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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

880 Ratings
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 19
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 08-03-2002

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Ratings: 880 | Reviews: 320
Photo of silverking
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreeBear
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap a few days prior. It had an interesting slightly tart and salty flavor without becoming cloying. Very refreshing.

Photo of cpetrone84
1.49/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Pour is hazed deep orangish amber with a good bit of white head. Nose is burnt sulfur, almost like the cooked ash of a firework. Taste is pretty rough, overly sweet and sugar with tons of burnt sufur and burnt out sparkler. Just bad, don't drink.

Photo of meangreenc
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svenness
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a lemony tart nose. It pours hazy gold with a head that looks like the foam on the sea shore after a big storm – it’s big, fluffy and persistent. The palate is a balance of lemony tartness and light sweetness. It is somewhat unexciting but perhaps a good starter for those looking for a less intimidating Gueuze.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~50 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a deep cloudy yellow-amber, and forms a thick white head with good retention.

Smell: Musty hay and funky mildew, with hints of melon, pear, and wheat that seems still green and growing as opposed to golden and ready for harvest.

Taste: The flavors open sharp and tart, heavy with citrus and melon flavors, and the sharpness does not relent as it goes along. Barnyard funk rolls through as the beer progresses, bringing along some wheaten grassiness and sour pear flavors. There are vague hints of pepper and some herbal spices that appear here and there as well.

Mouthfeel: Light and quite carbonated, possibly adding to the sharpness of the sour.

Overall: Quite an enjoyable gueuze, pure yeast ester flavors left unmolested by hops or excessive malt. I will repeat this one.

Photo of ScaryEd
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jas45678
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaddox84
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joser8383
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Not the best I've in a sour. I feel like the sour really over powers the flavors. Good

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: Hazy apricot. Foamy off white head.
smell: Smells a little like a sour chardonnay. Some citrus and earthy funk though not as pronounced as other Gueuzes i've had.
taste: Again, not as rich in funkiness as i've come to expect from a Gueuze but very damn tasty nonetheless.
overall: not the best Gueuze but very nice.

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KimenTshom
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

just wanted more funk to it

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Codyvanvactor
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just okay. Nothing wrong with this beer, but it lacks complexity. Taste is very strongly sour, almost vinegar like. Hints of citrus. I would not buy it again, but I am glad I tried it.

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.