Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Rueuze | The Bruery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
RueuzeRueuze
BA SCORE
4.19/5
Exceptional
1,435 Ratings
RueuzeRueuze
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:
#1,196
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,435
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
405
Trade:
29
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,435 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of vobr0002
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of cheah
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Storm21
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of MSU23
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jbogner
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of GregDuB65
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of joegard
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of daron7
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.27/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is transparent golden amber with a small amount of tight white head. Nose has a good bit of hay, light wheat notes, hints of lemon, lacto, notes of vinegar, and some off plastic notes. Taste has a bit more vinegar and a decent bit of lemon, faint wheat notes, fair amount of lactic acid, not the burn I was expecting from them. Moderate carbonation, lighter body, lingering musk.

 384 characters

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BryanK
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Budinetz
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a beer goblet.

Pours a beautiful golden color with a minimal head and minimal lacing. Smells of sour deliciousness!! The sour bouquet is phemononel!! Flavor is legit...very tart, as the lacto is very prevelant. I would definitely recommend this for any sour fan!

Cheers!

 299 characters

Photo of sammyg832
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Hirshi
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FreshZ
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of gcamparone
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

Appearance - Pours a bright, sunny yellow colored hazy body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly quickly to a ring of foam. No lacing. 4.5

Smell - Very pleasant on the nose, fresh citrus and tropical fruit, tart lactic, subtle barnyard funk and yeast, oak, belgian spice, bread, slight caramel malt backbone. 4.5

Taste - Absolutely fantastic.. where do I start.. The first notes to hit the tongue are a perfectly balanced mixture of tart fruit, sweet and sour apple, sour grape, citrus, lemon juice. The follow through is perfectly funky, yeasty, and musty, complimented with absolutely delicious oak and wood notes. The finish is dry and citrusy, leaving a slight vanilla flavor in the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing.. one of the most drinkable beers I've ever tasted.

Wow is all I can say. I love The Bruery and was expecting this to be awesome, but it absolutely blew me away and exceeded every expectation I had. Honestly, my taste buds are telling me that this is a nearly perfect representation of the Gueuze style. MUST try for all sour/gueuze/wild fans.

 1,201 characters

Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of spoonsock
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of vissai
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rueuze from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,435 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.