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Rueuze - The Bruery

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881 Ratings

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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 68
Gots: 247 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.

(Beer added by: IKR on 11-10-2012)
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Reviews by nimrod979:
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3.94/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a glowing orange hue. Thin white head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.

Aroma: Lemony, green apple fruity tartness. Un ripened fruit. Oaky and woody mustiness. Sour funk.

Taste: Tartness hits right off the bat, lemon-y with subtle hints of peach and green apple. Oak barrel sourness and funky acidity.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Mouth-pucking with almost no carbonation. It's super dry. Finishes with a long lingering sourness but... it's so damn drinkable.

08-18-2013 23:38:48 | More by nimrod979
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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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3.58/5  rDev -13.7%

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery
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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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Pours out a bright yellow and light tangerine type of color not unfamiliar to those who like their ipas awesome. White head on the top, plenty of carbonation in the right dose. Doesn't retain the head for shit. so what.

Aroma was plenty tart, lemon forward, some chalky brett notes.

Good oaky and big time sour presence, plenty of tartness. Nothing unique here, tastes a lot like most blonde wilds/gueuze kind of stuff, heavy on the lemon, a fractional amount of other citrus (peach, grapefruit, apricot maybe), but mostly tart ass lemon, and why reinvent the wheel, this stuff is solidly reliable. Plenty acetic, but I'm all about that, so its pleasing me and not coming off at all like vinegar. Very crisp mouthfeel, gotta love that, yet gets some grassy notes on your palate at the same time.

I dunno, some people think Bruery's sours are lacking, I think they've done really well. You just know the name and the association with a traditional gueuze is gonna drive some people up the wall, so hats off to the Bruery, anytime you get someone's traditional panties in a wad, you know you're providing some solid entertainment, so thank you for a good beer and a good entertaining read sometimes.

Drank at Layne's UFC ppv (Dos Santos/Velasquez).

01-19-2013 19:18:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

750ml bottle into a Bruery tulip. New Years Eve 2012 beer.

Pours a clear pale golden color. Initially yields a thin white head, but I recedes to nothing. No lacing, but that's been typical of all the Guezes I've ever had.

Nose is tart and funky. The tartness is pointed in the nose. Funk is there, but in the back seat.

Taste is somewhat acidic. Funky upfront with a long-lingering sour finish. I can best describe the taste as a juicy SOUR peach (if that makes sense).

Mouth is perhaps a touch heavier than usual, but the slickness works with the lingering tart finish.

Overall, a solid American take on Gueuze. I'd like to see the Bruery get the cost (19.99) down on this one, as I can find several imported Guezes at a lower price. In all, a solid take on the style.

01-01-2013 01:12:34 | More by mondegreen
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Rueuze from The Bruery
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