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We’re a small group of friends and family scattered across the country who’ve all developed a thirst for craft and import beer. We decided that a blog would be a great venue for us to share our hobby. Here we will review beer, compare notes and challenge each other with "Beer Missions".

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Banana Bread Beer

I really thought this was going to be a very bad idea...banana...bread...beer.  What other horrible mixes could they come up with?!  Well, I finally tried it and wow!  It was not what I thought it was going to be.  Definitely read Dave's post on the He Man Beer Lovers blog for more information about Banana Bread Beer; all in all another great review.  Here is my review using our very own Cosmo Beer blog review :

  • Brew Details: Banana Bread Beer, Wells and Youngs Brewing Co. (since 1875), Product of England, 5.2%
  • Bottle Inspiration:  "Long ago, ale was known as liquid brea.  We've used our long history of creating the finest malt blends and added Fairtrade bananas to awaken the senses with a seriously fruity, rich, yet surprising, versatile banana bread beer.  The inspired brew made with our own natural mineral water and Fairtrade bananas.  Tempting Banoffee aromas and flavours are balanced by the silky richness of a masterful malt blend and the peppery spice of the freshest ripest hops."
  • Serving Conditions: Tried from the bottle in the picture above and from the bottle.  The bottle had a better taste for the beer than the 'skinny' glass, because the bottle is better designed to drink this beer.  Temperature was probably 45 to 50 degree (from the fridge).
  • Appearance: Amber clear transparency, medium head with medium retention providing a satisfying luster.
  • Scent: Sweet and a distinct banana effervescent.
  • Taste - Initial:  Banana dominant, pleasantly balanced malt and subtle pilsner flavors.
  • Taste - After: Slightly bitter with a banana aftertaste
  • Mouthfeel: Light with medium balanced carbonation.
  • Drinkability:  I could definitely drink more than 1, a very pleasant surprise.
  • Additional comments/questions:  None

Definitely give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.


1 comment:

  1. Good review on a very interesting beer. I read the review on HE-Man Beer Lovers as well. If I run across it, I will definitely give a try. FYI, your glass looks like it's probably a Stange.