Ce N'est Pas La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #42
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,680
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
38
From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Ce N'est Pas La Fin Du MondeCe N'est Pas La Fin Du Monde
Notes: Golden and complex beer made from Belgian yeast. Bold aromas and bitterness of a Belgian IPA. The fusion of two cultures.
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

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

12oz'er from the sample pack (my favorite sample pack in the game) - the Tripel of the New World

Very cloudy orange-yeller. The smell is belgian yeast mixing with hop fruit scents creating something altogether danke. A good amount of bitterness along with plenty of fruit juice flavor from the belgian yeast and the hops

I usually don't like belgian IPAs, but I like this'n. The combination of the yeast and hop flavors is simply great. This is a rare Unibroe beer that tastes better *before* it warms. I want 6-packs

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RaulMondesi from California

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Man, this one spanks me like the madam of the house when I am asking for another. It’s just bright with a nice prehistoric bite. Damn… unlike Clark Garble, Raul’s gives one. After this one I will need more Ce n’est pas.

See ya, my minions.

Dec 02, 2021
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Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a Belgian, pours like a Belgian, smells like a Belgian. Except slightly more malty.
Where it differs, is that this here is much more bitter (and I get it....that was the goal), as well as dry, than a triple. Obtrusively so. Also a bit metallic.
La Fin Du Monde is nice, so I expected slightly more from this. As is, it's worth a glass, albeit not the whole bottle.

Nov 27, 2021
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Best before 06-21-24. F21211857QFL.

Appearance: Mostly clear amber-gold, with a notable bit of haze. Slow pour left the sediment behind. Initial big rocky white head died back to a thick skin across the top, with lots of sheets and thick strands of lacing.

Smell: Pine, citrus, very hoppy. Some barely noticeable fruity ester from the Belgian yeast under it all.

Taste: Sharply bitter, with citrus rind and pine, and then a bitter finish which matches the start. The malt and Belgian character is completely hidden under this hop flavor. As it warms up, some of the malt comes out and the finish starts to take on character of a tripel, but it's still very very hoppy. It's interesting, but man is it wrecking my palate.

Mouthfeel: Brisk carbonation, very sticky on the teeth, maybe even a bit of spicy / lingering burn on the palate.

Overall / Drinkability: I find it very hard to believe this is 50 IBU - this is quite potent, and definitely is not La Fin Du Monde. It's a definite palate wrecker. I can only have one, and I find it a bit unbalanced due to the heavy hop bitterness.

Nov 21, 2021
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

341mL/11.5oz bottle
BB 06-21-24
L: hazy golden-orange body; foamy off-white head
S: spicy Belgian yeast, herbal grass, pale grain, light caramel, bold zesty citrus
T: loads of complexity: zesty citrus, herbal & earthy pine, grass, orange, lemon, peach, apricot, spicy & bready Belgian yeast, grapefruit & orange marmalade on toast, doughy pale grain, white pepper
F: Fuller body, higher carbonation, zesty and pungently bitter on the palate, alcohol is very well concealed but it sneaks up on you, very dry finish
O: this was a treat! I can only think of a couple other IPA’d/hoppy Tripels on the market, so this is something totally different than what everyone else is brewing right now, which is a breath of fresh air.

Nov 13, 2021
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mothman from Minnesota

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

Bottle. Large white head. Clear golden color.

Large Brett funk. Earthy and grassy. Nice light bitterness. Some citrus. Big Belgium malt and yeast profile. Spices. Dry, carbonated, bubbly. Some booze showing. Interesting take on the OG tripel.

Nov 08, 2021
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and cage bottle from the LCBO. Cost was $9.95 CDN. Served cool at the recommended temperature into a Chimay Chalice.

Appearance - Mostly clear, dark golden hued brew with reddish tinge. A finger plus of big fluffy head with excellent staying power and a plethora of spidery lacing.

Smell - Leafy hops with weediness, some hints of lemon, then the signature yeasty, fruity aroma with an aspect of fresh powdered doughnuts that distinguishes LA Fin Du Monde. The leafiness does dominate the nose though.

Taste - Yup. this is what I was hoping for. Signature powdery yeasty bready qualities, with some lemon here and there, pervasive leafiniess, but delicately balanced as some stone fruit (peaches) kind of make their way through. Finishes bitter, but not overly so and the 19 proof contents are hidden masterfully. Spicy elements intersect here and there in unobtrusive yet collaborative ways.

