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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
12oz bottle from Half Time. Clear dark copper ale whose initially convincing head collapses swiftly. Roasted notions (akin to coffee beans lacking in torrefaction) complement the relatively shy toastiness of this nutty, gently fruity brown ale that does a fair job at integrating soft tobacco/earthy flavours with a grapey, almost juicy fruitiness that does not come without acidity. For a malt-driven ale, it remains relatively light in body and its medium-large bubbles feel a bit sloppy/gritty, lacking in tightness. In terms of flavours as well, there are interesting touches of most hints I can expect from a brown ale, but nothing stands out and the fruity juicy soft acidity does not quite round out with the roastiness. Not bad by any means, but I’ll stick to Troegs’ stunning amber ale next time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Deep brown pour with a tint of amber and very little head. Aroma of musty roasted malts and caramel. Typical brown taste -- nuts, brown sugar and syrup. Light hop notes. Comes off a little flat. Not my favorite style to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (2705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a ruby-brown color with a medium nutty head. Aroma is malty with dried fruits and nuts. Taste has roasted notes and malty-nutty notes. Medium bodied. Quite tasty beer and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Decent beer. Brownish pour. Nose and taste of nuts, malts and some maple. Rated 4/24/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1406) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Very mild aroma, hints of nuts and roast. Just a touch of caramel. Pours a clear reddish-brown with just a dusting of head. Crisp refreshing taste, a bit of chocolate in the finish. A solid offering, and a great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Brown pour with a small light tan head. Nutty and chocolate aroma. Nutty flavor, the body is a little watery with a cardboard aftertaste. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the appearance and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.4% and there is no freshness date on it. Appearance: 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. Smell: There is a nice malty aroma with toasted bready notes and sweet roasted caramel notes. Just behind that is light earthy/leafy hop presence. Taste/Palate: 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. Notes: Overall this was a very enjoyable Brown Ale with nice layers of roasted maltiness with hop backing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2010
A perfectly fine brown ale that is pretty representative of the style: a bit of maple syrup and very malty. Nothing wrong with this beer in particular; like many, I just am not particularly interested in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
pours a deep brown with little white head that fades into lacing. Smell is malty with a hint of carmel. Taste is good-malt with some chocolate and carmel-good balance and finishes clean. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Very smooth with little carbonation. The taste, mouthfeel and low alcohol content make this a very drinkable beer. This stands out to me as a superior English brown. It has a great character and good taste. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-29-2007 22:38:21

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2010
bottle. Pours a flat nutty brown color. Nose is light nuts and syrup with some sugary notes. Palate is medium, flat, syrupy. Flavor is sugarys and syrupy with a flat feel and some caramel notes.

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