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 / Vegetable 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

BEER STATS
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#41,013
Reviews:
914
Ratings:
3,107
pDev:
18.41%
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Photo of RyanKuri
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhart96
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craven
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LoganMc
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Profundobaso
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - amber in color, two finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. a little bit of lacing
Smell - wheat, biscuits, and sweetness, mainly from the banana
Taste - surprisingly balanced. some banana flavor, but not overly sweet. refreshing and very tasty
Feel - light bodied, medium carbonation, low ABV
Overall - saw this many times already and finally decided to give it a try. was expecting it to taste like a hefe, but was pleasantly surprised by how different it actually tasted. an interesting brew that I would drink again

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.44/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MrJuengling
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've seen this beer many times, and am a little surprised that it has taken this long to try it and review it. The beer itself is an amber honey color with a small white head. The aroma has banana and malt. The banana is legitimate....just like a banana bread. The taste is where this beer breaks down...it is a little thin, although the banana taste continues as a dominant theme. Medium full in body. Not sure if this is a gimmick beer or not, but it is probably better than I expected.

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Photo of dandy14
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwilcox767
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HellsRanger
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice medium dark amber with nice foam. Aroma has nice notes of banana with a taste of the bread. It could use a little more of all of the above, but still a good tasting beer for the year round season. I was a lil under-whelmed, but I may have been over excited to taste grandmas banana bread...hahahaha I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, but clear, murky amber with a finger of white head on top. Fair head retention with good lacing left behind. Aroma is banana right from opening the can. Tree nuts, and biscuit and bready malts fill out the remainder of the aroma. It legitimately smells of banana nut bread. Flavor profile is banana, tree nuts, and bread malts from the start. As the banana and tree nuts fade, the malts add biscuit and nutted malts to the harmony. It starts like some heavily flavored soda pop, but finishes like a beer. Mouth feel is crisp from the opening, but then forms a more effervescent feel as it sits on the tongue. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a flavorful and unique beer that holds true to what the name suggests. Well constructed.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tstromer
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear orange colour, quarter finger white head, ok lacing, good carbonation.

S: Banana.

T: Banana, malty.

F: Very light unfortunately, no body. Overly carbonated too.

O: If this one had thick body and less carbonation, it could be a world-class beer. Now it's just an ok beer.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cynewulf
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adipilla8708
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maudrey
4.8/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of dcoxrn
1.94/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PDawes
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.62/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant copper under a 1" white to cream colored foam collar with fair retention

S: aromas of bananas and "natural" banana aromas and flavors which give the banana more intensity

T: While more malt comes forward as it warms, the banana still dominates. The sweetness is above average and the hop bitterness and flavor are low

F: body and carbonation are medium

O; a big banana beer that could use more malt character or less banana to better evoke banana bread

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 3,107 ratings
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