gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 First rating.
(Bottle at Score Sportsbar in Gothenburg, Sweden)
Golden honey color, with a small white head. Very much ester banana sweet scent. Clear banana in the flavor. Good bitterness. The banana is not as dominant in the taste as in the scent.
(Bottle from a friend from London)
Clear copper color, fluffy white head. Huge banana and a bit metallic scent. Fruity banana taste. Weak mouthfeel, low bitterness.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark chocolatey brown beer with a thick creamy head. A distinct banana nose, and a sweet malty aroma follows. Quite a dry hoppy flavour with the hint of bananas again. A rich malty sweetness to the finish. (Bottle).
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty and sweet aroma with lots of banana fruityness. Malty and fruity sweet flavor with a light banana note. Dry finish.
DuffMan (5791) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 You know the little yellow marshmallow banana candies you could buy for 2 cents each when you were a kid? That is what this beer smells like. And tastes like. Not good.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 [bottle from ASDA] Aroma smells like a high school science experiment with esters. reeks of fake banana, pear drops, phenols.weak body, finish has upfront sweetness and a slight bitterness. nasty.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strong banana flavour that tends to be rather like perfume, a little fake and exaggerated. Good, but too short middle taste, ended with another dose of banana in the aftertaste. A curiousity though not a great discovery.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured fruity banana. Slightly bitter dry finish.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like candy bananas. Very weak head. Gentle mouthfeel with a nice trailing banana-ey flavour (strangely enough!). I have mixed feelings about fruit beers and lean towards disliking them, but this one aint bad.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pear drops and banana bread. Taste is similer though some sort of banana milk shake kicks in. Very drinkable for being 5%.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) 5.5% ABV in my version. Clear, deep copper colour with a small, off-white head. Nose full of banana. Flavours full of banana, but not stickingly sweet as in other (Belgian) examples of the style. This is quite dry, almost lacking a hint of sweetness. Light bitter finish. Very drinkable. 220902