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Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Tröegs Rugged Trail Ale is a unique rendition of a classic English Brown. It has a deep bronze color, rocky head, and prominent Fuggle hop aroma. Toasted amber and Chocolate malts impart a "Nutty" richness and creamy velvet texture.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Dark cola brown body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nuts, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, cracker, toast, and earth and floral hop notes. Medium bodied, a tad overcarbonated, lingering finish, slightly thin toward the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Growler brought home from brewery. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. Slim stringy lacing roams around the glass. The smell had a sweet to nutty and slight caramel malt roaming around decently. The taste was exceptionally sweet through the nutty/caramel maltiness. A super sticky caramel balanced aftertaste leads to the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. A nice sweet sticky carbonation rolls over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Brown ale that I would have again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
klk343 (127) - - MAR 24, 2015
A very dark brown. Off white head. Very little scent. Some brown sugar. A little citrus (orange) but mostly just bitter. Nuttiness develops slightly as it warms but really not much flavor complexity. Just ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fakdaddy (35) - - MAR 14, 2015
Troegs to get my money to pay to see my friends to get my money to pay to see my friends to get the ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Slightly hazy orange brown pour. What head there was disappeared too quickly to register. Lots of nice nutty roasty malts. Nutellla. Chocolate toffee. Medium-dark roasted peanuts. Cola. Liquorice. Medium body. Slight spicy hop bite comes out in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1182) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Ruby brown with lacy offwhite head;’aroma is sweetish fruit; Flava is roasty semi chocolatey; feels light fizzy; finishes dry roasty nice malt

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The body has a dark caramel brown color with reddish highlights and a tall tan head on top. The head is very long lasting and thick. It is supported by nice visible carbonation that streams up the sides of the glass. As I drink it leaves behind lots of cool lace patters. There is a nice malty aroma with toasted bready notes and sweet roasted caramel notes. Just behind that is light earthy/leafy hop presence. It is sweet overall with nice roasted and toasted character. Sweet caramel and nutty notes mix with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. This is then backed up in the finish with some earthy and leafy hop spice and bitterness for some balance. The body has a good medium feel with just enough carbonation to give it some life.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3692) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Draft at brewery tap room. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves little lacing on the glass. Slight hints of nuttiness on the nose. A little stronger on the tongue but the nuttiness is still a bit too subdued for my taste. Finishes clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Vanilla, chocolate, nut, and a little booze in the aroma. Sweet flavor with vanilla, chocolate, and nuts. Lightly bitter coffee/chocolate finish. I liked this a lot better than I expected given the other ratings, but--full disclosure--I like sweet beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
12oz bottle, brown pour, slight nutty aroma. Aroma of malt, nuts, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, some chocolate, and nuts. Smooth, medium body, non offensive brown ale.


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