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

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Chestnut pour with a thin creamy to soapy beige head. Aroma is loaded with toffee and butterscotch, toast, a little cereal, light apple skin and hints of fruity and planty hops. Flavor is toffee, caramel, butterscotch, earthy yeast, light metal, tree fruit and some fruity, fuggles-like hops to the finish. Light body slightly syrupy entry, light, but sharp and very blanketing carbonation and a dry finish. Decent overall, too buttery and not sweet enough for all the buttery flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (374) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear deep copper colour with a small one finger tan head. Aroma is very sweet with the toffee, some typical malt there as well. The aroma belies the flavour a bit in that the toffee notes are a lot more subtle, you get more malt, caramel flavours, maybe a bit of dark fruit too - the sort of stuff you’d associate with a typical bitter. Sticky and creamy but watered down mouthfeel. It is very sweet for the style, there’s a slight bitterness at the end but the sweetness overrides it, especially as you drink more of it. I liked it but not enough to buy it again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marcius (398) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Brown color and small head. Malty aroma, caramel. Taste is sweet and with a long finish. Nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BusbyJ (2) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Interesting and not overly sweet. Good aroma. Nice color. The toffee flavor is subtle but goes well (ish) with the ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3267) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Very sweet caramel/toffee nose, maybe some light spice, too. Deep reddish/brown color, 1-cm. tan head. Thick caramel initial flavor, sticky indeed, with some graham cracker, small dark fruit note, and minimal bittering. Thin-medium body (not sticky). Interesting aroma, fun at first, but gets annoying later. Flavors are a bit artificial and cloying A one-time thing. Not really a dessert beer -- but rather a beer dessert.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2016
Aroma: Sticky Toffee Pudding! Medium-high sweetness, toffee, syrup, vanilla, caramel, Toasted bready, No hops. Appearance: Brilliant, light brown body. Medium, tan head, fine bubbles, good retention. Lacing Flavour: Medium sticky toffee pudding. Medium toffee, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread. Medium-Light balancing bitterness. No hops. Medium-dry finish with lingering caramel flavour, but not sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-light carbonation, creamy. Overall: The name delivers! This beer is Sticky Toffee Pudding! Not a beer that I can drink in volumes, but a great experience and something I will have and share again. 500 ml bottle, poured. 34C. Experimental Beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (9165) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Small yellow head, rather dense over deep copper to chestnut beer. Toffee, caramelsyrup, treacle. Very sweet nose indeed, as toffees melted down. Taste is way less sweet - thankfully. Again the flavour of toffee, but without the excessive sweetness. Unfortunately, this seems to be achieved by diluting - watering down, let’s not have fear of words - the beer into homeopathic solutionmeasures. Utterly thin, and not very carbonated neither. Substandard.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeard (5) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
The initial scent is pleasant, but the taste quickly outstays its welcome. Burnt, rather than toasted, flavours. Not terrible but wouldn’t drink again in a hurry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntonyWilson (71) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 6, 2016
500ml bottle: Pours a dark amber with red highlights. A persistent, creamy tan head. Aromas of vanilla and some fruit. Also some caramel as well. Tastes of caramel, slight coffee and vanilla. Bitterness is good. Not overly sweet, as one would expect. Medium body with a medium carbonation. Dryish finish. Overall an interesting ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (966) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Dark golden or caramel creamy head good retention. I really dig the unique characters in the aromas. Reminds me of cream soda with extra toffee. The flavors are like a light toffee candy but less sweet. Very over the top toffeeish. Kinda has an espresso thing in there to. Medium bodied light to medium sweet. Taste a little artificial.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Smells like werthers original and tastes like it too. Wasn’t a fan.


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