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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown AleTröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 05-13-2002)
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served at 49 degrees in my beer stein (and it improved as it warmed, I'd suggest letting this one warm)

Appearance: This beer pours a coppery color, small ivory head, dissipates quickly. Translucent but not transparent.

Smell: It has that typical Brown Ale smell that is a sort of earthy or something aroma; it’s hard to place. It made me think of horses? … Then I got a bit of nuts and cocoa like the powder, not sweetened chocolate. As it warmed the caramel became more and more apparent.

Taste: Caramel malts, nutty, oats, earthy. It was sweetish but not overly sweet. The sweet hits you up front but the finish is a pleasantly balanced bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: A bit dry on the finish and the aftertaste. Little carbonation, and a bit sticky. Moderately creamy. Decent but not special.

Drinkability: Definitely a sessionable beer for me. Easy drinking low ABV. Not overly interesting and certainly refreshing. Good for a social occasion when you are not focusing your attention solely on the beer.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 07:10:05 | More by Phatz
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Happy that Troegs brought this back so that I could finally review it. Cheers!

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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.