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Rugbrød | The Bruery

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3.85/5
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925 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
925
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
108
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 925 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of Raime
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Bruery Rugbrød.

At longgggg last I have in my hands a beer from these guys. I passed this one up a few times as it was the only available beer from the Bruery and I wasn't quite sure how I would feel about something with dark rye. But, at $5 flat for the bottle, I decided to give it a shot.

Look - Well this is a color I have yet to see in a beer. So unbelievably deep ruby that the upper half gives off almost a penetrable black appearance. Head mounted to one finger and quickly turned to a small though present film around the top of the glass. Carbonation appears to be pretty low. Left good lacing. 4.25.

Smell - This one smells like a bakery. To be more specific, a cherry streudal. The bread is highly apparent as you would expect but I wouldn't exactly call it ' dark '. More like well toasted. Remember toaster streudal as a kid? Make one and you pretty much have the smell of this beer. 4.

Taste - This is a big, heavy beer. Dark rye comes into play on the taste and lingers around like a drunk outside of a store in the ghetto begging for change. The cherry aspect is also quite apparent. This area will take a while to finish due to the slow drinking nature of this one. It's basically all heavily toasted cherry streudal as I stated in the smell. 3.5.

Feel - Heavy bodied with a bit too much in the way of carbonation. Highly creamy due to the well retained head. 3.75.

Overall - A 750ml is honestly a bit much, especially given the nature of this beer. Overall, while it is tasty it is a bit one dimensional and doesn't over much flavorful development. This is one you sit back and drink on a cold winter night for sure. 3.5.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this very much
Beautifully dark and auburn highlights, little lacing
On the nose it's almost like a glazed doughnut, really giving warning that the beer was going to be sweeter than anticipated at purchase.
Taste is for the sweet tooth. Chocolate, caramel, bready malt. It strikes me as a chocolate chip cookie with some honey drizzled on it. It's for me, I would understand someone else not liking it.
The mouthfeel was perfect for the sweetness, this is a beer I would serve for dessert and I would serve to friends.
I had this as an after dinner beer and it was perfect. It's not your your 1st quarter Monday night football beer, but it is marvelously made and beautifully unique for an evening finisher.

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Photo of DotBier
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby red with a massive tan head. Spice, rye, wheat, cherries, and malt on the nose. Medium-light weight and very carbonated on the mouthfeel. A lively sourdough and spice is tasted up front with a decent bitterness accompanying middleways. Lots of rye spice and malt on the back end with a smooth, malty finish. Sour notes and dark fruit on the aftertaste. I'm also getting a very nice biscuity/choclatey flavor as this beer warms up.

Overall, this is a very interesting beer - probably my favorite offering from The Bruery so far (of the ones I've tried. of course). Not sure if my bottle got overcarbonated during bottling, but it let out a decible-defying hiss when I popped the cap, then proceeded to explode all over my table, haha. Still turned out to be a good one.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Rye
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose: spicy roast, a little fresh laundry, rich, malty, fruity, prune, raisin, grape, would age nicely. Medium high effervescence, some caramel and a slight hint of chocolate. Has the rye texture and spice. Not hot, very fine soft carbonation, ½” head with very fine bubbles. Full body, smooth, some creaminess. Lingering rye and roast caramel aftertastes.

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Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Bottle opens with an intense carbonation pop. Pours into the glass with a crystal clear, deep mahogany color...and very foamy...takes a three stage pour to fill the glass appropriately. The huge dark khacki head lasts a good amount of time, slowly fizzling away over several minutes. Thick sheets of lacing coat the entire surface of the glass with pronounced rings left at each resting level of the liquid.

S - Spicy rye, grainy, bread doughy, roasty malt, some earthiness, perhaps a bit of coffee.

T - Rye up front, some char/burnt malt, earthy and dry, acrid bitterness, caramel, grainy and doughy. Mild hop presence.

M - Pretty full bodied beer with a creamy mid-level carbonation.

O - Didn't know what to expect out of this one, but ended up being something I like. Defniitely a malt forward beer, but not overpowering or overly sweet. Quite bread doughy and some nice complexities mixed in.

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Photo of Mphis
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fluffmeister
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChiliSauce
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a snifter, the beer is a dark brown, amber tinted coloring, with a foamy light, bubbly, tall, off white head that quickly settles into a low profile surface coating. Aromas of nutty sweetness, rye spice, a toasted grain backbone, and some richly sweet caramel and toffee notes. Flavors are tangy sweet and roasted forward, with a solid blend of caramel and toffee. Spicy green characteristics in the background, with a subtle sour twist to the cloyingly sweet, sugary pallet. Hints of earthy tones and smoke throughout. Slick, robust bodied, with a slightly sour and heavily rich and sweet caramel aftertaste. The finish has a decent, cloying, richly sweet, smooth linger. Pretty unique and interesting beer.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martyl1000
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

When will i learn? I simply don't like rye beers

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The brew is a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye whiskey and a bit of peat, The taste is sugary, peaty, reminds me of a scotch ale. Caramelized sugar is evident. Mostly sweet, yet balanced and perfectly tasty. No hint of alcohol content. Full bodied, well carbonated and crisp. Overall, this is a really unique tasting and satisfying rye beer,

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kornkid8600
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zbodnar1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rugbrød from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 925 ratings
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