Rueuze | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94.1%
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4.18 w/ 1,429 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:
#1,238
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
1,429
Liked:
1,345
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
8.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
407
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a bright yellow and light tangerine type of color not unfamiliar to those who like their ipas awesome. White head on the top, plenty of carbonation in the right dose. Doesn't retain the head for shit. so what.

Aroma was plenty tart, lemon forward, some chalky brett notes.

Good oaky and big time sour presence, plenty of tartness. Nothing unique here, tastes a lot like most blonde wilds/gueuze kind of stuff, heavy on the lemon, a fractional amount of other citrus (peach, grapefruit, apricot maybe), but mostly tart ass lemon, and why reinvent the wheel, this stuff is solidly reliable. Plenty acetic, but I'm all about that, so its pleasing me and not coming off at all like vinegar. Very crisp mouthfeel, gotta love that, yet gets some grassy notes on your palate at the same time.

I dunno, some people think Bruery's sours are lacking, I think they've done really well. You just know the name and the association with a traditional gueuze is gonna drive some people up the wall, so hats off to the Bruery, anytime you get someone's traditional panties in a wad, you know you're providing some solid entertainment, so thank you for a good beer and a good entertaining read sometimes.

Drank at Layne's UFC ppv (Dos Santos/Velasquez).

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More User Reviews:
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 Ri0
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured 750ml bottle into Teku. 2014 Vintage.

A - Darker shade of gold with a soft white 2 finger head. Fades into thin ring with minimal lacing. Looks enchanting.

S - Starts off with a tart and sour aroma. Fresh lemon juice, green plum, and sour grapes. Funk is light and there is a slight woody character.

T - Huge 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.

M - Light crisp finish with mouth puckering sourness. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is slightly dry.

O - Pretty tasty Gueuze style that is readily available in many places that helps make the price easier to deal with.

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Photo of sjccmd
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big funk, fruit, and acid. Overripe tropical fruit. Pear, pineapple. Wet wood and hay. Slightly cheesy, lots of barnyard. Grassy. Tons going on. Definitely authentic smelling.

The palate is aggressively acidic. Definitely acetic acid is present. Not as pleasant as I'd hoped. However, it's not over the top with acetic acid. There's definitely plenty of fruit on the palate, and juicy lactic acid as well. I may be trying to justify me spending the money on this one. There is an interesting salinity on the finish.

Light body, high carbonation. Sharp and almost tannic. Oak is apparent.

I want to like this more. While it is closer to a proper gueuze than many American efforts, it doesn't quite have the finesse I enjoy in the style.

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3.07/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Rueuze from The Bruery
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 1,429 ratings
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