Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #604
Ranked #6,736
4.09 | pDev: 7.58%
Jan 21, 2022
Jun 01, 2015
Notes: Beret is as artistic as those who wear its namesake cap. Our brewers developed a silky, full-bodied wheat ale which we began fermenting with our house yeast strain. To finish the fermentation, we added our collection of barnyard bacteria, intended to slowly sour the ale, bringing out a slight funk and refreshing piquancy. Finally, a small dose of pureed raspberries were added for just a hint of fruity tannins, putting the berry in Beret.
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
4.5 by LennyBound from Illinois on Oct 12, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Bottled 5/19/15 and consumed early August 2021. Not a huge fan of wits or wheat beers in general but this is a truly special interpretation. An impressive improvement upon a base beer I'm sure they could release separately. Subtle fruitiness complements the funk. Seriously drinkable, especially on a warm day. This is almost in farmhouse/saison territory.

Aug 07, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on July 31, 2020.

Oct 13, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Enjoyed this beer with a fine gourmet Cajun meal that included seafood étouffée. Poured a clear golden yellow. At the end, the sediment added both some murkiness and flavor. Very tart but clean taste. Smell and taste of lemons and other tart fruit. Floral and a bit spicy, peppery. The sediment gave a new funky dime to the beer. This was at the end of the beer, but it was sufficiently good to boost the taste score. Enjoyable beer and a very enjoyable date night with my wife.

Aug 09, 2020
4.19 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 03, 2020
4 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jun 02, 2020
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3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by SpeedwayJim from New York

750ml capped bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Nice fluffy head but for a Raspberry beer I'd expect this to be more bright red. Nose is tart peach, apricot, vinegar, seedy raspberry and other stone fruit. Nice and very aromatic. Beer opens tart peach and vinegar up front. Super duper sour. Seedy raspberry appears in the middle that imparts a touch of bitterness. Foamy at the finish but puckering all the way through. A little too acidic for me. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy on the palate and goes down puckering. Lingering, filmy aftertaste.

This has to be one of the most sour and acidic beers I've ever had. Not a fan of how over-the-top this one is.

May 30, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by kookajamo from Delaware

Another great sour from Terreux. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

L: Hazy Golden with a slight pink hue from the raspberries

S: Tart lemon fragrances hit the nose initially and are followed by a slight raspberry aroma. Finishes with a nice brett and funk smell. Complex enough that each whiff smells a bit different than the last.

T: Very tart, lemons, raspberry, wheat backbone and some barnyard funk at the end. Finishes very dry and makes you pucker. ABV is completely hidden despite being 9%

F: Medium bodied and well carbonated

O: This is an extremely sour and tart beer with not as much raspberry flavor as I was expecting, but great nonetheless. However this one might be a bit too sour even for the most seasoned wild ale veteran. Sadly the taste is not as complex as the nose except for some complexity in the barnyard funkiness which only presents itself towards the end of each sip, which I chalk up to the tartness overpowering other less present flavors. I really enjoyed it but others I split the bottle with were not so pleased with the tartness and were expecting more wit and berry flavors. Picked it up on sale at a local store for $4.99 and at that price I'll be returning to buy out every other bottle they have very soon, assuming someone doesn't beat me to it.

Apr 12, 2020
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 03, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Radome from Florida

Tasted from a 750 ml bottle in a red wine glass.

L - Medium gold color with a hint of pink. Slightly hazy. Fizzy white head from the initial pour quickly fades to a ring around the glass made of infinitesimal bubbles. Light lacing.

S - Complex blend of aromas. Sharp, lemon-like sour note over strong raspberry. Below that is oak and at an even lower level there is some faint barnyard Brett. character.

T - Lemon juice tartness wrestles with fresh raspberry flavor. Later in the palate are some earthy and tobacco flavors, along with Brett funkiness.

F - Medium body with low carbonation. Hops bitterness is not detectable. Huge sourness burns the back of the throat and tongue and burns some more on the way down the throat. Moderate alcohol heat that pales in comparison to the sour burn.

