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

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RATINGS: 1512   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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2.5
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
Yep it tasted like banana bread and that was the point. Didnít really like it.

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LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Color is caramel brown. Smells like Banana Bread, Tastes like banana bread. Dam, banana bread in a glass! Whoot Whoot!

3
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a brown translucent amber color, aroma is well...banana. flavor is english mild style with banana...onteresting novelty not bad though

3.1
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
Pours copper with a small white head mostly lasting. Aroma of sweet banana gum ans some green fruits. Nice flavor of banana but after a while it feels a bit artifical. Fairly dry finish with a nice bitter punch. All together much banana, not so much else in there, but still very drinkable.

2.6
Rperez (262) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Do you bananas? If so then u will Love this beer, i tried as a 6 pack mixer and its ok, not my thing but its not the faults beer, try it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Golden copper pour into thick, foamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly into heavy ring of lacing around the glass. Carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass into a lingering pool in the center. Aroma of bananna, malty bread and sticky sweet (candied?) citrus. Initial flavor of bananna (bananna taffy???), vanilla, and spice (allspice or nutmeg?) that lingers to malty, slightlywatery mouthfeel and a dry balanced finish.

3.2
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Clear light amber color. Spicy banana aroma, malty, maybe some raisins. Mild spices upfront followed by banana and more spices in the finish. Toffee and a hint of dark fruits round out the flavors. Smooth medium bodied and enjoyable.

2.3
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Pours clear copper with thin off white head. Bread aroma. Huge banana flavor, finishes quick.

2.6
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
It is almost as if someone at W&Y had an estery hefeweizen and said "LETS MAKE A BEER CALLED BANANA BREAD!" and then threw together some label art and marketing before anyone had even brewed the beer. Then they forced a recipe through to fit the marketing. The banana here is slightly artificial tasting. The beer has no real complexity in nose or palate. The mouthfeel is a letdown. Yes, it does remind you of banana bread, but it accomplishes little else. To improve, it would need a better mouthfeel, better body, better flavor profile, and less artificial nose.

4
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Pours a deep clear brown. Aroma is banana, Jack Daniels, tobacco, and cream savers. Taste is bananas and and spices. Aroma is better than taste by a long shot. Thin and oily. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.


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