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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
G: Poured into a Nugget Nectar pint glass. A: Dark, nutty brown on the poor. Minimal whitish head. Nearly opaque in the glass. S: Slightly nutty and sweet; perhaps some molasses and a little bit of caramel. T: Malt and a bit of caramel. Hints of molasses and some hops are there. Almost tastes a bit watered down. M: Slight carbonation and light-bodied. Not terribly smooth. D: More "sessionable" than most brown ales, but I don’t know if that’s a good thing in this case--probably the least impressive brew I’ve had from Troegs.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19491) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some nutty hints. Roasted malty nutty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1470) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
This is a very nice sessionable brown ale. Medium body and nicely malty with nice roasted nut flavors. Well balanced, not overly sweet or too hoppy. Can I have another?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1957) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Sweet grainy malt aroma. Very dark orange color with a small tan head. Light bitter beginning with a sweet finish. Really nice brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6161) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3520) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3630) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11029) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Decent beer. Brownish pour. Nose and taste of nuts, malts and some maple. Rated 4/24/03

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1514) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - 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.


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