Banana Bread Beer
Eagle Brewery

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Eagle Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #303
Ranked #28,780
3.54 | pDev: 18.36%
Sunday at 09:23 PM
Aug 15, 2002
Banana Bread BeerBanana Bread Beer
Notes: Long ago, ale was known as 'liquid bread'. We've used our long history of creating the finest malt blends & added fair-trade bananas to awaken the senses with a seriously fruity, rich, yet surprisingly versatile banana bread beer.

An inspired brew made with our own natural mineral water & fairtrade bananas. Tempting Banoffee aromas & flavors are balanced by the silky richness of a masterful malt blend & the peppery spice of the freshest, ripest hops.
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Photo of woodchipper
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from an 8oz can stamped "BBE 29/05/22" to a tulip at fridge temp.
Pour and elegant dark gold body with a nice white head. Lacing is pretty good throughout the session.
Aroma is of banana liqueur and vanilla.
Taste is very similar to those bananarama candies. There is a hint of real banana, but the overpowering affect is artificial.
Body is appropriate.
Overall, too much artificial taste to make this enjoyable. A niche market of people for sure.

Sunday at 09:23 PM
Photo of Banana_Man
2.44/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Banana_Man

As soon as I saw this beer on the Wegman's shelf, I believed the heavens had smiled upon me. Immediately, my mind was filled with dreams of the potential contained in this beer's flavor. The following month was a blur as I patiently waited for the perfect moment to peel the cap and enjoy an incredible lager. But lo, this was to be my greatest disappointment, far greater than old yeast. This beer, this accursed beer, is not flavored in the vein of banana bread. Instead, it follows the flavor of bananas. Beware your buds; the toasted, spiced experience of a cold winter day will not be found in this mockery of alcoholic mediums. Dare I say it, the yellow-bellied brewers in this company could not tame the nostalgic dreams of banana breads past. That said, if you like bananas and lagers, you'll have a good time.

Jan 01, 2022
4.16 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland on Dec 24, 2021
3.65 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Nov 21, 2021
Photo of robed
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by robed from California

Quite a bit of artificial flavouring in this beer. Too much for me, to be quite honest. Better options out there, a bit disappointed here

Nov 20, 2021
3.56 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Nov 06, 2021
4 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Nov 05, 2021
3.61 by epterina from Florida on Oct 31, 2021
Photo of Valamor
4.69/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Valamor

Definitely smells and tastes like banana and very light and easy to drink, not too sweet and had a surprising amount of head and carbonation. Pleasantly enjoyed this beer and I look forward to buying it again

Oct 29, 2021
3.71 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 14, 2021
2.45 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Oct 06, 2021
Photo of InspectorHound
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

Look: Pours a clear, bright copper colour with a one finger yellowed white head. The head has great retention, after 5 minutes its still a good 1/4 finger with substancial lacing clinging around the glass.

Smell: Strongly of candy (artificial) banana flavouring, with a bit of malt. If you have ever smelled marshmallow banana candies, that is what to expect here.

Taste: Pretty watery, with the artificial marshmallow banana flavour coming through into the middle of the sip.

Feel: Light and pretty heavily carbonated.

I figured this beer woiuld be pretty gimmicky. Less like a nice slice of banana bread and more like banana marshmallow candy, or banana syrup mixed with seltzer water. This might have been beter served to play up the toasty malty attributes of banana bread, rather than the candied sweetness. This earns a B-

Sep 27, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by KayleighRambeau42

Hey, do you remember that banana medicine you had as a kid ? Cause I do (and I freakin loved it) but I can’t lie that this is what the beer tastes like… it’s great for me cause I enjoy that flavour but the banana medicine is also something I haven’t heard fond feelings about… but an interesting beer that I enjoyed!

Aug 12, 2021
3.74 by QuintusHorace from California on Aug 01, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario 500ml at 5.2%.
poured into glass dark reddish color slow carbonation with a 1finger head.
smell is like fresh bananas almost.
light to medium bitterness with some spice
smooth and creamy banana taste and malts .
overall a little different with the banana bread and lager beer
it was

Jul 27, 2021
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2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by misteil from Ireland

beer no.600, had this the other night. my tradition now for each century is to have a bad beer for fun i suppose, now i’m not sure this qualifies as an objectively bad beer like some of the others i’ve had, but man this is unpleasant, the banana flavour is more akin to banana liqueur than the fruit itself. i’m reasonably fond of banana flavour in beer, love a good hefe, but this doesn’t cut it, far too sweet, banana flavour is totally overwhelming, the nutty and spicy flavours subdued, not good.

