harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
568ml bottle from Asda. Chestnut colour wth thin off white head. Banana and yeast aroma. Bit bubblegummy. This doesn’t really develop in the mouth. Too bananery and tastes of kids sweets. Some hop on end. Bit empty and boiled sweet in mouth. Not as good as cask and not something I would buy again.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. This was certainly interesting. The dark copper body was topped with a white colored head. The aroma was strong banana with some caramel. The banana smell continued through drinking the beer. The taste was banana peels with some iced tea. There was also a hint of cinnamon. The banana got more and more subtle as I drank it. This was not a pleasure.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m drinking this beer as I write this lol. The aroma is extremely strong, yet sweet, the scent of banana hits you immediately as you open the bottle. It’s appearance is a golden brown, with a small head when poured into a glass. In my opinion it is too fizzy to drink from the bottle, it’s much easier to drink wen left in the fridge open for an hour or so, but thats my opinion. The flavour is strong, and after a while can become sickly, but still enjoyable for a once in a while drink -- I cant see myself drinking bottle after bottle of this. Either way, I highly rec. this drink to anyone who wishes to try new ales.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wells Banana Bread Beer
English pint bottle
Recent bottling, sliced into 11/06
Medium pour in an English pint.
Poured a mystifying clear yellowish brown with an average fizzy mostly diminishing off white head.
Smelt strongly of candied bananas as I was pouring. On closer inspection, smells of strong sweet banana candy, spices and a bready maltiness. Genius!
Taste was upfront moderate sweet ripe bananas and spices, followed by a strong bitter malt breadiness and spices that slowly die down on an average length finish. Mouthfeel was light, watery, fizzy and awkward moderate astringency towards the end.
Overall, the label states it plainly, this beer is all about banana bread. The smell is wonderful, but the taste feels tamed and short with some crisp bitter bite at the end (crisp and bitter does not belong with banana and bread), as well as a fairly light body. Just a fun novelty beer overall.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The name of this beer is completely apt. Big banana influence in the nose. I can taste the bananas, the bread the nuts. The banana influence is a bit overwhelming, but there is a nice dry finish.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a peachy pale color clear, white head caramel and apricot in aroma, sweet cotton candy in flavor, smooth thin body, drinkable...oh ya, like Gewn Stefani said, this shh is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S
flemmingwillum (918) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with a stable head, however it is not very dense. The aroma is with only a little banana, but also pretty sourish, like a pilsener. The body is quite average, and the flavor is with a lot of banana which seems a little artificial, like marshmellows with banana flavor. It finishes a little dry with a good amount of hops, and the aftertaste is again marked by the hops, but with a little banana, too. This beer could easily have been sweeter, for example it could have been really exciting with some chocolate-flavor in it. There is an interesting idea behind this beer, but it should have evolved into something much more exciting!
MPA (774) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Bottle. One of my old favourites...Dark brown med off white head. Banana, malt and a bit of hops in aroma...and of course: banana. Taste is just what you’d expect: banana, malt and a nice, fresh hoppiness though it also has elements of metal. Re-rated this: BANANA! That’s about all I got to second time I took notes. Rated it lower before (5-3-5-3-10), but there’s just something magical about drinking this one. Nostalgia probably. Must have had it on a night out on a smoky bar at the first rating or something.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ambery orange. No head. Very carbonated appearance, bubbling away. Aroma is of hops, yeast, malt, and some banana-sugar-sweetness. Taste is sweet hoppy malt mix, with banana after the initial bitter bite. Wholesome thick yeasty taste. The palate, in contrast is thin, and an aftertaste is nigh-on non-existent. Quite nice, if too gassy.
Gethinbeer (2059) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Wow this beer actually smells of banana but turns a little foisty. Clear orange amber with thin head. I have to say this beer is unique for me, a fruit beer that actually does taste like what it says. Its banana with a bitter tang. Little gassy. I would love to rate this beer higher as it is banana beer, however Im not a lover of bananas. Sorry.