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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two of the things Britain is renowned for across the globe are traditional ale and puddings. Following the success of Wells Banana Bread Beer comes the latest addition to the exquisitely crafted Wells ales range – Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale.

Wells has been using age-old traditional brewing methods to perfect its ales since 1876 and Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is made to those same exacting standards. It is brewed with our own accredited Natural Mineral Water and the choicest English ingredients. As a result, it delivers all the satisfying, complex taste you’d expect from a true beer but with a unique, indulgent twist.

Using traditional British desserts as our source of inspiration, we discovered that the natural, rich flavours of Sticky Toffee Pudding could be exquisitely combined with darker malts to create a truly distinctive ale. With toffee and caramel hints and rich fruit aromas, Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is an intensely satisfying beer.

Added by Erik-P on 11-26-2013

BEER STATS
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#40,823
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
762
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
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Photo of BishopJ
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look—good, nice brown ale color.
Smell—toffee sweetness predominates, followed by the bitter ale. If you like sweet in your beer, you can enjoy it here.
Taste—two tastes in a row. You taste the toffee first (reminded me of Universal Studios’ Butterbeer), with a quick ale bite at the end.
Feel—smooth, low carbonation as expected in a British bitter.
Overall—bitter is my favorite type of beer, so imagine my thrill of finding this at my local. I’m not a fan of anything too sweet and this beer sort of splits the difference. I can well imagine that this beer might polarize folks into two camps. Not sweet enough for some and too ‘twee’ for others. I enjoyed it, though. Would be a great beer over dessert or at the end of a long day.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Unlike the Banana Bread Beer, which was surprisingly good, this I found to be pretty bad.

Dark brown, small pale tan head soon thins to foamy ring, wisps.

Aroma is brown bread, dark dried figs, DR.Pepper, a bit sweet in an odd way, with some toffee/caramel. Pretty good.

Taste is odd, acridly shapr very burnt sugar, bitter, dry, thin of feel and character.
It does have something of a sticky toffee pudding character in smell, if not taste.

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Photo of Neilos
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent English brown ale pours a
medium dark murky brown with a very nice head of off white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin pooling layer, and displays some excellent lacing.
nose of nutty malts and toffee with touches of brown sugar. Flavors are
pretty much a let down from the nose with muted toffee and subtle cream
with touches of weak brown sugars and a more assertive hop that was
not detectable on the nose which is odd for an English ale from such a
great brewery. Very effervescent mouth feel; medium light body, medium
high carbonation that is bubbly, and a seltzer water like finish.

Overall, a decent brown but outside the norm for the style.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium raisin colored pour with toffee colored lacing.

S - Sugary candied toffee and caramel cream aroma.

T - Starts with a quick hit of candied caramel toffee cream which quickly gives way to some delicate roast bitterness that carries through until the end. Ends with mild bitterness, some dark fruit, and a hint of caramel toffee and some sugary cloying on the very back of the tongue. Some light earthiness.

M - Medium body.

O - Glad to have tried once.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RBWilson73
4.49/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmaggot
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickFry9
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robertas
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Satan_Presides
4.54/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! And smells even better.

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Photo of jason_nwx
2.74/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beersnake1
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from just over room temp. Pours a nice brown with good head. Nose is pretty spot on - toffee pudding! That's pretty much all I get, other than chocolate. Taste is not quite what I expected. A bit bitter up front, with a weak toffee pudding flavor. Kind of like a weak burnt brown sugar, but bitter. Could definitely be sweeter and thicker. Higher ABV would have done wonders. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Overall, not horrible.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krajnyak
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice color, no head or retention to speak of. Taste is fair. Toffee flavor is there, but not balanced at all. Slightly sharp finish, which I would not have expected. Should have seen maltier and sweeter. Overall, only fair.

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Photo of jcbogantes
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hcproff36
2.39/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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