This is one of those beers that you see on the shelves but are afraid to try. And probably rightfully so.
Banana bread might be great. And beer even better. But banana bread beer?
Well, if that is what you are craving at the moment, then this banana bread beer by Wells is a good purchase.
Pours a caramel brown color with visible carbonation and lingering lacing. Stick your nose in there for a deep whiff and you will be taken immediately back to your childhood when your mom would make the most deliciously fresh, warm banana bread for the holidays.
Seriously, it smells just like the real thing. Only no soothing warmth comes from this beverage until you take your first sip.
The banana is very noticeable through out. Followed by the nut from middle to end. They even captured the bread/cake quality. The flavor just sticks around. Which is good since your do not want to pound a banana bread beer. I drank this with dinner and it lasted from beginning to end. Take a sip. Wait 3 minutes. Take another sip. Went well with the banana bread I actually had with my meal. But would go great with any holiday gathering.
I would not say this beer is very drinkable. While it is delicious and a must try for anyone looking for something different, I would not pull this out of the fridge after a long day at work. This is meant to enjoy with friends and family during the cold holiday season.
Alcohol strength: 5.2%
Pack format: Bottle
This unique brew combines all the traditional qualities and style of a Charles Wells beer with the subtle flavour of banana
Wells Banana Bread Beer is a popular beer in the Wells and Young’s range of ales. The beer has achieved a number of accolades including winner of “Beer of the Festival” award at CAMRA’s London Drinker Festival in March 2002. Available as a draught seasonal cask beer, Wells Banana Bread Beer can be found on the bar and, in its popular bottle format, in all leading supermarkets.
Tempting banoffee aromas tempered by a grassy, lemony nose all leading to a finely balanced, fresh, delicate flavour of peppery hops with a lingering dry finish.