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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%
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%


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2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
barroso2501 (66) - Brasilia, - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at 6C. Good aroma, but the taste is like artificial banana. Hoppy and sweet, not harmonious.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerboss1 (1) - - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
Flavorful, refreshing, and fruity. Amber color with mild aroma and smooth taste. Can taste malty blend with banana undertones. I will like to serve this at my pub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalMurphy (369) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 23, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) amber colour, medium body, normal carbonated, semi foam, nice banana aroma, caramell, bread and biscuit taste in the background, very good one!!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beachmaster (434) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle into a pint glass. Pours amber, with a medium white head. Nose is banana syrup. Taste is malt and banana. A little sweet, but not awful. Interesting novelty beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Clear amber colour, medium diminishing off-white head. Banana aroma with some caramel and biscuit. Taste is a bit artificial banana with some toffee and nuts, some sugar and honey. Medium body, smooth carbonation, sweet finish. Not good, but drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PedroOliveira (33) - - JUL 14, 2016
Cerveja clara, de coloração dourada, âmbar. Aroma de malte e banana. Sabor adocicado.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours clear orange with medium, lasting head. Aroma is sweet banana, dried fruits, bubble gum, light grass, artificial. Taste is strong beer, banana on side, grass, hops, some white bread. Easy to drink with banana on the side in everywhere.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M4grem (19) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Actually tastes like banana bread and really pretty good. Not to strong with the banana which could easily overpower the flavor. Good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2016
11.2 oz bottle from a friend. Clear amber appearance with a white head. The aroma is pretty spot on with banana bread, adding hints of tropical fruits and nutty malts. Similar flavor, sweet, fruity and bready with a light to medium body. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (667) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. It poured a clear copper color. The aroma is intensely banana as is the flavor. Almost too sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndburns (120) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma is over ripe banana, some breadiness comes through, but the banana really dominates. Taste is also banana dominated, very sweet initial kick. Banana just dominates too much for me.


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