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


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RATINGS: 1480   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
30-NOV-2013, bottle @home, present from Limoncelloman, from New York. Clear, dark golden. Aroma is banana winegum. Taste is banana with malty caramel and a touch of hops. Never really that sweet, just very "banana-driven":-)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kalind1313 (11) - - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Pours dark tan with a low head. Very smooth with a malt flavor and hint of banana very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Wells Wells Wells another fake tasting beer. It looks great as it pours a clear copper with a small head. Aroma is of bananas and nuts. Tastes of sugar, nuts, and banana medicine. Has a lighter body with average carbonation and a fake banana finish. Don’t know when this beer is appropriate, maybe never.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Smells of wheat and banana but slightly artificial like the difference between fresh bananas and banana oil. Color is orange/amber with a strong taste of banana pudding to my palate. Not overly sweet like I thought it was going to be a good desert beer but not something you would want all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
WilltheMoth (8) - Minehead, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
It really didnt taste brilliant. I could probably finnish off a half pint but no more than that. The palette too wasn’t brilliant and left a horrible after taste. I found that it really doesn’t go well with a donner kebab with garlic Mayo. I was quite disappointed really. Although it started off well, until you could really taste the bannana. It would probably go very nicely with bannana cake/ bread or anything with banana in it. Overall, I wouldn’t drink it again

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1723) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulioRangel (81) - Salvador, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
Sabor de banana rançosa. Aroma de banana bastante destacado. Cerveja sem corpo. Alto drinkability. Cor acobreada. Espuma de baixa persistência

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NJBarstool (21) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Overall beer quality was above average. However, this was a $5 single bottle of beer. There is nothing memorable or extraordinary about this. It has a pleasant taste. It’s a nice dessert drink. But the price point makes it a terrible value. This is not world class beer. It’s a nice Toyota with a high end Mercedes price tag

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Aroma: banana yogurt, very artificial banana flavouring Appearance: warm, golden brown; clear; head large, unstable. Taste: mildly sour, just a very little bit sweet. Palate: body light; carbonation dizzy; finish faintly sour and sweet, if any really. Overall: if the aroma weren’t so chemical, if it had more body, if it had more taste, I guess it could be OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fombe89 (2261) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Botella, del @El Corte ingles, Oviedo. 12/03/2016 Color amarillo, sabor plátano, jarabe, sabores bastante artificiales.

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