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

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very good

750 Ratings
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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

slowfade, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Sep 01, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

Isjustacigar, Aug 31, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours out a light orange with a thin, bone white head. Smells of wheat, crackery grain, bretty funk, and typical sweaty lambic. Taste is a bit sweeter than some other traditional geuzes I've had. I get some fruitiness from the yeast. Very sour. Finishes dry. I pick up some brett and general bug funk. Slight cheesiness. Carbonation is sharp on the tongue, but it isn't excessive. This is a good but not excellent example of a geuze.

goochpunch, Aug 31, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Justin-m, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Chris00710, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

halo913, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jsurfs82, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MasterSki, Aug 29, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

GuyBabineau, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Oliversarmy1085, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Fcolle2, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: Hazy golden in color, with a massive, dense and persistent white head. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. Carbonation drifts lazily to the surface in sparse, minute bubbles. (4.0/5.0)

Aroma: Ripe bananas are prominent in the aroma, as well as bread notes, wet hay, lemon rind, honeysuckle, and a moderate sour tang, vinegar-like, but not particularly assertive. (4.0/5.0)

Taste: Opens with a sour note reminiscent of white wine vinegar, this is omnipresent in the taste, and the most defining characteristic. There are also notes of bitter apple, hints of sweet lime, sour grapes, and grapefruit as the taste progresses. The finish is very dry, with the sourness undiminished, and hints of oak tannins. In general, there seems to be much less of the barnyard, mustiness, than others here have mentioned, and in other examples of the style that I have tried. (4.0/5.0)

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, quite pleasant. (4.0/5.0)

Drinkability/notes: A somewhat understated example of the style, pleasant and drinkable, it might serve well as a gentle introduction to the sour styles. (4.0/5.0)

Presentation: Packaged in a 12.7 ounce green glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Bottled on date of 2012/07/18.

Pegasus, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

cfrobrew, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

MonkeyBread, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12.7 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: A small head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. Typical for this style. It is a slightly hazy pale orange with good vision of tiny bubbles coming up through out the glass.

Smell: Sour, tart, oak, raspberry, cherry, and a little sweetness.

Taste: Got to love the tart and funk notes with slight oak, fruitiness, bitterness, and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high carbonation, tart, pucker, chewy, and sour.

Overall: For a gueuze, this one is at the top of my list. Very traditional to the style and very enjoyable.

Flounder57, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

masonir, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

One of my favorite gueuze styles


jakobivester, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ironchefkook, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

inspektor, Aug 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

see_moore_life, Aug 13, 2014
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.