Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.6/5 rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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).
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2012 23:21:52 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.