>Grozet & Ebulum

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It was my birthday on Friday, and some colleagues of mine bought me one Williams Bros’s Historic Ales of Scotland boxes. Although familiar with Fraoch, I’d never tasted their Grozet (5%abv) before, so it was with some curiosity that I cracked it open and dove in.

Super pale, with a really green, apple-like flavour, I was quite impressed. It was chilled, but I think this only enhanced its dryness. The accompanying leaflet states that someone descrbed it as ‘Pale Ale with Champagne’ – I’d probably agree with that. There’s not much on the nose but its a satisfying beer nonetheless.

Despite sounding like a tropical disease, I really enjoyed Ebulum (6.5%abv). Pitch-black in colour, it has loads of raisins and plums on the nose which follow through into the body of the beer along with a touch of smoke. It’s strength is a little more pronounced, but it has real fruit-led depth and is sweet to enhance that even further. I didn’t really get the elderberries, though – sorry, Williams Bros. Fans of darker, stronger beers should give this a go, and I will probably seek some out once the nights start turning colder.
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Blog: https://goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com/ I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass.

Posted on 08/08/2010, in beer in leeds, beer in yorkshire, Ebulum, Grozet, Williams Bros Historic Ales of Scotland. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. >Happy Birthday. Got the exact same set for my Birthday. Still unopened.

  2. >thanks mate – let us know what you think….still not opened the Alba, though.

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