Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle served in a SA "perfect pint" glass.
pours an opaque, deep dark brown tone with a finger of beige head that recedes somewhat quickly into a circle around the collar of the glass; very nice walls of lacing. great looking brew.
nice, roasted malty aroma with notes of spice and nuts; nose pulls through in the flavor with an added mid-palate coffee character to it. very faint hoppy presence. good. not great, but solid and enjoyable.
IMO mouthfeel does not impress... to me it seems a bit on the watery side, average carbonation. good drinkability, however; the fairy tasty, inoffensive type of beer you could easily take a few of.
original review on: 10-19-2010
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2012 01:43:36 | More by BostonHops
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this a while back when they re-released a small batch at the brewery only.
A - Served with a dark brown that was pretty clear...ruby highlights stood around the edges...the head was light brown in color and was two fingers tall...slowly falls to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing
S - The nose wasn't very big...sweet malts showcased caramel and toffee...there was an underlying fruitiness
T - Caramel and toffee start things off...they let you know this beer has a sweet side to it...maybe a little too sweet at times because the roasted flavors don't come through too hard...there is a slight nuttiness which, again, would have helped cut the sweetness...there is a bright citric hop presence towards the end that provides a little bitterness
M - Medium bodied...smooth and sweet with a hop bite right at the end
O - It was really cool they brought Rugged Trail back because I never had the chance to try it when it was in full production...this one is really easy to drink, but I wish there was more nuttiness or roastiness to cut the sweetness
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2012 16:30:57 | More by thain709
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm glad they made a batcdh of this again.
I poured this from a growler. It has a dark magonay color body with a 2" tan head. The smell is roasted malt and nuts. The taste starts off a little sweet, then the taste of roasted nuts come through on the middle to back of the tongue. Great mouth feel and overall a really good brown ale.
Serving type: growler
02-21-2012 19:58:29 | More by chefhatt
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The dead have risen! Zombie beer from the past back by popular demand. A small batch brewed on the Scratch system, tap only for the locals at the brewery.
A - Pours deep dark brown with a pillowy two finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of caramel, toffee, fresh roasted nuts, day old coffee, and a touch of molasses. Not the best smell but not the worst either.
T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness; mostly molasses and caramel; quickly giving way to hints of nuts, stale coffee, and a touch of hop bitterness. Grows a bit watery at the end of the glass but it was still easy to finish.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly sweet feel with a bit of chewiness coming through more and more as it sits in the glass.
O - I am glad to see this one back around, all be it for a short period of time. I have missed this one dearly as it is very easy to drink and the low ABV make it very sessionable. I shall get my fill while it lasts...
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2012 19:33:35 | More by orangesol
Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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