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


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RATINGS: 1512   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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BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
This beer smells strongly of bananas. It has a malty taste and tastes more like beer than you expect from the taste. A very unique beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

17Beer (341) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bananas and toffee scents. Pours a honey brown with a dissipating off-white head. Lots of lacing. Banana flavors are not overwhelming and sit nicely with a steady ESB underneath. Dry mouthfeel with above average carbonation. Nice as a novelty.

FinnIckler (419) - GERMANY - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from indigo yard. Nose is banana, bit artificial, bubblegum, honey, citrus. Palate is some banana, some bread, some sherry, very sweet. Weird. Ok.

Moebbels (792) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Clear orange body with a huge, fluffy well lasting head. Sweet nose with notes of banana, caramel, honey and metal. Sweet bananabread flavor with a moderate smooth bitterness. Soft carbonation and light, splashy palate. Decent sweet flavorful beer.

Jorn69 (3106) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2017
@ Havregatan 20170525. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Courtesy of Totte. Malty and bready with some light roasted notes, ripe banana, artificial feeling, mid sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, mid bitter and malty.

the_beergery (62) - - MAY 19, 2017
330 ml bottle ageing in the fridge for a few months, so may have been a bit past its peak. Pours a hazy amber tone with a strong white head of foam. The froth dissipates relatively quickly leaving some sticky lacing, but reappears with swirling later. Unfortunately, I don’t detect the fabled bananas and bread in the bouquet, which I find are dominated by the traditional ale aromas - cereal, bread and dough in an earthy sort of way. In the mouth, however, a light taste of bananas is detectable, though it does not last too long before it is subsumed under the malty ale flavours. Overall, it tastes lightly sweet, with an average level of carbonation. Mouthfeel, however, is rather thin and a bit watery, hence a bit of a let down at the end.

cmacklin (1126) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small, short lived, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of overripe bananas and bready malt. Sweet flavour of bready malt, banana, toffee, sugar, corn and vanilla with a dry, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Ok.

TomHendriksen (472) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2017
Fles gedronken in Budapest, geprobeerd met Roelzie1986 en Koenvd bij beer point.

adrewtoremember (1) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2017 does not count
Delicious! I was recommended this at an office party and I fell in love with it. Easily one of my favorites!

BeerSensei40 (1) - - APR 2, 2017 does not count
It tastes exactly as it sounds. Like banana bread soaked in a nut brown ale. Very little bitter taste with a clean finish.

ehaak26 (490) - - MAR 17, 2017
Pint Night at Pazzo’s. Aroma is pretty much exactly like banana Runts, taste is slightly sweet.

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