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The Bruery Cuveť Jeune

The Bruery Cuveť Jeune
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Young American Wild Ale fermented with traditional Lambic flora and aged in chardonnay barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draught at The Brueryís anniversary. Blond color with a white head. Funky, leathery aroma with some yoghurt as well and a sharp tartness. Lightly tart flavor with moderate funk and overall dryness. Pretty straight-forward and not too far from traditional lambic. Not very sour at this point, but it is still pretty young. I could drink this for days; it has a perfect sweet-sour balance for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Lovely sour tang. Mixed with a slight but mellowing wine/grape end note. Easy to drink. great introduction to sours for the uninitiated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Old BA rate - cask) Hazy orange copper color; poured with absolutely no head. No visible carbonation. Sour aromas up front, bit of a white grape tartness. Touch of funkiness in the aroma, but not dominant. Sour taste mirrors aroma, nice mellow bit of the wildness comes in. Tart, but not that snappy. Damn solid. Lighter MF, dryish, next to no carbonation (cask). Even though itís on cask, a touch of carbonation would notch this brew up for me. Really drinkable, as itís not overwhelming in the sour and funk levels. Refreshing and interesting. Classy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
NOTB EBF. More of a funky, peppery aroma than I expected from this with some light tart fruit. Taste was overall light, with some tart fruit, with some peppery and light barnyard funk, light lemon rind. Dry. very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On Cask @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Pours like a beauty, hazy gold with a hint of grey. Tasted very lambic like. Slightly sour and funky which was nice , but also incredibly salty. Going to have to go against the grain on this one..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Taster at the brewery...then a pint. Man, this stuff is great. And they do growler fills too! $8/pint is OK with me, but a little hard for me to plunk down 35 bones (25 for the fill + 10 for the glass) for a growler. Maybe next time. Yellow. Great sour Brett aroma and flavor. Lemon citrus flavor. Insanely easy to drink. excellente!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Funk, citrus, yeast and wood in the nose. Poured a cloudy dull yellow with a nice sized sudsy head. Flavors of citrus, funk, wood. Tons of lemon with sweetness to it. Palate: Refreshing and smooth for a sour. Overall: I was so impressed I got a growler fll. I didnít have that old book smell with the old barrel taste some of these beers have when they are this young. Super balanced and super drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Cask @ Blind Tiger in NYC. Nearly flat pour with a nice cloudy amber look. Aroma is pleasantly sour with some nice acidity, citrus, light funk, and sourness throughout. Flavor is nice and tart, but not mouth achingly so - Citrus and brett meld well with a nice mouthfeel. This stuff disappeared so fast it blew my mind. Really nice sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours opaque golden brown with no head. Tart fruity nose and flavor. Some citrus and funk. Too short on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at Beachwood. This was my second favorite beer on the night (not counting O. Rouge, which Iíve had multiple times and love). Appears cloudy gold with no head. Aroma is lemon zest, funk and some underripe white peach. Flavor starts with that lemony quality, and moves forwards with Brett notes. Actually reminds me a little bit of RR Temptation in this way. Palate is medium in fullness, not too much carbonation. Finishes with a lemony sour zip, which was very satisfying.

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