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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 70
Gots: 349 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002

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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well's Banana Bread Beer @ 5.2% , a 500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass
A-pours a clear dark gold with a fine smallish off white head , leaving some lacing along the pint glass
S-banana bread
T-very rich tasting ripe banana bread , some spice leads to a crisp dry finish
MF-pleasant , a bit sweet , medium body with lots of carbonation
Ov-a definate summer beer , not a favourite , but I'm glad I got to try it

cheers LampertLand

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3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: little to no head formed. Body was clear and amber in colour.

Aroma: Hops where light, got a lot of bread / biscuit and caramel on the nose. And of course, lots of banana.

Taste: mouthfeel was medium with slick texture. Got low to med bread / buiscuit and a little to med banana. Carbonation was average with a nice long dry finish.

Overall: I was very pleased with this beer. It has a long lasting flavour profile and the hops balanced the malt even though you get lots of banana. This is something that you can have from time to time and enjoy. May actually go well with breakfast.

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3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with minimal retention and some very light lacing. Aroma of banana notes is quite strong with light sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by banana flavours with some sweet notes. Body is a bit light with medium carbonation. Interesting at first but the aroma gets to be a bit too much after a while.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review, so here it goes:

L: light, copper color with a slight head that went down quick. Clear, with carbonation
S: Bananas, with a hint of breadiness and spices
F: Light carbonation, very smooth
T: Banana bread, pure and simple. Very little spice, but just malty enough to show through the banana. Little to no bitterness.
O: very nice. Definately one to drink again...but I like bananas.

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3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 1-finger bubbly white head that fades pretty quickly. Not much lacing. Clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S – Definitely fresh bananas and grainy, bready malt. The bananas are fresh, too, not artificial or yeasty byproduct aromas. They nailed the banana bread.

T – Starts off sweet with fresh bananas and bready malts. Then, it transitions into this metallic and bitter, almost astringent, taste. The bitterness may come from the hops, but I can’t really pick out any other hop notes except for maybe some spice. Nevertheless, this bitterness clashes with the banana taste pretty harshly.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a creamy but metallic mouthfeel, and a strange bitter and metallic finish. This bitter taste lingers for a little while.

O – This is a really nice beer until that bitter and metallic taste comes into play. They certainly got the banana bread part right in the aroma and at the start of the flavor, so they definitely get points for that. The overall drinkability and enjoyability of the beer suffers due to the odd finish. All in all, this is an average fruit beer that was nice to try, but I probably won’t be looking for it again.

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.