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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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very good

846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 34
Gots: 108 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009)
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Reviews by DARIVA:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

A: Beautifull brown and red beer with a reasonable head.

S: Beer has a sweet sour smell.

T: Fresh beer with a delicious sweet taste.

M: Nice foam feeling and delicious carbonation.

O: This beer is pretty drinkable and has a delicious slightly sweet.

04-13-2012 16:42:35 | More by DARIVA
More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo


4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-08-2013 01:47:23 | More by DanGeo
Photo of weatherdog


4.45/5  rDev +15.6%

On tap at Brixies in Brookfield IL

It pours a muddy brown with a quickly dissipating head. A small ring of bubbles line the edge of the glass.

The nose is very reminiscent of rye bread. It's the most dominating rye smell I've ever had in a rye beer. It's just loaded with spiciness, breadiness and malt. I think this beer is now a benchmark on how much rye smell can be packed into a beer

The taste has an upfront caramel sweetness to it that then transforms into this rye spicy rye taste in level which are present in the nose. A level of bitterness is there in just enough force to balance the beer from becoming a malt bomb. I'm unsure of the percentage of malt used in this beer but it has to be fairly high since this beer is just dominated by this heavy rye flavor. I'm really liking how aggressive it is and his beer screams rye.

The carbonation is at a medium level and the mouthfeel is pretty full bodied which helps the beer feel like a liquid loaf of rye bread. It hides the ABV perfectly without even a trace of alcohol smell of taste hitting my nose or mouth. It's really a great beer that defines the style for me currently.

04-27-2010 20:13:06 | More by weatherdog
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours into my glass a deep dark brown with garnet highlight and a huge four finger head of creamy, bubbling light tan foam that's slow to recede. Lots of active carbonation. Aromas start with crisp toasted grains alongside a distinct estery banana and clove. Lots of spicy accents wafting up to greet me. Lots of yeast along with dark bread.

First sip brings crisp, toasted malt with a solid roast as well. Dark rye bread springs to mind as it washes across the palate with a spicy twang. Yeast esters envelop the tongue leaving trails of clove, banana and earthy flavors. Finishes with a touch of caramel sweetness and lingering spicy rye grain. Tasty and better as it warms!

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with a bit of a grittiness to it as well. Fast moving carbonation with tiny bubbles is a little much for me and I'd enjoy it toned down a bit. Overall, a flavorful rye ale but it didn't really move me and the over carbonation makes it hard to drink.

01-10-2010 21:59:21 | More by orbitalr0x
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

A dark brown beer with a voluminous white head. In fact, the beer left in the bottle after the first pour kept erupting with foam. I wasn't aggressive with the pour either.
A caramel malt and rye aroma.
Caramel taste, rye bread, and a bit of hops.
Pleasant enough, just didn't grab me.

05-31-2010 22:17:42 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-27-2013 04:56:08 | More by Callmecoon
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2013 03:12:21 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-06-2014 01:27:37 | More by Dbrulet
Photo of merlin48


4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle pours into an English pint glass a hazy chestnut body, topped by a massive creamy tan head that retains for several minutes. Sticky sheet lacing decorates the glass.

Very fragrant aroma is bready and spicy. Fresh baked pumpernickel and rye breads, enhanced by floral and herbal hops. Toasty dark bread notes underneath.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a prickly carbonation that becomes a bit distracting. Solid medium body.

Taste is bready rye malt, with black peppercorns and dried figs. Herbal hop bitterness balances quite well. Carbonation becomes creamier as it warms and loses some of the offensive prickle. Finish is dry and peppery.

I love rye beers and this is a good one. Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye is still my exemplar of the style but I wouldn't mind having this one again.

06-06-2010 01:45:12 | More by merlin48
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, orange-brown in color, clear, sediment

Smell: toffee, rye, and dark fruit

Taste: rye, pumpernickel, bread, toffee, dark fruit, and a touch of smokiness

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, high carbonation, medium/light body

Drinkability: This is like drinking a mix of rye and pumpernickel bread. It is very dark and decent beer with subtle flavors and a nice aftertase. Not sure if I will get this again for the price, but a nice and solid beer.

03-24-2010 13:05:00 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2014 01:40:44 | More by aquazr1
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +3.9%

Thanks to djrn2 for sending me this beer.

