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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with one finger head. Very nice sticky toffee aroma. Flavor follows with mild hop bitterness. This worked much better than I was expecting it to.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a one finger, cream head that laces. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, toffee, and fruity esters. Taste is balanced but a touch sweet. Notes of caramel, toffee, and a hint of pudding. Medium body and texture with a pretty clean mouth feel. Overall a not bad beer. I do get the toffee and pudding flavours but they need to be more prominent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (148) - ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear brown with low beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dulce de leche. Flavor of toffee, light sweet, woody, medium bitterness. Feels like English bitter. Medium carbonation. Dry.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
yliyliquor (3) - Kansas city, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
This smelled like a tootsie roll. The color looked like a nice dark brown. It tasted like a bad brown ale. Don’t waste your money.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MrPresentati (38) - Gualala, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
My wife was seduced by the label and brought this swill home. I do enjoy some of what Wells makes, including Bombardier, but this offering is inferior. Artificial coloring ( just toast the malts, for Petes Sake), and added ’natural flavors’ make this a witch’s brew of fake flavor, fake color...which makes me wonder as to the quality of the original product. I refuse to bother anymore with beers with flavorings added after the brewing process is completed. If Wells wanted a vanilla toffee flavor, why couldn’t they have gone the extra mile and added some demerera or burnt sugar, thrown some real vanilla beans into the fermenter and upped the dextrins for a nice, malty, naturally sweet product? This stuff tastes like a cheap, thin, bitter pilsener disguised with coloring and flavoring into an ale that was never meant to be. And they have the nerve to charge $11 a four-pack?! I like to give credit where credit is due, but this is a hilarious discredit to all quality ales from England.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Purchased from the Westwood Krogers on Fergueson Road in Cincinnati, Ohio - Alright, this rich auburn hued brew tastes much like milk coffee with a caramel in it... I liked it, although the 330 ml bottle was a bit pricey.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (593) - ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Reddish-brown with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, caramel and maple syrup. Sweetish, with a caramel and toffee flavors, light bitter aftertaste. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
magpieken (53) - - JUL 31, 2014
500ml bottle. BB11/09/14. Poured an enticing bright, amber brown with frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and raisins. On tasting it, the most noticeable thing is how watery it is. An initial hit of molasses sweetness gives way to an unappealing hint of bitterness. Creamy texture but the body is oh, so light. I was hoping for something luscious and decadent (a bit like a sticky toffee pudding), instead I got a watery English Brown with some caramel essence. Not happy Jan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (296) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 30, 2014
Strong toffee aroma. Really seems youre smelling pudding. And tasting too. Light body, low carbonation, softly sweet. Very pleasent.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mothergoose311 (25) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours clear brown with slight white head. Somewhat nutty aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor could be a bit bolder for my taste. Somewhat lacking.


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