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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Rueuze is our take on the traditional Belgian-style blend of lambics of different ages.  We carefully select a number of oak barrels from our warehouse that have been aging our sour blonde ale. this is one complex beer.  Notes of hay, barnyard funk, apricots, and even olives play wonderfully with the balanced acidity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1411) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Appearance: clear honeyed gold with no head or lacing despite a vigorous pour. Aroma: green apples, cider vinegar, a hint of honey smacks cereal. Taste: tart and vinegar-like up front, with a hint of saison funk; lots of fruit. Finish: dry and tart as fine champagne. Notes: This was unrelentingly tart and sour. I like a sour with a bit of sweet balance at the end, and this only got drier and more tart as I went on. Can’t do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a cloudy light blonde beer with a small white unstable head. Smells Funky, yeasty and oaky. Tastes sours. Has a full mouthfeel, low saturation, and tastes non alcoholic. Leaves a refreshing sour palate. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, my place, from Fish & Beer. Hazy orange with low, lasting White head. Aroma is tart, fruit, peach, brett. Creamy, full body, soft carbonation. Sour and wonderfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
On tap at The Refuge in San Carlos, CA. Taste is dry, dry, dry oak and sour apples. I liked it but I was hoping for something a bit for funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (750) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Very cloudy straw yellow with whispy white head. Huge sour aroma of berries, a bit of funky leather as well. Fairly flat carbonation, very light mouthfeel, finishes dry with just a bit of pucker. Taste is very sour but under control. Definite sweet tart flavor, oak, apricot, lactic, bolder raspberry, a bit of barnyard funk. Really great sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Effervescently sour from first pour to first taste, somewhat cloudy, somewhat between straw and caramel in color, looking forward to 750 ml

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (403) - - JAN 31, 2015
From a bottle at a Concord beer festival. Interesting, but I certainly wouldn’t drink a lot of it. Very sour as expected, but rather more acidic than I’d have liked. Nice enough in small amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Tart with some fruitiness. Peach, pear and lemon. Complex flavors. Only flaw is a slight aftertaste that reminds me of splenda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a tulip. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good medium-size bubble lacing. Taste is tart, fruity, some cheese, and some funk. Good gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle pours burnt gold with a whispy white head that quickly fades. Lots of bright fruit and even more funk. Aroma shows lemon, leather, oak, vanilla, and cheese. Flavor is a good mix of citrus, underripe stonefruit, bretty funk, and oak. Overall body is moderate and the finish is dry/acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, wet hay, vinegar, barnyard funk, goose berries, and apricots. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a bone dry, sour, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, complex sour ale.

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