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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Added by rastaman on 08-15-2002

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Photo of Thecasehead
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Dolfan907
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wells Banana Bread Beer has a thick, fluffy, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, amber appearance, and a few lacing rings left on the glass. The aroma is of sugary, sweet bananas, and the flavor is bananas, sugar, brown bread, slight caramel, and a kiss of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Wells Banana Bread Beer finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, for what it is, I think it is very good.


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Photo of kpartsch
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some artificial banana aromas. Taste is much the same with a watery flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer and not a good example of a fruit beer in my opinion.

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Photo of papat444
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My mom brought this back from a trip to BC.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, best before 19/06/13.

Appearance: Nice 3 finger head above a copper colored body. Goes to an average ring in about 1 minute. Some lacing makes it not too bad.

Smell:Yeah, smells like bananas. Really strong actually, bit of the peel but nor much of the bread in there. A bit of a sweet side with some spicing. Get a bit of artificial in the finish.

Taste: Tastes more like banana bread with some nuts in it but artificial banana flavor is more pronounced in the flavor and kind of ruins it. Some harsh spicing in the finish doesn't help.

Mouthfeel: Good smoothness to start but the finish is a little waxy and plastic plus the middle is muddled a little.

Overall: Very average offering. I think i'll stick to Hefes for my banana fix in ale.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

Photo of dogma46an2
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- pale golden with a light and lacy pure white head.

S- Smells amazing! banana bread aroma. some wonderful earthy malts, sweet spices, thick caramel and a small hint of hops. i can smell the aromas of true banana nut bread.

T- the banana seems perfect. I truly feel like

M- perfect

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Photo of IsaacmanTX
4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy Crap, this is a Banana Moonpie!!! Somehow, this beer reminds me of a flavor of saltwater taffy. This should be tried at least once by every beer drinker, even if never again. It would be a stretch for me to finish a full glass of this, much less a second. That being said, I feel that if you ever loved sweets in your childhood, you will Love at least ONE sample of this beer.

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.97/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

F***ING BANANA BREAD!!! THIS S*** IS BANANAS!!! B.A.N.A.N.A.S. Great specialty beer. While not my kind of beer I would certainly consider buting again if in the mood for some liquid dessert! Just goes to show that sweet done right can still please a hophead.

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Photo of dougbassett
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" beers -- the third one I've reviewed.

Very nice appearance, looks something like a good ESB, with a dark, rich golden-brown color and a head that, while not really fluffy or resilient, sort of hangs on like trooper in the glass.

It doesn't really smell like "banana bread" -- it straight up smells like ripe bananas, which is a bit odd but certainly distinctive and actually, to be honest, fairly appetizing aroma. it also doesn't really taste like banana bread so much as a grainy mash overtop which somebody smeared some ripe bananas. A better comparison might be something like "bananas smeared on a whole grain unsalted cracker", which sounds kind of gross but actually tastes better than it sounds. (Only falls apart a little on the finish, I think, which is all sharp grain and could've used a little more banana.)

I don't know if I'd exactly make tracks to go out and seek this again, but if you're curious if bananas and beer go together, well, it turns out they can, kinda sorta.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
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