Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
3.35/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Clear, orange-brown color with a small, fizzy white head.
S: Very strong, sweet banana aromas... and not a whole lot else. It's almost like I'm inhaling a banana popsicle.
T: Again, strong banana character in the taste. Actually, if not for a few flashes of maltiness in some of my burps, I might have mistaken this for a banana-flavored malt beverage. Becomes slightly more balanced as it warms.
M: Fairly light feel, which surprised me a bit, based on how it was pitched on the label. Part of this comes from its high carbonation level. Finishes fairly clean.
D: If you like the taste, this is easy drinking. Goes down nice and smooth.
This was a beer that upon my first sighting it in my local beer joint, I promptly scratched my head and said "What the...?" It was quite an interesting concept and a pleasure to try. My two main gripes: 1.) A heavier mouthfeel seemed more appropriate to me. 2.) TOO MUCH banana. It has a good base, but some more balance would have been nice. Still, the novelty alone makes this worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2009 06:30:15 | More by PirateUlf73
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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.