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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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very good

862 Ratings
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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 33
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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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, burgundy color with a two-finger, light brown colored head. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of rye and rich malts. There was a light chocolate aroma underneath the malt and rye.

T - It tasted of bready malt, rye and some sweet chocolate malt. It had just enough bitterness to provide some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied rye beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a really good rye beer. No surprise that The Bruery cranked out yet another.

zeff80, Jun 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kaelingirl, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

PaulMc, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Zachtheporter, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DelicateDelirium, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jhickman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, MasterSki left this at my place, sorry dude we drank it! Part of epic Bruery tasting.

Pours a dark reddish brown, raisiny, huge and foamy head forms, settles down to a very bubbly and thick layer, lots of lace chunks stick, this looks neat.

Smell is nice, rye bread, toast, lightly sour, iron, nutty, some raisin, alcohol, very bready malts, a bit of caramel sweetness, really neat.

Taste is similar, almost has a Kvass feel to it, lightly roasty, biscuit and toast, burnt rye bread, spicy, raisin, some caramel sweetness in the finish, pretty neat.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, some warmth going down. This has some pretty intense rye character. Thanks Alex!

Viggo, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Iamjeff6, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice brown, matte color, with lots of particulates and haze floating about. There is a nice creamy off white head, some lacing, and a nose that is oaken, a slight ABV cherry, and sweet. The nose is decent, but the taste is much better.

The beer is very creamy and the ABV is well hidden underneath with just a hint of booziness. There is a definite oaken barrel aged character to the beer. There are plenty of sweetish malts, some of the cherry and raisin booziness comes through in places, and there is plenty of yeasty character. What isn't present is the dry, biting, and slightly harsh rye qualities found in typical Rye ales. That said, this is probably a mislabeled beer, but in any case it is quite good. The beer is full bodied, the mouthfeel is a bit vinous, the aftertaste relatively mild. This is a good beer worth seeking out. L'Chaim.

albern, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer from the Bruery. Pours a dark ruby color, that somewhat glows. Small head on it, clean lacing.

Belgian yeasty aroma, sweet caramel malt and spice. the rye really comes out, almost seems hot.

Yup, rye is dominant in the flavor. Spicy and bready with the yeast brining in florals. Sweet candied caramel and sharp apple.

The carbonation really blends well with the rye spice. Cleansing the palate to allow the malt to provide a soft finish. Clean and crisp in the end. Nice.

Not perfect, I think the yeast is a bit much and while it does blend well with the rye, it seems the rye is held back.

Mebuzzard, Sep 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kevboat, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of oelergud
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opague dark muddy brownish red body with a fluffy tan head with great retention and lace.
Chocolate and sour milk scent and an earthy hoppy lining.
Dark sweet molasses bready flavor with a nice hoppy undertone. Some sour milk notes.
Full body with plenty of carbonation.
Good drinkability.


oelergud, Mar 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bmur112, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ambruns1979, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of BlackBearForge
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rugbrød pours a murky brownish-maroon with a dense foamy tan head that lingers as it falls leaving oily lacing that doesn't stick around.

The aroma has rich dark malt scents, somewhat spicy and somewhat bready and earthy.

The flavor is dark and rich like the aroma. Dark pumpernickel and rye bread with a malty somewhat chocolate or cocoa flavor as well. Very nice if you let it warm up and give it a chance to grow on you as the flavor is somewhat unusual. Some molasses and raisin notes come through as well.

The mouthfeel is full, on the heavy side of medium and a touch chalky as it coats the mouth rather thoroughly.

The more this beer sits and warms up the more the rich flavors mellow, meld and really come through. Give it the time it needs and you will be rewarded. I would consider this as a great holiday beer.

BlackBearForge, Jul 06, 2011
Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.