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

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BA SCORE
78
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497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 17
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
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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Photo of Shaler_Tate
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rsquared59
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 CreekyJarls
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 BcOneSeven
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bung
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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 claspada
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.81/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 gopens44
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark brown producing only a finger of frothy, tan, rapidly diminishing head that leaves a thin cap & slim surface ring & otherwise little lacing. Aroma is vanilla extract, butterscotch & toffee with vinous & acetic hints in a brown ale base. Taste is fronted by creme soda vanilla, butterscotch & toffee on toasted brown bread & a hint of cocoa mixed in mineral water with much less acetic & no vinous hints, finishing with roasted nuts & a note of bitterness thrown into the mix. Aftertaste is creme soda, burnt malt/cola caramel & light bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, watery but smooth & thinly creamy.

Photo of Irrationalist
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We got this as a gag and were quite surprised that it was actually rather good! I think drinking one is more than enough but its kind of like drinking dessert instead of eating it.

Photo of Davideo
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sweet malty beer with some bitterness but not too much. Toffee is very discernible. Not heavy like I thought it'd be. If you like sweet beers, you'll love this one.

Photo of Liliancreek
4.41/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle design isn't top notch, but the beer itself is delicious

Photo of Artisan-Korea
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Qsnow
2.49/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Too odd for my tastes

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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.