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Rueuze | The Bruery

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4.18/5
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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
 
 
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107
Gots:
405
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,431 |  Reviews: 170
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

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerOps
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, I just wish world class sours were cheaper.

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Photo of beerrat
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very well done sour blonde, but nothing crazy. Intense lacto sourness, little funk, clear and pretty yellow, but hard to swallow the pricetag. Cheers!

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Photo of Buck89
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden color with a wispy white head that left quickly. Smells were understated, with funk, barnyard, oak, vanilla, orange, and apricot. Huge tastes of lemon, apricot, and cherry. Definite funk and floral esters were woven in, and finally there was a nice oaky presence. Dry and clean finish.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeyB930
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of KMachHops
4.14/5  rDev -1%
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 -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguard
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KeithE
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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