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Even though it’s less than 100 years old, the tripel has become one of the premier “traditional” styles of beer in the world of beer, a big, hefty pale brew popularized by the Trappist breweries of Belgium and adopted by dozens of North American breweries. Despite its Belgian origins, however, for many the first tripel they experience comes from the wild and wooly climes of North America, in a land where pork roll is bacon and accidents are met with “sorry.” We’re talking, of course, about Canada, the soft-spoken, polite cousins the United States loves to pester. Canada’s Unibroue, however, is anything but soft-spoken. Known for its challenging brews, La Fin Du Monde is one of their most popular. This take on the tripel is sweet and spicy, with a frothy head a mile high and layers of flavor just as deep. Cloves, bananas and loads of bready sweetness dominate this imposing but utterly delectable bit of brewing perfection. No wonder it’s so popular. La Fin Du Monde may be available at Jon’s Bar & Grille, St. Stephen’s Green, the Pour House Exton and any place specializing in Belgians.
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