A form of ale, now lost, mentioned in Vogel's 'Statistical Sketch on Beer' of 1874 and known from several newspaper references from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.
Described in The 'Dundee Evening Telegraph' of Wednesday 23 May 1923 (p3); "'Koorow', an old liquor, practically obsolete these three hundred years, is still made in certain villages of Derbyshire. It is species of ale, exceedingly smooth, and flavoured with spices, pepper and honey."
Quart tankard by John Thomas London c1700-20
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For other species of spicebeer, see:
Caudel or Caudle
Lamb's Wool, or Lamasool
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