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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.

estover's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estover (80) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This brew is dark in every sense. From the opening of the bottle there is a huge roasted rye dark malt nose. The color is a rich purple/dark rust. There is huge malt front and a lingering chocolate finish with a hint of burnt sugar. The finish is looooong and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. No bottle date but bought in July 2013. Assuming this is a 2012 bottle if it was a Fall/Winter release. Dark brown with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, Christmas spices, light rye. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, spices, some rye, raisins. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle, large sample. Dark brown color, medium brown frothy head. Aroma of roast, bit mocha, cookie, spicy rye, some coffee. Bit sweet cookie and biscuit in taste, grainy and slight spicy rye, and roasty and chocolatey bitterness. Chewy palate. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3416) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a tanned head. Aroma of licorice, rye, peppers. Taste is sweet and spicy, nuts, banana hints. Roasty finish, with spicy rye in aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredd_an (242) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Fantastisk stor, stor krona med både små å stora bubblor, mörk brun färg, lätt maltig, karamellig, knäck doft! Knäckig smak blandat med en jävla massa Hult kryddor & mint, mintchoklad nästan, ganska söt &, mörk malt fyllig, slät eftersmak med blandade kryddor som koriander & jäst? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garlic_of_Doom (619) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. No idea of how old this was as there was no date code. Anyhow: Dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma is sweet with canned fruit, spices and chocolate. Taste is sweet caramely, metallic, peppery (rye I guess) and with some chocolate. Medium body, high carbonation, round mouth feel. Metallic bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
Very fruity in the nose. Less at the taste. Caramel, bread, grains. Not bad at all. Like most of this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (976) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from brewdog sheffield. Dark brown with small white head. Aroma is toffee and cherry. Taste is sweet and slightly tart. Body is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle brewdog Sheffield. Dark red good tan head. Aroma is malts molasses red fruits taste same nice strong sweet malts light hoppy bitters. Ok body. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared. Rich cereals, cocoa, lots of funky spice, gingerbread, earthy finish. Spicy rye all the way, nicely done even though I wouldn’t drink pints of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1176) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle poured a clear deep amber hue w/ enormous slowly diminishing tan head. Moderate sweet red fruit aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are brown sugar, malt, figs, and dates. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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