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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottled. A cask version at 4.5% is available in August and September.
Gooseberry Wheat Ale
From the Gaelic "Groseid". Since at least the 16th century Scots monks and alewives brewed indigenous drinks from cereals, wild herbs and ripe fruits. Tibbie Shiels green Grozet was immortalised by such Scots literati as Sir Walter Scott, Jas Hogg. (The Ettrick shepherd) and Robert Burns whoconsidered it a most convivial drink.
Brewed with lager malt, wheat, bog myrtle, hops and meadowsweet then secondary fermented with ripe Scottish gooseberries.
A pale golden beer, with a refreshing fruit aroma, clean palate, fruity wheat flavour and crisp finish. Recommended with, light foods, pastas and salads.
Drink well chilled in a tall glass.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (868) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow with medium dense white head. Aroma sweet gooseberry notes. Taste sweet malty, some citrus notes as well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cargo150 (522) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bière de couleur jaune pale avec un maigre col blanc. Nez de malt et de fruits. En bouche c’est une bière légère gouttant les agrumes avec une légère amertume. Peu goutteuse et très peu intéressante...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bouteille de 330ml meilleure avant le mois d’avril 2015. Bière jaune dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de savon et de parfum aux fruits. La bouche est mince avec des saveurs fruitées, légers. Passablement mince, une bière de soif pour ceux qui aiment se faire savonner la langue.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MisoW (1054) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is Style #68. Aroma is malty, wheat, hints of honey. Taste is malty, bit sourish, medium sweet, herbs, watery, hints of honey.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4223) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Golden color with small white head. Wheat, malt, some fruitiness, notes of honey in aroma. Sweet malty, honey, some spices.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured light golden colour with thin white head. Zesty fruit aroma. Light body. Clean, with grapefruit. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (429) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 13, 2013
W aromacie słodko - kwaśno, słodko od słodów pszenicznych, kwaśno od agrestu, ładnie się to komponuje. W smaku lekki kwasek i niezła pełnia, przy czym fajnie to razem gra ze sobą. Orzeźwiające i wysoko pijalne.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Jaune claire avec une petite mousse blanche qui rétréci vite. L’arôme prononcé de groseille à maquereau et du malt. Le goût et pareille, mais très doux. Carbonation moyenne avec les bulles doux. Intéressant et assez bonne, mais non-remarquable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Going to assume most ratebeerians are going to dismiss this (que the "not enough hops" and/or "never had this so I dunno" style comments") but I like what’s happening here. And what’s happening is this: a honey coloured pour with nary a cap in sight; a nose of fresh peeled citrus & champagne; a crisp palate; a cleansing palate; and intriguing flavour. May not have a hipster moustache but I dig it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A bit thin, but some malt combined with a plum and berry flavor that builds to an earthy, smooth finish which tapers long off. Interesting and different.


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