Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GBBF 2010, 3rd Aug 2010. Cloudy orange. Great nose - banana and sultanas as promised. Incredibly drinkable - fruity yet not over sweet. Still very beery/ Perfect liveliness on the tongue. A real surprise find of the festival for me.
jtclockwork (7902) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Lots of sediment. Nose of farmhouse, basement aromas and tons of banana. Taste is like a banana farmhouse ale. Some raisin. Very funky.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very drinkable and surprisingly decent banana/raisin beer. It’s a slightly hazy wheat beer with quite a bit more alcohol punch. Aroma is of strong estery banana, vanilla, clove, and hints at barnyard. Carbonation is effervescent and it keeps a thick cap of dense white foam. Slightly creamy initial mouthfeel gives way to a fairly dry finish. Tastes a bit astringent, a little tart, and even slightly metallic, the banana character is overwhelming and definitely is the focal point of this beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Capped 750ml from MJRBC. Hazy, dirty gold with a white head. Strange overripe banana and dust nose, some light citrus fruit notes. Taste is strange - the banana comes through is spades, strong and sweet, but the dustiness and the fruitiness does not work for me here. Tough to rate, really, seems well done but doesn’t "work".Not dring=king another anytime soon.
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with small white head. Aromas of banana (runts), fruit and spice characteristic of Belgian yeast. Taste is mildly sweet, mildly tart, with notes of banana and other fruitiness typical of a golden ale with a mildly spicy finish. Light to medium body with prickly carbonation.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cloudy brown-yellow with a small dirty-white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of ripe banana cream pie, some spice, and malt in the back.
taste is of banana, some malt, some spice, and a touch of vanilla, ends creamy with a predominate banana aftertaste.
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is of banana and caramel. Taste is of banana laffy taffy, caramel, sugar and banana bread.
RichardGretton (4222) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dulled light brownish beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly banana and slightly toffee, and the flavour is banana, mildly hopped and spiced. Overall not bad for a banana flavoured beer.
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to SwoopJones. Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma: Stewed banana/plantains, chemical-candy too. Flavour: Like a melted banana candy mixed with soda water. Ukkk.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 [2638-20091205] 750mL bottle. Weird banana uncooked cake and raisins. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Flavour has an odd saison yeasty raisin characteristic with banana notes. Medium body. Weird marshmallow banana melts. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
Overheard: "Aroma: poopy." "Not poop?" "Not poop, poopy."
(c/o swoopjones, w/ others)
[3266B-20100803] Cask sample. Very banana, quite a surprisingly strong aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Fresh banana flavour has a hint of pineapple. Medium body. Such a weird brew, so much banana and not a lot of the wheat that usually comes with it. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)