1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding AleWells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

422 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 422
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 18
Gots: 73 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Erik-P on 11-26-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 422 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Captain_Komamura:
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Captain_Komamura, Jul 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutHunter
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Wells & Young's Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale a couple weeks ago for $2.59 at The Lager Mill. I passed this beer up a few times just because I assumed it was going to be a pretty sweet beer and very sweet beer's aren't a really my thing, but in the end I thought I should still give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and I think it's just a little eye catching. It poured a crimson mahogany color that took on more of a crimson color when held to the light with two fingers worth of slightly bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of spotty lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a big toffee, light butterscotch and light caramel like aromas being the first to show up and they actually give this beer a candy toffee like aroma. Up next comes comes a little bit of that English Brown Ale base with some toasted malts, sweet malts and English yeast aromas coming through. This beer had a pretty nice aroma that lived up to the name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that leads right into the English Brown Ale base which is lighter than it was in the aroma and the sweet malts really don't show up too much this time around. Up next comes the toffee which still sticks out the most with those light caramel and butterscotch aspects showing up in the background. On the finish there's no bitterness and it gets a little watery with a nice toffee like aftertaste. This was a decent tasting beer, but it wish the taste was much more robust like the aroma was, it kind of got a little watery.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, slightly creamy, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a pretty average example of an English Brown Ale, the base beer was noticeable, but it didn't come off as a great example of the style, but the toffee did work well with it and it didn't completely take it over. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was smooth, a little crisp, slightly creamy, not too filling, but the taste didn't do a great job at holding my attention and I think one bottle is enough for me, I don't have any urge to drink another. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, to me those were the highlights of this beer and they were both good. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and drinkability, they just weren't as good as I hoped they would be and since they took the lighter approach there wasn't a lot of flavors that made me want to come back for more. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's a little pricey for what you get and I don't think I would recommend it as a good example of the style, but it may be worth a try to see how you feel about it. All in all I wasn't too impressed with this beer, if the taste was more like the aroma I know i would like it more, but as it is it left me wanting more from this beer. This isn't my favorite beer from this brewery or of the style, I would say it's right in the middle between a English Brown Ale and a dessert beer and that's a little confusing. I appreciate you guys doing something a little different, but in the end, this beer just wasn't for me, better luck next time guys.

StoutHunter, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of cam477
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

cam477, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of DanGeo
3/5  rDev -10.7%

DanGeo, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tectactoe, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tbryan5, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3/5  rDev -10.7%

warnerry, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of DuckDodgers
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DuckDodgers, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Billolick, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1/3 inch head, medium carbonation, clear

Smell: caramel and bread--not as strong smelling as I would have thought

Taste: toffee, sugar, raisins, breadiness

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and carbonation, sweet

Drinkability: This one is interesting. I do get toffee and light pudding, but maybe not the stickiness. The taste is very much front-forward and is not as strong as the beer lingers. I would get this again if it was offered, but prefer the banana bread beer

tigg924, May 08, 2014
Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of esanchlsu
4/5  rDev +19%

esanchlsu, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of avitallo
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

avitallo, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

mkrass, May 13, 2014
Photo of MrBryson
3/5  rDev -10.7%

MrBryson, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appears a deep crimson brown hue with a beige flowing head, fine speckled even lacing on the sides of my glass. Aroma has a candy like toffee/caramel note with a bready base ale lying underneath the flavor additions. Flavors are very tame a dirty muddled roasted malt layer, finishing earthy with a metallic penny like flavor. A hint of caramelized sugars/toffee the nose carries out the Sticky Toffee Pudding much better than the palate picks up those flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied mild carbonation a bit of astringent metallic notes lingering between sips. Overall a very forgettable beer, I don't even think the same folks who go crazy over their banana bread beer will think much about this offering.

WVbeergeek, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Dark clear brown body with a modest, semi-durable head.

Like the name, the aroma features toffee and promises a sweet ale; probably too sweet,
Fortunately, that is not the case as this ale is only mildly, and appropriately, sweet, with a solid, medium-dark malt base. Toffee and butterscotch dominate the nose, while the flavor adds a hint of dairy (pudding).

O: not great, but doesn't disappoint.

chinchill, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

valkyre65, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

LXIXME, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

acurtis, May 16, 2014
Photo of Mihai_zzz
4/5  rDev +19%

Mihai_zzz, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear despite being a dark red-brown with lots of highlights, this beer certainly doesn't have the thickness or body it might if it was Americanized. It stays true to form, as it should. The head is light-medium brown, thick and dense though not huge. It's tall enough, though, and keeps its form well while dropping to a heavy, craggy foam that deposits legging pretty thickly.
The smell is pretty much what I hope for. Toffee is prevalent, soft, creamy and very mildly smoky and just right with the sweetness. It keeps its English character, some mineral, very light earth but kept back, and a hint of leaf to attribute to a very light hoppiness. The pudding is front and center, and I like it a lot.
The flavor doesn't quite translate so fully, but only on account of the malt and hop character coming out more strongly. it doesn't overshadow the toffee pudding by any account, but the mineral aspects and the dry leaf are enough to distract from it somewhat. It loses a little of the sweetness with that leaf and mineral, too.
The feel is the traditional light medium of an English brown. Some dryness brings a bit of slightly chalky character after a sweet start, though the sweetness is never lost. It's pretty smooth, with a nice creaminess underlying a soft crispness. The mineral aspect sometimes feels like it thins out the body at points in some English ales, and it does ever so slightly here. Well done, though, all said.

Brenden, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of jacks0n
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jacks0n, Sep 01, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.