Beer Profile: Well’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale

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Profiled by Ken Carman for PGA

This exactly what the label says: as if someone made a sticky toffee pudding beer.

pgaprofile Yes, it’s a one note, novelty, brew, but that one note is perfect. I wouldn’t drink bottle after bottle, it could get boring. But it’s, essentially, a desert beer.

Toffee tan with great clarity, though the gravity provides some distortion. Big bubble head with some small and pillow.

Nose- caramel and toffee Aroma same with malt behind that.

Mouthfeel is like a liquid version of somewhat sweet sticky pudding: caramel with a viscosity reminiscent of the caramel pudding I had as a kid. No hops sensed.

Heavy side of medium body. Taste tad sweet: just right for pudding. Caramel lightly carbonated, but this is not candy. Luxurious, rich.

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Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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martianKen Carman was born of a deity named Bill many moons ago when his wife Winnie was fermenting well at the time. He is a beer judge, beer writer and reviewer of brew-based business, beer commentator and BEER GOD. Do not challenge the one who ate too many hops one year, hence the green pigment you see to the left!