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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 142 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Erik-P on 11-26-2013

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Ratings: 560 | Reviews: 136
Photo of GrinkoN
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Brown amber, some head which leaves as quick as it comes.

S: Toffee, Caramel, Cream

T/F: Caramel and toffee, butterscotch?. Light feel thought would be heavy wish it was

O: I could see myself buying again, smells better then it taste which is not a bad thing though I expected more. More flavor, more feel to accompany the amazing aroma this had.

Photo of shanegatter
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very sweet Carmel taste, no head when poured, smooth feel

Photo of justinp444
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice brown amber with a thin quickly dissipating head. Smell is of toffee, caramel, vanilla, pudding, butterscotch, sweet cream, and cream soda. Taste of cream soda, with a minor butterscotch notes, and caramel. Lots of alcohol and a rather thin mouth feel leave a lot to be desired.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straight up amazing aromas coming off this beer. Unfortunately the smell doesn't translate into the flavors. Not a bad thing at all . . . Just wish the taste and feel were able to keep up with the nose. Good beer, I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful dark mahogany pour with a two finger beige head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is hugely malty with tons of caramel and toffee along with hints of brown sugar, butterscotch, vanilla, brown bread, and nuts. The taste mirrors the nose, dominated by the caramel and toffee, along with hints of molasses, butterscotch, cream soda, brown sugar, vanilla, butterscotch, nuts, and just a touch of cocoa on the finish. The mouthfeel is moderately thick and syrupy with medium carbonation, less sweetness than expected, and decent drinkability. Overall, much better than I had thought it was going to be. Expecting a gimmicky, cloying beer, but instead got a malty and flavorful, albeit leaning towards sweet, and solid beer. Pleasantly surprised.

cream soda

Photo of soulgrowl
2.14/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sticky toffee pudding. My favorite British pudding.

It looks more or less how you'd want a beer with this name to look; deep brown sugar brown with a respectable ivory-colored head with a nice sheen and okay retention. It does seem a bit too clear, if that makes senses; I'd hoped for a bit more viscosity/opacity. It smells full-on with the toffee, but in a weirdly artificial way, like someone dropped a Caramello bar into a Newkie Brown. Lots of Dairy Milk and Nestle butterscotch chips, not a lot of the deep, rich allspice-and-date notes I'd hope for in a real sticky toffee pudding.

Tastes like butterscotch candy, but somehow dry. Like Werther's infused into a dark lager. Like Vanilla Coke. Like Southern Tier's Creme Brulee, stripped of its richness and depth. In other words, it kind of sucks. The aroma makes it sickly; the mouthfeel makes it anemic. It's not a good match. I really don't know what they're going for here. If you want a beer that's meant to be a drinkable STP, don't hold back; let me have that stickiness, that complexity, that heft. Or, failing that, let me have some hops. There are basically none here.

I would say this is a disappointment, but then I didn't really have high hopes.

Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark mahogany red in color (very dark brown when viewed from afar) and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving thick lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toffee are present in the nose along with notes of cola.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of toffee-infused cola along with faint hints of butterscotch.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied but a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I got the toffee but I didn't get much of the pudding or any of the stickiness in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Contman
4.35/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light and delicious! Fun for the whole family!

Photo of lelepat
4.66/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interesting, delicate brew from Wells

Photo of Dave1999
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ver dark brown with a thin off white head.

The smell is sweet caramel, toffee, vannilla and custard.

The taste is much like the smell, toffee, vannila, the finish is a little weak.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall a very good beer, I think if they had gone bigger with the abv and had some more body it would've been even better.

Photo of mboeler2
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather sweet with a very distinct malt flavor.

Photo of mgroothuis
2.41/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Almost drinks like a semi-sweet Coke or something. Mouthfeel is like water. Couldn't finish it.

Photo of HansFranz1
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smooth, not sticky. Pleasant smell, true to name.

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very Sweet but not bad

Photo of BigRizz62
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought the beer was entirely to sweet. The ladies enjoyed. I will pair this with some type of dessert

Photo of Jack_Chloe
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice, sweet start, but an artificial aftertaste. 2.5 out of 5.

Photo of bhambly
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smell: Strong sweet toffee/caramel. Little to no hop aroma.
Taste: Pleasant toffee flavor. Nothing else really.

Photo of Frozetoes
2.12/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not at all to my taste. Sweet/bitter and just too - I don't know - unbeer like. Had 1/3 of a bottle and had to dispose of the rest.

Photo of Paponetti44
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Couldn't finish this one. Cream sodaish taste was just a little too overwhelming. Not a fan

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was a fun beer, albeit somewhat unimpressive. It's a deep, dark caramel color with a tiny amount of caramel colored head. The aroma is that of cream soda and vanilla. Taste is much the same. It's very sweet, caramel and toffee are super prominent. There is very little alcohol to hide in this one. It feels thick and creamy, again hitting a serious cream soda vibe for me. It would be a great dessert beer, but it is pretty one-noted and leaves something to be desired.

Photo of Syncro-Vox
2.16/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a nice amber color, slightly turbid, with a rather short head that dies down quickly.

Smells sugary, kind of like cream soda.

Tastes sugary as well, kind of like cream soda. If it weren't for the mouthfeel, which is a bit more like beer than cream soda, I might have thought this was cream soda. You know, the color is pretty similar to cream soda as well. In fact, the whole experience of this beer is very reminiscent of cream soda.

This is beer on training wheels. If you really like cream soda and are interested in getting into craft beer but could never handle those yucky beer-flavored beers, meet you new favorite beverage! As for me, though, I'd prefer to keep my pudding and beer separate from each other.

Photo of Olegophren
4.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'll be generous: nice aroma, interesting taste, drank in bath tab with nice girl and salami. I can't give it bad mark)

Photo of JonesWaffles
2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just unimpressive in general. Very little flavor.

Photo of nsg_beer_doc
4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's almost like drinking a beer'd version of brown sugar....so good...definitely not a strong brew and not something that will win "best beer" since it doesn't fit the stereotypical bourbon barrel aged or india pale ale mold but if you're looking for something unique, this will fit the bill

Photo of Immortale25
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Double Barley Brewing soda-can shaped glass. Bottleneck says 28/04/15.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Rich, sweet aroma of toffee (surprise, surprise), brown sugar, caramel candy (think sugar daddies) and butterscotch.

T- Taste isn't nearly as sweet as the aroma as the toastiness of the malt actually shines through and is then followed by the toffee sweetness, ending up at a caramelly aftertaste. Has a cream soda quality to it when all is said and done.

M- Standard brown ale feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Just like with the Banana Bread beer, the aroma is very powerful and convincing while the rest of the beer leaves me going "eh." Not as bad as the score lets on, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me.

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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.