Wells Banana Bread Beer

Wells & Young's Brewing Co


Banana bread beer, who knew? Yes, it tastes, smells, and burps like banana bread, probably because it is made with actual bananas. Both the wife and I were climbing the trees for this, but honestly, only as a novelty. It's not something either of us would go ape for as a daily beer. But a nice, dessert beer? No monkeying around there.

Reviewed: August 09, 2009

Rating: 7/10

As Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee liked to say ad nauseum on his old reality show, "that's bananas!" I thought this would be pretty good, because the idea of combining banana bread with a nice light sweet beer sounded appealing. Until I actually drank this beer, and realized that a banana bread-flavored beer really isn't all that appealing. I think I would enjoy a good desert beer more drinking it with actual banana bread, like a nice sweet chocolate stout perhaps. But taking an ale and mixing it with, as the label seems very proud of saying, fairtrade bananas (as opposed to bananas stolen by pirates and sold on the black market to the Russian mafia?) just didn't work. Maybe that's the issue. Maybe they should have used Russian mafia black market bananas. Things often do taste better when they're free, or stolen (like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups I used to "acquire" when I worked at a grocery store in high school).

Reviewed: May 07, 2011

Rating: 2/10

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