“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 for various lengths of time and blend them to what we think is the ideal flavor. this is one complex beer. Notes of hay, barnyard funk, apricots, and even olives play wonderfully with the balanced acidity.
Final Rating: 4.69/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.
Appearance – Pours a bright, sunny yellow colored hazy body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly quickly to a ring of foam. No lacing. 4.5
Smell – Very pleasant on the nose, fresh citrus and tropical fruit, tart lactic, subtle barnyard funk and yeast, oak, belgian spice, bread, slight caramel malt backbone. 4.5
Taste – Absolutely fantastic.. where do I start.. The first notes to hit the tongue are a perfectly balanced mixture of tart fruit, sweet and sour apple, apricots, sour grape, citrus, lemon juice. The follow through is perfectly funky, yeasty, and musty, complimented with absolutely delicious oak and wood notes. The finish is dry and citrusy, leaving a slight vanilla flavor in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – Medium-light body, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing.. one of the most drinkable beers I’ve ever tasted.
Wow is all I can say. I love The Bruery and was expecting this to be awesome, but it absolutely blew me away and exceeded every expectation I had. Honestly, my taste buds are telling me that this is a nearly perfect representation of the Gueuze style. MUST try for all sour/gueuze/wild fans.