Chieftain
Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - English
ABV:
4%
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Avg:
3.16 | pDev: 13.29%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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Williams Brothers Brewing Company
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2015. Picked up just the other day from Aldi (in time for Burns night). Described as a pale ale with a hoppy aroma.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A pale golden hue with low carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light floral hops with hints of mild white fruit, faint citrus, grass/hay, grainy malt and ale yeast. Tasty.

Tastes of light, fruity hops and grain, with a mild finish. Notes of grass/hay, subtle white fruit, faint citrus hints, grainy malt, fruity ale yeast and a delicate earthiness in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a muted hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with good body and pleasant hop oils on the tongue. The carbonation is rather subdued - could certainly be livelier. An aftertaste of mild aromatic hops and grainy malt.

Pretty good; a satisfying pale ale that goes down nicely. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour have a soft hoppiness carefully balanced by light malt and faint yeast esters. Decent body - would benefit from enhanced carbonation. A very drinkable brew that would be perfect for summer. Worth sampling if you come across it.

Jan 25, 2014
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vinicole from England

3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought from Aldi just before Burn's night.

Extremely pale golden ale. Plenty of carbonation without producing a head.

Slight hop to the nose but mostly bubbles.

Light hoppy flavour with a touch of sweetness. Not much flavour at all.

Rather insipid and somewhat oily.

I will raise a glass with more peaty offering to my haggis.

Jan 24, 2014
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.01/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml bottle from Aldi's (£1.50):
I am a big fan of Williams Brothers beers but sadly this one failed to deliver and can be considered nothing better than a disappointment from the brewery. The beer stopped short of proving undrinkable but I wouldn't really class it as enjoyable down to the fact it was so basic and uninteresting with little more than a mildly hoppy, bitter taste that could have been any other golden ale I've tried in the past; I'd sooner go back to countless others from the brewery before picking this one up again I'm afraid.

Oct 03, 2014
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windypete from England

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 06, 2015
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thommo_nk from Scotland

2.42/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Jan 30, 2015
Chieftain from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 5 ratings