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Rueuze - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

897 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 70
Gots: 250 | 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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Ratings: 897 | Reviews: 114 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by stuppy:
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stuppy

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: golden, slight haze, decent cream color head at pour, dissipates to just edges

Aroma: Sour aroma, pineapples, lemons, barnyard, some oak, citrus fruits

Flavor:complex fruits, pineapples and lemons, sour, balances with malt well, some oak, light vanilla, no hops

Mouthfeel: med light, med high carbonation.

Overall: Great beer. I like the complex fruit and sour flavors and finish is perfect. Very drinkable.

Bottle 2013 edition

01-31-2014 01:42:29 | More by stuppy
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-09-2014 17:55:42 | More by tectactoe
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irs17


2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

08-01-2014 15:26:07 | More by irs17
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-01-2014 21:34:54 | More by tbryan5
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-20-2014 03:00:00 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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pudgecat

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.7%

12-08-2012 23:28:04 | More by pudgecat
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-02-2014 05:52:34 | More by Ben7773
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 02:14:08 | More by joel66
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-20-2013 02:25:11 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-07-2013 04:05:58 | More by Callmecoon
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mverity

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2013 03:12:01 | More by mverity
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2014 18:52:40 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

08-22-2014 05:58:29 | More by mctizzz
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-02-2014 00:18:46 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-10-2013 09:12:14 | More by jaminjohnson
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-06-2014 04:17:06 | More by mjtiernan
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2014 01:25:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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dogfishandi

New York

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.

06-07-2014 17:09:30 | More by dogfishandi
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ehammond1


3.58/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

02-07-2013 02:20:52 | More by ehammond1
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-05-2014 21:21:37 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2014 01:17:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-15-2014 20:41:42 | More by chickenm
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Dinkel

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2014 23:35:34 | More by Dinkel
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Gueze like for sure. Found this to be very balanced and appropriately tart. Clean and dare I say sessionable for the style. I was surprised by this one.

09-01-2014 00:33:09 | More by doremite
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-05-2014 00:30:22 | More by jbogner
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Rueuze from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.