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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Pasteurised.
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.
2005 Recipe changed from 5.5% to 5.2%

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Nikokaoja (407) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2017
13. 12. 2016, Ljubljana, Ico's place. Bottled. Really not my cup of beer, to artificial taste and aroma, not pleasant at all. A real downer since I'm a big heffeweizen fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, & ripe bananas; Flavor of malt, bananas, some caramel, and grain; Finish is slightly bitter; The palate is a bit watery; Different - the aroma is the best part.

3
User369532 (909) - - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Chestnut color, clear liquid, white head. Aroma of malt and banana. Ok, but not my cup of coffee.

3
Vells (1969) - Rīga, LATVIA - DEC 13, 2016
Feels banana-ish with some cinnamon adjunct, some maltiness, caramel, some floral hops. Moderate sweetness with ultra light bitterness. Decent, but not mine

2.9
visionthing (5560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2016
50cl bottle from Kaubamaja, Tallinn. Pours clear dark golden to amber, with a modest off-white head. Certainly banana on the nose as I pour. Fruity and malty, fair amount of ripe bananas and some caramel too. Does actually remind me of banana bread. Sweet and somewhat unusual, but fairly drinkable.

3.7
Pdubyah (812) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2016
The banana doesn’t seem like ’real’ banana and more candy sugar like fake banana. I likes the colour really liked the amount of bitterness and carbonation, but that banana is well over the top and insistent that it’s a beer that ends up hard to take seriously.

3
MasDen (495) - Mogilev, BELARUS - NOV 26, 2016
Aroma: banana, bubblegum, malt.
Appearance: copper with small head.
Taste: banana, bubblegum in finish a bit hops bitternes.
Palate: middle body, middle carbonation.

3.5
mjmoen (610) - - NOV 25, 2016
C-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Smells strongly of banana. As promised, tastes like banana bread

2.9
dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
This is just weird. All has an artificial, chemical feel to it. Not too bad, it is just very weird.

Gift from uckelman

2.8
djoeye (5278) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; bread, banana, caramel, dough. No surprise. Look; off white head, clear deep golden body. Taste; bread, wort, banana, lemon, caramel, lemongrass - fruity semi dry finish. Feel; semi dry. Overall; interesting. [35.5cl/12FLoz.Btl 5.2% [email protected]]


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