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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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2,589 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,589
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 70
Gots: 348 | FT: 2
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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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5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I went out to the beer store to try out something new that I had never tried before. I didn't know what to expect when I bought this beer, but I was surprised at how great it tasted. If you ever want to try something different that is enjoyable, give this beer a chance!!!

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.97/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

F***ING BANANA BREAD!!! THIS S*** IS BANANAS!!! B.A.N.A.N.A.S. Great specialty beer. While not my kind of beer I would certainly consider buting again if in the mood for some liquid dessert! Just goes to show that sweet done right can still please a hophead.

Photo of DanielEubank
4.97/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I simply love this beer, its like drinking dessert

Photo of wac9
4.94/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

its banana bred beer in a glass nothing more either you like it or hate i think its perfect taste just like a banana bread i giggle its so good if you like banna bread drink tis beer nothing more to say they capture wht they were going for nothing needs to be said enjoy the berr yes or no i love it so enjoy

Photo of tj4288
4.92/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from a bottle into a weizen glass

i had very low expectations for this beer but i was plesantly surprised. i have tried other "fruit" beers before and this one is in a league of its own. as the name states... this beer does not just smell like banana, but it smells EXACTLY like banana BREAD. the banana taste was not overpowering. beautiful color and good appearance (head disapated quickly). i could drink a bunch of these and i will definatly buy this beer again!!!

Photo of anakar
4.89/5  rDev +39.7%
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.

Photo of davednyc
4.85/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't really go in for fruit-flavored beers, but I had wanted to try this one for a while. Even if the label had merely said "Beer", without the eye-catching "Banana Bread" I would enjoy and recomend this one. The fruit flavors are far from overwhelming, to the point that if somebody were looking for a sweet beer they may be disappointed.

Pours from the bottle into a glass with a deep copper color, with little head. A distinct banana aroma, yet subtle enough that I may not be able to properly identify it if I didn't know what I was looking for. Bold flavor - once again the banana is there, but takes a supporting role.

A bit pricey in NYC at $5.99 for a 1 pint 9 oz bottle, but I will definitely return to this again and again, perhaps savoring it just for 'special' occsasions.

Photo of csrbv
4.82/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear, dark golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Minimal amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Strong smell of banana bread.

Taste- Tastes like fresh banana bread in a glass. Just a bit malt peeks through with no hop bitterness whatsoever. Very faint metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a average amount of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

Overall- I have had this on my wishlist for awhile now and I am very glad I found it, Since I enjoy banana bread I think this beer is delicious. This beer delivers on the promise of its name!

Photo of gbarbee
4.82/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light, blonde, and clear.
Smell: Clean, crisp with a hint of banana.
Taste: Light taste, easy on the palate. Slight hint of banana without the sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and light
Drinkability: Nice beer that has a hint of banana bread. Very easy to drink and goes down smooth.

Photo of TeachPSU
4.81/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, very good beer. Must have.

Photo of pjkelley82
4.8/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Nice brownish amber color to beer.. about a half inch of off white/antique white head. Good bubbles but head did not stick around long. By the way... I smell the banns already. Very nice lacing.

Smell was what the bottle says. Banana.. a little spice and hops somewhere but overall is banana..

The first thing I noticed in the taste was the overall beer and malt taste. The banana came immediately following it but crept up. Nice hoppy/spice taste towards the end but the banana is all there but more or less gets stronger... than weaker in the taste. Beautifully balanced. The banana is not an artificial banana taste... but not a smoothie/100%banana from the farm taste either. It's sorta on it's own but in a good way.

Mouthfeel was very smooth and medium to full bodied.. good amount of malt. nice crisp finish with a smooth pleasant banana malt aftertaste. It says on the label that ale's used to be called bread beers because they were considered meals in a bottle. Well that's how this beer felt.

Overall I would say this is an excellent beer. Fans of banana flavor should definitely seek this out. I do recommend this beer to people and is the perfect beer to sit around with and you could drink it for hours.

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4.8/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of PBelt71
4.79/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer of all time, but I don't drink it as often as I would like, so when I do, it is a real treat. The appearance, smell and taste are incredible. It is a perfect blend of beer, banana and spices, and has perfect carbonation. Highly recommended! Give it a try.

Photo of Crafty101
4.77/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste, not hoppy. Smells great

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4.76/5  rDev +36%

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.