Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #23
Ranked #3,249
4.19 | pDev: 8.35%
Dec 14, 2021
Nov 10, 2012
Notes: Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.
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4.23 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1676
Bruery Terreux Brewing
Date: 2021
I figured it was time to change directions and try an American Gueuze. I used a tulip glass; the temperature was 44 degrees. A foamy and airy white head with average retention was created. Sadly, the beautiful head left no lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 6, golden yellow with straw hues. The beer is clear, with a few carbonation bubbles floating towards the top.
When I pried the top off, this lovely funky lambic aroma permeated my nose. The aromas are similar to champagne; it is dry, a toasted cracker with subtle fruit. Nosing further, I detect cider, lemons, fruity tartness, and a touch of barnyard funk.
The flavors are apple cider, earthiness, a skosh of barnyard, toasted crackers, fruity sweetness, wood, and citrus.
The mouthfeel is bright, acidic, and dry. The body is light, with loads of carbonation and a quick finish.
This beer is excellent and can hold up to any foreign lambic. The only thing is the beer is very acidic and dry. I think sitting on this one for several years will produce something quite spectacular. Overall, I enjoyed the lambic, just too bold for me.

Oct 15, 2021
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4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

I’m pretty darn sure this label says 090512LOT04.4 which is hard to believe. Regardless, it’s stood up really well to the test of time. Incredible level of sour funk and acidic tartness. This is a proper “American Gueuze” and an incredible base beer for all of their other amazing creations. Bravo!

Jul 10, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by elNopalero from California

2015 vintage, at the five year mark.

Pours clear, light yellow, with minimal foaming. I get a little straw, along with a light touch of hay and lemon yogurt on the nose. Sour/tart sip punches, hard, although there’s treats to be had on the back end. Bracingly dry finish.

May 11, 2021
4.28 by kmoen from California on Mar 29, 2021
3.74 by mig100 from Texas on Dec 28, 2020
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 24, 2020
4.41 by Beerbom from California on Jun 18, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BerryKumquat from California

L: Normal blonde yellow.
S: Earthy wood.
T: A earthy punch with a smooth sharp wood body and finish.
F: Aged background beer.
O: An odd base for a good beer.

May 23, 2020
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pretty golden body, white head, minimal and quick fade, no lacing.

S - Mild apple fruitiness over a moderately acidic base.

T - Follows the nose, acidity in the front which remains present throughout, with middle introducing mild spice and subtle apple highlights that become more pronounced in the finish.

M - Moderate weight, carbonation, with just a hint of puckering sourness in the finish.

O - I love this with a few years on it. Delicious, smooth, pleasant drinker.

Apr 03, 2020
4.41 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Mar 27, 2020
4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 21, 2020
4.34 by Apellonious from North Carolina on Feb 16, 2020
4.11 by caffeinelogic from New York on Jan 23, 2020
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
4.08 by MGibbons from Maryland on Nov 02, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Budlum from Maryland

Bottled 26-Jul-14.

Aug 31, 2019
4.21 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Aug 14, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

With one foot in California and the other in Brussels, the Bruery Terreux leg of The Bruery does the difficult. They make a traditionally styled sour, oak barrel aged beer with all the spontaneity, rusticity, refinement and charm as the class gueuze of the Zenne Valley.

Much like the originals, Rueuze pours with a teeming effervescence that erupts from the onset of the pour like a fine but hazy chrome champagne. Carrying a loose but withstanding foam stance, A peppery, tart, perfumy and fruity scent teases the nose with notions of white wine, curing cheeses, attic-like conditions and cellar cork. Slim on sweetness, the beer's maltiness is arid, bready and as thin as wafers early on the palate.

With the bubbles bursting on the nucleation cites of the tongue, the malts are lifted form the tastebuds and the ale is ushered into a fast and fleeting finish. But first, its impressions of fruit come with the dried peels and rinds of grapefruit, orange, pear, apricot, grape and apple. Shifting quickly to a spice forward balance, its late taste is of peppercorn, brine, oak, wine and hay. All this swirls around a striking sourness of cidery, white wine and lactic variety.

Light in body, The beer is strikingly similar to the younger brands of Brewery Boon in that their brazen sourness is young, youthful and wiley, in contrast to the earthen, leathery and refined sourness of extended age version. A quick aftertaste with a wafting array of woods and pepper in the retro-olfactory senses gives the beer a comforting charm suitable for a bottle share with mussels and abbey-styled wash rind cheeses.

Aug 09, 2019
4.1 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jul 06, 2019
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: hazy amber with a short-lived fizzy white cap

S: tart, fruity smell

T: Lemonade tart with an earthy funkiness and a slight cider-like quality and a mild oakiness on the finish.

F: Medium light body, effervescent, tart, dry

O: A very pleasant, tart, refreshing summer time beer

Jun 12, 2019
4.35 by khmel from Ukraine on Jun 12, 2019
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

2015 vintage bottle

White head. Golden orange color. Surprisingly this doesn’t suck. Maybe a bit too much citrus or tartness, but it has some nice flavors. Lemon, grapefruit, oak, peaches. Pretty sour, but I was able to enjoy most of the bottle.

Jun 08, 2019
4 by fthegiants from California on Mar 22, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

750ml bottle. 2015 vintage.
Slightly cloudy deep gold colored body, with a tint of apricot. Each pour leaves behind a slight fizzy white head that retreats, leaving a few spots of bubbles on the surface. No lacing.
Sour aroma, with woody oak. The fruit smells are lemon and apricot.
Taste is quite sour, which leads to a very dry and quick end note. Fruit flavors of lemon, green apple, and apricot. Also has the flavor of the oak barrel. The funk is minimal.
Medium mouth feel, and produces inner cheek and jaw muscle clenching. Small touch of fizziness on the tongue. Good carbonation.
Straight forward sour ale with fruity and oak components, lacking a strong funk expression.

Mar 19, 2019
4.03 by Cole_Harris from Colorado on Feb 17, 2019
4.84 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 18, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by heygeebee from Australia

On the money to style which I guess would take some doing... Only deviations?? Quite full bodied and not sharp sharp taste especially the aftertaste and yes there are apricots rather than lemons in the mix as others have noted.
Very very solid tho!

Oct 27, 2018
4.5 by TCOlson from Minnesota on Oct 09, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Taybeh from Minnesota

From a 750 ml bottle into a Town Hall tulip, this looks enticing...1 finger tight white head that subsides fairly quickly, on top of a glowering slightly hazy apricot-reddish body. The nose is great: white wine grapes, green tart apple, lemon, apricot, and some sweet hay, and the taste carries all of these forward. Body and feel is in the middle in terms of carbonation...I'm not crazy about the finish, which is a little sticky sweet candy-like, and not quite as dry as I was hoping for, but all in all, this is very tasty.

Oct 06, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 26, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Dewsby from Kentucky

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.

Aug 14, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Aug 05, 2018
4.1 by Magery from Kentucky on Aug 03, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

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.

Jul 10, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

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.

Jul 09, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by garymuchow from Minnesota

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.

Jul 08, 2018
4.1 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 02, 2018
Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
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