We had fantastic feedback from last week's first edition "bEARsom buddies!" I really wasn't sure about doing beer reviews and I'm glad that I decided to let the guys give it a try. Today is our our second installment and my husband Geordon (Hurricane Dad 411) is joining us with a review of his favorite weekday treat. If you like what he has to say, tweet him @HurricaneDad411 and let him know! ~Kristen
I like odd, strange, and unusual beers. I also love banana bread. So, when I first saw Wells Banana Bread Beer on the shelf, I just had to try it. This tasty beverage is made by the Wells & Young’s Brewing Co. Ltd. Of Bedford, UK. Their label calls it a “Beer Brewed With Bananas” and has an alcohol content of 5.2% by volume. As such, it’s on the lighter side of potency, as opposed to some of the beers that I drink with alcohol in the double digits.
If you don’t love bananas or banana bread, definitely steer clear of this. It tastes exactly like what it claims: Banana bread with some malt and hops. The predominant flavor is definitely banana bread. The only thing missing from the flavor profile is the taste of walnut… I like walnuts in my banana bread.
Wells Banana Bread Beer is definitely an unusual beer. Its alcohol content is relatively low, and the flavor is not very “beer-y” in that the hops (which tend to be somewhat bitter) are not very prominent. They are just one small part of the overall flavor profile. The aroma is similar to fresh baked banana bread with a bit of yeast, which does not really follow into the beverage.
I really enjoy this beer. My family laughs at me because it’s “funny” beer and I pick up a bottle just about every time I see it. I would say that this is more of a treat beer, rather than an “evening with the guys” beer, since it tends to be on the more expensive side (about $5.50 per pint bottle) and is as sweet as it is. More than one would get cloying, I think. That being said, I can definitely see myself imbibing on a daily basis, if I could.
Disclaimer: All alcohol has been consumed by and tasted entirely by persons over the age of 21. This information is intended for those of legal drinking age, and is for entertainment purposes only. The author advocates moderation and caution when drinking and this Beersome Buddies is in no way intended to promote binge-drinking, alcoholism, underage drinking, hazing, drunk driving, or any other form of alcohol abuse. This review was not compensated in any way shape or form, Geordon simple loves this Banana Bread Beer!