chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’d heard that this tasted artificial, like somebody squirted some extract into the barrel. On that front, I didn’t think so - the flavour of banana tasted good and worked well with the toasty finish. There was something else sweet in there, though, which didn’t feel necessary at all. I didn’t have a problem with the way it was brewed, but ultimately I wasn’t expecting much from a banana flavoured beer. It was about as enjoyable as I could have hoped for.
BusbyJ (2) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting beer. There is a faint banana smell. Good color and decent head. The taste is fine. Definite banana.
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jlukic (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very simple palette, banana is there but not very exciting. British in flavor
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium, dense light-yellow head, not very stable over copper beer. Nose of ripe banana and toasted malts, honey. Sports a nose not unlike some commercial faro’s. Dry-ish, gouache paint, giving it a bit artificial flavour, and just a vague hint at banana(skin). Finish is slightly bitter. Light body, feels rather better carbonated. Ho-hum.
ebone1988 (1020) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Damn book. Aroma is banana, metallic, bready, medicinal, eh. Appearance is golden copper, light beige to off white head that fizzled away quick, clear. Taste is bitter malt, the banana flavor is there and weirdly not on my tongue but in the air behind the liquid, metallic, some hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, banana and metal aftertaste. Overall, not as bad as I thought it would be, but not even close to being good.
PeatyPete (815) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured beer with off-white head. Aroma of banana and toffee. Taste caramel, banana and sweet fudge.
Heickf (53) - BRAZIL - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma bem presente de doce de banana, bem atrativo, colarinho bem formado, porém de pouca/média duração. No paladar, um maltado bem sutil, leve sabor de doce de banana, e um amargor presente, algo meio artificial também. Para mim, valeu a experiência, mas apenas para conhecer, não compraria novamente.
samparkique4 (56) - - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, hay, nuts, roasty, floral, spruce, herbs, dough, leather, barnyard, cheese, earthy, leaves, banana, banana, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, slite-licorice, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami, full body, slick feel, thick feel, lively,
bdleedahl (89) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The mild banana flavour is perfectly balanced with the rest of the beer. Although it tastes somewhat artificial. No off flavours, but absolutely zero head formation.
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jmgreenuk (6968) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is banana malt. The flavour is light bitter with a banana woody hop bitter palate. Light banana with average carbonation.
sjogro (2136) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Clear amber, light cream. Old overripe banana. Medium sweet, tea leaf bitter. Quite dry low carbonation.