Rueuze | The Bruery

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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
Ratings:
1,425
Reviews:
167
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
410
For Trade:
30
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Ratings: 1,425 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of nwhittin
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnaitchison
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
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 +13.8%
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 -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goopy
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vess
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.6/5  rDev +13%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a nice slightly hazy golden amber appearance with little visible carbonation.
The aroma is big barnyard funk, hay, tart citrus, oak, and peach.
The tastes are tart and funky up front with a big acidic kick. Also has notes of citrus,peach and some oak tannins.
The feel is medium minus with a nice dry finish that lingers with a nice zest on the palate.
Overall this is the first gueuze I've had and I can't wait to try some more examples of the style. Big bracing tartness while not being overpowering.

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Rueuze from The Bruery
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,425 ratings.
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