Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottled, Pasteurised.
This dark golden coloured ale hugs the palate with great intensity. Its malty aroma is complemented by the gentle nose of Banana. Its flavour unfolds with a sensual sparkle and a smart crispness, which balances its aroma perfectly. Tropically fruity; its ripe banana flavour, emphasised by a hint of bitterness, comes from the addition of real fair trade bananas and finishes with an emphatic, steely dryness.
2005 Recipe changed from 5.5% to 5.2%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014
I am quite literally, bananas, for this beer. Do take the time to drink it from a proper beer glass (drinking this in the bottle though tastey won’t open the full range of flavors). You’d expect a beer named for a banana bread to be cloyingly sweet, however, this offers a nice balanced savory note with a hint of banana and a very well rounded complexity. Not too sweet, not too tart, not too bitter. This beer is fabulous. It’s my new, go-to beer. When others taste too bitter, too sweet, too --- anything. Well’s Banana Bread Beer tastes like absolutely heaven (and the grocer says it’s been very popular-- others must agree).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Hops (98) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Is exactly what it says. Can’t go wrong with something that tastes exactly like explained. If you don’t like banana bread, don’t get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
~Banana in the aroma, with nutty breadiness. it does smell like banana bread with some hop spiciness. Quite nice really. ~Pours an orangish amber color with quickly disappearing bubbly white head. ~Banana throughout in flavor even in the burp with bready nuttiness. There is a flavor I cant quite pinpoint that is a bit off putting. ~medium bodied with high CO2, lingering banana and weird finish. ~I liked the aroma. Something seemed off in the flavor and CO2 was way too high. Probabaly quite a bit better in a cask. Wouldnt buy again in a bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
markoijelena (372) - SERBIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at the Great British Weekend event Belgrade Serbia.Pour it clear orange color with small white head.Taste of candy krem bananica.Banana, sweet and thick.I don’t like this expirement

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2014
Aroma doce, chiclete, forte Cor cobre escuro quase sem creme Sabor de banana inicial seguido de amargor médio para forte. Bem fluida. Corpo leve. Retrogosto longo e amargo com um pouco de fruta. Boa cerveja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Calisky (752) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2014
Couleur ambrée, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez fruité vieilles bananes sucrées assez leger. Gout malté caramel avec gout de bonbon haribo banane . Fin de bouche un peu amère astringente avec mauvais sucre. Pas mauvaise et pas courante, mais le fruité banane n’est pas trop naturel, comme le sucré en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
luttonm (2236) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Great British Weekend" event in Belgrade. Uncannily tastes like the ex-Yu candy ’krem banana’, which I personally despise. Sweet, sickly. Coppery pale, clear bottle. Artificial banana all the way through. I don’t like bananas and I don’t like this. Usually ’banana bread’ is an insult I’d levy at a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredd_an (20) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Rolig banan & bröd ale. Man känner banansmaken men får mest associationer till smakämnen av banan tex lite skumbanan. Även i doften. Relativt söt. Dock dålig kropp å ingen eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- I cold detect yeast and hops but not the banana. Slightly off-put by that! LOL Appearance- This beer is a clear amber with a thin, small head Taste- Had a slightly yeasty sweet flavor, finally got a hint of the banana bread. Palate- Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation Overall- Not a bad beer, I would probably buy this again, but the "banana bread" flavor I was expecting wasn’t very strong for me so I felt kind of unfulfilled with this experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wagnerlibardi (3) - BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Muito boa. Gosto caramelado. Nao senti o sabor de banana. Leve. Amargor baixo. Foge das cervejas convencionais, mas vale experimentar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aronvarga (300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 9, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear, light amber color, long-life medium-sized creamy beige head, slight banana aroma, light body, soft carbonation, sweet banana taste with malty sweetness in the background, sweet and bitter banana palate with simply hoppy notes. Smooth.

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