“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. ”
Well there’s no need to waste much time here and break this beer down. Served in a shaker glass the amber brown pour produced a small 1/2 inch head that slowly collapses. Minimal lacing.
It’s called a banana bread beer for a reason, so along with the standard English aromas of toasted malts, caramel and subtle nuts the main feature of the beer is front and center.
The mouth feel is slightly thin and a bit watery. Mildly carbonated. The flavour profile is very 1 dimensional and cloyingly sweet with an over-representation on the banana. Heavily outbalanced. To be honest we won’t be trying this ever again. Horrible.