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Rueuze - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

853 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 68
Gots: 244 | 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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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-16-2013 22:47:01 | More by alamode
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i loved this, and surprised other didnt. as about as authentic as the style gets here in the usa. pours a washed out white hued yellow corn color, pale and cloudy, fine grained sediment floating, and a robust flashy white head two inches high. the nose is really sour. funky as hell, lemon and acid, wheat malt base. the flavor is also quite puckery, tastes old in a good way, mature i should say. very oaky as it warms, especially in the finish. maybe even more oaky than some of the authentic belgian versions, which i think cuts through the acid nicely while preserving the really sour character. easily one of the better american sour beers ive had, up there with the russian river stuff. effervescent carbonation is just right for the style, but maybe the acid is a touch high. i like that its lower abv so i can drink the whole bottle without a problem. i drank this in isolation, but i could see almost endless culinary possibilities. a truly divine brew. the bruery can do no wrong these days!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 16:32:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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Paige

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

01-16-2013 00:39:30 | More by Paige
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bertram

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-15-2013 20:31:21 | More by bertram
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

01-15-2013 19:51:38 | More by Sean9689
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the new guy who shared this during a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, brine, earth, citrus, and apricot. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, tart, sour, apricot, and brine. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I fully understand what the Bruery was going for with this one and I think they nailed it pretty well. This brew had all of the traditional characteristics of a Gueuze, but just not to the intense nature as some of them. The kiss of apricot was a nice welcomed addition to cut some of the acidic nature of the beer to make it more enjoyable. All in all a pretty well done brew that I wouldn’t mind having again the future or aging to see how it develops.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 11:52:08 | More by thagr81us
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-14-2013 22:38:28 | More by GRG1313
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2013 21:27:33 | More by iKrystin
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2013 21:26:56 | More by MordorMongo
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-13-2013 19:56:19 | More by spycow
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El_Jefe

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2013 02:18:26 | More by El_Jefe
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Chieftog

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-12-2013 07:05:25 | More by Chieftog
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2013 06:08:53 | More by thegerm87
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roblund

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-11-2013 15:40:55 | More by roblund
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks Dan!

A: Cloudy pale gold body with some off-white froth. Uninspired.

S: Overripe cherry, funky wet hay, uric acid, and must. I like the weirdness, but frankly it's unappealing.

T: Lemony tartness up front (nice), rotten fruit midway through (terrible), and dry sour oak on the finish (quite good). Muddled and mediocre, but clean enough on the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, light carbonation. Meh.

O: What a disappointment. Just interesting enough to be drinkable, but an embarrassment compared to pretty much any authentic Geuze.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:31:58 | More by woosterbill
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APreacher

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 07:30:00 | More by APreacher
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-10-2013 06:59:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 05:09:51 | More by starrdogg
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miadw3

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-10-2013 03:23:06 | More by miadw3
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-09-2013 02:34:35 | More by LambicKing
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-09-2013 02:26:08 | More by BeerThursdays
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-09-2013 01:27:34 | More by jimmy82063
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throwback

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2013 22:20:31 | More by throwback
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.7%

01-08-2013 20:34:31 | More by jhb138
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-08-2013 19:56:51 | More by JMRSN
Rueuze from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.