Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

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 Ratings > Score
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.001,1633.75
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.506923.78
KvasirDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.006593.74
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.505403.8
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.004633.53
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.404203.62
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603013.84
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.002454.02
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.701924.39
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.501303.93
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.601143.65
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.00984.15
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company6.00923.74
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.00913.59
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.80523.33
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.70433.62
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery5.20423.62
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.50414.05
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.40414.27
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.20383.47
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.80303.67
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.80283.98
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.50233.78
Tip Ta TipFunky Buddha Brewery10.00233.9
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.50223.87
Suneater4th Tap Brewing Co-op5.20213.64
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.50203.56
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Traditional Ales4.50203.31
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleSalt Spring Island Ales5.00183.51
Buenos DiasBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.50183.76
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.50153.63
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.30153.63
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.00143.61
Wild Oats Series No. 61 - Tyrannosaurus GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.80133.65
Imaginary DayCambridge Brewing Company6.00133.98
Scandinavian Spruce AleEskilstuna Ölkultur5.60133.09
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.75123.43
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.50122.71
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.30123.98
Prisoner's DilemmaOff Color Brewing5.40113.75
MummScratch Brewing Company5.6094.28
GrootOliphant Brewing6.2093.97
Love Potion #9Earth Eagle Brewings8.3093.7
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings8.0094.04
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.0093.54
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.8093.64
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.2094.11
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.1083.63
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.6083.97
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.4083.81
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