This dessert beer is one of the best brews that I’ve ever tasted. It was introduced to me a couple Christmases ago by my youngest brother, as part of my gift that year, which was a large bag of select craft bottles from the liquor store where he worked at the time. It smelled and tasted EXACTLY like banana bread, which is, of course, delicious. The beer is brewed with actual fairtrade bananas, so the taste and smell are authentic. The flavors are balanced well enough for you to know that you’re still drinking beer – it’s not beat-you-over-the-head sweet. The ABV on this one is a fairly standard 5.2%, so you can theoretically knock a few back without getting too drunk to really enjoy it. This is one not to be rushed, but rather sipped and savored. The first time I had it, a beer connoisseur of a friend of mine suggested that I quite literally turn it into a dessert beer by pouring it over vanilla ice cream. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any on hand at the time, but I will have to try that because I’m sure it’s a fantastic idea. In stores around me, a four-pack runs somewhere in the $10 neighborhood, which seems a bit pricey. However, I’m less than hesitant about spending $6-7 on a single craft pint at bars, so it’s really not that steep in relation. This one is definitely worth a try.
Wells and Young’s Brewery is located in the jolly old United Kingdom. You can check out the brewery’s official website here to take a look at more of its brews! In case you missed it, check out my first review for The Beer List, New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire! If you’re a beer lover, or are just getting into it, stop by here every Sunday for a new entry! See you next week!