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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 2,589
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 70
Gots: 348 | 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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4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 1/22/14 and had this one once before back in 2012 I believe. Comes in a single 550ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a pretty amber in color with a very small off-white head that settles down to around the top of the beer along the glass. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip. When first opened you can smell the bananas with malt. Very pleasant. The taste would be expected as with the smell, bananas and yeast/malt, hense the name. A different beer that is tasty and not bitter as well as a good aftertaste.

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3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Poured from bottle into lager glass. No real head or lace (could be my poor pour). Nice colour.

S-Faint banana and toffee smell, nothing overpowering or fake scent.

T-Was expecting a mouth full of banana bread taste, got subtle banana taste with a pepper/sweet aftertaste. Found the taste of banana bread to grow the more I drank.

M-Good feel, slightly creamy, nice carb.

O-Slightly let down by the sublte-ness of the flavour. A dessert beer for sure, not sure what else you would have with it. Glad I got to try it, but not sure if I would drink again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber into pint glass

Appearance - light amber, crystal clear, one finger head recedes to foamy cap, sticky lacing

Smell - Bread crust, fairly strong banana but not cloying or negative in any way. A bit sweet with spices like cinamon and clove, clean.

MF/Taste - creamy, medium body, tingly and light carb. Flavor, like the smell, is almost a dead ringer for banana bread...impressive. Toasty bread, banana, a bit nutty. Very slight bitter twang on the back end, finished fairly dry.

Overall - This beer exceeded my expectations in a big way. The fruity banana flavor is not cloying at all, and the toasty malts are in perfect harmony. I wouldn't go for this all the time, but I thought it was pretty enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light honey-color, very thin head

Smell: Very banana-y, fresh

Taste: more banana flavor than I expected, which is a good thing. Doesn't go well with food unless the food is sweet and light.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and clean, the bananas really come out when it sits on your tongue

Overall: It's a decent beer, but very good for a flavored beer. You can actually taste the bananas, but not in an overwhelming way.

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