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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4545) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Banbury Cross, Banbury. Chestnut Brown with heavy head. Strong sweet aroma, definitely Banana. Iniyially the flavour is appealing but towards the end of the pint the sickly sweetness becomes overbearing. Drink in halves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 7, 2011 Draught, at the Bricklayers Arms, Leicester. Very, very fruity. This is not subtle, but is a glass of big, thick, brown, warming, malty, fragrant bitter. 3.0. (12/09/03) RE-RATE: Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Exactly as titled, light, fruity, thin, smooth. Quite flavoursome really. Bubblegum. 3.4 (7/4/11) Averaged as 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
Cask, GBBF. Amber color, persisting small head. Strong banana aroma with cake dough. Banana flavor that isn't overwhelming. Light bodied. Slightly fruity bitter aftertaste.

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