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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1282   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%


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - JAN 2, 2014
I really liked this beer. I mainly drink light beer like Coors Light, etc. This beer I would definitely buy again, & recommend to others.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bannedrew (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
Possibly my new favourite beer. A medium density but packed with a refreshing flavour and a tangy after taste. Carbonation is just right for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickleslic (1) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
What a pleasant suprise ! This beer is well recieved in chicago, as it sold out everywhere.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goatmask666 (9) - Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
This has a big banana nose! It is not so strong on the palate but the rest of the beer comes through!!!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Immense banana aroma with doughy undertones. Immaculately clear dark golden, thin white head, some lacing. Tastes just like banana bread even down to the walnut finish. Iím not sure Iíve ever had a beer as well conceived. I absolutely must try the cask version. Good balance and well crafted. Were the banana esters a function of hefe yeast instead of additives, I would absolutely give this a 5.0. Since it wasnít, I still gladly offer my 4.4 to improve its standing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2011
5.2% amber with a thin head, very distinctive banana aroma and fruity taste with just a hint of banana, I personally love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3211) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
cooked vegetables, banana, earthy, barnyard, grass, hay, golden, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedoctor11 (3) - sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
I can say i have only had this beer once, but i loved it. From everything i remember, it had an amazing banana taste. I will have another please.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
500ml Bottle. The thing about this beer, before I start to review it properly, is that it does what it says on the label - it is banana bread (no not bananas but BANANA BREAD) in liquid and alcohollic form - it is bloody lovely!!! That said.... Aroma is banana, cloves, cinnemon, brown sugar, malt, and yeast. Appearance wise it looks like a standard brown ale and it pours fairly weakly. Dont let that put you off because the taste is wonderful and what this beer is all about - pure banana bread, not bananas, not bread but banana bread. Fantastic!!! You wouldnt want to have more than one or two of these as its so rich.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippiemusic (29) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Iím not a huge fan of fruit beers, but this ones a winner. The aroma lets you know what it says on the bottle. Iím wondering if Wells used hops in this one, canít put my finger on any.


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