Mouthfeel - Dangerously smooth, some booziness noticeable, but way to easy to drink. Good expressive carbonation, medium full bodied, but creamy and so smooth. Spectacular feel and is exactly what a Belgian IPA should be.

Overall - Outstanding Belgian IPA, I wish I still had some of Houblon Chouffe to compare to. By guess is Ce N'est Pas La Fin Du Monde falls short of that spectacular brew, but isn't far off it it. Belgian IPA, well hopped tripel, whatever you want to call it, it's great, and get some while you can.

Oct 29, 2021
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malrubius from Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Orange gold with some haze and dense head and lace. Malty honey orange aroma with some citrusy hop and booze. Medium sweet fruity peachy with some vanilla. Boozy finish with some citrus and herbal hops. Medium-heavy soft body. Refined carbo. Very good but not in the same class as Chouffe Houblon.

Oct 25, 2021
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bobv from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle.
BB 06-21-24.

Label says Galaxy, Willamette, Cascade, Simcoe.
50 ibus.

Moderate pour yields a nearly two inch white head over a hazy, light golden body with sticky lacing.

Nose of spice (Willamette?) and fresh pine (Simcoe and/or Cascade?) with the Belgian yeast in the background.

Taste comes close to the nose with a bit of doughy bread in there as well as some citrus (Galaxy?) Finish is Cascade-like pine bitterness with that Belgian yeast still backing it up.

Nice feel and overall, not for everyone, but I like it as a change of pace from our "cookie cutter" IPAs in the US.

Cheers!!!

Oct 25, 2021
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Schimms from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: pours yellow with thick, white head. Great lacing during the session.

S: identifiable traditional Trippel with hops.

T: wonderful blend of Trippel and IPA. Fantastic balance of hops and sweet.

F: medium mouthfeel.

O: perfect blend of Belgium and the US - my 2 favorite styles.

Oct 22, 2021
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BalancingBrooms from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy deep copper with large rocky 3 finger white head. Nose is of tangerine, citrus peel, and floral hops. Taste opens with a blast of floral hops followed by a deep bitter citrus rind, which folds into classic Belgian yeast, and hints of spice. Body is light to medium with full carbonation. Ends bone dry with a lingering sharp bitterness. Overall a really nice Belgian IPA.

Oct 09, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention

S- spicy Belgian yeast gives aromas of white pepper, clove, pear, lemon and some phenolic notes. Spicy and floral hop undertones, with a hint of orange marmalade

T- spicy and peppery up front, with floral and spicy hop notes, along with undertones of citrus. Mid-palate gives a sweet malty note, with some phenolic notes popping through. The finish gives yeasty notes of clove, pear and banana runts candy

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns sightly creamy into the finish

O- the spicy yeast and hops of a Belgian IPA, with the sweetness of a tripel. Well done

Oct 09, 2021
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I've always liked the namesake tripel; but I've always wondered if I really would wake up the next morning.
So I'm glad that the end of the world is not neigh and that Unibroue has a sense of humor about themselves.

That said, it is difficult for me to change my attitude toward IPAs and just because a Belgian yeast is employed does not move my, admittedly rigid, attitude.

However I did read the new BA description for Belgian IPAs that explains this better: "Generally, Belgian IPAs are considered too hoppy by Belgian beer drinkers." So as a matter of course, I'm not going to rate this well.

While I'm Looking at a pretty lively ale and its Smells offer a decent fruity/hoppy balance, its Tastes never take the ale higher than decent. This integrates Smells and Tastes well, but not at the level that I appreciate Unibroue for. Feel and finish are refreshing; but no Belgian yeast will make this beer pair well with a meal. And to me, that is two-thirds of the point of ales. A Votre Sante... pero, no mas de este para mi (to mash-up my language skills.)

Sep 25, 2021
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BB 06-21-24.

Appearance: Pours a clouded, dimmed golden body with a very tall, spumy, whitish head.

Smell: Well-spiced yeastiness, peppery, clove-studded. Pith-heavy citrus, orchard fruits, unripe banana. Musty ol' wheat. Sugar stirred into alcohol.

