Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by Hornet2003:
British Columbia (Canada)
4.03/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Clear, lighter orange. Not so much coppery as pale orange.
Smell: Bananas all the way! Not so much in the yeasty way, but an overt aroma of ripe bananas. There us a touch of the English Ale base beer in there as well. Delicate malt balance but the banana is the star of this beer.
Taste: Wells did a fantastic job pairing the banana with a solid, yet subtle English Ale. It definitely tastes like banana bread that's been soaked in beer. Not really any other way to describe it. Hops are there at the end as well as the malt.
Mouthfeel: Pretty subtle in carbonation as I suppose is common with a lot of English ales. I drank it after it chilled for about an hour in the fridge, and it was a perfect temperature. Not syrupy, but rather rich and full bodied in mouthfeel.
Overall: I'm quite impressed with this Banana Bread beer from Wells. The flavour and aroma is spot on-not overdone at all, but definitely powerful enough to let you know that the star of this beer is, invariably, the banana.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 20:06:02 | More by Hornet2003
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3.89/5 rDev +11.8%
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
79 out of 100 based on 2,203 ratings.