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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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very good

854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | 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%

Jspriest, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

another adventurous beer from the bruery. the pour on this one is mahogany, richly cherry in color, somewhere between a red ale and a brown ale, with a few thin inches of white fluff thats fades fast. the aroma of his beer is highly unique, combining red malts, a boatload of rye, peppery yeast, and a decent level of residual sugar, although i didnt find this to taste nearly as sweet as i thought it would. to me the rye was dominant, but it was dry in feel in the middle of a runny textured brew that shouldnt have finished that way. still, i liked the way this featured rye, compared to so many rye india pale ales and rye porters out there. the malt bill allowed the rye to stand out, and the alcohol level is perfect. i wished for more body or more carbonation or both, but i enjoyed the compelxity of this and think it might do well with some age on it. not my favorite bruery offering, but again something original and high quality.

StonedTrippin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Beer21, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of alexipa
2.68/5  rDev -30.4%

Dark brown with a red hue and a nice thick white head. The appearance had me excited to try this. The scent is sour, smells infected. Uh oh. First taste... Yep, this is infected. Nice and malty, almost no rye taste at all, and very tart. Dark fruit flavor. The carbonation is spot on with a great medium creamy body. Overall, a pretty bad beer that was probably infected but they decided to bottle and sell anyway.

alexipa, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of FEUO
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

FEUO, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-rye, molasses, hints of chocolate and spices, earthy

T-rye, chocolate, spices, hint of sweetness, earthy and yeasty, beautifully balanced

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a nicely balanced beer, unique flavors and they work really well here

MDDMD, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MarioM, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Belgianbeerbunny
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Poured like a Coca-Cola. 1/2-inch head initially, which quickly dissipated.

S - Yeast and coffee cake.

T - caramel and toasted bread. Reminded me of a sticky bun.

M - Full-bodied.

O - Very interesting. I didn't know what to expect from rye ale, but I enjoyed it very much.

Belgianbeerbunny, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of malloyca
2.91/5  rDev -24.4%

Cloudy, cola-brown color with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of stewed dark fruits and cherry, together with cinnamon, root beer, baking spices, caramel and bitter chocolate. On the palate, the initial flavor is burnt and toasted malt, followed by hints of chocolate and caramel. Medium to light in body, with good carbonation.

malloyca, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -22.1%

BeerThursdays, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of throwback
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

throwback, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Lare453, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of zacharrry
2/5  rDev -48.1%

zacharrry, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of ACY73
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ACY73, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of PackerBacker
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

PackerBacker, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of 55bob
2.33/5  rDev -39.5%

Pours a rich brown.

Small slightly lacy head.It did not last very long.

Smells like a brown ale home brew. Lots of yeast. both in smell and tast.

Tastes like a brown ale but a bit sour / tart. Mouthfeel was medium to thin.

Overall I was disappointed with this $10 beer.

I've made better homebrew on my first attempt.

55bob, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of GregoryMo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

GregoryMo, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of davelag
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

davelag, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of mikeinfhaz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mikeinfhaz, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dugly2ugly, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Served in a tulip glass at Gourmet Haus Stadt.

A: A nice finger of head tips a ruddy-nice ruby-gorgeous beer. You can see through the glass darkly.

S: Fruity and smooth-bland. Hint of brown sugar.

T/M: More tart-sweet (apricot) than the rye spiciness I expected. Roasted malt? That's odd. Full, well-carbonated and pleasant. Aftertaste is dryish and only ever so lightly bitter.

O: Good beer, but not that interesting...? Sweetish, smoothish, and plain. Still, I enjoy it and would reccommend it.

AgentMunky, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of andant
4/5  rDev +3.9%

andant, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Boto
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

750ml bottle: This pours like a bad homebrew: The entire glass is foam. It took 15 minutes of pouring and settling to finally get a decent amount of beer in the glass. Once it finally settled out it is a reddish-brown color. There was obviously a HUGE tan head on mine that wouldn’t go down at all. Surprisingly there is very little lacing. The aroma is nice: bready and yeasty. There are notes of spices and rye. The taste is also good. Bit of rye bread, some spices, faint fruits. Some caramel. Nice balance. Overall, pretty good. I just wish it hadn’t foamed up like it did and spilled all over the counter.

Boto, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jeffthepony, Dec 28, 2012
Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.