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

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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding AleWells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale

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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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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-08-2014 22:11:07 | More by Extol
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Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-07-2014 22:31:50 | More by harpus
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-07-2014 17:20:47 | More by CurtisD
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-06-2014 21:34:56 | More by dharmabum1102
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tried this as part of a mixed six. I tend to like sweet beers so decided to give it a run. Good looking beer that has an interesting smell that is nothing special. Taste was very good, probably what some like but not what I was looking for. While a good beer it was nothing that I would probably buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 03:38:51 | More by JamieDuncan
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark red-brown color with great clarity. Head is ill formed and short lived. Thin, wispy lacing.

S: toffee, butterscotch, and thick sticky caramel all over the nose. That's pretty much it.

T: Faint cocoa powder, thinly nutty. Huge wave of toffee and butterscotch. Grassy flavors if you look for them. Maybe a little steely? Grainy finish with lots of butterscotch and toffee.

M: Light-medium body. Thin and emaciated malt body, sticky and artificial sort of feel. Strongly prickling carbonation.

O: I've never had sticky toffee pudding, but the rich and sticky dessert qualities of this beer are not lost on me. That part of the brew comes across quite obviously. The beer beneath is rather lacking however. If you have a big sweet tooth, this might be a guilty pleasure sort of beer for you. Otherwise there's not a lot offered here.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:03:48 | More by ryan1788a5
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olbubba

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-05-2014 00:40:15 | More by olbubba
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memphischas

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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hreb

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330mL bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours medium brown in color. Fairly thin, big soda bubbles, and a moderate tan head which falls quickly. Based on the name, I was hoping for a big stone fruit and raisin aroma, like some kind of 5% barleywine. Nope, aroma is quite faint, and suggests lager to me (schwarzbier? maybe Newcastle?). Flavor is where all that action is. The first drop on my tongue suggests caramel. Well, specifically, cream soda. But beyond that, sweetness wise, there's very little there. I get a little bit of hops in the middle of the palate. Which I guess is nice to keep this in balance, because there's obviously some unfermentables here. But between the mellow flavors and decided un-mellow carbonation, I don't think this beer succeeds in living up to its namesake and inspiration. It was a fun enough gimmick but not worth seeking out.

Yeah, totally cream soda. Not that high brow stuff either. Think A&W.

Bottle dated 12/11/14. Don't know if that's MMDDYY or DDMMYY but either way that's a long way in the future for a 5% ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 04:51:26 | More by hreb
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caverog

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-04-2014 04:24:03 | More by caverog
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +28%

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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

02-28-2014 07:42:11 | More by SocalKicks
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BUBBAatTEC

Georgia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

02-26-2014 13:19:00 | More by BUBBAatTEC
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bf7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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RockinRob925

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.6%

02-24-2014 00:05:37 | More by RockinRob925
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a perfectly clear, dark brown body with a medium-small, off-white head. No appreciable lacing.

Smell: A little toast, some roast, a hint of fruit, a few loose coins procured from between the couch cushions, and a layer of sweet-scented toffee flavor.

Taste: A lightly sugary, sweet beginning with the toffee flavoring additive (though, thankfully, it's not too sweet). Some roast, some raisin, some nuttiness. Low metallic astringency mars the taste and rides out the meagerly sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: As with the Wells Banana Bread, it's another tolerable, one-time, flavored beer for me. Saleswise, it lacks the "whaaaa?" factor of the Banana beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:55:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-22-2014 17:40:08 | More by Boston_Steve
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Deep brown/mahogany, clear, with a few lazy bubbles rising. Virtually no head, disappointingly. Labeling is goofy, but gets one in the mood for a rich toffee dessert.

S: Significant hops, to the contrary of the intended styling. Some sweet caramel/toffee malts in there too. Everything seems a little watered-down.

T: Yeah, it's sweet caramel/cream pudding, but the hops are still too present in the finish. Makes it more of a classic, balanced beer, but that's not what I was looking for. And those looking for a balanced beer will also be disappointed. Nice try, though.

M: Too effervescent and light-bodied to imitate pudding, not creamy (further hurt by the lack of head).

O: Everything seemed hastily put together; not enough caramel/cream aroma or flavor, too much hops, not thick or creamy at all. It did have moderate components of toffee pudding, but ultimately came up quite short. Stick to their more on-target, cheaper, more available banana bread beer if you're looking for the alcoholic liquid recreation of desert food.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 06:28:52 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 01:52:58 | More by chinchill
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
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