Jul 25, 2021
3.97 by Rhetion from Florida on Jul 03, 2021
3.6 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 06, 2021
4.85 by Daneve76 from Australia on May 26, 2021
3.82 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on May 01, 2021
Photo of trance0
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by trance0

Smells like banana bread, tastes more like an American lager with hints of banana. I enjoyed it for what it is, but this isn't a session beer and I'd likely only buy it on sale for special occasions.

Apr 24, 2021
3.61 by cauchysequence from Maryland on Apr 23, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml clear bottle, as Wells Banana Bread Beer, bought at Systembolaget, Sweden. ABV is 5.2%. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Fairly strong artificial banana aroma, not very pleasant, kind of sickly actually. The flavour is somewhat better than the aroma, notes of artificial "banana" candy throughout, but the sweetness is not overpowering, and there are notes of malts, toffee and hops too. The finish is reasonably hoppy. Would I drink it again, if for free, in order not to insult the host? Yes I would. Will I (ever again) pay good money for it myself? No way!

Apr 18, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Elemental19xx from Illinois

This is certainly banana bread flavored, and pretty realistic banana flavor and smell. That being said this beer is just not that good in my opinion. They achieved the flavor they were going for, but banana is just not a great pairing with beer. Fun to try not that great to drink.

Apr 18, 2021
3.51 by arini10 from Oregon on Apr 10, 2021
4.5 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Feb 26, 2021
Photo of Teika_Takahashi
2.11/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25
by Teika_Takahashi from California

no banana flavor me angy

Feb 20, 2021
Photo of Buckwinter
3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Buckwinter from Massachusetts

Appearance: Pours a clear copper tone with a three-finger head. Good lacing!

Smell: Definitely smells like banana bread! With some hops scent creeping in.

Taste: Banana is there. It comes and goes between the hops. Disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than average carbonation. Average mouthfeel.

Overall: I guess I had my hopes set too high. There just wasn’t enough the banana flavor present to make it worth coming back to.

Feb 13, 2021
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2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by rlsmith1994 from Illinois

Based on the description, I expected a more flavorful beer. The dominant taste, though, is basic American lager. I could only taste the banana and fruits as an aftertaste and even that was very slight. Definitely not bad, just not very complex or flavorful, to me at least.

Feb 13, 2021
3.25 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 01, 2021
Photo of Winbed
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Winbed from Indiana

Aftertaste of bananas. Very smooth

Jan 29, 2021
Photo of Danzifer
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Danzifer from Ohio

You either love it or you hate it.

Jan 19, 2021
Photo of FBarber
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a crystal clear orange color. Quite effervescent feeding a thin sudsy off-white head. That head forms and then dissipates until just a half moon of foam remains on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of banana, not really banana bread, more like notes of fresh banana. It reminds me of a banana forward hefeweizen.

Taste has notes of banana, banana bread, spiced bread, clove, with some earthy hops notes on the back end. a touch of sweetness. Its kind of a weird English pale ale - hefeweizen mash up.

Feel is light to moderately bodied. Smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall its an interesting beer. I did not personally enjoy it, but can see how some people would like it.

Jan 07, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by BigIronH from Michigan

This one is unique. I've never had a banana bread beer before and this one in particular comes from overseas. The first smell was all wheat notes of a typical ale. One drink yielded that roasted bread flavor with undertone of artificial banana almost like banana Runts, going back for the second smell the banana came through. I really enjoy this one for the novelty of it and its a good change of pace, but I probably won't buy it again especially at 5$ a pint.

Jan 01, 2021
3.56 by heysuz from Indiana on Dec 19, 2020
3.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Dec 19, 2020
Photo of Nass
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The pour is copper colored very little to no head. The taste is rich banana bread & not in a artificial way, malt, & caramel. Cheers! B

Dec 03, 2020
3.82 by Anacross from Oregon on Nov 21, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Better than I expected but not a beer I would buy again.
It has that banana beer bread taste, not sweet or overpowering.
It's just a tad odd.

Nov 15, 2020
4.15 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB) on Oct 25, 2020
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