Short’s Bananas And Blow Crème Ale

Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pub Brew. A golden ale fermented with 220 lbs. of bananas, blended with an American lager fermented with 100 lbs. of cocoa, to produce a rich and smooth creme ale. Delightful nose, unique finish.

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madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. 10th October 2008. GABF. Cloudy gold beer. Crisp palate. The malt is a touch bitter, only a hint of banana!

BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours hazy light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, chocolate), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of bananas. Light bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
(Draught) Pours a murky yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of banana, vanilla pudding, wheat, dough, and chocolate. Flavor of banana, wheat, clove, and chocolate.

JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Growler courtesy of Rogueone. Pours orange/amber with a 1/2 inch white head quickly dissipating. Aroma is bananas and yeast, with the faintest amount of chocolate. Flavor is heavy with banana and a surprising peppery flavor. A fair amount of yeast, but not as much as a traditional Belgian (good thing, in my book). Much drier finish than expected (also a good thing). Some slight chocolate presence when cold, but nowhere to be found when it warms a bit. Decent beer. Way better than I expected.

Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Growler, courtesy GodOfThunder. A cloudy, dark orange-amber colored pour yields a spongy, off-white layer of foam. Runny sheeting shows on the glass, with minimal, random spots left behind to dry. As the beer warms, notes of a freshly made batch of banana pudding dusted in cocoa powder emerge. Estery in its fruit profile, there is some marshmallow sweetness, along with hints of tapioca and oatmeal creaminess. I fully expect a letdown on flavor, but it never comes. That same feel of fresh bananas pureed into tapioca pudding come to mind. The dry cocoa powder is both distinct and perfectly matched. Less sweet than the nose, the flavor profile shows a hint of bitterness from the cocoa on the finish. A creamy, smooth mouthfeel is more substantial than one would expect from such a low ABV beer, yet still entirely sessionable. This is a delicious, criminally underrated beer that I would guzzle by the truckload if it were readily available. Awesome brew.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a murky, pink-grapefruit color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Notes of chocolate, caramelized bananas, and brown sugar in the aroma; some wheatiness; slightly rough. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation; banana creme, cloves, and brown sugar dominate the mouthfeel; a touch of creaminess, but mostly roughness from the brown sugar / clove / spiciness; on the rough side. Kind of a messy hefeweizen. Lengthy finish: toasty wheatiness, brown sugar, and light banana notes.

Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Murky apricot-brown body, thin off-white head. Strong banana aroma. Surprisingly dry body, with heavy emphasis on bananas. Sharp, crisp bite, and notes of alcohol and cocoa. Too dry and bitter, but interesting.

dchmela (3075) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Growler, courtesy GodOfThunder. My first beer of the night and a serious kick in the head. Hazy golden amber pour with a thin white head. Very complex and delicious banana, dark chocolate and cocoa powder aroma. I wasnt sure how good the taste could be having been let down by some great aroma beers recently, but found this to be quite delicious. The cocoa really stands out in the taste and is quite and the banana is not so sweet and dominant. A very interesting beer and the best banana beer I have had.

redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Growler from GodOfThunder, thanks so much Jay! Bananas, floral aroma. Pours a cloudy golden amber. The flavor starts with bananas with hints of a mild cocoa a little hoppy in the background. This was a pleasure to drink! Very interesting, fresh bananas and bitter chocolate. Awesome!

badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Cloudy straw body. Wispy white head. Aroma of banana, milk and spice. Flavor is all bananas and nuts. Simple, yet very enjoyable.

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