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Rueuze - The Bruery

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147 Reviews
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Reviews: 147
Hads: 1,310
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 28.4%
Wants: 92
Gots: 382 | FT: 36
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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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle with a faint bottling date of 09/05/13 etched on the side. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a brassy golden color with a lot of interplay between various hues--amber, orange, sandy yellow, based on how the light hits it. Some slight chill haze, but there is plenty of translucency to see a lazy trail of carbonation bubbles rising up from the etching on the bottom of the glass to replenish a one finger bone white head. The foam dissipates after a minute or so, leaving no lacing whatsoever. The only drawback is that there seems to be some brown flecks of something up in the neck near the crown. A few pour into my glass, forcing me to strain the beer before drinking.

Smell - Initial wafting from the glass is pungent funk, with wet hay, musty wood and notes of citrus and overripe fruit. Upon subsequent inhalations, the citrus narrows down to specific notes of lemon and yuzu, oak tannins and light grains.

Taste - Considerable lactic tartness is front and center, creating a puckering effect that makes my tastebuds water a tad. Woody notes, and a slight sweetness come through, along with profiles of apricot and a nice funky undertone make this a wonderfully tasting sour beer.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate to low carbonation, with a mostly dry finish that still retains a touch of sweetness. Lingering tartness.

Overall, a great take on the style and one I would pick up on the regular if Bruery distributed to my neck of the woods. That said, there are a couple other gueuze style ales that do distribute to my area that will likely continue to fulfill my sour fix.

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More User Reviews:
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured 750ml bottle into Teku. 2014 Vintage.

A - Darker shade of gold with a soft white 2 finger head. Fades into thin ring with minimal lacing. Looks enchanting.

S - Starts off with a tart and sour aroma. Fresh lemon juice, green plum, and sour grapes. Funk is light and there is a slight woody character.

T - Huge bright tartness that is bordering on sour. Lemons. green plum, and sour grapes. I detect faint funk and some wood, even a bit of vanilla.

M - Light crisp finish with mouth puckering sourness. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is slightly dry.

O - Pretty tasty Gueuze style that is readily available in many places that helps make the price easier to deal with.

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3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dishwater blonde and plenty hazy. Lots of carbonation bubbles are showing here. I smell tart Gwen apples and a bit of Brett. The taste is plenty of tart apple and a light touch of Brett at the end. The mouth is crisp and light with moderate carbonation.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.