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


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RATINGS: 773   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (870) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Lots to like here. Its pale coloured and cloudy, with a big luxurious white head. Body is lovely and creamy with an underlying grainy texture. Some zingy fruit in the aroma and lots more in the taste, including the gooseberries. Lager malt also does its stuff; Im sadly insufficient expert in the virtues of bog myrtle to comment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1801) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Slight hint of gooseberry in pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marcius (434) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Golden Pale color, hazy liquid and frothy head. Light fruity aroma. Taste - bitter and a bit sour... spicy finish. nice green impression... nice ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (10860) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at work. Sprint beer. Clear golden bright coloured pour with a reluctant white frothy head. Aroma is damp hay straw, tangy citrus, lager notes, some spicy citrus rind. Flavour is composed of crisp base malts, pils, straw, tangy citrus rind, lemon, zippy, spicy notes. Palate is light and crisp with highish carbonation. Nice and drinkable. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (2080) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
De tradicion indigena celta, con grosellas silvestres en la receta. Se nota en el aroma claramente frutal. Y sigue en el sabor. Dorada clara con poca espuma, carbonatacion muy correcta cuerpo moderado y final seco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9432) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Cheers Liquor Store, Todmorden. Hazy yellow-blonde with a very thin head. Hopped with a light lemon flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
Bire de froment la groseille verte et au myrte de marcage cela ne simprovise pas!!! Je crois que les cossais doivent avaler la lune de temps en temps!!! Titre 5 % abv. Couleur dor moyen brillant, mais avec un lger voile lunaire. Bulles fines en colonnes depuis les parois, peu nombreuses. Mousse banche qui nappe 2 mm. Armes de groseille noire, herbes de sous-bois, pointe de myrtille et de tomate verte. 1re bouche souple lentre sur de lherbe chat, du thym, pointe dcorce de cassis. Arrire-bouche un rien piquante, mais correcte. 2me sur la groseille verte non mre, corce de pin. Arrire-bouche assez fendante. 3me qui arrive un quilibre, avec fruits verts, baies, branchage secs. Arrire-bouche rafrachissante cette fois, sur un riesling dAlsace moyen de gamme. Longueur avec des nuances intressantes, assez fraches, proches parfois de certaines ipa. Jambes finement marques. Levure faible, trs faible. Alcool assez correct pour une bire qui vise la fracheur. Finale de mieux en mieux. CONCLUSION: une bire qui progresse sur la longueur, cest dj un grand point. Ensuite, certaines nuances sont vraiment intressantes. Il faudrait travailler cette bire dans lesprit dune ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nihtila (3373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
23.1.2015. Clear yellow. Aroma has cereal and sth strange, gooseberries? Taste slightly bitter, obviously gooseberries, honey. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (8295) - 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 (1546) - 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.

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