Friday, April 15, 2011

Wells Banana Bread Beer - England 14-4-11

The Low Down:
Suckered In it would seem, by the allure of a morning tea style ale. In years gone by beer was often referred to as liquid bread, since the ingredients can essentially be the same.

This artificial tasting beer tastes like somebody took a shoddy English ale, and put Allens banana candies in the bottle. It doesn't taste like banana, more like candy and booze.

Cool bottle shape though, and after some time my burps started to taste like banana bread. I'm not sure if that is in the pros or cons column.

All in all a forgettable beer, unless you are addicted to Allens bananas.



Packaging: 7/10
The Bottle is a funky shape, unique to Wells brews.
Refreshment: 3/10
As much as any English Ale could refresh you, this seems to do so slightly less.
Flavour 2/10:
Banana essence, sugar and tap water. Not really an amazing bouquet.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
5.2% At least it has a little bit of a kick to compensate for the rubbish taste.
Price: 3/10
$7.50. There are beers that are worth this much. This is not one of them
Total: 20/50
Conclusion:
The sad fact is, it's beers like this that make the U.K brewing scene seem horribly fractured. on one hand you have amazing breweries, and on the other hand you have people trying to invent abominations that should not be. Drink this when you absolutely have no other choice, or want your burps to smell like banana bread.
Cheers.