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
Ratings:
727
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
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30
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Photo of fishguyac
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a much, much better ale than the ratings.
Here is my main reason to appreciate Sticky Toffee Pudding: it is audacious and gets away with it because Wells knows what they are doing. Most American extreme interpretations of the styles of other traditions (or beers that seem to be inventions without a tradition to build on)... well, those somehow often lack integrity. But Wells' top three rated brews are all dessert-related (which I point out that the Brits are not known for.) Sticky Toffee is their 5th most rated ale and it is convincing. (I've only eaten sticky pudding once and, frankly, I prefer the ale.) Be that as it all may....
Looks like a very dark ale with lots of lovely lace crowning the top of the glass.
As for Smells, I get a nose full of this dessert... and it does not seem too sweet.
Tastes are slightly less successful. While the hops need to come in to play to prevent this ale from becoming a sugar and malt bomb... hops typically like to steal the show... if the brewer lets them. To Wells' credit, they restrain this hops tendency and Pudding wins.
Feel on a dark 5% understandably seems thin. But the finish is strong because this is a sweet beer for sweet people.
Also, I Had Sticky Pudding with about 7 ounces of Newman's Os (Paul's oreos). So if I ever come down from this sugar high, I will consider revising this review and rating.

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The look and smell of this beer are as advertised: sticky toffee pudding. The taste is similar to the smell, but just a little bit more subtle. It is quite tasty as a dessert brown, but I am not sure that one would drink multiple sticky toffee pudding ales.

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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Very dark brown. Fine frothy head that settles to a wispy layer.
Rich sweet caramel aroma. Sponge pudding.
Sweet. Tastes like the smell but not as fulsome. Vanilla present. The saccharine flavour is dispersed by a bitter finish.
Unexpectedly thin.
Quite a decent dessert beer.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost heaven in a bottle. Rich brown. Caramel and toffee blast not to sweet or sugary. A delicious treat on a good desert beer. Fairly smooth in drinking this beer.

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Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jsalz21
2.57/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RAFH
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.11/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear uby brown with a small head. The aroma features lots of English toffee, caramel, banana, bubblegum and a lot of brown sugar. The flavor is much drier than the smell, with dry caramel, toffee, and a woodsy hop finish. The mouthfeel is fairly thin with low creamy carbonation. Overall this is a really nice beer - it smells very sweet, but drinks dry, with a set of very enjoyable flavors.

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Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donspublic
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1/2 finger light tan head, little retention, nice lacing. Dark brown in the glass, some light is peaking thru. Smells of toffee and caramel, with some bready malt peaking thru. Taste is initially sweet malt on the front, the caramel and toffee flavors come out in the middle and it finishes with a mild bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a little light but if you want a caramelish brown ale then this is for you.

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Photo of xDelinquent
4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian74
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pico_suarez
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kimbo_slice17
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice body with a beautiful caramel color. Not overwhelmingly sweet-with hints of butterscotch. Essence of caramel and hunts of banana with a tiny hop finish. Delicious-would drink more than one.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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