Dogbrick (7682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber color with a medium white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is of course all bananas. Medium-bodied, and the banana character luckily is not as dominant in the flavor as it is in the aroma. However it is still a lot of banana, along with a bit of malt and nuts. The finish is fruity and nutty. I was nervous trying this but it actually turned out better than expected. I still wouldn’t make it a regular purchase though.
Aurelius (4065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong banana popsicle aroma. Good embossed bottle, tea-colored and clear, oatmeal head. Dry. Banana popsicles, medium bittering. Rather one-dimensional and bland. Novelty, but no knockout here. Aftertaste is very banana bread-esque.
Svesse (6045) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled) Colour is dark amber, with a foamy, but quickly disappearing, head, leaving little laces. Nose is rather malty, but dominated by the odd aroma of ripe bananas, however a bit candyish, like marshmallows. Fruity, but slightly artificial. Taste starts malty, with the same slightly artificial banana aroma, however not as dominant as in the nose. Starts slightly sweet, but turns drier as the malt and hops come to the fore towards the finish. Strange notes of Dr Pepper as well. Medium bodied. Somewhat bitter-sweet, rather chemical finish with the bananas and hops battling it out (battling is probably too strong an expression). Not at all unpleasant, but I’m not really convinced.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 568ml bottle, fridge-temp. Colour ruby, cognac. Small head that turns into a cloud. At first the aroma has some banana in it, but after some sniffs it starts smelling more and more of chemicals. Pleasant on the palate, turns into foam in the middle. The aroma is strong on hops but the banana is less evident, just like in the case of Young’s Double Chocolate. Interesting, once.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is of bananas, nuts, and sweet malts. Flavor is really strong of bananas. Very interesting taste to this one, I’m still not entirely sure why I bought this one but it’s better then I expected. Not sure if I’ll ever buy this one again.
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: light brown body with medium white foam. Aroma og banana, and ananas. Tasted banan and that all. no bitter finish, and thin body. Reminds me moore of a Cider drink.
csaszi01 (4) - Nagykanizsa, HUNGARY - MAY 4, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried it after reading rewiev in Oxford Bottled Beer Database where rated 9.5 from 10. Amazingly fruity taste and smell, but it is a beer definitelly.
Panzuriel (1292) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium nut brown clear liquid with a very fine white head. Nose is sweet and very much banana aroma. Taste is very dry and mildly banana. Somewhat tangy mouthfeel. Nothing like expected based on nose. Almost too thin in texture.
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 568ml. An average lasting head. Clear amber appearance. Initially an overpowering aroma of banana, with some hops noticable once it settles down a bit. A quite sweet taste of banana with a touch of yeast/dough and a hoppy finish. Not amazing but certainly worth trying.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One word: WEIRD! Not bad, necessarily, I just don’t know what to make of it. If you’ve ever been sitting around, eating banana bread, and thought to yourself, "This is pretty good, but it would be even better if I could have this without chewing AND it would get me drunk!" than this is the beverage for you. If not, this is probably not be for you. Bananas explode out of the glass in the nose.