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


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RATINGS: 1507   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Satyroneto (369) - BRAZIL - SEP 3, 2015
Cor de ouro envelhecido com tonalidade alaranjada; brilhante e cristalina com perlage intenso; espuma de leve tonalidade amarela, média formação e persistência duradoura de uma camada de 2-3mm de espessura; lacing pouco/razoável. Aroma de banana e bolo de banana e um pouco de caramelo no 2º plano deixando o aroma um pouco enjoativo, doce demais. Sabor com início de caramelo evoluindo para um intenso banana (vide aroma) com final um pouco picante e levemente amargo; o amargor não eh suficiente para equilibrar o dulçor da cerveja; retrogosto de bolo de banana e leve amargor. Corpo leve e média carbonatação.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
I could smell this beer all day!! It smells like some delicious banana nut bread. It tastes like it too, but the taste isnt near as good as the smell on this beer. Pours nice golden brown color, but I wanted a nice head on it but it didnt have one at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
There is, if you squint, some double chocolate flavour in this, Im guessing its the same case. Anyway, banana and a biscuit/cake flavour. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
I think they nailed it. It reminded me of banana bread without coming off like a cooler.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
Different. Definitely has a banana bread aroma and flavor. If you like banana bread as I do, its not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jehoesefat (365) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Definitely smells like bananas. Pours clear copper with good carbonation and a thick frothing head. For a fruit flavored beer its actually pretty good, toast flavors with a banana bread finish! Very active carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f2f.org ): gigantic dicetyl and vanilla room deodizer aroma that follows in flavor; leanest body. Worse than artificial flavor in double-cream soda (if there is such a thing).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Nope. This was quite awful. I really saw nothing that worked well. I think that the bananas resulted in a very metallic taste that I certainly did not want to drink. I love the concept, but I think this did not work at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
This is a really unique beer - Ive never tasted anything quite like it. It has a nice dark golden color and you can definitely taste the banana flavor. A little too cloying for me though, but A for effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seritomi (362) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2013
Rossz, hg ztelen alere szmtottam de vgl is egy kellemes nem harsny gely bann illattal s zzel operl az ital. Persze nem rohantam az jjabb vegrt...

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