gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on draught at the House Pub, St. Charles, Illinois. Beautiful ruby pour with a thick tan head, slightly spicy and vaguely sweet, the banana really comes through in the finish. Emmencely drinkable!
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes exactly like you think its going to. Great alcohol content, amazing taste and a reasonable price
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This banana ale brew wasn’t that bad. I feel that the ratings for this beer are under-rated. I enjoyed it. Somewhat similar to a weisse beer taste only an "ale".
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hastily guzzled noontime half in the window of The Baron (JDW) with all the old boys. Sometimes my RB habit makes me feel like a right loser. Brilliant chestnut with a big foaming ivory collar. Fresh milky banana aroma, plenty of Frijj, candy cigs, dusting of clove, lace like wool, dab of apple. Some herbal coriander leaf or parsley touches. Nah... nothing but banana, really and I’m a sucker for it. Some wheat and gentle hop to finish. Having a bit of a Namyslow Plum moment. Against all expectations, Beer of The Festival So Far for me...
berkshirejohn (3648) - 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.
DJMonarch (9153) - 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.
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana scent is not quite as strong as expected, but still has a presence. Flavor is a mix of banana, mild citrus, and a slightly carbonated finish.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at iron abbey. Aroma of fruits, mostly banana. Slight taste of banana. Pretty good. Different.
Gasperoo (9) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Does what it says on the label! Had a session drinking this recently at the Elbow Room, Tottenham, London N17, and the banana flavour was repeating on me for days. Much better in cask than in bottle, with a much rounder chewy maltiness. The bottled beer can taste a little thin, like Bombardier with some essence of Banana added. In cask it tastes more like an experimental craft beer. It tastes better than it has a right to.
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Rowell Charter Rothwell. A mid brown coloured beer with a good white head and a little lace. Bananas throughout. Pretty strong in both nose and mouth. A decent body to the beer and drinkable although does feel a bit gimmicky. Some strawberries and custard too. Tolerable enough.