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Grozet - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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441 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 09-12-2001

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.
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Purchased as part of a mixed 4pk called Historic Ales of Scotland. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours next to no head that doesn't even leave a film within 1min. Cloudy and light like a Hoegaarden.

S- Lots of fruit here. Gooseberry galore. Super nice body

T- Bit of a bitter one but still good. Super fruity. Nice break from the everyday.

M- Dry and bitter. Not a fault of the beer, it's the fruitiness of the beer blend.

O- A nice beer. Enjoyable refreshing break from the everyday. Glad I have one more for the summer as this is a summer slugger on the deck

Food Pairing

This wonderful little beer that grows on you went well with....... Potato salad with green onion, radishes, mayo, salt and pepper. Mix in a few hard boiled eggs then top with a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper.


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The beer color is pale yellow, a little bit cloudy with a very minimal head that disappear quickly. The aroma is fruity, some lavender. Nice fruity aroma very inviting. The taste is not very fruity. Its there, but very subtly. Woody, Earthy for the bitterness. Its bitter. Thin body. It warms the palate, the alcohol seems higher than 5%. A very nice beer.

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Appearance. Very pale in the glass this beer raises a good head. It has a lot of small CO2 bubbles and holds its head well.

Smell. There is a smell of gooseberry leaves off the glass rather than gooseberry fruit, but it has a clean crisp smell that invites a taste.

Taste. Really very smooth for having gooseberry in the brew, this beer has a decent aromatic hop finish and a smooth early pallet.

Mouthfeel. A little dry as you would expect from the gooseberry but here is also a slight metallic note as well.

Overall. Really very pleasing and I can see why this beer was originally brewed to slick the thirst of the harvest workers. Fresh, light and crisp this is a really good drink. ‘A grand slooter fer yer drooth’ (A good drink for your thirst.)

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Grozet from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.