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Rueuze - The Bruery

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1,169 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 78
Gots: 325 | FT: 37
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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Photo of SeatsTaken
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of vfgccp
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Gold tangerine body with lively carbonation. Fine white head pours well but settles quickly with low lace.

S - Distinctively sour nose. Lemon acidy, dry grass, and tart peaches.

T - Wow. Bracingly sour. Lemon, copper pennies, peach pits, honey, citric acid, and apple sour warheads.

M - Bright, medium frame. Nice carbonation. Clean, lingering finish.

O - Imho with the straight, aggressive sourness the beer drinks more like an American Wild than a Sour Belgian Blonde, but it's stellar in either case.

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with large head that dies at good pace and left lace patches. Aroma is mostly sour, funky and tart, but to be specific there seems to be a tart citric hop edge and/or some sour tropical fruits (something akin to pear or apricot or mango). I get some of this sour apple/pear and apricot/mango fruit feel and then also this sharp, crisp acidic citrusy sourness and a whole bunch of funk. Easy drinking, light bodied, has good amount of carbonation that leads to sharp finish. Pretty taste beer and a little sweeter than average gueze.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Served in a tulip.

A- Aggressive pour generates a foamy, fast, white head. It dissipates quickly. Orangish-amber with little to no carbonation. Looks like wine.

S- Tart funk. Oak, wheat and lemon grass. I could smell this for awhile. Kinda faint but the execution is spot on.

T- Sour lemons. Has a dry oak finish that leaves the mouth watering. Well done.

M- Fizzy. Medium body with light carbonation. It finish dry and makes the mouth water like crazy.

O- A great take on the style. Not at complex as some but for what it is it's really good. Kinda of pricey but worth a try for sure.

Photo of Soto
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, straw colored golden yellow body. Fizzy bubbles slide down the glass with virtually no retention.

S: Tart and funk just jump out of the glass. Oak. Citrus sweetness - oranges and grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose. Puckering funk. Sweet tarts. Oranges. Grapefruit. Oak is faint but helps scale back a bit of tartness.

M: Light body. Heavy carbonation. Dry. Prickly.

O: A really great beer. If I didn't know better I would think this came from Belgium. Great sweetness mixed with dry champagne-like body and feel. Worth the price tag.

Photo of mendonza
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy, golden yellow. Very thin white head that quickly disappears and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S - Tart fruits. Not really picking up much except sour apples and cranberries.

T - Not quite as one dimensional as I thought from the aroma. I like the way the barrel contributes to some balance between the tartness and fruitiness. Almost a little smoke in there as well.

M - Light and crisp like a sour ale. Lots of fresh carbonation.

O - Not really familiar with this type of ale or how it's intended to taste, but I'm not overly impressed by this ale.

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.