overall
32
43
style
Brewed by Charles Wells (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1149) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
On draft. Cooper color with one finger head. Smells just like banana bread. Slightly boozy smell too. Taste isnít as strong as the aroma. Not a bad beer. Not as sweet as I was expecting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1198) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured dark gold with thin head. Bready, wheaty, with substantial banana esters present. Medium bodied. Decent stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Not a bad beer, however could be stronger and definitely thicker to complete the flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Had this one on draught at the House Pub, St. Charles, Illinois. Beautiful ruby pour with a thick tan head, slightly spicy and vaguely sweet, the banana really comes through in the finish. Emmencely drinkable!

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
10 ounce tap glass at Willís Northwoods in Chicago. Take everything they write in the brewerís description and prepare to drink the opposite. This beer reminded me of a cold pour of campbells soup with the taste of soggy bananas. Flat palate, foggy yellow, spoiled fruit taste. Unenjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
caseynswan (46) - - OCT 1, 2012
Delicious banana walnut aroma. Light bodied with a mild banana ester Toffee-colored ale with a lot of clarity. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weitz15 (576) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Banana scent is not quite as strong as expected, but still has a presence. Flavor is a mix of banana, mild citrus, and a slightly carbonated finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Deep honeyish golden colour with minor head. Aroma is biscuits, banana, some herbs and mild fruityness. Flavour is similar with a well lasting bitterness. A bit thin.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Devoured at a Wetherspoons Beer Festival in The Shrewsbury Arms (2011). This is banana heaven for banana lovers, looks normal, but just one sniff and you know it ainít a standard UK bitter. Really sweet in its cask form, and a lower ABV at 4.5% compared to that listed on this page (5.2%). A Banoffee Pie sort of beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at iron abbey. Aroma of fruits, mostly banana. Slight taste of banana. Pretty good. Different.


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