Confession
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #247
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,247
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 8.55%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
239
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  64
SCORE
93
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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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Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jan 06, 2014
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Raziel313 from California

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you don't drink wine then you will miss the loads of riesling grapes in this. This is a spectacular sour beer.
Look very hazy
Smell like a nice riesling wine with sour notes
Taste is incredible with nice grape, riesling grape, juicy flavor.
Feel is medium
Overall just wow. Another great collaboration with a winery from Bruery. This is a must try

Aug 29, 2015
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
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
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Rollzroyce21 from California

4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

- 2013 vintage (aged about 2 years)
- 4oz. pour off tap into tasting snifter at the Tasting Room (Placentia, CA) on 23-Oct-15

Nice Riesling sour that tastes more like a Sauvignon Blnac. The tartness is more on the lower end, but I found this to be very refined in taste and balanced in the mouthfeel. Flawless balance between sour ale and wine. This is one of the best sours I've had from the Bruery.

Oct 27, 2015
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kscaldef from Oregon

4/5  rDev -5%

Aug 12, 2013
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danieelol from Australia

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With thanks to Rohan

Pours a radioactive darker yellow.

Nose is big on the vinous character. Also imparts some funk.

Extremely Riesling-esque. Quite sour, cuts out just before it gets vinegary to remind you that it's still a beer.

Good unique beer.

Oct 20, 2013
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Aug 16, 2013
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Callmecoon from California

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room.

Nice, straightforward golden color with with a moderate head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nose is a beautiful blend of soured green apples and not-quite-ripe grapes with distinct sweet fruit notes that I assume come from the Riesling barrels. Taste follows and adds a bit of a European funk and throat tingling tartness that really works well. Finish is particularly enjoyable as the sour notes fade to a pleasant sweetness that invites another sip.

Very nicely done. Hoarders is 2 for 2 in my book so far. Fingers crossed that the upcoming offerings can keep up...

Jun 02, 2013
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cduckett16 from California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Nov 03, 2013
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Skunkdrool from California

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 26, 2016
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shirtless_mike from Indiana

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

May 16, 2016
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matt2591 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Sep 22, 2014
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

4/5  rDev -5%

Jun 30, 2013
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%
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
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bsuedekum from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jun 28, 2013
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jan 14, 2014
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2016
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shoegueuze from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 08, 2016
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tbrascojr from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 07, 2016
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jun 04, 2013
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

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

Sep 12, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Dec 13, 2013
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

Jun 04, 2013
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CelticAleMan from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jul 23, 2013
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mklisz from New Hampshire

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

Dec 27, 2016
Confession from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 239 ratings