Thure (152) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Amber colour. Quick disapating foam. Old banana and perfumy to the nose. Bit sweet. Same old banana and perfumy taste as in aroma just a bit dulled. Hardly any hop bitterness. -23A
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
not as sweet as feared, but a bit weak and watery. a diluted version of something that might have initially been interesting.
legion242 (2187) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am surprised by the low ratings for this one. Not that it is great, but it could have been screwed up in so many ways. Instead I found it pleasently subtle with a nice banana essence, but nothing that beats you over the head like I though it might.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m fond of bananas, but bananas in beer? I’ve already had a polish one which was terrible! This one however is much better. Aromas of banana, some malt and some light hoppiness. First taste is sweet with lots of banana and bubblegum, later on it gets better, more caramel, some licorice(?) and some malt, some light bitterness. Finishes long, fruity and a little bitter. Wouldn’t buy it again though...strange!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting atleast. Body is brown with a light cream color head. Aroma is banana bread, light caramel. Taste is is like a brown ale with banana bread in my opinion. It was interesting, but not very good.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small creamy head. Aroma of "surprise" banana bread. Flavor of banana, mild hops, and nuts with citrus-peel bitterness in the finish. Bit thin, would have liked more malt body.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is mostly ripe bananas. Flavour of hops and bananas which doesn’t mix very good. Medium bitterness.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear and super carbonated, gold with a huge head. CO2, light crystal malt and banana aroma. Clean banana flavor, mildly spicy, a little oxidized. Beter than expected. Well balanced and restrained.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small white fizzy head. Spar lacing. Body was clear and very sparkling with a brown colour. Aroma was heavy overripe banana, with hints sweet malt and some bitterness, maybe from the banana? Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Flavour was moderated sweet with notes of bitterness. Slightly bitter finish. I thought the banana aroma became a bit too much after a pint of this.
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, amber in colour, definite bananaey (if there is such a word) aroma. Quite a decent taste, yes it’s all about the banana’s but to be fair it’s not trying to be anything different. There is some bitterness lurking there and it wasn’t as sweet as I expected, even allowing for the banana oveload it still has that unmistakeably Charles Wells feel about it. Not bad at all.