Rueuze - The Bruery

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Reviews: 146
Hads: 1,300
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 28.33%
Wants: 88
Gots: 376 | FT: 35
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 deadonhisfeet:
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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to ThaFATkid for hooking me up with this one. Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is perfectly clear and deep gold in color with a hefty 2 fingers of creamy white head that the acidity doesn't allow to linger for long and quickly reduces to a thin lacing. Speaking of the acidity, the moment the cap was released I could smell this beast. Lots of sour apple, white wine, vinegar, and astringent notes filled the air. Sadly, I don't get much in the way of earthy, musty, barnyard odors. Still, an assertive aroma.

The beer has a nice light body and, like all wildly-fermented beers from The Bruery, an intense sour flavor. The acidity hits you very quickly in the front of the palate with massive sour apple, green grape, and white wine flavors. At mid-palate, the acidity starts to ease off and the flavors start to dry out. This softens the feel and allows some subtle herbal flavors of to come forward (is this the result of their oak-aging?). The finish is somewhat dry and leaves tannins and hints of acid behind, making you salivate for more. Very refreshing. Not quite as carbonated as I would like.

Another crazy sour bomb from The Bruery. I don't know how they manage to make beers this sour that are still palatable. It has no objectionable characteristics, but if I have to rate this as a Gueuze, then I must say it lacks some of the balance and musty complexity that the best beers of that style have. Nevertheless, for the combination of intense acidity and drinkability, it's hard do much better than this.

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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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Photo of dogfishandi
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle at fridge temp into a tulip. 2013 vintage.

Pours out a really nice bright light golden color. Surprisingly the first pour was rather clear and it retains a nice white head for the first half of the glass leaving a bit of lace as well. A nice looking beer.

Big lemon citrus acidity, wet hay, barnyard funk, Brett comes out a lot more as it warms. lactic. It's all there.

Intense flavor when compared to the aroma. Big sourness that lingers well into the finish as well as a nice lactic twang. Big lemon citrus, slight wet hay and barnyard funk. I really enjoy the finish to this beer

Light bodied, but the sourness and lactic qualities of this beer really play a big part in destroying the palate. Higher carbonation of course.

An impressive beer. Almost hard to believe this comes from America. But really not for the beginner sour drinker. Worth getting a few for the cellar.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.