Ruit beer

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A mug o freshly poured ruit beer.

Ruit beer is a sweet soda tradeetionally made uisin the Sassafras tree Sassafras albidum (sassafras) or the vine Smilax ornata (sarsaparilla) as the primar flavor. Ruit beer mey be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, come naiturally decaffeinatit or hae caffeine addit, an mey be carbonatit or nan-carbonatit. Ruit beer uisually haes a thick foamy heid when pourt. Modren, commercially producit ruit beer is generally sweet, foamy, carbonatit, nan-alcoholic, an is flavourt uisin airtificial sassafras flavourin. Sassafras ruit is still uised tae flavor tradeetional ruit beer, awtho syne sassafras wis banned bi the FDA acause o the carcinogenicity o its constituent safrole, maist commercial recipes dae no conteen sassafras.[1][2] Some commercial ruit beers dae uise a safrole-free sassafras extract.[3]

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