Rueuze | The Bruery

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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:
1,418
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.36%
 
 
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105
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409
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30
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Photo of KMachHops
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle that I had for 4 months.
Look: Golden yellow with the head dissipating quickly.
Smell: Stone fruits like apricots and funk.
Taste: A little of apricots, lemons, and tartness.
Feel: Right carbonation and smooth.
Overall: Solid sour. Surprisingly enough fruit to be enjoyable.

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Photo of Herky21
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguard
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - I assume that this will get moved over to the Bruery Terreux listing, or something?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, yet bright medium golden amber colour, with one fat finger of weakly puffy, loosely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves nothing in the way of lace anywhere in the vicinity of the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of fairly sharp, if indistinct pome and citrus extract, funky wet wood, somewhat blue-leaning white cheese, semi-sweet grainy pale malt, a strange earthy spiciness, a maybe just a wee touch of leafy greenery. The taste is mildly sour medium-dark fruit, a respectful musty barnyard funkiness, more underripe apple and pear fruitiness, buttery vanilla-heavy oak barrel notes, and a base grainy and doughy pale maltiness that does well to keep its metaphorical head above water (or, at least the stuff with a much, much lower pH level).

The carbonation is fairly understated in its plain and merely structural frothiness, the body a solid middleweight for the style, and so-so smooth, but you weren't expecting anything different - were you? It finishes off-dry, the blonde ale doing well to parry any lingering fruity and funky sourness.

Yeah, The Bruery nails another one - the barrel treatment of a basic American brewing staple elevates it into headier, but not particularly isolating territory. Nicely tart, and offensive enough for those who seek out this sort of thing, but still approachable to those others who wonder what all the damned fuss is about.

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Photo of jmg480
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. 10 ounce pour into a snifter.

a: Vibrant golden body. Clear. 1 finger, soapy head.

s: Sour, woody aroma. Hints of lemon and funk.

t: Lemon, green apple, a bit of funk and woodiness in the finish.

m: Not as bitting as some lambics. California Chardonnay butteriness.

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Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KeithE
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a hazy, pale yellow color. Aroma is funky and sour and earthy. Traditional nose and flavor for the style. It tastes really sour and tart. Pretty complex with barn and earth flavors as well. Surprised the rating on this is not higher. Really pretty well done. Lighter bodied. I enjoyed this.

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Photo of Cramerican
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jodybrutal
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 2015:
This beer is a pale golden that holds a chill haze for a little, but ends up with only a light fuzziness until you get to the bottom of the bottle (when sediment affects clarity). White soapy head ends up in a thin rim.

Nose didn't burst from the bottle, but did explode upon first hitting the glass. Tartness abounds with just a little woody funk. Closer inspection brings a lot more sour notes than funky: tangerine, lemon, sour apple, and nectarine. Warmth brings a little more wood and farmhouse-like notes back into the mix.

First sips were sour apple heavy but resembled the nose. The nectarine came next, not as the main player but as a balance to the apple. Mid taste some sour melon flavors started coming forth along with some of the wood notes, and while not fully displacing the initial sour notes, they quelled them a bit. Near the end, I started getting some vanilla-like flavors with a stronger woodiness and finally something indicating funk that never gets fully realized.

Feel is fairly smooth given the tartness. I think of the feel as almost that of a buttery wine, smoothly flowing over the tongue as the flavors hit the different part of the tongue to provide the flavor components of this beer.

Very enjoyable and one to grab again when there's a decent occasion to sip and enjoy a refreshing beer. At half the price, it'd be a staple for the fridge.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in February 2016. Bottled date was 7/17/2014.

Appearance: Golden orange with light tan head. Beer color is cloudy. Head was thick, with a little lacing that left a thin film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma dominated by earth tones. There is some hops and pine aroma as well, but it is dominated by the earth tones. There was a very strong aroma that was noticeable immediately on opening the bottle.

Taste: Sour with lemons and tart apple flavors. There is a little spice as well. The main aftertaste is the sourness which lasts a while.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with strong carbonation. Medium alcohol, which confirms the 5.6% on the bottle.

This is a smooth light-bodied ale. This is my first time drinking a Gueuze. It may be an acquired taste that doesn't quite work for me. Interesting alternative to other types of beers, but not something I am going to search out. This may be a good example of a Gueuze, but I would much rather drink a different style.

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Photo of redfish2942
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcc449
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rueuze from The Bruery
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,418 ratings.
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