Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by normZurawski:
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Tröegs is quickly becoming one of my favorite local breweries, and this beer does nothing to sway that opinion. While this isn't the best of their offerings I've had, it is a solid beer that stands as a good member of their array of offerings.
Appearance is dark black, little head to speak of and clearly a filtered beer. Nothing special there - good enough. Same with the aroma, with hints of a sort of old baroom beer smell. Not entirely bad, per se. Just not a strong point. Taste is good, solid nut brown ale territory. Light & easy malt with a light sweetness. No real prominent taste to speak of but nothing adverse to the taste buds either. More of a session beer in taste than anything. More on the nutty side than fruity. Good solid mouthfeel considering the overall lightness of the beer. Extremely drinkable under almost any circumstances.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2006 00:20:29 | More by normZurawski
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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 515 ratings.