Banana Colada Melted Sno Cone
Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Banana Colada Melted Sno ConeBanana Colada Melted Sno Cone
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From:
Southern Grist Brewing Co.
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #244
ABV:
4%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,279
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.92%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 03, 2022
Added:
Dec 04, 2021
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Banana Colada Melted Sno ConeBanana Colada Melted Sno Cone
Notes: Smoothie-style Sour Ale brewed with lactose, banana, pineapple, and cream of coconut.
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Rated: 4.16 by Mortarforker from Texas

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by VicPena from California

4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Would never have tried it if it were not for the Extreme Beer Box.
Pours like a thick gooey smoothie. Smells of pineapples and bananas. Pours with little to no head. Very mild carbonation.Would have loved to have enjoyed sitting at the beach. It is worth a try.
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I know nothing about these guys, but thanks to BA extreme beer box, I got to try this beer. Nine times out of ten, experimental, gimmick beers like this are a complete flop. Not this one.

The beer pours a hazy, opaque bright yellow color with good head retention and considerable lacing (if that's what you want to call the slime adhering to my glass). The nose is attractive, showcasing considerable pineapple, coconut, brown sugar and light cinnamon. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but with some light sour in the finish. The beer comes off as fairly sweet, with a huge soft mouthfeel of pineapple, banana and coconut. The finish just goes on and on and on in this beer. Alcohol is undetectable, but that's no real surprise, given the 4% abv.

This is a fascinating beer, and really treads the line between beer and a beer based alcoholic beverage (like a beer cooler). Regardless, whatever you want to call it, this a delicious, easy to appreciate beverage from southern grist.
May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can from the 2022 Extreme Beer Box, in an oversized snifter glass.

Looks like a melted sno-cone, banana colored, thick and slushy. No head, slush and lots of sticky goo.

Aromas of sweet pineapple, coconut, banana, and sour citrus.

Sweet pineapple, toasted coconut, sour citrus flavors. White grape juice. Banana flavor finish.

More tart than sour due to its sweet side. Smoothie like, thick and creamy. Slushy and lasting feel.

At 4% abv it’s quite extreme. So much that I question whether it qualifies as a “beer”. No matter, it’s good on its own.
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours an opaque murky thick sludgy milky pale banana yellow (not peel but actual banana) in color with light amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass along with light to moderate pale yellow + lemon yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet banana + coconut + pineapple over the top of very light aromas of slightly sour wheat malts with a moderate amount of sugary sweetness and a light amount of tart lemon citrus lacto.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of slightly sour wheat malts with a moderate amount of sugary sweetness and a light amount of tart lemon citrus lacto. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of slightly tart and very sweet tropical/pineapple + coconut + banana. Sweet tropical flavors linger well through the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with minimal amounts of carbonation. Thick and chewy, not dissimilar to a smoothie.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing on a fairly warm spring evening with well hidden alcohol and a thick chewy smoothie mouthfeel. Enjoyable with lots of tropical fruit flavors and aromas that evokes a feeling of being at a tropical beach. Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.
Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by smi69 from New York

Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by pulse from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
#3, chosen by RNG and poured into a tulip.

L: Poured bubbly and thick with not too much of a white head. To me, it looks like a slushy cocktail. Like the kind of margaritas you get from the machine at a hole in the wall Mexican joint. The melty, slushie quality is there. Except it's neon yellow like Big Bird's toxic waste.

S: It smells like a colada. A mix of banana, pineapple, and coconut, accurate to description.

T: The pineapple is predominant with plenty of coconut. The banana is more subdued... but, of course, it's hard to expect banana to have much presence over the tart pineapple. Relatively sweet at first, but maybe a tall can is too much for one person. Still, it's tasty.

F: Quite smooth and creamy. Tart, full, and lingering.

Yeah, it's a cocktail. If you like fruity cocktails, you will probably enjoy this. If you dislike beer, you might like this. Just imagine a warm beach.
Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Stinkybean from Arizona

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Extreme Beer selection and one of the best in the box. You could pour this on ice and swear you were drinking a pina colada, from the thick and creamy pour, to the heavy smell of pineapple and banana, to the sweet, sweet taste of a beach party drink. Not something we'd drink every day but Great Notion nailed the novelty quite well. If you're looking for a beer this might not be for you as there's little to no beer resemblance.
Mar 27, 2022
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Rated by HaskettFambam

