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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
United Kingdom (England) | website

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

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141
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704
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
34.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 141 | Ratings: 704
Photo of WyattBurp
5/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic at proper temperature. Aroma is caramel, with brown sugar overtones. Flavor is a good balance of dark toffee, caramel, with a hint of vanilla. Not overtly sweet; has a nice crisp finish, with a final hint of mild bitterness that lingers deliciously.

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Photo of Mthom
4.65/5  rDev +35.2%
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!

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Photo of Cheeseboo
4.4/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bit too sweet, but tasty. I might drink it again. It's a basic ale with flavor. At first taste it is pretty good, but the aftertaste does linger.

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Photo of tmist
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sticky Toffee Pudding Addle has a butterscotch pudding aroma and taste with a malty ending and very lightly carbonated mouthfeel. It's quite nice, though I think I like Wells' Banana Bread a little bit more.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.36/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had from the bottle, Madison's Hoboken, NJ

A: the weakest area here, it's a watery looking brown ale, not ugly but you may get worried without tasting it. S: amazing. Burnt brown sugar, smells like the classic dessert. T: love it! It really tastes like a toffee brown ale. Sweet but so good. Didn't feel too artificial to me. F: velvety, so crushable. Deadly in a way, it was almost too easy to drink. O: for you sweet tooths, like me, this is a dream come true. It's an awesome dessert beer that qualifies as a real treat. I recommend it.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from 12 oz bottle. Very sweet. Delicious, but not sure if I'd want to have too many of these. I would definitely recommend trying it at least once though.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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!

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Photo of HarryPotHead
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

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Photo of dogglebe
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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Photo of scottwood
4.14/5  rDev +20.3%
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).

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.14/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm not a fan of sweet, flavored beers; that said, this is a good one. Beautiful color when poured into a mug--dark amberish brown. 1/2" beige head which dissipated significantly within a minute or so. You will definitely get all the sweet flavors you expect, but it's a little bitter if you drink it cold. Drink this one at room temperature and it will prove to be a good alternative to the norm.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Ok this one pours a clear dark copper color with tinges of brown, red and caramel coloration in the background. There seems to be plenty of robust carbonation floating to the top in fast form and the head takes on a sponge toffee like texture that could also be associated with soap film. Awesome lacing that just like the name of this suggests, is sticky and has a holding grip on the side of the glass! Well done!

S- There is huge amounts of sticky toffee pudding aromas, butterscotch, rum & butter, huge vanilla latte, brown sugar malt...not a whole lot else....it smells just like the actual dessert. No bitterness/dryness on the finish....full, robust and sweet sums it up!

T- Alright....the flavors follow the aromas rather well, but in a much more muted fashion, which I think is actually a good thing! Prominent flavors of brown sugar, caramel/toffee, syrup riddled bread, rum & butter, butterscotch....big vanilla flavors as well. The big difference is on the finish...no real hop bitterness, but in more of a true English Ale fashion, this finishes dry and clean, which balances all of the sweetness out

M/O- Lighter in body than I expected and the carbonation is aggressive, as it first looked. I quite like this and appreciate that it's not as sweet as I thought it would be...however...I don't think I'd have more than one of these in a sitting...definitely a nice dessert brew and I'd enjoy it again for sure....a unique take on a Brown Ale and well done...tastes like a beer version of the classic dessert!

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Photo of nsg_beer_doc
4.11/5  rDev +19.5%
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

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Photo of datalager
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of Minkybut
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The appearance is a dark brown with a small off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee, caramel and some vanilla extract. The taste matches the aroma and is rather thick for the palate.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.06/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn stemmed flute.

a: Clear copper/ruby with an inch and a half offwhite head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Butterscotch pudding.

t: Fairly intense toffee/butterscotch notes follow - and overwhelm - what seems like a mild caramel malt base. Sweet finish with lingering toffee notes.

m: Light to medium, good body and huge carbonation tingle.

o: An interesting novelty dessert brew, somewhat like drinking candy but not in a cloying way. Gives the impression of being "chewy" even though the body is not terribly heavy.

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Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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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Photo of GOBLIN
3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straight up amazing aromas coming off this beer. Unfortunately the smell doesn't translate into the flavors. Not a bad thing at all . . . Just wish the taste and feel were able to keep up with the nose. Good beer, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of tone77
3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of MattwyLee
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a slowly dissipating head.
Really sweet aroma; toffee is definitely there, with slight hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.
Taste is slightly lighter than the smell; kind of watered down. I got a bit of metallic taste at the beginning. Very little hops.
Really light mouthfeel with small amount of carbonation.

Would have it from time to time, as it kind of feels like drinking a soda. It would not be my go to 'sweet' beer.

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