Wells Banana Bread Beer | Wells & Young's Ltd

Wells Banana Bread BeerWells Banana Bread Beer
BA SCORE
40.2%
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3.53 w/ 3,087 ratings
Wells Banana Bread BeerWells Banana Bread Beer
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
Ranking:
#39,596
Reviews:
908
Ratings:
3,087
Liked:
1,241
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
18.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
753
Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small head that quickly became a thin lacy. Copper color.
Aroma predominantly from banana jelly. Good carbonation, above average British beers.
Taste differs a bit, banana is not as present as in the aroma, where malt sweetness in predominant. Medium bitterness. Though banana comes back in the aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of csrbv
4.82/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear, dark golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Minimal amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Strong smell of banana bread.

Taste- Tastes like fresh banana bread in a glass. Just a bit malt peeks through with no hop bitterness whatsoever. Very faint metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a average amount of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

Overall- I have had this on my wishlist for awhile now and I am very glad I found it, Since I enjoy banana bread I think this beer is delicious. This beer delivers on the promise of its name!

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Photo of jucifer1818
4.53/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: average, but not offensive
Smell: Smells like banana bread! as a result, perfect score ^^
Taste: Tastes delicious and banana like, with some beady notes. so it tastes like banana bread minuets the chocolate chips.

Mouthfeel: It feels offly light. more body would feel more like bannan bread

Overall. It does what it tells you, and does in fact taste bannan bready.
for that, a near perfect score seems right!

check it out any way you can

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3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, this is a good beer, especially for a fruit beer which I am not usually a huge far of. It smells weakly like banana bread, but this comes out a lot better in the flovor. It has a nice balance of beer and the banana -No problems in appearance and it isn't too sweet so that it is drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
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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3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 40.2% out of 100 with 3,087 ratings
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