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


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RATINGS: 764   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Cloudy gold color. Insignificant head. Medium carbonation. Fruity mild aroma has traces of herbal hops. As it warms aroma gets more interesting with some earthiness and a faintly Belgian quality (yeast?). Unfamiliar flavor elements, grassy or woodruff-like (May wine), moderately sweet lacking depth and fullness. Finish is the weakest part, a touch sour perhaps but fading quickly, leaving an overall impression of a beer lacking a strong flavor profile.

mabuzzer (855) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear and golden with a moderate white head. Earthy aroma with citrus notes. Flavour is light, floral, citrus, not ad tart as I expected. A bit herbal in the finish. Not my favourite Williams Bros beer but ok

BlackHaddock (7415) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
500ml bottle as Williams Bros Grozet: BBE Sep 2018. Second beer in a random tasting session with myself on 14th July 2017. Nice clean and clear pour, light amber/golden body, white blanket of foam on top. Having read ’the blurb’ on the rear label I was expecting a semi-sour Gooseberry and citrus flavoured beer, this was not the case. I liked the subtle citrusy/gooseberry infused feel and was really pleased it didn’t dominate too greatly. It’s not the first beer I’ve had with ’Bogmyrtle’ in either. Really pleased I bought this, nearly didn’t because of my boredom with citrusy golden beers. Another Williams Bros beer I enjoyed, good on them!

radassace (342) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2017
500ml bottle from Aldi. Pours a light amber with a lasting small white head. Aroma is earthy, floral, bready, dried citrus fruit and gooseberry. Silky and honeyed in the mouth with some light carbonation. Very floral and leafy with some straw and honey from the malt, puckering gooseberry and citrus zest leading into a bitter finish and back to that gooseberry. Not like any beer I’v had before, hints of white wine and cider in the mouth feel. I love to try a beer that is different ! Probably wont buy again as it’s not really what i’m looking for in a beer, but that doesn’t mean it’s not tasty.

john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Yellowy Gold. Gooseberry & wheat ale. Unusual, rather vegetal, ale. Interesting but not very drinkable. Unpleasant lingering aftertaste. Not for me. (2008)

ForMahil (4) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016 does not count
Bière de soif par excellence, cependant en demi-teinte. Côtés sure et légèrement salin de la gose peu présent et peu satisfaisant pour les amoureux du style. Le gout de baie ressort légèrement en bouche mais laisse rapidement place a un arrière goût sec peu agréable. Le côté épicé vient détruire l'aspect fruité. Cependant cette bière reste excellente au soleil. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

uckelman (805) - 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.

sarauckelman (542) - 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.

Mister_Li (1413) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, Stachelbeere, etwas Heu, kräuterig.

MBlessing (1349) - 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

DrNosha (2407) - Württemberg, Germany, 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!

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