Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
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; its 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.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2005 07:10:05 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks like a nut brown. Gorgeous khaki head with a creamy density. Deep red-brown body with some light allowance.
Sweet hazelnut malts with coffee notes, herbal hops, earthiness, toffee, and a hint of harvest fruit. Delicate, yet robust.
Kind of a thin flavor. It's not marred by any metallic notes or sweetness. Light and dry. Breakfast coffee, almond, toffee, scorched earth, tree bark, hints of alkaline (cocoa/hop bitterness), herbal flavors, hazelnut, and a kiss of red apple. Quite nice, sans the lack of intensity.
Drinks easily. Very soft-bodied. Round and rolling, in the mouth. Lightly carbonated for an enduring session drink.
Happy that Troegs brought this back so that I could finally review it. Cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 03:34:26 | More by thecheapies
Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.