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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 11
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:
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.

5 IBU

(Beer added by: edfish on 11-17-2012)
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Reviews by dbc5:
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2013 00:45:10 | More by dbc5
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-02-2014 20:32:24 | More by tectactoe
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Shagator

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-02-2014 03:34:37 | More by Shagator
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-11-2012 19:14:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%

Rivertown Ville de Rivere Gueze

Pours with no carbonation, okay minimal white head glowing orange golden body clouded to apricot tones. I'm over the carbonation issue aroma is cider like tart yogurt like zing with mellow citrus earthy funk laden wild yeast notes. Tart white grapes citrus peel like zing with long lasting waves of sour lactic notes however its really enjoyable and easy to drink that's if you enjoy sours. I'm shocked how this Cincinnati based brewer is churning out sours, this is dated 2011 I also have a lambic dated 2012. Such a nice change of pace their regular offerings are mediocre but this shows promise, although I may be chasing this with a Pepcid. Medium bodied almost absent carbonation finishes bone dry like some white wines or ciders. I have nothing but good things to say about this gueze pretty damn authentic flavor someone has been inspired by Belgian brewing traditions!

08-09-2013 23:01:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2014 01:12:43 | More by Iparedman
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-24-2013 22:31:52 | More by mdaschaf
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Tyrus

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2014 06:33:09 | More by Tyrus
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OrgasmicChemist

Texas

2.2/5  rDev -42.1%

I don't review often, but I felt with the lack of reviews on this beer I should go ahead and do it. This is an enjoyable beer and can easily be split between two people. This is also a terrible gueuze. It lacks complexity, carbonation, and clarity. A gueuze is the champagne of beer and on most accounts this beer lacks all the qualities one associates with a gueuze. If this beer was branded as an Ohio sour, I would have given it a 3 star rating, but since they are attaching the name gueuze to the beer, it leads to a let down of expectations.

12-27-2012 16:34:45 | More by OrgasmicChemist
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-14-2014 01:19:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Thin collar, but no head.

Smell - A little acetic. Some lemony aroma. Pale malt. A bit of funk.

Taste - Lemony tartness. Less acetic flavor, but it's still there. Pale malt and some flavors reminiscent of funk.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Decent sour. Not very exciting.

11-12-2013 01:24:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-04-2013 05:58:38 | More by FalconA
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-10-2014 20:25:21 | More by MajorBuckeye
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rowbow

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2014 16:40:16 | More by rowbow
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NRo

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-29-2014 18:37:16 | More by NRo
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Magery

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-03-2012 18:01:36 | More by Magery
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emerge077

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%

Thanks Thomas for sharing this one!
Served in a small tasting goblet, quick review from notes.

Bright golden orange, sharp clarity, thin wispy foam ring around the edges. The occasional stray rising bubble gives it an inkling of carbonation, though it's nearly still like an unblended lambic.

Aroma is very nice, woody and citric, slight musty funk about it that rings true with authenticity.

Taste has a juicy, lemony citrus quality and bursts with citric acid and musty wet wood. Dry woody finish, gripping and tannic with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Soft carbonation, it's barely there and ebbs over time, but it's not completely flat. The 3-year-old lambic really adds some complexity and authenticity here, it's vaguely reminiscent of Cantillon Classic Gueuze with less body, funk, and bubbles.

12-28-2013 18:59:26 | More by emerge077
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

750 ml bottle. Served in a flute, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with no head at all. No lacing, either. Aroma is nice but subtle, the brew smells like tart lemons, and a bit of musty funk. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's a bit of a cidery flavor too. It's nice and tart, it's not a strong tartness although it does get better as the beer warms up some. There's also a lingering tart finish. Mouthfeel/body is light, it has low carbonation and it's very easy to drink. I think it's a solid brew overall. Definitely worth a try. $11.99 a bottle.

12-02-2012 22:19:43 | More by bluejacket74
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-03-2013 15:58:45 | More by EgadBananas
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a light fizzy head covering that fades fairly quickly, no lacing, super hazy wheat orange sun colored, couple of yeast chunks.

Pours somewhat hazy straw with a small quickly receding head and little lacing.

Tart and funky aromas. Lemon, grapeskin and crackery malt with some funk and oak.

Tastes come off like a gueuze fairly well. Lemon up front followed by some hay funk. Sour tart grapes and drying oak on the back end. A light level of acidity.

Mouthfeel is not quite as creamy as the traditional lambics, but not too bad. Carbonation level is medium.

Pretty good beer and glad someone in the midwest is making good sours on a consistant basis. Probably my favorite of Rivertown's offerings so far.

02-21-2013 18:05:21 | More by jmarsh123
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2013 02:07:59 | More by vrbulldog22
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev 0%

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a beer flute

A - It kind of looks like apple juice. There is practically no head.

S - It has a dry, musty cider smell.

T - The taste is tart with a dry finish. It has that cider taste, too.

M - Moderate with virtually no carbonation. My mouth almost puckers from the tartness.

O - It started out rather bland, but the tartness grew. I am partial to it since it is from my home state, and I had to drink Cincinnati beer for the Wild Card game tonight.

10-02-2013 01:10:32 | More by buschbeer
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metter98

New York

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has a bit of fine particles floating in suspension. No carbonation is visible. It poured with wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather sour and has oaky notes of cedar wood from the the barrel aging process along with some hints of fruit.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This is a fine example of the style that has nice sour aromas and flavors but isn't overpowering. The cedar adds to the complexity.

12-23-2012 00:09:36 | More by metter98
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

2011 bottling. Poured into a Lindeman's tumbler. The beer has a nice cler golden color, but even a rough pour produces nary a bubble. Like most of Rivertown's beers, this one is terribly, terribly undercarbonated. I can forgive this in a porter or stout, but this is a GEUZE. It's supposed to have the sparkle of a champagne. Unacceptable. The nose, however, has nice notes of sour apples, green grapes, and white wine vinegar.

Light body, but the lack of carbonation just kills the feel. There is no sparkle and there is no prickly rush of bubbles to wake up the palate. The flavor is nice and acidic with flavors of sour apples, lemons, and white wine. The tart flavors are very soft and not overbearing, making the beer quite drinkable and refreshing. I should also note that it has the same faint cheese-like aftertaste that seems to be present in all of Rivertown's sours. Like their other sours though, it doesn't detract too much from the drinking experience and it isn't even noticeable in every swallow.

This beer is a great tragedy. I enjoyed the flavor very much, but am forced to penalize it because of the complete lack of effervescence that is expected in this style. Sadly, I cannot recommend this beer (unless you have the ability to carbonate it yourself).

12-20-2012 23:21:52 | More by deadonhisfeet
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-25-2014 20:03:08 | More by mendvicdog
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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
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