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:
3,064
Reviews:
897
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
18.52%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
733
For Trade:
1
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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

Photo of ikidunot
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass.

Crystal clear deep copper color, the pour forms up thick frothy off-white head that stands with good retention, it gradually disperses to a thin layer of long-lasting foamy sheet atop along with plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Big ripe banana in a nose, not in a way you normally get from the yeast character of German’s Hefeweizen but it is real banana smell. In there, you will also get malt with a toffee and bread quality while hop is not left unspoken with a grassy, peppery, and lemony scent.

The flavor is a bit let down with not much of banana comparing with the aroma, however, it is still there providing some mellow banana sweetness. Malt in the middle with a bready and grainy taste while hop rounds all the things up at last with a lemony, grassy, peppery, and flash fading bitterness. Besides of the hop bitterness at the finish, there is also a residual note of mineral water.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel through lively carbonation and some soft touch through the palate, finish is very dry.

Straightforward to its name, it really has smell and taste of banana bread even there is some attenuation on the taste side, still fairly good and pretty drinkable without doubt.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.2% abv

Appearance- Dark orange/brown with a thin white head. Very clear.

Smell- Loads of fresh banana. Caramel malt.

Taste- Bready malt with hints of caramel sweetness. Banana comes out quick, and intermingles with the sweet bready notes becoming the taste of babana bread deserving of its label. The finish of this beer is on the bitter side, but comes back around semi sweet and dry with a banana after taste.

Mouthfeel- Thin-medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- This beer truly taste like banana bread. It is unlike some triples that have banana tasting fruit esters. This beer was made with fresh banana and is evident from the taste. I felt this beer was pretty smooth and is worthy of a second purchase. Definitely goes down easy.

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Photo of porters4life
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasenRunning
4.54/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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