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Birds & Bees

Rating: 3.6

Now for my ninth beer from the Williams Brothers brewery, this is one that I have tried once in the past and enjoyed so I decided to pick a bottle up the other week whilst in Morrisons to give it a proper review rather than a quick taste of the stuff in a pub. I tend to find beers from this brewery to score around average, with most scoring just over 3 out of 5 which isn’t exactly great but the beers are always drinkable with the odd exception. This one however was one of the nicer from the brewery that I recall drinking so hopefully I still feel the same way now when I give it a proper try; I am already looking forward to my tenth Williams Brothers beer as well.

Appearance (4/5): A light golden straw colour with a thumb sized, bubbly white head at the top of the glass. The retention of the head is good and it eventually settles to a thick looking lacing.
Aroma (6/10): Light and summery on the nose with a good fruity aroma and a touch of lager like hops as well as some malts and a citrus aroma towards the end. Light but pleasant on the nose.
Taste (7/10): Much the same as the smell with a light and fruity taste to the beer along with the hops mentioned in the nose. The malts are hidden but the lemon zest and a floral like flavour make an appearance. Again the drink it light and pleasant.
Palate (4/5): Light in body and quite smooth with an almost watery feel to it but not quite. The palate feel good and there is minimal bitterness to this one which makes it rather refreshing.

Overall (14/20): Quite nice, light and refreshing beer than would good down well sitting in the sun. The flavours were well balanced and it was easy to drink. I would have this one again depending on the price of a bottle.

Brewed In: Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Brewery: Williams Brothers Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2009
Type: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Abv: 4.3%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.99

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