libertine (159) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy golden not much head and very little lacing.aroma is upfront raw dough with overripe pear and bananas
.flavor is very sweet,malt,banana and raisins.medium carbonation,medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel.alchohol is well hidden until the finish.has a nice bitter warming alchohol bite at the end.was expecting something close to a pirat but was nothing like it.very malty sweet like a quad and the yeastiness was always prestent from the aroma to the finish.fine example of a nice belgium ale.
bunget (386) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Absolutely the hugest white head I ever saw, shampoo style, but not for too long. Clear golden body, a little more intense than a regular lager, lots of carbonation. Aroma is yeasty, banana, coriander, hops, a little sourness. Taste is yeasty, a little sweet, with immediate booze heat, some breadiness and some hops. Probably the best from the tasters pack, just slightly, but a little too strong.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden, low head, big bubbles.
Belgian yeast, apples, bananas, salt - not particular harmonic.
dry medium body.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice Belgian strong ale. Very deceptive because the alcohol is hidden perfectly. Aroma was alright. Cereal, pilsner malt and hints of yeast. Pour was a nice cloudy light gold with a two finger white head. Taste was nice. Strong cereal and light malt flavors with a heavy yeasty bite. The strong carbonation brings out the yeast and slight noble hop flavor. I would not guess this beer was more than 8% ABV. Delicious, refreshing and nice
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: medium, white, rocky
Smell: malts, yeast, hops, irony, alochol
Taste: reminds of a sweetend duvel , with more malts
borisz (358) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy goldne, white head. Aroma, yeasty, hoppy, some banana notes, really came off as as a typical aroma. Taste, hoppy, fruity (banana, vailla?), malty with some honey. Afine Belgian ale.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Arrrrr! Per mille palle di cannone e per la barba di Barbanera. Fruttata e leggermente dolce. Ma stai scherzando?! ha una concentrazione di alcol dell’ 11 %!!! Si, ma non si nota assolutamente. Tant’è che ve ne accorgerete soltanto quando vi girerà la testa. Per cui, da bere soltanto quando non si ha niente da fare. Si sa i pirati sono scansafatiche e mattacchioni.
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has more lasting head than the dark Boucanier. The smell is perfumed, floral hops and colour a murky blond. Heavy body that fills up a few breaths after swallowing. A good beer. Bottle in a gift pack at LCBO
zaf (198) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
una delle strong ale che mi ha colpito di più(in tutti i sensi). L’alcool è perfettamente mascherato dal gusto intenso e piacevole della birra. La migliore delle bière du boucanier.
apparenza: golden, clear
gusto: medium bitterness, medium sweetness
palato: light body, lively, long finish.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy light amber with a frothy quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast and fruit. taste is extremely sweet with the alcohol being well integrated. texture is syrup-like. Pretty cool but nothing outstanding.