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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Sour and earthy aroma with light citrus. Sour and light acetic flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Sour and acetic notes linger with light fruitiness and light earthiness.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Fantastic. If you don’t believe me, Superspak also gave it a 4.2 and had this to say about it, " 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."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (499) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Straw in colour, clear, very small white head. In aroma citrus, tart fruits and lots of barnyar. The beer is medium sweet, medium-high sour, light bitter. It has flavours of lemon, apricot, lemon zest with oaky hints as well. Medium to low bodied, fizzy carbonated. In overal very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
750ml bottle, 2014 vintage, slight hazy blonde hue, with an off-white head, with a mild funky wild bretty yeast, sour fruity nose of green apple, rhubarb, with a wet woody oak barrel, faint vanilla, subtle musty white grape, light white wine tannin accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a good sour, sharp fruity green apple, rhubarb, acidic lemon, wet oak barrel character, with some light vanilla, bretty funky wild yeast, wine vinegar, lemon juice flavours, leading towards an acidic lemon juice, green apple, rhubarb fruity, vinegar sourness finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schmeek (5) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015 does not count
Aroma of tart fruit and citrus. Beautiful deep gold with a hint of amber, white head dissipates quickly. Assertive sourness with apple, peach and apricot flavors up front and a slight oak character on the finish. Excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3152) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of sour apples, apricot, lemon notes, brett and barnyeard. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, tart fruit, and barnyard. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, barnyard, malt, and wood. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2653) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bomber. Thanks to mike12da. Strong acidic nose, funk and sour fruit, small citurs, and barnyard. Thin apple juice color. Very tart initial, sour apple, tiny pepper notes, strained and condensed sour fruit through the finish. Thin body, some astringency. Very nice hits of sourness. Hits the gueuze notes more or less. Not overly funky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7428) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Nose of grapefruit, vanilla, yogurt, some leather, oak. Hazy orange-gold with lace. Tart, grapefruit flavor, leather, white pepper. Decent level of acidity, funk and barnyard character is a bit light. Lots of citrus. Tart and refreshing. Creamy body. Liked this a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (995) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Golden cloudy Body with nearly no White head. Aroma is wine with sour fruits and some wood. Taste is nearly the same but with some caramel malts in the back. Aftertaste is dry with wood and bitterness. Very nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (941) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2015
Sampled from bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien Tasting Sessions.
Orange, hazy body, with a big, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma is sour, tart, with funk, sour citrus, sour apples, pears, ripe fruits, sour cherries, barrel notes.
Taste is pretty much the same, with some more subtle sweet malt notes.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sour, tart, dry, a bit salty, fruity.

Tasty! Greatly balanced, with a dominant sourness, but never too overpowering, like in other Gueuze beers. Complex, with loads of sour fruit notes and very fresh. One of my favourite Gueuze beers I’ve had so far.


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