St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled on 4/26/12
Poured into a Duvel Tulip.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange. A 2 finger white head shoots up immediately which quickly recedes to a half finger leaving little to no lacing. Standard for the style.
Aroma: Lots of acidic citrus; Loads of lemon and key lime intermingled with some white wine vinegar. Some freshly sliced granny smith apples with very pleasant, musty barnyard funk layered underneath.
Taste: Huge citric acid punch to your palate! A very acute lemon, lime and granny smith apple presence. A very funk forward malt backbone. Slight note of ashy oak on the dry finish. A sauvignon blanc vibe becomes apparent as the beer warms in the glass.
Mouthfeel: Light and very dry, medium to high carbonation. The sharp tartness makes your mouth pucker and salivate.
Overall: A Great example of a classic gueuze; Not the most complex take on the style, but definitely a fantastic introduction to the diverse world of sours.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 00:55:11 | More by flayedandskinned
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy golden straw color with a finger and a half of head that dissipates quickly. The nose has some artificial fruit aromas, like cherry kool-aid and grape kool-aid, clean pale malts, a slight vinous quality and some barnyard funk. I get wheat and bread yeast on the front of the tongue with a sharp sour attack on the way down, then a lemony finish and nice bready aftertaste. Drinkable, light, and highly carbonated.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 05:56:38 | More by itsscience
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Aroma: Tart, sweet.
Appearance: Hazy amber, not much head.
Flavor: Tart and sour up front, once sourness passes over palate get a nice peach/plum flavor, almost like a sour plum wine.
Mouthfeel: Medium, a little thick for a lambic, not as dry as a lambic should be.
Overall: Pretty good beer, not overly sour has a good fruity tart mix going on. I prefer a dryer less fruity gueuze than what this offers. a little too much like a sour plum wine for me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 19:18:01 | More by buzzardman
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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