gruit

1. A mixture of spices, herbs, and other ingredients such as sweet gale, bog-myrtle, rosemary, heather, coriander, juniper berries, aniseed, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. used to flavor beer before the establishment of hops. Also grut, gruyt, grug, gruz.
2. Beer made with gruit in lieu of, or in addition to, hops.
See also:
beer, hops
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