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:
#1,251
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,431
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
405
Trade:
29
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Ratings: 1,431 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of drtth
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a snifter glass a fairly clear light orange color with a thin white head that recedes fairly quickly to a small ring of bubbles around the glass. There's little lacing and the ring is gone before the beer.

The aromas include some tartness along with some horse blanket and touches of oak.

The flavors are dominated by the tartness. There is the promise of some Brett funkiness that hasn't really developed in this bottle yet.

The body is on the light side of medium and the carbonation is persistent. The finish on the long side of medium but mostly consists of the tartness and some final dryness.

On the whole this seems a reasonably well made beer but one that needs more time in the bottle to develop its full potential. So I would mind trying it again but only if there's more bottle age than with this sample.

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Photo of kristinc
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rihup
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Corson
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color beer with a medium foamy head with limited retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of funky yeast notes with light barnyard notes and some tart notes. Taste is a well balance mix of tart notes with some funky yeast and light barnyard feel. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice level of complexity but still not close to the level that can be tasted in Belgian lambic. I loved the way they control the acidity level.

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Photo of Neil225
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into snifter. Bottled 9/10/2013.

A: Pours a clear golden with a finger of fuzzy white film that faded into a bubbly collar that eventually disappeared into nothingness. No lace.
S: I get notes of earthy brett and slightly musty notes of oak. Clean blonde ale malt backbone is light and grainy smelling, and there is a few hints of stone fruits and peppery spice.
T: Follows the nose with pretty straightforward tart blonde ale flavors. There is a clean acidity up front, but the bright edges are polished with age. Flavors of pale malt, wheat, and hints of stone fruits are also mostly present up front, as the flavor really falls off in the finish. I do get a touch of spice near the finish, but nothing much lingers in the aftertaste.
M: Medium-light body, very effervescent and fizzy carbonation, drying mouthfeel but not a desert. Carbonation is a touch distracting, and takes a little away from the drinkability.
O: A clean and straightforward sour blonde. Doesn’t hold a candle to a Belgian counterpart, but it’s more flavorful than other non-fruit blonde sours I’ve had. Solid, but underwhelming.

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

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

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jemarent
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of champ103
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had many times, my original "had" was a 4.5. Drinking a 2014 edition on 9/5/2015.

A: Pours a clear golden/yellow color. At first a dense two finger white head forms and recedes quickly to a small cap that stays throughout. Light lace if left behind.
S: Light funk, but mostly acidic with some tart fruits. Like tart lemon rind, grapes and apples. The tart/sour mix is intense at first, and I eventually get use to it.
T: Like the nose, the tart and sour burst up front is strong and takes a minute to get use to. Light funk, light wood, Very acidic. Sour, over ripped fruits. Lemon, grapes and apples are dominate.
M/O: A light body that is incredibly effervescent. Champagne like carbonation that works beautifully. The intense sourness takes it toll, but still something I vary much enjoy sipping on.

Consistently one of the best American made Gueuze available, and one not very difficult to come by. This has always been a big, puckering sour bomb, but I think it gets even more intense with age. I think slightly younger bottles give the best results, and would be easily in the 4.5 range. Still, just damn good as it is.

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Photo of richymia
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xJMFCx
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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