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%