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Kuka Banana Nut Brown
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Dry English ale yeast, Five types of malt, One type of hops, Maca Root, Real Banana, and Natural Flavors.

We are sure you will appreciate this unique brew with a familiar flavor. This smooth and tasty English style ale is brewed with real banana flavors. We worked hard to keep the flavor profile balanced so that you will recognize the classic nutty and light roasty flavors of a brown ale along with the banana overtones. Like we said Ė we didnít monkey around on this one!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2159) - USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft at the huddle. Smooth and sweet brew with a nice banana nut bread flavor. Could have some artificial flavorings in it, but itís still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1259) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Banana and nuts in aroma and flavor. Malty. Reminds me of candy bar we have in Croatia. Feels just a bit artificial. Interesting and much better than Wells.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2931) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Such a great trade with tgncc...Tom, you are awesome! Thanks for exposing me to this beer! Never would have sought it out, but so glad I had a chance to try it! Chestnut pour with a tightly packed eggshell head. Aroma of banana bread, yeast, brown sugar, caramel, cashew, walnut, and pistachio. Such a unique and well crafted beer. So unique and flavorful. Donít think Iíve ever had a brew where banana took center stage like this. Amazing!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Tastes like banana nut bread! Maybe a little heavy on the banana and light on the caramel malt and toasted grain but still tasty and not too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (749) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
Sampled from draught (at Draught 55). A spectacular brew given its low(ish) strength. Complex flavours are perfectly balanced and makes this a íby the galloní beer in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gruffyboy (19) - - OCT 10, 2014
Very banana-ey aroma from the pour. Couldn't have more than 2/3 but quite a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (736) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Very nice banana nutty aroma with some roasted malt. Flavor is an authentic banana with a nice nutty flavor. Really full flavored and lots of malt in there. Has a slight bit of a fake banana finish. Also slight sweet in the finish. Overall very good. Lots of flavors in this one, but not something I could drink too many of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a generous mocha head. Aroma of fresh banana, banana bread, just banana all over the place. The flavor is sweet but not cloying in any way. No hop flavors or aromas are present. Again, lots of banana flavor. You almost loose the brown ale aspect of this but that isnít too bad here; it pulls it off handily. Interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Deep brown pour with a lacing-leaving tan head. Vibrant and colorful aroma of banana (far and away), nuts, and a touch of cocoa. Medium body. The banana fruitiness is the first things I get when I sip. But then the cocoa and nuttiness inches forward to balance it out. I think what is fascinating is the mixture of esters and flavors so this deserves a higher rating simply for its creativity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark, blood-red brown. Small, slightly off-white head. Minimal lacing. Concentrated nose of banana bread (truth in advertising!): fruit, nuts, butter, brown sugar and a hint of spice. Surprisingly constrained and not overdone. Kudos. Taste follows, with earthiness from the Maca root. Brown sugar from the nose is supplanted by caramel notes on taste. Banana shows most on finish, which is dry and consistent with brown ales. Typically not a fan of banana beers, but this one works better than most. I would actually have a second. Much better than expected.


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