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

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RATINGS: 1439   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1253) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
I heard about this beer for a long time before I actually had a chance to acquire it. It had a high billing, so I was expecting a lot. It did not disappoint. The aroma is no doubt a composite of banana which i presume could be banana, but likely a bit of the yeast common in hefeweizens. It also has a bit of roastyness and nuttiness in there. The appearance is a moderate golden color with a decent white head, that does fade over time. The taste is not blatantly banana, but rather more of an essence of banana bread. It’s definitely there, but with also a bit of light hops, some yeast as well. The beer is confounding here. It’s more medium bodied, texture is some where between medium creamy. Carbonation is average. The finish beckons you to keep going till, well you order another, and another. I really enjoyed this. It’s pricey, for what it its, but it’s a must try. On a side note this would be an excellent beer to cook with.


3
parpalapelix (10) - 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.

2
p0urmeac0ld0ne (407) - 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.

2.3
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

2.6
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.

3.9
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.

3.8
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

2.9
kamilgrzeszczak (41) - - 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

4
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

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deepdrinker (364) - 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

3.3
Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.


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