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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

861 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 861
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mbw314, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glass, glowing the color of dark copper wiring. It held a one finger head of light brown bubbles, but this receded quickly, leaving flecks of lacing in its wake. There was a slight haze, but no sediment, and carbonation appeared moderate. The aroma gave metallic yeastiness, corny adjuncts, extremely soapy hops, penicillin chemically-ness, chalky grain, waxiness, and big smoky rye and caramels to base. Our first impression was that the flavoring was massively chalky and metallic, but with a nice toasty sweetness to it. As we sipped, sweeter toasted brown malts, chalky grain, and sweet dark fruit of plum and black cherry pits started things off. The middle peaked with the metallic bang of Belgian yeast, plump pudding sweetness, bittered chalky caramel sweetness, and light corny adjuncts. The finish washed with juicy soapy hops, continued brown malt bite, smoke, raw caramel, and savory saltiness. The aftertaste breathed of lactic foaminess, soured rye grain for really the first time in the tasting, salt water taffy, sesame seed, and figgy syrups. The body was full, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice slurp, smack, cream, and pop on each sip, with a light coating giving way to eventual astringent dryness around the mouth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was how savory the flavoring was. The big aromatic nature of this beer certainly enhanced this quality, giving a certain boldness all throughout the center. We did, however, lose points due the overpowering phenolic plastics, chemicals, and adjuncts in the taste, which really out boxed the rye, fruit, and spice that were trying to make this a tasty offering.

TheBrewo, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bklynj, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jjd315, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Danny1217, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

cmannes, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Jimmie, Feb 22, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. 2012 Release. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy caramel brown with about a finger of dark beige foam. Settles quickly to a creamy ring. Bits of lacing here and there.

Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, candi sugar and spicy rye. A small metallic note emerges as well. No real alcohol.

Initial flavor is pleasantly sweet and quickly becomes spicy through the middle. Some burnt sugar and brown bread notes. Some maple. Bitter hops emerge in the finish and aftertaste. Spiciness from the rye really kicks up in the aftertaste as well. No real sign of the alcohol.

Medium bodied with medium-low, creamy carbonation. Very nice feel.

brotherloco, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. Capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a dark dark brown color, a little bit of dark rubiness, tight light tan head, average retention, lace is quick to fall back into the beer. Looks murky, but its hard to tell due to the dark color.

Smells lIke a rather bland Belgian dark ale. Over ripe dark fruits, some phenoly almost Belgian yeast. Some brown sugar.

Plum, ripe dark fruits, brown sugar, phenoly Belgian yeast, some rye like dry spice, but its not super noticeable. Finishes pretty dry.

Medium to light in body, mouthfeel is just a touch on the weak side.

This wasn't super enjoyable, if I didn't know what this was I'd definatly guess Belgian dark ale, and I prolly wouldn't have guessed any rye was used. I wouldn't buy this again.

dogfishandi, Feb 17, 2013
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sloelco, Feb 15, 2013
Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.