Williams Bros Impale IPA

Not can conditioned
Williams Bros Impale IPA [baron rating 5/5] - 5.5% gold ale,orange lime pineapple smell,fruity sweet citrus bitter taste,clean bitter finish
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Adnams Ease Up IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Adnams Ease Up IPA [baron rating 5/5] - 4.6% copper ale,earthy biscuity tropical smell,grapefruit bitter taste,piney bittersweet finish

Duvel Tripel Hop Citra

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Duvel Tripel Hop Citra [baron rating 5/5] - 9.5% gold ale,yeasty green apple smell,aggressive grapefruit taste,grapefruit funky finish
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Williams Bros Iconic

Not bottle conditioned
Williams Bros Iconic [baron rating 4/5] - 4.4% copper ale,biscuity peppery citrus smell,leafy bittersweet taste,bittersweet mid piney finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Duvel Tripel Hop Citra

Duvel's Tripel Hop is a very special beer, one that I seek out each year and try (they have experimented with different hops over the past few years). Last summer they put out a six pack of unlabelled Duvel Tripel Hops, asking for people to record what they thought and to feedback the results. The overall winner by quite a way was the 2012 version, using Citra hops. So they have rebrewed that version and made it a regular line-up in their beer portfolio.

It "trounced the four American and one Japanese candidates"
Duvel Moortgat Brewery

  • Duvel Tripel Hop Citra -9.5% Belguim beer super charged with Citra, an American hop from the Yakima Valley in Washington, used for its aromatic, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes
Thank you to Emanuele from R&R Teamwork for sending this through for a baron rating!

Twisted Barrel I Was Made For Lovin'

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Twisted Barrel I Was Made For Lovin' [baron rating 5/5] - 8% black ale,burnt choc smell,oily dark choc vanilla taste,dark choc bitter finish
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Hardknott Rheged Fjall

Not bottle conditioned
Hardknott Rheged Fjall [baron rating 3/5] - 4.5% gold ale,sharp apple wood smoke smell,herbal very bitter taste,dry methol bitter finish
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Guinness Nitro IPA

Not can conditioned
Guinness Nitro IPA [baron rating 1/5] - 5.8% amber ale,sawdust fresh cream smell,think creamy strange mouthfeel,harsh metallic bitter finish
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Ilkley Alpha Beta

Not can conditioned
Ilkley Alpha Beta [baron rating 4/5] - 4.5% gold ale,sweet resinous smell,mild candied rounded bitter taste,dry bittersweet finish
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Twisted Barrel Soup Dragon

Bottle conditioned with lively carbonation!
Twisted Barrel Soup Dragon [baron rating 5/5] - 5.8% copper ale,tingly firey smell,lime saison smoky meat taste,chilli heat & lime finish
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Sharp's Pilsner

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Sharp's Pilsner [baron rating 3/5] - 5.2% pale gold beer,grassy lemongrass smell,buttery cereal slight toffee taste,very smooth finish
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Abbeydale Heathen

Not can conditioned
Abbeydale Heathen [baron rating 5/5] - 4.1% gold ale,tropical piney sulphur smell,resinous fruity piney very bitter taste,dry bitter finish
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Boon Oude Geuze 2013-2014

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Boon Oude Geuze 2013-2014 [baron rating 5/5] - 7% gold beer,fresh hay cut grass smell,so balanced tart sour taste,juicy fruity tart finish
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Twisted Barrel Ale It's Aliiive!!

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Twisted Barrel Ale It's Aliiive!! [baron rating 5/5] - 6.3% copper ale,piney hop smell,very bitter grapefruit taste,grapefruit bitter finish
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Vedett Extra White

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Vedett Extra White [baron rating 5/5] - 4.7% hazy pale gold beer,lime coriander smell,zingy creamy lemon taste,vanilla ice cream lime finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Williams Bros ales



Williams Brothers have been one of my longest supporting breweries, having first sent samples through back in 2010. They are one of the breweries that brew a consistent 'solid' range of ales as well as loads of one offs and stronger more specialist beers. They have supported a number of the Beer Blogger Conferences including sponsoring one of the evening meals.

I bumped into them again this year at BeerX and we got talking about what they were up to (as well as watching them win yet another SIBA Gold award for their "Williams Black".

This was the contents of their latest "care package" for the Baron:

Smart looking cans
Williams Bros. Brewery
  • Caesar Augustus - 4% Lager IPA hybri, crisp clean notes of the finest lager, but with the discret, bitter finish of a well balanced IPA
  • Double Joker IPA - 8.3% bitter sweet, with a big US hop punch, a bold Scottish style Imperial IPA
  • Joker IPA - 5% fresh citrus aroma and bittersweet, full flavour
  • Impale IPA - 5.5% hoppy insurrection, through biting bitterness and big tropical fruit aromas
  • The Scorpion & The Frog - 8.9% mid-atlantic brown ale,a mistake during a brew of Double Joker IPA where dark malts found their way into the brew

Some really nice labels
Williams Bros. Brewery
  • Iconic - 4.4% American Pale Ale, brewed with a blend of Scottish golden & crystal malts, the hops are all-American
  • Paradigm Shift - 6.2% Enhanced Red Ale, brewed with a large amount of Crystal malt,this generously hopped red ale might be best described as a red IPA. Big, citrusy hop aromas and a bitter, malty-caramel flavour
  • Perfect Storm - 4.5% epic IPA, delicious light IPA, full bodied with a striking bitterness and intense fruity hop character
  • Re#Dial - 4% cold fermented craft lager, delivering a crisp & refreshing citrus taste
  • Redact - 4.4% red lager/IPA hybrid, notes of sweet toffee & molasses, and the aromatic punch of Citra & Calypso hops
  • Stravaigin - 6.4%  Scottish craft ale, a floral, light malt ale with a refreshing fruit & herbal finish
Thank you to Williams Bros. for sending these through for a 'baron rating'!

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