Troegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown

Troegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown

Rated 3.390 by BeerPals

Brewed by Troegs Brewing Company

Harrisburg, PA, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

4.4% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 3912 Last updated 3 weeks ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank5756
Overall Percentile87.6
Style Rank89 of 1036
Style Percentile91.4
Lowest Score1.3
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.459
Weighted Score3.390
Standard Deviation0.777

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  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I got this one as part of a sample 12 pack...it poured a dark amber caramel color with a tan head. The flavor was nutty and earthy with a touch of caramel and coffee flavor. The best way I can describe the flavor of this one is that ist is like an iced black coffee. Very drinkable.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Aroma of sturdy, English style malts along with some honey roasted peanuts and a mild fruitiness. Chestnut colored pour with a lingering, thick head and nice, maze-like lacing. Light to medium in body with very faint finish. Extremely neutral and balanced. Plain toast taste with a touch of chocolate, brown sugar and mixed nuts. It's a brown ale, solid and commonplace.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown with very little tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts with hints of nuts and chocolate. Taste is similarly malty with just a hint of hops. Like most brown ales, this isn't a very exciting brew but good for the style nonetheless.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Gift from Singlemalter: Pours a reddish-brown body with a decent sized head. Has plenty of nutty aromas and nutty taste- roasted nuts particularly. Not a whole lot of carbonation. A really nice nut brown, might be one of my new favorites in that category.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured nice brown color with a big head. aroma nutty and malty and some oak. Glavor was much the same. This one was good except was a little to sweet. WIll have this one again

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Another winner from our friends from the state capital! The tastes of sudsy roasted malts and a low hop character sit well on the buds. And of course a certain degree of nuttiness was detected. Nut brown was smooth like butter or even peanut butter on the palate. Every time I have a beer from Troegs, I become more and more impressed. I can't wait to try the next one!

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 3.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I was hoping to track down a lot more of the fine ales from Troegs while I was Norfolk, VA, especially their Hopback Amber and their Pale Ale. But while the only beer I found from Troeg’s was their Nut Brown Ale, I don’t want to say that I “settled” for it. Rather, this was a very nice treat to find and enjoy, even while watching my Niners get rode hard and put away wet by the Vikings Sunday afternoon.

    Very nice, very balanced brew here. A rugged maltiness, for sure, with more than enough complexity to keep things interesting. I think I prefer Rogue’s various Nut Brown Ales over this one for their extra “kick in the head” hops, but I would certainly not turn this down. I especially appreciated the truly nutty aroma to this beer – much more than even Samuel Smith’s infamous Nut Brown Ale.

    At 4.4%ABV, this has the big flavor profile of a big beer, but reasonable enough to be called something of a session ale. Very interesting, and yet another very nice ale from “the two brothers”. Recommended.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured a beautiful brown color with HUGE head. Frothy. Nutty/oaky smell practically leapt out of my glass. I could have stared at this and smelled it for quite a while, but it was begging to be quaffed. This beer has one of the most unique tastes of any I've tried. Taste was REALLY nutty with, I guess oaky taste too. When I say REALLY nutty, I mean REALLY nutty. I wanted to rate this higher, but only trying it once, and a small sample at that, I feel I have to see how 1 or 2 whole beers go down to see if the taste gets to me after a while. Rich. I will definitely have this again and probably update rating.

  • SUMMERWINEFAN 106 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Presents with a deep reddish-brown and thin off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, vanilla and alcohol. Fairly gassy mouthfeel with a sweet, oakish taste and a lingering, slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but there are better nut browns out there. This one seems to have been trying to go in too many directions at once.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Re-rate, May 07: The sweetness didn't bother me as much this time as the slightly astringent, earthy, dusty elements. Original rating: I enjoyed this one, although I wasn’t expecting too much. The aroma and flavor were both nutty, malty, and somewhat chocolate-like. I agree with the review that this one started out sweet (too sweet) with a chocolate/nut-like flavor and finished pleasantly dry with some coffee notes. If you like nut browns, this is worth a shot.

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