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RATINGS: 323   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Light yellow orange with small head. Great funky sour aroma. Tastes like apricots and barnyard, some funky cheese. Medium acid and carbonation. This is going to be amazing wiith some age to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Gold pour with a white head. Funky / hay notes with some soft light fruit. Tart. This was great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1011) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle share. Cloudy yellow gold. Aroma of young apricot, barnyard funk, cheese. Taste is great sourness. Terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2202) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1309) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1032) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1241) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (842) - 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.

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