PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours clear orange with minimal off-white head. The aroma is tons of banana, sweet/sugary, with some crystal back. Bubbly carbonation. The flavor is sweet and dominated by banana extract. There is a hint of biscuit-y malt presence, yet has no bitterness. I would expect more British hop characteristics coming through in an English Strong Ale (fuggle, kent, golding). The only reason I gave this a decent score is because Iím a fan of bananas.
Dgator32 (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was surprised how good this beer was really did expect it to have that much banana bread taste. Poured dark amber color, thin head.unmistakeable beer taste with a banana finish. very clean and well made beer
mmmbeer (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was surprised that it really did smell like banana bread. Poured dark amber color, decent head. Aroma- beer/banana/fruity. Definate beer taste with a small banana finish. Not bad, not bad at all.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this a while back, Matt from totowa Bev, Depot talked me into it. Damned if it does not smell like banana bread! Clear light tan body with small creamy head. taste is light, lots of banana once it hits the palate. No trace of alcohol anywhere. Now this would be aGREAT, refreshing brew for summer-lawn work. Not a bad beer at all, rating to style, not to preference, I am a stoutie.
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Being a man who doesnít like bananas I was VERY surprised by this beer. I was expecting a candy-sweet-mushy in the mouth experiment gone wrong. I got excactly the opposite. The body was a full as it needed to be with bananas on the nose, but not so much on the palate. The Malt profile was big and toasty and nutty....like banana bread! The hops were there, but not overpowering or competing for space in the brew. The finish was crisp and left a pleasant dryness in the back of my mouth, begging me to go back for more. This could serve as an excellent breakfast beer for those willing to go down that road on occasion.
GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, the Banana Bread beer (bottle) smells and tastes just like the label says it should, but I think you can enjoy this stuff even if youíre not a fan of banana bread. Itís a murky brown-orange with a little off-white head. I was also kind of drunk when I finally got around to this one, so I was totally enthralled by the aroma. I thought that maybe the taste was heavier on the bread (wheat, grain, whatever) than the banana, but that was okay. Banana Bread beer is really pretty fun, even if itís only a novelty brew. And, even though itís the morning after, I can still taste it (or at least I think I can).
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a more watery than I expected it to be...I donít know if I could enjoy more than one of these.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
fresh ripe banana aroma. clear auburn and a weak head. too sweet and one sided. seems gimmicky
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wasnít expecting to much from this but it surprised me. The flavours and smells were in line with banana bread, but not under or over done, that being said this is a once-in-a-while beer. The lacing and head are better than average and the overall flavour is fairly balanced.
In the end, a good brew that is just above the novelty ring!
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Zurich, 07. This one really does smell and taste like banana bread! It pours a nice auburn colour, with light head. The smell has upfront banana and cloves, and the taste has much more banana and toffee. Thankfully not too sweet, but definitely not a beer to drink often.