CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(330ml Bottle) Pours a headless, amber coloured body with the aroma of ginger and apple juice. Tastes of ginger, hay and musk. Really gross.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 It seems that most reviewers do not care for this Scottish Grozet. I have to admit that I think the aroma of the beer is rotten, but the taste is enjoyable. I can taste the wheat and barley-malt; I suppose it is the gooseberry that gives it a bitter finish. I would drink it again, try it, it’s a very original brew.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An interesting effort. I didn't see "wheat" on the label - I was expecting a darker berry colored beer. Poured lightly golden, a short fizzy head, streaming bubbles. Some wheat tastes, but mostly an alcoholic berry fruit tangyness. It finished oddly - was that weird hop flavor the bog myrtle? The least successful of this brewers' experiments.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body a gorgeous translucent golden, with a smallish creamy head. Lovely fruity, vanilla-tinged nose also hints at some lemon and floral wafts. Flavor very dry and crisp, nice subtle berry hints, growing bitterness. Slightly thinnish mouthfeel is the only real detractor from this really interesting brew. For the adventurous looking for more subtle pleasures.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is pale golden, with a small white head, quickly diminishing to nothing. Aroma is fruity and sweet, hints of banana. Flavor is mildly spicy, fruity, and quite sweet. Body was on the light side, strongly carbonated, finished clean.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer sucks! Traditional ales are miserable. I may be in the minority but they have this weird sour taste to them. And this is the worst one Ive had. Unless you are into the style then I would pass!
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold color. Insignificant head. Medium carbonation. Fruity mild aroma has traces of herbal hops. As it warms aroma gets more interesting with some earthiness and a faintly Belgian quality (yeast?). Unfamiliar flavor elements, grassy or woodruff-like (May wine), moderately sweet lacking depth and fullness. Finish is the weakest part, a touch sour perhaps but fading quickly, leaving an overall impression of a beer lacking a strong flavor profile.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: bready/sweet Color: cloudy tan, almost dirty. The flavor was crisp, wheaty, with a slighty fruity overtone. It finished just a little hoppy, but VERY quickly.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
If it were 1503 this would be off da hook. But in 2003...well it just doesn't really measure up. Very pale yellow. Slightly fruity nose with some hints of grass. Flavor was unassuming. There and then gone. Only wisps of any sort of fruit evident. Have enjoyed their other offerings much more.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light fruity aroma. Pale color with minimal head. The flavor is very light as well, only slightly fruity, not as much gooseberriness as I expected. This isn't too surprising however. I have tasted a couple of this brewery's other beers and they all seem to fall short of the hype. Not a strong palate, medium to thin beer. I say if you are gonna put some berries in your beer make it strong and flavorful. This is neither.