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

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RATINGS: 1365   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014
I am quite literally, bananas, for this beer. Do take the time to drink it from a proper beer glass (drinking this in the bottle though tastey won’t open the full range of flavors). You’d expect a beer named for a banana bread to be cloyingly sweet, however, this offers a nice balanced savory note with a hint of banana and a very well rounded complexity. Not too sweet, not too tart, not too bitter. This beer is fabulous. It’s my new, go-to beer. When others taste too bitter, too sweet, too --- anything. Well’s Banana Bread Beer tastes like absolutely heaven (and the grocer says it’s been very popular-- others must agree).


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (194) - - AUG 4, 2015
5.2%ABV. Poured out of the bottle a dark clear amber color. 14ºSRM. Nose is full of sweet darkly roasted malts and of course, banana or banana-like esters. There are also hints of sweet pipe tobacco. Has nice nutty flavor like toasted almonds, lightly browned wheat toast, graham crackers balanced with some bright carbonation, not overwhelming. Finish is slightly woody with nutmeg, cloves and of course a slightly sweet vapor on the tip of the tongue. Strangely goes on the favorites list.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (112) - Tübingen, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
Pours dark orange with thin lacing. Aroma of bananas, caramel, bubblegum. Taste is sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Interesting beer but the banana aroma is quite artificial.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (678) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
This beer has a strong metallic flavor that hits the tongue quickly but the aftertaste is mild banana. Overall OK but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (130) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle from Bargain Booze, New Mills, Derbyshire. Pours dark amber with thin but lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malt and ripe banana. Banana is less strong in flavour but still present with short bitter finish on smooth palate. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Very good beer. The banana flavor is very subtle so the beer is not too sweet at all. Overall it’s very crisp and refreshing. Great summer day beer

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emusche (60) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours amber with a frothy creamy head. Aroma is awesome bananas and heady malts. Taste doesn't match scent, much more bland. Not bad; definitely not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulioRangel (26) - - JUN 19, 2015
Sabor de banana rançosa. Aroma de banana bastante destacado. Cerveja sem corpo. Alto drinkability. Cor acobreada. Espuma de baixa persistência

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2321) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, malt, banana og en anelse karamell.
Utseende: Fin mørk gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Noe syrlig fruktig smak, banan, tyggis og en anele karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@The Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@5,2%, Når@15.06.2015

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoRoBeNiKi (127) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Large amount of banana flavor with some extra bitterness at the end to help balance out the sweetness. Easy drinking, It’s what it says it is and it somehow works...somehow.


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