RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ambery orange. No head. Very carbonated appearance, bubbling away. Aroma is of hops, yeast, malt, and some banana-sugar-sweetness. Taste is sweet hoppy malt mix, with banana after the initial bitter bite. Wholesome thick yeasty taste. The palate, in contrast is thin, and an aftertaste is nigh-on non-existent. Quite nice, if too gassy.
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Wow this beer actually smells of banana but turns a little foisty. Clear orange amber with thin head. I have to say this beer is unique for me, a fruit beer that actually does taste like what it says. Its banana with a bitter tang. Little gassy. I would love to rate this beer higher as it is banana beer, however Im not a lover of bananas. Sorry.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is a nice banana aroma with a little bit of caramel malt. The color is a nice dark golden with a huge white head of long lasting duration. The flavor of banana dominates but no other flavors, whether malt or hop, can be detected. The mouthfeel is somewhat weak and watery in texture.
RobertGBG (109) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smell of candy-banana, plain in taste some bitterness, taste of unripe banana
ogivlado (5849) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled(568ml). ĖClear amber coloured, pale brown head, banana tooth paste nose. Malty and strong fruity, mostly banana, aroma with slight bready notes. Drinkable but not so good in overall.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If I were to rate this beer on aroma alone, itís off the charts! Indeed, the aroma of this beer is bananaís, some chocolate (think chocolate dipped bananas) and sugar. Since we all want to taste the thing, the review goes on. Appearance is a dark caramel color, almost like coke. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Flavors donít match up with the aroma, but there is definitely banana on the palate. However itís not real balanced and I didnít get much of the "bread" part of the beer (perhaps my senses were still reeling from the banana overload in the nose). Slightly sweet, carbonated and kinda harsh. I think once a year of this is good for me. Not a beer in the daily line-up.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown amber beer with a light bubbly brown head. It smell was sweet banana with a yeasty aroma. Taste was bread like and banana with a hint of malt finish. Excellent beer!
shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not an overly huge fan of fruit beer, but I do enjoy one every now and then. This beer is a nice, deep amber color with slight amount of carbonation. It smells and tastes just like a warm loaf of banana bread sitting on the table - real bananas with ever so slight bread and nut flavors lingering around. It has a nice, full palate with a pretty sweet finish. The banana flavor tastes genuine, not artificial in anyway. I think this is a wonderful brew that is truly unique and really underrated.
19.25 oz bottle, $6.75 at the Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods).
yngwie (13945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear, deep golden beer with a small off-white head. Ripe bananas and notes of other tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is mostly banana too, but with some malt and hops. Lightly sparkling, medium body. I am surprised to learn that I like this one, even though Iím not fond of ripe bananas. (060713)
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of jerc. I canít believe we followed a Dark Lord with this?! Well itís totally different thatís for sure. Pours a clear orange with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of banana, malt and...ah hell, never mind trying to be technical, it smells just like banana bread. The flavour, yup, banana bread. Light to medium bodied. If you like banana bread then this is the beer for you.