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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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515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale is back on tap in our Tasting Room for a limited time. Originally released as “Nut Brown Ale,” Rugged Trail was eventually given a makeover and became one of our first year-round beers. Rugged Trail boasts a deep bronze hue, rocky head, and subtle hop aroma. Toasted Amber and Chocolate malts impart a rich nutty character and creamy texture, making Rugged Trail an obvious quaffing delight! 5.0% ABV and 33 IBU. 2014 Availability: draft and growler fills only.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 05-13-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brownish red ale with a nice looking foamy tannish head. Smell is mainly of english hops, nothing overpowering. Nice chocolaty taste, with a good coffee bitterness that make for a nice dry mouthfeel. Hints of hoppiness in the taste that go well with sweet chocolate maltiness. Nothing overpowering here, just a pleasant tasty brew that's quite drinkable. Nice job. One of the better brown ales i've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 23:58:04 | More by avylover
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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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