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Dugges Rudolf Ren Ale

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Formerly brewed at Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeri
Style: Porter
Landvetter, Sweden

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Midvinternattens köld är hård – då krävs en riktigt mustig och generös ale för att tina upp kropp och själ. Våra förfäder firade midvinterblot för att besvärja solen att komma tillbaka, och till det bryggde man sitt finaste öl – för det som var gott för mänskan var också gott för gudarna! Nu lyser vår vän Rudolf ikapp med norrskenet och värmen sprider sig medan aleglasen gnistra och glimma…

Rudolf 2009 doftar fruktigt och har mjuk och fyllig smak med fruktsötma och en lugn, balanserad och relativt torr efterbeska.

Detta är ingen porter utan snarare något som jag skulle vilja kalla "Dark Ale"


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6777) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2011
50cl bottle, courtesy of and shared with Gnoff. Brune noirâtre, col épais beige. Arôme malt grillé et dark, fruits noirs. En bouche, fruits noirs; date, figue, raisins, avec un malt caramel, toffee, pointe de ester de banane et une légère amertume. Amertume modérée. Belle surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2103) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
Mörkt mahognyfärgad med lågt beige skum. Söt doft av torkad frukt, knäck och blommig engelsk humle. Fyllig rostad kropp med med chokladkaraktär. Dessutom hårdrostat kaffe, katrinplommon, lite soja, sötlakrits och muskovadosocker. Många söta referenser med andra ord men med en beska och starka som matchar det väl. Lång och mycket god eftersmak. Kanske lite väl mycket restsötma kvar som blir lite väl sött i längden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Deep brown, off white head. Aroma is malty, lightly roasty and toasty. Taste is lightly warming, caramel, toasted.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Thanks to tkrjukoff for this bottle. Very nice dark brown/red color, white head. Smells a little weird, like some sort of berries or cherries. Taste also pretty sweet to me. Carbo and body decent. Weird when you expect a porter, although the commercial description already says it’s not really a porter (thanks Timo for translating that to me) but more something like a ’dark ale’.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
(500ml bottle) Courtesy of Blomster. Fruity figgy malt and decent alcohol. Good spice base and mild ash. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11209) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, malt and molasses. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and bread character and a touch of spice

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClubGonzo (4108) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle. Deep near-black brown body, small egg shell-hued retention. Nose is dark chocolate, rum pralines, strong boozy notes and hints of licorice. A bit hard on the booze here. Taste is more into the territory of dark malts, nuts, hints of cocoa and coffee. A bit washy mouthfeel, and the flavors seem oddly placed, as if going in too many differing directions at once. This is a very undefined brew that lacks a clear purpose. Is it a Christmas ale? A traditional? Porter? Sweet Belgian? All? Neither? Don’t make no sense to me. Try again Dugges.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13662) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, KØ11. Roasted aroma, a little spicy. Some aniseed. Dark brown colour. Mildly roasted flavour with a bit of aniseed. OK balanced, but not perfectly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8180) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2011
Sampled from bottle at the beer festival in Copenhagen ’11. Fawn-coloured patches on the top of a near-black body. Inviting smell of caramel malts. Fin balanced flavour of dark fruits and caramel malts. Dry ending. Very nice, would surely be appreciated in Norway at Christmas time this year (27.05.2011).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110527]


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