The Mighty Banana

The Mighty Banana, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

The time has come to test thy courage...This big, malt-forward golden strong ale beams bright in color like the sacred triforce artifact and is full of banana and clove esters fromthe Belgian yeast. The timeless style of a golden strong ale is blended with a new age feel with the addition of rum soaked bananas, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla, and banana puree to give a banana foster flavor! We’ve been waiting for you, Hero of Beer!

Profile

ABV: 
9.0%
Served at: 
55 - 60º F
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The Mighty Banana by Pontoon Brewing is a fruited and spiced Belgian Golden Strong Ale and is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (category 30A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Spice, herb or vegetable beers should have a harmonious balance between the spices, herbs or vegetables with the base beer style. Belgian golden strong ales are noted for their deceptive strength, light color and simple malt profile as well as prominent yeast-derived citrusy esters and peppery phenolics with an occasional complement from hops. The Mighty Banana was brewed with bananas, cinnamon and vanilla.

The Mighty Banana pours golden in color with good clarity and a small, off-white, quickly fading head. The aroma is moderate banana and lighter cinnamon and pepper-like phenolics over a background of bready malt. The flavor is of moderate bready malt along with an even level of cinnamon, peppery phenolics and vanilla. There is a moderate warmth in the finish from the alcohol content (9% ABV) and cinnamon.

The Mighty Banana is a very interesting spiced beer. The Belgian golden strong ale base style is fairly neutral and well brewed. The spices and fruit are not too subtle or too strong. If there is any flaw with the beer, it is that the spices and fruit flavors are a little muddled. Don’t let the fruit and spices scare you away from this very good beer, however.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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