Rueuze - The Bruery

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1,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 75
Gots: 290 | FT: 34
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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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to nicks6217. Shared with MrKennedy and danieelol. Reviewed from notes.

Cloudy cumquat with an anaemic white head that quickly falls to a bare collar.

Nice tart aromas of marmalade, green apple and grapefruit pith. Soft oaky edges and musty funk. Mild urine character which is not altogether offputting.

Lemon and orange sherbet, cumquat and tart Granny Smith apples, with milder banana estery character. Lovely and juicy, with the the oak completely shutting down any sweetness.

Slightly syrupy entry quickly offset by lively acidity. Great texture.

Great piece of work. The oak contributes a nice roundness and softens the rough edges typically associated with sours.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a finger of white cap. The head dissolves fairly fast leaving a thin film atop. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass and a swirl releases a finger that is quick to fade.

The aroma is lemony lactic with a hint of yogurt. Some mild raw oak appeal is also present with a soft inclusion of vanilla. It has an overall tropical sort of feel to the nose before the onset of a little sulfur, brine and vinegar.

The flavor of this brew is quite sour and briney with notes of apple cider vinegar. There is some tropical fruity aspect providing a pleasant complexity to the flavor. The finish has a bit of white wine dryness mixed with lemony lacto, yogurt and more cider.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a pleasant interpretation of a gueuze for an American brewery. I enjoyed the tropical aspects but pretty much hated the brine and vinegar notes that are unfortunately present in not only this but nearly all sours from the Bruery.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a duvel tulip to a dark yellow with hints of orange with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. not a lot of bubbles streaming up from the laser etching in the glass so it might be low on carb. we'll see
S: intense sourness on the nose that seems mostly lactic, also some funky brett, slight fruitiness, and a bit of oak
T: taste is softer than the nose would lead you to believe. very clean lactic sourness with some sour green apple pucker, a nice fruitiness and a bit of oak. swallow is a huge blast of sourness with lingering acidity on the palate with a bit more fruitiness and some must
M: carb is soft but slightly prickly. the beer is medium in the mouth and the beer is quite drying on the finish
O: Another solid beer from The Bruery. Their sours can be overly sour to some people but this one seems to be as expected for the style without being overwhelming. Very good and can stand up with Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.