PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark golden color with almost no head. Literally smells like liquid banana bread. Nice malty flavor with the banana flavor much more subtle than the smell would suggest. Moderately high carbonation with a dry finish.
mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this one. Strong banana smell as soon as the bottle is opened. Amber beer with not much head. Fairly carbonated. Banana taste disappears quickly on drinking and palate is a little thin. I think the bananas would work better with a more full bodied beer. Btw I don’t reckon the banana flavour is artificial - ripe bananas have a definite "chemical" smell to them.
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.2 abv. I really enjoyed this beer. Wonderful aromas of fresh banana. Heavy on the carbonation (a little less would have been good, but still good). Banana flavor came out more as the beer warmed up in my glass. Left me wanting another one.
standupguy (34) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 A very different beer but they were going for a banana bread taste and they nailed it. The aroma was bananas, malt, and light bread crust. The appearance was a light brown pour with a small tan head. The taste was good, a mix of banana extract, sweetness, caramel, and a dry finish. A light but oily feel on the palate, a bit thin but nicely carbed and it fits the beer. This would be a pretty good dessert beer, or something to drink occasionally to recharge your taste buds. Well done!
Groogrux108 (34) - Recife, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a sucker for this delicious beer. The light banana on the aroma and taste is balanced to perfection. Has a decent amount of bitterness and hoppiness to make this sessionable.
ejh8 (34) - - AUG 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yeah that's banana bread ale. Tastes just like banana bread. Thin English ale, nice amber look. It's ok, interesting taste. Try it you might like it. Or not.
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TempeCoyote (32) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper with medium white head. Smells, as expected, like bananas. Beer is clear and quite crisp however, not the murky unfiltered beer I expected. All perspectives of the fruit in here, from unripe bitterness to overripe sugars. Interesting and not too in your face with the fruit.
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Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear burnt toffee, medium white head. no lacing.
Aroma: Strong bananas, also toffee, treacle, brown sugar, and grape juice (?).
Taste: more bread and biscuit flavours, bananas taking second place. Some caramel and the same grape juice (?). Some mineral tastes and a strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-low body with medium carbonation. A bit thin, very quaffable if the bitterness was toned down slightly.
Overall: This is a fairly straightforward beer. It is very definitely "banana bread" based, but fortunately, it never strays close to being gimmicky, and holds up as a reasonable beer on its own. Now if only they released a Banana Bread Stout...!
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Banana bread: pretty self explanatory name,
Just imagine banana bread if a dead skunk fell into the mix at the factory, and you have a pretty good idea what this smells like. Taste is much the same. What "beer" character this has, is that of a pretty boring English pale mild. If my bottle wasn’t skunked i guess it would have been worth it for the novelty..but alas; a clear bottle and ~2 weeks on the shelf made it a poor choice.
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty beer. Strong banana aroma and taste to match. There is not much and and the color is brilliant golden hue. I like it