solid retention.

This one’s got quite a lot going on: first, a sizeable wallop of tangy Belgian yeast and lemon rind. Then a tailcoat of cardamom, coriander, and golden wheat, punctuated by a peppery zip.

Quaffable, light, and airy. This refreshing ale seems to pass by instantly, like a cloud being driven before a swift storm. Leaves a drizzly, spiced yeast, lingering in its wake.

An autumn fruit basket with a side of bread: sour apple, crisp green pear, and ripe banana with an undercurrent of cracker-like malt grains. The consistent overtone of Belgian yeast finishes with a backlash of clove and that same, white pepper spiciness from the bouquet.

Complex. Balanced. Wonderful.

Sep 28, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a: slighly hazy dark orange & copper color. a touch of pale yellow and light brown. huge 4 finger marshmellow-like white head

s: wheat, banana, green pear, green apple. coriander, cardamom, and pepper spice. nice Belgian yeast spice. huge crackery note, and a doughy malt backbone. a touch of clove and nutmeg. a little bit of an earthy/grass note as well. absolutely amazing and complex aroma on this

t: huge fruity esthers upfront. ripe green pears, green apple, and a big sweet banana note. pepper spice immediately following that for balance, as well as clove and a hint of coriander. a touch of wheaty bubblegum-like flavors. crusty country bread and dry crackers. a touch of sweet malt then apple, pear, and that nice Belgian spice to close it out

m: solid medium mouthfeel with extremely high carbonation

o: extremely awesome beer, and definitely a benchmark for the style. complex, well-harmonized, yet easy to drink and it doesn't tax you to drink it, even though it has a high ABV. awesome stuff

Aug 22, 2020
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rand from California

4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle into a wine glass

A: Cloudy complexion, orange-yellow in color with a tan hue. Ample carbonation with a huge sudsy head.

S: Spicy, fruity nose. Grassy, aromas of a fall harvest.

T: Flavors are of pit fruit and oak, notes white pepper and orange peel. Yeasty esters poke through mid-sip, followed by a dry, grassy, medium finish.

F: Oily rich but ample carbonation add levity.

A classic. Saw this a Trader Joe’s, hadn’t had it years, and was shocked I hadn’t reviewed before.

Aug 02, 2020
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dschwartz13 from Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The look is a shade darker than a Pilsner, and it poured Golden with plenty of carbonation. I had an absolutely massive head of foam, which I attribute to not having the right glassware. I had to let it sit multiple times before pouring the whole thing. The smell is good, get a nice aroma of flavors, thought it was reminiscent of a strong Hefeweizen. The best part was the taste, unbelievable. Simply hard to describe, but perhaps the best tasting beer I’ve ever had. For a 9% beer, feel is lighter than expected. World class beer that deserves its number one Tripel spot.

Jul 05, 2020
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hophead723 from California

4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had a four-pack of this delivered because I was craving a Tripel. I wish I had a tulip for it, but I poured it into a simple pint glass.

Look: Thoroughly hazed orange-gold color with a head like meringue that lasts and lingers leaving lots of lasting lacing. It drags sheets of thick foam down the glass that cling endlessly throughout the entire experience. When a light is shone through, it looks like an Indian Summer sunset.

Smell: The aroma is extremely complex with orchard fruits including apple, peach, and pear balanced by a light spice of white and black pepper followed by banana esters, phenolic compounds, smooth dried apricot, sourdough bread, baked biscuit, honey, orange, and clove. It is enticing and mouthwatering, more appetizing than any Tripel I have ever encountered.

Taste/Feel: A rich and silky smooth mouthfeel delivers flavors of Red Delicious apple, Red Anjou pear, dried apricot, white pepper, banana esters, phenolic compounds, baked rustic bread, orange blossom honey, mild bubblegum, and a warm kiss of alcohol. The flavors evolve and resonate like an orchestra across the palate.

Overall: The absolute archetypal Tripel!! It is sippable, smooth, rich, and delicious. It really tastes like a textbook style-defining Tripel! Absolutely delicious and complex at every moment. Not too sweet, not too spicy, not too anything other than delicious and well worth the wold class rating.

Jul 04, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

335 ml bottle poured into a goblet.
Best by: 12/10/22

Poured straight into the glass for three fingers of stark-white, firm foam. The body is hazy amber with gold highlights. The head leaves a bit of lace and refuses to die. Spice, clove and Belgian yeast/banana make up the ample nose. Semi-dry, spicy and bittersweet it tastes of Belgian yeast and dried fruit-like flavors with a tangy finish that is slightly warming. The carbonation is high and the smooth, medium body is highly effervescent. It drinks faster than you expect at 9% ABV.

Jun 23, 2020
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Yaroslav from New York

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks and behaves like my Standard of Duvel. Taste is as glorious and satisfying. Nectar of the G-d's or the Monkeys who developed it!

If I were to factor cost, La Fin Du Monde is the best representation of the style. Cost aside, on par with Duvel. Who knows in a blind taste test. Perhaps better.

I go with the consensus. World Class!

Jun 18, 2020
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faraday326 from California

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours lovely, hazy golden amber with nice head. Aroma is awesome... the fruit and yeasty you expect and the spice is there and quite pleasant. The taste comes awesome with the triple style and is heavy on the spice for me... a nice punch of cloves, coriander, cardamon... those earthy spices which transition into the frutier, citrus, bubblegum finish. This beer is awesome.

Jun 14, 2020
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DrunkenClam from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't care for cardamon flavor, and this doesn't have it or is light enough that it doesn't distract. Also, I did not taste an overwhelming bubblegum flavor I sometimes notice in triples ales. I like it. Awesome.

Jun 03, 2020
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Vollthor88 from Canada (QC)

4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: Spice and Malt.

Taste: Malt , Belgian Spice , Fruit (Banana).

Feel: Smooth, high Carbonation, alcohol heat, very easy to drink.

Overall: The best Tripel beer in my opinion.

May 31, 2020
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DannyBoy15347 from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- pours a nice hazy golden color with a soft white foam. Head lingers longer than expected and leaves a nice lacing.
A- honestly hard to place. Definitely a very forward malt character, maybe wheat?
T- very good and very clean tasting. Mouthfeel is also very smooth for 9% I could easily drink 2-4 of these and be in bed by 7 haha cheers!

May 20, 2020
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