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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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.


(Beer added by: edfish on 11-17-2012)
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4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

gcamparone, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

emerge077, Dec 28, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

boilermakerbrew, Nov 24, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 12, 2013
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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.