Since I decided to start this blog I've really had to leave my comfort zone when it comes to beers. My natural inclination is to always go for the stouts or porters, the darker the better, but I'm trying to branch out, and I'm starting to enjoy it. Drinking a pale ale of any description simply wouldn't have happened a few months ago but here we are. This one's from Scottish brewers Williams Bros, they've created a fair few beers over the last few years including Chokka Blokka Mocha Stout which you can read about here. Anyway the beer comes in a colourful 440 can which I picked up from LIDL.
I'll start with an apology. The picture above just isn't right, I don't know if I had the flash on or what happened, maybe I had the flash on when I shouldn't have, who knows. But anyway the colour doesn't look right. In reality it's a much lighter beer almost resembling a lager. Barely any head is created from pouring Talking Head, and yea it's a very light gold colour. This is a 4.4% proof beer so it's at a nice average drinkable level that will have an affect but not blow your head off. The smell is very citrusy and floral but certainly not unpleasant.
The taste very much matches the smell. There's plenty of citrus and hops in there with a slightly orange and almost pineapple twang. There's just enough bitterness to give it a well rounded taste without masking the citrus. It's a crisper taste than I was expecting, but other than that it's pretty unremarkable. This is very much one of those pale ales which if a mate passed you it on a night out you'd say thanks, take a sip, think that's alright, but forget about fairly quickly. There's nothing wrong with Talking Head from William Bros, it's a decent beer. There's also nothing great about it, so it's just a decent beer. 6.5/10