Wells & Young’s Ltd is another fantastic UK brewery that has an old-time brew. The Banana Bread Beer is an old English amber ale with the taste an aroma with sweet and fruity banana bread and some hops. It’s a medium to dark amber color with a rich flavor.
From the brewery,
Long ago, ale was known as ‘liquid bread’. We’ve used our long history of creating the finest malt blends & added fair-trade bananas to awaken the senses with a seriously fruity, rich, yet surprisingly versatile banana bread beer.
An inspired brew made with our own natural mineral water & fairtrade bananas. Tempting Banoffee aromas & flavors are balanced by the silky richness of a masterful malt blend & the peppery spice of the freshest, ripest hops.
Best Served: Recommended in a snifter or goblet. For the greedy just pout into a pint sized glass and enjoy.
Skip the fruit cake for Jesus’ birthday this year and give them Banana Bread Beer!
Banana Bread Beer introduced itself into my life about 2013 after a friend suggested it to me. After my first try I was hooked. Of course it’s not perfect for every occasion but I would advise keeping one in the fridge when needed. It’s in the line of dessert beers, though it can be enjoyed with a good cheese or snack mix. I would not suggest having this with a meal but with something salty you can probably pull it off.
Aroma: Banana, without much bread. Still quite pleasant. Some bitter hops at the end but very slight.
Taste: The initial taste is very similar to the aroma. Starts with banana bread and slowly moved towards happiness. Very similar to other amber beers in terms of flavor. It’s somewhere between a Killians and an IPA.
Texture: Has a smoothness and richness to it but not overly thick. Can be enjoyed all year round.
Finish: Faint banana with some hops.
Comparisons: Nothing quite like this is on the market but if you like dark amber beers or IPAs with fruit, this one if for you.