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


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RATINGS: 1431   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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kliggerwar's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kliggerwar (156) - - OCT 11, 2012
Not a very strong aroma, tiny notes of banana. Very tasty not too sweet. Hops a little grassy. The Beer is dark brown in colour.

SamVimes21 (562) - - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle on P&O Aurora , Cruise ship , dark copper coloured with white head with a malty , hoppy and banana taste leaving a malty banana aftertaste which was a bit to much by the end of a pint .

kryon (3845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2017
Pours clear copper with low white head Aromas sweet notes of banana bread, caramel, hints of fudge Taste has notes of banana candy, caramel, fudge, herbs

foodgazer (37) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017
A peculiar yet pleasant beer. The immediate top notes are a melow, muddled malt that almost immediately give away to the most brilliant bright burst of banana. Much like its colour (a pale brown-orange shade), it’s light, refreshing and very accessible. It Was Written is the best Nas album.

dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2016-08 getrunken. Das hier ist eine typisch britisches Bitter wo ein deutlicher Bananearomen mit dem Bier sehr gut harmoniert. Spannend und Lecker.

gunnernic (18) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 20, 2017
Great beer, but I love bananas, so if you love bananas, go bananas on this beer!

LeoAndrade (4) - - SEP 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 Cerveja Dourada, com média formação de espuma, corpo médio. Aroma pão e banana. sabor idem. Não agradou meu paladar.

bokas5 (16) - Prijedor, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 23, 2017
Yet another wells beer that is great! Bottle, supermarket. Recommended to all ale lovers.

Henrique Crivelli (1) - - SEP 23, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Cerveja bem enjoativa, corpo médio-denso, com sabor desequilibrado, pendendo demais para banana madura.

neandertaal (79) - ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2017
Kerge banaan on lõhnas ja maitses tunda, aga muidu suht ilmetu, pea olematu kehaga, jook.

Firestar (4) - - SEP 21, 2017 does not count
This is not a cheap novelty beer. It drinks very smooth and has a nice and refined taste. It is very accurately 'banana bread' and is well executed. I would not want to drink 3 of these at a time but it is a very good once in a while beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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