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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

828 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 34
Gots: 105 | 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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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-08-2013 22:53:01 | More by 2dogbrew
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MrVonzipper

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-05-2013 03:21:50 | More by MrVonzipper
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bitter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-04-2013 02:24:25 | More by bitter
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pkalix

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

seemed a bit thick in the pour. deep, dark almost neon magenta through the duvel glass with a tan, tight bubble topping.
not getting much in the smell except an effervescent alcohol smell. a little spice too?
taste is... different. got some earthiness to it. unexplainable in my vocabulary of knowledge but not bad. "julebrig-style dark rye ale" it says on the label. there is a slight tangy bitterness and a slight prune-y taste.
medium to heavy in feel. The Bruery is relatively local but i still havent made it to their sampling room. their beers seem to have a little twist to each of them and are of a higher abv value. for the most part they have all been drinkable- nothing too obscene, and this is another decent brew from them. it's another adventurous endeavor and in the context of evaluating this one as a stand alone (and not compared to others i have just had or what i may have been expecting from this) this is a very worthy brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:21:49 | More by pkalix
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nuclearmeg

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bready, dark, aromatic, delicious.
Pours a deep caramel brown with
Rye malts give an intense bread flavor with a hint of roast.
There is a nice heaviness to the mouthfeel.
The spiciness at the finish is subtle yet noticable.
Perfect with nutty cheeses or venison stew on a cold winter's night.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:29:57 | More by nuclearmeg
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-30-2013 14:46:58 | More by FreshmanPour77
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-30-2013 04:00:40 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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kojevergas

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a 14oz stem-goblet at the now defunct Bruery Provisions. Cost was $6.00 USD. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of good cream and good thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a very dark auburn. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Nuts, malt, rye, bready notes, fruity esters accompanied by an artificial sweetness, and cherry pie filling/crust. Quite sugary; brown sugar is prominent. Intriguing, if a bit too sweet.

T: Fruity and sweet, with coarse rye dragging its finer notes out. Cherry pie filling up front. Heavy malty body. Too sugary towards the finish. Lacks subtlety. Kind of messy; unfocused. What happened to the nuts? The fruit is poorly handled. Bits of poorly executed dark fruit underwhelm.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Some creamy quality. Overcarbonated. A bit too thick. Unnecessarily heavy on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but not unique or special. It's a decent brown ale and pushes limits, but the end result isn't great. I wouldn't get it again. Overpriced (in classic Bruery fashion).

C+

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:32:45 | More by kojevergas
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rob133

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-28-2013 15:29:27 | More by DmanGTR
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pschul4

Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle fo frizzeee, that says something right there

A- Explosion. Poured a little bit into a tall glass and it was 98% head after an average pour

S- Lots of dak fruits and boatloads of rye. Those two arent working well together

T- Same as the smell. Tastes like BSDA with rye in it. Getting better as it warms but nothing great

M- Really smooth/light. Drinkable at least

O- Extra Meh. Woul drink again for free but wouldnt purchase

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 21:06:40 | More by pschul4
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jcoulighan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-27-2013 02:44:25 | More by jcoulighan
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zap2012

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-26-2013 19:50:28 | More by zap2012
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mdfb79

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From 01/20/12 notes. Have actually never had this one before...used to see bottles all the time and then they stopped showing up at my stores, so was glad to finally try it at Hopleaf in Chicago. 8 oz. pour. Review #2,400.

a - Pours a murky, mahogany brown color with a reddish tint to it, one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of cherries, dark fruits, rye, fruity malts, toasted malts, biscuit, bread, wheat, spices. Nice cherry to it, and the rye comes through a decent amount. Pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of cherries, raisins, dark fruity malts, bready malts, rye, some toasted malts, and some spice and pepper. More dark fruits here and less rye, but I like it just as much as the nose.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. Slightly too carbonated, otherwise easy to drink overall.

o - Overall a really nice rye beer. Lots of cherries and rye in the nose, and more raisins and dark fruits in the taste. Easy to drink, something I would definitely revisit in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 20:16:47 | More by mdfb79
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clubarsky91

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-23-2013 16:19:45 | More by clubarsky91
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eddiearmy


5/5  rDev +29.9%

01-21-2013 01:21:15 | More by eddiearmy
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 22:05:44 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 19:58:13 | More by kaelingirl
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g_jenkins

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-20-2013 05:34:33 | More by g_jenkins
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 12:47:33 | More by MRsojourner
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extra

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-17-2013 23:21:09 | More by extra
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-17-2013 16:58:22 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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scottiethebody

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-16-2013 17:30:38 | More by scottiethebody
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-16-2013 00:47:24 | More by mendvicdog
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-14-2013 22:21:58 | More by Jspriest
Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.