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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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very good

741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 50 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

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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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: a orangish yellow color. Strong haze makes it opaque. Some of an off white head that leaves some lacing behind.

Smell: sour green apples and grapes. And funky yeast

Taste: opens up with a kick of Brett yeast transitions into tart fruit. Grapes and green apples. This moves back towards a oaky Brett funk again.

Mouthfeel: a bit mouth puckering and leaves a nice thick coat on the tongue

Overall: a good tasty beer that will introduce anyone to the still. Not too much puckering and not too sour make it a pretty drinkable one

SportsandJorts, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of ACY73
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ACY73, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev +2%

herman77, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of djtomain
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

djtomain, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Luiz0930, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Bosoxfan20, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

On draft at 3r6p, served in a 10oz snifter/goblet.

Half-finger bright white head, recedes to nice consistent ring around inside of glass. Opaque orange/brown, rusted. Minimal chunks of lacing, consistency of a liquor.

Smell is dry and tart, but not much else. Light notes of grape, citrus and maybe sugar.

Taste is enjoyable. Light and tart; still learning the nuances of sour flavors. I like it.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Smooth and dry.

Drinkability renders FondnTradtion something I will return to. Cheers.

rodlavers, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%

Bottled on date of 2012/07/18. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy medium gold color with about an inch of white head that had moderate retention and zero lacing.

The aroma was (somewhat surprisingly) a bit sweet. There was a light graininess under a noticeable funk. On the tongue, there was the expected tartness, that didn't really show up in the aroma. Light grains and yeast were underneath, and the sourness didn't really linger, leaving ready for another drink quickly.

The body was light, crisp, and smooth, with a very dry, tart finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer was gone quickly, and I would have had another, had I possessed another. Overall, a very nice brew. Not overpowering, and quite enjoyable. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of LaChupacabra
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

LaChupacabra, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of BfloBrewHound
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

BfloBrewHound, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of bauermj
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bauermj, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +2%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jrfehon33, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of HOMEPL8
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

HOMEPL8, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. Bottled on 4/26/2012.

Appearance: deep golden hue with a light haze and light effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy tan foam which dissipated somewhat quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet, heady, fruity aroma; dates, raisins and caramel are all present, along with a small hint of tartness. Balanced and enticing.

Taste: big tartness right off the bat; followed by a murky malt flavor. The fruitiness is stronger up front but fades away toward the end. I like the dynamic element here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a pretty frothy mouthfeel. Not bad.

Overall: the flavor, and especially the aroma, are the outstanding qualities of this beer. I like it.

flagmantho, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +2%

Hellpop65, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

shehateme, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of NeilFlaiz
4/5  rDev +2%

NeilFlaiz, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of avschmitt
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

avschmitt, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of yoitsarch
4/5  rDev +2%

yoitsarch, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a fizzy head that fades quickly.

S: Aroma of citrus, fruit, earthy with a tart backbone.

T: Taste is quite tart with fruit, bit of citrus and a bit of spice. Quite bitter with an unexpected clean finish.

F: Moderate body, clean and smooth with plenty of tart.

O: Nice beer for the style, but am not really keen on Lambic beers.

soju6, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kelp, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Eriogonum
4/5  rDev +2%

Eriogonum, Oct 17, 2013
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.