Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Description:
This category recognizes the ancient ales. Beers of yore, the way beers were probably brewed throughout the Middle Ages in Continental Europe. Gruit is mainly a concoction of : sweet gale (Myrica gale), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre). Other herbs, spices, and berries might be used to create interesting and pleasant aroma and flavor of green- and herbal-tea. These ancient ales may be highly intoxicating and aphrodisiacal when consumed in significant quantity. Historically, it has been said to stimulate the mind, create euphoria, and enhance sexual drive.

Other ancient style ales include those made with such ingredients like: heather, seaweed, pine, spruce, etc.

Those interested in learning more should read "Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers" by Stephen Harrod Buhner.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 142) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.751,07890
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7864992
KvasirDogfish Head Brewery10.003.7354087
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.850784
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5244388
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6240184
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.82279100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.02226-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.4147-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6695-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.738493
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.50478-
Fleur Desayde Garde Brewing6.304.4473-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.5472-
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.2241-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0332-
Fleur Rosede Garde Brewing6.304.3330-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.803.982590
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.382390
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.921-
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.6519-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? 3.4819-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.003.851894
EldergoldMystic Brewery ? 3.7718-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.8518-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.6315-
MelissaMystic Brewery7.003.81592
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.2615-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.4812-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4312-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7112-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9812-
Prove It GruitSpiteful Brewing5.503.910-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.489-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.549-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.649-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.119-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.638-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.738-
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.303.617-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.504.727-
ArcheoBirra EtruscaBirrificio Le Baladin9.503.956-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.926-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.603.876-
Hopcat Naughty Nicodemus - Lime Cucumber Juniper GruitHopCat ? 3.656-
Grantchester MeadowsCambridge Brewing Company ? 3.966-
Gallow's HarvestEarth Eagle Brewings6.403.796-
Wee Banshee Irish Heather AleTrinity Brewing Company ? 3.746-
Marble Tulip Juicy GruitUpright Brewing Company5.503.755-
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