Rugbrød | The Bruery

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3.85 w/ 925 ratings

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 925 |  Reviews: 355
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy dark amber color with a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: caramel, some earthy tones, and a bit of a bread tone also.

Taste: caramel, rye, yeast, a hint of sour dark plums, and a touch of spiciness late. Alcohol is barely noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late. Aftertaste is long.

Drinkability: nice slow sipping beer. After finishing the bottle I could have had another glass. Nice beer.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with SundaySour for a weekend drink.

Poured into Alesmith Horny Devil tulip/snifter

A: Opaque black rust with a big-bubble two finger head. The bubbles look noticeably bread/biscuit like. Beer on the bottom half, edible biscuits on the top half.

S: Spiced carrot bread, more bread like than cake. Has a think sweet crust note that you'd get on banana and zucchini breads. A bit of dizzying alcohol, molasses, and chunks of sticky brown sugar. Unique beady smells that blends rustic rye with sweet baked goods; very porter like context.

T: Cherry on rustic rye bread. A late middle of sweet batters. Everything is smothered in warm alcohol caramels. Linger of raspberries and iced caramel coffee. Deep rustic rye breads glazed with sherry.

M: Very high effervescence, a fizziness that tickles the tio of the tong and easily escapes down the throat. Silky textures while in the mouth, and velvet after. Quite easy to swallow.

O: A successful experiment in darker rye beers. This takes on a lot of the best qualities of participating ingredients. There's cherry without overly sweet grenadine, there's breads without yeasty dough, and there's sugars without a diabetic coma. Everything cooperates to make for an easy drinking brew. I'm a big fan of the restrained flavors, and the way everything blends to make for a solid holiday recipe. Give this thing a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL champagne style capped bottle. no date. poured into tulip glass as directed on label.

appears an opaque dark brown with 2 inch thick cream colored head. fades to thin covering. not much lacing. smells like sweet sugary bread. a little spicy, a little booze.

taste is similar, but with subtle rye flavor, a bit herbal. body is smooth, subtle carbonation. drinks nice.

I'd say very similar to a brown ale or a dark Belgian ale. the rye is muted.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, burgundy color with a two-finger, light brown colored head. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of rye and rich malts. There was a light chocolate aroma underneath the malt and rye.

T - It tasted of bready malt, rye and some sweet chocolate malt. It had just enough bitterness to provide some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied rye beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a really good rye beer. No surprise that The Bruery cranked out yet another.

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Rugbrød from The Bruery
Beer rating: 72.3% out of 100 with 925 ratings
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