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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 399 | 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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Photo of cps98
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got 2 bottle of this one to try a banana bread recipe and one to drink. In conclusion it should be used for banana bread.

A - Light yellow in color, <1 finger white head that dissipates very quickly.

S - 99% banana, some very light malty hints.

T - Lots of banana but not overwhelming. Again very light hints of malty sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - Worked extremely well in the recipe I had!

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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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%

Photo of rjplumer
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had seen this around for awhile and finally broke down and bought a bottle. Pours a clean amber with a yellow tinge around the edges. The head doesn’t last long and is soon just a thin film on top. Obviously there is a aroma of banana and mild spices like nutmeg. It starts off with a mild bitterness but soon mellows out to a fine drinkable brew. Going to try this with a beer bread mix sometime.

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An average pour delivered a finger of almost white head. The body is a yellow-orange color. A couple minutes and the head has dissolved to a frothy ring. A little bit of lacing noted throughout consumption.

Banana bread. Wow. I smell strong banana taffy style banana odors, lightly roasted nuts and light bready malt. It all comes together to smell like a delicious home made banana bread.

The front end tastes strongly of bananas with a hint of roasted nuts. It comes together again in the middle to taste like banana bread and ends on a slightly bitter bready note with clove to see it through.

Medium bodied, this beer travels well over the tongue, leaving nothing behind. It has a dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CheckMate
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml brown bottle bought at Market Basket in Somersworth, NH. Pours a clear medium amber color with about a half inch of off white bubbly head that dissipated within a couple minutes. Bananas and walnut immediately hit the nose with some bread, cinnamon and clove playing in the background. The scent of the bananas are the most powerful smell in the beer. The scents immediately remind me of banana nut bread. Bready malts with subtle hints of banana, walnut, and clove immediately hits the tongue. The cloves leave a spicy after taste and the bananas leave an after taste that lasts For a beer that smells overwhelmingly of bananas, the taste of the bananas are so subtle I would dare say it made me feel underwhelmed. The drink is medium bodied with light carbonation.

IMO, the beer was ok. I didn't become as excited about it after drinking it as I did when I bought it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I feel like it should have tasted a lot more like a toasty banana nut bread than a watered down version. I don't think I will get this beer again on my own, but if I was offered it I don't think I would turn it down.


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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a crystal clear extremelely light amber golden color with ample carbonation bubbles and a finger of frothy white head that dissipates rapidly, leaves spotty lacing
S: smells precisely like banana bread, pure and simple
T: tastes exactly like liquid banana bread with a slight nutty aftertaste
M: medium carbonation, drinks slightly thick, leaves a bit of an odd tart or even off feeling on the palate
O: it is what it says it is, spot on for the flavor but average the rest of the way

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of anakar
4.89/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe because it's the first time I've tried anything like it, this beer felt fresh and refreshing (which are two different things)
The banana flavor was superb, both felt and unintruding to the beer. Superb

App - It poured a clear golden-brown color, kinda like a brown ale, but very clear. Practically no head, but what was there left some nice lacing

Smell - 5, and an easy 5. The fresh smell of banana and beer makes you wanna chug the thing down in a gulp and ask for seconds. Clear and clean, fresh bread smell behind the fruit

Taste - Keeping with the smell, you feel the banana immedietly, but the taste of fresh bread and solid english brown ale comes with it. Great initial, main and aftertaste to this one

Feel - Smooth, not a lot of carb. Again this one keeps with the traditional English Brown. You can have quite a few and not feel heavy.

Overall - If you see this in the supermarket, don't buy just one to sample, buy at least 2 because you're gonna want another.

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,635 ratings.