markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy straw color with sugary bananas of all sorts and sizes in the aroma. Flavor is banana, brown and white sugar, strawberry, and bubble gum in the flavor. The finish leaves a sweetness reminiscent of Smartees that lingers, but morphs into a tiny ounce of bitterness.
Ernest (6836) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of banana candy and honey, light note of plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Smells kinda artificial (plasticky banana taffy), though it probably isn’t. The aftertaste is a bit tainted too. Not very enjoyable.
Ratman197 (11516) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml green bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of banana, green apple, sultanas, light honey and light straw. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of basnana, green apple, sultana and light straw with a smooth lightly dry fruity fin\ish.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 750ml bottle. poured a hazy golden orange in color with a fizzy white head. Aroma of bananas, yeasty funkiness, and pretty sweet. Taste of banana flavor runts candys, honey, cloves, and a mild amount of hops. Pretty sweet and fruity overall.
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours turbid orange with 2-finger head. Nose is dry florals, malt funk, banana, and honey. Tastes ion the sweet side, with solid banana flavor, some apricot, honey, hops, and slight funk. Better than I thought it might be.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of raisins, banana, spices, and a little toffee. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of medium and large particles. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of bananas, cream, fruit, spices, and some toffee. Medium body. Chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Dry, sweet, banana finish.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Belmont Station--Poured a hazy, chunky orange-golden body with a fluffy white head. Metallic, nutty, clove and real banana nose. Some bubblegum and skinky sulfur notes. Esters were not as bananay and pronounces as some Bavarian hefes. Got better as beer progressed, but overall, not as exciting or innovative as I had hoped.
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Cloudy yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The sweet, musty aroma provides green apples, bananas and sultanas. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The yeasty, fruity flavor is all banana bread and sultana. Far more balanced than the aroma suggests. Nice, minerally hops. Finishes off modestly sweet and fruity.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think if they cut the raisins and stuck with the banana, orange and clove flavors, this would be more pleasing. I appreciate the dryness though and the alcohol is well hidden. The end result of this is bubble yum and there is a slight sulfur-like quality here. Its best served at a cold temperature as it gets a bit more cloying as it warms up. There is a good amount of carbonation and some sediment floating at the bottom. This is from the NEPA case split club.
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 750ml bottle. Light and slightly cloudy golden color. Sweet banana aroma all the way. Sweet banana flavor as well. Really impressive beer for the style, earning points for not being syrup based. The alcohol lends an almost tripel-like quality to the beer, but the bananas and sultanas secure a nice smooth, sweet finish. Good stuff, worth a try if you are into fruit beers.