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

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Erik-P on 11-26-2013

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this was very very good

Photo of lelepat
4.66/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interesting, delicate brew from Wells

Photo of Mthom
4.65/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little thin, as others have noted, but surprisingly not-too-sweet. In fact, there is an overriding bitterness that makes it all the more drinkable. The toffee smell hits immediately, but taste-wise is not too cloying. Nice carbonation, good cling on the glass. Mighty impressive for a UK beer attempting the "craft" market. I'd drink this more than I should!

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
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 Liliancreek
4.41/5  rDev +29.7%
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 Olegophren
4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
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 AustinD15
4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Great taste. Nice dark color but pretty light mouth feel. Very nice flavor

Photo of Lauwen82
4.39/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good. Not overly sweet or heavy

Photo of Contman
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light and delicious! Fun for the whole family!

Photo of JPowell712
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Wells! I am in love with their Banana Bread Beer and now this as well. It pours a deep but brown color and immediately you catch the aroma of toffee and caramel. The taste gives off a sweet nutty character, but a dry finish makes it perfect... Not too sweet, just enough. I really enjoy the refreshment of this beer. This should be a desert beer after any good meal. I highly suggest trying this one!

Photo of HarryPotHead
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Was leery about trying this....The name sounds disgusting enough. Received in a mix n match 6 pack for Christmas and thought I would give it a try. Was pleasantly surprised. Low marks for appearance because I couldn't coax a head out of this with the hardest of pours. Mouth feel was rather thin and disappointing as well. Smell was excellent ...lots of vanilla but kind of one dimensional. Taste of sweet vanilla...no bitterness and very drinkable. Wish I had a few more of these. This thing had an awful label tho...lol.

Photo of dogglebe
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Photo of scottwood
4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
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).

Photo of nsg_beer_doc
4.11/5  rDev +20.9%
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 AFCPar-tie-ers
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pedophiles dream come true. Candy in a bottle. we'd all get in the van for this except David, he is holding out for Ryan's buckeye.

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very Sweet but not bad

Photo of jfeyes
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definite toffee nose and taste....more of a dessert beer I think!

Photo of datalager
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body has a nice dark walnut color, pale head lacks froth. Smell is subdued, although toffee definitely appears above the bitter English style hops as it warms. Flavor is very good from the start, much like an English brown ale. Solid mouth feel with a good balance of carbonation and viscosity. This was my first. I'm actually heading to the fridge for another as we speak. Good beer.

Photo of Minkybut
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

Photo of Dave1999
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
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 +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather sweet with a very distinct malt flavor.

Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of shanegatter
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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