Rueuze | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
1,431 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.

Added by IKR on 11-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,245
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,431
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
405
Trade:
29
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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yello, clear, with 3 inch head. Medium carbonation.
Smell: Lemon, funk, perfume, and barn yard.
Taste: Lemon, apple, funk, and barn yard.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light
Overall: A good American Geuze from the Bruery.

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Photo of car2052
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml. bottle to wine glass.

A: Hazy golden. 1 in. white head.
S: Sour blueberry, grape, strawberry, and melon. A little dusty, and some key lime.
T: Some citrus and berry in the front of tongue, resembling sweettarts. A moderate tartness takes over the rest of the finish.
M: Medium. Puckering sour finish.
O: Nice sour ale. Got it at a discount, so even better!

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Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Bottle

A: Moderately sour with a light funkiness, overall pretty balanced with lemon and grapefruit like character and a slight oak aroma.

A: Deep gold color, clear, with a moderate white uniform head that quickly fades into a thin ring.

T: Moderately strong sourness with a balanced malt/wheat and funk character. The funk is faint and there is a light oak vanilla quality with a lightly dry finish.

with a bright tartness that is bordering on sour. Lemons. green plum, and sour grapes. I detect faint funk and some wood, even a bit of vanilla.crisp, dry finish

M: Medium light body with moderately light carbonation and light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Tasty; the beer starts off a bit aggressively acidic, but with some cellaring the beer mellow out some of the sharpness, while retaining the fruit, sour character.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnaitchison
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Spot on. Everything a lambic should be. Barnyard and tart aroma give way to tart sour taste up front. Soon, complex wet-hay and sharp sour in mid palate. Finish is more earthy. Yet, classic high-carbonation levels keep the beer bright and lively and help dry the beer out well. Andrew Bell outdid himself with this. Better than 90% of the Belgian lambics I've had. When I teach the style in the future, this is the beer I'll bring out.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage. Nice initial head leaving ring until done. Smells very funky with that unmistakable Brussels yeast nose. Taste is very sour and earthy, somewhat sweat with dry finish.

Spot on for style and by far the best US Gueuze I've had. Better then many Belguin brands. Worth getting.

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Photo of Allurex
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goopy
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a deep golden color with medium haze and a finger worth of white head that fades quickly. Slightly darker in color than I normally see a Gueuze, but I suppose that happens easily with blended products. Nose is at first sharp and sour, and then a bit funky and grassy. Taste is a tad sweet at first, quickly transitioning to a sharp and earthy tart and funky combo, lingering for a bit on the palate. Feel is light enough in body but substantial for a Gueuze.
This is my first American-made Gueuze from a brewery for which I have loads of respect, and though it's slightly different from other beers I've had of the same style, this one is still a huge success on its own.
All the flavors I expect to find in a Gueuze are there, maturity did it well, with tastes of lactic tartness, wild funky yeast, tannins, but a tad sweet, which caught me off-guard, but if they stuck true to style it'd be blended which could cause a balance/contrast of flavors different from what I'd had in the past. Still, a stellar beer though, for sure.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rueuze from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,431 ratings
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