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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is some banana, fruits, mild spices as well as some slight sourness. Flavour is sour bananajuice with some slight rpicyness. Strange brew, but rather original as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Muddy amber, no head. Dusty glue aroma. Sweet, yet tart, fruity with lemon, perfume and banana juice. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel, low bitterness. Well... different...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of sorghum, banana, mango, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of banana Laffy Taffy, dried bananas, and waffle cone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Date: 03/22/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: big sweet fruity aroma with a caramel sweetness and a light fruity tartness,
Body: thick body,
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, lots of thick fruity sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
16oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of bananas with some citrus and caramel in the background. Tastes of bananas. This one was bananas all the way - stronger in the aromas though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
It tastes like what i believe that water in the bottom of a dumpster would taste like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
500 ml bottle. Deep cloudy pale amber coloured brew. Aroma is lightly spicy with soft toasted grain character over a lightly banana-ish flavour. A hint of smokiness with a husky earthiness as well. Warming brings up a slightly vineous sherryish note. A bit phenolic and spicy with light orange citrus, banana and a soft tartness on the back. Honeyed sweetness on the back. The graininess and tartness are interesting, but the phenolics get a bit much after awhile.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep copper w 2 f ow head. Nose is funky, slightly assy, with c malt, floral hops. Tastes like a cloying sticky mess, of overly sweet malt and rancid bananas. Palate is awful. I took 3 sips and thrn drain poured almost half of the bottle. A travesty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2009
The grail of all beers was found. This is the alcove offered to us by Sprecher. Pours golden hazy, no head. Aroma of industrial glue, carton. Taste, wood, smoke, tasted like old apple with some soap, and mouthwash. It just doesn’t have anything appealing. While I appreciate the effort to try an African recipe, this beverage is just awful to drink.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
Damn! Now that I’ve had this mess from some hateful bastard at the tasting what do I do with the curse-d bottle I’ve got? If you enjoy pain and understand the scale of beer yumminess extends well below the likes of a Chapeau product then this is for you. Pours hazy murky light mud with micro thin head. The aroma is fresh plastic appliance stored in a dusty cardboard box. OK, this is where the crazies are separated from the insane. Why go further and drink something that smells this bad? Well, for one thing, you won’t know where the bottom is until you’ve tasted this. The taste is earthy, gravel, cardboard, plastic apples, chemicals, faint yeast and spice. I can’t go on . . .

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