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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:
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of AndrewScottPentland
4.08/5  rDev +6%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zrbeer1579
3.12/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark amber-brown with very little head.

Aroma: Dark fruits, slight caramel, light dark bread smell, tiny bits of black peppers, and some alcohol as well. Overall aroma is light.

Taste: Dark fruits, mostly cherry. Some caramel sweetness and dark bread. Some roasted-ness. Some more Belgian-like characters, maybe it's the yeast. Even some floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Feels almost creamy but yet watery at the same time. Finish is sweet with some hops.

Overall: I was really looking forward to this beer, but was disappointed. It's a some-what interesting beer but just felt lacking. It was not worth the money.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-05-14 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost opaque ruddy brown with a 1.5-finger tan head that fades to 1/4" leaving very little lacing.

S - Dark bread crusts, hint of dark fruit, mild pepper, hop floral/flowery.

T - Dark fruit (black cherry) is much more apparent than in the smell. Pinch of white raisins, mild-moderate roasted malt, sour dough rye bread, some caramel and chocolate, light spice including pepper. Semi-sweet initially but dries nicely. Tastes like a Belgian-style yeast was used. There's some balancing tartness and bitterness pairing with the chocolate-covered dark cherries in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Substantial, creamy, clinging-then-drying.

O - I really like this beer. On the surface, it is simply satisfying but has enough variety of flavors to hold my interest.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown/amber in color with a large brownish-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick wall of lace.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt with a slight sour lemon hint. A bit of alcohol sweetness as well. Where's the rye?

Taste: Begins with lots of caramel sweetness that remains throughout. There is a touch of the rye spiciness toward the middle and lingering after the finish, but not enough in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with balanced carbonation and a watery, slippery finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer, but the rye doesn't seem to come through as much as it should. This actually tastes like a doppelbock with slight rye flavoring. Again, not too bad, but not enough of what I imagine a "rye beer" being.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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