Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by ZBerkeleyan:
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a glass, creating a thick foamy head and nice lacing. The beer had a golden hue with lively carbonation visible.
The smell here was no surprise: bananas and malts, mostly. Smelled tasty but other than that not very interesting or complex.
The taste was similar to the nose. A bread-y and banana-y taste (no surprise, due to the name) dominated. As the beer warmed, it improved, with more caramel flavors becoming apparent.
The mouthfeel was thin and light, and very easy to drink.
Overall, a fun and approachable beer. The banana taste is bold and clear, and this dominance might be enough to turn off drinkers who like to play with layers of complexity as they drink. Still, though, this is probably worth a try if the concept of a banana bread beer is enough to get you interested.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2012 05:25:40 | More by ZBerkeleyan
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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
79 out of 100 based on 2,211 ratings.