Beer of the Fortnight: Banana Bread Beer

Famous for their Bombardier Copper Ale, Wells brewery in Bedford, England has not only set the standard for quintessentially English ales, but has also been unafraid to branch into more experimental territory and their award-winning Banana Bread Beer exemplifies this.

An amber ale brewed with fairtrade bananas, it has an initial malty flavour that gives way to sweeter banana tones bordering on a banoffee taste. If there were ever a drink that could be labelled as a dessert beer, then this would be it. This smooth ale has a good hops balance and an ABV of 5.2%.

Best served at room temperature rather than chilled for the optimum flavour. Available in 500ml bottles at most good off-licences, Banana Bread Beer offers the perfect compromise for lovers of both English ales and Belgian fruit beers.

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