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Ale Gruel

Drinks
Sunderland

Oats boiled with ale. A strengthening or restorative drink.

Ale gruel is repeatedley mentioned in 18th and 19th Century medical textbooks, sometimes as a 'carrier' in which medicines are served.

George Garbutt's 1819 history of Sunderland notes that ale gruel was provided by a charity for the benefit of pregnant women.

For other species of spicebeer, see:
Ale Gruel
Aleberry
Bragget
Caudel or Caudle
Drink-Meat
Egg Flip
Egg Hot
Koorow
Lamb's Wool, or Lamasool
Mulled Ale
Posset
Treacle Posset






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