Ville De Rivere Geuze | Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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3.71/5
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163 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
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
Ranking:
#29,974
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
163
pDev:
18.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 40
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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Photo of kylehay2004
2.6/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells like vinegar, tastes like pickle juice. Too hard to drink. First beer in months that was a drain poor. Not representative of what I have had form this brewer. This one definitely not for me

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Photo of anteater
1.57/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Got a flat bottle, taste was overly acetic, vinegary.

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Photo of HopHead29
1.65/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Okay, so here goes...

2013 edition

Appearance: very pale with low carbonation. (wtf????? it's geuze!!!)

Smell: there are some simple acidic notes, mostly lemon with an off handed cream cheese smell that's less than enjoyable.

Taste: Big acidic notes up front. A little overwhelming. There is an odd sweet character in the background that I can't quite put my finger on, but it makes me gag.

Feel: Again, this didn't seem to be very carbonated which is odd for a geuze.

After having their lambic, this was a real letdown. Not the least bit true to style.

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

Bottle shared by Bob last night. '12 vintage.

This one pours a hazy yellow-ish orange, with a small head, and barely any lacing.

This smells moderately sour, with a bit of oak, some green apple, and some lemon.

This is a pretty good take on a traditional gueuze, but it's not perfect. There's some musty funk, not a whole lot, with some slightly vinegary sourness, and some green apple flavors. It doesn't feel quite as boldly sour as other gueuzes that I've had, but it is a '12 vintage, so maybe time has mellowed this one. There's some vague fruitiness, maybe a bit of lemon.

This is medium bodied, with an active amount of carbonation. Fairly drinkable.

A fairly nice rendition here.

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Photo of swgwilt
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
2.08/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First beer from the brewery I wasn't impressed with. More like nail polish remover.

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Photo of Knapp85
1.96/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Smelled awful, tasted like nail polish, low carb, just not what a true Gueuze should be.

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Photo of DaveHack
1.87/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Horrid. Straight band aid flavored vinegar that has been fished out of the toilet

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Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straight nail polish remover. A 2.5 was a gift. BAD!

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Photo of drwatson32
4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very impressed with this one. Can hang with the big boys for sure.

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Photo of zimm421
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Updated review. First bottle was off. Replaced and the 2nd is much better!

2013 vintage.

Poured into a tulip. Appears a dark golden color with hints of orange. There is a touch of carbonation with a wisp of lacing left around the edge of the glass.

The nose is slightly sour with hits of green apple, apricots and a touch of mustiness. The taste follows suit. Nicely complex but not quite as sour as I expected. There are good citrus notes, along with green apple and apricots.

The mouthfeel is not overly dry and has some sharpness to it from the acidity and touch of carbonation. Overall, I this is much better the second time around. From the sounds of things, there are quite a few bad bottles from the 2013 vintage floating around. I had one the first time, but the second is spot on. I said I'd revist again if the wrong was corrected, and cheers to Lyndsey at Rivertown for doing so!

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Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apparently this beer was made available again recently, as a recent batch was just shipped to several stores in my area. I picked up a bottle about two weeks ago, which I am drinking right now. This is the 2013 vintage. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a slightly cloudy/hazy medium golden/copper color with very little foam or signs of carbonation, even when first poured. This is of course pretty typical for this style of beer. Starts out with a harsh, sour aroma with some hints of grape, green apple, and apricot that gives way to a musty, yeasty, funkiness and certainly a hint of oak. Has a moderately sour funky, musty flavor upfront that gives way to the aforementioned fruity flavors of sour green apple, apricot, and grape. This gives way to a vinegary white wine oakyness. Goes down harsh and it gave the back of my mouth and throat a very slight burning sensation on the way down. Has a dry, slightly vanilla-esque aftertaste. Has a crisp and quite smooth, slightly prickly, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. While my experience drinking this style of beer is still fairly limited overall, I feel this beer is probably a good representation of this style. This is not a style of beer I could seem myself drinking pints and pints of on a regular basis, but every now and then I do enjoy a good beer of this style. And this particular beer is certainly a fine representation of this style. Worth a try for sure.

Eric

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristougher
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.08/5  rDev +10%

Ville De Rivere Geuze from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 163 ratings