Grozet | Williams Brothers Brewing Company

459 Ratings

Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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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The pour is a very cloudy straw yellow color with a haze and a small white fizzy head.

The aroma is subtle by pleasing enough for the style. Biscuit malts, clean hops, and a citrus type character.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste has a kind of herbal quality to it along with the toasted biscuit malts and clean, crisp hops. Gooseberry and wheat they promise. Not sure how much of either I picked up but maybe I just could not distinguish. It did have a uniqueness to it.

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Grozet from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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