La Fin Du Monde

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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,023
4.32 | pDev: 11.34%
Thursday at 11:56 PM
Jun 23, 1998
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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Ratings by PapaGoom:
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Rated by PapaGoom

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 12, 2022
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Rated: 3.88 by nunienun from Illinois

Thursday at 11:56 PM
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a bright orange - gold with lot of head and lacing, be ready with that glass! Tastes like funk (horse blanket), banana, clove, a little pepper, spicy, dry. Not quite as good as Westmalle but it’s a very good beer and the price is right, cheers!
Nov 23, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by biteme398 from New York

Oct 15, 2023
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Rated by fritzfield from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From a can bought at Demoulas/Market Basket in ManchVegas. The End of the World good.
Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Sep 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulpratt from California

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Sep 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour is copper colored with a thick & foamy white head. The taste is baked biscuit, banana, clove, honey, & slight caramel. The 9% abv is hidden well. This is a good beer, but I don't think it's world class. Cheers! A-
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Sep 06, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by QuintusHorace from California

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by draheim from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Re-reviewing because it’s been a dozen years since I last reviewed this.

16oz can (date code A2623, so packaged 1/26/2023) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a beautiful glowing deep golden color with a nice fluffy bright white head.

Aroma is funky and bready, grassy. Yeasty esters, clove, spice. Overripe fruit. Banana bread.

Taste is sweet, fruity, funky. More bready yeast (or yeasty bread), malty sugars, spice. Old World hops. Some residual grain. A vaguely bitter, clean finish.

Mouthfeel is soft, smooth, full bodied. Reference-level carbonation. Exemplary for the style.

Overall this is still one of my favorite Belgian tripels—La Fin Du Monde never disappoints.

Previous review (6/21/2011) preserved for posterity:

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle, best before 7/9/12, poured into a tulip.

Golden yellow beer w/ a huge bright white head that defies gravity, leaves behind a beautiful film of lace.

Nose is all Belgian yeast, clean pale malt, and slight alcohol.

Taste is just so smooth. Pale malt, sweet candi sugar, overripe banana, and a slight warming from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is luxurious, so seductively smooth and drinkable.

Overall, an outstanding version of the style. This beer would be a perfect pairing with so many foods, strong enough to stand up to anything but never dominant. Just a world-class beer that I think anyone would enjoy.
Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by RockyM72 from Florida

Jul 30, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by Beecham from California

Jul 18, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by mehollin

Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12oz bottle to a goblet glass. Look is the color of honey with an off white, creamy head. Very active carbonation keeps streaming to the cap. Smell is spicy and fruity. A good dose of clove and malt. Taste is sweet up front with a blast of clove, honey, and malt. Middle of the sip gets briefly bitter, then hits with some candy apple sweet/tart flavors. Finish is alcohol, more spice and a bit of malt. Feel is medium bodied with soft, plentiful carbonation. That creamy head never goes away and allows for a nice soft mouthfeel. Overall, I am enjoying this beer. I'll be working my way through the sample 6er. This is a nice drinker that I'd have again. The alcohol is clearly present which forces you to slow down and just enjoy.
Jul 06, 2023
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