Rueuze | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94.1%
Liked This Beer
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:
#1,237
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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Ratings: 1,429 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of gibgink
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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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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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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boom. Totally tart sucker punch! If you like gueze this is a definite must as it starts with a tart lemon squeeze but finishes with notes of apricot and peach that really develop on your palette on the 3rd and 4th taste.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Belgian Gueuzes might be my favourite style of beer. This beer takes that style and cranks it to 11! Big sour lemon, tart peach and apricot sweetness. White wine, some funk and a nice dry finish. Like adding lemon juice to a traditional Lambic, basically. Best 'gueuze' I've had outside of Belgium.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber with a two finger white head. The head recedes quickly to a thin ring leaving some light spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is green apple, lemon peel, oak and lacto.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Green apple, lemon peel, apricots, oak and lacto.

M - Light body with medium/high carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Solid readily available Gueuze. My only is complaint is the price tag.

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

Photo of sanitarium16
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color of bright apricot, no head.

Tart lemon and olive brine on the nose.

This puppy is really a acetic, super sour tour de force, with concentrated green apple, lemon and lime in near-vinegar form.

For the truly obsessed sour lover.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdm5161
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of JoshBrews
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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