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

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RATINGS: 735   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.


jvhemert's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (330) - Edinburgh, - NOV 4, 2012
AROMA: citrus, grapefruit, fruity, wheat APPEARANCE: pale, hazy, minimal head, white foam, TASTE: light sourness, lightly bitter, PALATE: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent, OVERALL: very crisp, gooseberries are not prominent, rather has a grapefruity taste to it. Quite refreshing, but not really a session beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours copper amber, light gooseberry, sweet toffee, juicy and dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance: cloudy, golden, minimal head, Aroma; hay, grass, banana, banana, gooseberry, citrus, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: light body, thin feel, lively

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (292) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Very pale hazy yellow with just a thin white film of a head. Nose is floral with some toffee and definite gooseberry. Moderate sweet front with a light bitterness in the middle through the finish. Light mouth with average carbonation. Nice light summer ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10650) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Kolding. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, wheaty and elderberries. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Light dry finish. 080714

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, a berry fruitiness that I guess is the gooseberry, some tart character,, some general earthy notes, slightly soapy feel. I will not revisit.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pricey290483 (211) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
not my normal style i stay away from fruit beers but i had a bottle of this in my beer 52 box i think i will be staying away from the fruit beers in the future this was not for me

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3636) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
330ml bottle [Thanx to Alex and Nico!]. Cloudy, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma, hints of lemon, gooseberry, a touch of hay and herbs. Taste is fruity, hints of lemon, gooseberry, herbal overtones, a touch of hay. Nice, refreshing

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamwitsta (126) - POLAND - MAY 30, 2014
The aroma is very faint; some citrus, a little hay. Clear, pale yellow, small head that doesn’t last. Sweetish, a little bit sour, and with just a hint of bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation, slightly sweet and astringent finish. One can either say it’s quite meek, or quite gentle. I’m going to go with meek. More body and more character, and it could be really nice.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Okay. Poor head retention due to light carbonation. Very little in terms of aroma, faintly citrus. It’s a medium bodied affair mildly hoppy with a long slightly sharp citric finish. A reasonable thirst quencher on a hot day would qualify as perhaps it’s only redeeming quality but otherwise uneventful.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dgbeer (2) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Pretty underwhelmed by this one, from one of my favourite brewers. Not much taste or smell I'm afraid, although I'm am getting a hint of bogmyrtle ;)


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