Wells Banana Bread Beer | Wells & Young's Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long ago, ale was known as 'liquid bread'. We've used our long history of creating the finest malt blends & added fair-trade bananas to awaken the senses with a seriously fruity, rich, yet surprisingly versatile banana bread beer.

An inspired brew made with our own natural mineral water & fairtrade bananas. Tempting Banoffee aromas & flavors are balanced by the silky richness of a masterful malt blend & the peppery spice of the freshest, ripest hops.


Added by rastaman on 08-15-2002

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#38,666
Reviews:
926
Ratings:
3,162
pDev:
18.36%
 
 
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Photo of pld
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma of ripe banana, banana candy, malt, and a little grain
Taste was real, not artificial with plenty of banana. The base beer itself seemed a little sour and bitter which took away from this being very good

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Photo of KooVee
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.

Look is that of a standard bitter, clarity higher than usual.

Nose is a lot of fun. Beyond any weizen... artificial banana flavour/ banana bread, very strong. Reminds me of local chocolate coated banana candy in my childhood. Not really at all like a hefe. Surprisingly pleasant.

Taste is much drier, even if the banana bread is still there. Hops and malty pale ale body in moderation. All good except the combination of banana bread flavour and hops takes some getting used to.

Overall, an intriguing version of pale ale with associations that actually do not lead where you expect them to go. Hard to say if I want to have another soon or many in a row. The combination of bitter and banana bread leaves a feeling something is missing. It's like an Aventinus with banana to the max, hops up front and the body gone. I think in this case it is not a zero-sum game. The body would need to increase as well. Then this would reach another level.

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Photo of shulmm02
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChefBrown
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer and tasty if you like bananas.

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Photo of drivvy
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at a British pub, poured in a pint glass

Clear copper colored liquid with a white foam ring

Aroma is definitely banana bread

Taste is malty , banana bread

Nice beer

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Photo of wcampbell69
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LucMcD17
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of D1noB
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet banana taste, just enough malt and grain. The banana is up front and fades as it goes.

Taste rating in words: Candy bananas that's all there is to it

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Photo of RayCannata
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of bready malt, bananas, light floral and toffee hints. Flavor is bready malt, authentic banana, fresh whole grain bread, light grassy hops. Finishes with spot-on banana bread flavor, down to a little vanilla. Nice medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this before. It was one of my introductions to the weird world of off-beat beers and an instant favorite. I haven't seen it for years, and thought it may not be as great as I though so many years ago. The initial taste is, good, with great banana flavor and sturdy malt, but a little attenuated and light; I wanted a bit more flavor depth. But then the finish has that remarkably true, real banana bread flavor that really is pleasant. Not for the banana bread intolerant, but a delightful idea and well made beer that lives up to its name.

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Photo of Neilos
2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Grinky
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dourrieu
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is amazing. Average tasting beer very slight on the banana

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3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fear
4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My absolute favorite beer. I'm so happy I took a chance on this randomly at my local grocery store. It can be expensive and hard to find at bars, but whenever I come across it, I will always choose this beer.

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Photo of Dlijoi
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of savir09
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwm51662
4.49/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bottmfeedr
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Badmoodpixie
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute favorite beer, I am always delighted when I'm able to find it!

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 3,162 ratings