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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a cloudy light blonde beer with a small white unstable head. Smells Funky, yeasty and oaky. Tastes sours. Has a full mouthfeel, low saturation, and tastes non alcoholic. Leaves a refreshing sour palate. Great brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, my place, from Fish & Beer. Hazy orange with low, lasting White head. Aroma is tart, fruit, peach, brett. Creamy, full body, soft carbonation. Sour and wonderfull.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
On tap at The Refuge in San Carlos, CA. Taste is dry, dry, dry oak and sour apples. I liked it but I was hoping for something a bit for funky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (750) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Very cloudy straw yellow with whispy white head. Huge sour aroma of berries, a bit of funky leather as well. Fairly flat carbonation, very light mouthfeel, finishes dry with just a bit of pucker. Taste is very sour but under control. Definite sweet tart flavor, oak, apricot, lactic, bolder raspberry, a bit of barnyard funk. Really great sour.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Effervescently sour from first pour to first taste, somewhat cloudy, somewhat between straw and caramel in color, looking forward to 750 ml

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (403) - - JAN 31, 2015
From a bottle at a Concord beer festival. Interesting, but I certainly wouldn’t drink a lot of it. Very sour as expected, but rather more acidic than I’d have liked. Nice enough in small amounts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Tart with some fruitiness. Peach, pear and lemon. Complex flavors. Only flaw is a slight aftertaste that reminds me of splenda.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a tulip. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good medium-size bubble lacing. Taste is tart, fruity, some cheese, and some funk. Good gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle pours burnt gold with a whispy white head that quickly fades. Lots of bright fruit and even more funk. Aroma shows lemon, leather, oak, vanilla, and cheese. Flavor is a good mix of citrus, underripe stonefruit, bretty funk, and oak. Overall body is moderate and the finish is dry/acidic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, wet hay, vinegar, barnyard funk, goose berries, and apricots. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a bone dry, sour, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, complex sour ale.


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