Grozet Ale

Heather Ale Ltd

Scotland

Grozet is a Gaelic derivitive meaning "Gooseberry." That's right, there are gooseberries in here. Along with the typical malted barley bree, wheat, and hops, along with the not-so-typical bogmyrtle and meadowsweet. This was a rich, sweet beer, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Heather Ale Ltd seems to pride itself on using traditional Scottish ingredients for its beers, as proven by its flagship Heather Ale. In addition, they use the Glasgow School of Art for designing their labels. One has to appreciate a beer with pride in its origins (how often does Bud advertise the glories of St Louis?). Unfortunately, at $2.19 at the local market, this makes it a little pricey for a 12 ounce bottle, so I'm not sure if I will try this anymore.

Reviewed: August 30, 1999

Rating: 8/10

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