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

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RATINGS: 1310   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%


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trapters (118) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 27, 2013
Aroma de banana e lembra geléia de mocotó. Pouca espuma. Cor alaranjada. Seu sabor não consegui decifrar. Não lembra banana, mas é bom. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Is exactly what it says. Canít go wrong with something that tastes exactly like explained. If you donít like banana bread, donít get it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2003
Holy shit! Talk about bananas! This be some weird shit, bock style, dragged through da banana garden. Nice pint bottle for homebrewing, but for this homey, this aint be much more than a one off purchase for noveltys sake...

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. Canít go wrong with something that tastes exactly like explained. If you donít like banana bread, donít get it.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Pours golden in color with no opacity. No head and no real detectible carbonation. Smells heavily of bananas and yeast. Lots of bananas on the tongue. Very sweet.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2009
Smells and tastes exactly as it should, just like a banana. Too dry and highly carbonated overall. The initial banana taste is ruined by an overly dry finish. Excellent banana taste but the finish ruins this beer for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bought a 4-pack of this from Shakespeareís English Pub in Sarasota, FL. Poured into a Tulip glass and enjoyed over an hour of time while watching the bowl games last week. Appearance- Bronze color with almost no head. Smell- Of course banana but also smelled extreme amount of malt. Taste- Tasting the bananas for sure and a hint of vanilla. Will be wondering next time what other tastes come out, but awesome! Mouthfeel- Light Bodied and had a vanilla finish! Very different. Drinkability- Wells really hit it on this one! I could only drink one glass of this beer because of how different it was. Probably would give you a stomach ache if you had too much of it! Tough to say this beerís drinkability.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
A nice orange brown with a creamy white head. Nose is full of banana. Smells just like the banana flavored Laffy Taffy. Flavor is malt with a banana undertone. Aftertaste is kind of astringent and the beer as a whole could use a little more sweetness. Very interesting. I wish more brewers would experiment with different flavors like this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kchampagne (112) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCaptMatey (112) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Poured a light amber colour with a thin head. Aroma is of light bready notes and clove. Flavor is of bready malts, banana and nuts. Light to medium bodied brew with a slight creamy texture and light bitterness on the finish.


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