Top Banana
Bullfrog Brewery

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,782
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #51,062
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 15.58%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
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Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  0
SCORE
84
Good
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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, clove notes and banana skins. In the taste, banana skins, clove like spice, and some wheat like notes. A small spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana skin flavor in the aftertaste. Dryer banana and wheaty notes, decent nonetheless.

Aug 30, 2013
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft offering at the source. This was described on the menu as a saison fermented with Brett and steeped with bananas. I knew I had to try it because it sounded like a train wreck. I was pleasantly surprised at just how enjoyable this was.

It appears a pale clouded yellow color with a white cap about a finger strong that fades leaving some sudsy lacing effect.

The smell includes notes of clove along a mild fruity citrus zest quality like lemon tht blends into more of an orange scent. Wheat and a fresh grain aspect comes out more as it warms up.

The flavor is tart with lemon and wheat immediately coming into play. A minor cereal sweetness with pepper and clove spicing. A mild herbal hop bitterness gets lightly grassy across the back. Only once warm does the banana come forward to make itself known.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. A crushable and easy drinking brew that I was really taken back by. The banana is subtle enough to be noted and enjoyable with a very natural feel to it that really works with the saison base and mild brett tartness.

May 28, 2013
Top Banana from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 10 ratings