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Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
79
okay

2,298 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,298
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 55
Gots: 192 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-15-2002)
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice golden hue with a slighty creamy white thick fomay head. Head left a ring around the glass that lasted the entire pint (and remaining refill). Aroma definitely was that of fresh cooking banana bread. The flavor was initially very lacking, didn't provide much except perhaps for some soapy bitterness. Once the beer warmed up to probably about 60 degrees, the flavor was all sweet banana bread with a small touch of bitterness at the end. Felt a little thin in the mouth and slightly over carbonated. Was easy to drink, but the carbonation definitely made it less drinkable.

12-11-2007 01:01:02 | More by mountdew1
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-14-2013 02:06:09 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-15-2014 14:23:49 | More by Oidmoe
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%

I like bananas. I like banana bread. I love beer. Will they fuck this up? Surprisingly, no. This beer pours a copper colour with a thick, one and a half finger head that lasts. Smells of banana pudding, vanilla, bready malts, and just a faint hint of pine. Taste starts out like banana bread. Big banana flavours with some malt backbone. Middle has a vanilla and pine flavour added in. Finishes like banana taffy. Mouthfeel is smooth, drinkable and dry. Overall, a beer I wouldn't mind having again.

08-12-2013 22:08:58 | More by slitherySOB
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-09-2013 07:01:00 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

02-15-2014 06:19:10 | More by warpedrevolution
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tubeyes

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-18-2013 06:24:46 | More by tubeyes
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-10-2013 00:41:27 | More by In_Control_Mike
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emwild12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2014 21:45:19 | More by emwild12
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

02-01-2014 01:45:36 | More by Furley80
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%

A: Poured a light brown color with no head

S: Smelled like a ripe banana or banana chips.

T: Tasted like a banana, with little else going on. It's what I bought it for though

M: Average, nothing to talk about really

D: I wouldn't want more than a half of one, but my wife liked it!

11-03-2008 01:01:42 | More by madtowndmb1
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-28-2013 01:07:44 | More by prdstmnky
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-10-2013 03:22:30 | More by jryanj927
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2013 14:34:12 | More by lgmol
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

A-clear, amber 1/2 inch off white head. Not terribly long retention nor much lace, but overall not terrible looking

S-Banana dough, slight hop aroma. Caramela nd toffee malt

T-Bananas, dough and biscuit, a little sweet caramle and a touch of toffee. Alcohol on the finish

M-light body, zingy carboantion

D-I have it again sometime

02-10-2008 16:16:17 | More by jackorain
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%

Appearance: Dark amber with great clarity. Very thin off-white head.

Aroma: Almost similar to a pumpkin ale at first. Some light spices and a clear candied banana character.

Taste: Close to the aroma but without the sweetness. Starts with a little hop bite and then bready malt with a flavor almost dead on of banana bread. However that flavor disappears quickly and leaves a very mundane Cream Ale type taste behind. Finishes slightly bitter and watery. Definitely delivers on the name though.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body with a tad too much carbonation. Easy drinking but I don't think it'd be sessionable because the flavor could become repetitive.

Final Thoughts: Well's Banana Bread Beer delivers on it's promise but nothing more. It's a decent gimmick beer. Would I drink it again? No, I'm not seeking it out.

02-24-2013 21:55:12 | More by JamesMN
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magpieken

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-02-2013 16:19:30 | More by magpieken
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2014 17:27:22 | More by Vogt52
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-06-2014 20:53:22 | More by Rborre321
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2014 12:08:53 | More by costanzo_mike
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance: Pale bronze body with a medium head; didn't last long

Aroma: Malty sweetness; banana notes

Taste: Creamy; banana flavors throughout; finishes dry and spicy

Remarks: Pretty good overall, but not something I'd drink a lot of.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 23:13:30 | More by IchLiebeBier
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 17:29:20 | More by jp312
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

03-20-2013 00:51:19 | More by harrylee773
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-30-2012 20:12:22 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-31-2012 15:02:34 | More by NickyDee21
Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 2,298 ratings.