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%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
737
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Photo of nicholas2121
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wells Banana Bread Beer brewed by Wells & Young's Ltd, with an ABV of 5.20% This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice small white head. Thin lacing to this brew. The smell is rich with Banana Bread , grains and malts. The look and smell of this brew is really inviting. Now for the taste, is bold with flavors. You pick up banana, grains and malts. There are some nice hop notes in the taste of this brew. It does put you in the mind set of banana bread. This is a very different brews, but I like it. There is a lot going on in this brew, it also has a real good balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Wells Banana Bread Beer , banana, bold , clean, smooth , and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Wells Banana Bread Beer a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this again. Wells & Young's Ltd, did a real nice job with this one. If you are a fan of banana bread look this one up.

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Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

when i was a kid i thought it was crazy how much this actually tastes like banana bread, and how cool it was the could use bananas in a beer without it getting all mushy textured and brown, but now that i know a bit more about brewing, i am quite sure there is no banana in here at all. it is likely a product of the yeast, more german than english here, soft of like a hefe strain can create a banana complexion, this is like that, only a little more supercharged, maybe some natural flavors or something too, but no whole fruit for certain. the grain aspect is as cool as the fruit one here, sweet and baked and sticky and not quite as heavy (from the can) as i remember it being (from the goofy bottle) back in the day. still, pretty round and sturdy base, just sweet enough, molasses notes, caramelized sugar, bagels, yummy! i dont mind the residual sweetness here, because it is what it promises to be. it was funn to compare this to the distant memory of it, i think its better than it gets credit for, certainly different, and perhaps a neat gateway beer to craft for those who have not yet found what they like. seems a short leap to an esb, hefe, or dunkelweiss from here...

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew966
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of jamesroses
2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle

Appearance: clear orange/amber with low carbonation. Weak head that dissipates ultra fast.

Aroma: bananas, yes, but not so natural to me.

Taste: banana syrup, like those they prescribe to treat excessive coughing.

Mouthfeel: bland, medium to low body.

Overall: I didn't like it, tastes chemical and almost no malts.

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Photo of Dakin
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden amber/orange with carbonation and the perfect amount of head with sticky lacing.

Smell: Warm smell of fresh banana bread.

Taste: Citrusy in the front with slight banana and a very small touch of bitterness on the finish. Gets smoother as you go along.

Feel: Medium slighty bitter mouth feel.

Overall: Decent beer. Better than I was expecting. Comparable to a pumpkin type ale but much smoother without the spices and bitter end. Would buy again for a special occasion. 6/10.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can.
Lives up to its name ... This is like drinking a lager and eating banana bread but without the baking or chewing. Of course, actual banana bread can be much better than here; still, an impressive execution of the concept

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Photo of abluepig
4.51/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden orange with a dense creamy head of about one finger high. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is pungent banana vanilla yeast and bread. Some spicy hop notes also.
Taste banana bread with all the flavors. Nuts spice banana yeast bread dough beer mineral water.
Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and bitter sweet.
Overall a tasty special beer that I would buy again on special occasions.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Took forever to get around to this one. Bottle to snifter. Look is dark gold, totally clear. I thought it would be hazy with yeast. Smell is as advertised, banana for sure, plus that spice bouquet, clove and cinnamon. Taste brings the dark bread element in a brilliant way, no idea how they do it. More banana in the taste too. Feel is knocked down a couple ticks for the thin feel. I expected a thicker mouthfeel. Overall they nailed the banana bread, and this is a fun beer. Not world changing but very solid

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.71/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly orange tinted golden color with a decent and fast settling white head that leaves no noticeable lacing on the glass.

The nose is amazing. The banana is balanced with the floral hops that are sharp and sweet at the same time with hints of pepper, vanilla, pine, grass, and bread.

The taste is wonderful with a dry malted bed that has some nicely balanced banana flavors that have the peppery flavor of the hops all perfectly blended

The mouthfeel is just right for this particular beer, not too watery and not cloying.

Overall this is one exceptional beer. I wa shesitatnt about bananas and beer, but it works exceptionally well.

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Photo of Alphakitty
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zipzaps11
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toti1972
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StannisB
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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