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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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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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magictacosinus

California

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 350ml green bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle states it was packed on "4/26/2012," so nearly 6 months old!

Produces a cloudy, dark amber and yellowish color, with a decent half finger of head (even with help from the Duvel tulip glass). Carbonation seems decent, yet not too excessive overall. Head quickly dissipates, but the yeast continues to gently glide across the glass, as well as provide a thick and full body overall.

As expected, there's a sourish, tarty, fully funky aroma that I'm used to finding in gueuzes whenever I have the privilege to try them. I'm picking up overall extreme notes of lemon rind, fruits I'm having trouble placing (maybe apricots or sour pineapple?), as well as a an everlasting woodiness. Underneath all this, there's a backbone that resembles thick, slightly roasted bread, as well as some zestiness which is no doubt aided by the hops and yeast. Pretty balanced overall, yet quite complex.

Upon a first gulp, there is an immediate explosion of sourness and yeastiness that I hoped to find. The citrus flavors are immense here, but it's really the woody and excessive yeasty notes that truly shine. Upon every gulp I find myself adjusting my tongue and licking my lips, particularly during the aftertaste, in which the sour flavors descend and an acidic, hoppy rises. While there's not much carbonation, the delicious roasted malts and thickened yeastiness provide a full-bodied experience. If anything, this should be tried simply for the experience in which the soured yeast lingers on the tongue for several minutes at a time in a rather dazzling and smooth manner.

A excellent gueuze here, and definitely good to find around these parts while I still wait for Cantillon to show up someday. Definitely not as exaggerated as their Lambics though, and this is a really good one for beginners getting into the gueuze style. This balanced enough, which makes it easy to drink, yet complex enough to attract wowed reactions from beer fans of all kinds, particularly sours. Hoorah!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 04:37:41 | More by magictacosinus
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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.