Rueuze
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #18
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,775
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.33%
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,488
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  107
Gots
  407
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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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: 188 | Ratings: 1,488 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mhksuccess from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Aug 22, 2014
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

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.

Aug 02, 2015
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KensWorld from Florida

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.

Jul 09, 2017
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sjccmd from Minnesota

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.

Sep 10, 2016
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imperialking from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Feb 21, 2013
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jan 08, 2013
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MagicJeff from Georgia

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.

Mar 08, 2015
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Fargrow from Michigan

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

Dec 14, 2015
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thereal_adam from Texas

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

May 23, 2015
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shanrath from California

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

May 22, 2015
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ClavisAurea from New York

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

Jun 24, 2016
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jhb138 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%

Jan 08, 2013
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jrhottle from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Jun 06, 2014
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rdooley from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Aug 18, 2013
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21Maestro8 from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

Nov 15, 2014
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dustin22martin from Missouri

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

May 27, 2015
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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.

Feb 07, 2013
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BMart from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Apr 09, 2014
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soonerchamps from Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Aug 28, 2013
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HoppyKilaMonster from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 19, 2013
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BeeryMcbeerenstein from Rhode Island

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

Feb 15, 2015
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ricoslim from Florida

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

May 08, 2015
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

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

Mar 09, 2015
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ste5venla from California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jul 07, 2013
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egrace84 from Illinois

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

Dec 27, 2014
Rueuze from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1488 ratings