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Ville De Rivere Geuze - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: edfish on 11-17-2012

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.

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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 32
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Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. 2011 vintage.

Pours a clear deep gold with tiny, minimal carbonation but enough to leave a small fizzy head. Just a few spots of lacing but it is passable.

Aroma is quite vinous and almost stings the nostrils. Strong notes of barnyard and horse blanket along with a touch of wet hay. Some woody notes and a touch of grape must.

The flavor closely follows the aroma up front. Strong hay and barnyard and very vinous. However the further you get into the drink, the more subtleties begin to show themselves. The wine barrel aging becomes evident with light notes of wood and some grape. A sweet shot of peach comes through that is quickly zapped by a drying, clean finish. Tartness is kept in check but is enough to cleanse the palate as it should.

Overall, this beer is an underrated gem. I never had a fresh sample but I have to believe 3-4 years is the sweet spot. There is incredible depth and one would never guess this beer came from a brewery in an industrial park north of Cincinnati. This is up there with many Belgian examples of the style. Absolutely outstanding.

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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.