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


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RATINGS: 771   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.

neuromatt's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a tulip. Pours clear straw-yellow with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of fruit, both citrus and berries, along with grass, straw, honey and a touch of spic. The flavour is moderately bitter and increasingly so towards the finish. Notes of berries, honey and spice come through from the aroma. It closes with a moderate bitter grapefruit combined with a touch of grain. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice light brew with an interesting fruity note. Would make for a decent summer refresher. 2013-02-21

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (652) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Pours light amber, clear. Not much head. Vegetal aroma, with a bit of red berry under that. Herbal flavors. Light/medium body. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (420) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Clear golden brown with little head. Slightly fruity, slightly musty aroma. A lot of earthy and herbal notes, and slightly malty. Medium bodied. Unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mister_Li (968) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, Stachelbeere, etwas Heu, kräuterig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBlessing (907) - Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
Helles bier schwacher schaum, sehr schöner fruchtiger geruch, Geschmack schöne frucht mit herber Note gefällt mir sehr gut, wer ein Bier mit Stachelbeeren möchte bekommt hier genau das und auch noch mit Tradition verbunden

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrNosha (1734) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2016
0,33l Flasche Grozet Gooseberry Ale. Hellgelb trüb, wenig Schaum. Sehr beeriger Duft. Hollunder, rote Johannisbeere, Stachelbeere. Frischer Stachelbeer Geschmack, dazu Hopfen und sanft bitter im Abgang. Dieses Bier hällt was es verspricht, es ist ein leckeres Stachelbeerbier. Leider ist es hier vollkommen unterbewertet!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
lovesexy (9) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
On cask at the Lioness of Leith, Edinburgh, 10/7/16. Only the 3rd time I’ve bought a beer and not been able to drink it. Two sips and I left the pub. Genuinely atrocious. "Aged with citrus fruits." Insert: "decomposing". Extremely nasty on the palate. I’m beginning to seriously doubt the merit of Williams’ status. Broken Dial was good. Joker is good. March of the Penguins is good. But beyond that I’m struggling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Klimaet (1993) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestergaard (1766) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkanu (52) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (2602) - 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.

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