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: 925 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of jcone17
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of miggy96
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of JonBarley
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of malloyca
2.94/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy, cola-brown color with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of stewed dark fruits and cherry, together with cinnamon, root beer, baking spices, caramel and bitter chocolate. On the palate, the initial flavor is burnt and toasted malt, followed by hints of chocolate and caramel. Medium to light in body, with good carbonation.

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Photo of dknight75
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of seandamnit
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ChimRichels
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Holy head... even the most gentle pour yields a mountain of beige, pillowy foam. It doesn't go away, nor does the lacing. Body is maroon with hints of ruby. Difficult to see through at all, but I can tell it is fairly cloudy. The body could look like a miller lite and i would have to give it at least a 4 on the head alone.

S - Smells a tad funky, spicy, and I can almost smell raw rye. Some sort of sour note that is tough to pin down. Vanilla and dark fruit are in there somewhere.

T - Ahh.... this is delicious. toasted bread and rich dark fruits are most notable. Reminds me a lot of date paste in it's flavor. the charred flavors really linger on the back of the tongue on the finish.

M - Surprisingly not as viscous as I was expecting from a rye beer, but thick and creamy nonetheless. Carbonation is a bit higher than expected as well

O - Great beer that I would drink again. and again.... and again...

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

~ Purchased this 750 ml bottle from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. This beer pours a dark brown with an off-white head. A pleasant aroma of spicy rye hits you like there is no tomorrow. It's followed up by hints of chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar. The taste is similar to its smell, but I also get a nice roasty, smokey flavor that lingers around for a while. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and the finish is spicy.

Overall, this is truly an intriguing brew. If you can find it, buy it. Good stuff! ~

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Photo of Cookierachas
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of clarkm04
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark, deep brown. Very cloudy/unfiltered. A very nice tan head retention.

Smell- The initial smell was truly complex with a ton of great smells including what seemed to be passion fruit. Unfortunately, this dissipated quickly and then there wasn't much smell present at all. A slight bready rye but that was it. Kind of weird in my experience to have a beer start so fragrant and progress to almost no scent from opening the bottle to pouring it into the glass.

Taste- Blunt slightly malty foretaste cascades into a bready mid and after taste. Malty/bready after taste had bits of fruit. Not much more to say about the taste. It wasn't very complex. Just a starting note that descending into the finishing notes.

Mouthfeel- Smooth. Light carbonation on the tongue

Drinkability- Very high

Overall- I thought the beer was ok. I'm glad I was able to drink it but I don't think it's the best that the Bruery puts out.

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Photo of JosephThompson
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 adrock7309
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jcoulighan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 epim00
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of curly31989
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of JohnQBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of d4114
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep red/brown body; finger of off white to cream colored head. Good looking body but head is not the best.

S- Big alcohol pretty much dominates but under that there are dark fruits and a nice breadiness with caramel coming through. Almost a candy like quality to it.

T- Blend of fruit notes and earthiness; Getting plum in particular. Not sweet at all which is strange when compared to the smell, also alcohol is masked really well.

M- Nice medium body with good carbonation.

O- Not really for me, but not bad. Thought the bottom of the bottle with yeast was better overall.

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Photo of bartle
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Viggo!

wa-pow! foam! Underneath is a cool looking mahogany body, slightly cloudy. Aside from the massive foam it does look very appealing. The lacing was rather attractive.

The aroma is of sourdough rye. More rye than anything, some belgian yeast character, spicy, ripe fruits, some caramel and roast, almost chocolatey. There is an underlying funkiness going on. It's not strong, but it's there. It adds a complexity to it.

The taste is full of roast and rye. It's got a nice toasted bread character to it. Lots of caramel sweetness, some delicate vanilla tones. Again some more spices, some warming sensations, more fruit character, and a touch of tartness. There is a little bitterness from the grain bill and topped off by a dry finish make this a fantastic balance. Rye forward and delicious.

The carbonation is really high taking the mouthfeel down a whole lot, but it's still got a lot of body. It has a little astringency, but just enough to snap off the dry finish and maybe add to a perceived bitterness.

I really dig this beer. I can really appreciate this style and I find this very drinkable. I wish this were readily available.

Again, thanks, because this ruled. I'm glad to be able to have had this.

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Photo of anchordrinker
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes:
A- Dark brown and cola like.

S- Sweet caramel malt, some booze, spicy rye, fruity undertones.

T- As with the nose, sweet caramel malt and spicy rye dominate, with hints dried fruit in background. Very bread-y overall, a tasty liquid rye loaf.

M- Medium body, with fine, light, effervescent carbo that was a bit of a surprise.

D- Great drinkability for the ABV with more than enough flavor to satisfy without overwhelming the palate.

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Photo of PintPal
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of nuclearmeg
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bready, dark, aromatic, delicious.
Pours a deep caramel brown with
Rye malts give an intense bread flavor with a hint of roast.
There is a nice heaviness to the mouthfeel.
The spiciness at the finish is subtle yet noticable.
Perfect with nutty cheeses or venison stew on a cold winter's night.

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Photo of CochonKing
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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