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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

890 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Bottle opens with an intense carbonation pop. Pours into the glass with a crystal clear, deep mahogany color...and very foamy...takes a three stage pour to fill the glass appropriately. The huge dark khacki head lasts a good amount of time, slowly fizzling away over several minutes. Thick sheets of lacing coat the entire surface of the glass with pronounced rings left at each resting level of the liquid.

S - Spicy rye, grainy, bread doughy, roasty malt, some earthiness, perhaps a bit of coffee.

T - Rye up front, some char/burnt malt, earthy and dry, acrid bitterness, caramel, grainy and doughy. Mild hop presence.

M - Pretty full bodied beer with a creamy mid-level carbonation.

O - Didn't know what to expect out of this one, but ended up being something I like. Defniitely a malt forward beer, but not overpowering or overly sweet. Quite bread doughy and some nice complexities mixed in.

Photo of Mphis
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fluffmeister
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChiliSauce
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a snifter, the beer is a dark brown, amber tinted coloring, with a foamy light, bubbly, tall, off white head that quickly settles into a low profile surface coating. Aromas of nutty sweetness, rye spice, a toasted grain backbone, and some richly sweet caramel and toffee notes. Flavors are tangy sweet and roasted forward, with a solid blend of caramel and toffee. Spicy green characteristics in the background, with a subtle sour twist to the cloyingly sweet, sugary pallet. Hints of earthy tones and smoke throughout. Slick, robust bodied, with a slightly sour and heavily rich and sweet caramel aftertaste. The finish has a decent, cloying, richly sweet, smooth linger. Pretty unique and interesting beer.

Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martyl1000
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

When will i learn? I simply don't like rye beers

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The brew is a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye whiskey and a bit of peat, The taste is sugary, peaty, reminds me of a scotch ale. Caramelized sugar is evident. Mostly sweet, yet balanced and perfectly tasty. No hint of alcohol content. Full bodied, well carbonated and crisp. Overall, this is a really unique tasting and satisfying rye beer,

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kornkid8600
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zbodnar1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

The Bruery - Rugbrød [JuleBryg-Style Dark Rye Ale] (750ml ---> Dogfish Head Curved Pint Glass : 8% ABV)

This brew poured a beautiful red/amber color producing a MASSIVE tan colored head formed with a slight bit carbonation assisting the retention in the cap, with decent lacing left behind... Immediately on the nose was a malty sweetness with maybe some dark berries hidden in there also, which were really the only aromas showing up on the nose... First tastes that arise are again the sweet malts, this time accompanied by a decent bit of spice that gently bites the tip of your tongue... Mid-palate tastes somewhat like a nice moist dark-berry muffin, with a decent amount of wheaty, breadiness also present... The finish is smooth, as the light amount of carbonation plays in nicely, giving the beer an almost creamy/satiny texture to finish each sip... Overall I can't really fault this beer for any personal taste reasons, and the balance I found between the sweet and the savory became better as I continued enjoying the beer... Was I extremely pleased with this beer; absolutely, but was I totally blown away; not quite, but an outstanding showing none the less!! Another good brew - Cheers!!

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Leag0002
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of LargeCrab
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of WynnO
4.8/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wulfie85
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Basoos1
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of travolta
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Creamy fruity head, tiny bubbles. dark, dark opaque brown. Great lacing, great retention.

Nose: Raisin, lime, lemon, green apple, cider and molasses.

Taste: Green apples, good clean light malt, molasses, lemon, finishes with aspirin, medicinal banana bread.

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Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.