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

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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)
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

07-04-2014 16:44:46 | More by burnzgtm
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +28%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +28%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +28%

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dogglebe

New York

4.24/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up two of these beers at a local beer shop; I wish I bought more.

The color was a dark brown with a dark beige head. Nice mix of big and small bubbles.

The toffee aroma comes out and grabs you by the nose hairs. It was a very enjoyable sweet character with plenty of malt in the background. The same goes with the flavor. There was definitely a lot of toffee in this beer but it didn't make it cloyingly sweet. It was just right.

I can't imagine drinking bottle after bottle of this, all night, but it's definitely worth having one or two of.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 14:15:04 | More by dogglebe
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sticky Toffee Pudding pours a dark and deep brown color with a long lasting tan head. There is a sweet creamy aroma, with big sweet toffee notes. The taste has a bitter and nice malty bite, then finishes very creamy and sweet with lots of toffee flavors near the end. Good creamy flavors, good feel, nice flavors. Overall, the name doesn't lie, taste like toffee pudding.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 01:18:36 | More by vette2006c5r
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scottwood

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge toffee/caramel aroma initially, though after pouring it fades quickly to merely prominent rather than excessive. Not much head retention. Surprisingly easy to drink -- sweet but not cloying or thick. Balanced enough to be more than a one-time novelty, but not so balanced that it fails to distinguish itself as a unique style. The sweetness and aroma make it appealing to people who ordinarily don't ilke beer (this is the first time my wife asked for a bottle of a beer I had her taste), while still being appealing to people who do like beer (me, at least).

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 07:10:56 | More by scottwood
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Minkybut

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees not knowing what to expect from a beer with a name like this. The beer poured an amber color and poured an amber head. The head was nice and big. The beer smelled like vanilla, but the taste of vanilla was not overpowering like the vanilla porter I have had from another company. Toffee also was in the smell and taste with a bit of maple taste. The beer had great lacing and I love the taste. I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 12:48:15 | More by Minkybut
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Texas

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Georgia

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Washington

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Dark brown, almost black body with ruby coming through when held up to light. A cream colored head leaves minimal spots of lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, but mostly loads of caramel and toffee.

Taste: Tons and tons of caramel and toffee, and some bready notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin.

Overall: Really tasty and full of caramel, not cloying. I liked this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 4/11/14. Comes in a 4-pack and my buddy gave me a bottle last night to try. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a brandy snifter glass.

Pours a dark reddish-brown in color with a very small head that doesn't last long. Some light spotty lacing.is seen. The aroma is very nice of toffee and roasted malts. The taste of caramel & toffee hits your tongue up front. A slight bitter finish is noted. As for "sticky' & 'pudding', not really. Not sweet at all either. Overall, it wasn't too bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:13:09 | More by BeerWithMike
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong with butterscotch pudding. Taste is butterscotch, toffee, some sweetness, unique and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth mouth and overall, if you are looking for something different, this is worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 03:09:07 | More by tone77
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doktorhops

Australia

3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Wells they're at it again; beers with artificial flavouring. I'm personally of two minds about it, on the one hand they're bringing out beer flavours that make intriguing propositions, but on the other hand they could have just as easily made a banana bread beer using natural ingredients (like using wheat instead of barley or corn), and their beers aren't as full flavoured as one would expect given the adulterants. Perhaps this time though they've delivered on a label promise?

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Certainly looks the part with it's deep clear caramel body and 1cm tan head, the quintessence of toffee pudding in liquid form.

S: Aroma is on par as well; full sweet toffee notes play off with caramel, sticky dates and a hint of freshly baked bread yeast lingers in the background. Actually you could say this aroma is as close to a label promise as one could get, more so than all the other Wells offerings.

T: Wells I think they got it this time! The flavour is sticky toffee pudding in liquid form (with a caveat I will mention in the mouthfeel). As above full sweet toffee notes play off with caramel, sticky dates and a hint of freshly baked bread yeast. It's also quite moreish, apart from a distracting bitter note in the after taste, normally beers need a bitter hop note at the end but with this brew it's a distraction. One other thing I will mention - the sweetness is not at all cloying.

M: And now the caveat with this ale: it's too watery. Aside from this it is mid to light bodied with medium carbonation.

D: Overall I'm finally impressed with a Wells brew, this one delivers, albeit with some minor annoyances in the after taste and mouthfeel. Personally I thought it could cloy a bit more, as it is the "sticky" in the name is misleading, sorry Wells if you're going to call something sticky it better damn well be sticky. Again I believe that the flavours of this beer could have been produced without adulterants; perhaps in a different style such as a Belgian dubbel or tripel (for sweetness) with a strong crystal malt presence? The only place the added flavouring really shines is in the aroma.

Food match: Complementing this with a sticky toffee pudding would be interesting, otherwise roasted pork or pulled pork would work well with this, along with some German cuisine like pork neck or knuckle... yeah I seem to have a pork fixation with this brew for some reason.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 02:50:09 | More by doktorhops
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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
76 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.