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

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RATINGS: 1294   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%


kchampagne's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kchampagne (107) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours a copper color. Little head and a aroma is of slight bananas. Not as much as I was expecting. The mouth feel is watery and the flavor definitely has hints of banana. Nothing crazy about this beer.


3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (33) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarpin (7) - BRAZIL - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Wonderful aroma. Nice banana aroma and taste. A high level of sugar in paladar. Overall is very very different and good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fajry (715) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, bez peny. Vôňa ako banány v čokoláde. Chuť extrémne sladká, umelá.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MisoW (1614) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (97) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3403) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - 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."

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Is exactly what it says. Can’t go wrong with something that tastes exactly like explained. If you don’t like banana bread, don’t get it.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oscbert (1045) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
~Banana in the aroma, with nutty breadiness. it does smell like banana bread with some hop spiciness. Quite nice really. ~Pours an orangish amber color with quickly disappearing bubbly white head. ~Banana throughout in flavor even in the burp with bready nuttiness. There is a flavor I cant quite pinpoint that is a bit off putting. ~medium bodied with high CO2, lingering banana and weird finish. ~I liked the aroma. Something seemed off in the flavor and CO2 was way too high. Probabaly quite a bit better in a cask. Wouldnt buy again in a bottle


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