Wells Banana Bread Beer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, best before 11/14/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep copper/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big ripe banana, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of banana, dark/bready malt, and light hop notes; with good strength. Taste of ripe banana, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of banana, dark/bready malt, and light hop flavors; with a good malt/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit beer. Good balance and solid robustness of banana, dark/bready malt, and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A bit one dimensional, but it accomplishes what it advertises. A nicely enjoyable offering.
08-10-2014 19:11:01 | More by superspak
3.63/5 rDev +4%
I am not a fan of many fruit beers, and never of "flavored" beers (or coffees). However, when done right, pumpkin beers and light summery beers like Cartons, are really great changes of pace, esp when paired with the right time of day and the right food.
A: golden yellowish tan, plenty of carbonation, off-white head. But not much lacing or body.
S: smells exactly like banana bread. Sweet banana, spices, nuts over an ENGLISH ALE - bready malt base.
T: Good balance of banana bread, coffee, spice, and a great breakfast beer.
Some nutty and lots of English creamy malt, cracker like, underneath.
M: The body is medium with a suitable creamy, bready, moist finish, tempered by hops just enough.
D: I was not expecting much, and I enjoyed it. I would drink this early in the day or at dessert, with sweet food, and I'd turn my friends on to it as a change of pace. Well made.
08-09-2014 17:35:59 | More by Act25
Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.