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


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RATINGS: 1440   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Anyway this beer has a golden hue with just a touch of amber and a thin off white head. For a beer it smells peculiarly of banana. This beer tastes mild and slightly sweet with the obvious taste of banana, which isn’t as strong as the smell, along with a hint of vanilla that seems to be tempered just a little by the bitter hops. It is smooth and creamy almost velvet on the palate. This is not an everyday beer. As a change of pace I loved it though! It doesn’t taste exactly like banana bread, if it was thicker with a little more toasted grain it might take on the nutty taste necessary to mimic walnuts, but that aside it was still an enjoyable brew. Interestingly, if you want to taste more banana let the beer warm up a little.

CikyFonsz (106) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 21, 2018
Piwo o głęboko złotej barwie. Piana średnio obfita, biała, złożona z drobnych i średnich pęcherzyków. W aromacie wyraźny banan, po ogrzaniu przykryty przez gumę balonową. W smaku znowu banany, delikatnie słodowe, trocę karmelowe. Słodkie, ale chyba od bananów, bo ciało średnio-niskie. Nasycenie średnie. Piwo pozostawia posmak, początkowo myślałem, że to alkoholowa goryczka, ale to chyba jednak "sztuczny" banan.

parpalapelix (13) - Arad, ROMANIA - JAN 5, 2018
Dark amber with minimal head. Aroma is banana and malt. You can taste the banana and the bread, no bitter.Light on the palate.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 21, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 Honestly, not for me. Purely because I don’t like bananas, I guess. My friends love it though, and had a bunch of merch sent to them by Wells for posting a group photo of them all drinking a bottle each, which was really cool.

polacoloco (1) - - DEC 17, 2017 does not count
Smakar banan med lakrisaltoner. Dålig kolsyra. Avslagen känsla direkt från flaskan. Kul att prova men ingen favorit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beeebon (504) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle from beer advent calendar, it has been a while especially as I had this years ago. It sounds wrong but it kind of makes sense as beer is basically the same ingrediants as bread. This beer is quite sweet yet savoury enough to keep it drinkable.

Gregoose (3) - FRANCE - DEC 14, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Très bon goût, première bouche. Serait meilleure en fin de bouche sur une base ambrée.

mav63 (11) - - DEC 5, 2017
Dark amber with little to no head. Aroma is banana and malt, pleasant enough. You can taste the banana and the bread, not bitter. A bit thing on the palate. Nice enough beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kamilgrzeszczak (43) - - DEC 3, 2017
Aromat banan i słód. Kolor herbaciany piana była i znikła trochę się utrzymała. W smaku lekki banan. Średnio nagazowane.Pijalność średnia lekkie mało ciała. Nic specjalnego takie zwykłe piwo z bananem

mdl1199 (13) - - NOV 29, 2017
Smells like a strong ass but goes down like your mamas warm fresh banana bread could drink that shit all day. Have to be my fav beer at this moment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Pours medium amber with fruity aroma . Does have clear banana taste with a thin body and low carbonation

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