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Rugbrød - The Bruery

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

889 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 889
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 35
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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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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).


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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

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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.

Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.