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


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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (334) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHult (318) - 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 (161) - - 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 (2425) - 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 (2059) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours copper amber, light gooseberry, sweet toffee, juicy and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (464) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (416) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5865) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pricey290483 (444) - 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

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