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

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RATINGS: 1351   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%


sgallant's rating

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sgallant (49) - USA - SEP 12, 2011
Banana bread flavors come through great. I enjoyed those but the underlying flavors of the beer are not pleasant.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meireteixeira (83) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2015
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Boa espuma com média para baixa persistência. Aroma forte de banana. No paladar um adocicado de malte e banana.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 26, 2015
찰스웰스 브루어리-바나& 브레드 비어 5.2% ABV 병을 따자마자 확실히 풍기는 바나나브레드- 검게 변하기 시작하는 묵은바나나-알& 감도는 바나나의 향. 마시다 보면 바나나향이 재빨리 사그라든다.재& 개성으로 오바하며 뒷통수 후려치는 컨셉이라기 보단 그냥 재밋네, 가끔씩 마실만하네 정도의 벨런스를 잡은 맥주. 렉싱턴,켄터키,

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Sweet banana bread flavor. Very watery feel. Little to no aroma. It accomplishes the flavor they were after but failed to incorporate it into an enjoyable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1053) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SangreSani (152) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Amber colored beer with small head; clear. Well, there’s clearly a lot of bananas in aroma, but also some yeast/cheese and bread. Very small hint of rag. Medium bitterness, quite high sweetness. The texture is frothy, carbonation high and body stands between medium and full.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Love this beer but all bananas... smells great if you enjoy baking, taste malty & like banana bread. Have never poured it alone, always from the bottle. Not broad on the pallet, mostly all banana.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (169) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Smells very strongly of banana the taste is also bans but not overpoweringly so tastes a bit 1 dimensional the alcohol is well hidden nice on a spring day but wouldn’t like more than one in evening.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 3, 2015
Bottle, bbd 21.3.15 Dark bronze - brown with a white head. Indeed banana, some cinnamon and clove, but mostly banana in the nose. Tastes very fruity, ripe banana, some toffee. Full body, mildly carbonated, surupy mouthfeel and banana finish. Very banana-ish then.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
custardtrout (7) - - APR 2, 2015 does not count
A good light body beer with a refreshing taste, not over powered by the banana a good blend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1503) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
500ml bottle, work leaving present. Sparkling orange gold colour, white foam head and aroma of banana, fruity, vanilla. Taste is sweetish bready malt & banana flavour, with caramel, toffee, vanilla notes and light bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bready earthy finish. Quite OK.


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