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

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RATINGS: 738   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (547) - Toronto, 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 (1926) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma of wheat, berries, peppery hops. Nice light flavour, some pale malts, citrus, wheat, hops and berries. Somewhat like a typical golden ale with a small weissbier-like quality. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle shared on the train from Inverness to Wick, from Tomlinsons as William Brothers Grozet, 20/10/13. Clear pale blonde with a thin white head. Nose is pale malts, light citrus, grainy, cereals. Taste comprises pale malts, light caramel, corn, wheat. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the finale. So so affair - not rushing back to this one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette & Dr. Mengele. Clear golden - white head. Peppery, fruity, zesty notes, sweet flesh, goosebeeries, black peppery finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ratebeermaxx (2) - RUSSIA - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
More like lager, light, fruity beer. Not impressive, but quite good for summer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a golden amber color. What head is formed is rather miniscule (much less than a finger high), and what little is there fades quick anyways. Lacing is sparse and thin-looking. S: Rather wheaty and crisp. There is a touch of fruit, but one has to really bury their nose in the glass to find it. On the plus side, at least it doesn’t seem like it will cloy...right? T: There’s a decent wheat flavor to start. Soon after, a fruity note briefly pops up before getting swallowed by the crisp bite. Maybe there’s a touch of spice on the aftertaste. Crisp? Yes. Easy drinking? Yes. Interesting? Nope. M: The initial feel is fairly sweet, which is thankfully saved with high carbonation and a crisp bite. Can’t fault it for going down easily. Only thing is that it’s a bit heavy in texture. O: I don’t get much difference between this and a typical fruity wheat ale, but at least this better than some of the crappier examples of the style. Due to the fact that it’s kind of pricey for what it is, I probably won’t get this again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
Appearance: light almost milky yellow, tiny white head. Aroma: bread, sweet grass, wet cardboard and a hint of malt. Flavour: grassy, slightly sour, wet cardboard again with an almost apple like finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Aroma is grainy malts, mild wheat, spices and fruit. The flavor is fruit, a good maltiness, wheat texture and a mild/medium tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2135) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Yellow. Subtle fruityness, pale malts. Soft body, mildly carbonatef with refreshing green berry fruits. Gooseberries, obviously. Light, nice summery brew.

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