Ville De Rivere Geuze | Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
rivertownbrewery.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of Rivertown's one and three year old wine-barrel-aged lambics allowed to further age in the bottle for up to six months. The result is dry, cedary, musty, vinuous, and sour.

5 IBU

Added by edfish on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
17.79%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the first time I knowingly is having a Geuze. It is a blend of Wine Barrel Aged Lambics, which I got via a trade. It was a new experience for me but it was pretty good.

Look: cloudy golden hue with a thin white heat.

Aroma: fruity, lemon, oak.

Taste: It is very tart, lemon, green apple, fruity, oak, wine, some vinegar, overall quite sour, but I like it.

Feel: Light body, a bit fizzy and acidic but not too much.

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Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 corked and caged 750ml bottle poured into a snifter appears a clear copper color with white head that is quick to fade.

This smells like mineral water, lemon and apple cider. The taste is tart, earthy, herbal with slight woody character and funky cheese before getting cidery into the finish.

This is light in body with moderate to low carbonation. A little linear but still a decent brew.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz

Pours a very slightly hazy lemon gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of lemongrass, apple cider vinegar, citrus zest, and coriander.

Flavor is very tart, green apple and white grape over lemon citrus, with a grassy malt undertone and some coriander a woody finish.

Light to medium body with stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice sour, lots of good flavor and aroma. This one is certainly worth trying for fans of sours, not a good entry point for the style though.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle share thanks to Jeff. Very fruity, light, not too fizzy. Could use a bit more body. Pale golden, small airy head dissipates quickly. More sweet than sour.

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blisscent
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RinZo
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm fortunate enough to be trying the 2012 & 2013 side by side. Scores for each are within, above is an average
2013: 750ml bottle poured into a tulip
A: Hazy light brown with no head (3.5)
S: Sour, citrus and a hint of vinegar (4)
T: Lemon, vinegar, green apple (4)
M: Light-bodied, mouthwatering acidity (4)
O: This isn't flawed, I like all things acidic so I like this though the vinegar is a touch strong compared to everything else. Also as others have mentioned it's lacking expected carbonation (3.75)

2012: 750ml bottle poured into a tulip
A: Light orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles (4)
S: Green apple, citrus, a hint of vinegar; slightly muted overall (3.75)
T: Matches the nose- mostly green apple, some citrus/vinegar, purer flavors than the 2013 (4)
M: Light-bodied, light carbonation, less acidic than the 2013 (4)
O: Tasty, clean, acidic but not overwhelmingly so. Enjoyable beer, tastes fresh yet I'm sure the age has added complexity (4)

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Photo of boot11222
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
2.82/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
2.03/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Dicers
1.36/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

2013 Vintage

Clearly based on some of the other reviews this batch was very hit or miss. Unfortunately I got a miss. Nose was straight paint thinner poured almost completely still. Taste was nail polish and acetone.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shared (1st Sunday group) large bottle.

Flavor: Moderately tart and mildly bitter. Soft ripe fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation provides a lively feel.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy gold.

Aroma/Flavor: Solid levels of oak, wine, and fruity funk with moderate acidity (could have used more IMO).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Solid American version.

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Photo of vanburton1
1/5  rDev -73%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

After reading previous reviews, it seems the 2013 vintage is straight-up diarrhea. I have had many brews like all of you, but this is the worst in about 3 years and hundreds of beer. Completely undrinkable and disappointing from this fantastic brewery. As coined in a previous review, my legitimate interpretation of its taste is pickle juice. Going to rinse with a Zombie Dust.

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Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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