The Bruery Rueuze (2012-2014)



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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a lovely looking golden hue, slightly hazy. Cream colored head disapates quickly. Nose of vinegar, funk, horse hair. Total brett nose. Taste starts with puckering tartness. Tue malt trys to balance, but does not. Body is silky... close to flat but its near perfection. This is nice, and definatly amongst the top sours I have had.

yoxik75 (461) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
2014 rok. Piana drobna opada pozostaje niewielki krążek. Kolor jasne złoto lekko zmętnione. Aromat nuty dzikie bretowe, drewno, taniny lekko kwaskowy owocowy w brzoskwinie winogrona, bardzo przyjemny. Smak, kwaśne nuty winne, owocowe, winogrona, skórka z niezbyt dojrzałych winogron, jabłek papierówek, brzoskwinie, po chwili czuć słodko beczkę, dębinę, taniny oraz lekka dzikość w stajnie końską derkę. Alkohol ukryty, nagazowanie wysokie Piwo złożone, zbalansowane do długiej degustacji. Kwaśne WOW.

derA (91) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Courtesy of TTT @ EB MC: Oh wow, what a revelation. Of the numerous american sours I have been fortunate enough to try so far, this is the closest I have ever had to a standard Belgian Geuze. Nose is a complex mix of some stone fruit with ample straw and hay plus some lemon tart funk. Very low on animal brett notes (pig, horse blanket, etc). Taste is crispy and refreshing, just like traditional, young geuze. This is on par with the recently released 3 Fonteinen Armand & Gaston but with added layers of complexity from aging. Some hops are perceptible but they incorporate fairly well into the overall impression. Fortunately for me, this one does not present any burnt bread or rubber flavors which often taint the experience of Belgian lambics for me.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

ClarkVV (6963) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
On draught, Winter 2014 at Row 34.
Clear, goldenrod-yellow body is well carbonated and topped by a medium-sized, white head with moderate retention.
Brett in the nose mixes with light wood and provides a tart, lime-like character with some good strength to it. Guava, lemon, yogurt and bits of farmy funk all do an good impression. I actually had a bottle of 3F oude gueuze during this visit and while this, of course, didn’t come close, it also was respectable. No alcohol or flaw and light on the malt, unlike the newer version.
Good sourness to the flavor, well-aged and even, without any large proportion of acetic acid. Lemony-yogurt notes surge forth as the brett and lactic acids mix. Stronger wood apparency than most Belgian lambics give it a bit more American character. Medium amounts of engaging carbonation and no alcohol or flaw. Not half bad at all.

Quick3Beers (1516) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
2013 vintage found on the bottom shelf of a local liquor store. On sale! Pours a very nice golden amber from a bottle. Aroma of apricot and barn. Flavor is a white balsamic vinegar tart apricot. Very good beer.

shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2016
Shared bottle at Antenna America 2014 version. Nice tartness, but feels a little thin. Getting there, but maybe lacking the Belgian spark. Enjoyable though.

biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle shared. 2014 vintage. Pretty impressive stuff, rich fruity balsamic with lingering sourness and some wine quality. Another masterpiece from these guys.

willisread (3811) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2016
2014 bottle shared at AA. Tons of gooseberry, lemon and grass all over the nose. Some pinot grigio notes. Sour, light, crisp carbonation and refreshing. The perfect summer beer for a rooftop in Yokohama.

BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to darrel. Pours out a hazy wheat color topped with a small white head. Nose is lemon zest some wet wheat and a barnyard funk. Taste is more of the barnyard funk lemon citrus and some wheat notes.

HippieFee (483) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Large Format - Light golden color to it with a slight haze. Great tart flavor, barrel aged but I don’t taste any oak which is good. Not a complex beer but I love the flavor. Well balanced tartness, really enjoyed this beer.

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