Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.23/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a tulip. I had always thought of Rivertown as that local brewery that doesn't really care much about beer. Perhaps I was wrong or perhaps some internal changes were made in the last couple years. Anyway, here we have my second wild ale from them. The first one was very good, so I'm leaning toward expecting something from this one too.
2.0 A: Hmmm. This gueuze is awfully low in carbonation. The cap came off very easily, so it's possible it was never put on properly. Anyway, well hazed dark yellow color. Just about a quarter finger of head formed from an aggressive pour and it fell almost immediately.
3.5 S: This probably has a lot to do with the carbonation level not being adequate, but the nose on this is weaker than I'd like. Still, it's pretty good. Plenty of acidity that leans toward acetic. Fresh outdoors funkiness a la running stream and leafy woods. Also some basement/sweat sock funk in there as well.
3.5 T: The taste is also good, but it is just a bit shallow. Lemony acetic vibes with tangy lactic acid, apple fruitiness, and the funks mentioned in the nose.
2.0 M: Lighter medium body. Barely any carbonation. Dead, lifeless mouthfeel. Sad.
3.25 D: I have no doubts that this was a good beer when it went into the bottle. Too bad the technical aspects fucked it up. The reason for this not having the proper carbonation doesn't matter. This is how I bought it so this is how it is reviewed. I haven't heard about this being much of a problem, so pick it up if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 04:44:32 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.49/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet. Acquired as an extra from Bill, thank you!
A- Pours an orange body with a small white head that reduces quickly to a white ring.
S - woah there! This stuff is funky! Barnyard, leather, sour lactic, grapes, musty, oak, sour lemons, and dare I say it - horse blanket. Very inviting.
T - upfront is a punch in the mouth of sour lemons, white wine, vinegar, sour apple, lactic acid. The follow throw exhibits lots of oaky, leathery, musty, funky notes. The barrel leaves an aftertaste of oak and vanilla.
M- high carbonation , easy drinking light body.
This beer is SO underrated. It is a superb representation of how a gueuse should taste - and the barrel adds complexity and flavor. I can compare this to the better know gueuzes and American wild ales.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 04:02:07 | More by gcamparone
Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.