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


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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is yeast, banana, and hay. Taste is bananas, vanilla, walnuts, and bread. Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Sweet on the tongue, not a bad aftertaste, and the beer is slightly oily. Not bad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (216) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2013
amber, small frothy white head. ripe, a bit artificial banana. smells sweet, bread, banana, bubblegum. light sweetness in flavor. light body, thin feel, crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (212) - - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours amber with white head. In aroma - surprise, surprise - bananas, bread and some spice. Taste - liquid bread with bananas. A little bit sweet, but really something different to drink. So good beer ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Clear amber color with a poor head. Faint sweet aroma of banana, toasty bread with some toffee. Taste of grains with faint subtle sweet taste of banana, caramel, with a hint of citrus. A little light with good carbonation. Short mouthfeel with a more bitter alcohol finish. Aftertaste of banana bread. Overall, the aroma and taste is great, but it’s a very light beer. Missing some body and a little freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCaptMatey (206) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
patxa (204) - MEXICO - MAR 16, 2013
I wont deny there is a bit of an excitement. But after considering that this is just provoked by the exoticness of the ingredients, well, thats about it. Horrible malty alcoholic aroma, with yes banan and honey notes, but added to the soup rather than cooked with. Anyway, just for the experience I might say. No head, no proper carbonation either.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
o_Merlin_o (201) - 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.

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