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Bruery Terreux

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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #96
ABV:
9.9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,021
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.68%
Ratings:
245
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 10, 2021
Added:
Jul 30, 2014
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  38
SCORE
96
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Notes: 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.
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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Bottled 12/08/16 and consumed 10/09/21! Almost five years old, pretty sweet. So much oaky, woody, earthy, funky character intact with a massive dark fruit flavor. It’s all rich berries with some wet wood in the finish. A delicious beer that hits heavy.

Oct 10, 2021
 
4.42 by cd34 from Illinois on Aug 15, 2021
 
4 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 18, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep purpleish red which is topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger and a half of off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of pleasant oak and sourness with some boysenberries and leather along with some hints of caramel
T: Taste is boysenberries up front with some toasted malts, caramel, leather, hints of funk, touch of furniture polish, and there's a nice underlying sourness thoughout. On the swallow there's some more funk, furniture polish, oak, boysenberries, caramel and lingering sourness.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of heft with a slightly creamy feel on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent and just slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really great beer. Fruited dark sours are not often seen and this beer does not disappoint. The beer has a really nice amount of complexity and has held up well despite being from 2014.

May 14, 2020
 
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 09, 2018
 
4.43 by Strohm from New York on Jul 29, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

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.

Apr 14, 2018
 
4.46 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jan 14, 2018
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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

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...

Jan 11, 2018
 
4.46 by taospowder from New Mexico on Nov 09, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

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!

Nov 08, 2017
 
4.25 by gelasin from California on Oct 23, 2017
 
3.78 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2017
 
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 13, 2017
 
4.4 by StoutSnob40 from California on Aug 12, 2017
 
4.34 by kmoen from California on Aug 01, 2017
 
4.06 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 17, 2017
 
4 by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin on Jul 06, 2017
 
4.26 by pkalix from California on May 07, 2017
 
4.03 by Keananmichael5 from California on May 06, 2017
 
4.53 by elemenohpee1 from California on May 04, 2017
 
4.03 by nataku00 from California on Apr 22, 2017
 
4.47 by vfgccp from New York on Apr 09, 2017
 
3.79 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Apr 04, 2017
 
3.97 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Apr 01, 2017
 
4.39 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana on Mar 13, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TrojanRB from Texas

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.

Mar 09, 2017
 
4.59 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Mar 06, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Phil-Fresh from California

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.

Feb 25, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by IKR from California

2017Vintage
9.9% ABV

Appearance: Medium brown with purple overtones and a modest-sized light beige head with purple notes that quickly faded. Good looking beer.

Smell: Mild tart fruit notes and mild grassy notes. I also get some mild Bourbon and a bit of funk.

Taste: Boysenberry, mild Bourbon, mild hay, and mild oak notes are the main players in the flavor profile. The sour level is modest and smooth in this beer likely due to the Anniversary beer blended in. All the flavors play nice with each other to form a smooth tasty treat.

Mouth-feel: On the heavy side of medium-bodied which makes for a nice bodied wild ale.. Very mild alcohol presence.

Overall: Tasty beer who's blended makeup combines for a tasty beer. I'm definitely a fan of this beer.

Feb 20, 2017
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3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by floyd_pugman from California

This is the 2017 release -- perhaps it should get a separate listing? Poured into a Bruery Reserve Society snifter. Huge nose of boysenberries, classic sour-in-the-rye funk, and a hint of caramel. Palate starts off heavily acidic, with caramel notes entering and the dark fruit flavors coming in on the finish. Hmm. If you like acidic, fairly heavy-bodied, dark-fruited beers, you might like this. But I’m afraid that I'm just not feeling it. If you have it, bring it to a share; a small taster would have been plenty.

Feb 08, 2017
 
4.46 by hbmcdrew from California on Feb 03, 2017
 
4.09 by erjaq from California on Jan 29, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Original batch (2014) poured into a teku appears deep mahogany in color with a pinkish hued head that fades slowly and audibly.

Aroma is mineral and carbonic laden with sour indication of seedy earthen boysenberries.

Taste is tart and earthy with unripe berry presence, oak and light caramel and wood. Its herbal and medicinal as it warms up.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Not a big fan of this, Bruery sours just dont do it for me no matter how many I try and how much I want to like them.

Jan 23, 2017
 
4.52 by chefbigjon from Arizona on Jan 21, 2017
 
4.43 by mbw314 from California on Jan 19, 2017
 
4.43 by Lucnifter from California on Jan 16, 2017
 
4.23 by jeff1973 from California on Jan 12, 2017
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Jan 07, 2017
 
4 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Oct 01, 2016
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 245 ratings