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The Bruery Rugbrød

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Specialty Grain
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Meaning "rye bread" in Danish, we took our inspiration for this beer from the Danes’ staple dark, whole-grain rye bread. Brewed with three types of rye malt, this robust brown ale showcases the earthy, spicy character of the grain, complemented by bready, nutty barley malts and a hint of roast. Loosely based on the Scandinavian Christmas beer or "Julebryg" tradition, this beer is perfect for the colder weather of winter, although it will be available year-round (because who doesn’t love a dark beer now and again, regardless of weather?) And don’t worry about the name, we can’t pronounce it either! But we do have a video of us and a lot of others trying our best at it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Dark brown color; Medium body; Aroma sweet malt, yeast, caramel, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, some chocolate, hops, rye, and dark fruit notes; Similar to a quad - good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Very dark brown with a quickly dissolving beige head. Rye, caraway, cocoa and some caramel aroma, sweet, yet a little dry, caramel and cocoa taste. Flattish, full-bodied, rye bit towards the end and lots of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Alot of spices, and sourdough-bready taste. The spices gets a little bit over the top after a while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, spicy rye bread and toast. Sweet flavor with caramel, rye bread, a bit spicy, toast, molasses, some fruitiness and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ElManana (1892) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle bought at Geers. Big flakes can be seen in the bottle. Was expecting it to be a gusher, and yes it is. Green apples, spices, sour infected, horrible. Second Bruery bottle I have that is infected, seems like they have a quality control issue? Could've been a good beer probably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep reddish brown, sweet toffee malts, light bitter, light peppery spice. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bread and more sour dough bread. Thick and chewed oats. Great if you like that characteristic..I kinda like it. But one novena kind..I really liked the pecan walnut finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Tawny copper & ruby body, semi-clear with a beige head that settles quickly to a foamy collar. Aroma of gum, light rye spice, & lots of slightly sweet, somewhat stale caramel candy notes. Flavor is a bit old tasting... Almost getting notes of cardboard? Light caramel malt, toffee, hint of rye, some mild date sweetness, toast, & gummy yeast. Perhaps a touch of clove, too. Medium bodied. Kind of "meh" all around. Didn’t care much for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Shitbrown color like sludge but a nice Brady bread and dough nose with winter spices. Chewy body that injects flavors of cherries and figs in the sides of the mouth. There’s a ciderlike alcohol sourness at end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Sienna brown, light head. Doughy yeast nose with hints of malt. Cherry, malt, dates in the taste. Quite carbonated. A pinch of fermented fruit aftertaste. Pleasant.

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