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is chocolate with some rye. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, rye, smoke and some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The rye doesn't stand out as much as I thought it would, but it is still present and overall, the beer is very nice.

08-23-2010 05:23:20 | More by Mora2000
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-25-2012 22:08:46 | More by fo1ksguitar
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-16-2013 23:32:25 | More by Mattco
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-29-2013 00:23:11 | More by rob133
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-10-2012 02:53:51 | More by mjtiernan
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-29-2013 18:34:22 | More by xdefeatsy
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-14-2011 14:16:44 | More by bpfrush
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New York

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%

750ml. Capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a dark dark brown color, a little bit of dark rubiness, tight light tan head, average retention, lace is quick to fall back into the beer. Looks murky, but its hard to tell due to the dark color.

Smells lIke a rather bland Belgian dark ale. Over ripe dark fruits, some phenoly almost Belgian yeast. Some brown sugar.

Plum, ripe dark fruits, brown sugar, phenoly Belgian yeast, some rye like dry spice, but its not super noticeable. Finishes pretty dry.

Medium to light in body, mouthfeel is just a touch on the weak side.

This wasn't super enjoyable, if I didn't know what this was I'd definatly guess Belgian dark ale, and I prolly wouldn't have guessed any rye was used. I wouldn't buy this again.

02-17-2013 18:17:45 | More by dogfishandi
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4.08/5  rDev +6%

Bottle (2011)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Dark brown throughout with tawny, ruby edges and a large, thick, incredibly persistent dark khaki colored head. Thin sheets of lace are left down the glass.

A sweet, spicy, and earthy aroma. The sweetness comes in layers of burnt caramel and maple, dark fruits like raisins, spice in the form of rye bread and black pepper, all surrounded by truly earthy aromas. I wouldn't call this well balanced--just strong. Interesting and evolving, and ultimately, quite nice.

The flavor is as complex as the aroma--the flavors of dark fruits, spicy rye and black pepper, and a bit of sweetness complete this beer. There's a bit of an alcohol burn as well, though it's welcome and comforting on a cold evening.

Medium bodied with high carbonation--rich and airy.

While the addition of the dark rye certainly plays a large role in this beer's makeup, the dark fruit flavors and sweetness create a near BSDA-type beverage. Really nice.

11-16-2011 01:50:13 | More by ehammond1
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-12-2013 02:54:00 | More by tyleeis
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-22-2013 06:26:59 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-08-2013 21:07:51 | More by TKEbeerman
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Another excellent sampling at BT. Pours a rugged brown and red. Really does smell of rye, rye bread.

Taste, very smooth, then a delicate rye twinge, not exactly spicy, but unmistakeable for rye. Slight brown sugar tinge to it. Caramel, slight every so slight chocolate malt or chocolate possibly. Nutty, pepper. All of this stuff, is very nuanced, don't go buying this beer if you read about one aspect of it you think would be good, its very complex and nothing dominates.

Throw in a little pecan and even pumpkin, keep the hops away, this and the more obvious Autumn Maple are prolly some awesome Thanksgiving beers. Finishes dry somehow, despite not having any bitterness or hop mouthfeel. Magic again, every other rye beer I like seems to just be an ipa with rye. This beer is nowhere near so simple.

11-07-2010 18:02:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Appears a deep mahogany hue with a khaki tan head forms thin speckled lacing around the sides of my glass. Body is semi clouded hard to see light through the glass. Aromatics come correct with slight chocolate cocoa powder note with a spicy rye edge, a touch of caramel and herbal hops in the background. Liquid rye bread not nearly as far as a Kvass but it's in the same ballpark. Flavor is just a nice wave of creamy chocolate chip cookie dough with slight bitter dark toffee/caramel notes. A big slew of malty tone with some spicy herbal and spicy rye edges coming through, a beer I could get down with occasionally but I desire more hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even soft carbonation rolls along smooth enough, no complaints here for sure. Drinkability overall is a nice dessert or appertif brew, that will allow nice bread, chocolate, and spicy rye edges flourish. It didn't over power my palate in anyway, a solid offering I'd like to see more Danish rye brews around.

05-21-2010 04:36:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.