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

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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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%


Brew42's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brew42 (61) - - JUL 20, 2013
I had low expectations because I refused to believe that a beer could taste like banana bread and color me impressed because it really does. A-Drank it out of a opaque bottle so I cant speak for its appearance. Smell- Bananas or course! Taste- It tastes like banana bread, seriously. MF- Surprised to see the pictures of the beer being so light because I felt like I was drinking a much darker beer. Almost stout like creaminess. Overall- If you like banana bread, bananas, or just sweet beer, give it a try. I am a big fan.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
popkow (299) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle pours a minimal tan head on a nice amber body without any lacing. Smells of malt and yeast. Taste of a water soaked banana bread. Very thin body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle: Light brown, mellow amber color with good clarity & surprisingly no real head, just a faint beige collar. Aroma is... very, VERY light. Slightly toasted malts, bready yeast, a small hint of earthy hops. Honestly no real banana to the aroma. Flavor is kind of similar... less hops, though. Mostly just toasted malt, the smallest hint of caramel & some breadiness. I guess there’s a touch of banana in the very finish, but it is FAINT. I would never guess this to be banana bread based beer. Thin body. Passable at best.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kempmaia (2) - fortaleza, BRAZIL - MAY 11, 2015 does not count
It’s very sweet and smelled very good! I like this beer too much and can’t wait for try again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephenco (10) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - MAY 9, 2015
From bottle. Distinct banana flavor. Sweet, easy drink. Creamy. Good head. Lepark Singapore

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meireteixeira (117) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2015
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Boa espuma com média para baixa persistência. Aroma forte de banana. No paladar um adocicado de malte e banana.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (86) - - 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,

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
demannu (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Sweet banana bread flavor. Very watery feel. Little to no aroma. It accomplishes the flavor they were after but failed to incorporate it into an enjoyable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1076) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la Paris Craft Beer Show, couleur cuivrée, peu de mousse et peu de d’effervescence, juste un goût de banane avec un ensemble très gras.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SangreSani (165) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Amber colored beer with small head; clear. Well, there’s clearly a lot of bananas in aroma, but also some yeast/cheese and bread. Very small hint of rag. Medium bitterness, quite high sweetness. The texture is frothy, carbonation high and body stands between medium and full.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Love this beer but all bananas... smells great if you enjoy baking, taste malty & like banana bread. Have never poured it alone, always from the bottle. Not broad on the pallet, mostly all banana.


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