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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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very good

892 Ratings
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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 35
Gots: 110 | FT: 6
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.
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Ratings: 892 | Reviews: 346
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-05-14 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost opaque ruddy brown with a 1.5-finger tan head that fades to 1/4" leaving very little lacing.

S - Dark bread crusts, hint of dark fruit, mild pepper, hop floral/flowery.

T - Dark fruit (black cherry) is much more apparent than in the smell. Pinch of white raisins, mild-moderate roasted malt, sour dough rye bread, some caramel and chocolate, light spice including pepper. Semi-sweet initially but dries nicely. Tastes like a Belgian-style yeast was used. There's some balancing tartness and bitterness pairing with the chocolate-covered dark cherries in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Substantial, creamy, clinging-then-drying.

O - I really like this beer. On the surface, it is simply satisfying but has enough variety of flavors to hold my interest.

Photo of illy0sis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown/amber in color with a large brownish-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick wall of lace.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt with a slight sour lemon hint. A bit of alcohol sweetness as well. Where's the rye?

Taste: Begins with lots of caramel sweetness that remains throughout. There is a touch of the rye spiciness toward the middle and lingering after the finish, but not enough in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with balanced carbonation and a watery, slippery finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer, but the rye doesn't seem to come through as much as it should. This actually tastes like a doppelbock with slight rye flavoring. Again, not too bad, but not enough of what I imagine a "rye beer" being.

Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at lokal in Miami. Pours a deep murky brown with very little head. Looks almost flat but I can see a bit of carbonation rising. Great belgian yeast aromas...dried fruit and raison. Taste is great. Belgian yeast and raison figgy chocolate. ..almost quad like but finishes with a hint of spicy rye. Really cool brew. Its smooth and just easy to drink. Awesome brew again by the bruery.

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, murky brown with a two finger tall, light tan head that dissipates rather quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma: Big spicy, slightly tart smelling rye right away, Belgian candy sugar and plum-like yeast phenols with citrus-y hops around the edges. There is some sweet biscuit-y malt neatly tucked underneath it all. Definitely smells akin to a very rye forward Dubbel.

Taste: Sweet, juicy plum up front, with some biscuit-y Belgian malts right along with it. A very nice, overtly American citric hoppiness builds up to the slightly tart, peppery rye off dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with a soft, gentile carbonation.

Overall: An interesting take on the Belgian Dubbel style. However, I certainly wish the taste was as Rye forward as the nose belied. I do have to say while the mouthfeel is certainly a bit thin for the style, the beer remains very quaffable and offers just enough depth to intrigue the palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle...gushed a bit upon opening.
Pours a dark brown with significant amber head.
Big carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of roasted malts, bitter fruit juice, carob...got some funkiness. Overall rich and bold, strange & funky, bitter. Not the easiest to drink but also intriguing and fun.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.