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Rueuze - The Bruery

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1,121 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 77
Gots: 301 | FT: 32
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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3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage split with Regen. Poured into an unlabeled wine glass today, 12/5/2013.

Pours a hazyish straw color, nice thick 1cm white head that dissipates into a thin film on the surface. Looks to be just rightly carbonated, no lacing.

Smells fairly acidic at first, but also in a lemony sweet kind of way. As it warms up, it gains some earthy funk, but not intensely so like a good Cantillon geuze has. It's fairly decent, not complex but it is what is advertised.

Tastes fairly sour, with a dash of lemon and zest. Its also a bit sweet and heavy in the sense that its a slick, thicker kind of lemony sweetness. Some acidity, not much lactate but more vinegar; fairly sour but not Sour in the Rye-level sour. Interesting but not super complex.

Thinner-medium bodied, OK carbonation. Feels slick and resinous which is not something I'm used to in a Belgian-style geuze. Reminds me a lot of the Goose Island sours if you took the fruit out of them. I'm thinking specifically Lolita.

Decent American take on a geuze, it's not really something I'd recommend trying more than once. Any good Belgian geuze would probably wipe the floor with it especially at its price point; just consider that you can find a 750ml of 3F Oude Geuze for cheaper and you understand my feelings on this subject.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5,6% abv 2013 bottle into a teku glass

pours a light golden color with a nice head. smell is big on vinegar and tartness.... taste is reminiscent of a belgian gueuezue very very sour and tart tasting. white grapes, vinegar...no fruit flavors. lip puckeringly sour. medium bodied, mild carbonation...

overall just a great american representation of a gueueze...i thoroughly enjoyed.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

Bruery's version of a gueuze starts off with a light golden orange color and topped with a little head which goes away quickly. The aroma is on the mark, which I wasn't expecting. The Bruery usually adds a twist to a traditional style, however this is a straightforward gueuze and it gets right down to business. A faint note of fruit, a stronger note of pleasant tartness, vague citrus, mild vinegar, all coming together very well.

This is a refresher as much as a great flavored beer. The eye is centered on the tartness, which is downright enjoyable. Accents of lemon add to the fun of Rueuze. There's a vague rusticness. My saliva started to thicken as I drank more and more, which is one of the most reliable indicators I have to tell whether I have a winner of a sour ale. I think we do.

Not an authentic gueuze, but whatever it is, it's outstanding ale that I will be doing again.

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a golden bodied beer, slightly hazy, with a thin effervescent eggshell head.

S - Lemon and green apple. Oak on the backend. Definitely musty with some funk.

T - Boom... Lemon sour to start off. Green apple and white grapes come through on the backend. The oak is light, but noticeable. And the funk is ever present.

M - Light bodied and light carbonation. Has a very crisp and dry finish that aides the puckering sour.

O - This is great... And probably my favorite tart/sour from The Bruery to date. One I'd reach for time & time again if I could and was in the mood.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.