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:
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Added by rastaman on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,070
Reviews:
901
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
18.52%
 
 
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106
Gots:
737
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright clear golden/orange color. Poured a wispy white head that dissipated immediately to a skim that was thicker on the edges. Laced inconsistently in thin rings.

S: Nailed the banana bread; sweet, overripe bananas. A light earthy spice (maybe?).

T: Bananas and sweet malt. No noticeable hop character. Somehow the beer is not cloying. Does seem taste is artificial.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth with a little CO2 on the back.

O: Surprisingly drinkable. Not terribly balanced. Not a big fan of artificial flavors either.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A nice golden color with a white head that fades to give a thin persistent foam with a little bit of lacing.

Smell - Banana aroma is huge up front. While it is a bit of an artificial banana flavoring aroma, when mixed with the bready malt aroma, it is very nice. The banana, coupled with the breadiness and a little bit of sweet caramel make for a very nice smell.

Taste - Upfront the flavor has a more of a sweet taste of caramel and banana. The breadiness comes in quickly however giving a more banana bead like flavor. While not the most potent flavor, the banana bread persists, but the sweet of the bread flavor fades over time to a more buttery and malty flavors toward the end.

Mouthfeel - A moderate body with a medium level of carbonation. Nothing fantastic, but seemingly quite fitting for the beer.

Overall - The aroma of the beer is fantastic and in some ways sets you up for a disappointment in the taste and feel. I just expected something more chewy and bananay in taste; more banana bread in nature. Worth a try, but not something I would go to on any regularity.

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

A- Brown, same color as banana bread. Clear, not hazy, decent head retention.

S- Strong banana smell, with a bit of hops and spices

T- Strongly banana flavored at first, followed by a mild hoppiness. Not as much of a spice flavor as I was hoping.

M- A very nice mouthfeel. Full and well carbonated.

O- A good beer, one worth trying, but I don't know if I'll get it again.

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

Clear, copper-amber with an off-white head, ring of retention leaves a bit of lace.

Definitely some banana in the aroma... it seems real, and somewhat over-ripe. Light breadyness; bit of caramel.

Some underlying banana bread in the flavour, but it's very british (earthy & buttery). Light caramel sweetness, modest bitterness.

Moderate body has a hint of residual sweetness.

Overall it's interesting, but I'd certainly prefer a German Wheat.

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 3,070 ratings.
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