Rugbrød | The Bruery

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923 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
Ratings:
923
Reviews:
354
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
108
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 923 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at lokal in Miami. Pours a deep murky brown with very little head. Looks almost flat but I can see a bit of carbonation rising. Great belgian yeast aromas...dried fruit and raison. Taste is great. Belgian yeast and raison figgy chocolate. ..almost quad like but finishes with a hint of spicy rye. Really cool brew. Its smooth and just easy to drink. Awesome brew again by the bruery.

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Photo of flayedandskinned
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, murky brown with a two finger tall, light tan head that dissipates rather quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma: Big spicy, slightly tart smelling rye right away, Belgian candy sugar and plum-like yeast phenols with citrus-y hops around the edges. There is some sweet biscuit-y malt neatly tucked underneath it all. Definitely smells akin to a very rye forward Dubbel.

Taste: Sweet, juicy plum up front, with some biscuit-y Belgian malts right along with it. A very nice, overtly American citric hoppiness builds up to the slightly tart, peppery rye off dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with a soft, gentile carbonation.

Overall: An interesting take on the Belgian Dubbel style. However, I certainly wish the taste was as Rye forward as the nose belied. I do have to say while the mouthfeel is certainly a bit thin for the style, the beer remains very quaffable and offers just enough depth to intrigue the palate.

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Photo of Prost76
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle...gushed a bit upon opening.
Pours a dark brown with significant amber head.
Big carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of roasted malts, bitter fruit juice, carob...got some funkiness. Overall rich and bold, strange & funky, bitter. Not the easiest to drink but also intriguing and fun.

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Photo of Pookie
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BAsbill
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of aranton
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dangermusic
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of imperiallibations
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mbw314
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glass, glowing the color of dark copper wiring. It held a one finger head of light brown bubbles, but this receded quickly, leaving flecks of lacing in its wake. There was a slight haze, but no sediment, and carbonation appeared moderate. The aroma gave metallic yeastiness, corny adjuncts, extremely soapy hops, penicillin chemically-ness, chalky grain, waxiness, and big smoky rye and caramels to base. Our first impression was that the flavoring was massively chalky and metallic, but with a nice toasty sweetness to it. As we sipped, sweeter toasted brown malts, chalky grain, and sweet dark fruit of plum and black cherry pits started things off. The middle peaked with the metallic bang of Belgian yeast, plump pudding sweetness, bittered chalky caramel sweetness, and light corny adjuncts. The finish washed with juicy soapy hops, continued brown malt bite, smoke, raw caramel, and savory saltiness. The aftertaste breathed of lactic foaminess, soured rye grain for really the first time in the tasting, salt water taffy, sesame seed, and figgy syrups. The body was full, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice slurp, smack, cream, and pop on each sip, with a light coating giving way to eventual astringent dryness around the mouth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was how savory the flavoring was. The big aromatic nature of this beer certainly enhanced this quality, giving a certain boldness all throughout the center. We did, however, lose points due the overpowering phenolic plastics, chemicals, and adjuncts in the taste, which really out boxed the rye, fruit, and spice that were trying to make this a tasty offering.

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Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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