Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 1399   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottled, Pasteurised.
This dark golden coloured ale hugs the palate with great intensity. Its malty aroma is complemented by the gentle nose of Banana. Its flavour unfolds with a sensual sparkle and a smart crispness, which balances its aroma perfectly. Tropically fruity; its ripe banana flavour, emphasised by a hint of bitterness, comes from the addition of real fair trade bananas and finishes with an emphatic, steely dryness.
2005 Recipe changed from 5.5% to 5.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2015
Ambar, casi clara. Aroma muy intenso a plátano y azúcar, a gominola de plátano. En boca, con cierta base malteada, tiene un sabor intesísimo a plátano, y muy dulce y empalagoso. Además floja de cuerpo. El final es lo único míninamente digno, pero ni de lejos compensa lo demás.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
PMgep (205) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2015
Old rating. I’m sorry but I can’t stand this. The banana just take over and it’s to much. Banana should be in hefeweizen, not in this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (187) - - OCT 19, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a light copper color with a fizzy white head and some lacing. The aroma was a bit skunky with banana and bread notes. The taste is banana, bread, and nuts. The palate is a bit thin. This was a fun beer. It could’ve been better though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NJBarstool (8) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015 does not count
Overall beer quality was above average. However, this was a $5 single bottle of beer. There is nothing memorable or extraordinary about this. It has a pleasant taste. It’s a nice dessert drink. But the price point makes it a terrible value. This is not world class beer. It’s a nice Toyota with a high end Mercedes price tag

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Flimsy foam on this rather different ale. Its scent is distinctly banana and mellow hop with a little hint of malt. The taste is also distinctly banana, but fortunately not synthetic. Under the banana sense an average pale ale, but it is undoubtedly banana taste you will remember this ale for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2475) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light Amber with no head. Aroma is breads banana, light body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is light banana and some bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (840) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle today at Teddy’s with Erica. Deep dark gold pour, small head. Medicinal with ripened banana and a bit of spice. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
szymonskc (148) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Barwa bursztynowa, klarowna. Aromat delikatnie bananowy. W smaku delikatne, mocno nasycone, goryczka niewyczuwalna, banan w tle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is skunk and banana. Taste is banana and some fruits. Didn’t like it at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerjock (29) - - SEP 17, 2015
Bought from local supermarket. Aromas of banana (obviously lol) and malt. Pours a nice golden brown with a light off white head. Tastes of tropical fruit with banana hitting home alongside a bitter kick. Full bodied with a creamy texture, Nice to have now and again.

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