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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Pub Brew. Bananarama is a strong brown ale brewed with bananas and molasses. A large variety of specialty malt creates the hearty backbone for this dark brown ale. Sweet malt characteristics blend seamlessly with pronounced candied molasses flavors, creating a creamy mouthfeel. The finish has a distinguishable alcohol presence that creates a warming effect.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (3698) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer appears dark brown, with subtle sunburst ruby highlights. The head is thin and wispy, falling away to virtually nothing. The aroma brings more booze than anything else, with some bananas soaked in rum, and ample sweetness. Wow, sweet booze. This is not necessarily terrible, per se, but Ugh ! I just canít handle more than a few drinks of this in your face, sweet, fruity booze. Overall, this one missed the mark. While interesting, itís just not drinkable or enjoyable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-06-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4 oz sample at Churchkey. Dark cloudy brown, sudsy brown head. Aroma of banana, smoke, egg nog. Taste is weird, tart, basement, decent, but pretty odd. Smooth soft creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (6254) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Location: On tap at Churchkey, 6/12/11

Aroma: Lots of banana on nose, with a lot of booze too, and some spice
Appearance: It has a mahogony pour with an off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: Thereís less banana in the flavor, still quite boozy, and the spice comes out in the finish
Palate: Ths one is fairly smooth, a touch sticky, with a medium body, but it comes off as a bit muddled
Overall Impression: My first rating from Churchkey! What a great addition to the DC bar scene (I know, Iím a little late to the party, but just hadnít gotten there yet!). Anyway, as for this "beer," and but beer in quotes for a reason, because this wasnít really beer as much as this was some weird fucking shit. However, it kind of grows on you (and I mean that in a good way). A quick glance down the previous scores shows me that I didnít hate it as much as everyone else did...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (14108) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Lightly hazed red-brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, rum, some banana, light cane sugar, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, rum, some banana, alcohol, light strawberry. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for Shorts Tap Takeover. Here is the exact same infection that I had in my bottles of Key Lime Pie and PB&J. The pour is a clear deep ruby to maroon with no head. Nose is really one of the most nasty infections I have ever encountered (same bacteria as Key Lime Pie and PB&J). I will try and describe this infection to you. It smells first off like Athleteís Foot or some very nasty feet after intense athletic competition. Imagine a football player taking off his socks after a game in the locker room and shoving them in your face. Imagine then that this sweat was wrung out into a glass of heavily acetic vinegar for mopping the floor of a basketball gym. Now add some acetone. This is really how this beer came across to me in nose and body. It is not only a drain pour, but likely would not pass any food inspection and possibly be deemed unfit for human consumption and be labeled with a HAZMAT sticker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
At Shortís Brewing Monster Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Came to me as a dark brown, tiny, vanishing head. Aroma is average, seemed like thereís something up with it. Flavor was, well - disappointing. I caught the banana in there, but it was, neither all that powerful, nor was it all that good. It could have been simply that pour or that keg, but I donít think Iíll be seeking this one out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Worst shorts beer. Tap at pyramid scheme. Bananrama. Brownish. Heavy brown sugar, burnt banana and licorice. Big and roasty and cloying candied banana and licorice flavor. Too sweet. Nothing meshes well, as this beer is sweet and hot and all over the effn place

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DalzAle (2031) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
Growler. Clear, very dark brown pour, a little lasting carbonation and an aroma of slightly old banana peels and spices. Flavor is burnt nuts and tons of iron and finished bitter & vegetal. I really had high hopes for this one, but it was unfortunately a major letdown.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Growler shared by dalzale. Urg. Tastes like I am sucking on iron filings. Nothing good to say about this. Weird off flavors, but not in a infected way. Overly oily and sweet. Drainpour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown, off white head. Aroma of rust, iron, some slight malt notes, slightly bitter finish. Taste is metal and rust, some slight caramel, and a slightly bitter finish. Very disappointing...

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