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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | FT: 5
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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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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.

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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.