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Mongozo (Banana) - Mongozo B.V.

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Mongozo (Banana)Mongozo (Banana)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 22.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mongozo B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 11-01-2003)
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Reviews by 77ships:
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77ships

Belgium

3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes, tried some at the 2011 ZBF:

A: yellow, tiny white head
S: bananas
T: like bananas, mix artificial, real & banana liquor
M: like of like watered down smooshie or juice, think in that direction
D: like banana juice

People seem to be hating this beer but I think that it lives up to its promise, it is kind of like liquid bananas, there is certainly a market for this but this is not a beer for the BA crowd

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 10:20:36 | More by 77ships
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Troublebar

China

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-30-2014 08:39:43 | More by Troublebar
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.38/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from Bottle into Fullers Honeydew glass

A - yellow colour with thin head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing

S - Lots of bananas, candy sugar, very sweet malts

T - initial taste of banana which fades to a very malty kick with a touch of bittering pine. Finishes dry

M - initially very carbonated on the tip of the tounge but then goes down smoothly, but dry. If you're into this sort of beer this is a session beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 14:14:36 | More by Sam-VW
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

11-10-2013 14:35:58 | More by hotsudge
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dcmchew

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

11-06-2013 17:23:34 | More by dcmchew
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harpus

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

10-22-2013 20:36:21 | More by harpus
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.5%

08-25-2013 04:08:19 | More by FadetoBock
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Darkhnum

Israel

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-09-2013 18:11:41 | More by Darkhnum
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DutchBeerDrinker

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2013 14:02:39 | More by DutchBeerDrinker
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This is my first excursion into Mongozo brewery, and if this is how exotic all their beers are, then I can't wait to get my hands on more. This beer is a new one in my store along with Boxer Watermelon to popularize fruit beers during the summer for people who normally do not drink beer. The latter is rancid shit, but this is a bit better.

The beer pours a very pale yellow that is almost similar in appearance to coors light. Yeah, THAT pale. However, given that this beer is likely intended to woo non-beer drinkers, that may not be such a bad thing. The aroma is rich in banana with a bit of corny undertones - but still fairly pleasant. The taste is okay, but it's totally spoiled for me by an unnecessary hit of sugar on my tongue. I would have hoped this would be some kind of blonde ale with banana extract, but it's another damn beer cooler - and very few of these will really appeal to the hardcore. It drinks okay though with a pleasant moderate dose of carbonation and no unpleasant aftertaste.

This beer could have been so much better if it were less sweet. If you're not into beer, you wouldn't be reading this, but you probably would like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 05:36:58 | More by Olek4374
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biernack

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-05-2013 19:05:03 | More by biernack
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

05-22-2013 18:41:39 | More by Ciocanelu
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adamcthomp

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-13-2013 22:53:49 | More by adamcthomp
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-22-2013 18:27:08 | More by safaricook
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-09-2013 19:23:31 | More by NightINgale
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle. Into Floris fruit tall pilsner glass. Drank at Huyghe brewery. I suppose they brew it for another company. Straw color. High clarity. Aroma of sweet banana. Ripe. Overly ripe. Taste sweet banana. Pretty much too sweet. A little sugary, would be highly drinkable for some but not myself. Interesting however. 

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:11:09 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz cervoise.

A - Fizzy white head, gone in seconds. Pale golden beer, really effervescent. No lacing.

S - Piles of sugar coated artificial banana. Not a trace of actual fruit in this aroma, as this doesn't smell like banana, but rather the artificial "banana" flavor you get in candy. Slight touch of something skunky.

T - Tons of sweet and sugary artificial banana flavors. Doughy wheat like feel in the finish. Not much Belgian yeastiness to it. To be honest, there's not much of anything in it. No real hop presence, no spice, no balance to the overpowering sweetness. Like drinking liquid banana candies. Maybe a touch of honey in here as well, along with some light malt.

M - Has the weight of water and the carbonation of coke.

