Saturday, October 15, 2011
BBR: Brief Beer Review...
Offering unique beer, wine, cigars and some small amounts of food, I was really there for the beer.
I picked up upon recommendation of the store owner this English beer by the Wells company (family?)
At 5.2% alcohol and coming by the pint this beer is meant for just for a single dosage. Which isn't to say it isn't good. It is. In fact its very good.
Pouring the beer into a proper glass one is immediately struck by the banana bread smell of it. This is the most heavenly smelling beer I've ever come across. I was shocked at how strong and pleasant its aroma was. It literally had my mouth watering for some warm banana bread.
With an aroma that strong I was a bit worried that the beer would be too fruity flavored and ruin the drinkability of it. I had no need to be. While the banana bread flavor strikes the tongue immediately upon imbibing, it doesn't stay and is washed away by a true, clean, slightly hoppy taste with a spicy finish.
In truth the finish is a bit too close to that of one of my most detested beers--Duvel--but not even in the ballpark in terms of the strength of that taste and is thus acceptable. In the end I was full and satisfied after one pint having enjoyed every bit of it. If you're looking for a delicious, unique beer to expand your tastebuds, the Wells Banana Bread Beer should be on your list.