Taste: A flash flush of honey sweetness quickly turns sourish and tangy with tastes of green banana, pearskins, peppery herbs, bitter orange dusted with powderized pith. It's big on the sweetness, bitterness, yeastiness and alcohol right through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Well carbonated with a potent effervescence.

Overall: The strength of a tripel with a heavy dose of hop bitterness.

Sep 19, 2021
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden. Smells of citrus, earthy and spicy yeast notes, light fruity sweetness. Tastes of pleasant citrus and pine hops, followed by bright sweet fruity yeast esters and a little sugar, but it quickly turns bitter. Pine, spicy yeast, zippy herbal notes, finishes with a long yeasty and piney bitterness. Medium heavy, but not sweet. Delicious beer. I don't care what category it falls in.

Sep 18, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy amber golden color with a generous head and lacing
Aroma has tropical, citrus, hop and floral hints
The taste follows nose with a nice tropical, citrus, hop and floral flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good Belgian IPA

Sep 17, 2021
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unibroue is among the kings of Quebec brew culture. So it's always nice to review them. Pours a decent head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves a residue and good lacing. This is accompanied with a hazy burnt orange colour. Strong yeast, hops and fruit aroma (banana) aromas. Taste is mostly cereal, yeast with some malt and a hint of caramel. Feel includes spicy, peppery overtones with high carbonation, bitter and hop levels. The bitterness is just bitter. Interesting mix Belgian-IPA but not my favourite. It's always a challenge rating a style you don't like as you want to give a review that reflects if a beer is faithful to the style. I always go with the latter. But the taste and feel reflects my feelings. So my personal tastes notwithstanding, this beer fulfills its 'mandate' as a Belgian/IPA. Maybe the score will change if I ever revisit it. It's an acquired taste.

Jul 30, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Non, c'est une biere. But it IS the end of the world. A great beer for it. I forgot how much a fan of this brewery I was. Je suis un imbecile!

It pours way darker than La Fin Du Monde. Same amazing head, though. The aroma is subdued but enticing just the same. Sweet yeasty smells eminate. The taste is very Unibroue. Mild, compared to some (most?). Yet full of interesting subtlties. It is all carried along on a fizzy, Unibroue bottle conditioned mouth feel. I love that stuff but not everyone will. Screw them!

Highly recommended. Get some while you can (and the rest of the six pack).

Jul 22, 2021
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a deep gold with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - belgian yeast, clove, pepper, banana, coriander, spicy earthy and floral hops, and bready malts.

Taste - belgian yeast upfront followed by the clove, pepper, banana, and coriander. The alcohol is quite noticeable as well. The spicy earthy and floral hops make their presence known amongst the ABV but not quite enough considering the style but still a valiant effort. The bready malts round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops, malts, and ABV lingering.

Overall - An interesting take on the belgian IPA style by blending styles together. I feel as though the ABV dominated the brew, which didn't allow the hops to make them shine out as they should for the style. Nonetheless, you can't go wrong with a Unibroue offering.

Jul 10, 2021
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Beersnake1 from California

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this from a mixed pack recently. Poured at fridge temp. Pours a musty orange with white head that lingers. The nose is as described - a mix of pine, resin, wheat, wet dirt, and citrus peel. The taste starts off with a strong hop bitterness. The taste rolls on with grapefruit peel, wet leather, pine, tree sap, ginger, and wheat. Overall, this is really interesting but not my favorite.

Jul 10, 2021
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kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

2.95/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After La Fin Du Monde, here's Ce N'est Pas La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue bought a 750 ml for 5,49$ (2 for 10,98$)

Look: Hazy golden beer. 2 finger of fluffy white head that stays even 5 min after pouring in the glass. After 10-15 min about 1 finger. Lots of tiny bubble going up.

Smell: Roasted malt, citrus, pine, orange, grapefruits, earthy hops (but not in your face, very smooth), banana,

Taste: Vegetal hops, very dry, no banana, no grapefruits, no orange. But the pine is there. for a 9,5% ABV no alcohol burn, you can slightly feel when in goes down but very subdued. But pine and dry bitterness.
But oh men, I am so let down right now. Its just bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter right in your face. Now to put it in perspective, I know it's a Belgian IPA with a 9,5% ABV. It does have a 50 IBU. But oh men it feels like a 85 IBU. Like the bitterness just cut everything. I recently review the Shawi Beach by Le trou du diable, an American IPA with 6,5% ABV and a whopping 75 IBU and even that beer was less bitter than this one. My disappointment is just over the top, the look and the smell was very good, very promising, but no, its just bitter right in your face. From Unibroue I am so let down. Now some reviewer is going to put high mark on it, maybe the more bitter are there beer the more high mark they put. But seriously, this beer sucks.

