Humulus Rueuze | Bruery Terreux

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4.26/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
124
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jtk21351
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the taphouse back in February I believe. Pours a blonde ale with some obscured haze and whatnot, light haze, this isn't orange juice full on pulp territory here. White head, 1/4". Aroma was far more hoppy than I expected, but also featured a pronounced white oak kind of influence paired with all those big green honeydew melon notes from the hops.

Taste made me think of the greatest homebrew I've ever had. It was a smoky dry hopped gueuze. This beer has the hops and the gueuze, such a difficult and complex thing to put together, hops inhibit the growth of the bugs that make a gueuze a gueuze for the most part. And yet here it works quite well. Sour blonde base is a no frills excursion that displays the oak nicely and makes it seem brighter. The sourness is right around a 6 on the 10 pt scale and doesn't dominate all other aspects of the beer, they play nice together and in harmony. Mouth feel finishes dry and bretty. Alternative developments of citrus and mint even. Complex stuff that is easy to drink. Love it.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
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

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

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

Photo of CraftFan5
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csmrx7
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
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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Photo of Vivs85
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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Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
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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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
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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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of South2NW
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Humulus Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 124 ratings