Rueuze - The Bruery
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.3/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tasting glass.
A: Slighly hazy, medium golden color with no foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.
S: Bright lemon and musty funk are featured, with other qualities such as gruyere and green apples faint but detectable. Other fruit and spice are absent, preserving an authentic cleanliness.
T: Begins dry, with potent tartness, bright fermented grain, and sharp minerality. Yeast funk becomes pronounced into the middle, suggestive of digestive fluid when considered with the sourness. Flavors drop off abruptly into the finish, tasting stale and just a little sweaty.
M: Medium viscosity, syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This wild ale features some authentic lambic qualities, mostly centered around the smell. The flavor profile starts out in agreeable fashion, but flails ineffectively by the midpoint. It seems a little young, and time to condition fully may alleviate the textural issues.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 18:19:20 | More by beagle75
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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 615 ratings.