Heather Ales Ebulum (330ml Bottle)
The recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. Elderberries were used for many natural remedies to cure sciatica, other forms of neuralgia, influenza and rhumatism as they contain tannins and fruit oils. Ebulum is made from roasted oats, barley and wheat boiled with herbs then fermented with ripe elderberries. A rich black ale with fruit aroma, silky soft texture,soft roasted flavour and gentle finish.
Dark chestnut with reddish hints and no head. Sweetish aroma, a bit like a milk stout with chocolate, toffee and some prunes. Flavour was had some sweet chocolate and oats to start, before large amounts of hedgerow fruit, herbs and a decent dry finish. Excellent.
A catch-all category that we use to classify all of those ancient or resurrected styles of antiquity that are appearing more and more in brewing today. From sahti to heather ale to sorghum beer to gruit, and beers like Adam and Midas Touch, these ales will vary tremendously in character from one another. Many are unhopped, strength can vary, but all are a glimpse into brewings past.