Name of beer
Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale
Wells & Young’s Brewing Company
What the brewer says
“Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.”
If there are two things that are fairly certain in my food and drink habits, it’s that if there is a choice of ale or another drink, bet on ale, and if sticky toffee pudding is on the dessert menu, I’m having it.
However, I might normally shy away from something that is so blatantly “novelty”. Saying that, I once had a beautiful mocha beer, so I was willing to give this a go.
A sweet aroma comes as if straight from the dessert bowl. It’s absolutely lovely, until you start to wonder…just how sweet is this beer going to be?
On the first taste, I’m reassured that it’s not overpoweringly sugary.
On the downside, I’m really not sure what it tastes of. It’s not sticky toffee pudding, too sharp on the tongue and, well, it simply doesn’t taste of it.
I’m not convinced by this…
…but in the interest of fairness, I’ll refill the taster glass and stick with it.
Still smelling powerfully sweet in a way that both excites and troubles. Let’s have another try.
It’s closer beer, but only by virtue of the fact that, other than the smell, I’m not getting sticky toffee pudding. It’s nutty.
In all honesty, and it’s rare I give a bad review, this lacks the pleasure and enjoyment of either ale or sticky toffee pudding. Sorry Wells, this one’s a miss for me.
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