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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%


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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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 00:09:36 | More by metter98
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-09-2014 07:40:54 | More by WillCarrera
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-02-2014 03:57:10 | More by DoubleORepresenter
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2014 13:26:04 | More by Gotti311
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2014 01:51:50 | More by BeerBucks
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-04-2014 03:20:35 | More by thegerm87
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Shagator

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-02-2014 03:34:37 | More by Shagator
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emerge077

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 batch poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a light, rather clear golden color. Little to no haze in the body of the beer. Hardly any head to speak of; just a few bubbles on the top. No lacing. This really does look like apple juice in the glass.

S- Light and subtle fruits at first before moving towards a more traditional tart gueuze scent. Fruity scents are predominantly apple, but also a little bit of lemon in there. A little bit of acetic dryness is towards the end, as well as some light oak character.

T- Starts with a mild tart flavor that is mostly acetic. Fruits play second fiddle to the tartness, but once again, apple and lemon are the fruit flavors. Some dry flavors with a little bit of the oak like in the scent. A little musty towards the end, and the tart, mildly sour flavor lingers for just a little bit.

M- Smooth, but very low levels of carbonation to that for that. Not at all how gueuzes usually feel. This one drinks more like a lighter wheat ale that has no carbonation than a sour.

Overall, I'm fairly disappointed in this beer. Carbonation is no where close to where it should be, so it can't help cover up the lack of a strong sour flavor profile. The fruit flavors are nice, but they never really make the transition into a unique gueuze flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:03:09 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-04-2013 18:06:17 | More by pknyc
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Louisiana

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 2/2/13

Shared at a tasting by MbpBugeye (RIP). Thanks Seth.

A) Bright golden yellow with some cloudiness. This must be flat because I could get but a scarce few bubbles even with my best BCBS-blah-blah-variations style pour. Stands to reason there was no head and no lace.

S) Stinky cheese, vinegar, sour vinous notes, damp oak. The aroma is minimal in terms of mustiness. It's pretty good, actually.

T) Sharp, sour brevity. Quite vinous; heavy on the grapes. It's close to drinking slightly musty grape juice. Modest oak notes.

M) The body is light and fairly thin but it's actually not too bad for having essentially no carbonation. Dry, musty finish.

D) Overall, it's a bit on the bright side but I think it's fair enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 02:36:41 | More by Ryan011235
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ThirstyHrothgar

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-12-2013 22:06:25 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
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