Rueuze - The Bruery
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2013 18:58:45 | More by deadonhisfeet
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle etched 8/27/13 - 2013 edition
Hazy, golden pour with head reducing to slight lacing. Aroma is primarily sour lemon with some funk and sweet malt. Taste is bright sour fruits (primarily lemon and apple), oak, grass and a bit of subdued funk. Quite tart and fairly acetic in a similar manner to Hannsenns oude gueuze. Finishes with a lemony zing which is very gueuze-like but there is a malty sweetness that is un-gueuze-like. Active, creamy effervescent carbonation lends a nice mouthfeel to this light-bodied beer. Overall this is a very nicely done american sour ale that has held up well with almost a year since bottling. Refreshing, tasty and very sour! Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 23:01:54 | More by brianmandell
Rueuze from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.