Rugbrød - The Bruery
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4.08/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I believe this is the first thing I have tried from The Bruery. Picked this one up from Hop City in Atlanta, GA for around 8.99 or 9.99. I was stoked to see it was a rye beer and thought I would jump into this one. Served up in a tulip.
A: Whoa, be gentle on the pour because this will build a head long after you expect it to stop. Its not a gusher or a foamer, it just builds a beautiful head. My initial careless pour yielded about four fingers of light tan colored head. The body is a pretty dark colored brown, a very dark cola color. Can't really see through the body except for at the bottom of the tulip. It lightens just a bit there and gives a hint to a bit of carbonation movement going on here. All hints to what is moving and shaking in the body, quickly disappears in the darkness. The head has some great retention, and the four fingers falls to a finger that lasts the extent of the glass. Very fluffy in texture. Most of the lace slides back into the body but some spotty lacing sticks around. Very god looking brew.
S: Malts are kicking around in here and quite nicely. Very bready in malt that blends well with all this rye. Some chocolatey and caramel presence sweetens up the savory quite nicely and brings out a wonderful aroma. There is a bit of an almost mineral/medicinal aroma bouncing around in here, it is different but not off putting. I am getting just a bit of fruit rounding things off with some pear and just a touch of cherry (very minute).
T: This tastes like a very nice dessert bread. The rye really plays well with the bready malts and mixes fantastically with a nice chocolate flavor. It just meshes well once the beer warms and really comes together. It is incredibly strong when the beer is too cold, but warm it is very nice. The medicinal quality makes more sense as it comes out more of a spice quality. Touches of pepper, nutmeg and clove. The fruit is yet again a touch of pear but absolutely some dark cherries work in. Very nice indeed.
M: A good, heavy sided medium in body. Carbonation is a bit high for my liking and think that had a lot to do with some of the strange aromas coming out. Maybe just a little too aggressive with the carbonation. Still this is smooth and has a good weight to it. Velvety at times. ABV is just a slight warming on the throat, nice and subtle. Aftertaste is a nice amount of dark chocolate lingering.
D: This truly is a great introduction to The Bruery. I made the mistake of serving this too cold, but once it reached proper temperature everything fell wonderfully into place. A pretty subtle rye beer that has some big flavors and aromas at times. Just beautifully crafted and pretty easy drinking for the ABV. I will sip it though as needs be. Fantastic brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2010 00:59:17 | More by everetends
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