The AstromancerSage Gruit • 5.7% • Gruit Series
Beau’s celebrates International Gruit Day on Feb. 1, 2019 with the release of The Astromancer, a sage gruit. We used a combination of organic whole leaf and rubbed sage in brewing The Astromancer to draw out both herbal character and essential sage flavours. Rye malts add a peppery spice that complements the herbal component of this ancient ale.
History & Style
In gruit ales, herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character, throwing open the door to experimentation. Sage takes its place alongside yarrow and bog myrtle in the ancient history of spicing and helping to naturally preserve European gruit ales.
The beer name draws on the fantasy character of a magician or astrologer, and plays on the double meaning of sage as a type of wise wizard, as well as brewing gruits being a kind of ancient wisdom. The artwork is in a slightly organic, art deco style using sage green to highlight the key ingredient.
The Astromancer pours mahogany with a tan foam. The aroma bursts with herbal sage. The flavour features sweet caramel malt with peppery spice notes and minty sage. The finish is spicy and dry.
Sage and sausage gnocchi, creamy cheeses such as Tilsit
Local spring water, organic barley and rye malts, organic buckwheat, organic oats, organic sage, organic hops, brewer's yeast.
Pale ale, rye, caraaroma (all organic)
German ale yeast