Les Ronces | Bruery Terreux

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loosely translated as "The Brambles", Les Ronces is rooted in Southern California charm. The juicy fruit was commercially brought to life near Bruery Terreux at Knott's farm in Buena Park, California in the early 1930s. Since their peak in popularity, the berries have become more scarce and elusive, and at the same time, an ideal cohort for our wildly traditional bière. In Les Ronces, the boysenberries impart a reddish-purple hue to the oak-aged ale, with their sweet-tart flavor profile complementing the sour blonde base in a light jammy, puckering and refreshing fashion.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,149
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
100
pDev:
5.42%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had a few of these now, the most recent one last night at the concert in the park, all female mariachi band, never seen that before. Pours a light purple color. Purple drank in the house. Made a fine 1/5" off white head around the collar. Aroma hits the "jammy" berry notes, lemon, dry oak. What a treat.

Taste was one of the best juicy berry beers I've ever had. It was a clean sour, no berry feet like fermentation results here. Plenty of sourness to it, but the light blonde ale base make this a joy to drink with no challenge to it. Light on its feet for summer, but with enough juice to make it a special occasion. The boysenberry aspect of this is well done, can't really overstate how well they did with the actual fruit use on this one. Totally makes a difference having them available to be locally sourced. Similar to Room For More in that way.

Anyways, I will be buying bottles of this every year they offer it up, world class stuff. Another great beer for drinking.

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Photo of taospowder
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 2GOOFY
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevSal
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 into a bruery tulip

looks great small minimal pink head, love the dark pink hue. looks great in the glass

aroma is really good, great juicy fruit. some strong sour notes coming through.

flavor is strong sweet and sourness! nice oak. waves of juicy fruit, well done

mouthfeel is great, on the thick side for a sour, normal bruery

overall i had high expectation, and while it is really good i was still hoping for more. solid sour for sure

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Photo of hbmcdrew
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a hoarders tulip

A- pours a deep ruby purple color with a small foamy off-white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- aroma is bursting with fruity berry notes with highlights of raspberry jam, blackberry and cherry. Light lacto tartness with some earthy notes & fresh oak

T- tart and fruity up front with tons of berry notes; raspberry purée, boysenberry, cherry juice. Mid-palate gives some wet oak and funky tartness, the finish gives more berries and oak

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- berries all the way, aroma is more complex than taste

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Photo of alwaysplayin
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - The body pours a pinkish-purple with a paper white half finger head. A really great looking beer.

S - Tart boysenberry, acidity, lemon and oak.

T - Follows the nose. Tart boysenberry and oak come on strong. Mild acidity and lemon. Jammy boysenberry comes back at the end.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Dry and puckering.

O - The tartness and the fruit blend perfectly. Thanks for not being overly tart/sour as has been in the past.

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Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into a snifter appears a deep purple to maroon cokor with a pink stained head thats quick to fade.

The aroma is seedy berries, lemon and slight oakiness.

The taste is quite tart with unripe berry flavor, lemon, mild oak and dusty grain.

This is light in body, modestly carbonated and overall not bad. In typical bruery sour fashion this one is sour enough to hurt your tongue and is best drank in a serving size around a thimble full.

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Photo of billab914
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great sour. Boysenberry is great. Could be better if the sour was increased.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a brilliantly vivid dark reddish color, with a small head, and no lacing.

It smells like super tart boysenberry, concentrated lemon juice, and a nicely lactic and acidic aroma.

Like most Bruery sours, this is pretty intensely sour. It's not the most sour I've ever had from them though (SITR w/ Kumquats takes the cake for me). The boysenberry flavor is very fresh and vibrant, about 2% sweet to 98% sour here, with some very tart lemon as well. I don't really get any funk, or whatever the base beer was here.

This is lighter bodied, very juicy and jammy, with a higher level of carbonation.

This was a really fun expression of the fruit, and tasted great- but wasn't very complex.

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Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful and bright, yet moderately deep ruby in color. A small and bubbly, pink head forms but is gone rather quickly. There is basically no lacing as you drink it.

S- Tart and juicy fruit kick off the scent in an aggressive burst coming out of the glass. Huge boysenberries explode in the nostrils, then are quickly followed by dry and oaky sourness. The level of sour in the scent is pretty strong, eventually becoming the dominant portion of the smell.

T- Just like the scent, huge fruit and tartness hits the tongue first. This time, the tartness up front is heavy on the oak dryness. By the middle of the drink, the tongue is fairly dried out, then the fruit moves in to dominate the flavor. Boysenberries are huge and very juicy to jammy on the back end of the drink. There is just a touch of sweetness mixed in with the berries to help balance the tartness, but the sour flavor is still the lingering flavor left on the tongue after the drink.

M- This one is high effervescent and pretty light on the palate overall. There is a bit of stickiness as well from the fruit, but the drink remains fairly light. Without the strong tartness, this one would be a very easy drinker.

Overall, this is a pleasant surprise of a sour. I don't immediately think of boysenberries when I think of fruited sours, but this one does justice to the fruit. My favorite part is that it is pretty sour without drowning out the fruit. A very solid fruited sour overall.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Les Ronces from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 100 ratings