Brewed by Charles Wells (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Occasional.
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (946) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 22, 2017
Drinkable with a fake banana flavour - even though real bananas are used. OK, but a little odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (680) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours clear dark golden amber color. Aroma of malt, fruit, banana. Taste is light sweet fruit. Medium-light body, light dry bitter finish. Good overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Aroma: banana yogurt, artificial banana flavouring. Appearance: warm, golden brown; clear; head medium plus, unstable. Taste: mildly sour, just a tad sweet. Palate: body light; carbonation almost fizzy; mouth feel spicy, peppery; finish Netaji tasteless, peppery. Overall: I love the peppery mouth feel; but I also hate the chemical aroma and Iím not particularly impressed by how watery it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Phizle (1) - Newberry, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
Purchased as a draft at the Brass Tap in Gainesville, Florida. Has the taste of a weak beer made significantly worse by the addition of cloying artificial banana flavoring. Tastes like medicine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3/13/2009 6:08:27 AM On cask in Notting Hill. Clear copper body. Strong smell of banana and sugar. Tastes like banana (which I normally like) but quite overpowering. Some malts as well but not pleasant altogether.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015
This beer reminds me of a cigar. It smells great from a distance, but the taste isn't the same thing. Still, I enjoy it, and if faced with the choice between this and a bottle of bud, I'd go with the banana bread beer every time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndreM3000 (2) - Cheektowaga, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
You can smell the banana before the glass hits your lips but it does taste slightly water down and not as full body as a quality craft beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (10009) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2011. My notes from the time say that you can certainly taste the banana!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Memory banks rate after having the godawful bottled version. Cask was a darker brown, nice foamy white head. Smooth, and had the bready qualities and full body the bottle version lacks. Wouldnít drink it all night, but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa, es nota molt el plŗtan. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa, se nota mucho el plŠtano.

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