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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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.751,13790
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7768792
KvasirDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.003.7565187
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7953584
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5345788
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6441884
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83298100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.02241-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.33184-
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.503.99111-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.65104-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company6.003.829393
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.7791-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.077090
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.4149-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0339-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.6638-
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.7230-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.0728-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? -27-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.503.742494
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.9622-
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9121-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Traditional Ales4.503.4320-
Brews Brothers Suspect DeviceParallel 49 Brewing Company5.503.6918-
Tip Ta TipFunky Buddha Brewery10.003.9417-
Suneater4th Tap Brewing Co-op5.204.0916-
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.503.4815-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.615-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.404.2815-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.6613-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.5912-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4612-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7812-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9212-
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.303.7311-
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings ? 4.199-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.003.479-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.649-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.099-
GrootOliphant Brewing6.204.038-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.758-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.438-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.688-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.604.57-
BloomersEarth Eagle Brewings4.003.787-
Grewit Barrel-aged Old World AlePropolis Brewing7.504.257-
Scandinavian Spruce AleLundabryggeriet5.603.017-
Wild Oats Series No. 61 - Tyrannosaurus GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.80-6-
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