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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale - Andean Brewing Company

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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown AleKuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 06-04-2013)
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JoeMans

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-23-2014 18:26:55 | More by JoeMans
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Texas

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2013 18:23:18 | More by csmartin6
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

08-20-2014 01:45:35 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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socon67

New York

4.01/5  rDev +15.9%

A - Dark cola brown pour with a tan colored foam. Lacing rolls down the glass. Foam retention is solid.

S - Strong notes of fresh banana, and some caramel. Light malt aroma finishes off an impressive smell.

T - Certainly tastes like bananas. Notes of caramel and pecans make this a tasty brown ale. Finish has a malty sweetness.

M - I found while this was a nice beer, I could not see myself having more than one. Too sweet to be sessionable.

O - Great beer to have for banana flavoring. Similar to Wells, but with more flavor at the expense of being less smooth.

08-13-2013 12:29:24 | More by socon67
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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New York

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours chestnut brown color with reddish highlights where light hits it and a massive 3 finger tan foamy head that was thick and faded very slowly, leaving very good lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, roasted chestnuts and other nuts, caramel, sweet malt and other sweet fruit notes; really nice and sweet like dessert, it was a solid complex aroma.

Tastes like it smells, with roasted chestnuts and other nuts up front, toasted malts, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, peat moss, caramel, molasses, wheat bread, hay or earthy notes, dark fruit like plum or a raisin, and then finally the banana; the sweet banana and fruit flavors have a funky yeast twinge to it but manage to still taste like a piece of burnt banana nut bread. It really is like drinking burnt banana nut bread, and I find this very tasty and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is creamy with light carbonation, a slick feel and a medium body that is in the thin side but packed with roasted malt and nutty flavors.

Overall I was very pleasantly surprised at how good this beer was, and for a real niche almost gimmick brew it was very tasty and achieved the goal of tasting like an actual piece of banana nut bread. This is not a beer for everyone, nor a session beer, but it was good overall and worth trying for any adventurous beer drinker.

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Bottle from Bert's
Pours a solid dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. My God that smells exactly like banana bread, that is an awesome aroma! Sweet caramelized brown sugar and banana with hints of nuts and vanilla with a touch of earthiness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Loved the aroma, the earthiness in the flavor which I assume is the maca root distracts me a bit from enjoying this more.

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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -7.5%

Ick. This tastes like blended up banana but bread that is then filtered and put into a beer. Whereas the flavor is spot on, it's just...weird. Not really something I am looking for in a brew. Too much novelty and not enough proper punch. Could have dealt with the assault on my senses.

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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale from Andean Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.