Rueuze | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.

Added by IKR on 11-10-2012

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#2,166
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179
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1,462
pDev:
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Photo of MikeWard
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tulip. no freshness dating that I could find.

attractive pale orange body. initially there is a large white head which dissipates to a ring and covering. There is a good stream of carbonation leading to bubbles popping on the surface.

This beer manages to smell tart. A little sharpness, some fruit, and a faint earthiness to it, just as the bottle describes.

Soft in the mouth, mildly funky, and only a faint suggestion of the oak. a little apple. mellow tartness dries out the mouth. nice beer. later in the drink, there is a light butteriness.

feels close to full on the mouth, slightly funky, and well tart on the finish.

overall, a nice earthy sour beer with some flavor. Only the second time I've tried this style, and the first from an american brewery.

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Photo of Dewsby
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L) Pours a straw colored, opaque, golden hue with a little bit of head retention and lacing

S) The smell is ripe with stone fruit, in particular, apricot, and other juicy citrus fruits. Very acidic, but nothing that makes the nose too aggressive.

T) The tongue on this brew include a ton of unripe stone-fruit, including apricot, white peach, and even a bit of sour mango. The taste is incredibly tart, yet refreshing.

F ) The mouthfeel on this brew is uncharacteristically full bodied for the style, but I refused to complain. I love a tart and full bodied sour. The carbonation is also perfect for the style.

O) This is an easy recommendation to any sour lovers that can get their hands on this brew. Again, be ready for unripe, tart juice, and lots of stone fruit and citrus, cause this brew really brings it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a lovely copper tickled color with a sly transparency about it. A finger's worth of white foamy head sat atop and mildly slithered off. No lace.
The aroma had a well rounded lemon pulpy to rind-like semi-juicy yet slightly dry with white grapes, green apple, hay, tart grassiness, dried driftwood and a clean earthy character laying down altogether nicely.
The flavor blends the sour to the funk to the sweet "lemon jolly rancher"-esque sort of meshing. A very nice and emphatic lemon crisp to smooth and clean earthy aftertaste. That's a damn nice aftertaste! Probably one of my favorite aftertastes in any beer I ever had.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt a tad under, but no knock on that from me since this is an aged bottle. ABV felt fairly close to what was projected. Holy jolly rancher finish even with the same sort of candy stickiness.
Overall, I super loved this beer as what it is but I honestly don't have enough experience with gueuzes to tell someone how close this is to style. If anything, there wasn't much funk to this beer, I have to admit.

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Photo of Magery
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 750ml bottle, 2016 vintage, bottled on 10th October 2016. Poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass.

Appearance: Very lightly cloudy, still see through, golden blonde colour with a just under two finger white head that dissipated quickly to nothing and left behind no lacing.

Aroma: Funky, tart, grape, apple and hay, with hints of oak, vanilla and lemon.

Taste: Funky, barnyard, grape, white grape, apricots, lemon and hay.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: An enjoyable Gueuze. The main thing though was that I was hoping that carbonation would have been much higher than what it was.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle says 2015 on it.

Pours a fairly clear golden color. There was really no head, but a bit of white carbonation bubbles on top . No lacing on the glass.
The nose is tart, and funky. Slight lemon aroma, and also cherries.
Taste - a bit mellow up front. The tart and funk kick in hard on the backside. Tart cherries, and other pleasing tart flavors.
The body is a bit lighter, but the tartness lingers and lingers. It really sticks to the back of my throat, and doesn't let go. Up front, when I take a sip, carbonation goes up and seems to go into my sinuses. Quite pleasing in a way.
Solid well built tart beer that does seem to age well. I'd love to try a fresh one sometime to see how different it is fresh.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was pleasing. Marked as a 2015. While not "intensely tart" it had a nice sourness. It also had hints of fruit and a soft malt base. Funk was mostly in the aroma, but showed mildly and intermittantly in the taste. Oak aging flavors were very much in the background.
Lighter smoother drink with a soft feel.

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Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A hazy pale apricot in color with a very small white head that quickly fades.

S: Tart and sour aroma with a lemon zest thing.

T: Tart and acidic with a touch of vinegar, and some lemon zest or lemon grass flavor. Herbal finish, and perhaps a touch of popcorn in the finish.

M: Light and dry with bubbly carbonation.

O: Overall pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sevinup07
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chilled for a few months in the fridge; likely no aging occurred, just more of a state of suspended animation.

Golden hue that’s slightly cloudy; neither clear nor turbid. Light head that disappears quickly.

Palate-zapping tartness on the nose - green apple, lemon zest, sour candy - with an underlying funkiness; not much, just a whiff.

Taste is a pleasant, though pronounced, sourness lightened up by a toasted grain malt base and a hint of musty attic. Lacto-tartness zips to the back of the mouth and dances a jig. Not mouth puckering but its got oomph.

Drinks crisp and finishes dry. Lingering tartness on the palate but it’s refreshing and light which lends itself to an enjoyable session.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vylo
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yello, clear, with 3 inch head. Medium carbonation.
Smell: Lemon, funk, perfume, and barn yard.
Taste: Lemon, apple, funk, and barn yard.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light
Overall: A good American Geuze from the Bruery.

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Photo of car2052
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml. bottle to wine glass.

A: Hazy golden. 1 in. white head.
S: Sour blueberry, grape, strawberry, and melon. A little dusty, and some key lime.
T: Some citrus and berry in the front of tongue, resembling sweettarts. A moderate tartness takes over the rest of the finish.
M: Medium. Puckering sour finish.
O: Nice sour ale. Got it at a discount, so even better!

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Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Bottle

A: Moderately sour with a light funkiness, overall pretty balanced with lemon and grapefruit like character and a slight oak aroma.

A: Deep gold color, clear, with a moderate white uniform head that quickly fades into a thin ring.

T: Moderately strong sourness with a balanced malt/wheat and funk character. The funk is faint and there is a light oak vanilla quality with a lightly dry finish.

with a bright tartness that is bordering on sour. Lemons. green plum, and sour grapes. I detect faint funk and some wood, even a bit of vanilla.crisp, dry finish

M: Medium light body with moderately light carbonation and light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Tasty; the beer starts off a bit aggressively acidic, but with some cellaring the beer mellow out some of the sharpness, while retaining the fruit, sour character.

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Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
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