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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
80
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2,635 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 399 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002

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Poured out of a bottle into a Tulip. Bottled on 24-Jun-2013.

Aroma
Banana reminiscent of Laffy taffy and Circus Peanuts! (the chewy candy, not the actual nut.) Hint of caramel malt. Low diacetyl detected. No alcohol. No hops.

Appearance
High clarity, dark golden, leaning towards amber. Moderate head quickly reduces to a lacing around the edge of the glass.

Flavor
When the beer first enters your maw nothing specific jumps out. Move it around a bit and you're first greeted with a subdued banana flavor, followed by a hop bitterness, then more banana and a solid dose of pale malt, breadiness and biscuitiness, followed by a finish of more hop bitterness. As the beer warms more of the malt profile shines through, rounding the beer out a bit and making it more balanced.

Mouthfeel
Light-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall Impression
This beer's had a good rep in the beer world, and there aren't many banana beers out there. For what it is I think it's a well-made, pretty well-balanced beer. Overall the banana-ness tastes and smells a bit artificial to me. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're expecting a fresh banana experience you'll be a bit disappointed. Not overly sweet, so you could definitely drink more than one of them without palate fatigue.

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 2,635 ratings.