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

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540 Ratings
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 19
Gots: 129 | 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: 540 | Reviews: 130
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.

Photo of Act25
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Weird beer. But NOT nearly in the lower depths of St Johns Mango. It's actually a nice dessert beer, tho not for me.

A Wells makes a similar "Banana Bread Beer". This one is flattish, no lasting head, and while a bit of lace, not enough for a sticky ale.

S Not nearly enough aroma. The flavors jump out on the tongue not the nose. Sugary.

T Abundant flavors swell sweet first, then toasty, hazel nutty, and and roasted dry taste. I think it's a fine see-saw from toffee to roast wood and burnt chestnuts. But it's for a winter evening, last beer and/or with cake.

F Medium-full body shifts to roasted wood, nuts, char. Which is again - interesting.

Dont write this off, try it. Original and balanced enough to be a great winter warmer without too much alcohol and a good dessert beer.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.25 - Straight out of the bottle the color resembles that of brown whiskey. Pours to an extremely dark ruby and mahogany brown. Formed about a fourth finger of lightly tan head that dissipated almost immediately. No lacing left behind. Deducting points for this is with a beer of an ABV this low, the weak head potential and retention is inexcusable, but the color is fantastic.
S - 5 - Holy hell, this has got to be one of the most delicious aromas I've ever smelled on a beer. Toffee, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, sweetened cream and butter. Reminds me A LOT of Founder's Backwoods Bastard or Rahr & Son's Bourbon Barrel Winter warmer.
T - 2 - Completely dropped the ball. I wanted the taste to match the aroma so badly. Decently sweet malts upfront, which quickly end on a bock and slightly metallic finish. There are some extremely distant notes of toffee in the background, but they taste savory, as if all the sweetness was extracted from it.
F - 3 - Decent medium to medium/thin mouthfeel.
O - 2.5 - What a total let down this beer was. The aroma was SO promising. This beer simply needs more sweetness, a lot of it. The aroma is as decadent as be, but misleading as well as the beer is hardly sweet at all.

Photo of otoolman221
2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bland but when mixed half and half with the wells banana it's a lot better.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.47/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. Toffee is very dominant. Sweet flavor. Smooth and fairly light feel.

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark nutty brown that is translucent when held up to natural light

S: Very sweet toffee smell, caramel, vanilla extract, butterscotch. It's all there!

T: Cocoa up front, with a strong malted barley taste, finish is slightly bitter but some toffee notes balance it out. Tastes a bit metallic to be honest. Not as sweet as it's smells (which is probably a good thing).

M: Mouthfeel is full, very little carbonation. No head whatsoever, and lacing isn't present.

Photo of dsnyder61
2.38/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Average beer at best imo

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