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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: 622   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgajdaczewa (1127) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5924) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (701) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a pretty brown with tan head. Aroma is spicy rye, fresh bread, grain, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is very sweet & bready, thick med/full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2014
An interesting combination of brown sugary sweetness, licorice, and peppery spicyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
aenima (323) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
This was one add beer. The aroma contains of caramel, bread, rye and ginger. The taste is similar. Dry bitter finish. Could have been something if it wasn’t for the ginger....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from backlog. Quite a dark brown, beige head. Malty, fruity, spicy aroma. Taste: fruity and malty, sweet with candy, spices, pears, rye, caramel. Didn’t really taste like I expected. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1644) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours in dark dark red, almost like dark amber body with medium tan head. Little bit over-carbonated. Aroma has a lot of toffee character with notes of light spiciness, caramel, light rye touch I really love. Taste has high caramel sweetness, with touches of butter, followed by medium to high earthy bitterness. Pretty dry in the after taste. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick beige head. Aroma: Rye, banana, treacle, spicy, spiritous, dried fruit and earthy notes. Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium bitte and sweetness with a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt dry, spiritous, spicy, rye, liquorice finish. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12257) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2014
Leicht trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, reife dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, schokoladig, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours dark chestnut brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, earthy, dark bread, a hint of dried plums, dark toasted malt, and a bit of oxidation. Taste is bread, molasses, coffee, a little dried fruit (raisin?), and toffee. Moderate bitterness. Medium palate with soft mouthfeel, carbonation a little prickly on the edges.

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