MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Cloudy when bottle is opened. Well balanced flavor. Sweet to the tastebud. Very nice beer. Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Downright cloudy, golden in color. Fizzy white head held its shape over the rim of the glass, then dissipated quickly.
Aroma is sweet and slightly maltly with hints of aok, spice, and yeast.
Flavor is nice, well balanced between sweet maltiness and yeasty oaky resins. Taste is a bit thin, however, even for an Abbey style trippel.
Palate is wonderfully refreshing, nice and crisp.
This is a very good beer, but it doesn’t quite hold up to a good trippel from Belgium. It seems as if North American breweries just can’t seem to match the Trappist style. Not bad for being Canadian ;p NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 bottle. La Fin Du Monde is a hazy caramel/copper shade with a very, very aggressive white head. It’s like smelling a flower garden with cloves, yeast, bananas, baked sweet bread. Flavor is quite well balanced, there’s plenty of banana, some cinnamon, cloves, a bit of carbonic acidity in the finish.
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2006
[May 19, 2008]
750 ml best before Sept 17, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow with a very tall white head. The aroma is heavily spiced, but quite natural and not at all cloying. Strong suggestions of clove, coriander, banana, and some tame sourness are apparent. Mouthfeel is lively and appropriate. Really nice tripel here: not overly sweet, yet hearty and spiced with a decently dry finish. It’s quite a complex ale with plenty of depth in its esters.
I lost about a third of the bottle when I opened this. IT EXPLODED is an understatement! Took about 3 minutes for the bottle to stop fizzing all over. The head was a little more tame after the pour. Champagne like bubbles. Cloudy pale yellow color. Banana and clove is the aroma. Taste is more of the same. A good Appey Tripel but not the best. Good for Canada, as they are not known for making great beers. Celebrated with this after a Canadian mogul skiier beat out a Norwegian to win the gold in the winter olympics. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle marked best before 05/19/08. Poured a large white fizzy head that was mostly lasting, carbonated, decent lacing, cloudy, and a straw yellow hue. Malty, sweet, banana, some clove notes, spicy, and a citrus nose. Flavor was sweet, citrus, banana, hint of clove, spices, and vinuous but not overly so. Smooth, thin mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Nicely done and worth a try IMMHO.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
very bubbly with large amount of head. golden yellow color, slightly hazy. great hoppy flavor with reminants of fruit trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2006
The La Fin Du Monde, "The End of the World". With its champagne-like effervescence, it has a vigorous presence in the mouth, which accentuates its strong personality. Slightly tart, with the balanced flavors of wild spices, malt and hops.This beer was brewed to honor of the great explorers, who believed they had reached the end of the world when they discovered America.
This was a little to much towards the fruity side. It made in very mello for have such a high ABV. ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Cloudy yellow/golden color. The best way to describe this beer is pineapple. The color was pineapple juice in color, and cloudiness. The flavor had a significant amount of pineapple as well. The alcohol content is great for the taste. I want another already. delicious does not begin to descibe this, and I’m usually a stout /porter fan. Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2006
This beer poured a a cloudy, deep yellow with a bubbly (not rich or creamy) head. It was light bodied, gassy and effervescent with a citrusy taste and quality. I am always surprised at how light a high ABV Belgian tastes and feels. It comes across like a sparkling wine or a carbonated, summer cocktail better suited for a pre-dinner appertif than the "robust flavor..." the commercial description would imply goes with a hearty meal.. The citrus and effervescent qualities were more mouth cleansing than mouth coating. No aftertaste. No pleasant memories. Perhaps these are the distinguishing characteristics of an Abbey Tripel. I have so much more to learn. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Another great beer we had on Christmas Day. This one looked sort of yellowish and hazy. Poured a HUGE head, almost like champagne. A million bubbles flying to the top. Aroma was citrusy but it was also strong with bubble gum and bananna. Flavor was also of bubble gum and banannas. I thought this was a great beer from a great brewery up in Canada. Well done and highly recommended!