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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale - Andean Brewing Company

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rab53 on 06-04-2013

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Photo of R11415
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Juanito
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of RSNeely89
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of wac9
4/5  rDev +14.3%

omg what an amazing beer i dont taste taffy i taste brown ale with bannana what a winner find it drink it

Photo of jyacco15
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of k47k
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JAFoley
3/5  rDev -14.3%

A - Dark brown body with thin tan head. Quick dissipation and little to no lacing.

S - Sweet fruits, nutty malts, and banana

T - Sweet and sour fruits upfront quickly get steamrolled by banana and nut flavors.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O - Yeah, this isn't for me. I'd prefer this to be a great beer first and banana flavored second. But like many flavored beers, this focuses on the addition of flavors first which makes this almost undrinkable for me.

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of VonZipper
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of oakaged88
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Tsilverberg35
1.2/5  rDev -65.7%

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev 0%

The smell is very banana-like. The taste is like a liquid banana Laffy Taffy candy, with a slight nutty aftertaste. Decent tasting, but I cannot see myself reaching for this all that often. Worth a try.

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02/05/14 On tap at Rattle n HUm, NYC. Really nice stuff. Flavorful but nothing was trying too hard for attention. Like the old expression "...seen but not heard" the elements here were there, but not all shouty. A class act.

That being said it's not the only beer I'd like to have for a session. Great in a mix but not in the singular.

Photo of mountdew1
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Color was a very dark brown, looked almost like a thin stout. No real head to speak of, thin lacings on top with a few collected on the sides. Dominant smell was banana. Smelled very much of banana bread with the hints of nuts of wheat. Small hint of lactose sugar as well. Flavor was a fake sweet banana, with a bit of brown bread in the back. The sweet was almost too much, made it more a savoring beer. Once again, mouth feel reminded me of a stout more than a brown ale. Overall, not bad. A much sweeter beer than expected, but not at all bad.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 30, 2014.

It pours a dark brown with a lingering tan head that leaves plenty of lacing as it fades.

That aroma is something else! Bananas, nuttiness, and roasted chocolate. No bitter hops to talk about but these other esters are fascinating as a team.

Medium body.

And here come those bananas in the taste which jump out in front of the pack. The nuttiness and chocolate characters express themselves but not as forward as the bananas. To me this is what craft beer is all about. Merging together some unexpected ingredients and seeing what happens. And in this case it was a success. Not my regular cup of tea (or pint of beer) but definitely interesting.

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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +14.3%

5 oz on tap at Top Hops NYC

A- Mid brown
S- Banana, pecans, malts
T- Boom, the banana hits, but then is washed by malts and toasted nuts. Vivid imagination of digging into banana bread. Spot on.
M- Good, medium brown

O- loved the 5 oz pour, but could get too much too fast.

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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale from Andean Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.