Herbs, caramel, spice
Sage Gruit, 5.7%
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.
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.