obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Immense banana aroma with doughy undertones. Immaculately clear dark golden, thin white head, some lacing. Tastes just like banana bread even down to the walnut finish. Iím not sure Iíve ever had a beer as well conceived. I absolutely must try the cask version. Good balance and well crafted. Were the banana esters a function of hefe yeast instead of additives, I would absolutely give this a 5.0. Since it wasnít, I still gladly offer my 4.4 to improve its standing.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
5.2% amber with a thin head, very distinctive banana aroma and fruity taste with just a hint of banana, I personally love it.
Grzesiek79 (2753) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cooked vegetables, banana, earthy, barnyard, grass, hay, golden, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter,
thedoctor11 (3) - sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can say i have only had this beer once, but i loved it. From everything i remember, it had an amazing banana taste. I will have another please.
MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle. The thing about this beer, before I start to review it properly, is that it does what it says on the label - it is banana bread (no not bananas but BANANA BREAD) in liquid and alcohollic form - it is bloody lovely!!! That said.... Aroma is banana, cloves, cinnemon, brown sugar, malt, and yeast. Appearance wise it looks like a standard brown ale and it pours fairly weakly. Dont let that put you off because the taste is wonderful and what this beer is all about - pure banana bread, not bananas, not bread but banana bread. Fantastic!!! You wouldnt want to have more than one or two of these as its so rich.
hippiemusic (18) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a huge fan of fruit beers, but this ones a winner. The aroma lets you know what it says on the bottle. Iím wondering if Wells used hops in this one, canít put my finger on any.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana nose with hints of toffee, pours with a dark tawny hue, banana and toffee taste with malt undertones, full bodied with a good solid aftertaste.
Cantabrian (681) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a delight! I passed the pint around the household. They all tried it and they all loved it. What is it precisely? I donít have to say that this little beer is just perfectly crafted, round, sweet, malty and ripe. But it couldnít be just a flavour of fresh bananas, for fresh bananas are not THAT nice. Of course they are free trade, how magnanimously correct of W&Y, but fresh bananas usually donít have that sweet, fruity flavour. This is more like chewing gum. Itís one of those combined fruit-flavours of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, the William Wrigley Company ones. Thatís probably why everyone likes it. It is a firm flavour and it does not fade away as chewing gum does, invariably ending up tasting like saliva. The flavour in Banana Bread stays. It must be the beer version of the Everlasting Gobstoppers. Right, they do mention banoffee. Well, Iíd say itís banana cake. Yes, a delicious banana cake, curvy, perfumed and cosy, teasing the senses and seducing the palate. Perhaps one of those Nigella Lawson recipes. There you go! Thatís the reason why everyone loves the seduction of this beer.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - let me just say, I LOVE BANANA so I may be a little biased. Pour is a see thru amber with almost no head. Smelled the bottle when I opened and I fell in love. Great sweet banana aroma. The taste is everything I expected and more. I was hoping it wasn't overly sweet and it wasn't at all. Great crisp finish with a bready banana loveliness.. Overall, I could drink this anytime of year and love it 9/10!
Groogrux108 (34) - Recife, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a sucker for this delicious beer. The light banana on the aroma and taste is balanced to perfection. Has a decent amount of bitterness and hoppiness to make this sessionable.