St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
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:
4.25/5 rDev +9%
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
3.43/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
375ml bottle dated 11/13/12 in wine glass
Murky golden color with head reducing to ring of clumpy lacing. Light floral, fruity and bready malt aromas with some sourness. Taste is some bright fruit with moderate sourness. Some bready malt (oxidation?) which lingers unpleasantly on the aftertaste. Relatively thin and light mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Not very complex but refreshing and drinkable despite the aftertaste. Not a bad beer but not a great gueuze.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 23:33:08 | More by brianmandell
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.