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%
 
 
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107
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733
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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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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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Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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