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


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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle. Golden yellow color with a very small white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Some meadowsweet, gooseberries, fruitiness in the flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear to pale yellow with a lacing white head. Light lemonish aroma and mild herbal. Herbal and light spice flavour with a minor lemon twist. Ends with a smooth yeasty note and more lime-ish citric flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a nice creamy off-white head. The aroma is very spicy and sharp - I can’t really pick out the individual parts - but I pick up honey and grapefruit. The flavor is weird - a lot of wheat and a lot of spices - though I can’t pick them out - not even the gooseberries. The mouthfeel is very smooth and the end dry and a bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy orangey golden with a small, white head. Some yeast sediment and impurities. Weak berry aroma - or perhaps rather herbal?? Medium body and sweetish malty with a vague touch of fruit. Limited bitterness. Superfluous. 270806

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of malts. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Bottled (Thanks tbone_!). Golden colour, small white head. Strong salad and berries in aroma, along with some hints of hops. Flavour is dry gooseberryish. with hints of hops and some wheat. Very crispy and refreshing beer. Surely quite "alternative" to much I’ve had before. Rating #1700.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21768) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2002
Golden coloured. Fruity smell. Smooth and sweetish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty citrus flavor with some hints of berries. Has a fruity wheaty citrus finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
21st March 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Refreshing beer. Slight gooseberry fruitiness. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish with a light touch of bitterness. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18090) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 a slightly clowded amber in colour with a fantastic aroma, quite sweet with some maltyness.3.4

Tk2 Bottle at home 11/07 ...Golden yellow , Stunning pine and lime fruit nose ... quite sweet ... good lime citric base with good depth ... mellow fruity tones... this beer just seems alive and parkling in the mouth. 3.9 cask at cloisters ... very pale yellow ... small white head ... soft sweet gooseberry... floral pine nose ... creamy sustardy front ... in fact rubarb and custard sweeties ... floral fruits 3.6

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