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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (331) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
Tap. Clear brown. Lots of lace. Creamy mouthfeel. Smells and tastes like banana bread... big surprise, eh? ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (210) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
Smells of banana with minimal lightly roasted malt. Appears dark golden with nice lace. Tastes like banana bread, but it is sort of one dimensional. Palate is ordinary. Overall, I really enjoy this beer when I am in the mood, but good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht nach Banane, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, bananig.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Do you bananas? If so then u will Love this beer, i tried as a 6 pack mixer and its ok, not my thing but its not the faults beer, try it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrodrigues (9) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
No início achei fraca. Tem um toque marcante de banana. Quando arminizei com uma pizza simples ficou ótima

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Appears to the the pasteurized bottle version. Came in a tall Banana Bread flute glass which looks quite odd. Clear amber brown. Soft off-white foam. Does indeed taste a bit like banana bread thouse with a lot of Band-Aid notes. Darkly sweet. Some spicy rye. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Golden Delicious apples. Flavors feel artificial.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip glass..yellow, orange pour with thin white head..aroma of banana, bread,malt...taste same but artificial..not really my kinda beer..tried on a whim.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014 does not count
I am quite literally, bananas, for this beer. Do take the time to drink it from a proper beer glass (drinking this in the bottle though tastey won’t open the full range of flavors). You’d expect a beer named for a banana bread to be cloyingly sweet, however, this offers a nice balanced savory note with a hint of banana and a very well rounded complexity. Not too sweet, not too tart, not too bitter. This beer is fabulous. It’s my new, go-to beer. When others taste too bitter, too sweet, too --- anything. Well’s Banana Bread Beer tastes like absolutely heaven (and the grocer says it’s been very popular-- others must agree).

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from supermarket in Budapest. Pours orange with white head. Malty sweetish banana aroma. Caramel flavor with hint of banana. Expected more banana flavor. Light bodied and watery. Bit artificial.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boekanier (54) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Though the mouthfeel and appearance are ok, the flavor is way too artificial. Not my piece of cake, I prefer a slice of real banana bread instead of drinking this.


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