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


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RATINGS: 1309   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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Bottle at the White Horse, Bedford. I’ve lived in Bedford for almost 9 years. It’s time to break the taboo. Dark gold/amber with a decent white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a fair bit of lacing. Artificial banana dominates the scent, there is also a metallic hint. But it is still a pleasant bouquet somehow... sweet satisfying taste of banana with orchard fruit and barley sugar. I think I like this well enough. Surprising but true.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma of banana, taste is banana, bready malt, metallic, mild alcohol. Its okay.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Banana’s. Clear dark golden colour with excellent head. Banana, particularly banana lolly flavor. Light body with lowte medium carbonation. Nice on-off but not a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Már a pohárba töltve is meglebegtet némi félérett banán aromát, az orrunkhoz tartva azonban meglepő természetességre lehetünk figyelmesek. Egy tompán édes, szirupszerű, banános cukorkás édesség vonalai bontakoznak ki, mely remekül marad meg légnemű nassolnivalóként, az ízében ugyanis időben útját állja egy savanykás élű, kissé visszafogottan malátás, enyhe és krémszerű, pikánsan komlós utóízű test. A gyümölccsel ízesített és hasonló mondanivalójú sörök között véleményem szerint mindenképpen előkelő helyet foglalhat el, ez esetben ugyanis egyik összetevő sem vonja kétségbe a másik létjogosultságát. Megéri tehát kipróbálni.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayTeeSupreme (31) - - JUL 19, 2014
An extremely lightweight malty ale with a stong undercurrent of banana. Slight metallic aftertaste that isn’t too great but overall smooth and drinkable with a nice banana bonus. Interesting choice from Wells.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
houstoce (2) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Unusual ale derived from a banana bread base. Definite banana undertones similar to Carling Black Label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jingo27 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
A really great easy drinking pale ale. Served super hilled it is extremely refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doykodymr8 (8) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly good! Tastes like banana bread and both me and my girlfriend enjoy it (didn’t think I would)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2435) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Philly Steak. Nice notes of banana and bread. No synthetic fruit taste, body was a little thin, but the flavor was refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a dark golden color with white head. Bananas are all over the nose, some cloves and bread too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with sweetness.

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