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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1504   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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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Yeah that's banana bread ale. Tastes just like banana bread. Thin English ale, nice amber look. It's ok, interesting taste. Try it you might like it. Or not. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ehaak26 (371) - - MAR 17, 2017
Pint Night at Pazzos. Aroma is pretty much exactly like banana Runts, taste is slightly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
autos5 (106) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Pale copper body, small head. Aroma has light caramelly malts, vanilla and some banana. Sweet caramelly taste with added banana and vanilla. Much lighter than expected. Mouthfeel is fizzy like a lemonade. I dont like English ales to be watery and fizzy. Reminds me of a certain local lemonade. Underwhelming. I dont think "steely dryness" should be a desired quality in a beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
japppp (96) - FINLAND - FEB 26, 2017
50cl bottle. Amber color with white head. Aroma has lot of almost artificial banana. Taste has banana, some malt and slight bitter finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Overpowering banana & pear drops smell & taste. Cloying, lingering, rather unpleasant. (2008)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikbo (125) - - JAN 23, 2017
Color mbar com espuma blanca abundante no muy duradera. Aroma intenso a banana. Sabor ligero a pltano y toques dulces acaramelados. Fcil de beber.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (1071) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2017
I got this at Randall's. Pours amber with a thin white head. Taste mild banana, mildly sweet, smooth. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1966) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 15, 2017
Pretty good. Obvious banana aromas with some sweetness. Same again to taste but at a lower intensity. Quite dry. Very pleasant quaffing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4901) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Drinks Express, Low Fell, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a thin white head. It has a malty and banana flavour with vanilla and more sweet banana on the finish. Rather like an alcoholic banana malt loaf. Good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle to finish off craft beer advent calendar. Ended up leaving it til last expecting it to not be my thing, and it wasnt really. A fairly bland, low carbonated bitter with a somewhat artificial seeming banana finish. Not great.


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