Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 8.7%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: 2015 vintage. 15 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Flemish-style Brown Ale. Malty – balanced – tart.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 22nd September 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a copper amber hue and a big four fingered beige head that had decent retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Tart-ish, cherry, plum, mixed berries with some light vinegar and dark malt.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, lemon, lightly sweet plum, red grape, oak with light vinous and vinegar notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and tasty Oud Bruin.

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Bruery Terreux Oude Tart

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Flanders Red Ale
Other Notes: 2015 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Flemish-style Red Ale aged in oak barrels. Piquant – robust – oaky.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 28th August 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Brownish red in colour with a small half finger frothy tanned head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart-ish, cherry, prunes, oak and light balsamic vinegar.
Taste: Tart, sour, acidic, cherry, raspberry, oak and balsamic.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable to drink with good aromas but I think I would like it even more if it was less acidic with higher carbonation.

Bruery Terreux Sour In The Rye with Passionfruit, Orange and Guava

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Rye Ale aged in oak barrels with passionfruit, orange and guava. Juicy – island – nectar.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2017 vintage, bottled on 30th August 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy copper orange colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, guava, passionfruit, lychee, bandaid with hints of oak, vanilla and citrus zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, orange, passionfruit, guava with touches of oak and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high prickly carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and refreshing Wild Ale with good fruit and woody flavours.

Lindemans GingerGueuze

Brewery: Brouwerij Lindemans
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Breaking the mould among existing beer styles, Lindemans developed the Botanical Lambics, a collection of old gueuzes with a twist. Third in the series, GingerGueuze is based on a blend of 12 months with 2 to 3 year old lambic fermented in oak and fresh ginger. Refermented in the bottle, GingerGueuze has a golden colour and combines the sourness of lambic with the subtle flavours of fresh ginger. Ideal as an aperitif, it is also perfect for food pairings.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled in December 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Ginger, lemon, floral, herbal, earthy, oak, funk, wet damp barnyard.
Taste: Cleaner than the aroma as in the ginger and lemon zest take centre stage, a bit ginger ale like, while there is light oak, herbal and funkiness going on in the background, but nowhere near as much as the aroma suggests.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An interesting twist as I felt that the ginger did go quite well with Gueuze and in fact it reminded me a bit of ginger ale. Refreshing and tasty.

Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau

Brewery: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Country: Belgium
ABV: 11%
Style: Belgian Quadrupel

Brewer Description: (from website) The taste of Cuvée du Château is comparable to that of an aged Kasteel Donker, reminiscent of port. This ‘premier cru classé’ was developed in the style of a quadrupel. In this type of strong, dark brown beer that veers between sweet and bitter, malt has the upper hand. The Cuvée du Chateau has the characteristics of a madeirised beer, with initial hints of roast and caramelised malt, followed by delicate hop bitters in the finish. A fully-fledged gastronomic beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of June 2019. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin less than half finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweetish dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plum, caramel malt, toffee, malt with hints of nutmeg and clove.
Taste: Sweet, raisin, prunes, doughy, bready with hints of wood and a boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice, but really on the verge of being a bit too sweet for me.