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Rueuze - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,052 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 73
Gots: 286 | 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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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a bottle

A- Dark straw hue

S- 'Classic' Gueuze smell. Sour, more Oaky then usual.

T- The oak comes through a lot, followed by lemons and citrus

M- Good carbonation, tart.

O- One of my favorite Gueuze style shelf beers. I always seek it out.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale orange with a slight haze to it. Light comes through, but the body is not completely transparent. Bubbly white head that is thin and fades quickly.

S- Sour grapes, oak, tart tree fruit, slight funk, some vinegar.

T- Tart, with some faint hints of fruit, but the tart, funky flavors come through the most. Hints of oak, sour grapes and sour apples.

M- Probably the driest beer I have ever had. Incredibly dry, with a tart, lingering sourness.

O- The dryness is ridiculous and the depth is very nice. Good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another big thank you to ObeMaltKinobee for this treat from my favorite state.

Appearance. Pours straw-gold with half a finger of white head that fades pretty quick.

Smell. Okay, I was approaching this one with a little cynicism, but this actually smells pretty close to the real deal. Sweet barn straw, funky wooden barrel, some sweet apples and orchard fruits, lightly lactic ...not too shabs.

Taste. Lactic sourness, green apples, light hay and barnyard funk, fresh barrel. Not as authentic as I hoped it would be after a few whiffs, but pleasant nonetheless.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, low carbonation.

Overall. Tastes more like a Bruery sour without the fruit than a traditional gueuze. I would have classified this as an American wild, but what the hell do I know (And really, who the fuck cares. It's a decent sour.)

Wait a sec, Vegas isn't in CA, maybe I need to retract that first statement... Nah, CA kicks ass but god damn I need a trip to Vegas soon.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to ThaFATkid for hooking me up with this one. Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is perfectly clear and deep gold in color with a hefty 2 fingers of creamy white head that the acidity doesn't allow to linger for long and quickly reduces to a thin lacing. Speaking of the acidity, the moment the cap was released I could smell this beast. Lots of sour apple, white wine, vinegar, and astringent notes filled the air. Sadly, I don't get much in the way of earthy, musty, barnyard odors. Still, an assertive aroma.

The beer has a nice light body and, like all wildly-fermented beers from The Bruery, an intense sour flavor. The acidity hits you very quickly in the front of the palate with massive sour apple, green grape, and white wine flavors. At mid-palate, the acidity starts to ease off and the flavors start to dry out. This softens the feel and allows some subtle herbal flavors of to come forward (is this the result of their oak-aging?). The finish is somewhat dry and leaves tannins and hints of acid behind, making you salivate for more. Very refreshing. Not quite as carbonated as I would like.

Another crazy sour bomb from The Bruery. I don't know how they manage to make beers this sour that are still palatable. It has no objectionable characteristics, but if I have to rate this as a Gueuze, then I must say it lacks some of the balance and musty complexity that the best beers of that style have. Nevertheless, for the combination of intense acidity and drinkability, it's hard do much better than this.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.