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


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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Quite aromatic of ripe banana. Pours a dark clear brown with little head. Not a huge fan of sweeter beers so I was hesitant with this one. If you love banana bread this is for you. I can drink these endlessly and love the fact that the banana flavor sticks well after the last sip...wonderful authentically flavoured palate. One of my top recommendations for people looking for a different kind of beer, something to step away from their comfort zone...I?m a wheat beer guy.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2015
A very good desert beer, would not recommend drinking more than one because of the sweetness, absolutely work a try.

   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.

   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.

   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!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4907) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippiemusic (58) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarpin (28) - BRAZIL - OCT 25, 2014
Wonderful aroma. Nice banana aroma and taste. A high level of sugar in paladar. Overall is very very different and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ursa93 (3) - SLOVENIA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
caramel, bread, citrus, banana, hazy, orange, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, fizzy, long finish, creamy,

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