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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond TraditionSt. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

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BA SCORE
88
very good

672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-03-2002)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - translucent and hay-colored with shades of apricot. Fleeting but effervescent head that dissipates into a thin, cream-colored rim around the top of the beer. The thin line of head remains for the rest of my enjoyment of the glass, but very little lacing.

Smell - aroma is reminiscent of chardonnay but less buttery, tart, notes of the wild yeast that makes it distinct. Maybe a hint of wet grass clippings or alfalfa.

Taste - an explosion of citrus fruits, hints of fresh-squeezed lemon, starfruit, even granny smith apple; barnyard funk is subtle. Sourness is pungent and at the forefront, but rounds out into a dry finish. Perhaps some essence of brett as well.

Mouthfeel - pleasant, similar to a nice dry sparkling wine. Lingers just long enough to entice the next sip.

Overall, this is a good representative of the gueuze style and a good substitute for the classic Cantillon gueuze (best of the style, imho), which is much harder to get, at least here in Kansas City. It's also very reasonably priced. I think I'll need to buy a bottle to age and see how it develops. It's very good fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:14:32 | More by LambicPentameter
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO 375ml bottle for $4.75. Served at 5deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens ok. Pours not much head that dissipates to a film within a minute or two. Unfiltered and dark golden color

S- Outstanding!! What a refreshing change of pace. You can smell the sour LOL.

T- Sour and good.

M- Dry and very tart. Super sour. Loads of carbonation.

O- Very good. Completely different from a flavored Lambic but enjoyable. Almost wine like. Liking this style of beer. Looking forward to seeing how it ages

Food Pairing

This nice little lambic went well with... Spicy tuna sushi roll

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 16:39:09 | More by DaveBar
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Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$4.35 bottle from the LCBO.

A - brownish straw appearance, slightly cloudy. Thin head made of small bubbles.

S - A little bit of funk, saline,

T - sour, lemon, granny smith apple, and a touch salty. Lime and white grapefruit follows. Dry on the finish.

M - light bodied but zesty. Medium carbonation.

O - Fantastic beer. Extremely refreshing and nice amount of sourness.

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber yellow with a decent hit. Good carbonation. Bottle indicates brewed in 2012. Smells like a typical lambic. Taste is typical sour but surprisingly without any hint of sweetness. Nice clean refreshing beer with a sour finish. Not a lot of substance. Lots of unfiltered goodies at the bottom of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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