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The Bruery Rugbrød

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Clear amber color with a fine tan head. Bready and a bit fruity aroma. Nice body. Fresh and a bit rich carbonation. Tasty stuff. Fruity, bready and caramel flavor.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2775)
- Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear amber beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, fruity. TASTE: caramel, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Dan. Aroma is bready and peppery. A thick and chewy mouthfeel. Pretty tasty and like an impy brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (789) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with a light foam white head. Has a spice, rye, and caramel aroma, with a hint of sourness. Flavor is lightly sour, spicy rye, and caramel, with some bubbly carbonation. Warms up eh stomach nicely. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1462) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
750 ml bottle at home (2012 vintage). Pours murcky dark brown with a long lasting small off-white head with a grey hue. Milk chocolate, nutty aromas with some dust and slight port hints. Medium to round body with a nice level of sweetness, and a steady base of roasty malts. Little smoke in the end. Little alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5255) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Very nicely done. Great bite of rye grain here. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. Some booze and a little Belgian floral action. Light bitter and sweet finish. Tap at Scion for Bruery event.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgajdaczewa (904) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
W aromacie cudnie owocowo, słodko, maliny, truskawki, śliwki (chyba przede wszystkim), nuty sherry, wszystko spojone słodową nutą. W smaku gęste, wyklejające, bardzo owocowe, choć z wytrawnym, dostojnym finiszem, lekko kwaskowym, ale i z wyraźną chmielową goryczką. Żytni słód nadał gęstości, lepkości, co nie rzutowało na pijalności. Genialne!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Light copper color with a thin white head and scant lacing. Aroma of pumpernickel and lemon. Flavor has rye and caramel. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (13361) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grainy, ryebred notes. Spicy ruebread flvor, grass, hay, floral, hat. some fruity notes. Nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"i don’t know what the difference was in my bottle (i see 6-7’s for feel) but the mf was perfect. luxurious. velvety. as for the rest it was a nice beer. different. muddy brown. smells of doughy malts and rye, with an odd but appealing flavor much the same. a decent beer made quite good by the blend of flavor and feel."

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