Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 20, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had from bottle April 19, 2003
The beer poured with a small head and a golden yellow hue. The aroma was of faint bananas, but also some malt - it was a bit weak, weaker than expected - have to wonder if I got a bad bottle. The taste was initially sweet with banana (duh) flavors and a bit of cloves? While the taste was initially sweet, the aftertaste was quite sour, slightly acidic, and not pleasant at all. Offered tastes to my friend, and my parents - all of whom hated it. I love bananas - anything banana flavored is something I'd like to try. This beer is not one of those things. Definitely a beer to pass on - I was told that if you liked bananas, you'd like the beer. Well...don't believe everything you hear.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like. Sweet banana flavour, although purists would hate it.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Blond beer with a small head. Banana aroma and nothing else. Banana flavour with an odd sweet sour side taste. I did not finish he bottle.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 appearance was the identical twin of any american standard lager save a slightly thinner but whiter head, which was gone pretty fast, aroma was of, well, banana bread...Ugh..I was hoping I would have a better likeing for this beer than other raters but unfortunately the flavor is by far the most disgusting flavor I have been unfortunately victim to in a while...with a wierd banana sourness that pretty much makes me want to puke..SKIP IT
David (34) - Charlottenlund, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice refreshing beer. Unfortunately it doesn’t taste much of banana, more like pineapple to me. It does smell of banana tho.
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
These Chapeau beers are great fun! Weeeee! Let the child in you come out to play!
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dried banana chips with some fiz. Really tasted nothing like bananas.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nasty fake banana taste, nose, etc. Like those bananas in the Runts candy, only acidic and in liquid form.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale orange colour, slightly hazy. Small head. The first thing you notice when opening the bottle is a HUGE banana aroma. But when it gets in the glass the banana is soon overshadowed by the typical lambic horseblanket/barnyard smell. Drinking it is like drinking two different drinks. As long as the beer is in your mouth all you can feel is an artificial banana-flavour but once you have swallowed it there’s that lambic beer again! A bit sweet though. A very schizophrenic beer!
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What can I say, I love this stuff. I’ve had friends try it and they absolutely hate it (except 2). The color is that of peach and the aroma smells like banana’s when they’ve turned brown. Not althogether unpleasant but extremely ripe. The flavor is very much like banana with a mild hint of lambic sourness.