DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Pre-release bottle given away at the tasting below, Feb. 04, Tasted 4/19/05. Okay, the big banana taste has really settled down now. It’s still pretty prominent, but I had to get pretty far down in the glass to be reminded of it. Instead there a big pile o’malt here. Toasty and caramelly, with a fruity bubble-gummy aspect. Sticky, and with a fine alcoholic mouthfeel. Much better than my first impression.
Original rating, 2/8/04 from sampler at the breweryJacques, Jacques, Bo Baques, Banana, Fanna, Foe, Faques, Fee, Fie, Moe, Maques--Jacques
In other words, banana. Hits you in the nose as soon as your pour. Overwhelms everything else. Pours dark yellow under a thin head. Likeable, but a bit overdone.
czar (3671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2012 vintage) pours hazy dark golden, almost copper, with a small off-white head, little retention and lacing. caramel - a tad linear, spices and cacao, soft but present earthy notes, fruitiness - fainted though, brown sugar and dark golden candi, bubblegum and bananas, slightly woodsy, few acetone and garbagy notes, lots of booze. moderate to low carbonation - lacking, light to medium body - oily, some sweetness - brandy-like sweetness and booziness, herbal-grassy-earthy finish. smooth mouthfeel. big disappointment. DP.
Mittenator (1035) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ruby gold with a beige head. Dark fruit and yeast. Rich toffee and slightly spicy.
krompt (611) - - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Everybody likes this beer. What’s not to like? It’s no Bud Light, but it’ll do.
Thebullshornbar (41) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 An exceptional dubble that hides it alcohol through a complex array of flavors. Over ripened and slightly caramelized fruit (bananas, fig, apricot, plum), ginger, fennel esters, and a strong Belgian spiciness play together perfectly, finishing long with a pleasant tartness.
J_schneids26 (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mirky brown with light brown head. Aroma is soothing. Tastes great and packed with fruity and woody flavors. Heavy beer so probably only a pint can be drunken in one sitting. 8% ABV
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Darker yellow pour. Dark fruit. Some banana and clove. No real Belgian spices. Pretty enjoyable.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bottled Apr 2011; BBE Apr 2016; Drank May 2013 - Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Very Fruity; dark fruits, plums, overripe bananas. Malty; wheat and rye, caramel, candy sugar. Yeasty; lots of floaties and some sediment. Mildly spiced. Hops: almost no bitterness; grassy hops. Very sweet fruity malty throughout. Decent, but too sweet.
Vestlake (82) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is dried fruit and banana. Taste is the same with a pretty good alcohol kick at the end. One of the better interpretations I’ve had.
TheBear11D (147) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pere Jacques pours a copper brown with a sand brown head that doesn’t last too long and leaves behind decent lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, raisin, bread and caramel. The flavor is dark fruit, raisin, caramel and a little bread. Overall this is a very nice beer and I would have another please.
strowlands8 (171) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a light amber, clear with a small tan head leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is primarily grapes, a bit biscuit malt. As expected of the style, hops are not present in the beer in any aspect. Palate is off-dry, fairly heavy body. Good mouthfeel, kind of oily. Pretty good beer. Solid dubbel would drink again