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Wells Banana Bread Beer (Cask)
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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Occasional.
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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
Cask at The Lamb Bloomsbury 7 Feb 08. Golden colored. A small creamy head. Aroma and taste of banana. Only banana. Disgusting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
Cask @ The Pommeler’s Rest, JDW, Southwark. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Malty sweetish artificial banana aroma. Sweet malty fruity banana falvor. Sweet malty finish with hints of bananas in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2007
Cask at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, 11-11-07 Poured deep amber colour with a thin white head. Tasted like those banana sweets.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Could smell this as it was being poured. Artificial, overly sweet and almost unpleasant. Just about drinkable. The base beer is clearly not great. The fruit, as mentioned already, is fake and reminds me of those banana foam like sweets I used to have as a kid. Crap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2007
,i>Cask at the William Morris (JDW), Hammersmith. Chestnut with a creamy, cream coloured white head; aroma of bananas as expected, but more restrained and natural than the bottled version; sweet banana flavour with hints of cinnamon and vanilla; smooth and easy to drink; a gently bitter finish. Overall, much better than the bottled one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pint Bottle - Poured a clear copper with a creamy head; firm, smooth body. Unmistakable banana aroma along with some hop smell. The banana also overpowers the hop bitterness in the flavor as well. An interesting beer but not really what I’m after.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the White Horse, Parsons Green, August 2005. Copper colour. No getting away from the banana here. Difficult really to get a handle on anything else. Rather artificial tasting. A confection in every way and rather difficult to score. I’m not convinced that banana and English style bitter is a marriage made in heaven.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Winnington Lodge, Northwich 25/02/2003 Amber mid brown colour fruity banana. Slightly dry malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 04/11/2005. Mid brown colour with bananas very much present both in the aroma and the taste. In contrast to all the sweetness there’s quite a bitterness in the finish which comes as a pleasant surprise. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 16/11/2009 Banana fruit aroma. White head. Copper amber coloured smooth on the palate and fruity banana with a slightly bitter malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 23/03/2011 Big banana fruit aroma. White head. Copper golden coloured hoppy and a little bitter with a toffee flavoured malt finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
Marzipan-like nutty malts and strong banana esters in the aroma. Clear burnished copper coloured body with low, tan, fully diminishing head. Huge banana, nutty flavour with some bubblegum esters. Mostly thin with low carbonation and a watery texture. Cask sampled at the White Horse on Parson’s Green in London during GBBF 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Cask t Wetherspoons Ashford, does what it says on the tin, reddish brown, little white head, aromas of banana, bubble gum, yeasty dough, ok in mouth slighly acidic with fruity malty banana tangy finish. Better than I expected.


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