Get an outside edge with Sticky Wicket

Inspired by cricket's oldest rivalry, Sticky Wicket pitches together English and Australian ingredients in a tropical, refreshing pale ale. With grapefruit and lychee notes racing through the covers of a biscuity malt base, you'll be stumped to find a better brew for the beer garden…

'How's that' for a summer seasonal?

If willow on leather is the sound of English summer, then Sticky Wicket might just be its taste. Found at the bar between May and July, it's a crisp, clean and fruity pale ale, perfect for savouring throughout the cricket season.

A blend of English Pale Ale and Munich malts provide the biscuit background, while the Australian Topaz and Ella hops form a formidable partnership to bring distinctive tropical flavours to the fore.

Brewer's notes

Brewed to 4.7% ABV, Sticky Wicket opens with a pale gold pour and the appealing aromas of fruity hops. On the palate, the Topaz hop adds a resinous grassy flavour with gentle hints of lychee, while the Ella hop hits the winning runs with tropical grapefruit notes and a subtle spicy finish.

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Taste profile

Sight: Pale gold
Smell: Fruity hops
Taste: Tropical fruit, biscuity malt

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First brewed in collaboration with Australian brewer Stone & Wood in the lead up to the 2013 Ashes series, Sticky Wicket is already a key player in Fuller’s squad of seasonal ales.


Ale yeast
Malts: Munich, Pale Ale, Wheat
Hops: Ella, Topaz

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ABV: 4.7

Food pairing

Bring out the best in a pork pie with Sticky Wicket.

Beer is the perfect partner for a pork pie, and Sticky Wicket brings out the best in this British classic. The sweet biscuity and fruity notes of this golden ale will perfectly complement the sweetness in the meat, and the beers bitterness will then cut through the pastry leaving the palate refreshed in between mouthfuls.

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