Humulus Rueuze | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Humulus Rueuze is a variation on our take on the traditional Belgian-style lambic gueuze with one major exception: massive amounts of dry hops. To begin, we carefully select a number of oak barrels that have been aging our sour blonde ale for anywhere from several months to several years, and then blend the beers together for the ideal flavor. Once that is achieved, we pile heaps of Hallertau Blanc hops on top to achieve an aromatic blend like no other, inundating the senses with citrusy, tropical, funky and grassy goodness. This is one complex beer, and it's best consumed fresh.

Added by rudzud on 11-02-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
23
Ratings:
122
pDev:
5.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taospowder
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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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

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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

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbats
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a variant with Huel Mellon hops. Seriously one of the best American versions I've ever tasted. Hits all the key characteristics without an overwhelming funk. Only drawback was that the hops were very faint. Still excellent.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dro7
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a stemmed Terreux glass. Aroma is barnyard, funk, citrus, wild yeast, hay. Look is clear yellow, like a Gueuze.

Palate: funk, fruit, slightly sour, slightly hoppy, wild yeast, hay, with a dry finish. Tastes like a Belgian Gueuze. It tastes better from the bottle then from the tap. Overall, it's an excellent Gueuze style ale, not exactly as funky or as natural tasting as a real Gueuze, but good nonetheless

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

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

Photo of colts9016
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

After reading the label on the beer and seeing that it has huell melon hops inside a gueuze, my mouth watered. Poured into a tulip glass around 40 degrees. I was about 90 today and a nice refreshing beer after a long day make for a perfect finish. The beer has a medium yellow color with some golden highlights. The clarity of the beer slightly hazy, probably from the yeast. An abundant amount of carbonation is visible on the sides and in the center of the glass. The head is off-white rocky and foamy with poor retention. A beautiful color, great carbonation, and the head was terrible performer.
Barnyard, melons, rhubarb, crackers, lightly toasted malt, oak, vanilla, leather, a touch of floral, and some sour lemon.
Huge melon, rhubarb, lemons, crackers, barnyard, leather, earthy, oaky, touch of floral, and some bready notes.
The body of the beer is light, the carbonation is very high, a touch of astringency, and a medium finish.
This beer is funky, sour, refreshing, and crisp. Perfect beer for a hot summer day, a BBQ, or a day on the lake. I really dig the way Bruery took this gueuze and put a spin on it.

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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow with an effervescent head
S: Funk is up front with fruit in background
T: Honeydew, kiwi, peach pairs up with some oak and funk.
MF: Light and bubbly. Clean taste that is fruity but dry
O: Loving this beer. Wish their was a hot day imminent because this beer is screaming for one. If the Bruery was thinking of canning something, this would be perfect.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 1/7/17
2016 in a Bruery Tulip

L - Pours golden clear with a fluffy white head
S - I get tart brightness and a little funk
T - The flavor is mostly lemons. It's bright, but not overly tart. I don't detect much hop, but that may be what's balancing out the tartness. More Gose without the salt.
F - great mouth feel. Not to dry. Perfect carbonation.
O - I'm not the biggest fan of sours. However, I found this to be very refreshing and the best sour I've tasted.

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

This one pours a light hazy yellow, with a small fizzy head, and no lacing.

Smells like lemon candy, funky hay, minerality, grapefruit, and grassiness.

This is pretty cool, and a definite improvement on the base beer. The dry hopping adds a really solid liveliness- to bright and citrusy, lots of lemon and lime, heavy funk, candied sugar, hay funk, and grapefruit. This is quite tasty.

This is pretty lively and well carbonated, with a crisp and juicy mouthfeel.

This one of the best sours I've had from these guys. Awesome stuff.

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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

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

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip. Bottled September 2016.

A: Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a finger of fuzzy white head that faded into a soft film. A few thick streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Brett and hops dominate the nose with dominating scents of melon followed by hints of lime citrus, cucumber, and a touch of lactic acid and earthy, musty, funk. Smells crisp, bright, and delicious.
T: More citrus in the flavor than the nose let on. Lime and kumquat hit first followed by flavors of honeydew, cantaloupe, cucumber, doughy yeast, and a touch of pale grains. I get notes of creamy and earthy brett flavors throughout, with kiss of tart acidity. The aftertaste has a hint of stone fruit and creamy brett.
M: Medium-light body, crisp, light, drying and clean mouthfeel, soft and light carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink with a great balance between hoppy, tart, dry, bitter, and creamy.
O: Interesting and complex hop profile in this hoppy sour. Fresh, flavorful and easy to drink; I thoroughly enjoyed this bottle.

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Humulus Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 122 ratings