Another beer from across the pond, the Wells Banana Bread Beer, brewed in the UK. Let me put it this way, if you like banana bread then you will love this beer. If you don’t like banana bread, you’re crazy and you’re missing out on a great beer. Wells & Young Brewing was formed in 2006 from the respective breweries of each title name. The brewery has seen successful growth and acquisition of other local breweries, now being the 3rd largest beer brand in the UK. That’s enough about that… what about the beer!?
The beer pours a dark amber color with little carbonation and a flat white head. You immediately catch bananas on the aroma (surprise surprise), also caramel and bread. The taste is… banana bread (how’d you guess)! However, I only catch it on the initial taste and then the mouthfeel and exhale after. In the mid-taste you catch light earthy hops and of course some bready malts. For a beer called banana bread the mouthfeel is a little thin, but not bad, just lighter than you’d expect. It’s a delicious beer and I could drink a couple in a sitting, but not one of my new session beers. To learn more about Wells & Young Banana Bread beer click here.
Also, this beer is more common than you may think, a good growler shop or package store probably has it in stock, or at least can order it.