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RATINGS: 486   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sallad (115) - USA - AUG 3, 2009
Clear bronze with ruby highlights, fizzy tan head. Mild cocoa powder aroma, sweet and nutty almost like nutella. Leans to the sweeter side, but decent balance, with notes of peanut butter candy, earthy hops and a slightly chocolate finish. Easy drinker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (266) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pint glass from the brewery. Dark brown medium bodied beer, lightly carbonated. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1911) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Location: Pint on tap at tap room Appearance: Lighter amber brown almost clear. thin head of smaller off white bubbles Nose: medium roasted malt. Roasted Nut, Coffee and a bitter edge behind it all. Taste: Hints of roasted nuts. Bitter is the strongest flavor element. Quite different. Hoppy. Body: Thin to medium. No real texture. Parting thoughts: A hoppy nut brown ale. The bitter edge was unique. Not bad mind you, just different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight shared with ebone1988 at the brewery. The pour is a dark amber color, strong brown colorings, with a thin light gray ring of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is very bitter for being so malty. Lots of bitter malts. Light hop. Little earthiness. The flavor is much of the same. The bitter malt and hop combo makes this drink like an ESB. The mouth feel is thin and watery with hardly any carbonation. Falls right off of the tongue. Aftertaste is bitter malt. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1306) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight shared with koleminer20 at Tröegs. Aroma is bitter, roast, dirt, trace nuts, weird. Appearance is amber brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is spice, dirt, caramel malt, nuts, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bitter malt aftertaste. Overall, a lot of weird things happened here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
It pours dark brown with plenty of lacing and an off white head. It has a strong aroma of nuts. There are flavors of nuts, roasted malts, and floral hops. It is moderately bitter with a good deal of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1482) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma of nuts, caramel. Taste is slightly watery with caramel, slight roasted malts, hazelnut, and a mild bitter hop finish. On dry side. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1471) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a tan creamy head that shows great lacing. Aroma is nondeScript. Taste is malty with a bit of toasted malt and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and nuts. Medium mouth feel with sweet malts, cocoa, toast, sweet finish, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4216) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3623) - Lake Champlain, 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.

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