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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JeffroDH (18) - - FEB 13, 2014
Comparable to Boulevard's Love Child #3. Complex sourness with a light body and clean, crisp finish. The color isn't as enchanting, but at least equals all others in every other respect.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"This is a beer that I wish i could give half points too...I like it a touch better than the GFAR, which i think is the single year of this 3 year blend (at least it tastes that way). Slightly more complexity in this one, green apple, olives, lemon, oak...yet ANOTHER really nice sour from Orange County. Drank a 750 myself and enjoyed every sip.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1288) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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First off, this isnít a lambic. Itís an American sour ale. A blend of "sour blond ale(s)"? FFS. I donít give a shit if you blend your inoculated sours, just donít fucken call it lambic, dipass.
Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Aromas of a pretty standard wheat beer brewed with acidified malt. I would guess that food grade lactic acid is an ingredient in this beer (donít fucken lie, Bruery. You know you added some at some point. The gentle tartness just doesnít seem to be a byproduct of pure lacto bacteria). But Iíd also venture to guess that this was inoculated with Brett, which produced the simple funk after a year or so in the barrel. Yippee. Good for you. You can follow a recipe.
To call this a lambic is to call Mike Tyson white. It just isnít the case. This is a blended American sour, inoculated with bacteria and brett, blended with a few different vintages. Itís mediocre at best. Way over priced. Good thing I got ths fucken bottle for free in a trade, as I would have been very pissed off if I had actually spent money on this sham of a beer. Iím calling for admins to recatogorized this as a sour ale because to call this a "lambic" is a fools errand. Fuck you, Bruery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2175) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at ginger man. Pours orange with great gueuze nose. Taste is less traditional than aroma. Tastes of apricot, candy apples, barnyard, vinegar. Nice tart palate. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1307) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2014
Cloudy yellow, small but lively head. Tart and funky aroma, some slight oak notes. Very tart. A bit too harsh to be among the best but interesting and good nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at the share. Snifter. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. No lacing or rings. The aroma is tart lemon, lime, funky yeasts and white grapes fermented. The taste is bright tart citrus especially lemons and limes, barrel aging softened the harshness so you get that smooth balance of tart fruits and funky Belgian yeasts. Solid carbonation makes it bright and refreshing. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled golden-blond with a short lived white head. Aroma is tart and spicy. Flavor is acetic, brettish, funky, wild, green fruit. Finish is tart and lemoney. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
One if the better sours I have had. Almost like cross between a beer and wine. Smooth and bit too sour. Daly sour finish. Had at jerry with Feez ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (810) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2014
750ml bottle pours cloudy dark orange with 2 finger head. Nose is dry old attic wood, funky hay, apple, stonefruit, light toasted bread crust, old books left in a crawlspace. Taste is tart woody juicy lime, lemon, tangerine, golden apple, dusty old wood, barrel, funky oak, toasted oats. Acidity level is pretty nicely balanced. Finish is dry juicy citrus fruit and stonefruit, tart funky wood, hay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/10/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon peel, green apple, white wine, vinegar, wet hay, herbal, straw, grass, leather, musty funk, oak, pepper, cracker, light wheat, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tart lemon peel, green apple, white wine, vinegar, wet hay, herbal, straw, grass, musty funk, leather, oak, pepper, cracker, wheat, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/vinegar acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon peel, green apple, white wine, vinegar, wet hay, herbal, straw, grass, musty funk, leather, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great crisp malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately acidic, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome gueuze style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Lasting thin white foamy head atop a clear, highly carbonated deep amber body. Nose is tart, tinny with faint green apple. Nice sour flavour. Some battery acid, lemon and vinegar. I actually quite like this. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.


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