julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012derA (90) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2017
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.
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 (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
On draught, Winter 2014 at Row 34.Quick3Beers (1203) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
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.
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 (4255) - 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 (3293) - 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 (7534) - 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 (425) - - 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. dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2016
Super clean/clear golden with suds of white head. Funky tart aroma. Lemony tart and moderately dry, just a touch of acidity in the finish.
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