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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,657
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 82
Gots: 434 | 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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Ratings: 2,657 | Reviews: 857
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3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Brown, same color as banana bread. Clear, not hazy, decent head retention.

S- Strong banana smell, with a bit of hops and spices

T- Strongly banana flavored at first, followed by a mild hoppiness. Not as much of a spice flavor as I was hoping.

M- A very nice mouthfeel. Full and well carbonated.

O- A good beer, one worth trying, but I don't know if I'll get it again.

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Derek
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, copper-amber with an off-white head, ring of retention leaves a bit of lace.

Definitely some banana in the aroma... it seems real, and somewhat over-ripe. Light breadyness; bit of caramel.

Some underlying banana bread in the flavour, but it's very british (earthy & buttery). Light caramel sweetness, modest bitterness.

Moderate body has a hint of residual sweetness.

Overall it's interesting, but I'd certainly prefer a German Wheat.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a moderate amber/dark copper color with a quarter of an inch of dense, foamy, white head that has great retention. The nose is faint; mild clove spice and even fainter banana. The flavor is mild, sweet up front with a little caramel, followed by some mild banana and spice. The mouthfeel is a little thin but the carbonation is just right.

Overall, this is a good beer. The banana is rich and impacts the flavors in a positive way. The body and flavor could be better, but considering there aren't many beers with this flavor profile out there I really enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Golden color with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly.

S -The smell is dead-on banana bread with a light yeasty scent.

T - Some on this site have panned this brew, but really, what do you expect? It's kind of a novelty, a unique brew in a class of itself. The beer taste itself is fairly pedestrian, but the banana flavor is as advertised. A fun beer to drink once or twice, but not a session beer by any account.

M - Mouthful is moderate to light carbonation, with the aftertaste also moderate to light.

O - Overall the virtue in this beer is its unique quality, its "banananess" and it delivers in that sense. It was fun to drink, but not a brew for the ages.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
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