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Rueuze - The Bruery

Not Rated.

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147 Reviews
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Reviews: 147
Hads: 1,310
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 28.4%
Wants: 92
Gots: 381 | 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 ehammond1:
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3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Clear orange with a small to moderately-sized near-white head that quickly recedes. This beer doesn't have a lot of carbonation, especially given the noted style of gueuze. Leaves the glass nearly clean, though it leaves small spots of juicy stick. Only average.

The aroma is perhaps the best aspect of this beer, though it's not anywhere close as complex, enjoyable, or funky as Belgian examples of the same style. Some definite lemon and sharp citrus notes, bit sour character, and some definite funk (sweaty sock) character.

The flavor is nice, though it simply lacks depth. In one of the most complex tasting styles, this one doesn't have similar depth. That being that, what's here is delicious and certainly worth drinking. Sharp, bright, and sour lemons and perhaps some apricot, sock sweat funk, and moderate-to-high sour character. Dry finish.

Medium bodied with extremely low carbonation. Watery after less than a half hour in the glass. This beer's true failing, if it has one.

Good, and affordable, but not great.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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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.