julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance is murky yellow in color with minimal lacing as the carbonation is nearly non-existent. Strike one for a "gueuze-style ale". Little to no head and zero lacing. Aroma has a bit of citrus, in the form of lemon/lime but this is quickly squashed by the abundance of acetic acid and its dominance on the nose. Taste follows suit. It’s quite tart but not in a complex, funky, traditional gueuze style way, more in a "oops I just squirted vinegar in my mouth" kinda way. Mouthfeel has an unusual oily papery feel. That’s the best way I can describe it. Nothing about this is "gueuze-style" in any way other than it was a blend of 3 different barrels. This was a drain pour. One of very few in the past several years (the last one was also a Bruery beer). Overall, I was less than impressed with this beer or the price tag it demanded. This is yet another overrated, sad failure of a beer from Bruery. They, as of this writing, will no longer be getting any of my business.
yourilevesque (390) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Le liquide est jaune et presque orangé. Trouble, mousseux. Au nez, des vapeurs aigres douces sur fond de vin blanc, de Chardonnay. Le nez est riche: beurré, acide et sucré. Ça annonce ici quelque chose de chargé. En bouche, le tout est plaisant mais loin d’être une Gueuze si on se fie à l’étiquette. C’est acide certes, mais aussi très boisé, chênu et plutôt rond. Lorsque le liquide est avalé, une finale de pomme verte très affirmée vient clôturer la gorgée, conjointement à cette effervescence qui pique le bout de la langue. Beaucoup trop de corps et ronde pour être ce qu’elle prétend être, cette bière est cependant loin d’être une mauvaise bien sûre.
kajser27 (361) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow-amber colored, small white head. Aroma is sour, funky, some tart fruits and fruity sweetness. Taste is low to moderate sweet malt, funky, extreme sourness, almost unbearable, lactic, and then very nice oak and vanilla. Tart oaky aftertaste. Very dry finish. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Too sour for my buds, but the aroma and aftertaste are supreme.
dnicolaescu (1280) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromă complexă cu aciditate fructe verzi și ceva vanilie sau fructe, gust mai direct și lactic.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Hazy orange with a small white head. Clean and super fucking aweome crisp funky flavour, leading into a little
MrOrla (696) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours golden clear with a white head. Aroma of tart, slight Acidic, fruit. Taste is aicdic, horse, funk. The shiat!!
Dedollewaitor (14645) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Funk, tart farmyard, wood. Extremely funky and dry. Crisp. Some fruit.. California Love is playing by coincidence.. Banger!
doublebock (527) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Cloudy golden color with white head
Aroma:Big sour nose with grapefruit and orange peel
Taste: Yep, definitely picking up the apricot and some cherry wood. Heavy on the tart factor.
Overall: Just a wonderful golden sour with a with a pronounced pucker and barrel infused fruity complexity.
SinH4 (1067) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Golden color with small white head. Apple funk, citrus acid, some barnyaed. Taste is dry citrus acid, apples, classic bretts, but very strong on the apples. Carbonation is medium for a Gueuze. A good Gueuze, albeit quite American - more citrus acid than barnyard funk.
AndyReynolds (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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."
mateuszk (793) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.