Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at The Lamb Bloomsbury 7 Feb 08. Golden colored. A small creamy head. Aroma and taste of banana. Only banana. Disgusting.
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Pommeler’s Rest, JDW, Southwark. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Malty sweetish artificial banana aroma. Sweet malty fruity banana falvor. Sweet malty finish with hints of bananas in the aftertaste.
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, 11-11-07 Poured deep amber colour with a thin white head. Tasted like those banana sweets.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Could smell this as it was being poured. Artificial, overly sweet and almost unpleasant. Just about drinkable. The base beer is clearly not great. The fruit, as mentioned already, is fake and reminds me of those banana foam like sweets I used to have as a kid. Crap.
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
,i>Cask at the William Morris (JDW), Hammersmith. Chestnut with a creamy, cream coloured white head; aroma of bananas as expected, but more restrained and natural than the bottled version; sweet banana flavour with hints of cinnamon and vanilla; smooth and easy to drink; a gently bitter finish. Overall, much better than the bottled one.
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint Bottle - Poured a clear copper with a creamy head; firm, smooth body. Unmistakable banana aroma along with some hop smell. The banana also overpowers the hop bitterness in the flavor as well. An interesting beer but not really what I’m after.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (handpump) at the White Horse, Parsons Green, August 2005. Copper colour. No getting away from the banana here. Difficult really to get a handle on anything else. Rather artificial tasting. A confection in every way and rather difficult to score. I’m not convinced that banana and English style bitter is a marriage made in heaven.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Winnington Lodge, Northwich 25/02/2003
Amber mid brown colour fruity banana. Slightly dry malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 04/11/2005.
Mid brown colour with bananas very much present both in the aroma and the taste.
In contrast to all the sweetness there’s quite a bitterness in the finish which comes as a pleasant surprise.
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 16/11/2009
Banana fruit aroma. White head. Copper amber coloured smooth on the palate and fruity banana with a slightly bitter malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 23/03/2011
Big banana fruit aroma. White head. Copper golden coloured hoppy and a little bitter with a toffee flavoured malt finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Marzipan-like nutty malts and strong banana esters in the aroma. Clear burnished copper coloured body with low, tan, fully diminishing head. Huge banana, nutty flavour with some bubblegum esters. Mostly thin with low carbonation and a watery texture. Cask sampled at the White Horse on Parson’s Green in London during GBBF 2005.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask t Wetherspoons Ashford, does what it says on the tin, reddish brown, little white head, aromas of banana, bubble gum, yeasty dough, ok in mouth slighly acidic with fruity malty banana tangy finish. Better than I expected.