Sticky Treats is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Funky Buddha Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsener glass from a bottle.
Expected for the style, the blonde ale pours a clear gold. It’s capped by an inch-thick cap of bubbly, white froth that offers modest retention. As the head recedes, a soapy ring of residue clings to the glass.
The aroma is sugary sweet with vanilla and backed by a touch of grain.
The palate is predominantly sweet with vanilla and sugar, blended with malted rice. As expected, bitterness is subdued with only a light hopping appearing in the background. Finishes with a lingering sweetness of vanilla and malt that sticks to the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is relatively smooth with its medium-light body and less-than-moderate carbonation.
Sticky Treats tastes like a Rice Krispies treat (in fact, the beer was formerly named Rice Krispies Ale), and as such, is a sugary take on a blonde ale. Likely too sweet for some, it does make for a pleasant refresher in the summer heat.