NikkTwist (1539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
mstrcrwly (244) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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).
Iznogud (627) - CROATIA - APR 7, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Boekanier (57) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
gopherfan99 (374) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours golden with a small white head, tastes of caramel and bread with a hint of banana. Average.
tragicallyhip (2) - Rochester, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Dark caramel color with 1/2" head, which dissipated in a minute or two.
Aroma is mainly banana coupled with yeast or dough. There’s more such as maybe a note of sweet caramel(?), but I don’t believe this was an attempt at a nuanced beer.
Tastes immediately of bananas, with a moderate hit of carbonation. This quickly gives way to a wave of nutty, earthy, malty goodness. Fades abruptly to a dry, sweet, vanilla-dominated afterglow.
Very good beer. Put the components together, and it tastes very much like banana bread. Prefer this to my mother’s banana bread because it has the added effect of getting me drunk. :)
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 This beer tastes like banana Bread to me, which is what is in the name of the beer. I find it very enjoyable. I like it. Not to sure about the clear bottle tho.
chucklemation (425) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear mahogany color with plenty of bubbles and a foamy white head. Has a nice aroma of banana bread. Taste is a little less enjoyable. Ripe banana is the most prominent flavor, but the banana is more candy-like than fruit. Has a creamy feel, with a very small amount of bitterness to prevent this from being too sweet. Finish also has lots of carbonation, which makes this feel more like a pop, such as Vernor’s. This is okay, but also makes feel a bit sick to my stomach.
ryecatcher (743) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep golden color, medium white head, decent retention and excellent lacing. Nose is malt, heavy banana, caramel,hint of metallic. Mouth is medium bodied, banana and malt forward, some cereal, brea and nutty finish with banana in the fade-away. Tastes pretty much as advertised: like banana bread (only not as sweet). Not a bad little beer.