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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 62
Gots: 231 | 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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Photo of ckollias
4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden-amber hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down all the way down the glass.

S: Crisp clean banana aroma.

T: Smooth slightly sweet and bitter flavor with a toffee and banana overtones. Has a dry tangy finish with decent hop flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This brew pleasantly surprised me. You hear bananas and cringe a little – but this was really good. Nice balance with the banana and the hops.

ckollias, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of StayCeeJay
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

StayCeeJay, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +14.6%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of andyschaps
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

andyschaps, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of h0gg
4/5  rDev +14.6%

h0gg, Dec 31, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

bacher468, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of gcotts
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

gcotts, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of murph3irish
5/5  rDev +43.3%

murph3irish, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber with a big puffy head.

Smells of clean of banana and a hint of yeasty malt.

A crisp taste of banana and a touch of earthy hops are balanced from start to middle. The bananas aren't overpowering, the end of the taste has some earthy aftertaste I can't place.

Feels a little carbonated and fizzy, but light and refreshing.

Overall, an interesting beer, a little light for my tastes, wish it had a little more substance, but it delivers what it claims to be, banana.


Drinkerofales, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of ChugginOil
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours brownish amber with just a small amount of cream colored head, dissipating quickly.

The nose has a lot of banana notes resembling a runt candy. Candy and sweet smelling.

The taste resembles banana bread pretty nicely. Sweet and quite rich. That runt taste is a bit much but still tasty.

The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I wanted it to be with those rich flavors.

Overall, tastes like banana bread but is pretty intensely flavored. The mouthfeel could use some work too.

ChugginOil, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of NardiByNature
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this bad boy in my stocking this year. Oh, mom.

Poured into a pint glass for desert. Dark amber, clear, not much of a head, not much lacing. Bonus points for a cool bottle though.

Well, it smells pleasant. Like banana flavored runts and a little beer.

Totally tastes like banana - banana candy. No surprises here.

Leaves a little bit of sugary aftertaste that I wouldn't describe as desirable.

Overall I'm glad I drank this. It's a novelty beer that's worth a sip or two, maybe not a full pint.

NardiByNature, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Elfastball7
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Elfastball7, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Derek68038
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Derek68038, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a light orange/copper color with an inch thick head that lasts for a couple minutes.. Has thick, creamy looking lacing.

Smell - Exactly like banana bread.. smells delicious. That's all I really can smell.

Taste - Strong flavor of coriander and banana bread. Sweet with ginger, nutmeg, clove, and has a little bit of an alcohol bite at the end. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste..

Mouthfeel - Has a thick body with mild carbonation.

Overall - Definitely something different.. I'm glad I tried this. It doesn't taste like the smell but it's still good.

jsisko01, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Murrhey
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured in a Pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width head. Minute long retention of white head. Amber color.

S- Banana for days. Very strong flavor. Malty and sugary as well. Quite a smell.

T- Banana bread...obviously. Very well done at what it was trying to accomplish. Acrid taste finish. Weird sourness that isn't ideal.

M- Medium-thick bodied. Well carbonated and lingering feel.

O- Great novelty beer, not great in substance. My girlfriend liked it though...so win?

Murrhey, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

fiedler84, Dec 22, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

AndAShotAJameson, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Madvillan, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

ATADakaCHAD, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Beertracker, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.