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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (796) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured dark gold with thin head. Bready, wheaty, with substantial banana esters present. Medium bodied. Decent stuff.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Memory banks rate after having the godawful bottled version. Cask was a darker brown, nice foamy white head. Smooth, and had the bready qualities and full body the bottle version lacks. Wouldn’t drink it all night, but not a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa, es nota molt el plàtan. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa, se nota mucho el plátano.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (612) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On draft. Cooper color with one finger head. Smells just like banana bread. Slightly boozy smell too. Taste isn’t as strong as the aroma. Not a bad beer. Not as sweet as I was expecting.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Not a bad beer, however could be stronger and definitely thicker to complete the flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Had this one on draught at the House Pub, St. Charles, Illinois. Beautiful ruby pour with a thick tan head, slightly spicy and vaguely sweet, the banana really comes through in the finish. Emmencely drinkable!

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
10 ounce tap glass at Will’s Northwoods in Chicago. Take everything they write in the brewer’s description and prepare to drink the opposite. This beer reminded me of a cold pour of campbells soup with the taste of soggy bananas. Flat palate, foggy yellow, spoiled fruit taste. Unenjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
caseynswan (46) - - OCT 1, 2012
Delicious banana walnut aroma. Light bodied with a mild banana ester Toffee-colored ale with a lot of clarity. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Banana scent is not quite as strong as expected, but still has a presence. Flavor is a mix of banana, mild citrus, and a slightly carbonated finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Deep honeyish golden colour with minor head. Aroma is biscuits, banana, some herbs and mild fruityness. Flavour is similar with a well lasting bitterness. A bit thin.


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