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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice soft NB with a smooth mouthfeel and deeper flavor than usual for this style.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (987) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
Lots of caramel, chocolate and most of all nut aroma and flavor to this one. Im not a big nut brown fan, but i still think I can be a fair judge, and this one seems to miss the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bought this at a local Canals while trying out other Troegs. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It resembles coke in a way. Dark but semi-transparent with a fizzy looking head. Head was medium sized but fizzled out rather fast. Smelled like some sort of nut, slightly off-putting. Taste is rather lacking, slightly nutty flavor. Goes down smooth though with a decent drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Angenehmer Malzantrunk, der eher trocken als süß ausfällt und sich daher auf das Malz konzentrieren kann. Dabei steht eine leichte Fruchtnote im Vordergrund, dahinter eine in Teilen wässrige Röstigkeit. Später tauschen diese Aromen die Plätze. Im Mittelteil ist das Bier besonders wässrig, die Aromen dünn; etwas säuerlich. Gute Ansätze verlaufen bei diesem Bier leider zu oft im Nichts. 12/8/8/7/8/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2011
A - Pours a deep brown color with a touch of red around the edges and a half-finger of tan-brown head. The head fairly quickly reduces down to a ring around the glass leaving some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of toasted toffee malts and a lot of nutty aroma. Also a nice hint of chocolate mixed in as well. T - Starts off with some nice sweet caramel malts and a lot of nutty flavor. Through the middle a touch of chocolate comes through with just a touch of hops. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel hops, some nutty flavor, and a touch of chocolate that linger nicely. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little bit sweet overall with a nice dry finish and some flavors that linger on the tongue. D - Very drinkable. Lots of nutty flavors that blend really nicely with the rest of the flavors. The beer is fairly sweet, but not too sweet. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, nuts, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, some chocolate, and nuts; Overall, quite decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.0 A: Clear medium brown color. One finger of frothy tan head with average retention and lots of lacing. 3.0 S: Not really much going on here. Touch of graininess I guess. 3.0 T: Somewhat nutty. To a greater extent grainy and toasty. Not bad, but not really my cup of tea (beer). 3.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth. Average overall. 3.0 D: Decent. I’m not pissed that I drank it, but I’d rather I not have it too often. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-03-2009 04:53:54

   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.

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