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


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RATINGS: 1258   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%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2009
Aroma of banana. A taste of banana. and a small aftertaste of banan. It also has a bitter taste of ale and soem malt. It has a good balance in it. But the aroma is a tad to much for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours orangish brown. A nice aroma of banana and sweetness. It is a very tasty beer but you only really need to have one. I plan on pairing it with a desert cheese that contains walnuts. The beer is more for things like that then to have as a session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jay_Dubbz (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft beer poured at Bar-Ly. Nose hits the banana bread theme spot on. Taste was like banana bread flavored water without much real emphasis on beer. --you've been Dubbed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
I dont like fruit-beer at all, so this is difficult to get good points. But this beer was not to awfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Itís not what you think, basically so get an essence of bananas but otherwise it is an okay English beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Not too sure what to think at first, but found to be delightful. A nice aftertaste of banana, not too strong. Just right.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Seen this one on the shelf at Tesco and had to grab it. Poured into an English pint glass the appearance is a clear copper color with a light tan head very frothy. The aroma of bananas is overwhelming with a hint of hops. Flavour is that of bananas and finishes slightly bitter. It is dry on the palate. Overall it is not my style I never thought of putting bananas in beer and I donít think they should have either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Color dorado oscuro, color muy agrdable, aroma algo perfumado, no me gusto, sabor algo dulce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.2%. A nice beer with strong banana aroma. It tastes very like banana bread so is very well named. Pleasant to drink and easy on the palate. A good effort!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
pours a dark orangish red color with a decent sized head. aroma is sweet - definitely banana-ish with malty characteristics. flavor is surprisingly not too overwhelming with banana flavor. tastes like a banana liquor. not bad, though Iíd been eyeing this over and over at the beer store, intrigued by it, though I probably wonít buy it again.

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