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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
79
okay

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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RblWthACoz

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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 03:09:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Dark brown with a finger of off white head, no lacing.
S - Really over ripe banana, some roasted nuttiness, sweet caramel, and toffee notes.
T - Tastes like really artificial banana flavor, not subtle at all, Very sugary and sweet caramel malt, there is a little nutty quality at the end, a touch of dark herbal bitterness too.
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Kuka - Banana Nut Brown Ale from Andean Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.