1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

Not Rated.
Wells Banana Bread BeerWells Banana Bread Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,533 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,533
Reviews: 813
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 64
Gots: 302 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002)
View: Beers (42) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,533 | Reviews: 813 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of videofrog
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of adiamant1989
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Faina
3/5  rDev -14%

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.

Photo of StayCeeJay
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of andyschaps
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of h0gg
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Jamstone714
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gcotts
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of murph3irish
5/5  rDev +43.3%

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.


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.

Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

Photo of Elfastball7
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Derek68038
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

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?

Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of AndAShotAJameson
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Madvillan
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of ATADakaCHAD
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,533 ratings.