Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Specialty Grain
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Meaning "rye bread" in Danish, we took our inspiration for this beer from the Danes’ staple dark, whole-grain rye bread. Brewed with three types of rye malt, this robust brown ale showcases the earthy, spicy character of the grain, complemented by bready, nutty barley malts and a hint of roast. Loosely based on the Scandinavian Christmas beer or "Julebryg" tradition, this beer is perfect for the colder weather of winter, although it will be available year-round (because who doesn’t love a dark beer now and again, regardless of weather?) And don’t worry about the name, we can’t pronounce it either! But we do have a video of us and a lot of others trying our best at it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Shitbrown color like sludge but a nice Brady bread and dough nose with winter spices. Chewy body that injects flavors of cherries and figs in the sides of the mouth. There’s a ciderlike alcohol sourness at end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Sienna brown, light head. Doughy yeast nose with hints of malt. Cherry, malt, dates in the taste. Quite carbonated. A pinch of fermented fruit aftertaste. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3639) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle pour. Pours a dark reddish brown with a temporary cola like head. First things first, I went into this one accepting the risk, because i can’t stand rye bread. That being said, I’m still a little surprised I went for a beer that directly translates to it, but I gotta try them all eventually. Plus these guys have done so little wrong for me in the past. Slightly sour malty aroma up front with almost a wine grape background. Grainy, malty flavor with the obvious rye. A little bit of a sour kick as well, which is nice. Has a bit of a dark fruit flavor bite up front as well, but mellows out well in the finish. I was pleasantly suprised that I ended up liking this beer a lot more than expected. It’s one of those beers for me that just kept getting better as it went. Well hidden alcohol. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4691) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown beer. Aroma is sweet and herbal. Taste is very malty, with some rye and sweet spices. Bit of a letdown, considering the Bruery standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Cloudy, slightly deep orange tan with a small head. Molasses, some leathery, sour fruit notes, some spice. Mainly sweet taste, some sourness, some very light spiciness. More than medium body, some oiliness, alcohol somewhat present. Quite long finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - NOV 1, 2014
Expected a lot from this beer, but does not meet expectations. Glucose spice aroma. Taste is slot better, spice Nice body

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7713) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Clear amber color with a fine tan head. Bready and a bit fruity aroma. Nice body. Fresh and a bit rich carbonation. Tasty stuff. Fruity, bready and caramel flavor.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18843)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grainy, ryebred notes. Spicy ruebread flvor, grass, hay, floral, hat. some fruity notes. Nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"i don’t know what the difference was in my bottle (i see 6-7’s for feel) but the mf was perfect. luxurious. velvety. as for the rest it was a nice beer. different. muddy brown. smells of doughy malts and rye, with an odd but appealing flavor much the same. a decent beer made quite good by the blend of flavor and feel."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23968) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Light copper color with a thin white head and scant lacing. Aroma of pumpernickel and lemon. Flavor has rye and caramel. Nice enough.

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