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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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79
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2,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 143 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002)
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malty

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle with a best before stamp of 12-04-13. Makes me wonder when this was actually brewed.

Pours a brilliantly clear copper color with a tight-knit cream colored head that settles to around an inch. Moderate uprising carbonation that is a little surprising, being brewed in the UK. Nice dripping lace splotched about.

Almost smells of a dunkleweissen, which makes sense due to the banana. But yes, I see the next label reads, '...peppery spice'. Maybe that's where my brain is telling me 'cloves'. The label also says it's brewed with mineral water. Now, if this is actually from the source of just chemically treated to mimic, I just can't prove. But I swear I do smell l that minerally wet stone note in there too. Man, I'm surely buying-in to the marketing, huh?

I have to admit, I was expecting an overly sweet, contrived banana blitzkreig. But what I'm tasting is a beautifully balanced natural banana flavor mingling with an authentic English yeast foundation, propped against some dry hops and faint spice. *Just* like the next label states. Seriously.

Contrary to the visible uprising carbonation I observed upon initial pour, the feel is very British (low carbonation, but still lively). Light bodied with a chalky dry finish. Banana sticks around for a while, which is nice.

Overall a beer I was expecting to drink and soon forget, but I will remember this beer as being very subtle but still pronounced. Natural flavors win - no gimmicks here. I couldn't enjoy more than a bottle every now and then though. A beer begging to be paired with possibly a flourless chocolate cake or bananas foster?

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 00:24:55 | More by malty
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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.