sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a smallish, tight head. Sweetish aroma of natural bananas. Somewhat acidic, malty banana and toffee flavor. Medium-bodied, carbonated palate. An interesting brew for banana lovers. Not much to offer for others, though.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper coloured, small but lasting head. The moderate banana aroma actually works out quite well in this one, not nearly as unsettling as in some other examples (Mongozo comes to mind). The flavour is more like a typical British bitter, not very complex and the fruit isn’t very apparent. Still, the pint is easily finished (but that might be because i haven’t had a beer in over a week).
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an alright beer, not overly heavy with the bananas but at the same time I don’t think I could drink more than a pint of the stuff before it gets sickly.
Drank from a (British) pint bottle.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma of banana extract, like banana flavoured medicine. Flavour slightly less banana-y quite sweet bready malty, although some bitterness in aftertaste. I really really didn’t like this and struggled to finish the bottle. Yeuch.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with small head. Sweet, banana (over-ripe?), minerals, herbal-bitter. Soft.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pasturised bottle from a local off license. Sweet banana flavoured beer, not good.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Amber color, heavy banana aroma and taste, light body, sweet banana finiah.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very strange beer indeed! Amber color with small head. A hint of banana in the nose wich becomes more dominant as you "tune in" to it. In the flavor the bananas are more dominant. It is an interesting mix, but not a beer i would buy again...
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One pint brown bottle 5.2% Vol. Poured a clear ruby with quickly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Banana vanilla malty aroma. Bitter banana unbalanced flavour, slightly sour. Needs a little sweet spice. Watery mouthfeel with short bitter finish.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottled. Better than expected beer as the aroma is quite heavy with bananas. The colour is brown but is heavily carbonated and does not have much head. The taste is very pleasant with again bananas coming through together with a light maltiness. Definitely different but drinkable. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.3