Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

A historical style brewed in the same way beer was most likely made during the Middle Ages in Continental Europe, Gruit is bittered with herbs and spices rather than hops, most often 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 aromas and flavors of green and herbal teas. Other ancient ales were made with ingredients like heather, seaweed, pine, spruce, etc.

ABV: 4.0-6.0% | IBU: 0-0 | Glassware: Tulip

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.001,1693.75
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.506933.78
KvasirDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.006603.74
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.505413.8
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.004643.53
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.404203.62
13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603013.84
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.002494.02
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.701964.39
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.501343.93
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.601133.65
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.001034.15
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.00913.59
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.80523.33
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery5.20513.64
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.40464.27
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.70423.63
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.50414.05
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.20373.46
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.80313.67
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.80303.97
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.50233.78
Tip Ta TipFunky Buddha Brewery10.00233.9
Suneater4th Tap Brewing Co-op5.20233.63
Buenos DiasBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.50213.72
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.50213.86
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleSalt Spring Island Ales5.00203.57
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.50203.56
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Traditional Ales4.50203.31
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.50153.63
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.30153.63
Wild Oats Series No. 61 - Tyrannosaurus GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.80143.52
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.00143.61
Scandinavian Spruce AleEskilstuna Ölkultur5.60133.09
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.75123.43
Imaginary DayCambridge Brewing Company6.00123.94
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.50122.71
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.30123.98
GrootOliphant Brewing6.20103.99
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings8.0094.04
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.0093.54
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.8093.64
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.6093.87
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.2094.11
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.1083.63
Love Potion #9Earth Eagle Brewings8.3083.64
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.6083.93
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.4083.81
Cellar Series: LaugasPõhjala Brewery12.3084.32
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.9083.65
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