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Rueuze - The Bruery

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146 Reviews
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Reviews: 146
Hads: 1,300
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 88
Gots: 378 | 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 xnicknj:
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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks rob

Pours a hazy golden-straw-yellow color with a thin head which dissolves completely into a thin collar, leaving little to no lacing.

Funky, sour and fruity in the nose. Touches of pear and peach with straw and wet hay. Notes of citrus, lemon and mineral.

Sweeter, fruit-driven sourness up front. Apple, peach and pears mix into the funky, bretty backbone. Wet hay, straw and horse blanket. A few notes of lemon peel and citric acidity towards the finish, which is dry and crisp.

Medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and dry on the palate. I found this a little sweet and plain for my tastes, plus it doesn't help that this was opened along with about 20+ other sours/wild ales. I also can't help but compare American attempts at the gueuze to Belgian varieties, which may not be fair, but this pales in comparison to something from Cantillon, Tilquin or 3F.

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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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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.