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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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3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another big thank you to ObeMaltKinobee for this treat from my favorite state.

Appearance. Pours straw-gold with half a finger of white head that fades pretty quick.

Smell. Okay, I was approaching this one with a little cynicism, but this actually smells pretty close to the real deal. Sweet barn straw, funky wooden barrel, some sweet apples and orchard fruits, lightly lactic ...not too shabs.

Taste. Lactic sourness, green apples, light hay and barnyard funk, fresh barrel. Not as authentic as I hoped it would be after a few whiffs, but pleasant nonetheless.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, low carbonation.

Overall. Tastes more like a Bruery sour without the fruit than a traditional gueuze. I would have classified this as an American wild, but what the hell do I know (And really, who the fuck cares. It's a decent sour.)

Wait a sec, Vegas isn't in CA, maybe I need to retract that first statement... Nah, CA kicks ass but god damn I need a trip to Vegas soon.

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

Thanks to ThaFATkid for hooking me up with this one. Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is perfectly clear and deep gold in color with a hefty 2 fingers of creamy white head that the acidity doesn't allow to linger for long and quickly reduces to a thin lacing. Speaking of the acidity, the moment the cap was released I could smell this beast. Lots of sour apple, white wine, vinegar, and astringent notes filled the air. Sadly, I don't get much in the way of earthy, musty, barnyard odors. Still, an assertive aroma.

The beer has a nice light body and, like all wildly-fermented beers from The Bruery, an intense sour flavor. The acidity hits you very quickly in the front of the palate with massive sour apple, green grape, and white wine flavors. At mid-palate, the acidity starts to ease off and the flavors start to dry out. This softens the feel and allows some subtle herbal flavors of to come forward (is this the result of their oak-aging?). The finish is somewhat dry and leaves tannins and hints of acid behind, making you salivate for more. Very refreshing. Not quite as carbonated as I would like.

Another crazy sour bomb from The Bruery. I don't know how they manage to make beers this sour that are still palatable. It has no objectionable characteristics, but if I have to rate this as a Gueuze, then I must say it lacks some of the balance and musty complexity that the best beers of that style have. Nevertheless, for the combination of intense acidity and drinkability, it's hard do much better than this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml cork n cage bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a light honey color with a 2" white head. Trails of lacing remain.

Big vinegar and surprised about the cherry and dark fruit notes. Some citrus and lactic acidic in there too.

Vinegar, tart citrus and cherry. Don't get any spice really from the rye, but finishes clean.

7/10 sourness. Very good sour. The cherry notes surprised me. Got this in trade but think I will grab a couple around me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, dry and tart peaches, with some funky cheese. In the taste, dry and tart peaces, with a small lemon presence in the end. A small tart bite, but mainly smooth, with a lightly dry tart peach flavor in the aftertaste. Not much oak, just lots of dry tart peaches.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
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