Wells Banana Bread Beer
My bottle of Charles Wells Wells Banana Bread Beer (5.2% alcohol by volume) has a best by date six weeks in the future. It has aromas of bananas and "natural" banana aromas and flavors which give the banana more intensity. Malt, dark sugars and a hint of nuts in the background do evoke banana bread. It pours brilliant copper under a 1" white to cream colored foam collar with fair retention. Streams of rapidly rising bubbles fill the glass. Initially the richness of the banana flavors make the malt taste thin. While more malt comes forward as it warms, the banana still dominates. The sweetness is above average and the hop bitterness and flavor are low. The body and carbonation are medium. This is a big banana beer that could use more malt character or less banana to better evoke banana bread. I rate it 75.
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