Reuss | Brouwerij Kerkom

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom
Belgium | website

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Reuss is produced for the Bink festival. Marc Limet blends the lambic with a less bitter version of Bink Blond (38 IBUs versus 52 IBUs.) Reuss was the name of the first beer brewed at Kerkom in 1878.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by gnoff:
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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample (about 10 cl) from the tap at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden, in November 2005.

Called Bink Reuss 2003.

Hoppy beer, not like a lambic at all.
Missing the clear sour taste that symbolizes lambic, may it be sweetened perhaps?
Lots of hops as well, not something that is characteristic in labics either.

It's nice though, very nice, just not what I expected when I heard it was a lambic.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is fabulous, i was turned off when i say it coming in around 20 bucks a bottle, and jumped on a 7 or 8 dollar markdown. its really tremendous, gueuze type, although i dont think all the beers blended in are lambics, although that classic funked to high heaven old worldy lacto thing is absolutely leading the charge here. its hazy and blonde, looks like it should, with a slighltly suppressed white head, more bubbly than foamy, plenty carbonated on the palate. it smells awesome, a hint of that green bottle skunky weirdness that flatters some wilds and saisons so much that jester king is actually using green glass to develop this flavor that some would consider to be oxidation. it works here though boy, my mouth is watering from a distinct but not over the top lacto lemon acidity, and there is an appreciable dry cereal wheaty element to the base beer. it tastes a lot like it smells, nowhere near as sour as some lambic and gueuze types, but it has all the maturity of a carefully blended wild beer, and the lambic pucker is right there. its majorly farmy too though, even with just the moderate acidity the other yeasts, if there are some, are unique and delicious. if its just lacto, than id first be surprised, and second really intrigued about process. notes of preserved lemons, musty oak, wet basement, boxed seeded crackers, and cheap white wine, all positives. as dry as they come, and frankly really different than what i thought i was getting in to. as drinkable as any with the lower acid level, and just a beautiful depth to this. the best i have had from these guys by miles and miles, and probably even worth it at the 20 dollar level.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright brassy orange, copious white foam, spotty flecks of lace around the edges.

Aroma is fairly mild, minerally with some hay notes. Apple and lemon at first that quickly fade. Not especially similar to lambic.

Tart lemon, crabapple, crackers. Dry finish, somewhat bland. No real barrel character, lightly fruity. Dry and well carbonated, a little thin. Overall it's a bit one dimensional, like Petrus Aged Pale but less sour.

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Photo of desint
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sour funk are present in the nose; the funkiness becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is both sour and funky. It also has hints of fruits such as raspberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very interesting hybrid of a lambic and a pale ale, although the sourness is stronger.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nische
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very under-rated IMHO. Tastes very much like something SARA might do - a la Bright Sea Blonde, a funked up Belgian Blonde. Pour is beautiful, abundant head, golden / copper hued, clear and vibrant. Smells of apples, hay, lemon zest, wildflower, biscuity malt. Flavor is more of the same - what it lacks in depth it makes up for in vivacity. Bright funky cider flavors with a slight barnyard. Quencing. Crisp finish, tart more than acidic. The rare beer where I feel it's more than the sum of its parts.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of metsfan1
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very light, crisp, tart flavor. Nice tasting.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Reuss from Brouwerij Kerkom
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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