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


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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dgbeer (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Pretty underwhelmed by this one, from one of my favourite brewers. Not much taste or smell I'm afraid, although I'm am getting a hint of bogmyrtle ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head, Aroma has notes of malt, wheat and some fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a fresh and gooseberry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (12285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, würzig, Karamell. Geschmack leicht malzig, Gewürze, Karamell, fruchtig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (220) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2014
Intéressante. Côté bière blanche, fruitée et petite pointe d’amertume. Petit col de mousse qui disparaît rapidement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1721) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
Botella de 33 cl. junio 2012. Bastante herbácea y ligeros sabores afrutados. Cuerpo ligero de 5 vol. y bastante fácil de beber. Se podría repetir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
leebotton (345) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Barnyard aromas, straw. Very light golden cloudy pour. Flavour is odd, straw flavours and slightly sour with a subtle acridity. Light and very soft. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Light cereal malt aromas, cornflakes, light fruit. Taste has a bit more going on, gooseberries definitely. Slightly on the sweet side of things, and a building astringent finish. Would be better in the summer for sure, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
InPivoVeritas (404) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 29, 2014
10.04.2013. Bottle. Pours a bit hazy apple juice colour. Low head , vanishes fast. Aroma of lemon and gooseberry with grainy malt background. Light body. Low bitterness in the finish. Crispy, dry. A bit of nice fruity sourness. Good drinkability but it could have a bit more aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pictoman (827) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Hazy golden yellow with very minimal white head. Sweet malt and grain aroma. Flavour same with mild hint of what I assume to be gooseberry (a very mild sweet berry-like flavour). Medium body. Very balanced, and refreshing, but quite boring overall. The lager qualities of this beer show through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Bready malt, some sweet gooseberry, subtle citrus and crisp herbal notes. Light tart, crisp taste, with a light bitterness. The combination of gooseberry and herbal notes works very well in here but overall it lacks some punch. Oh, that and a head.

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