Wells Banana Bread Beer | Wells & Young's Ltd

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Wells Banana Bread BeerWells Banana Bread Beer

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Keager
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mintjellie
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Medium copper body topped by thin, poorly retained, pale beige head. Huge banana aroma with subtle cake batter and brown sugar nuances. One dimensional banana and toasted nut flavour profile with a very mild bitterness in the finish. A little bit of butterscotch that feels appropriate for this beer. Simple but pleasant. Light-bodied with low carbonation. Feels a bit on the thin side. Slight diacetyl slickness. If you like the taste and aroma of bananas then you'll probably like the scent and flavour of this beer, however, it could be much better with a more substantial mouthfeel.

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Photo of Coduhhh
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: I drank this frozen like a slushy. Solid amber in color.

Smell: Banana and clove. Very musky.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again...banana and clove. A bit like a hefeweizen really. Crisp mouthfeel even when frozen.

Overall Drinkability: Quite good as a slushy.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of eulerthegrape
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mattsdenney
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium amber brown, thin head, no retention. Nice looking color. Smells of ripe bananas, fresh walnuts, bready malts, and sugary sweetness. I hope this isn't too overly sweet. Actually pretty well balanced. Not sickly sweet but definitely leaning that direction. Nice banana flavor. Not much hop bitterness to speak of but definitely heavy on the malty, caramel, bready side. Mouthfeel is thin, light, and slick. Nice consistency and I like the low level of carbonation. Overall a tasty beer that lives up to my expectations.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of xnicknj
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

bottle poured into large tulip

Semi-clear burnt golden yellow color with a thin crop of beige head. Fades into some bubbled film with little lacing left behind.

Plenty of banana scents...actually that's pretty much it. Hints of breadiness and toasted grain with fruit sweetness.

Sweet bananas up front with bready, grainy notes. Mild backbone with an artificial sweetness and a touch of caramel. Finishes with a sticky smack of banana bread.

Thinner medium body, decent carbonation, watery and sticky on the tongue. Basically a watered down, faux-sweet banana bread profile with some borderline-adjunct tendencies. Not terrible, but I wouldn't recommend this.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Awesome amber color without much head. Smell is pure banana bread injected into your beer.
(My partner wishes his car perpetually smelled like this beer.) Notes of vanilla, banana, bubblegum, and the initial sweetness is followed by an equal amount of bitterness. More banana than bread. Maybe a hint more carbonation than necessary. It tastes as if they took your favorite beer and infused it with banana shaped and flavored candy. We expected this to be darker and denser but overall not bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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