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Rueuze - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

920 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 73
Gots: 253 | FT: 32
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 xnicknj:
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3.28/5  rDev -21%

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.

xnicknj, Dec 27, 2012
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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

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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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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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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.