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Williams Brothers Joker (Cask)

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Formerly brewed at Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
Williams "Joker" is our wildcard, this is a copper coloured ale, medium bodied and a pleasent mix of spice and fruit, which stretches the palate to a smile!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
In short: A delicious and subtly hoppy British pale ale with a subdued richness and oily hop character.

Cask @ Brickskellar in DC, it looks downright amazing, from the soft green-tinted hazy body to the rough and rocky sea-form head, speckled with hop particles, it almost looks like cinnamon sprinkled on a souffle. Aroma-wise we’re talking about soft, wet, oily hops, resinous even, but all-together quite soft. The palate is hefty but not thick or syrupy... full bodied richness of solid pale malt and a green, young, wet quality to the hops, it’s surprisingly satisfying and delicious, and I could imagine drinking a few of these in one sitting. Fruit and spice is present but makes a minimal contribution, mostly muted by the green, damp hops, but bitterness is kept in check. A delicious spice and hop English cask ale that I can’t help but like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
On cask at the Brickskeller. Pours a hazy greenish yellow with a thick, lacing white head. Smells sweet, a little smokey with some lemons and sweet candy. Flavor is lemony and grapefruity. Slightly thick on the palate. Forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
Cask @ Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma with some earthy hints. Sweet malty hoppy flavor. Sweetish malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Hazy golden color. Simple but pleasant ale, with traces of sweet cookies, and a good hopping. The final is quite bitter, and with even more cookie touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Pot Of Beer, Manchester 23/04/2004 Amber golden coloured slightly rich and sweet on the palate with a fruit aroma. Dry lasting slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2005
(Cask) Creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, some fruitiness, faint peat. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some fruit, light earthy, peat. Light-medium body, very creamy (as if on nitro). Nice session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A pale orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with light notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, giving it a sticky mouthfeel. The end is slightly hoppy and dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden, white head. Toffee aroma, with some hops and fruits. Flavor is a bit hoppy and grows stronger in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2005
Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden. Deep golden. A lot of citrus-aroma. Rather full-bodied and flat. Ok bitterness with fine maltiness.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2004
Worcester Fest. Hazy orange/gold with a small white head. Aromas are sour oranges and yeast. Flavours are oranges with spices. Grain and...at this point I got tired of this type of beer. Going for the Scottish beers at this festival has left me all golden-aled out. The end.


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