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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Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

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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Photo of stevoj
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Beautiful sweet, sticky, dessert aroma, but doesn’t live up to the expectations of the nose. Pours a clear dark brown with a ring of airy head, taste is sweet but flat, with some burnt sugar flavor. Finishes fast, mild sticky coating on the tongue.

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Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
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 nuebs
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leadpaint76
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of Angerhaus
2.47/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spreadword
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajilllau
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a dessert beer. It has an overwhelming smell of toffee or caramel. It has a cola color and it's somewhat light. The taste is not sweet but definitely caramely. I probably wouldn't order this with dinner because I'm not sure what I'd drink it with but I would definitely suggest it for dessert. I would not put this on draft but I would use this for a dessert beer for a tasting.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. It pours a cola-brown color with a frothy one-finger khaki head and lacing. The smell is very sweet caramel, one of the sweetest beer smells I've experienced. The taste is equally unusual with strong caramel and malt. The initial sweet, nutty taste quickly gives way to a sour, even bitter, finish. It's a mild ale, pleasantly carbonated, and very easy to drink with a low ABV of 5%. Overall, this ale is basically a novelty. It might be better on draught.

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Photo of cleve1212
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myouman
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WyattBurp
5/5  rDev +44.1%
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 tummy345
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattoclone
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Much better on the second sampling a year later. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma is all caramel. On the palate it is not as sweet as the name would imply, but the burnt caramelized flavor is dominant. Great dessert beer, lie Callard & Bowser toffee or Dark Chocolate Heath bar.

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Photo of BeerInspector
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
4.36/5  rDev +25.6%
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 heygeebee
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, little head.
Smell is quite sweet, lots of sugar and molasses.
Taste is sweet n sour.... Lots of sugar and toffee and almost burnt treacle, with a somewhat sharp note at the end. A little bit of a mishmash.
Mouth fell nice n full bodied.
Nice beer but more of a novelty...

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

Photo of Seabass1964
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-clear amber color with a decent enough transparency around it. A two finger white foamy head gazed over the beer and dissipated in a slow wake (die, head, die, I wanted to say, boy did that go slow). Sticky lace weaves around the glass.
The smell, would you guess it to be "toffee?" Eh, who would have thunk (inserts sarcastic rolling eyes emoji right here). Other than that, light nuttiness with some toast, marshmallow, and vanilla, it smells really nice.
The taste is immensely sweet through guess what: exactly the toffee. Nutty aspects along with the toast, marshmallow and vanilla stay very subdued.
The mouthfeel, well, one could say that could leave a bit to be desired as it's extremely wet with a misguided slick and hollow cavity to it. I would have thought with toffee, nuts, toast, marshmallow, and vanilla, there would be some kind of substance to this thing. Well, not exactly.
Overall, well, my impression is that the smell and taste have it nailed down, but the mouthfeel, well, if Wells & Youngs beefed it up on the palate, this could definitely be an award winner, IMO. Me, I'd probably still come back to this.

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Photo of Raime
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wells Sticky Toffee pudding whateverthefuck.

After a long fourteen hour shift and about 4000 post work calories consumed, it is most certainly time for a night cap. Grabbed this bottle a few nighta ago for $2.50. Sounded quite tasty but we shall see how thinga turn out. Enough talk, let's drink.

Look - Poured from a twelve lunce bottle into a tulip because I'm feeling like an aristocrat tonight. Poured a very deep though clear amber with a two finger off white head that stucks around tightly and eventually dies down to a large cap of froth amongst the top of the swill. Carbonation appears to be non existant as the beer is gazed upon through the glass. Eventually the head dies down to a thick and very sticky ring around the top of the swill. A good amount of sticky lace is left remaining

Smell - Toffee is huge in the nose as expected since it is one of theain ingredients listed on the bottle. Nutty aspects with a slight toastyness and just a smidge of slight roast. The pudding aspect is also apparent though not exactly prevelant by any means. I hope the pudding develops more in the flavor portion of this beer.

Taste - Once again a large dosage of toffee leads the way with the toasted nuttyness. The pudding aspects become quite apparent and it js tapioca in nature. The pudding flavor really sticks around for what seems like forever. Just a touch of fudge like chocolate. Good tasting though I wish the pudding flavor were stronger. Beer is not as sweet as the name would lead you on to believe .

Feel - The feel is quite watery and the body is quite thin though not like other beers of this lower ABV range. Carbonation remains very light in the mouth and the pudding aspect coats the entirety of the mouth. Beer swallows rather slick and goes down easily. No cloyingly sweetness is present.

Overall - Overall it's actually a pretty alright dessert beer. Not filling like a huge chocolatey stout but enough to please that after meal sweet tooth you may have. At $2.50 a bottle I honestly doubt I would buy this again seeing aa there are better options available in the price range. Though I would have again if it were handed to me. As always, try it for yourself and come to your own judgement..

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Photo of morebeergood
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very sweet. Makes a good dessert beer, but does not pair well with a meal. Flavor was spot on what you'd expect from the name. Nailed that part.

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

Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.47 out of 5 based on 727 ratings.
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