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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: 621   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 14/20
smith4498 (3277) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Toasted malt and coffee aroma with some spiciness from the rye. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee, molasses and rye. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Appearance: Issues forth an obscured, medium brown body with a tall, expansive, airy, off-white head. Smell: Sweet, spicy nose smelling of toasted bread (crunchy crusts and all), caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of cocoa, with a spicy component of rye boosted by the Belgian yeast and a lightly tart fruitiness. Taste: Baked dark bread with some notable toasty tones to it and brushed with a layer of sweet dark caramel sauce, cocoa powder, and dark brown sugar. Rather light touch of roast. Taste of tart, juicy hard-pitted fruits along with raisins. Zesty zip of rye grain throughout. Earthy, additionally spicy yeast character. Drying, fruity, lightly spicy finish. Mouthfeel: In the vicinity of medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Drinkability: A pleasant, flavorful, engaging beer that drinks with ease. Go on, give it a try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2436) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle shared by ChristianScheffel, thanks. Unclear brown body, with a large bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is spices, raisins and brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, spices, dark fruit. Alcoholic aftertaste. I was a bit dissapointet with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1356) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Hazy brownish-red with a beige head. Head is big, but thin and full of carbonation. Aroma is full of rye and malt. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and sweet malt with the rye. Rye is pronounced on the front palate and follows through with caramel and bread-like flavors. An interest roasted/smoke on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Big ass carbonation pour. First taste is rye, malt, and some spices. Warms nice with some really winter flavors taking over. This is a by the fire beer. It just needs to get that carbonation under control. Send some to Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Murky brown color with a towering head that settles down to only large. Strong aroma of rye, maybe some caraway, nuts, dark chocolate. Strong, rich, dark malt flavor. Lots of breadiness. Chocolate, a bit of dark fruit. Some rye spiciness. Full body. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Dark brown pour with a tan head that was huge. Aroma is rye, spices, little caramel. Taste is rye, spices, earthy, and some dark fruits came out later in the drink. Very subtle sour taste in the aftertaste. I really like this style, though I am not familiar with it. On a side note, it went well with my fajitas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Toronado (San Diego, CA): Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and no head. This is my first specialty grain, so i may be iffy on the rating. I found it to have a sweet toast aroma as well as some maple and brown sugary notes, Flavor is very sweet, with a lot of caramel, toffee and rye. Definitely a sipper, for as it warmed, I could taste some prune and raisin notes on the tongue. Drinkability: Thick and rich. Pairing: Toasted nuts, aged cheese. Rebuy: Yes. #286 on 25022010, DG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Mahogony brown beer with a huge tan head. Citrus, earth, and yeast aroma. Dark malt flavor with earth, light spice, light yeast, and light citrus. Medium-plus bodied. Earth and yeast lingers with spice and darker malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11892) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Dark copper with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, candy and dark malts. Dry and roasted flavour, with a slightly sour edge.

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