OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This time I left the sediment behind in the bottle so it poured an very faintly hazy medium gold. Head is still small. Aroma was similar to the first rating but included a stronger vinous aroma. Palate was a bit smoother. Less spicey/yeasty and more sweet fruity is consistent with leaving the yeast in the bottle.
First rated 9/20/2002 3.5 Faint hazy yellow brown under a shortish lasting off-white crusty bubbled head. Fine specks of beige sediment. Faint soapy sappy hops aroma warming to a medium strong cirtus honey and caramel malty, spicey golden syrup, especially when glass is swirled. Medium body with medium strong wheat, lemon and honey flavours do a fair job of masking the high ABV. Spices (coriander and nutmeg?) linger in finish and aftertaste. An interesting and different brew but not smooth or well blended enough to challenge Terrible or even La Maudite.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy with foamy head that dissipates quickly. Very spicy with hints of citrus and banana then fades into a blend of malt and yeast.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice crystal clear light blonde. Slightly sweet, with a hint of attitude at the end to make you come back for more. Man I love this brewery!
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as good as I remembered it this is still a fine drink and a blessing to New World fans of Belgian style brewing, as is Unibroue in general. The beer pours with an active but short-lived head, though retaining enough to enhance the mouthfeel. Aromas of citrus and spice, dominate along with a hearty maltiness, grassy herbal notes and earthy yeast. The beer remains a milky sedimented yellow/amber - at least it does if you pour the yeast, as I did. There is a definite lemony quality to the beer, herbal? - lemon verbena , lemon grass, etc. Bready banana and honey flavors, plenty of malt, enough tartness for contrast and complexity and a fairly clean finish. Nonetheless, I donít think its Unibroueís best.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet spicy lemon zest aroma.Dark golden cloudy appearence with fine streams of bubbles that shoot up the sides of my tulip glass.Flavours of tangerines,pinapple,banana rum and honey.I like this beer but it seems to me like all those flavours get kind of muddled resulting in a slightly dirty finish.
BStigz (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ale is a great bottle to take to a party and start conversations. People who only drink Lite will ask "what is that?" and anyone with an open mind will be begging to try a swig. Just the fact that itís called "The End of the World" puts it high on my list. Great citrusy flavor but not too malty.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Re-rate 12/18/11: It had been a while since Iíd had this, so I figured it was time for a rerate. 12oz bottle, best by 7/27/14. Pours a slightly hazy bright golden with a pillowy froth of clingy-lacing white head. Has a floral bready nose with some light wheaty sweetness and banana esters with a touch of cloves. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with a pleasant biscuity sweetness and mild bitter balance with some orange citrus and clove spice. Finishes smooth and bittersweet, hiding the alcohol well. Very true to style and enjoyable.
Original rating 10/30/02: Butterscotch aroma and cloudy golden body. Solid fruity and malty flavor masks most of the alcohol and the finish is dry and clean. It doesnít quite have the aged oilyness in the palate many of the better Belgian ales have, but hey, itís not the end of the world, so sit back and enjoy it, because itís still a respectable brew.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy amber/orange color with a light, white head. Citrus fruit and spice complement each other nicely. The mouthfeel is a bit too sharp for me, but all in all, this quite a nice beer, with the familiar Unibroue characteristics.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím glad the fruitiness of this beer is strongly balanced with sharper gingery and peppery accents. Iím glad, too, that thereís a citric ice-tea kick at close. Without those touches, this thing would too closely resemble a yuppie fruit drink - it still tastes suspiciously like something you could get in the Oasis juice bar in Ann Arbor.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer, kinda hoppy. Also expensive for me. not bad though.