Beer Profile: Rivertown Brewing Ville De Rivere Geuze

Profiled by Ken Carman for

This is superb. I was amazed how much it reminded me of Geuze from Belgium. this is from… Cincinnati?

Rocky head, slight: fades very fast. Light urin color. Sorry, but that’s what it is. SRM is probably 2 at best. Hazy.

Mouthfeel is a sour that lingers and a light pilsner malt in the background. This is as light as air, body-wise. Slight tingle from slight carbonation: pleasant.

Aroma: brett-lie, sour with hit of sweet and funk that could only get more funky in time. Perhaps a bit horse saddle.

Taste: sour dominant, but not offensive so in any sense. This is a delicate quaff. Malt background way back. I would say this is one of those rhubarb-like sours that should get even better in time. I would recommend doing as per the style: mixing aged versions more. This one seems a bit young. But I recommend: buy.

Welcome to the new PGA rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “prefecto.” This beer was rated…

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