ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anyway this beer has a golden hue with just a touch of amber and a thin off white head. For a beer it smells peculiarly of banana. This beer tastes mild and slightly sweet with the obvious taste of banana, which isn’t as strong as the smell, along with a hint of vanilla that seems to be tempered just a little by the bitter hops. It is smooth and creamy almost velvet on the palate.
This is not an everyday beer. As a change of pace I loved it though! It doesn’t taste exactly like banana bread, if it was thicker with a little more toasted grain it might take on the nutty taste necessary to mimic walnuts, but that aside it was still an enjoyable brew. Interestingly, if you want to taste more banana let the beer warm up a little.
Cousin_Larry (415) - - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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%
pacv27 (12) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit too carbonated. Thin mouth feel. Initial taste of bananas and then spices. However after a few sips it becomes repetitive. Also leaves a sticky feeling after each sip. Interesting but not sessionable.
veceo (680) - CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, thin white head. Lots of banana in the nose, almost like Bananko. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Taste is mainly sweet with malts and banana, and some hoppy bitterness with a slight apple touch that resembles cheap industrial lagers. Decent beer, better than expected. Not really sure about this STRONG thingy, though.
beerbaaron (1409) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/4/7/3/16. Bright amber. Frothy white head. As expected, Nice little banana bread aroma. Flavor follows. Lighter body. A little citrus sorta twang. Not a crazy/extreme concoction. Nice.
dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve kind of avoided this beer, it doesn’t sound appealing but I was a bit surprised. Sweet banana aroma, almost fake but not bad. Very sweet, word banana like medicine and some light malt. Ok if you’re into this, I’m just not
Voodoo (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear orange color with a healthy white head which lingered a bit.......aroma of banana bread (surprise) slight malt tones......taste is real banana, breadiness, crisp, finishes clean, pleasant. Surprisingly enjoyable.
HammerTroll (625) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a great looking, clear golden color, minimal white head. Banana and malt aroma. Taste is also banana, but not hefe-like banana, more like banana candy. Interesting stuff.
stout94 (4) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didn’t meet my expectations what so ever. Very sweet and hard to drink the full bottle in one sitting.
Aroma: Smells like banana as you would expect, very sweet, hints of toffee
Appearance: Pale + Clear with not much of a head to speak of.
Taste: Overly sweet. Hints of banana and toffee.
Palate: Silky in the mouth. Long finish.
Overall: Wouldn’t recommend, too sweet.
Timber01 (10) - - JAN 7, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Had a buddy bring me one of these and it was slightly sour but not outdated, I would hope I could chalk it up to being a bad batch or a co2 issue during bottling I would like to try it again to have a comparison
azzie (329) - - JAN 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Crystal amber liquid with small unsteady head. Light to medium body, medium to heavy carbonation. Strong banana aroma, like artificial one. Light sweetness. Not bad.