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Wells Banana Bread Beer (Cask)
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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Monks Retreat, 163 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1HE.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toffee and butterscotch notes, moderate to light heavy foam banana w/o chocolate - candy. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, foam banana candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110427]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
From cask at Willow Walk. Pours deep amber, clear, and with a small off-white head. Aroma is distinct banana fruity. Flavour too is fresh, yet not overly sweet banana flavoured. Doesn’t come through too artificially. Yet not my thing. Ends medium dry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20883) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17224) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14021) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Clear, red-gold pour with a creamy, bubbly white head. Artificial banana bread nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, banana-flavored candy, hints of bitterness. Medium bodied, slighty syrupy with average carbonation. Sweet finish, more of the same faux-banana character. Not terrible but doesn’t do too much for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10581) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10500) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Rowell Charter Rothwell. A mid brown coloured beer with a good white head and a little lace. Bananas throughout. Pretty strong in both nose and mouth. A decent body to the beer and drinkable although does feel a bit gimmicky. Some strawberries and custard too. Tolerable enough.


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