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RATINGS: 474   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1624) - 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 (888) - 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 (680) - 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 (3393) - 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 (855) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1935) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample/flight at the Troeg's tasting room in Hersheypark, PA. Both the board at the tasting room and Troeg's website listed the ABV as 5.9%, which is much higher than the 4.4% at which this beer was previously listed. Opaque, dark brown with a small khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, bread and nuts. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, nuts and chocolate. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. A very drinkable brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice soft NB with a smooth mouthfeel and deeper flavor than usual for this style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/8/09. Pours a cola color with a tan fluffy head on top. Retains fairly well, but there is no lacing at all. Smells like banana bread, brown sugar, some molasses, and caramel. Mouthfeel is thin and wet. Some mild carbonation on the tongue. Flavor of molasses, sweet breads and finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
The dead have risen! Zombie beer from the past back by popular demand. A small batch brewed on the Scratch system, tap only for the locals at the brewery. A - Pours deep dark brown with a pillowy two finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass. S - Smells of caramel, toffee, fresh roasted nuts, day old coffee, and a touch of molasses. Not the best smell but not the worst either. T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness; mostly molasses and caramel; quickly giving way to hints of nuts, stale coffee, and a touch of hop bitterness. Grows a bit watery at the end of the glass but it was still easy to finish. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly sweet feel with a bit of chewiness coming through more and more as it sits in the glass. O - I am glad to see this one back around, all be it for a short period of time. I have missed this one dearly as it is very easy to drink and the low ABV make it very sessionable. I shall get my fill while it lasts...


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