Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Grozet Gooseberry & Wheat Ale Review
This is the second last remaining beer from the Historic Scottish Ales pack I bought a couple of months ago. I am resorting to it because I am just way too lazy to go to LCBO and get something easy to drink.
Being a wheat ale, the brew is a touch hazy and has a pale straw color. The aroma is sweet with a lot of grains, yeast, citrus and subtle hints of gooseberries. The ale is a lot more carbonated than what I expected, but is easy to drink. The wheat character does not show too much in the taste making the beer more similar to a pilsener than anything else. The taste is grassy, a touch sweet with some citrus and very little hops. The finish is where some of the better sides of the beer show. You have the gooseberries, the hops, the bitterness and some dryness which come together to create an enjoyable medium finish. Out of the entire Historic Scottish Ales pack, this is the lightest, easiest to drink one.
Cost - $10 for a 4 pack of random Historic Scottish Ales
Taste - 6.9/10
ABV - 5%
Overall - 7/10...I will give it an extra 0.1 for its drinkability