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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

882 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 33
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DCon
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. - 750 ML bottle of this from Total Wine & Beverage in Redondo Beach, CA for $12.99 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the Brown/Orange Labeled bottle w/ Yellow Writing & "JuleBryg-Style/Dark Rye Ale" stated into my 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has no Freshness Date like many from The Bruery.

Aroma- Soft cherries, malt, and the sweetest amount of blended fruits (that seem to come off tart on the nose) are in here at the beginning. A very light rye character was in the background but didn't show up big. Not worried about it.

Appearance- Pours a 4 finger, longest lasting head possible! The body is a dark caramel color and is semi-hazy. Leaves the thickest lacing behind.

Flavor- Sweet malts, medium hops, and the sweetest fruits once again hit the palate on this one. Light-Medium bitterness and finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Highly Carbonated, Effervescent, and then has an AWESOME sour finish! Well done!

Overall Impression- Very refreshing and another nice example of a complexed beer from The Bruery! I love these guys' beer. Will say, I'm not sure what style this really should be but enjoyed thoroughly. Pick up a bottle if you haven't already!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of farrago
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super-hyper head, be careful when you pour, loose and airy foam which dimples but actually holds on longer than you'd expect, light brown hue, no lacing to speak of. Filmy brown color crosses over into full opacity, more amber orange nearer the rims. Ruggedly focused nose, like a ranch sunrise, not pretty, maybe not showered but up and ready to go, milk chocolate powder, slight caramelization like crème brûlée, the rye is not a consistent major presence, supplemented by a mossy, wet green matter aspect and a pinch of pepperiness, it's very much a "whole" over the "parts" sort of experience. Medium-bodied, carbonation makes for an initial wave of foam crashing down on the tongue. Segues to a mineral water, quinine kind of thing, then the rye and pumpernickel notes finally show up with some force.After that, chocolate, toffee, coffee appear as it smooths out. No citrus, low level of apple, peach, red cherry fruit, nothing big time. A big point of attraction is its texture and overall sense of "maturity," that is, it comes across as confident enough in itself to not take unnecessary pains to impress. But still does so with most sips.

Photo of rawfish
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this at the Hulmeville inn. Poured into my Lindeman's stange. Pours a cloudy brown with a very unique fizzy light brown heading. Bubbles and lacing were all over the place.

Smell is all rye. Some slight spicy notes kick in to finish it off.

Taste wasn't what I was expecting but in a good way. Very doughy malts with a serious amount of rye mixed. Very tasty. Spicy - gritty kind of finish to this beer. Slight smokiness as well.

Mouth is medium to full bodied a very gritty feel in the mouth doesn't finish clean at all.

Drink is ok. Not a session brew but a very interesting choice of beer.

Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a rye that feels and tastes more like a decedent bock with some festive notes of spicing and chocolate. reminds me of something dutch... pour is amber with a smaller head... nose of toffee and pineapple and a bit boozy although that is intermingled with a esters well. nice feel... chocolate dry mineral notes. sweet desert edge. palate of citrus hops and toasted hints. again toffee hints with a citrus, chocolate and meatiness at the end. great with food. i would recommend with something of a grain earth and oxtail. very complex flavor.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle tried 28 Feb 2010.

Served this in a Liquor Mart shaker pint (guess the snifters were all in the wash?). Big large huge tan head fills the glass. Well carbonated. Slightly hazy ruby red color. Aroma is strong, sweet rye and caramel, yeast, molasses. Starts almost smoky with a cinnamon spiciness. Burnt sugar sweetness throughout. Finishes with a lot of rye and ethanol. Spiciness lingers in aftertaste.

Tasty, would get this again...

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jjanega08
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= with my recent rye beer fetish I thought I would give this one a shot. The pour is a hazy brown color with a huge light tan colored head. The head holds really nice retention and excellent lacing. Pretty nice looking.

S= The smell is a pretty nice blend of spicy Belgian yeast and some really nice rye character. There is a good sort of earthy hop character to it as well.

T= The taste is some nice Belgian yeast up front for sure but then it gives way to some really really really nice rye. It's like taking a bite out of a slice of pumpernickel. Really nice tasting. There is a small amount of alcohol in the taste as well. Really impressive.

M= A little to highly carbonated. There is a nice thick mouth on it however.

D= I love rye beers. I don't understand why more breweries don't do ryes. Great work Bruery for stepping out of the norm with this one it's a homerun. Check it out if ya can.

Photo of beagle75
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, medium brown color with one finger of diminishing sandy foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very husky grain, including a snappy thread of rye, is featured, but a sharp carbon dioxide edge is disruptive. Some late savory depth--meaty--is also present. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with nutty brown malt, hard minerality, and peppery spice. Acidity is mild, staying well hidden. A whiff of non-committal dark fruit precedes bitter cocoa, which lingers to the end. Some of the savoriness from the smell is also revealed late, but stays in balance with other qualities. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, velvety smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a fairly accomplished, turbocharged version of brown ale that integrated rye well into a noteworthy dark beer experience. Considering that the bottle reviewed was over a year old, much of the expected carbonation has mellowed, allowing it to take a more refined posture appropriate to something strong and dark. Rugbrod shows itself to be a versatile malt-focused beer that is a good fit for the Fall and Winter months.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body looks like pure caramel, but there's an obnoxious amount of head, even on the third pour from the bottle.

The rye really comes through in the nose with spice and loads of bread.

Taste is almost all rye characteristics- spicy and a little rye bread sourness. It's very bready, 'nough said.

Mouthfeel is heavy and has a slight medicinal sting.

A very flavorful rye beer, with a belgian dark ale-type feel to it. A nice take on the style.

Photo of claytong
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - talk about having a big head. this one here was ridiculous. on a controlled pour i got about one inch beer, 5 inches head. once the beer sat out for a bit it the head of course died down, still was pretty crazy. brown, almost opaque, had some unfiltered bits in there. no real sediment at the bottom that i noticed.

Smell - roasted rye, cream, malt, dark fruits

Taste - dark fruits comes strong then the rest, followed by some caramel and toffee

Mouthfeel - creamy, smooth, decent body, great carbonation

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of AdamBear
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to BigBlacke for supplying this one at a tasting!

A-dark murky brown, thin cream colored head

S-smells like grapes and Belgian sugars. there's a good strength to it.

T-comes in with caramel and Belgian malts and sugars. Ends with a great matching after-taste that seems dark roasted. has a good strength to it. this is a great and complex beer!

M-a good medium carbonation with a fairly dry finish.

D-tastes start to blend more but it stays great. this is a wonderful beer and i hope to have it again!

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a creamy tannish off-white head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a presence around the inside of the glass and on the beer. The beer itself is as very dark brown that appears black. Leaves a lot of lacing. The smell is a nice nutty and caramel malt smell with a hint of bready notes. The hops are slightly noticeable but dominated by the different malt smells. The taste is slightly different from the smell. The malt smell is still there with caramel and bready malts but the hops are slightly more present than in the smell and in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium bodied with very little carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a pretty good beer.

Photo of spoony
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.