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Williams Joker - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 02-06-2006)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Knapp85:
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

This poured out as a very pale yellow color with a soapy white head on top. The retention is minimal and there is basically no lacing. The smell of the beer has some English malts with a mild earthy hop aroma. The taste of the beer continues with the nose, it's got some mild dry malt with a subtle bitter finish. Te mouthfeel is drinkable and smooth. Overall it's a decent brew. Nothing too exciting but it's not bad.

01-29-2013 02:08:11 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured into an imperial nonic a dull light to medium golden with a thin really quick to fade white head,UK yeasty aromas like that of green apple,and biscuit malt dominate,a little leafy hop shows thru as well.For the style its pretty nice,this would never cut as an American IPA,but an English one yes,leafy with some of the slight green apple-like tartness,a firm sweetish malt base holds thru the finish.An easy going beer,quaffable and not in your face.

01-09-2011 21:20:55 | More by oberon
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

Mid sized bottle, has best before dating on the rear label. Purchased at Yorktown Beer and Soda, Yorktown, NY. Pours hazed and dull golden, near white head, ample blobs and squiggles of lacing left on the glass.

Soft and mild grassy and resiny hop nose.

Easy drinking British Ale, Scotland truly is not know for its hops nor hoppy beer and this one doesn't go against the conventional. Malty yes, hoppy not really. IPA? Barely...tastes more like Brit style pale to me.

Fruity, balanced and quite drinkable stuff, worth a try if you see it in your local, surprised to find it in one of mine.

09-09-2010 22:15:19 | More by Billolick
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kaneel

France

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-28-2012 22:37:13 | More by kaneel
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear gold color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of hops with some citrus and grass notes. The flavor is grassy hops with some lighter malts. The beer is fairly bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-03-2010 02:46:54 | More by Mora2000
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bluelynbrewing

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-02-2013 14:31:53 | More by bluelynbrewing
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

A 500ml bottle with a missing BB date. I picked this up about two months ago from a reputable supermarket, so hopefully it should be well in date. Described as 'Wickedly Hoppy', with some cool label art.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that hangs around for a minute or two before disappearing. Aroma of floral hop notes with hints of grass and citrus, underpinned by subtle caramel malt.

Tastes of mild aromatic hops with a dry finish. Notes of grass, faint citrus and a hint of caramel malt. Slightly acidic, with a weak bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but the body is a tad thin. Slightly astringent. Aftertaste of faint stewed hop notes.

Meh - not a brilliant IPA. The hop aromas/flavours are quite subtle and seem curtailed, while the bitterness that you would expect from an IPA is virtually absent. The malt presence is also a bit weak. The 'drinkability' of this ale is good - it slides down easily enough - but it's much more like a pale ale or blonde ale in character. Falls short of the mark, and certainly isn't 'Wickedly Hoppy'. No need to put this on your must-try list.

08-29-2012 22:42:22 | More by jazzyjeff13
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2013 14:26:59 | More by ryser2k
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2013 11:29:32 | More by Ciocanelu
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WSB

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

This beer pours a golden straw color, with a thin white head and lots of bubbles.

Smell is mildly yeasty, sweet, with a faint hint of hops that becomes more profound as you drink down the glass and give the aroma more room to collect in the bell of the glass.

Mouthfeel is bubbly- there is lots of carbonation, with a light body.

Taste is yeast and malt, with barely perceptible hops aftertaste and bitterness.

Overall a very mild flavor, more a lighter larger than what we would normally consider an IPA. Noticeably different from American IPA's due to its balance of malt and hops. Very refreshing.

08-08-2011 16:55:47 | More by WSB
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-03-2012 08:14:49 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

From the 500 ml. bottle marked Dec 2012. Sampled on March 24, 2012. It pours golden yellow with slowly moving carbonation leading to a sizable cream colored head and good clarity. For an IPA the aroma is subtle and mellow with malts and cantaloupe marking the aroma and the hop base is more behind the scenes. The body is light to medium. Scottish malts lead the taste with a slight citrus feel and a less notable hop finish. One would think that an IPA would be hoppier than this but in my opinion, traditional hops and more balanced and subtle because the brewer would have wanted to ensure the quality of the beer as it went abroad. A pleasant beer.

03-24-2012 22:19:00 | More by puboflyons
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

500 ml bottle, best before July 2011. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is OK, with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready malt, and some citrusy hops and butterscotch. Taste is citrusy hops, grainy malt, and a bit of grassy hops and spice. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it's not hard to drink at all. It's not a bad overall brew, I'll have to try this one again in the future.

12-24-2010 01:34:00 | More by bluejacket74
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2013 18:07:32 | More by Pelicanrocks
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-05-2013 20:55:46 | More by GrantBrennan
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-04-2013 08:53:34 | More by WillAndSarah
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast and pale malts are present in the nose along with some notes of floral hops and hints of citrus.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has some additional hints of grassy hops. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It finishes with a slight amount of dryness.
O: This beer seems more like an English Pale Ale and less like an English IPA. Nevertheless, it is very easy to drink and perfectly sessionable.

12-16-2012 22:38:35 | More by metter98
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%

Green labelled (unlike the picture on BA), 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2011, drank and reviewed in Jan 2011. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard.

Pale amber, tangerine orange in colour, good white head on top, which left behind some good lacing.

Floral hoppy aroma, some semi-sour citrusy notes as well (pink grapefruit and lemons?).

The taste is citrus fruit bitter, with a drying hop aftertaste. No malt content found in the flavour or smell.

Almost too well carbonated, slightly fizzy if a large mouthful is taken, less so in smaller sips.

Easy to drink and a fine example of a British IPA.

01-04-2011 16:47:00 | More by BlackHaddock
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paperwerewolf

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-12-2012 20:33:05 | More by paperwerewolf
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DaKur

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2013 14:22:16 | More by DaKur
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mfgreene

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-13-2012 18:55:22 | More by mfgreene
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2014 17:48:44 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.17/5  rDev -39.7%

Poured out of a large bottle into a tasting glass. Served cool.

A-light, gold body, white head.

S-smoky with a slightly corn smell. No perceived hop smell.

T-strong peat flavor throughout and floral.

M-light.

D-No. I would avoid this. Too many off putting flavors.

11-23-2010 02:43:14 | More by jneiswender
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +5%

On-cask 5/27/2011 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, some hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then good hops bitterness comes in but it’s a bit week for the style. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer worth drinking for a while but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

06-02-2011 15:07:45 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-15-2013 12:58:08 | More by BogBoyJD
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Williams Joker from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.