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Rugbrød - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 34
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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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-21-2011 18:27:15 | More by bob727
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jhickman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2014 18:57:27 | More by jhickman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

750 ml bottle, MasterSki left this at my place, sorry dude we drank it! Part of epic Bruery tasting.

Pours a dark reddish brown, raisiny, huge and foamy head forms, settles down to a very bubbly and thick layer, lots of lace chunks stick, this looks neat.

Smell is nice, rye bread, toast, lightly sour, iron, nutty, some raisin, alcohol, very bready malts, a bit of caramel sweetness, really neat.

Taste is similar, almost has a Kvass feel to it, lightly roasty, biscuit and toast, burnt rye bread, spicy, raisin, some caramel sweetness in the finish, pretty neat.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, some warmth going down. This has some pretty intense rye character. Thanks Alex!

04-20-2010 17:02:03 | More by Viggo
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2014 17:37:56 | More by Iamjeff6
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albern

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

The beer pours a nice brown, matte color, with lots of particulates and haze floating about. There is a nice creamy off white head, some lacing, and a nose that is oaken, a slight ABV cherry, and sweet. The nose is decent, but the taste is much better.

The beer is very creamy and the ABV is well hidden underneath with just a hint of booziness. There is a definite oaken barrel aged character to the beer. There are plenty of sweetish malts, some of the cherry and raisin booziness comes through in places, and there is plenty of yeasty character. What isn't present is the dry, biting, and slightly harsh rye qualities found in typical Rye ales. That said, this is probably a mislabeled beer, but in any case it is quite good. The beer is full bodied, the mouthfeel is a bit vinous, the aftertaste relatively mild. This is a good beer worth seeking out. L'Chaim.

06-26-2010 11:10:25 | More by albern
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

This is a solid beer from the Bruery. Pours a dark ruby color, that somewhat glows. Small head on it, clean lacing.

Belgian yeasty aroma, sweet caramel malt and spice. the rye really comes out, almost seems hot.

Yup, rye is dominant in the flavor. Spicy and bready with the yeast brining in florals. Sweet candied caramel and sharp apple.

The carbonation really blends well with the rye spice. Cleansing the palate to allow the malt to provide a soft finish. Clean and crisp in the end. Nice.

Not perfect, I think the yeast is a bit much and while it does blend well with the rye, it seems the rye is held back.

09-15-2010 07:18:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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kevboat

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2012 23:41:19 | More by kevboat
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2011 23:30:04 | More by codynevels
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oelergud

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Opague dark muddy brownish red body with a fluffy tan head with great retention and lace.
Chocolate and sour milk scent and an earthy hoppy lining.
Dark sweet molasses bready flavor with a nice hoppy undertone. Some sour milk notes.
Full body with plenty of carbonation.
Good drinkability.

-Oelergud

03-20-2010 01:45:15 | More by oelergud
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-27-2012 07:06:03 | More by beerpadawan
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 17:04:47 | More by mhaugo
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Joe_Mahma

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 17:41:52 | More by Joe_Mahma
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 00:22:38 | More by spycow
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 04:29:48 | More by HopStoopid120
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2013 15:18:47 | More by bmur112
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2012 05:26:14 | More by ambruns1979
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rugbrød pours a murky brownish-maroon with a dense foamy tan head that lingers as it falls leaving oily lacing that doesn't stick around.

The aroma has rich dark malt scents, somewhat spicy and somewhat bready and earthy.

The flavor is dark and rich like the aroma. Dark pumpernickel and rye bread with a malty somewhat chocolate or cocoa flavor as well. Very nice if you let it warm up and give it a chance to grow on you as the flavor is somewhat unusual. Some molasses and raisin notes come through as well.

The mouthfeel is full, on the heavy side of medium and a touch chalky as it coats the mouth rather thoroughly.

The more this beer sits and warms up the more the rich flavors mellow, meld and really come through. Give it the time it needs and you will be rewarded. I would consider this as a great holiday beer.

07-05-2011 23:02:56 | More by BlackBearForge
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D35TR00

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 01:16:00 | More by D35TR00
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 19:46:45 | More by Lare453
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 11:25:56 | More by Grebdioz
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Kendo

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Got it on tap at the Ginger Man in NYC, where they serve it in a snifter.

A: Body is hazy dark amber/rust with a moderate off-white head. Leaves some lace behind.

S: Spicy rye malt is evident, along with some toast and even brown sugar as it warms.

T: Spicy rye malt again. Some basic earthiness and sweeter malt present as well (caramel, cocoa powder, wheat bread and a touch of fruitiness). Finishes with a nice, drying alcohol heat and a touch of bitterness, but spice remains in the aftertaste.

M: Call it medium-bodied. Good carbonation.

D: A bit of a sipper, but flavorful and interesting.

07-21-2010 18:26:04 | More by Kendo
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2011 05:49:59 | More by CelticAleMan
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guillemiro

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2012 04:31:04 | More by guillemiro
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 02:55:48 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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willbrown

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2012 14:36:56 | More by willbrown
Rugbrød from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.