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


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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2015
Smooth, grainy but fresh beginning. In the mainpart there are hints of citrus, if you know it you can taste the gooseberries. Lots of grain, very smooth with a dryer, dustier finish. Not too intense gooseberry-flavour, lots of grain here in the body, but round and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (944) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Clear color, small white head. Wheat, grass, floral, mint, spice, herbs. Flavor is malt, wheat, floral and underlying mint. Pretty interesting and damn smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kellentay (4) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
Cloudy like a wheat beer in appearance with minimal head. Floral and citrus notes on the nose. Fruity and dry on the palette with a Pilsner like bitterness. Lovely interesting beer. Recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mosby54 (15) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
I wanted something hoppy, but this sucked. It's sweet and only has a slight citrus note. Crap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1341) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from somewhere, not sure where. Light golden colour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity not sure about the gooseberries. Taste if sweet fruity. And a touch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (551) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: really fruity, herbs. Appearance: hazy straw color, thin white head. Taste: low bitterness (herbal), really fruity, slightly acid, small malty backbone, easy drinkable. Palate: low body and low carbonation, sour finish. Overall: Really interesting refreshing beer, recommended for real beer lovers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHult (367) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Klar guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar svagt surt. Konstig sur smak. Inge vidare...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SzopPiwosz (173) - - AUG 26, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Słodowo-owocowy. Nuty łąkowe. Piana: Biała, średnio obfita i dość nietrwała. Zredukowała się do cienkiego dywanika. Kolor: Słomkowo-miodowy. Piwo klarowne. Zapach: Owocowy: agrestowo-porzeczkowy, do tego świeża śliwka i trochę jabłka. Nieco cytrusowości, w tle aromat słodowo-łąkowy. Smak: Solidna podbudowa słodowa. Lekko cytrusowe. Tekstura: Oleiste, piwo bardzo lekkie, zawiesza się w jamie ustnej i bardzo "ślisko" ucieka w głąb gardła. Nasycenie Średnio-niskie. Goryczka: Wysoka. Przyjemnie wykleja gardło i podniebienie. Pijalność: Wysoka. Z browaru braci Williams wcześniej próbowałem Ebulum. Było niezłe, choć pośladków nie urywało, więc z pewnym zaufaniem skusiłem się na następne piwo z antycznej serii - tym razem jasne. Zresztą ciekawostek w Grozet, które skłaniają do spróbowania jest kilka: leżakowanie z owocami agrestu, użycie woskowicy europejskiej czy udział słodu pszenicznego. Piwo okazało się naprawdę dobre - owocowość nie jest nachalna, tylko orzeźwiająca. Pijalność piwa podnosi spora goryczka - co jest zaskakujące, bo według strony internetowej browaru Grozet ma tylko 12 IBU. Czyżby to magiczny wpływ woskowicy? Piwo nabyłem za około 10zł w warszawskiej Piwonii.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
One of this brewery’s well-known historical beers, in this case to a 16th century recipe of fruit wheat beers, with bogmyrtle and meadowsweet. Typically served in leather cups. Sparkling, golden blonde beer with somewhat weird but not unpleasant, sourish sweet aroma in which gooseberries are clearly discernible, sweet fruits in the mouth, crisp with sourish accent, honeyish with somewhat medicinal presence of the aforementioned wild flowers, very light bitterishness in the finish. Interesting resurrection of an ancient beer type, something I am usually quite enthusiastic about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2123) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Light golden color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat/malt, yeast, fruit/berries, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, some citrus, and spice; A bit odd - decent.

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