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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,638
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 404 | FT: 3
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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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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.

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4.32/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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.


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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.02/5  rDev -14%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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2.89/5  rDev -17.7%
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?

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,638 ratings.