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
For Trade:
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Photo of KnappStout
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of everyhumanist
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SkylerShores
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deniro
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a nice light amber color. Lots of carbonation. Upon opening bottle and you can smell a sweet hint of banana and some malt. Fist sip you catch the bananas right off the bat. Not overwhelming or too sweet like some flavored beers. Actually really nice taste. Even a little peppery hint aftertaste which is nice. Not as "bread" tasting as I expected/hoped for. but it's definitely worth a try. I would definitely get it again.

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

Photo of kevinobryan
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A subtle banana taste, very nice. Has a good bread smell and taste...a bit yeasty (imagine that). Love the color. It's the perfect amber color, as in the semi-precious stone. Minimal head. Surprisingly very drinkable. Didn't have a lot of good expectations going into this one, but was pleasantly surprised. I will drink it again.

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Photo of Nolster
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.69/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of halfmead
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_ski
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chasegator
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- Dark golden color with relatively no head. Was expecting more of a brown ale look.
Smell- Bananas is dominant in the nose but not overwhelming. Hints of bread, and light malt.
Taste- same as nose. Bananas, after taste of bread and light malt.
Feel- light and crisp. Very drinkable
Overall- Great beer for what it is. Seasonal brew that lives up to its name. Light, crisp and drinkable. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of banana bread.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jerid
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let's admit it. This is not a beer to write home about. But it is a bit of a classic seasonal. It's been a few years, so I grabbed it again on a whim. Pours a copper to amber hue. Sandy head rises a finger or so high and quickly retreats. Smells of, well, a not too fragrant slice of banana bread, subtle spices of clove, cinnamon, and nut. Flavor is a smooth ESB like base that sways gently in the direction of banana bread. Like an homage. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. Low carbonation. Overall, it is what it is. A smooth, approachable, allusion to banana bread.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured orangish brown with minimal head retention

Smell is BANANAS BANANAS BANANAS with a light bread aroma

Taste follows the nose with a bright crisp banana flavor followed by a light bread after taste

Mouthfeel is crisp,light, and bitter

Overall it was pretty good, probably wont buy another but definitely something to try!

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Photo of Raislak
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Has great taste but after taste is off

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Photo of xDelinquent
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a custom glass, color is copper, transparent, head is off white fine to medium bubbles with some lacing.

Smell is banana, light toast, bread, biscuit.

Taste is banana flavoring, not much breadiness. A bit sharp in the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is sharp, crisp, bitter.

Overall, a beer i could not finish, but still interesting to taste.

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Photo of Usernames
2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Collinc7238
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueNotes
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Clear rusty brown hue.

Off-white head; decent lace.

Crazy strong banana smell; hint of cream soda.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Just like the nose, the flavor is banana & cream soda heavy. Nice but one is more than enough.

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Photo of jcbogantes
4.69/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got a can in fresh Market, heredia Costa Rica, 330ml, Abv 5.2%. The can says they used Fairtrade bananas and banana flavor.
Amber color, fizzy, white thin head that dissipates quickly, Banana aromas from the get-go It is not particularly natural but I like it (it reminds me banana bubble gum). Very aromatic brew. Sweet, malty and the banana backbone is present to the end, nice balance with the level of bitterness.
I writing this as I drink, and I love it!

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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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