Train To Beersel | Bruery Terreux

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4.4/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by a trip to Belgium and designed to resemble the character of lambic found in the town of its namesake, Train to Beersel showcases a slightly higher ABV than you’ll find in most other lambics. As such, the body of the beer is more pronounced, adding a certain roundness to the sour notes while elevating the customary level of funk. Additional complexity is derived from extensive aging in once used French Oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and once used American Oak Sauvignon Blanc barrels, and by utilizing the time-honored tradition of bottle conditioning with Brettanomyces Lambicus. It’s an inviting combination that’s full of nuanced turns - and an excursion that’s rarely replicated on this side of the globe.


Added by rudzud on 08-15-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
5.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of mattreitz49
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass at 47 degrees. I was very curious about this beer. Read a few press releases The Bruery released about this beer. I really enjoy lambics from Belgium. The beer has a two finger foamy creamy head with fair retention. The head left no lacing on the glass and only a white ring around the beer. The beer is SRM 6 an amber color with medium copper tones. The carbonation is high and is mostly opaque. The beer has a good amount of yeast within the liquid.

A funky, lemon citrus, a touch of barnyard, lightly toasted malt notes, oaky, grassy, yeasty, and a touch of vinous.

A funky barnyard, lemon, grass, lightly toasted malt, oaky, yeasty, and vinous.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and refreshing.

The body of the beer is light, medium high carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer has this super refreshing beer and simple. The beer is an excellent lambic with phenomenal flavors.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All of a sudden, things just got real. Raul is on a train, Raul is chugging like the little engine that could through the most beautiful Belgian landscapes... It’s fruity, it’s sour, it’s tart like that soiled dove you met in a Montana bar that one time... If you could, I suggest you should.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head. Golden sunset orange.

This is surprisingly very similar to lambic. It is much stronger and a bit more acidic, but it has a lot of great resemblances. Lemon acidity, oak, some funk. Very sour.

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Photo of skiking70
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HalfFull
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into a duvel glass. The Train to Beersel leaves from Zuid Station by Cantillon heading South. Pours a hazed orange with an abundant cap of foam. Aroma is rich with some funk notes and some citrus through the foam after a bit of agitation. Some wine, wood and wheat after a moment to settle. Nice balance and structure.

Taste of lemon and wheat with a slight sweetness, yet cloaking the firm abv well. Touch of spice lingers on the finish. Hardly wild for it is constrained. Light pucker lingers and well carbonated for the style.

Now why is your website ripping the shit out of my hard drive and processor 24/7? Not acceptable. Throttle back. Guess I'll write future reviews offline. Or not.

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Photo of mbw314
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, Brewdog, Bristol - Pours straw golden with a medium white foamy head which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Funk, barnyard, straw notes, grapey feel, citrus overtones. Taste - Tart, straw notes, citrus, grape, dry light bitter finish. This is a great lambic style beer that hides the ABV superbly in its balance. Drink this.

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Photo of IKR
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear straw yellow color with a modest sized white head that quickly faded. Nothing to change here.

Smell: Prevalent barnyard funk with some moderate grassy/hay notes. I also get some faint citrus notes as well.

Taste: Mild barnyard funk, tart citrus notes along with some grassy hay notes. I also pick up some mild tobacco notes. The flavor profile is balanced more towards the Belgian Gueuze's than other Bruery Gueuze-like beers, e.g. Rueuze.

Mouth-feel: on the heavy side of light-bodied with a modest level of carbonation. Thicker than most Belgian Gueuze's due to the higher ABV which results in a finish that is not quite as dry as the classic Belgian examples.

Overall: A good Bruery Terreux offering.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2018-03-07
750ml bottle shared with wife and mother. My serving is in a little Cantillon glass. Famille Rue 2017.

Pours a clear golden with a slight coppery tinge. Head is small and very fine. Lots of very fine carbonation. Smell is gorgeous. Tart, green grapes, oak, maybe lemon, some funk.

Taste is very tart, very funky, wood is there but seems mellow to me. Tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is a little slick / oily, moderate dryness. Overall, this is a very tasty beer.

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Photo of txx675rx
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sagar513
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swetsastonic
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Train To Beersel from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 30 ratings