If you're wondering why I'm reviewing so many WIlliam Bros beers at the moment the answer is very simple, I keep finding them for around a pound in LIDL and ALDI. In the case of Warehouse Pale Ale we have an ALDI exclusive, so that's exciting. The Alloa based brewery have a pretty extensive range including March of the Penguins which I particularly enjoyed. While I've got no great plans to visit Alloa if I did find myself there I'd probably pay the brewery a visit just because it feels like they have more than done their bit keeping me stocked up during the covid lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. I really hope I'm not adding 2022 to that list in 12 months time.
The beer comes in a 330ml yellow/gold and black can. It looks alright on the shelf and has the exact same design as Studio 54 IPA and Golden Torch which I reviewed a couple of days ago. I have to say both of those beers were really good, solid 7-7.5 out of 10 beers so I'm actually looking forward to Warehouse Pale Ale more than I usually would as a dark beer drinker. In term of strength Warehouse is bang in the middle of the other two with a 4.8% alcohol content, which is the kind of alcohol content I find a bit middle groundy. It's above a good session percentage, but below a you'll really know you're drinking this percentage.
Be a little careful pouring this one it's quite lively. Warehouse has a big, and surprisingly stable head with a light yellow body which matches the can quite nicely. As with most pale ales you aren't going to struggle to see through Warehouse, but it's reasonably good looking. The aroma has a lot of citrus, which is a shame because I'm getting a bit bored of heavy citrus based pale drinks, come on guys do something new for a change. Still I'll try not to hold that against the beer as clearly light citrus drinks are very much the thing this year.
Sadly the taste is quite sharp. I'd say there's some grapefruit in there, but it's mainly citrus and possibly some peach. Once you get used to the slightly sharper than expected first taste you can start to appreciate that this is a pretty good thirst quencher of a beer, but it doesn't do anything to really stand out. I'm going to give Warehouse Pale Ale from Williams Bros a fairly generous 6 out of 10. Its difficult to be too critical of a beer that cost around the £1 mark and delivers a decent, if not unique flavour.