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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fire-brewed African style ale, brewed with banana extract
Bananas are the main ingredient in mbege style beers popular in Eastern Africa. In keeping with tradition, this is brewed with real bananas and presented unfiltered. Light hints of banana remain present in the aroma and flavor of this unique offering


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Poured a murky amber with a large, active off-white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is very fruity, clove, lemon, banana, cider. First impression in the mouth is very positive. Spiced fruits, mango, banana, apple cider. The positive impression doesn’t last to the end of the glass. The yeastiness on the front becomes somewhat of bandaid, and rubbery on the finish. The off-flavors were there at the beginning, but somehow harmonized with the fruit and weren’t a flaw. Somewhere along the glass, the fruits fade and the flaws emerge. Medium body, sharp palate. Definitely a mixed bag.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
on draft at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA The bartender gave several folks samples. Most of us felt like this was a banana cider. The only person who liked a lot was a lady that was usually a chardonnay drinker, not a beer drinker. For me, it was OK at best

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a caramel hazy color with thin white head. Little retention or lacing. Aroma is paint thinner, green banana, eraser, band-aid. Flavor is sweet apple juice, banana, band-aid, soap, cider. Medium body with a quick, tart finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
it does not have that taste that make this worthy, the aroma is nice banana, but the rest feels a bit unappealing with the some weak malts and tart like flavors. I cant recommend this one.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
The aroma has fruit, bananas, yeast, malt, and grain. The appearance is hazy amber with a small but persistent head. The flavor is like the aroma and not good. The palate is smooth. Overall its really strange.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12 oz. Hazy, orange-amber with a lasting eighth-inch foam. Mild banana and caramel aroma. Front flavors of banana and apple cider are OK, but the harsh rum and lemon-lime finish is not. Light-medium body is tingly and dry. An extra overall point for the experimental effort.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 26, 2008
16oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Crazy nose. Pungent barleywine fruit. Phenolic, a touch rubbery and heavy on the bread yeast. It’s interesting how much this smells like really fruity yeast, but it’s probably just the banana juice. Interesting, actually. Not entirely smooth. Pours a shaded orange gold, with no head. Flavor is rather gross. Acerbic, biting, alcoholic and still full of bubblegum esters. Icky. Sweet. Rubbery. Alcoholic, needlessly at this abv. Gross. This is a disaster.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2008
St. Petersburg, Shep’s Deli - stubby 16 oz bottle. Pours a murky dark and dank orange with absolutely no head. Aroma of overripe bananas and Carbona carpet cleaner. Slightly odd flavor - obviously a gluten free product - but the flavor nowhere approximates the flavor of beer. Some scuppernog grapes, hint of bananas and an odd, rotten fruit finish. Slightly better than the Shakporo by the same brewer - but again, thank God that my body can process whatever it is they left out of this - cause I would be in a world of hurt if this is all I could drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
bottle from wholefoods. Copper brown with a fizzy head. Sweet and spicy aroma. Tart taste with some strange grainy and fruity tastes that don’t really work. Didn’t care for it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Banana peels, sorghum aromas, i can definitely tell this is a glutten free beer. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head that doesn’t last long. Fruity, citrus like flavors, very cidery and thin mouth feel. Not horrible but i like my glutten!


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