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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fire-brewed African style ale, brewed with banana extract
Bananas are the main ingredient in mbege style beers popular in Eastern Africa. In keeping with tradition, this is brewed with real bananas and presented unfiltered. Light hints of banana remain present in the aroma and flavor of this unique offering

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jb (3414) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Pleasant enough aroma of grain, tea and banana. Decent looking too, copper. Was hoping the banana would hide the unique unpleasant gluten-free palate. But it really didn’t. Use more please!

mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Light copper color with a half way descent off white head. Mild aroma of bananas. Taste is tangy and sour. Hardly resembles beer. Better than Sprecher other sorghum offering but that’s not saying much.

DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep copper w 2 f ow head. Nose is funky, slightly assy, with c malt, floral hops. Tastes like a cloying sticky mess, of overly sweet malt and rancid bananas. Palate is awful. I took 3 sips and thrn drain poured almost half of the bottle. A travesty.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
16oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of banana, sugar, and slight cinnamon. Poured amber in color with no head to speak of. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of banana, fruit, graham cracker, cinnamon, sugar, and alcohol. Medium body. Slick, oily texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, banana, fruit, and alcohol finish is lightly dry.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2010
[email protected] Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is some banana, fruits, mild spices as well as some slight sourness. Flavour is sour bananajuice with some slight rpicyness. Strange brew, but rather original as well.

omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Muddy amber, no head. Dusty glue aroma. Sweet, yet tart, fruity with lemon, perfume and banana juice. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel, low bitterness. Well... different...

Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours murky orange/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is rum, apple, honey, cider, overly sweet and acidic. I love sour beers but taste is brutally funky sour, and not in a good way more like a holy shit something is wrong way. Unpleasent finish, maybe infected maybe just weird.

ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Pours a light golden/orange with white head. Aroma of is rank. Like a spiced rum/vodka/banana colada cluster fuck. Taste is boozy, sour, plastic, a hint of banana. Awful.

Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Sampled with curly at scottyp’s condo. my...dear...god. What the fuck did someone pour in my glass?!?!?!?!? This is aristocrat vodka mixed with pina coloda syrup. Aroma is bad, but can’t even prepare you for the sour acidic nail polish flavor. The appearance is just about the only redeemable quality - clear dark orange with ring of light tan head. Dreadful impostor of a beer.

awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle poured in flute as suggested. Pale golden orange color with head that sprints to disappear. Some faint rising bubbles. Nose is banana schnapps, (fluoride from the dentist, maybe?). Clearly not much carbonation as is evident by the first sip. Lots of sweetened artificial banana flavor. There is an unforgetable scent/flavor of having your teeth cleaned at the dentist, and that component itself is hard for me to get past. Not a typical beer, but refreshing none the less. I would recommend it as cold as possible and share it with someone, or a few friends...it will take 4 more pours to empty the bottle with the flute I’m using, and I’m not sure I’ll make it. I think I just had my mouth cleaned with banana fluoride, weird. Bottom line, if I was in the African Sahara right now, I would probably be rejoicing to stumble upon something like this.

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