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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goatmask666 (9) - Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
This has a big banana nose! It is not so strong on the palate but the rest of the beer comes through!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LuckyDuck (9) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2009 does not count
Pours amber with nice off-white head. Recedes to consistent layer on top. Smells like fake-banana flavor. Banana candy, gum, whatever. I like that smell, so kinda nice. Taste is again of fake banana. Too bad there isn’t a little real banana there. I think there is an amber under there somewhere, but tough to pick out the beer from the banana. If you’re going to do this, I say use a beer with some sweetness or tartness for the banana to ride on. As is, this just a shitty amber with banana flavor added, and that’s about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unclejona (9) - East Molesey, - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
Banana Bread Beer, what more can you say. Its actually not as Banana like as you may think. Very mild but quite carbonated, I’d leave this on in the glass for a few minutes before picking up

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
dmacdonald225 (9) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Pours a transparent amber with little head. Slight smell of stale bananas. Taste is heavy on bananas and a bit metallic. Banana aftertaste lingers a bit. Not a great beer but rather average. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrodrigues (9) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
No início achei fraca. Tem um toque marcante de banana. Quando arminizei com uma pizza simples ficou ótima

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doykodymr8 (8) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly good! Tastes like banana bread and both me and my girlfriend enjoy it (didn’t think I would)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
barroso2501 (8) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - APR 14, 2013 does not count
Bottle at 6C. Good aroma, but the taste is like artificial banana. Hoppy and sweet, not harmonious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Js7513 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013 does not count
This beer tastes rather like banana bread! This is an interesting variation, as it is not wheat based, but it is thoroughly enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
riegler (8) - dubuque, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
Pours medium amber with little white head that goes away almost instantly. Smells of actual banana not the candy stuff, wish the taste was the same. Definitely malty with banana flavor just slightly artificial tasting. Very sweet and refreshing. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
broncoman (8) - new monmouth, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008 does not count
sweet caramel/banana aroma. light head, soft carbonation. dark lager with mild banana flavor. good novalty beer, not to be taken seriously.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 120 121 122  123  124 125 126 » 130

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50