Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale – Wells & Young Brewing Company (ENG)

After sampling Wells and Young’s other delicious dessert ales, Banana Bread Beer and Double Chocolate Stout, I had no qualms about trying the rather sickly-sounding ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale’.

To quote Wells and Young, “This is very much a beer first and a dessert second, it is brewed with our trusted pale ale malt and a secret blend of complex sugars. The initial sweetness of Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is tempered by a gentle bitterness from two of England’s most traditional hop varieties- Fuggles and Goldings. This delivers the sweet taste of caramel and toffee along with a smooth and robust aftertaste”.

Wells' Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale - get your just desserts.
Wells’ Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale – get your just desserts.

 

I couldn’t have put it better myself. Like their other dessert ales, this is primarily an ale and a very good one at that. I’ve always been a fan of English ales with caramel/toffee undertones so the sticky toffee pudding flavour is no quantum leap. Once again, the dessert flavour is subtle and not overpowering. In fact, it smells sweeter than it tastes, where the bitterness of the hops dominates the smooth, warm sugars on the tongue. It’s a deeply satisfying, winter ale and would go well with custard.

If you’ve not yet tried one of these dessert ales, do yourself a favour and have some pudding. Or why not try a beer cocktail of Banana Bread Beer and Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale and make a Banoffee Pudding Bitter?

Mixing double chocolate with caramel undertones, here’s The Undertones with …..’More Songs About Chocolate And Girls’, great song, shit vid …………………

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