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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

665 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | 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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours like liquid copper with a nice white head that sits as a half finger’s width above the glass. The beer’s body is murky like swamp water with a great torrent of carbonation constantly flowing to replenish the head. It’s not the most beautiful thing to look at in the glass, but it isn’t the ugliest either. The beer’s lacing is light and splotchy on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells properly funky with a big sweet cherry fruit leather and a touch of musty barnyard. The wheat malts are light here, but surprisingly I can pick up a bit of a cereal breadiness in the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes properly acidic with big interplay of sweet funk and sweet cereal malt on the back. The beer begins with acidic sweet water which opens quickly into cherry fruit leather with touches of barnyard before rushing into a finish of thick wheat cereal malts that start syrupy, blending with the cherry flavors before turning dry and powdery. The aftertaste is long, ringing lightly with funk and acid. On the mouth the beer feels medium light in body, and leaves the tongue tingling and a little dry. The beer’s carbonation is high, prickling the tongue nicely, though not as strongly as some gueuze. Overall, this is a tasty beer with some nice complexity, but a bit short of a full gueuze flavor for me. It’s delicious and quite easy to drink, but really mellow on the back of the palate, and the taste of wheat in such strength is surprising for the style. I like this beer, I just don’t think it is quite a gueuze. This beer is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:04:37 | More by Maxwell
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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.