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

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RATINGS: 1500   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Light golden color, thin white head. Nose is mostly banana flavored laffy taffy with small hints of yeast. I have a hard time believing REAL bananas were used in the brewing process. Light in body with a sweet and sour finish. Not what I expected. Pretty terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
Deep amber color. Smells lightly of hops and strongly of banana and cream. Tastes extremely sweet for a beer, like banana, pound cake, malt and hops. Very bready. Tasty, but rather thin and watery to be truly enjoyable. Nice effort though, and props for originality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2010
This is like a banana pudding in liquid form. I have to say this is one hell of a beer, no clue why this got a low rating? I am a huge fan of bananas and this is great stuff! It kind of tastes like the banana flavored runts! Awesome!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (305) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma golosina de plátano Buen aspecto, cristalina y correcta de carbónatacion El sabor a vainilla y plátano lo ocupa todo Satura un poco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Vanilla, banana, caramel scent. Light and refreshing akin to a lager. Carbonation present, little hops, banana/caramel very prominent. The flavour is interesting, but its too short lived and artificial banana is all it has to offer. Still good though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
I dont understand the Gentle nose of Banana portion of the description. Holy mackerel, its like getting hit in the face with a buncha bananas. Color is very nice. Highly carbonated. I didnt care for this much.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Not as bad as I would have thought. Gentle brown color, smells like hurrrr bananas. I chugged this one quickly so I wouldnt have to taste much lol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerseyjohn71 (302) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
light banana taste and its 5.2 AVB...it was sold in a 4pk ,,, my wife loves this,,, i just had to try it,,,good over all ,,, light body,, light flavor,,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (300) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 3, 2015
Pours dark orange with thin lacing. Aroma of bananas, caramel, bubblegum. Taste is sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Interesting beer but the banana aroma is quite artificial.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2009
You bastards! How dare you make my all but perfect beer. Who do you think you are over there at Wells & Youngs? Are you the bastard child of a franziskaner monk and a Ninkasi herself? Pours a B-E-A-utiful sparkling red/amber with just enough head and aroma of pilzner and perfectly ripe bananas. Then it drinks exactly like it smells. NO small task in beer making. OUT FN STANDING!


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