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Rueuze - The Bruery

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1,190 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 337 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IKR on 11-10-2012

Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.
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Ratings: 1,190 | Reviews: 137
Photo of Seeker84
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Catracho5
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Belgian tulip glass

A: Cloudy, bright orange, had a nice creamy white head that quickly vanished, some carbonation coming off the bottom, no lacing.

A: Tart funk sour upfront, slight champagne aroma, white grapes, not picking up any barrel or alcohol on the nose.

T: Sour, funk tart goodness, picking up a nice white grape flavor, slight barrel on the backend, taste really good, impressed.

M: Medium mouthfeel little to no carbonation, finish is dry.

O: Very nice, this is tasting great on this 90 degree day afternoon, thirst quenching, a balanced beer with a nice sour tart funk goodness up front, some nice fruity flavors in the middle and finishes really good with a slight oak flavor and nice dry finish, good beer but at $20 a bottle I might need to reserve this beer for special occasion.

Photo of macher0
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to tulip.

A. Pours bright amber, very translucent with a very coarse bubble head and lots of effervescence. Looks kind of like a Bud heavy.

S. For 100% certain, this does not smell like a bud heavy. Tart bacteria and sour yeast jump out font. Notes of vinegar, neutral oak, lemon, and dust.

T. That's a tart-ass beer and I love me some sours. The high tart level certainly works. Very similar to a Belgain geuze.

M. Thin body, thin feel, high carbonation, fairly smooth.

O. This has all the same characteristics of a traditional Belgian geuze . A very good sour. I certainly recommend this beer to sour fans.

Photo of ddedhed
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miguellunarusso
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful execution. Color is golden with a hint of brown (assuming oak). Smells of lemon and grape fruit with a hint of oak. T:Again citrus at the start, following with oak and ending in tart goodness. Light body and carbonation is just right, makes it very fresh.

Photo of fenixtx423
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenMcVickar
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage shared by Umberto yesterday.

This one pours a moderately dark orange/yellow, with a half inch head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

This one smells pretty sours, lots of lemon, a bit of grapefruit, and a good amount of lactic goodness.

This is definitely one of the best Bruery sours that I've had. Lots of intense lactic sourness, a bit of barnyard funk. The sourness is so bright and sunny here, with a good amount of citrus- lemon and grapefruit mostly.

This is fairly light bodied, with an intensely tart mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

This was a nice surprise.

Photo of Burkbom23
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tim725
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slipperysoup
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kjaimerena
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MagicJeff
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass

Look: Deep copper orange look. small head that held for a while then eventually dissipated.

Smell: Lemony citrus; fresh cut wet grass; slight mustiness but not like most gueze's i've tried.

Taste: Citrus and some funk on back end. lemon, blood orange. tartness really shows in after taste, it lingers for a second.

Mouthfeel: it tastes a lot fuller than it looks. it almost looks a little watery after sitting in my glass a while. but the mouthfeel is medium bodied IMO. Definitely could drink a few of these on a hot day.

Photo of upton7418
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle to snifter 2014 vintage

A- golden straw in color and hazy with a 1/2 finger white head. leaves no lacing. head dissipates quickly

S-strong musty acidic smell with citrus layers very strong lemony smell.

T- very citrus tastes with a strong lemony taste as the primary flavor. it's is def. sour and enjoyable. light sour patch kids taste going on with this beer. As it warms up a staw/hay like taste develops at the back end.

M-light body with decent carbonation.

Overall this is a very good sour beer. I would def buy this again but not regularly. I am not sure how much everyone else paid but I paid $20 for 1 bottle. It's a bit steep in price but very good. A once a year purchase when you can find it.

Photo of snaotheus
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015-03-06
750ml bottle split between a pair of tulips. Oddly, this beer is audible. At roughly arm's length, I can hear it crackling as the carbonation bubbles up and pops. This is new to me.

Pours hazy with little head. Moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is lemony sour, a little candy sweetness. Something decidedly sweet-tarty about it.

Taste is shockingly sour. It sent me reeling and elicited curses of surprise. After a small period of adjustment, it's still quite sour, but not shocking. Flavor brings to mind unripe light colored fruit -- not sure exactly what, though. Maybe actually peaches.

Mouthfeel is very dry, somewhat gritty. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grimey68
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Pours gold with slight orange hue. Low carbonation with 1/4 finger head that dissipates immediately.

Aroma yields baking soda, vinegar, funk, and lemon.

The tartness of this beer is actually pleasant. I get a nice sharp lemony-citrus flavor immediately, followed by a little vinegar. Then i get that baking soda and a finish of funkiness. Not enough carbonation for me.

I will admit, I'm definitely a sour beer drinker, and I picked this one up on a whim. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I have had other sours with this baking soda like flavor, which I'm not a fan of, but the other flavors of this beer are actually pretty good. I pair this with chicken Picatta. It gets an 85 from me which is great for a sour!

Photo of Cortical835
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kendollkaff
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rueuze from The Bruery
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