Bourgogne Blanc | Bruery Terreux

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourgogne Blanc is a collective term used for white wines from the Burgundy region of France, most often being Chardonnay. Inspired by the crisp and fresh flavor of our own California Chardonnays, we wanted to explore what would happen from aging our sour ale with these fruitful grapes. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, the result is spritzy and loaded with oak spice, plus tropical flavors and vanilla notes from the juicy Chardonnay grapes. It's the perfect replacement for your favorite Champagne for all of life's celebrations.

Added by rudzud on 08-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,660
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.69%
 
 
Wants:
6
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10
Trade:
2
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Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden honey hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of big French oak notes and lovely chardonnay grapes, nice tart must, super fruity as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with excellent wine notes, great oak between all the chardonnay as well. Super bright!

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden immensely. Very lightly flemmy.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer with really good tartness. The chardonnay and oak are really good with lovely fruit notes.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud
Light fizzy 1 finger head fades semi quickly, touch of lacing, crystal clear honey orange yellow color

Nose nice sour notes, funky sour tart acidic, big oaky barrel, toasted mild buttery oak, nice vinous wine, chardonnay like wine notes, very nice

Taste mild sweet malt, blond sour malt and tart funk, a touch lemony, big wine notes, vinous white wine, chardonnay like with fruity undertones, big buttery oak, big bright acidity and funk, nice bacteria acidity, nice fruity flavors, lots of buttery oak, and chardonnay

Mouth is med bod, lighter carbonation, big bright acidity, a touch of alcohol

Overall pretty nice, great acidity, nice mild funk, great chardonnay and oak.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage

A: poured into a tulip to a light gold topped by a finger of dense white head which quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of light sourness, some grapes, light musty oak and some funk
T: taste is sourness and huge white grape notes with some melon and grape twang. There is some additional funk and some nice buttery oak at times as well. Swallow is more sourness with lingering grape notes with some melon and lingering oak and light funk.
M: This beer is on the medium side with soft carbonation which is a little prickly and a dry finish from the acidity
O: This is probably a love it or hate it type beer with the addition of the grapes. It has some really nice flavors and complexity that are very enjoyable. I like this better than Noble Rot from DFH. It's a style bender but it's really nice if you don't mind beers with a boatload of wine influence.

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage

L - Pours a golden amber body with a fizzy half finger paper white head that dissipates to nothing.

S - Oak, white grape, funk and a vinegar quality.

T - Good amount of oak, hay and earth. Some funk. White grape and some tropical fruits. Medium tartness.

F - Medium bodied and light carbonation. Super drinkable and the abv is well hidden.

O - This is a well done beer. A nice hybrid wine/beer between sour & sweet.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is small, and vanishes into nothing within seconds which is normal for a barrel aged beer. The aroma is sour, astringent, slightly funky, there are also so light fruity things going on (banana and passion fruit). The taste wonderfully sour with passion fruit, cherry, and heavily oaked chardonnay. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with appropriately high carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lucnifter
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Couldn't decide if I was in the mood for beer or wine, so I popped this. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku. Pours with a nice finger's worth of head that dissipates immediately. Nose is oak, white grape, light olive. Offers a spritzy, sour palate that nicely integrates white grape must, peach, olive, oak, and funk. Interesting and well balanced; quite enjoyable if your in the mood for a beer of this sort.

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Photo of JohnBender
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
2.68/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stillyman11
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcloeren
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle into a Grrrz teku. Shared with schen9303.

For a Bruery sour, I don't have high hopes. This one surprised me though.

Nice color but there's no head and no lace. Aroma is vinous with a healthy dose of wood and a tart zestiness. Its aromatic and pleasant but there's nothing there that blows me away. For an 11% beer (again, why does it always have to be such high ABV?!?) this one is stupendously drinkable and very lively and aggressive on the palate. Pillowy but prickly... almost. Flavor is spot on for a white wine. Notes of wine grapes, oak and a very subtle butteriness that I'm sure will dissipate with time. Big grape fruit notes with a solid balance of sweet juiciness. Some soft cobwebs and funkiness right at the end and sticking on the cheeks in the aftertaste.

This one's worth trying. One of the few from the Bruery that stands out.

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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 7/17/15. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a hazy, pale gold with a finger and a half white head. Close to zero retention with a few sparce bubbles around the edges and no lace whatsoever.

Smells sour overall. Vinegar, oak, wine and some sweet, fruity esters.

The taste of semi puckering and sweet grapes hit right up front. That tartness is supported by red wine vinegar, white grapes, oak, faint pineapple, woodsy vanilla, simple syrup, hay and vague peaches. A small sip seems to lean more towards sour while a larger swallow rounds out that tartness with a nice oaky and vaguely tropical sweetness. The over 10% abv is very subdued, making this dangerously easy to drink.

Medium feel that actually feels light for the abv with some zesty carbonation. Finishes with notes of sour grapes, vague tropical fruit and sweet barrel.

Another successful experiment by The Bruery, Bourgogne Blanc strikes an interesting blend of sour and sweet.

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