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

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RATINGS: 1465   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%


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 (2740) - 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 (1834) - 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 (526) - 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 (1732) - 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 (172) - - 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 (2058) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Botella, del @El Corte ingles, Oviedo. 12/03/2016 Color amarillo, sabor plátano, jarabe, sabores bastante artificiales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Så er der dømt øllad jeg havde forventets citronmåne.... En meget humlet smag, ikke hvad jeg havde forventet, den har dog en lidt sjov bismag af....banan? Jo, den er god nok. En speciel ale, men dejlig smag hvis den er godt kold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (240) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma golosina de plátano Buen aspecto, cristalina y correcta de carbónatacion El sabor a vainilla y plátano lo ocupa todo Satura un poco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Aroma: banana yogurt, very artificial banana flavouring Appearance: warm, golden brown; clear; head large, unstable. Taste: mildly sour, just a very little bit sweet. Palate: body light; carbonation dizzy; finish faintly sour and sweet, if any really. Overall: if the aroma weren’t so chemical, if it had more body, if it had more taste, I guess it could be OK.


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