Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber coloured potion hiding beneath a light-tan wispy head. This doesn't smell of banana, it smells of an entire bunch of bananas. Doughy yeast and alcohol notes as well. Noticeable flavor of fried banana, cinnamon and dates. A little thin on the palate, not watery but lacking in some way that prevents it from being full. Slight metallic taste, unintentional I'm sure. An excellent example of the style, I only wish this were readily available to me.
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Abbey poured an amber with red highlights. It had a fizzy light brown head that quickly went to a thin film.
Its aroma is a yeasty malt with bananas, cloves and a hint of alcohol.
It has a creamy, full mouthfeel. The taste is sweet malt up front with a strong, musty, banana flavor and a slight alcohol finish.
Overall, it's a nice, well-made beer. I really don't like bananas, so that brings it down for me (perhaps unfairly).
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel brown color, light fruity banana nose. Earthy, bready. Gets a little spicy with a semidry finish.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great dark red color. Small head. Nice lacing. Nice yeasty banana/bubblegum nose. I taste a little fruit and slight sweet bubblegum finish. This is one of my stand by belgian style dubbels.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
yeasty, banana aroma; dark carmelly malt flavor, with a balanced herbal hoppiness; banana and date/raisin fruit hints. Damn fine brew from NBB.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminded me of a Weizen Bock or a Dunkel Weizen. Pours dark caramel brown with a moderate tan head. Light banana aroma. The flavor is of banana. A nice beer but seems a little thin.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour with nice lacing. Aroma is strongly malt bananas and alcohol. Flavour is malty and quite earthy.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark amber but clear. The head is frothy and tan. Head is short lasting and the nose is wow sweetness and malts. The taste is strong with lots of yeast and fruit. Not bad for an abbey.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2004 bottle, 12 oz. Clear, dark brown, amber/copper color. Big beige head, lots of carbonation. European hops and creamy caramel aroma, slightly alcoholic tasting. Reminded me of Kahlua, but with most of the coffee flavor removed. I can't get into this beer. To me it tastes like tree sap. A cooked, herbal, medicinal remedy for some ailment. Sorry.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This oloroso colored beer has a quickly fading off-white head. The nose is heavy with burnt grains and toasted caramel. The palate is medium-bodied with notes of weak coffee and raspberries. A light fruit and malt sweetness lingers toward the finish.