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

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RATINGS: 1304   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%


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlenVargas (141) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Well, the Banana Bread beer (bottle) smells and tastes just like the label says it should, but I think you can enjoy this stuff even if you’re not a fan of banana bread. It’s a murky brown-orange with a little off-white head. I was also kind of drunk when I finally got around to this one, so I was totally enthralled by the aroma. I thought that maybe the taste was heavier on the bread (wheat, grain, whatever) than the banana, but that was okay. Banana Bread beer is really pretty fun, even if it’s only a novelty brew. And, even though it’s the morning after, I can still taste it (or at least I think I can).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Aroma malt and banana (quite bready), powerful banana flavours. Bitter-sweet finish. Very tasty but one to be taken in small measure.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
curepute (140) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Nose is lagerish with a good hint of sweet banana and caramel. Dark golden, bright and clear. Taste is: a light ale with banana, caramel, light hops. Finishes with light bitterness. Reminds me of crap beer I drank when I was young (but with bananas thrown in).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottled. Golden amber color, minimal lacing. Bright fresh banana in the nose. Banana bread, earthy, and sweet taste. Finishes bread and wheaty. Pretty decent banana beer. Not to bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
orange to red in color, quickly disappating head, medium sweetness backed up by a dry bitterness from the hops. Good balance of yeast bread notes backed up by the flavor of banana.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kliggerwar (135) - - OCT 11, 2012
Not a very strong aroma, tiny notes of banana. Very tasty not too sweet. Hops a little grassy. The Beer is dark brown in colour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (135) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Yeasty aroma (with bananaish overtones of course) with a small, offwhite head. Light copper in appearance. Taste is similar to the aroma; mostly malty with a hint of banana. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A light beer overall, worth trying once, but nothing too special.

2.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - APR 29, 2012
Smells like banana bread. Tastes pretty decent, too. Not very carbonated though. Still, generally a solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Poured into an English pint glass to an amber coloured beer. Thick white head that quickly vaporized to just a thin covering. Aromas of plums and bananas. Initial taste of yeast followed by a slight banana flavor. The finish was a little disappointing; no body nor taste at all, sort of just hanging from the banana flavor. Interesting beer.


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