Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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2,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,752
Reviews: 887
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 87
Gots: 524 | FT: 1
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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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Ratings: 2,752 | Reviews: 887
Photo of Urk1127
1.76/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pint poured into glass. Brown body very slight head if even. Smell is like those laffy taffy banana candies. Taste is sharp carbonation. Sickly sweet artificial tasting banana although the bottle states they use actual bananas. Not saying it is artificial but it's just a taste to me. Then toffee and some dryness but very little. Slight roastyness but not much. Happy to have tried it but will not buy again. But glad to have tried it.

Photo of hardysf
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pretty sure the brewery hit what it was shooting for. Wife loves it. Strong smell of banana upon popping the bottle top. Nice head, extremely clear.

Taste was immediately of banana, and aftertaste was bicuity. Pretty spot on for a bready beer with banana flavor. Not my cup of tea though. Again, wife loved it.

Photo of GMan310
4.98/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

just love it. i love bananas already so yeah haha

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly good. Definitely worse beers...

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My wife loves this beer... Can't buy a 6 pack without bringing her home one of these bad boys

Photo of PunchBroadbent
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, I'd drink it any time.

Photo of ConnorDavis
4.63/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed the banana flavor of this, was good even after warming on the beach for a bit (forgot a cooler, oops)

Photo of Zunkery
4.31/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i could taste the hint of banana and it was gooooood

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good looking beer, smells like banana (with notes of skunk). Tastes like banana bread but it also tastes like beer which is nice. Not my favourite, I wouldn´t even buy it again, but It´s a very interesting experience.

Photo of Lj113
4.87/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this. Tastes just like banana bread

Photo of kelsee
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smell, very smooth, pleasantly surprised!

Photo of gopens44
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I think that the most important aspect of note with this beer is that even though it's billed as a "banana bread" beer and flavored with bananas, it comes across very similar to a Belgian pale ale. The banana comes across pretty much identically to Belgian yeast. Not as hoppy as a BPA, but otherwise very similar in balance. My only knock on this is the incredible thinness.

Photo of Myotus
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours with a large, white head. Has a very clean amber color. Has an actual banana bread aroma mixed with a hoppy aroma. Initial taste is of banana bread immediately followed by hops and a hint of alcohol. Well done, Wells. Well done.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium amber color with short lived head and lace. Deep aroma of ripened banana with a backbone of biscuity richness. The banana isn't overbearing in the taste, but blends well with the slight malty base. Mouthfeel is bubbly with a buttery texture. Overall its a pretty balanced brew, although I'd like to see what this one would be like on nitro.

Photo of Petty61
4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I would like to try this with banana pudding!

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells just like banana bread, very tasty.

Photo of SGerry
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm usually skeptical of most fruit beers, and I'm not a big fan of bananas, but this is pretty good. I thought it tasted more like oatmeal with bananas, but nevertheless it lives up to the name.

Photo of chaseparker9
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I've ever had. If you're into something different and refreshing, this is it. You take your first sip and its beer but the after taste is absolute banana bread goodness.

Photo of waterbuffalo
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very surprising, great beer. I would buy again

Photo of supervike
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a gorgeous rich amber color when poured. The smell is almost non existent with just a faint odor of sweetness. The taste is rich and flavorful, light carbonation, and just a hint of banana bread. Smooth finish, without the cloying sweetness I've seen in other 'fruit' type beers. I have to say, I'm rather surprised by this beer, I wasn't expecting much. It's delicious and satisfying.

Photo of Olegophren
4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strange to see such experiments from british brewery, but this one is nice

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a poor head.

Faint sweet aroma of banana, toasty bread with some toffee.

Taste of grains with faint subtle sweet taste of banana, caramel, with a hint of citrus.

A little light with good carbonation. Short mouthfeel with a more bitter alcohol finish. Aftertaste of banana bread.

Overall, the aroma and taste is great, but it's a very light beer. Missing some body and a little freshness.

Photo of Rumi
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells a lot like a banana. Dessert beer

Photo of Josephhitson
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ehh it's alright. I mean I've had better but then again for what this beer is its pretty good.

Photo of TeachPSU
4.81/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, very good beer. Must have.

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,752 ratings.