D - This beer feels uninspired and painfully simplified. There are no complexities whatsoever, it simply goes down like a banana beach-pop or something to that tune. I don't even think I would consider this as technically beer. However, despite all the negative things I can say about this, um, "beer", I enjoyed the damn thing. Definitely another to file under 'guilty pleasures'.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 08:59:59 | More by Converge
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.43/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle, 3.6% ABV, and BB June 2013 - that's got to be the sugar, eh?

This beer pours a hazy, equally cloudy, pale straw colour, with one finger of thin foamy white head, which leaves a few late to join the sinking party specks of lace around the glass in the process.

It smells just like those banana peanut-shaped candy of my youth and various Hallowe'en excursions - sweet marshmallows, and saccharine, chemically-enhanced banana essence, period. Not much else, unfortunately. The taste is more of this best-forgotten childhood sugar indulgence - with some enhanced candy sugar notes, for shits and giggles, and some mild leavening hops to further confuse matters.

The carbonation is very sedate, the body sickly syrupy in its perfunctory medium weight status - the smoothness rating falling under the same caveat. It finishes sweet, 'fruity', and more sweet - the somewhat expected beer components really overburdened by the guest ingredient.

I'm not really that against banana flavours, as my experiences with wits and hefeweizens can attest, but this just takes the cake - fake fruit candy manifested as a 'beer' - blah. Not for this camper.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:16:18 | More by biboergosum
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rekel

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-30-2011 17:03:34 | More by rekel
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Crystal clear. No head. Straw colored. Beautiful

Smell: Wonderful aroma of banana here

Taste: Wow. Totally banana flavored sweet liqueur. This is a very interesting beer. traces of apple in here as well.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and sweet. Slightly tingly due to carbonation

Drinkability: i can only have one of these at a time but this is a very different and interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 20:45:58 | More by Squelch
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.55/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale banana-yellow colour with a foamy but filmy head of white. Minimal lacing. Body looks surprisingly thick considering the ABV, leaves some good static carbonation, and a considerable static floaties quotient. Not the best look I've had, especially from a Belgian brew, but not abominable.

Very potent artificial banana characters on the nose, like those fake banana lollies you get, or the smell of banana Paddle Pops. It has a twinge of organics to it that maybe just merely steer it towards a genuine banana flavour, but mostly it smells sweet, artificial and unimpressive.

Taste is worse, especially on the sweetness levels. Ridiculously syrupy sweet characters, which merely dip into the sickly banana note. Almost nothing else to it, although I can see where the thick body comes from now - my guess is a partial fermentation or something, because there sure is a lot of residual sugar in this. Feel is syrupy and cloying.

Blurgh. Not a beer I particularly appreciate, and not one I'd like to drink on a regular basis. The banana is artificial, and the sweetness which backs it up is unpleasantly cloying and repellent. Not a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 09:30:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Mora2000

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is definitely heavy on the banana. I also get a little grain, but banana is the star of this show.

The flavor is sweet, syrupy bananas with some sugar added.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:32:45 | More by Mora2000
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mmahut

Czech Republic

3.05/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear bronze colour with lazy head that disappears after few seconds.

S: Bananas :) with some honey.

T: To my surprise, also bananas! Taste real, not too chemical.

M: Light body with low carbonation.

D: If you're a monkey, you will take a second one :)

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 09:48:12 | More by mmahut
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much like fermented banana. Distinct yellowish appearance, and very strong banana smell. Banana taste, but perhaps a bit drier and maltier. A little bit of citrus.

A great desert beer, I think this would go well with or perhaps even over vanilla ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 21:00:37 | More by BDTyre
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

1.68/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a various three pack one of each style.
Pours hazy golden color soft with a white head that leaves quickly
Smell is powerfully sweet banana, let me get up it just knocked me over.
Taste is super sweet bananas. It taste like someone didn't like beer so they went and got a concentrated banana extract and poured it in a normal pils.

It's basically a flavored malt beverage like smirnoff. I'm not digging it at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 16:12:20 | More by weissbierdrinker
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Mongozo (Banana) from Mongozo B.V.
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.