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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,637
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 402 | 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

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002

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look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 1.1pt bottle into tulip.

A: Light copper, very small but fine head, almost no lacing.

S: Grainy malts, citrus, light banana.

T: Banana is strong with this one, not that different from a Hefeweizen in that regard. Alchohol is a bit pronounced and hops pretty bitter.

M: Thin, with too strong medium carbonation. Not terribly pleasant on the mouthfeel.

Overall I like the banana flavor but the beer is just a bit too hard for the soft banana.

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2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On Tap at Blue Dog.

Wells Banana Bread Beer is a light looking lagerish beer with a hazed yellow color to it and a short lived burst of white bubbles on top, no stick. Smell is what is advertised, banana and a whole lot of it. Some cereal scent after all the hoopla, small amount of grain. Taste is less artificial than expected, i was expecting this to be a sweet sugar bomb, while it's more of a lightly sweet banana infused pale ale without the hops, if that makes sense. Feel is very light with a low amount of bubbled activity, kinda dead on the mouth. I drank it and that's that, not something I would go for again. A bottle of this would be ideal to split with a group of 5 people or so, with a banana infused dessert, or just simply dump the bottle into your next banana inspired dish.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A clear orange colored beer; not much of a head. What’s there falls fast; minimal lacing remains.

Aroma is all sweet bananas and toasty malt. Not bad, vaguely artificial however.

Taste follows the nose; simple sweet banana flavor with light maltiness, again the slightly fake fruit taste. More like extract than fresh bananas.

Medium-thin body, medium carbonation. Slight creaminess but overall a bit lacking in the mouthfeel department.

I wanted to like this beer; I certainly like bananas. It just wound up as a disappointment to me. Flavor is so-so at best and lacks that comforting hominess one associates with banana bread. Mouthfeel seems off and the whole thing just doesn’t gel all that nicely.

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1pt poured into pint glass

Appearance: orange hue with mild lacing

Smell: creamy sweet banana

Taste: just like it smelled, hardly any alcohol or bitter taste

Mouthfeel: light bodied

Overall: An interesting beer to try, would go good with bread or dessert

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,637 ratings.