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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (5046) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Murky brown color with a towering head that settles down to only large. Strong aroma of rye, maybe some caraway, nuts, dark chocolate. Strong, rich, dark malt flavor. Lots of breadiness. Chocolate, a bit of dark fruit. Some rye spiciness. Full body. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Dark brown pour with a tan head that was huge. Aroma is rye, spices, little caramel. Taste is rye, spices, earthy, and some dark fruits came out later in the drink. Very subtle sour taste in the aftertaste. I really like this style, though I am not familiar with it. On a side note, it went well with my fajitas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Toronado (San Diego, CA): Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and no head. This is my first specialty grain, so i may be iffy on the rating. I found it to have a sweet toast aroma as well as some maple and brown sugary notes, Flavor is very sweet, with a lot of caramel, toffee and rye. Definitely a sipper, for as it warmed, I could taste some prune and raisin notes on the tongue. Drinkability: Thick and rich. Pairing: Toasted nuts, aged cheese. Rebuy: Yes. #286 on 25022010, DG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Mahogony brown beer with a huge tan head. Citrus, earth, and yeast aroma. Dark malt flavor with earth, light spice, light yeast, and light citrus. Medium-plus bodied. Earth and yeast lingers with spice and darker malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13343) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Dark copper with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, candy and dark malts. Dry and roasted flavour, with a slightly sour edge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16399) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a fluffy off-white head. S: The nose is a bit different. The rye is present with its mild spiciness, but the other aromas are a bit muddled with some caramel and fruit. T: A lot of different malt flavors going on here. Some caramel, rye, and perhaps even a light smokiness. M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: A bit disappointing, to be honest. The flavors just don’t quite make sense or come together very well. The booze isn’t necessarily present, but you can tell you’re not drinking a 4% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8129) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a fluffy off white head. The aroma is picy, caramel and yeast. Some berries as well. The flavour is dark fruity with some mollasses, raisins and caramel. Highly carbonated. Thanks christianscheffel for sharing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Draft. Pours the color of oxidized viking blood with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is liquid bread with earthy hops and caramel sweetness. Dark fruit sweetness dominates the flavor, with only the rye tang and the hop spiciness rescuing this beer from being a cloying mess. Warm alcohol on the finish. Light carbonation and a medium body. Underwhelming, especially considering the draft cost as much as my dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7137) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz draft at Tribes (Mokena, IL). Pours a slightly murky bit of rusted brown, a small decent offwhite head that dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are a touch of subtle rye malts mellowed out, some bitter florals, caramel malt sweetness, a touch of cakiness. Initial is caramel, rye, bitter floral hops that take some edge off of the swweter malt body. Touches of tobacco, nut, cocoa, and more rye slide into focus. The hops are firm yet give way, providing decent balance on a naturally sweet slanted beer. Medium body, thicker than I expected with a seemingly potent boozy/throat feel. Not bad, glad I just got a draft. Finish is warm, bitter, with lingering maltiness having the final say

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 pours a dark brown. very little nose. tons of head. very woody taste..almost bitter but still balanced. smooth finish. rerate 1/10/13. A lot more nose to it. Taste is full of plums and figs. Really nice hefty mouthfeel to the body. Oily yet substantial, really compliments the dark fruitiness, the dryness, and the carbonation.

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