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

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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


GKillian's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours golden with white head and foamy lacing. Pleasant notes of wheat and honey. Well balanced taste; there is a hint of fruit, but not like a fruit beer. Crisp and sessionable.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aromas of.. cakes? Spiced christmas cakes. Spinach, citrus. Taste is citrussy, herbal, spinach, metal. Fuck this is bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestergaard (1543) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
On bottle thanks to Ottfather! Pours a clear, pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has rose leaf floral notes, spinach, light herbs, some hops, but not much goozeberry. Taste has a light sweetness, dry herbal notes and a small acidic note. Not very fruity though. High carbonation and a rather light body.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2016
Not impressed. In fact, not impressed at all. Clear yellow body with huge head. Taste is somewhat sweet, but really drab with a hint of sour, surely from the gooseberries. That’s the only highlight of the beer, along some lemongrass and citrus notes. Not bad, but surely not impressive, I will probably not try it again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (1744) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 5, 2016
Bottle. Straw yellow color with white foam. Aroma: very malty with honey and grass and berries. Taste: gooseberry, fruity and malty, drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Big white head doesn’t last. Clear yellow body. Fruity resiny lemongrass aroma with menthol and citrusy gingery notes. Dryish fruity spicy lemongrass taste with gingery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny gingery lemongrass aftertaste with fruity wooden notes. Interesting and different. Works pretty well, too. (0.5l bottle, from Cornelius, Edinburgh.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (717) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2016
lCear light golden with a small white head. Aroma is hay, bread and citrus. Taste is elderflower, citrus and malt

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Butelka 0,33l Aromat słodowy, trochę cytrusów. smak trochę kwaskowy, lekka goryczka,piana średnia piwo też.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (1044) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a thin, white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, wild berries, floral, and hints of wood. Taste is balanced. Berry notes but not sweet with bread, caramel, floral, and like a twiggy/herbal woodiness. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall interesting. You do get the berries but it isn?t sweet. Bread, caramel, berries, and a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
Bottled. Slightly hazy pale yellow color with a fine white head. Aroma is quite peppery, yeasty, breaddy and fruity, notes of citrus and herbal. Flavor remembers me a German pils, light bitter and sweet. Lively carbonation and oily texture in a medium body, bitter dry finish. Good beer, nice drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (594) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Surprisingly herbal nose with faint wheat, hay and confectioners sugar. Gooseberries come through more on the taste, which is lightly tart, crisp and a touch medicinal. Simple ale with some weird infusions. Aight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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