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  • noun A herbal mixture used in the flavouring of beer prior to the use of hops.

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  • In early Europe this mixture, called gruit in German, included bog-myrtle, rosemary, yarrow, and other herbs.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • In early Europe this mixture, called gruit in German, included bog-myrtle, rosemary, yarrow, and other herbs.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The Northern Europeans have long brewed gruit and sahti with spices such as mugwort and heather and yarrow and juniper and caraway and coriander.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The Northern Europeans have long brewed gruit and sahti with spices such as mugwort and heather and yarrow and juniper and caraway and coriander.

    Contemplating the Consequences of a Double Imperial Witbier

  • First, I got some more information from Michel Ordeman at Jopen: The Koyt and Adriaan beer are both spiced beers gruit beers.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • First, I got some more information from Michel Ordeman at Jopen: The Koyt and Adriaan beer are both spiced beers gruit beers.

    Tying Up Some Loose Ends

  • Michel Ordeman, head brewer at Jopen, admits that even these ancient styles had hops in them, and he uses them in brewing the modern versions: In the days of gruit, hop was seen as a spice and most probably was one of the ingredients of gruit.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The Jopen Hoppenbier was the follow up beer from the Koyt; its recipe dates back to 1501 and this beer was the hopped version instead of gruit.

    Tying Up Some Loose Ends

  • The Jopen Hoppenbier was the follow up beer from the Koyt; its recipe dates back to 1501 and this beer was the hopped version instead of gruit.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Jopen makes a couple of gruit-beers based on recipes from the early 1400s.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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