loeffler (16) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice amber color but virtually no head. I gave it some extra points but it is a very weak beer overall. Smells and tastes more like candy banana flavoring than banana bread. Acutally, Iíd describe it as tasting more like those candy circus peanuts than anything. Very light body and a lightning quick finish.
wheresthepath (1383) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[500ml bottle, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] Clear copper, minimal head. Smell completely dominated by fake banana. Initial taste also fake banana, but some cardboard and malty bread emerge after a while. Sweet, but not in a sickly way - it somehow just about balances out the sweetness with the malt. Instead its the grotesque and all dominating banana flavour that makes you feel ill - and repeats on you all night. I would agree with those who say this should be classed as a fruit beer. It proves that banana and beer is simply not a working combination - I would imagine that this sells on the novelty factor alone as I cannott imagine anyone becoming a regular drinker.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Banana oil aroma. Light mahogany, medium white head. Flavour is rather hoppy, with a slight banana tang. Somewhat watery and overcarbonated. Bitter banana finish. Not a happy marriage of flavours here.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a light amber, almost golden color with a white head that quickly dissipates. There are aromas of lightly toasted malts and (you guessed it) banana. There is also a little bit of a sour aroma. The slightly bitter bit hits up front and then quickly disappears. The banana flavor is strong, but doesnít really taste like real banana. Something about this beer reminds me of circus peanuts candy for some reason. The finish is a bitter that I would not normally dislike, but it doesnít match with the other flavors very well. The carbonation is very lively. This beer is interesting, but I would not describe it as good.
Cuso (3372) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled from supermarket in Budapest. Orange color with a small white head. Aroma of banana, malt. Taste, banana, some bitterness in finish. Not for me.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smells ok - dark malt with banana. The flavour is bitter with a synthetic banana flavourings. I thought this was poor, half went down the sink.
damiano (20) - USA - DEC 18, 2006
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall bananas!! Didnít do it for me. Iíd prefer a banana!! A bit false for me.
Ernest (5880) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with a strong note of banana candy. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lighlty acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, metallic. Smells like itís gonna be really really icky sweet, but itís pretty much the opposite; abrasively bitter with a metallic coating. Overwhelming fake-smelling banana scent completely destroys the aroma. Horrible, undrinkable stuff.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Name: Banana Bread
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: huge sweet banana extract candy aroma,
Flavor: sweet banana candy flavor, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Chestnut with an off white head. As it says on the lable; Banana and bread (yeasty). Sickly and pointless.