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Reuss - Brouwerij Kerkom

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very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 38
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 4.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

Reuss is produced for the Bink festival. Marc Limet blends the lambic with a less bitter version of Bink Blond (38 IBUs versus 52 IBUs.) Reuss was the name of the first beer brewed at Kerkom in 1878.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 38
Reviews by gnoff:
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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample (about 10 cl) from the tap at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden, in November 2005.

Called Bink Reuss 2003.

Hoppy beer, not like a lambic at all.
Missing the clear sour taste that symbolizes lambic, may it be sweetened perhaps?
Lots of hops as well, not something that is characteristic in labics either.

It's nice though, very nice, just not what I expected when I heard it was a lambic. (401 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright brassy orange, copious white foam, spotty flecks of lace around the edges.

Aroma is fairly mild, minerally with some hay notes. Apple and lemon at first that quickly fade. Not especially similar to lambic.

Tart lemon, crabapple, crackers. Dry finish, somewhat bland. No real barrel character, lightly fruity. Dry and well carbonated, a little thin. Overall it's a bit one dimensional, like Petrus Aged Pale but less sour. (431 characters)

Photo of desint
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sour funk are present in the nose; the funkiness becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is both sour and funky. It also has hints of fruits such as raspberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very interesting hybrid of a lambic and a pale ale, although the sourness is stronger.

Serving type: bottle (663 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
3.88/5  rDev -2%

Photo of metsfan1
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very light, crisp, tart flavor. Nice tasting. (46 characters)

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sendbeer
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and honey aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, honey, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid sour qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle. (542 characters)

Photo of poster83nutbag
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2014 vintage, poured into a Cantillon Bar Volo 2014 Zwanze Day stemmed glass. Enjoyed on 6.20.15, reviewed from Tasting Journal.


The beer pours a bright copper color, golden hues, hazy, cloudy with a finger or so of white head that has good retention and lace. The aroma is nice, lots of funk and oak, citrus, aged hoppy bitterness, barnyard, pale grain, definitely getting the belgian pale/saison base here. It's got a nice balance of earthiness and brightness. The flavors are quite nice, citrus peel, light bitterness, loads of funk, chewy oak, a bit of candi sugar, wildflower, aged hops, must, and crusty pale grain that has a nice barnyard lingering note. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and lively, strong carbonation with a delicate finish with a light funky and sour bite.


Verdict: A nice blended lambic beer from Brouwerij Kerkom. Definitely getting the Belgian Pale Ale base, almost saison like when blended with the lambic. Mildly reminiscent of a gueuze with good complexity, funk and brightness. (1,033 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a slight hazy yellow color. Tight white head. Aroma is a blend of Belgian Pale and Gueuze. It has some sweetness and Belgian yeast elements but it also has a tart, tangy and rustic scent. Flavor is also an even split between the pale, Belgian, yeast-driven flavors and the Gueuzey, tart, barny, earthen and unripe Wild flavors. The body is light and inviting. So is the carbonation. A unique hybrid beer that brings out the strengths of both styles. Cool! (469 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JDByryderCARSALES
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sour Funk. Light acidity. Great beer (36 characters)

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Reuss from Brouwerij Kerkom
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.