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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Murky reddish brown. Huge foamy tan head. A head that diminishes slowly. Aroma is sweet caramel, rye, a little bit of chocolate. The flavor brings more of a cocoaness out. Medium sweet. Too lively in the mouth, i.e., overly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
I really enjoyed this beer. Poured a huge dark brown, perhaps overly carbonated, foamed up a few fingers in my glass. Aroma was nut, caramel and brown sugar along with some brighter spice- nutmeg. Flavor was smooth and yet complex, a ton of flavors happening here; cinnamon and coriander, pumpkin and pepper, but nothing was overpowering. It just seemed to balance out well and was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Pours a dark brown with large off-white head. Fruit, toasted malt, bread, earth, berries, and a touch of banana. Good, drinkable beer, but not steller.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy nutty sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Very agressive high creamy light brown long lasting head. Hazy dark brown body. Sour berries cocoa caramel alcohol aroma. Dry and somewhat metallic cocoa caramel light sour hoppy flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
750ml from Total Wine, Durham. Was very much looking forward to trying this new one from The Bruery, and I found it a mild disappointment overall. Unruly pour for sure, with a lot of time before it settled down. When it did, the gleaming deep amber and frothy head looked appealing enough. Strong sweet malts in the nose, with a rough bready character and only a faint bit of rye in all honesty. Tasty toasted malts, relatively flavorful as a big brown ale (kinda dubbel-ish) but there’s very little in the way of the pert, spicy rye character I’d hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Dark opaque brown, golden lacing head. Light bready nose, orangepeel aroma. Ryebread edges in the back, apricot and orangepeel. Nice balance, best use of rye so far and very enjoyable. medium to light body, somewhat overcarbonatef. It does not have much to do with a Danish julebryg - it is much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a dark ruby amber with a profuse sticky white head. Slowly breaks down leaving a sticky lace. Nose like a loaf of sweet bread with caramel notes and an intermingling of allspice and caramel. Rye shows as a spicy character in the flavor and aroma. Mild toasted/munich malts. Flavor is very malty, caramel and toasted malts, sweet and bready, munich malt, mild spicy character, some Juniper flavor. Palate seems way overcarbonated, almost hard to taste because of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Deep garnet brown pour with a huge frothy 3 finger beige head. The aroma is caramel, molasses, flaked oats, smoked malts, spice, and biscuit. The flavor is malt heavy- bready dough, biscuit, and dry chalky roast prevail with spice and smoke in the back. The palate it medium to full with really high effervescence and a chalky dry finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2010
pours dark brown, off-white head aroma spices, rye, chocolate malts flavors, caramel/chocolate malts, light hints of spices and rye. Thick palate with a chocolate finish and mild yeast notes mixed with some hop bitterness.

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