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Style - Gruit
Country - Netherlands
Brewery - Jopen
Vegan Friendly
Jopen Koyt
Netherlands Beer
1 bottle
Jopen Koyt
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This red-brown beer has a strong spicy (menthol) aroma and a soft sweet taste. The dark malt...

8.5% ABV
8 to 9°CServe at

The Gruit Ale is an Ancient Herb Ale that are brewed with botanicals rather than hops, sometimes making it very perfume-like. The traditional gruit employed three herbs to aromatize the Cervoise (the beer's ancestor): Myrica gale (also known as bog myrtle), yarrow and wild rosemary. The brewer often included other herbs to their liking such as black henbane, ginger, caraway seed, anise, nutmeg and cinnamon. In Gruit ales, herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character, throwing open the door to experimentation with a finished producted having a wide array of possible colour depending of the base ingredients used.