Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by HarryPotHead:
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Was looking for something different....out of the ordinary and saw this a couple of weeks back but passed on it. Went back a week later and saw a guy come in and ask for it by name....the staff showed him where it was and he left with a couple of pints and raved about the stuff all the way to the cash register.
The hook was in...monkey see monkey do right! Wasn't expecting much, but this turned out to be better than I expected.
ST-Poured into a frosted pint glass and only got a small 1/4" head with a little bit of lacing as I drank it down.
A- light brown to amber....good color. A lot like a Bass ale in color.
S- I expected a much stronger aroma. You can pick up the smell of bananas, but it's that banana candy smell, not a "real" banana smell. Still pleasant and definitely not overpowering.
T- ok now down to brass tax...the banana taste is definitely unique. However it does sit on the back of your tongue a little bit if you know what I mean....just kinda of lingers there a little too long....like your drunk uncle at a fourth of July party. Good to have around cause he's fun, but at some point you wish he would hit the road!
M- Thin...I would expect more from a beer that likens itself to bread!
O- Not bad as a novelty. Don't think this would be very sessionable. It was definitely the unique brew I was looking. The alcohol content plays a subtle role in the taste with that hint of banana....I might try this again sometime, but don't see this being heavy in my rotation. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2012 00:27:49 | More by HarryPotHead
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3.89/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an 11 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces about a one inch creamy white head that settles down to a continuous 1/8 inch froth that coats the sides. The beer is an orange-amber with moderate carbonation.
Plenty of banana bread aroma, with spice, including some coriander. The flavor is even more like banana bread, and I sense a strong base of biscuity malt, wheat malt, and plenty of yeast funk. The banana flavor doesn't come across as contrived and is far from overbearing. Maybe a little apple in there somewhere. Fairly light in body with a crisp finish that includes a little bit of lingering spice and perhaps a little herbal hop bitterness.
A pretty unique brew and worth trying. This four pack of 11.2 ounce bottles was a bit pricy for my budget at over 10 bucks...but, oh well!
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 21:14:56 | More by archyquaffer
Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
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