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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%


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1037) - SPAIN - MAR 3, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Ikea’s english pint glass. Watching True Detective 1x01. Amazing nose.True banana and not like in hefes.Taste good too but excessive bitterness at end of sip ruins it a bit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Alleen al de fles is geweldig. Mooie kleur en schuimkraag. Bier is heerlijk zacht van smaak.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 13, 2016
Clear shinny dark golden wirh a small white head. Aroma is banan with some burnt carsmel. Flavor is ripe banana with some booze. Too sweet and artificial.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gallan1 (9) - - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
roasty, banana, vanilla, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, light body, creamy, soft carbonation,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ecook90 (32) - Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Very smooth and amber in flavor. Little to no head. But tastes and smell like banana bread without any bitterness to be found. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1395) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - nice hint of banana in the aroma. Decent banana flavor. Nice amber color.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonestGriff (64) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Was dreading this banana beer sounds wrank, but is really nice deep malty beer with a hint of banana, smells sweet, not keen on the colour, will defo have again

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is bready and malty with a hint of banana. The flavour of the banana comes through in the taste together with a touch of bitterness. I kinda think I shouldn’t like this but I do.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Campsalot2 (2) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
Smells and tastes like banana bread! Bit of a "sting" on first taste, but easy to drink.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
500mL pours a fairly clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is hugely skunked, with pot, skunk cabbage and some strange herbal vegetal notes. Flavour is totally different, with notes of butterscotch, banana, and vanilla. Very bready with a dominant vegetal and banana finish. Not an atrocity, but it’s really bad.


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