Room For Me
Bruery Terreux

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American Wild Ale
4.46 | pDev: 6.73%
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: We all know the old adage: “when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” But what do you do when your friends at Masumoto Family Farms deliver a fresh harvest of juicy nectarines? You stop what you’re doing and join coworkers from all areas of the company at Bruery Terreux to carve up nectarines to make a small batch, limited edition, fruited sour. Nectarines with a sour blonde ale aged in oak: it’s the perfect fit.
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Photo of SHODriver
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light gold topped by a finger and a half of dense white head that fades quickly to a small pool with some light lacing
S: Smells of nectarines and some pleasing sourness
T: Taste is some bright sourness and light funk up front before the nectarines come through in droves. Nectarines and the acidity do a nice dance on the palate to provide a nice balance. Swallow is more sourness, a little funk and nectarines with a little creamy wheat like flavor on the finish.
M: The beer sits at the lighter side of medium with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish from the acidity.
O: This beer is exceptional. It's beyond delicious with some great complexity and killer flavors. Easily one of the best fruited sours I have had in a very long time.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bruery sour so I don't have high hopes. 750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nectarine is featured prominently in this one. Aromatic. Sweet with a noticeable, bright tartness. Flavor is puckering up front. Notes of hay, oak and foam covered quickly by a huge citrusy tartness. Puckering throughout. But this is lively and light from beginning to end with a sweet cobweb and funk finish. Pretty impressive. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down bone dry and puckering. The perfect combination of body and carbonation to feature the present flavors.

I've not had the best experiences with Bruery sours but this is quite impressive. One of the rare fruited wild ales from the Bruery worth seeking out.

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Photo of KevSal
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Happy 4th of July weekend!

I literally searched for 10 minutes looking for something to drink from the bruery solo, lol. All 14%+ers, until I pulled this gem. Was saving it for Monday but at 5.9 it's just perfect for a nice beer by myself.

This guy taste like your biting into an nectarine! Filmishmish is my favorite bruery sour, and this guy might actually top it, like it more than sitr with peaches. This is some of the bruerys best, not overly sour with tons of fruit, I'd put this up with side project fruited beers for sure which I consider the best!

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Photo of stakem
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip appears a hazy golden yellow color with a white cap that fades.

This smells earthy with a pleasant apricot/peach/nectarine character very similar to the skin of the mentioned fruits not so much the juicy sweetness tupically associated.

The taste is tart and lemony with a pulpy/skin/pit flavor of apricot/peach/nectarine fruitiness. A mild oak and faint cereal grain note with a hint of grassiness and dusty brett in the finish.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Its poundable with pleasant fruity nuance. A shocking beer considering bruery blonde sours usually ripe the enamel off my teeth and give me heartburn for days - not the case with this one.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours light gold with a nice head, aroma is fresh nectarine, the taste is sour meets cobbler and peach candy and the mouthfeel is superb. This is a fantastic sour that I hope The Bruery makes more of.

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Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a nice white head that faded to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of nice tater blonde notes, lighter nectarine notes, little stone fruit, good brightness.

T - Taste is absolutely spectacular. Nice sour blonde and then loads of fresh nectarines, juicy nectarines, good died fruit, candied peach rings. Just loads of tart stone fruit, very nice oak barrel finish. I can't emphasize how apricot forward this is.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, slightly flemmy, bit to acidic.

O - Overall this beer was absolutely excellent, with absurdly potent nectarines. Incredible beer, made even better by where it was from.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud

Decent fizzy head fades at a fair pace, hazy honey tangerine orange color.

Nose some dank funk but not a ton, cheesy earthy funk, then big nectarine fruit, stone fruit almost peach like, juicy flesh, little tart acidity, blond malt.

Taste is awesome, starts quickly with a little blond malt grainy note and touch of funk, then very quickly into loads of fresh juicy nectarine, like biting into a fresh juicy nectarine peach concoction, stone fruit city, little tart, light funk, nice acidity. Then finish washes over with nice buttery oak, toasted oak. Lingering tangy with loads of nectarine lingering.

Mouth is med bod decent carb, juicy flesh, nice acidity bit too flemmy.

Overall incredible, so much great stone fruit and nectarine, nice blond sour underneath, and great barrel washing over.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 11/11/15. Served in my fancy fluted Hoarders stemware.

Pours a pale but near opaque peach hued yellow. An initial three quarters finger of white head crackles away within seconds, leaving only a thin rail around the edge and zero lacing.

Plenty of the base sour blond aroma right up front with some juicy nectarines, mild oak and bread to fill it out. The nectarines come through nicely as this reaches room temperature.

There is a hearty sour punch of flavor that is soon joined by fresh nectarines, faint oaky vanilla, earthy funk and a hint of wheat bread. This goes down quite easily and the fresh fruit is a tasty addition to the tart base.

Medium light feel with carbonation that feels more lively on the tongue than it appears in the glass. Aftertaste of acidic tartness with nectarine pulp.

Room For Me is a pleasantly fruit forward take on The Bruery's sour blonde. The nectarines were a nice choice here and worked quite well. Perhaps nothing I'll crave again but it was well worth a try.

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Photo of Mavidpark
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best sour out of The Bruery in a long time. Sad this was only available to hoarders. Lucky to grab a bottle. Lots of fruity goodness. Tart and refreshing. If you see it. GRAB IT!

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Photo of Buck86
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a peachy golden color with a moderate head which dissipated after a minute or two. Aroma dominated by fresh fruit and oak followed by a nice sour funk. Tastes amazing. Loads of nectarines melding with wonderful oak complimented by a well balanced sour & funk. My only nitpick on this one would be I'd prefer a touch more carb (not to be mistaken, this is not undercarbed) but it drinks wonderfully the way it is. Overall this is the best Bruery sour I've had in quite some time that wasn't a one off keg/cask/mixture.

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Photo of dddddddd
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pale yellow, some nectarine and slight oak in the nose, but on first sip that oak really comes through, bolstering all of the nectarine flavor that truly shines in this beer. Just really damn good.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Completely agree with the post below. This is probably the best thing they have made for the last 3 years easy. Amazing nectarine bursts of flavor. Great thick mouthfeel. Thought I was having a fruited de garde brew for a minute there. This is an absolute must

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Photo of jvillefan
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best beer out of the Bruery in the last 2-3 years. There is a potent lambic sour running throughout the flavor and the aroma with the sweet and citrus necterines balancing everything out. The necterines balance perfectly, not too much and not too little. This is a nearly flawless sour from the Bruery. They stepped up their game for this one.

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