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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rugbrød (The Bruery)

Starting off with my smoked rye, moving to a super hoppy rye DIPA, this rich Danish dark rye ale was a third totally different take on rye. Three different types of rye malt were used to make up this dark ale. I've had this before, but didn't remember it being so rich. Without notes, it was like trying this brew for the first time. It was great!

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This dark amber brew had a thick and foamy tan head. It smelled like pure rye. Malty, rich, and spicy. Great winter smells.

Taste: It was as rich and complex as it smelled. It was roasted. It tasted like chocolate, caramel, and cream. I've had this before, but didn't remember what I loved about it. It was unexpectedly like spiced hot cocoa. This is a must-have seasonal brew.

From The Bruery site:
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, 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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