Rueuze - The Bruery
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours out a bright yellow and light tangerine type of color not unfamiliar to those who like their ipas awesome. White head on the top, plenty of carbonation in the right dose. Doesn't retain the head for shit. so what.
Aroma was plenty tart, lemon forward, some chalky brett notes.
Good oaky and big time sour presence, plenty of tartness. Nothing unique here, tastes a lot like most blonde wilds/gueuze kind of stuff, heavy on the lemon, a fractional amount of other citrus (peach, grapefruit, apricot maybe), but mostly tart ass lemon, and why reinvent the wheel, this stuff is solidly reliable. Plenty acetic, but I'm all about that, so its pleasing me and not coming off at all like vinegar. Very crisp mouthfeel, gotta love that, yet gets some grassy notes on your palate at the same time.
I dunno, some people think Bruery's sours are lacking, I think they've done really well. You just know the name and the association with a traditional gueuze is gonna drive some people up the wall, so hats off to the Bruery, anytime you get someone's traditional panties in a wad, you know you're providing some solid entertainment, so thank you for a good beer and a good entertaining read sometimes.
Drank at Layne's UFC ppv (Dos Santos/Velasquez).
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 19:18:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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District of Columbia
4.44/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors in NW D.C., 2013 Edition, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" tulip glass and drank over 30 minutes
A: 3/3 - golden-yellow coloration, impressive clarity (able to see and read through my pour but clarity dropped significantly as approached the dregs), initial 2 finger soapy white head settles into a 1/2 finger glass lacing, high carbonation with tight white bubbles just pouring off the bottom of the glass, small alcohol legs
S: 10/12 - big admixture of citrus fruit - lemon, lime, and apricot - and sour - acetic, barnyard and tart - notes; no detectable hops, malts, barrel-notes or flaws
T: 18/20 - on first sip, there 's an intense tart/funk with complex fruit flavors in the background - lemon, lime, ripe pear; in the middle of the mouth, some of the oak and vanilla flavors start to pop with a subtle woodines; there's a very mild malt character; little detectable hops or alcohol; finishes dry
M: 4/5 - very high carbonation (almost Mimosa-like), easily quaffable (as expected for the low alcohol), just a little thin for me
T: 9/10 - another winning Bruery's sour, which further solidifies their standing as the best American sour program; hits all the major points emphasized by the BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines in 17E.; although expensive, $22.99 for a bottle in the greater Washington D.C. area, this is definitely worth your investment for now and later
TOTAL - 44/50
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:28:17 | More by MNishCT77
Rueuze from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.