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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of Rivertown's one and three year old wine-barrel-aged lambics allowed to further age in the bottle for up to six months. The result is dry, cedary, musty, vinuous, and sour.


(Beer added by: edfish on 11-17-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Note: 2012 Vintage

A: Pours a hazy medium straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass along with some fine particles in suspension and just a hint of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall the aroma of moderately sour with light to moderate notes of light fruit (apricots and apple cider) and oak barrels from the aging.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of sourness with some vinous and musty grape notes. That is followed by light flavors of slightly sweet apricots and apple cider but overall it does not take away from the sourness. Light notes of oak from the barrel aging.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish a moderate amount of acidic prickliness.

O: A very nice example (especially one made in the US) of the style - enough sourness to keep sour lovers interested but definitely not overpowering. Very enjoyable.

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Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. 2011 vintage.

Pours a clear deep gold with tiny, minimal carbonation but enough to leave a small fizzy head. Just a few spots of lacing but it is passable.

Aroma is quite vinous and almost stings the nostrils. Strong notes of barnyard and horse blanket along with a touch of wet hay. Some woody notes and a touch of grape must.

The flavor closely follows the aroma up front. Strong hay and barnyard and very vinous. However the further you get into the drink, the more subtleties begin to show themselves. The wine barrel aging becomes evident with light notes of wood and some grape. A sweet shot of peach comes through that is quickly zapped by a drying, clean finish. Tartness is kept in check but is enough to cleanse the palate as it should.

Overall, this beer is an underrated gem. I never had a fresh sample but I have to believe 3-4 years is the sweet spot. There is incredible depth and one would never guess this beer came from a brewery in an industrial park north of Cincinnati. This is up there with many Belgian examples of the style. Absolutely outstanding.

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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.