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


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RATINGS: 1298   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%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, - OCT 28, 2009
[Sampled at the MS-Swamp-lovers gathering.] This is true banana flavor with nut, caramel, sweetmaltness and with and ok interesting look.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Wells Wells Wells another fake tasting beer. It looks great as it pours a clear copper with a small head. Aroma is of bananas and nuts. Tastes of sugar, nuts, and banana medicine. Has a lighter body with average carbonation and a fake banana finish. Don’t know when this beer is appropriate, maybe never.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (881) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Copper color , medium white head. Banana dominates in aroma . Moderate bitterness in taste , with notes of English hop and banana. Maybe too extraordinary for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrewGoblin (446) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
So hard to rate....I guess this is spot on for what it wants to be? But at the same time, it’s a brutal banana contraption that shouldn’t exist. I mean "why?". It looks cute, a handsome copper with a white head. It smells like banana bread and tastes the same, quite sweet with a mild bitterness. It has all the palate requirements for style but never again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (3977) - 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 (2034) - 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 (48) - 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 (8) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fajry (764) - 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 (1702) - 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.

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