Feel: Low to medium carbonation, medium body and the bitterness just stay for minute minute, it doesn't go away. I do like my IPA with bitterness on the beginning but with some more relax herbal, citrus notes like more smooth as the times goes on. But this one it's just dry bitterness.

So overall would I recommend it ? No. I am not a big fan of IPA in general but I do find some that I really enjoyed, one from le trou du diable, very nice and some other also. But this one I just can't. It feels like it suck up all the water that you have inside your body, how the bitter and the finish is so dry.

Would I buy it again? No. I would rather have a Shawi Beach by le Trou du Diable. Now I'm just going to drink an Apocalypso from le troue du Diable.

Jun 30, 2021
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle, a single from their recent mixer. Dubbed a 'Belgian IPA' for we anglophiles, but I much prefer the French definition, loosely translated (by yours truly): 'Tripel of the New World'. And the wordplay on this one's moniker is so obvious, yet also bang-right-the-fuck-on. I wish I had something more witty to say about that.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with four fat-ass fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and sort of creamy dirty white head, which leaves some stellar random lacy leggings (ok, lace, but I want to paint a different picture here) around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of mildly funky old-school yeast, bready and doughy caramel malt, a faint peppercorn spiciness, a bit of drain cleaner, and some tame earthy, musty, and musky floral green hoppiness. The taste is gritty and grainy cereal malt, an earthy yeastiness, some indistinct citrus fruit notes, a damp minerality, and more even-handed leafy, herbal, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-tingling robustness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, once the cognitive dissonance required for this style finally kicks in. It finishes trending dry, the hops and yeast in a final pas-de-deux.

Overall - well, it's clear to any reader of mine that I think this style is bullshit (merde!), but I always will give this outfit a chance, even if they sold out decades ago, they seemed to have maintained more than a modicum of street cred. Kudos, mes amis, you've crafted a decent new-world Tripel. I am here for that.

Jun 04, 2021
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altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy red-gold color. Poured an extremely tall head that turned into mixed size bubbles that slowly collapsed in jerks over several minutes. Medium flow of small bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Left a lot of fine lace a long way up the glass.

A blend of many light scents - pepper, yeast funk, light roasted malt, vegetal hops, some alcohol, and a very mild barnyard. It seemed a bit blocked by the foamy head. Swirling the glass kicked up a bit of mint, some latex paint, a lot more malt, and a bit more barnyard.

Slightly sweet flavor with a medium-mild bitter. More vegetal hop flavor than expected from the bitters. Light roasted malt, almost a raw flour flavor. Light pepper with just an edge of alcohol. Some mint kept running around in my mouth while I was exploring other flavors. The aftertaste builds to a stronger bitter hop flavor with more volatile alcohol.

Starts off creamy and then turns to coarse bubbles. A bit oily. Left my mouth, especially my teeth, feeling a bit gummy. A surprising alcohol burn for something that is only 9.5% ABV.

I'm not a fan of Belgian IPAs since the few I've drunk didn't taste much like either Belgian beers or like IPAs. This tastes more like I originally imagined a Belgian IPA should taste like: complex Belgian beer flavors with stronger hops. However in this case, the smell is more interesting than the taste. The label calls this a Triple (in French). I think the high ABV is causing some flavor loss when compared to the smell. Maybe a Dubbel would have been a better target. Imagine a dark Belgian Dubbel IPA.

May 05, 2021
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large slightly off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry earthy hops notes with sweet Belgian style malt notes is enjoyable. Taste is a mix of earthy dry hops notes with some sweet Belgian style malt with light peppery yeast notes also perceptible. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. Not bad but the hops combo maybe isn’t the best.

Nov 24, 2020
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rugene from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

yellow color and clear. Fruity flavors, hoppy, nice bitterness with the usual spice of Unibroue. The result is a good balance between the hops and the malt. I bought this cheap, to drink fresh. It's not the end of the world but a new and more tropical version of it...

Oct 23, 2020
Ce N'est Pas La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 38 ratings