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 Company5.003.751,14890
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7768992
KvasirDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.003.7465787
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.853784
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5345988
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6442084
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83300100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.02242-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.32187-
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.503.97121-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.65111-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company6.003.829393
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.7791-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.097790
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.4251-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0240-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.6638-
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.703.5437-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? 3.5532-
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.7230-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.404.1729-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.0728-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.503.732394
Tip Ta TipFunky Buddha Brewery10.003.9123-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.9622-
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9121-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Traditional Ales4.503.4320-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleSalt Spring Island Ales5.003.6217-
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.503.4916-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.615-
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.303.7315-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.6714-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4612-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7812-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9212-
Imaginary DayCambridge Brewing Company6.504.1410-
Scandinavian Spruce AleEskilstuna Ölkultur5.603.0310-
GrootOliphant Brewing6.204.029-
Wild Oats Series No. 61 - Tyrannosaurus GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.803.639-
Love Potion #9Earth Eagle Brewings8.304.099-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.003.479-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.649-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.099-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.758-
Buenos DiasBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.503.698-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.604.518-
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings ? 4.198-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.438-
Grewit Barrel-aged Old World AlePropolis Brewing7.504.158-
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