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

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RATINGS: 1412   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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%


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 4, 2009
bottle... liquid banana bread, rich sweet and jammed packed with banana flavor... would be superb with any banana dessert. highly recommend to try with a dessert, but not something you can drink a lot of.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
o_Merlin_o (199) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Like drinking a liquid banana. Big time. The banana flavor lasts forever in your mouth. Unfortunately, the only flavor this beer really has is banana, and almost nothing else. HUGE creamy off-white head which lasts until the last drop of beer goes down your throat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCaptMatey (199) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (198) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 26, 2014
Acentuado cheiro de banana. É uma cerveja que é justa para o que se propõe, pois o gosto de banana é bem acentuado. Veio na assinatura mensal da Onbeer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
500ml btl. Pours a clear light copper with white head. Nice malty banana aroma. I bought this because its fall and it sounded tasty. It is. The banana is present but not overwhelming and the malt is giving it a pleasant breadiness. I like it and I’ll but it again. Eventually.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POD (198) - USA - MAY 29, 2007
Couldn’t resist this beer when I saw it in the cold beer section of the store. I drank this one ice cold. Appearance is copper orange with a creamy tan head. Aroma is 100% Banana Bread, which I love. The brew has a watery mouthfeel and plenty of carbonation. Flavor is ripe banana with a hint of nuttiness. The finish goes tart, then bitter. This ale is a fantastic relaxation beer to be enjoyed with any salty snack of your choice. I liked it and would drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2008
bottled, pours mid/dark brown with small white head, great aroma of banana’s with spices as expected, tastes same as smell with very light malt in end with hops on palate, not bad at all

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
1pt bottle: Poured a great golden brown color with a thin semi white head. Aroma is sweet with banana’s. Taste is dead on with aroma. Sweet and goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (196) - Tübingen, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
Pours dark orange with thin lacing. Aroma of bananas, caramel, bubblegum. Taste is sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Interesting beer but the banana aroma is quite artificial.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
A very strange beer indeed! Amber color with small head. A hint of banana in the nose wich becomes more dominant as you "tune in" to it. In the flavor the bananas are more dominant. It is an interesting mix, but not a beer i would buy again...


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