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:
725
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
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30
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226
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Photo of Homebrew
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice brown amber with a thin quickly dissipating head. Smell is of toffee, caramel, vanilla, pudding, butterscotch, sweet cream, and cream soda. Taste of cream soda, with a minor butterscotch notes, and caramel. Lots of alcohol and a rather thin mouth feel leave a lot to be desired.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
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 Matt141
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerdrifter
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful dark mahogany pour with a two finger beige head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is hugely malty with tons of caramel and toffee along with hints of brown sugar, butterscotch, vanilla, brown bread, and nuts. The taste mirrors the nose, dominated by the caramel and toffee, along with hints of molasses, butterscotch, cream soda, brown sugar, vanilla, butterscotch, nuts, and just a touch of cocoa on the finish. The mouthfeel is moderately thick and syrupy with medium carbonation, less sweetness than expected, and decent drinkability. Overall, much better than I had thought it was going to be. Expecting a gimmicky, cloying beer, but instead got a malty and flavorful, albeit leaning towards sweet, and solid beer. Pleasantly surprised.

cream soda

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of soulgrowl
2.14/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sticky toffee pudding. My favorite British pudding.

It looks more or less how you'd want a beer with this name to look; deep brown sugar brown with a respectable ivory-colored head with a nice sheen and okay retention. It does seem a bit too clear, if that makes senses; I'd hoped for a bit more viscosity/opacity. It smells full-on with the toffee, but in a weirdly artificial way, like someone dropped a Caramello bar into a Newkie Brown. Lots of Dairy Milk and Nestle butterscotch chips, not a lot of the deep, rich allspice-and-date notes I'd hope for in a real sticky toffee pudding.

Tastes like butterscotch candy, but somehow dry. Like Werther's infused into a dark lager. Like Vanilla Coke. Like Southern Tier's Creme Brulee, stripped of its richness and depth. In other words, it kind of sucks. The aroma makes it sickly; the mouthfeel makes it anemic. It's not a good match. I really don't know what they're going for here. If you want a beer that's meant to be a drinkable STP, don't hold back; let me have that stickiness, that complexity, that heft. Or, failing that, let me have some hops. There are basically none here.

I would say this is a disappointment, but then I didn't really have high hopes.

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Photo of captnpete133
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of salamiwagon
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark mahogany red in color (very dark brown when viewed from afar) and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving thick lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toffee are present in the nose along with notes of cola.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of toffee-infused cola along with faint hints of butterscotch.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied but a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I got the toffee but I didn't get much of the pudding or any of the stickiness in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Contman
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light and delicious! Fun for the whole family!

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

Photo of lelepat
4.66/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interesting, delicate brew from Wells

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Photo of Dave1999
4.06/5  rDev +17%
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 user785335
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mboeler2
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather sweet with a very distinct malt flavor.

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Photo of mgroothuis
2.41/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Almost drinks like a semi-sweet Coke or something. Mouthfeel is like water. Couldn't finish it.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nostrand41
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kilobees
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HansFranz1
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smooth, not sticky. Pleasant smell, true to name.

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

Very Sweet but not bad

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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.47 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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