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style
Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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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2.2
shhmoke (220) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Not a bad beer, however could be stronger and definitely thicker to complete the flavors.

4.5
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
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
10 ounce tap glass at Will’s Northwoods in Chicago. Take everything they write in the brewer’s 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
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
weitz15 (622) - 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
oh6gdx (26485) - 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
BlackHaddock (7956) - 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 ain’t 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
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at iron abbey. Aroma of fruits, mostly banana. Slight taste of banana. Pretty good. Different.

2.7
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Monks Retreat, 163 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1HE.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toffee and butterscotch notes, moderate to light heavy foam banana w/o chocolate - candy. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, foam banana candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110427]

2.8
Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Cask at the Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth, 8th Feb 2011. Strong banana milkshake nose. Copper colour. Thin palate. Bready and banana-y taste.


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