Grozet Gooseberry Wheat Ale

Grozet Gooseberry Wheat Ale

Rated 3.014 by BeerPals

Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)

Kelliebank, Alloa, United Kingdom

Style:  Fruit Beer

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Grozet: 'Auld Scots for Gooseberry' (From the Gaelic - Grosseid). Since the 16th centruy, Scots monks and Alewives have brewed special concoctions from a blend of malts, wild spices and ripe gooseberries. Bringing together these various ingredients in a beer the brewer attempts to offer a drink which is refersehing, full of flavour and a pleasure to consume. Amongst the Scots literati of the 19th century, the Green Grozet was immortalised as 'a most convivial drink.'

ID: 742 Last updated 11 months ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank40457
Overall Percentile20.7
Style Rank855 of 1350
Style Percentile36.7
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.015
Weighted Score3.014
Standard Deviation0.615

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  • RICHSBEER 1799 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a golden straw yellow that is mostly hazy and some signs of carbonation with a thin layer of foam with no head at all and tiny bubbles can be seen coming up through the bottom of the glass but no lacing. The aroma is bready and sweet malts, vanilla, clove, spices, fruitiness and tart aromas. The taste is gooseberries and tart notes right up front, wheat and bready characters follow and not really much else going on here. The mouthfeel is a little dry, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

  • GIG 30 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    My wife bought me this beer as part of a 4 pack of Scottish beers. It pours an amber colour with a medium head. Not much lacing on the glass. Tastes of tart gooseberry. Actually the natural tartness of wheat beer and gooseberry is quite good.

  • MIKET 200 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Best before feb 2011. Pours a pale gold with a small white cap that fades quickly. No lacing. A hint of fruit in the aroma. The flavour has a nice berry hint and is primarily malty but there something about it that I just don't enjoy. Not gonna buy this one again.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Best Before Nov. 2008: Was shopping for beer last week, so my fiance decided to go inside with me cause I usually take a while trying to figure out what to get. She likes browsing through the beers, reading the labels, etc. She pointed this out, and since I was trying to stay away from wheats I decided to go with the Ebulum Elderberry instead. I loved that beer, so today grabbed another one along with this Gooseberry beer to try. This one was just ok to me, not really worth the price IMO. Has a clear, pale, light orange appearance. Aroma is about average, on the sweeter side...smelling honey and caramel. A decent smooth malty beer. Tasting the berries a bit as I get towards the end....hardly noticable at first. This may be one of those beers that I only try once though.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    A musky fruit ale from the Highlands. Not a whole lot to say about this one as it was quickly forgotten onbce the glass was empty. Hazy golden brown in colour with a thin head. Aroma was fruity - not sure it was gooseberry though. Taste was bland - not a whole lot going on other than malt.

  • CYRENAICA 2309 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 months ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    December 14, 2008
    LCBO Outlet #255 (Milton, Ontario, Canada – Main / Bronte)
    330ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    Part of the 'Old Scottish Ales' 4-pack . The beer pours a transparent light gold colour with almost no head. The aroma is extremely fruity with the gooseberries dominating the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is earthy, sour malts, and some hoppy bitterness in the finish.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours with a yellow body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and fruity wtih a touch of spice. Light to medium bodied and a touch tingly.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 2.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Poured out a large white head that leaves so-so lacing and has minor retention. The beer itself is clear but somehow seem slightly hazy and has the colour of dirty peach juice - certainly not a brilliant colour. The aroma is quite sprucey with lots of gooseberries and some mint. Taste is unique, I'll give it that, but for me it rides a thin line between easy drinking and distain. The flavour is very spucey and gooseberrish - strong and bold, some citrus and slight malts. Mouthfeel is unappealing with its thin wateriness and sour / spruce / tart finish, which I will add is quite interesting. Decent carbonation. Not sure if I'm feeling bitterness or remnants of the spruce. Interesting beer well worth sampling, just not chugging, like I'm doing right now. I do think this is a decent beer but I'm not up for a mouth full of tree right now.

  • SIGMUND 5555 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml bottle, at Blackfriars, Glasgow, as "Grozet Lagered Celtic Ale". ABV is 5.0%. Brewed with crushed gooseberries. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Moderate head. Nice aroma of hops and gooseberries. Lagerish flavour (drank it too cold though), with moderate but decent hops and notes of gooseberries.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Golden colour, small white head. Strong salad and berries in aroma, along with some hints of hops. Flavour is dry gooseberryish. with hints of hops and some wheat. Very crispy and refreshing beer. Surely quite "alternative" to much I’ve had before. Rating #1700.

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