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

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RATINGS: 1449   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sjogro (2193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Clear amber, light cream. Old overripe banana. Medium sweet, tea leaf bitter. Quite dry low carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maakun (3089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at THT. Clear golden with very small white head. Rotten banana, cake, caramel, cardboard, strange dry grains, dust. Light sweet and dusty bitter. Light bodied. No.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Clear amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of banana, overripe to rotten banana, malt and light toffee. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light bitter. Light medium with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jim7477 (1) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2016 does not count
Very different if your looking for a change of pace, and light in taste. The banana taste is very noticeable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Cereal, banana, sweet / Cereal, banana, dulce.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jason (1827) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of strong banana. Flavor is is banana, bread (?) Caramel and sweet malt. Too sweet for my taste. Full body flavor of sweet banana bread.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
caribou43 (466) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2016
I bought this bottle during one trip in Luxembourg, in a supermarket. I was disappointing about this beer. The taste with banana is symply too strong, nomalt or wheat to make a balance with few hop. It is not my kind of beer, the aroma was not really natural, but I am not sure, this brewery has better products than this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a gold/orange with a medium white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some banana bread noted, spices, mild hops and rock candy. Seems well balanced, but I gotta say, probably not a good taste combination.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (117) - - MAR 15, 2016
Poured at home into a tulip glass. Lively deep golden in colour. Aroma of banoffee, banana and hops. Taste follows the nose with a slight bitter after-taste. Very easily drinkable without being too overwhelming on banana flavours. I am not a big fan of fruity beers but will have more of this one!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fombe89 (1873) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Botella, del @El Corte ingles, Oviedo. 12/03/2016 Color amarillo, sabor plátano, jarabe, sabores bastante artificiales.


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