O - This is a supremely sour beer with deep, complex flavors and aromas. I'm not shy about sour beers, but the acidic bite here is a bit more than I prefer.

Feb 09, 2020
4.02 by Walnut from Missouri on Oct 11, 2019
3.95 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Feb 03, 2019
4 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky on Dec 12, 2018
4.2 by BKotch from Texas on Dec 03, 2018
4.27 by Stignacious from New York on Aug 19, 2018
4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jul 08, 2018
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3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 20th May 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A cloudy dark golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart and sour, raspberry, wheat, barnyard funk, oak with hints of lime.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cranberry-apple, wheat, lemon-lime and Belgian yeast with only a hint of oak and funk.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was ok, but not quite as much raspberry as I hoped for. I was surprised by the higher than expected ABV though, as the alcohol was well hidden.

May 02, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DJ-Hophead from England

750 ml bottle, Brewdog, Bristol - Pours golden orange with thin white lacing. Aroma - Sour and tart feel with some berry notes at the back. Taste - Sour, oaky feel, acidic, sweetish light berry feel. Nice berry led sour.

Apr 15, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by YungAnejo from Nevada

Picked up a 750ml of this stuff for $9.99, bottled 03/13/16 so just over two years old.

Hard pour into a brandy snifter produces a inch of white fizzy head, body is slightly dark gold with no lacing

Aroma is funky sour raspberries, very acidic and tart but that barnyard funk dominates

Taste follows accurately, very acidic sourness, raspberry is very evident with slight touch of dry oak in the finish

Feel is great, well carbonated and semi light mouthfeel makes this an easy drinker, resin stickiness coats the mouth

Overall I was anxious about buying this due to the age but it held up great, very sour to the point of being puckering, they nailed this one and will definitely be seeking out more of the Terreux offerings.

Apr 04, 2018
3.91 by TheBrewsky from California on Mar 29, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sour and tart notes with some subtle raspberry flavours. Taste is a mix of sour notes with some oak and acidic notes with subtle raspberry flavours also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but lower acidic level would increase drinkability.

Mar 12, 2018
4 by Griphon from Florida on Feb 08, 2018
3.75 by nickfl from Florida on Dec 08, 2017
2.88 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2017
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Aug 24, 2017
4.46 by DrKarl from Illinois on Aug 20, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Another in the long list of "how have I not reviewed this yet?" Pours relatively golden, small 1/3" head on it, white in color. Aroma of wheat and raspberries. Interestingly enough, there is a mild cheese like funk on this one. Bruery usually don't do funk.

Taste, similar to Bottleworks XII, this seems to have wheat base and raspberry added. The acidity and sourness aren't face melting, which is finally nice after a 1-5 year run on stuff like that. Carbonation where it should be. Hides the alcohol very well. Oak isn't very noticeable. This is one of the more underrated beers in the Bruery's wild ale portfolio. Still like the peaches & vanilla version more though.

Aug 08, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ccrida from Oregon

Poured in a large Piraat tulip, Terreux Beret is a murky sunset with a thin white collar and some scattered lace on the inside of the tulip.

Smell is lactic acid and raspberries, pure and bright.

Taste is similar, but with some sweetness, coconut from the oak maybe, giving some balance to the well integrated fruit. Just a little tart. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is high, this is a fantasic lacto fruit beer that exudes balances and keeps bringing the word "pure" to my mind. Best fresh for the fruit, although I don't see a date on the label, but did just buy this today from high-turnover cooler.

Aug 08, 2017
4.04 by ppavlick from New Jersey on Jul 22, 2017
4.39 by vfgccp from New York on Jul 09, 2017
3.93 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jun 28, 2017
4.06 by boogerisu from Iowa on Jun 24, 2017
4.19 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Jun 22, 2017
4.24 by drstalker from Illinois on Jun 18, 2017
4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 16, 2017
4.89 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on May 30, 2017
4.08 by JMUbrewz from Virginia on May 24, 2017
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4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by bubseymour from Maryland

An amazing funky sour.

May 24, 2017
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on May 20, 2017
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