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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: 624   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
The aftertaste and flavors that sit on the tongue are great. Initial coffee flavor followed by a subdued brett and sour brown. This beer has really got me thinking. Sour on the nose. Toasty, caramel, chocolate. Delicious. Head is tiny bubbles that stay and fade into a cocoa-red body. With all the crap that is out there it is hard to see how someone could knock this. I think it’s great. To sum it up a nice sour brown rye. Sex in a bottle! Just a little too sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
75 cl. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft \ shared \ a birthday present from Michiel – thx a lot \ The Bruery is one of the many American breweries that I have been dying to try in order to see whether they really are as mind-blowing good as the American beer geeks are claiming that they are & I must say that I was anything but disappointed by this one & if this one of their less impressive offering, wow \ Pours a slightly dark brown, slightly rye-like colour with a very small tanned head \ Smell is delicious sweet malt, plenty of pumpernickel bread & delicious blueberries \ Taste is malt heavy, amazing dark, black & pumpernickel bread flavours, spicey ryes, lots of yummy rye which especially comes forward in the aftertaste, hint of yeast, touch of caramelised sugar & delicious berries (slightly less blueberry here than in the smell but slightly more red berries) \ Oily, smooth body, quite a bit of carbonation but combined with the rye body & fine bubbles that works just great \ A beer for those who adore the taste of all kinds of bread

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
This beer has a great light brown color. The only problem with its look is that it takes about 15 minutes for the beer to stop foaming. It has a coffee like taste with a hint of caramel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5773) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Aroma is rye bread, nuttiness, earthiness, malts, yeast and a good spiciness. The flavor is spicy rye, a good hint of bananas, tart fruit/mild sour undertones, malts and a lingering, mildly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgajdaczewa (1673) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
pours pretty deep brown with a small off white head that sticks quite resiliently to the side of the glass. nose is pungent, earthy, quite suprisingly fruity as well, notes of rye, and bread definitely there. but also a lot of fruit which i find a bit suprising in the good way. taste is very complex, very light on the palate with good fizzy carbonation, slightly smokey taste, with some subtle grape, vinous undertones. like smoked or roasted rye malt, butterscotch, and a nice subtle sourness. Im lovin this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Smells very complex... Chocolate, golden, and some hops in there too. Mouth feel is rather lighter than I expected. Some nice nutty, chocolaty notes in there without being too sweet. Plenty of fresh grain flavor as well, I feel like I am getting my daily allowance of fiber! Finshes roasty and somewhat hoppy, but not over powering. Overall: huge points for being very complex, at the same time light, but too carbonated to warrant a higher rating. If the carbonation drops out after some aging, this beer would be more like a 4.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 4, 2009
750ml bottle. really thick appearance pouring into the glass. head is insanely huge, which was expected from this bruery. the body is murky brown with lots of fine bubbles. strong aroma of nuts, almond extract, burnt caramel, toast and other assorted brown things...except poop. flavor is the same with a little of the sharp, bitter rye showing up. the palate is full and extremely carbonated. a really awesome, flavorful brown ale. just a bit too carbonated for me palatewise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2009
had out of bottle at a local party, bottle purchased from Bottleworks. lots of spices, apples, rum, very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swans (130) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
This is a liquid rye bread or something like a brown ale with sour hints. sourdough, roasted malts and rye in nose and a very long aftertaste.

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