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


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RATINGS: 1355   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (5767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours clear amber, short-lived white head. Aromas of banana sweets and farts. Taste is ripe banana and sugar. Grim. I remember having the cask version a few years ago and it being much better, this is poor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesAhn007 (7) - Daejeon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
nice aroma of banana flavour and deep amber color. tastes less banana than aroma but still lingers as flvours still affect the nose. good mid-way through and nice clean smooth taste and slightly lingering taste in mouth... overall good beer to treat yourself as dessert or with a dessert!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2194) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, & ripe bananas; Flavor of malt, bananas, some caramel, and grain; Finish is slightly bitter; The palate is a bit watery; Different - the aroma is the best part.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (136) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 26, 2014
Acentuado cheiro de banana. É uma cerveja que é justa para o que se propõe, pois o gosto de banana é bem acentuado. Veio na assinatura mensal da Onbeer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarpin (24) - BRAZIL - OCT 25, 2014
Wonderful aroma. Nice banana aroma and taste. A high level of sugar in paladar. Overall is very very different and good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fajry (985) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, bez peny. Vôňa ako banány v čokoláde. Chuť extrémne sladká, umelá.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MisoW (2216) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of bananas in chocolate, orange. Taste is medium sweet, banana, malty, bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Transparent body of gold/brown with minimal creamy head.Banana, nutmeg, bread, biscuit and vanilla notes are present with average alcohol and lower percieved bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (4112) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear copper with s thick off white head. Sweet malty nose dominated by banana. Flavor of banana bread. Cloying but much better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"after eye-balling this on the local shelves for at least three years I finally bit the bullet. not too much risk, as the price is fairly mellow. aroma of ripe bananas, vanilla, spices, and a touch of hoppy beer underneath. the feel started out thin and overly carbonated, but there was a creamy texture seemingly intermingled with the back of the flavor, which was more fresh ripe banana. buttery, spiced, bready somehow. this was cooler than i thought it would be. i won;t drink it regularly, but every once and a while, a cool party trick."

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