Rugbrød | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 923 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of cvm4
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a murky brown/amber with a hazy body and light tan head.

S - Burnt caramel, toffee, dark fruits (raisins & figs) and bready malts.

T - Sweetness in your face, caramel at first with light chocolate notes. Moves into a good bit of rye spices and finishes with an almost orange acidic tartness.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Easy drinking for the abv.

O - Interesting combo of flavors that don't disappoint.

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Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of lsummers
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber brown with what looks like a decent amount of carbonation. The hue really is perfect for this type of beer, very inviting.

Smells of dark fruits and some slight burnt candy caramel. There's a nutty toffee malty note accompanying what reminds me of the smell of a quad.

Tastes of some nutty dark chocolate and some dark fruits with raisins. There's a toffee sweetness that is joined by a spicy rye bread note.

Mouthfeel is sharp round and chewy. Moderate amount of carbonation keeps this from being too thick.

Overall it's a great rye beer. Nice to see an outstanding non sour from the Bruery.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of AndrewScottPentland
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First half of the bottle pours clear and dark. Primarily brown with hints of copper and red. Once you get down to the bottom the bottle the beer becomes very hazy and looks like sewer water. Tons of yeast sediment in the glass. It looks as though theres are rye particulates floating around as well. Off-white/eggshell head with tight foam. Minimal but noticeable alcohol legs.

Sweet malt smell - brown/burnt sugar, caramel, dark chocolate. A nice toasted, almost burnt, quality, also a nice bready smell. Lots of rye - it smells a lot like rye bread. The flavor become much less sweet as it warmed up and got towards the bottom of the bottle. More bread and rye and subtle dark fruits - raisin, fig,...)

A big burst of sweetness at the front of the mouth - caramel and chocolate. But quickly moves towards the more savory rye and roast flavors. A surprising amount of light acidic flavors - almost a very mild sourness that I'm guessing is coming from the rye. Finishes with a nice light coffee bitterness and some residual sweetness.

A light mouthfeel for the abv, but not too watery. The light/medium mouthfeel was a nice contrast to the rich flavors.

Overall, a nice malty beer with a fair amount of roast. Not overly complex, but enjoyable.

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Rugbrød from The Bruery
3.88 out of 5 based on 923 ratings.
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