St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On draft at Coleman Public House
5oz sample as part of a flight
A: amber with a small amount of white head and no lacing
S: somewhat tart but also surprisingly funky , sour dark fruits
T: vinegar, tart citrus , some sour fruits one you get past the vinegar
M: moderate carbonation, medium body good drink ability
O: not one of my favorite gueuze's but pretty good once you get past the initial vinegar notes
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2013 17:31:37 | More by zac16125
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
33cl bottle bottled on 110706, so almost 7 years old to the day. Appearance is burnt gold, murky (though little sediment as I had stored it on it's side and poured gently), with fine, lively bubbled forming a small creamy light sand colored head leaving scattered foam.
Smell is funky and sour, a little lemon, some baby diaper, soft tropical fruit notes.
Taste is bracing tart, lactic acid, with a fairly abrupt, slate laden finish with lingering pucker. Light sweetness.
Mouthfeel is fully carbonated with fine, crisp spritz lightening a medium body.
Drinkability is pretty good, the nose is fantastic, but the quick finish is a little disappointing. Seems to have lost some complexity with time, contrary to my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 21:14:26 | More by ccrida
3.09/5 rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Light, with hints of yellow, orange, red, really a nice-looking beer. Head was about an inch when I poured it and dissipated to a just a little foam pretty quickly.
Smell: Smells a lot like I remember a kriek smelling last week. Hmm. Definitely some cherry smells. A little bit sour smelling. Also a little grassy and dank, but not in a bad way.
Taste: Yeah, definitely sour up front, with some lasting... bitterness? Not what I generally taste in terms of bitterness, but it's there. This is my first gueuze. Not sure I'm a big fan. Still picking up a grassy, hay-ish kind of aftertaste. I think I get why people might like it, it's not bad. Tastes pretty well-balanced, as far as I can tell (which is not far). A slightly sweet after-aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. It's been sitting for a little while and I still got a burst of carbonation at the beginning of the last sip and at the end. Probably a little over-carbonated for me. Definitely not watery, seems pretty strong. A little coarser, I think, than usual.
Overall: They say that if it looks like a pig, acts like a pig, and tastes like a pig. This looks good, smells good, but to me doesn't taste good. So I'm guessing this style just isn't for me. I can't taste anything wrong with it, just don't like it. Bear in mind that while I've been drinking beer a little while, I'm new to reviewing and this is my first of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2013 07:54:37 | More by mporter249
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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