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Rueuze - The Bruery

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926 Ratings

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 73
Gots: 254 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bertram, Jan 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Sean9689, Jan 15, 2013
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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.

thagr81us, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Chieftog, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

thegerm87, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

roblund, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
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.


woosterbill, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

APreacher, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

LambicKing, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JRBecks, Jan 08, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, 2012
Heady Topper stemless wine glass

A: Slightly hazy bright yellow beer. Only got a couple bubbles of bright white. Then still....nothing. No lacing with this one either. Have to dock some points on lack of carbonation.

S: Smells funky like a gueuze should. Pulling some fruity notes: apricots, citrus, etc. Maybe a little of the typical tart green apple and vinous white grape. It doesn't smell overly sour though.

T: Some of funk on tip if tongue. It's nothing along the lines of Mother Funker from the Bruery. You do taste some of those fruity notes that you smelled up front. Maybe some apricot and peachiness. You get some tartness on back end of sip. Seems like it might need more time to carb up and get more sour.

M: Medium but would be light with more carbonation.

inlimbo77, Jan 07, 2013
Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.