Humulus Rueuze
Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Ranked #21
Ranked #2,073
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
May 15, 2023
Nov 02, 2015
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.34 by smithj4 from New York

May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, 2022 vintage, couldn't find the bottled on date for this one. Label says 5.9% ABV. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch and a half white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like tart lemon, oak, funk, grassiness and some tropical fruit. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some apple vinegar, vanilla and bready malt flavors noticeable too. Lots of tartness in this brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this sour blonde ale, definitely worth picking up if you like tart/sour brews!
Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 10/22/15 and enjoyed on 7/20/21. Somehow this held up really well. I understand the base beer lasting this long but when it’s dry-hopped, this is a surprise. You still get that vegetal and earthy hop flavor in the finish after the funk and tartness of the yeast and the depth of the oak barrels. Delicious.
Jul 21, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by jtk21351 from California

Dec 01, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
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.
May 16, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by 2beerdogs from California

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by taospowder from New Mexico

Feb 01, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by gelasin from California

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4.7 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 16, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by Vivs85 from New York

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by dro7 from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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
Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 06, 2017
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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.
Mar 15, 2017
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Reviewed by SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 05, 2017
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Reviewed by brewaddict from California

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
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.
Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by South2NW from Oregon

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by allstar255 from California

Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by scottfrie from California

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by nataku00 from California

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by 2GOOFY from California

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by cvm4 from Mississippi

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 vintage

L - Pours a golden amber body a one finger eggshell colored head. No lacing on the glass or retention to the head.

S - Earth, barnyard and oak to start out. Citrus comes in midway through and at the ending I'm getting the dry hopped.

T - A good helping of tartness to start with that has a white wine or citrus aspect backing it up. Afterwards, the grassy funk hits along with the oak. The tartness is really present throughout the beer with a lingering finish. Everything is coming together to make this so very tasty.

F - Light bodied and medium to full carbonation. It has a dry finish to it.

O - The flavor on this beer is very complex and delivers some tasty goodness to my mouth.
Aug 19, 2016
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Reviewed by ReviewingUnderInfluence from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Always psyched to try more Bruery sours. To this day I swear they're the best sour brewery out of California! Sour, tannic and dry. Loving them more with each passing bottle
Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by jvillefan from California

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Aug 02, 2016
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