Befuddlement | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoarders Society exclusive blend of our Sour In The Rye and our bourbon barrel aged old-ale, Sucré, with the addition of an incredible number of boysenberries. This deep purple beer is textured with sweet notes of caramelized malts, spicy rye, oak, juicy berries and a pleasantly sour funk. It’s a rather befuddling meld of flavors with an outcome that we couldn’t enjoy more.


Added by westcoastbeerlvr on 07-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#829
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
241
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
42
Trade:
14
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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcamparone
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass.

Pours a muddy brown-cedar body with an off white 3 finger fizzy head that reduces to a good layer of retention.

Aromas are much like a Flanders red - sour lactic with vanilla and caramel, vinegar, rye, funk, light berry.


On the tongue are sweet and sour notes, upfront is sour cherry and lactic acidity, followed by sweet caramel, balsamic vinegar and fruits. Drying aftertaste. Low carbonation and medium body.

This was a nice change of pace. Good sourness and flavor, berries made an appearance. Reminded me of a Flanders Red.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I tend to stay away from the soir series from The Bruery, but this brew is very tasty stuff...not much on the nose, but I get plenty of sweet red grape and oak from the barrel on the taste...

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Photo of taospowder
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crazy color on this one: Pinkish-purplish red with two fingers of tan head. Sloppy sheets of lacing.

Sour, tart aroma with strong berry. Some oak. Way behind that there's some vanilla and maybe even bourbon.

Tart tasting with strong berry presence. Touch of cream. Touch of toffee and vanilla. Maybe a hint of rye spiciness. Definite wood. Has a Flanders-like finish: tannic acid, a little vinegar, some cherry.

Medium bodied with fairly strong carbonation.

A great wild ale with strong, jammy berries. There are only hints of the toffee, vanilla and bourbon behind. Fun sipper!

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Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nataku00
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soneast
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017 bottle poured 3/9/17

Pours a deep red, similar to wine color, except slightly more transparent

Fruity nose, some light elements of funk, jammy berry

Tastes much funkier, slightly tart (not puckering), acidic, a little bit of oak, berry. Not alot of bourbon for me.

Fairly full body, but not sweet. Dry finish. Almost no carbonation.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderately strong boysenberries, bourbon, light rye spice, with a moderate sourness.

A: Deep red/purple, pretty hazy,with a moderate uniform pink head that has solid retention.

T: Lots of boysenberries upfront, tart and slightly sweet, with moderate bourbon, light rye spice, coupled with a moderate sourness that lingers through the finish.

M: Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Awesome; the boysenberries provide a great aroma and flavor that contrasts well with the bourbon and complements the beer's sourness.

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Befuddlement from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 241 ratings