After another trip to Kress Wine’s wall of imports, I picked up a Wells Banana Bread Beer from Wells and Young. I had the Wells Bombardier and the Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, so the brand and the quality were known to me. Wells and Young is the largest private brewing company in the UK. Besides their namesake brands, they also produce the Courage and McEwan lines.
Here is what Wells and Young has to say about their Banana Bread Beer:
This unique brew combines all the traditional qualities and style of a Charles Wells beer with the subtle flavour of bananaWells 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.
I found the Banana Bread Beer to have the following characteristics…
- Appearance: Clear orange amber with nice foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Sweet malt and bananas.
- Taste: As advertised, like a liquid, malted banana bread with a nice finish.
- ABV: 5.2%
The Wells Banana Bread was an interesting beer. You would probably want this with dessert or maybe instead of dessert. Way too sweet to have more than one, but a nice diversion from the everyday hops.