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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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BostonHops

Massachusetts

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
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-01-2012 01:38:26 | More by drtth
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-18-2012 13:12:03 | More by yergermeister
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Vpr5002


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-27-2012 20:36:57 | More by Vpr5002
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BrianSwoyer


4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-25-2012 02:07:29 | More by BrianSwoyer
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thain709

Pennsylvania

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
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-10-2012 16:39:18 | More by StaindProject86
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

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
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-19-2012 01:44:31 | More by jfcaa193
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-12-2012 03:41:32 | More by Tyrawlings
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matt062286

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-10-2012 14:45:44 | More by matt062286
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-06-2012 21:49:34 | More by jharkins07
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

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
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

01-16-2012 16:15:38 | More by gafferjohn
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-15-2012 21:46:34 | More by AndrewMichael
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-30-2011 21:25:31 | More by jpd7374
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-27-2011 14:27:46 | More by kmwilson76
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-24-2011 06:50:07 | More by jophish17
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-19-2011 23:22:43 | More by djrn2
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-09-2011 23:29:11 | More by dwaz
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-04-2011 23:25:21 | More by VikeMan
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-02-2011 20:09:45 | More by AngusOg
Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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