Confession
Bruery Terreux

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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #308
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,172
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.57%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
208
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 19, 2021
Added:
Jun 02, 2013
Wants:
  69
Gots:
  63
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Confession is a true collaborative effort between the wine and beer world. A variation of our sour blonde ale, brewed in part by Fess Parker Winery, was blended and fermented with juice pressed from Parker's Riesling grapes, harvested in part by The Bruery team. The result is remarkable. Not quite beer, not quite wine. Fragrant fruit flavors warm the nose, infiltrated by a slight funk from the wild yeast. The first sip is reminiscent of a dry, white wine, but everything changes upon further examination as the flavors marinate and reveal themselves with each gulp.
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Rated: 4.37 by chorkpop from New York

Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by Stignacious from New York

Jan 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by krome from Illinois

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by taospowder from New Mexico

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by cosmicevan from New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from who knows where...split it with the wife. Very white wine...LOTS of prickly carbonation. Almost like a spritzer. Somewhat dry with a subtle tart uptick on the finish. If you were to make a white wine beer, this would be it.
Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Brendanjames from New Jersey

Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Looks like white wine in the glass.

Nose and taste are apple skin, apple juice, white pepper, lime, and tonic water. Hints of pineapple and honey. Crisp, with nice minerality on the finish. Equal parts white wine and wild ale. Dries out a good deal on the backend. Booze is completely concealed. Sourness is a 3/10. Mild. Some band-aid/rubber on the nose.

Overall, really good. If you like white wine this will do it for you. 9+/10
Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear straw yellow topped by a finger of dense white head that retains quickly leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of grape must, funk, and sourness
T: Taste is bright acidity followed up with some white wine notes and some hints of melon. Sourness keeps coming back but some funk does shine through as well. Hints of buttery oak also. Swallow is a nice blast of sourness followed by some more white wine notes and oak with some lingering acidity
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly slick mouthfeel. Carbonation on this beer is very effervescent but keeps away from being prickly. The finish on this beer is quite drying as well
O: Overall this is an interesting beer. It blends a lot of features between a pale sour and a reisling. Definitely different and I kind of like it. I can see that this may be a little polarizing though.
Aug 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vivs85 from New York

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by StephenCollinsMarshall from California

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Dynobolt from California

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Brew33 from Ohio

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear-ish straw yellow with relatively no head aside from a faint ring.

I get buttery oak in aroma, almost smelling like a mead, with apple and white grape adding to flavor. Feel is a little slick and heavy like a mead as well.

Good to know we still have that duplication problem, and ThatsThatDude is still contributing to this mess, helping to inflate this to a full on quadruplicate entry here on BA.
Nov 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear white wine hue with fizzy carbonation barely forming a head before disappearing. Very vinous in appearance.
S: From a foot away, you can smell the white wine and dry earthy minerals. Upon closer inspection, it smells like a sweet chardonnay. Oak, dry cracker malt, white pepper, and a hint of sour tartness.
T: Apple (initially seems sweet, but as it warms turns more sour), oak, earthy minerals, tart berries, dry cracker malt, and a hint of honey and white pepper.
M: In turns, sweet, sour, and tart. Very vinous with an astringent mineral quality. Light-medium body (drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest). Lingers and matures nicely on the palate too.
D: Wow! Very interesting brew and very nice collaboration. Good complexity. Drinks like a sweet chardonnay or a chardonnay-reisling. Seek it out!
Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by scottspencer from Indiana

Oct 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Shaymus from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Clear, slightly darker than a white wine
S: Sweet white wine, riesling grapes, oak, lemon zest, hint of lactose, green apple, light funk, clean
T: Sweet white wine, pear, white grape, champagne, stone fruit, balanced tartness, hint of earthy funk, green apple, mineral, very complex
M: Light bubbles just like champagne, very dry
O: This is the most vinous beer I've ever had. It's great that the tartness is so balanced unlike other Bruery beers. The alcohol is non existent and it is so complex yet also delicate in aroma, flavor and feel.
Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CPAles from Illinois

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Sep 27, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Well I think this looks more like beer than wine. Color scheme, head formation, carbonation all lead me to that conclusion.

The aroma is really cool, I think I can, but I dunno if done blindly, but I swear I can smell white wine grapes up in this. The nice tart and sour notes blend with virgin or French oak it seems. Good funk notes.

Taste brings more of that stuff plus some citric fruit and acid notes. Very dry mouthfeel. This is very pleasing, relatively easy drinking stuff. Truly like a blend of wild ale and white wine.
Sep 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle.

A: Lots of vinous aroma of Riesling grapes, followed by a lightly funky, lingering sourness

A: Deep yellow-orange, light haze, with a thin white even head that quickly recedes into a ring around the glass.

T: Riesling grape flavor upfront, a bit juicy, followed by a lightly funky and lingering tartness. While it tastes like a Riesling, the beer is not at all sweet with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Great; the beer has a great Riesling aroma and flavor without the sweetness and shows great balance between being a beer and wine.
Sep 20, 2016
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 240 ratings