Rueuze
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Belgian Gueuze
Ranked #17
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,594
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.33%
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,477
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
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Wants
  107
Gots
  409
SCORE
93
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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.
Reviews: 185 | Ratings: 1,477 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by johnaitchison:
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4.96/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Spot on. Everything a lambic should be. Barnyard and tart aroma give way to tart sour taste up front. Soon, complex wet-hay and sharp sour in mid palate. Finish is more earthy. Yet, classic high-carbonation levels keep the beer bright and lively and help dry the beer out well. Andrew Bell outdid himself with this. Better than 90% of the Belgian lambics I've had. When I teach the style in the future, this is the beer I'll bring out.

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Photo of Ri0
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured 750ml bottle into Teku. 2014 Vintage.

A - Darker shade of gold with a soft white 2 finger head. Fades into thin ring with minimal lacing. Looks enchanting.

S - Starts off with a tart and sour aroma. Fresh lemon juice, green plum, and sour grapes. Funk is light and there is a slight woody character.

T - Huge 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.

M - Light crisp finish with mouth puckering sourness. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is slightly dry.

O - Pretty tasty Gueuze style that is readily available in many places that helps make the price easier to deal with.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage. Nice initial head leaving ring until done. Smells very funky with that unmistakable Brussels yeast nose. Taste is very sour and earthy, somewhat sweat with dry finish.

Spot on for style and by far the best US Gueuze I've had. Better then many Belguin brands. Worth getting.

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Photo of sjccmd
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big funk, fruit, and acid. Overripe tropical fruit. Pear, pineapple. Wet wood and hay. Slightly cheesy, lots of barnyard. Grassy. Tons going on. Definitely authentic smelling.

The palate is aggressively acidic. Definitely acetic acid is present. Not as pleasant as I'd hoped. However, it's not over the top with acetic acid. There's definitely plenty of fruit on the palate, and juicy lactic acid as well. I may be trying to justify me spending the money on this one. There is an interesting salinity on the finish.

Light body, high carbonation. Sharp and almost tannic. Oak is apparent.

I want to like this more. While it is closer to a proper gueuze than many American efforts, it doesn't quite have the finesse I enjoy in the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MagicJeff
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass

Look: Deep copper orange look. small head that held for a while then eventually dissipated.

Smell: Lemony citrus; fresh cut wet grass; slight mustiness but not like most gueze's i've tried.

Taste: Citrus and some funk on back end. lemon, blood orange. tartness really shows in after taste, it lingers for a second.

Mouthfeel: it tastes a lot fuller than it looks. it almost looks a little watery after sitting in my glass a while. but the mouthfeel is medium bodied IMO. Definitely could drink a few of these on a hot day.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanrath
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhb138
3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of dustin22martin
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ehammond1
3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Clear orange with a small to moderately-sized near-white head that quickly recedes. This beer doesn't have a lot of carbonation, especially given the noted style of gueuze. Leaves the glass nearly clean, though it leaves small spots of juicy stick. Only average.

The aroma is perhaps the best aspect of this beer, though it's not anywhere close as complex, enjoyable, or funky as Belgian examples of the same style. Some definite lemon and sharp citrus notes, bit sour character, and some definite funk (sweaty sock) character.

The flavor is nice, though it simply lacks depth. In one of the most complex tasting styles, this one doesn't have similar depth. That being that, what's here is delicious and certainly worth drinking. Sharp, bright, and sour lemons and perhaps some apricot, sock sweat funk, and moderate-to-high sour character. Dry finish.

Medium bodied with extremely low carbonation. Watery after less than a half hour in the glass. This beer's true failing, if it has one.

Good, and affordable, but not great.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a bottle

A- Dark straw hue

S- 'Classic' Gueuze smell. Sour, more Oaky then usual.

T- The oak comes through a lot, followed by lemons and citrus

M- Good carbonation, tart.

O- One of my favorite Gueuze style shelf beers. I always seek it out.

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3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of egrace84
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1477 ratings