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
i would give this a 5 and mouth sores
Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Part of the Awesome ‘Extreme Beer Box’ - yeah, this is blurring the lines right here.,. maybe the best surprise of the set. And - is this really a Beer?!? There’s a new run of ‘beers’ trying to be ‘cocktails’, and this flavor bomb is certainly on point!
My wife added a 2 ounce horn of Flor de Caña rum from her native Nicaragua. I slid in a cocktail umbrella for her - and she sipped with glee as I squeezedp every last drop from the can into my snifter. After the initial geekery tastery, we manipulated the beer into its Secret Identity - Super Colada.
Really really nice effort.
Mar 13, 2022
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Rated by thegreatbratzkie from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So very thick! Not a style that I enjoy but for sure one of the very best smoothie style sours I’ve ever had!
Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours thick like a smoothie, including a froth that settles on tap. Smells like fresh banana and coconut, which does translate to the taste. Flavors are tart, fruity, and a bit of rum-like sugar. Consistency is alot like a rum smoothie. This is not a beer I'd have with any regularity, but it hit the mark for the concept, and my wife (not a beer drinker) loved it.
Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Don't listen to me on this one. As the can and others have said, it tastes like a banana colada, which is something I don't drink (banana is my kryptonite)
Pours thick yellow with only some semblance of a very thing white head. Aroma is banana and mild vanilla, smells good. Taste is flat out banana colada: banana, sweet and cream. Feel is creamy with a fairly sharp bite at the end of each sip. Not sure where that sharpness is coming from, probably the pineapple. Overall, it's a banana colada, if you like that, you'll like this.
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a dense, cloudy yellow body with minimal head and decent lace. Straight up banana and slight coconut aroma. Smooth, very smooth, thicker body, has a banana and coconut sweetness and reminded me of a fruity mixed drink.
Mar 01, 2022
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Rated by Jamesashass from Montana

4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
So thick! The pineapple & coconut come thru real nice
Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by jlrutledge

4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It's more like a frozen rum drink than a beer. As a frozen drink, it's the best I've ever had. A very nice blend of favors with nothing too strong. A smooth creamy banana blend with a good smell. The only drawback was the look, it looks like a melted frozen drink.
Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Feb 25, 2022
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Rated by phthisis37 from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Delicious for what it is. I didn't think banana colada would be a flavor I would enjoy but this was a treat.
Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The brew pour is a cloudy, thick pale yellow with a milky-looking froth atop.
The aroma is pineapple-coconut-banana, sweet and pleasant.
The flavor is as titled; this really does taste like a pina-banana colada.
The mouthfeel is smooth.
I am surprised by how drinkable this is.
Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by NextJen from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Violentvixen from Oregon

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by avoyles4803

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tried as part of the Extreme Beer Box and was not thinking I would like this one, and it turned out to be one of my favorites from the box. I think it nails the banana-colada vibe in smell, taste, and texture. Has authentic taste too - no fake banana and no sunblock coconut! I don't know that I get "melted sno-cone" as much as "melted ice cream" or just "thick smoothie," but it's really good. I think it was unique and offered something really different.
Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Edbene1 from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by Isay_Isay from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Can from Extreme Beer Box 2022. Tastes much better than it looks after pouring. Sweet and tart just like you would expect
Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Punkey from California

4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It says "Banana Colada Melted Sno Cone" on the label, and by god that's exactly what they provided. There's even a bit of malty flavor at the *very* end of the finish to remind you that yes, this is somehow still a beer.
Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by Jrc3isme

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer was delicious! Sours are not my thing, but this one was really good. A little cloudy but man this beer had so much flavor.
Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by dcat151 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Wow this is thick. It looks like melted ice cream in the glass. A good amount of banana on the nose. Taste is banana and coconut almost like a banana daiquiri. For being as thick as it is, it is surprisingly drinkable. Definitely a unique and good beer.
Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rated on Feb 21st, canned Dec 22, just 2 months past. Don't even try to drink this one right out of the can!

Pours very, very, thick. Smoothie texture, we are tempted to break out the straws. You may want stir it up a little bit as you drink.

Indistinct aroma. Banana, coconut and pineapple come right out in the first sip. Pleasant, refreshing in its own way. Carbonation brings up a foamy top layer as you sip it. Excellent mouthfeel, goes down well. No off flavors.
Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by ScotMarechaux from New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one surprised me. I would pick up a four pack for summer time kayak happy hour on our lake. A fun brew.
Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by anim8d from Idaho

4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Extreme Beerfest beer. This one was extreme! The instructions on the can said "gently roll" before serving. Congrats, you totally delivered on the name. Deliciously odd!
Feb 21, 2022
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Rated by ditmyer from Virginia

1.46/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
If you like Pina colada, then this is for you.
Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Auboo

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stealth862 from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by ddpicha from Texas

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Banana Colada Melted Sno Cone from Southern Grist Brewing. 16 oz can part of the BeerAdvocate 2022 Extreme Beer Box from Halftime, Poughkeepsie, NY. $132.49 (Including tax and shipping), $0.720/oz. Stored at 40 degrees after purchase. Reviewed 21/2/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on bottom rim “CANNED ON 12/23/21”. Served at 44.7 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 54.3 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), opaque.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), opaque. When rear-lite, still opaque.
Head – None. After the pour is complete, a layer of medium size bubbles forms from the gases that force their way to the surface.
Lacing – None. In place of lacing, the inside of the glass is coated with a whitish film of varying thickness with lumps of odd sizes and shapes.
Aroma – 3.25 – Weak banana followed by slight coconut and a bit of rum. No hops, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly sweet, with weak banana, coconut, and rum. No hops, no malt, no yeast. Ethanol (4 % ABV, as marked on container) is well hidden. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends slightly sour.
Palate – 4.25 – Full, creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Nice tropical mixed fruit drink, need an umbrella. Extreme, yes. Beer, no.
Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Viaduck from California

Feb 20, 2022
Banana Colada Melted Sno Cone from Southern Grist Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 87 ratings