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


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RATINGS: 1400   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Appearance Golden brown. Light carbonation slight head Aroma Banana bubble gum aroma First taste Soda like strong banana esters light and fizzy in the mouth Aftertaste Little bit spicy from hops. Peppery. Nice malty balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlenVargas (148) - 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).

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
curepute (141) - 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).

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuffWine (137) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured an attractive light-red amber with average head that diminished to an oily slick. Aroma of sweet banana but not so much of bread, touch of vanilla and bubblegum. Taste initially of light sweet malt, moving to a mouthful of banana and bubblegum, finish is long and distinctly resembles the aftertaste from eating a slightly under-ripe banana.Creamy on palate, though a bit thin bodied, good length to finish. A solid novelty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
orange to red in color, quickly disappating head, medium sweetness backed up by a dry bitterness from the hops. Good balance of yeast bread notes backed up by the flavor of banana.

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