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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Split a bottle. Poured a ruby brown color with a slightly off-white head, medium sized. Aroma was grains, some sweetness - caramel notes, nutty and a touch of spicy rye. Flavor was some grains, earthy notes. Sweetness remains.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Experiment_Ale (655) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
At craft and growler share. This stuff sucks. Drain pour. Cleaning fluid. ........doesn’t deserve more words.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
revolution2718 (156) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours brown, somewhat translucent with a small head. Smells spiced, rye, bready. Taste is a ton of rye bread, especially on the back end, also an almost sour note, also a good effervescent spice. A sweet dad fruity note as it warms. Moderately carbonated, good mouthfeel. Eh, if you're really into rye it's good. Pretty one note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Rye rye rye, everything that was good and interesting about this beer was also mildly unappealing. It was a perfect bready, grainy, spicy rye bread beer, and I got exactly what I asked for but in the end felt it was a little one dimensional in that aspect. It’s a bready beer. A good one, and one of the better rye beers I’ve had, but sits somewhere between great and above average

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3422) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of darker, nutty, and light chocolatey notes from the malts, a nice amount of rye spiciness, a little dark fruits/spices, and some bitterness. Flavor the same with a decent blend of the ingredients. Average texture. Not a bad beer at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (165) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour. Nice big sweet aroma, notes of spicy rye, bread and dark fruit. Sweet taste, slightly tart, bready, fruity and yeasty, with some chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Smells very fruity, almost Belgian-like, very sweet. Has a very fruity taste, banana, tropical fruits, nuts, bready... very nice, but nothing exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, pear, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, rye, toast, biscuit, molasses, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, pear, prune, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, rye, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness present on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, prune, pear, brown sugar, rye, biscuit, toast, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian Rye beer. All around great balance and complexity of malt and Belgian yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3704) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. The look is brownish in color with a decent sized beige head. The smell is rye, malt, toast, grain, and walnuts. Taste is malt, bread, spice, and rye. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Nagano Trading drank from a tulip glass. Nice tight light brown head that stays strong. Aroma is caramel, citrus, leaves, a bit of plums, some raisins, vanilla, dough and orange peel. Very grainy mouthfeel. Nice dry, chalky rye taste. Sweet and flavorful. Very drinkable.


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