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

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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep red-gold color, billowy head of tan foam that vanishes quickly.

Smell: Wheat and malt primarily, with the whisper of banana behind them.

Taste: The banana comes through on the tongue as well, along with sugars and grassy notes that accompany a lot of fruit/vegetable beers. Somewhat reminds me of Bananas Foster; not an unpleasant association.

Mouthfeel: Thin, light, refreshing. Good beer for warmer climes.

Overall: Not a daily beer, since I could see getting tired of the banana pretty fast with repetition. But tasty enough as a session ale.

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A: Pours a clear dark golden yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of bready malts along with sweet banana - actually the smell reminds me quite a bit of actual banana bread.

T: Taste just like banana bread - there is a bready malt body with some light hints of nuts and sweet banana. The taste is pretty well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and the finish is dry.

O: Very enjoyable, quite interesting that the beer has the flavor and smell of banana bread so accurate. I liked this beer but it is not a sessionable one for me - I could see myself really enjoying this in the fall.

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In the larger 1pt .9 bottle. Good cloudy wheat beer color. Banana flavor didn't seem at all artificial to me. The bottle was nearer it's sell by date, weak foam head, and maybe that helped knock the strength of banana flavor down to normal levels? An enjoyable pint, but not one I'll have to buy again.

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[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

The pour was a clear medium copper amber with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head which receded to a thin film with a medium collar and produced somewhat fair sheets of lacing.

The aroma was exactly like the name implies "Banana Bread" with a light bread malt, a sweet doughy yeast and a large dose of bananas.

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a light hint of bananas throughout with a slight bitter banana taste at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration proceeding the swallow and was all about the mild banana bread taste.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery very mildly dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this beer taste some what like described, a mild bitter banana bread. Although it was a bit weaker and much lighter in flavor than the aroma suggested…

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
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