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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1365   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
The aroma of banana hits immediately upon opening the bottle, becoming more prominent upon pouring. Pours a dark brown, with minimal head. Aromas of bread, bananas, wheat, malt. Flavor of banana, with some mild bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlenVargas (144) - 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 youíre not a fan of banana bread. Itís 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 itís only a novelty brew. And, even though itís the morning after, I can still taste it (or at least I think I can).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle - World Market - Funny that the aroma was mid-range for me with all the banana flavor. A little bubble gum taste makes it interesting. Golden straw color with medium head but good retention. Bittering aftertaste but not bad, just enough to notice. Overall a great beer thatís different. Donít know about filling the cooler up at the lake but would definatly have a couple before bedtime.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kliggerwar (142) - - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: House (Bristol). Sweet banana flavour, mid-to-high carbonation.

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).

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (139) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (139) - - APR 26, 2015
찰스웰스 브루어리-바나& 브레드 비어 5.2% ABV 병을 따자마자 확실히 풍기는 바나나브레드- 검게 변하기 시작하는 묵은바나나-알& 감도는 바나나의 향. 마시다 보면 바나나향이 재빨리 사그라든다.재& 개성으로 오바하며 뒷통수 후려치는 컨셉이라기 보단 그냥 재밋네, 가끔씩 마실만하네 정도의 벨런스를 잡은 맥주. 렉싱턴,켄터키,

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebsmitty (138) - 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


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