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RATINGS: 330   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Pours a cloudy bright amber gold with no head.

Aroma: Peach, lemon, funk, wet basement.

Taste: Spicy tart yeast,lemon/citric acidity, tanins. Fairly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Puckering. Full bodied. Lively carbonation.

Overall: Pretty tasty, a bit on the acidic side for my gueuze tastes, perhaps I am extra sensitive to that? I wish I had a case to age over 5-6 years, as this beer seems to be perfect for that type of enjoyment. Hopefully this beer is kept in rotation for years to come.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1364) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
750 ml bottle, 2013 Edition, looks like the bottling date is 09/10/13. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricots, funk, vinegar, green apples, hay and some lemon peel. The taste is nice too, with apricot, funk, green apple, bready/grainy malt, hay, vinegar, lemon peel, and earthy flavors all noticeable. It’s nice and tart! Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s refreshing and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, certainly wouldn’t mind buying more of this in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (667) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
One year old 2013 bottle, pours clear golden with white fizz. Aroma of funk and a little lemony tartness. Nice light vinegar and lemony tart flavor, light Brett with a smooth Belgian golden ale malt, such a delicious beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2168) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours hazy apricot with low white head. Aroma of apples, grapes, earth, grass, bretta, light funk, wonderful! Taste is big apple tart, grapes, lingering sour finish. Light, very crisp body with average carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours hazy apricot with a low white head. Just a fantastic llooking beer! Aromas of funk, farmhouse, citrus, apricot, gooseberry, soil, musky notes. Taste is funk, citrus, gooseberry, farmhouse, sour apple, apricot. Mouthfeel is tart, dry with medium carbonation. Stellar stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (390) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
P: Hazy golden with a thin head. S: Just oak, apricots, yeast and lime. T: Super pucker-y with some lime notes and yeast. M: Thin and pucker-y and even a bit sticky. O: Impressive beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin white head. This beer was one of the closest beers I have ever had that tasted like a sweet tart. The powder sugar candy sweetness and back palate tartness worked well together with a decent finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
CLoudy orange pour from 22oz bottle at home. Been looking forward to this one. Pours without much head. Sour, peach, orange, and chalky aroma. Makes your cheeks pucker a bit. Sour apple and fruity aroma. tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6842) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle share. Cloudy yellow gold. Aroma of young apricot, barnyard funk, cheese. Taste is great sourness. Terrific.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - 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.


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