caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours light amber with a small but lingering white head. Nose is bananas, as advertised, with slight maltiness/weak hops. Flavor is virtually 100% banana....I canít even taste hops or wheat or anything else resembling "bread". Finish is quick and dull. A boring beer but hey...if you like bananas...youíll probably enjoy it.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The flavor is very rich. Itís huge on the malt front and that followed up by some fruit. You get huge bready notes. The warmer the beer getís the sweeter it gets. Itís pretty sweet overall.
The aroma gives you some strong banana and a good amount of malt. The aroma is the best part of the beer.
Pours a light brown color with a thin ring of head. Very little lacing and moderate carbonation.
It finishes with a little pepper taste that tends to linger on your palate. This beer is pretty different overall. I was excited to try it but felt a little disappointed. Itís just too sweet in the end.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light tan body didnít produce any real head to speak of. The banana in the aroma is pretty bright...the nose is this beers most redeeming quality. Flavor is dull and lacking any real complexity. No caramel, brown sugar, or toffee. Thin and boring...drain poured.
AndersR (195) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very strange beer indeed! Amber color with small head. A hint of banana in the nose wich becomes more dominant as you "tune in" to it. In the flavor the bananas are more dominant. It is an interesting mix, but not a beer i would buy again...
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Surprise, surprise, it does actually smell of bananas..well,banana bread actually. Palate is pretty bland, as it warms up there is a strange artificial flavour that isnít banana...dont like this much..
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is clear amber with a thin off white head...smell is rich with musty bananas and tin...ewwwww...taste is sharp and sweet with a wool like banana something or other going on...gross.
Berno (3) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008 does not count
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells exactly like banana nut bread. Fairly bitter and there’s way too much alcohol on the finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of banana, spices, and light caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a tiny white head that disappeared right away. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of banana, bubble gum, grains, light malts, and sweetener. Light to medium body. Thin, watery, then chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, banana finish. Pretty damn bad.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, thanks Fredrik. Pours a golden color with a small head. Aroma is lightly malty, but dominated by, surprisingly, banana. Flavour is likewise with lots of matured bananas and some light caramel. Light bodied, quite smooth mouthfeel. Fun to try one time, but I canít say I like it. It is what it is.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Redwood City. My little sister was raving about this beer, whereas largadeer from BA said it sucked something awful. Was hoping to side with my little sister on this one, but alas, Wells Banana Bread Beer did in fact suck. Pours a very clear amber color with a small off-white head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is bananas, bread, and caramel. It does smell like banana bread, although it is a bit heavy on the banana. As for flavor, well, when I was in college when we ran out of beer, I would sometimes play beer pong with "banana water," which was 99 Bananas mixed with water. It was terrible. This tasted like that. Banana bread flavor was there, but balance was not. Alcohol was also a little more present than it should be at 5.2%. Palate was also really off. Extremely thin and watery for what I expected to be a beer with some body, with a somewhat boozy/harsh finish. Overall, nice novelty, but not so great on the execution. Also, how the hell is this a "strong ale" at 5.2%?