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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2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours and dark amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates too quick.

Smell: Interesting combination of malty sweetness, slight hoppiness, and bananas. The banana smells slightly artificial however.

Taste: I dont get the bananas here, after smelling this brew i thought it was going to taste like banana runts but instead it tastes like any run of the mill pale ale. Nice malty sweetness but no bananas.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice balance inbetween heavy and light. Goes down easy enough.

Overall: This was a bit suprising in that i actually liked the flavor, but i just didn't get the banana. Not bad, but not something i would buy again.

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3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden amber, with moderate carbonation, white head that quickly fades to a covering.

S - Sweet caramel malt, a light breadiness, and fruity esters with a prominent banana aroma. A bit strange but they actually nailed it.

T - Here is where things break down a bit. The light malt is nice as it the subtle hint of lightly toasted malt. The problem is the nice banana aroma becomes an artificial taste. Perhaps they didn't add any artificial flavoring (fairly certain they do) but there is a metallic twang, coupled with a light hop bitterness just makes it taste artificial.

M - Call yourself a bread beer and mention that beer was known as liquid bread I expect a hearty body. This is a light body refreshing beer, but not reflective of what it should be.

O - Although it should probably be a 3.0, it gets half a bonus point for being so different. Won't have it again, but don't regret trying it and I think any beer drinking should.

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look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Looks like a pale ale with one inch head and great lacing. Looks boring. Love the aroma. A lot of banana, more banana than banana bread, although a doughy aroma is present (which is weird). A little bit of extra pale malt is evident behind the banana bread: clearly made to take a backseat. Pale malt (pilsner) flavor with bitter bananas. I don't get any spices, but I can surmise noble hops were used. Kinda confused. Is this a German Pils? Coppery/metallic taste on the back end mixed with bitter banana. Thin mouthfeel, easily drinkable except for the bitterness.

This beer is quite a journey. It looks normal, but then you are treated to a fresh baked banana bread loaf, then punched in the mouth with bitterness and a taste of your own blood. Weird beer.

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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 3,120 ratings