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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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very good

744 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 14
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 kylehay2004
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small head but excellent lacing on my out on a slightly hazy golden with orange hue body. Flavor is very fruity, somewhat spicey with hints if grain and club soda. Flavor has a nice tart and sour citrus throughout with a wild and funky presence and nice yeast flavoring. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Definitely sharper and more flavorful than others I have had in the style. Excellent wild and sour presence.

kylehay2004, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Nutwood
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Nutwood, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +2%

DerekMorgan, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Pinknuggets
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Pinknuggets, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +2%

MarvinSnyder, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/26/12. Poured into a chalice

A - Poured a dark gold/amber, slightly cloudy (cause I poured the sediment) with a white rocky half-finger head which quickly disipates. Well carbonated. Minimal lacing.

S - Yeasty, slightly sour, lemon, some sweetness.

T - Medium citric sour and lactic

MF - Bright, fizzy, a little fiz into my nose.

O - Refreshing in the only way a sour can, a little like a shanty.

Sludgeman, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Lurkerson, Apr 11, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

NOLANDMAN, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Gibonow
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was crisp and tart, and had the perfect amount of carbonation. I noticed a high amount of floating yeast but this does not bother me- it is unfiltered after all. Enjoyed super cold from a tulip glass. Overall, this is an above average sour at a reasonable price. Paid $9.00 for 12.7 oz.

Gibonow, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -23.5%

bostonryan, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Caudalie
4/5  rDev +2%

Caudalie, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of cjw333
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

cjw333, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +2%

buckyp, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Busy Bee

a: served in a branded st. louis flute, the gueuze is a hazy golden-straw in color, with a light, wispy bone-white head

s: clean malt body, some yeasty aromas with lots of funky wild stuff - wet hay and barnyard, dried grass, lemon peel, very nice

m: carbonation lively but delicate, lighter in body

t: a simple malt base - pils maybe - sets a structure for the bacterial tartness to push through, really shines after the swallow with lots of rustic wild flavors and a pungent refreshing sour, lemony

o: a very nice gueuze, complex bacterial character really makes this one

blackie, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 green bottle poured clear, pale amber with an excellent, modest-size, off-white head.
The aromas was funky and not appealing but did smell more or less as expected for style.
Taste; nicely tart; a pucking sour, fruity taste that's lightly bitter and leaves an aftertaste that's wuite sour.
M: medium-light body with good medium-light carbonation; tart.
O: extra tart and dry with limited funk (excepting the nose).

chinchill, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Steamer
4/5  rDev +2%

Steamer, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Eriktheipaman, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +2%

dvmin98, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Beerandboards
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to a pint glass

A - rose color with a small amount if white head that dissipates slowly

S - mainly a rich vinegar sour and grape-y smell. Not complex, but certainly not bad.

T - largely follows the smell. Nice medium sour hit with some grape sour. Again, not hugely interesting, but not bad in any way.

M - medium to high crab, a little syrupy.

O - overal , a medium sour. Liked it.

Beerandboards, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DrinkSlurm, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours like liquid copper with a nice white head that sits as a half finger’s width above the glass. The beer’s body is murky like swamp water with a great torrent of carbonation constantly flowing to replenish the head. It’s not the most beautiful thing to look at in the glass, but it isn’t the ugliest either. The beer’s lacing is light and splotchy on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells properly funky with a big sweet cherry fruit leather and a touch of musty barnyard. The wheat malts are light here, but surprisingly I can pick up a bit of a cereal breadiness in the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes properly acidic with big interplay of sweet funk and sweet cereal malt on the back. The beer begins with acidic sweet water which opens quickly into cherry fruit leather with touches of barnyard before rushing into a finish of thick wheat cereal malts that start syrupy, blending with the cherry flavors before turning dry and powdery. The aftertaste is long, ringing lightly with funk and acid. On the mouth the beer feels medium light in body, and leaves the tongue tingling and a little dry. The beer’s carbonation is high, prickling the tongue nicely, though not as strongly as some gueuze. Overall, this is a tasty beer with some nice complexity, but a bit short of a full gueuze flavor for me. It’s delicious and quite easy to drink, but really mellow on the back of the palate, and the taste of wheat in such strength is surprising for the style. I like this beer, I just don’t think it is quite a gueuze. This beer is worth a try.

Maxwell, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of cofeeguru
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

cofeeguru, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.09/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very clean and clear light amber, had a nice creamy off white head with nice retention and some light lacing.

The smell is oddly spicy with a definite bit of nutmeg and a touch of sweetness.

The flavor is tart and slightly sour, but has a very traditional wheat beer type of malt quality sneaking through more than most Gueuze's do. More regular beer like and a bit less Gueuze like. Is much sweeter than most as well and I'm also getting the nutmeg in the flavor as well as a bit of oak.

The mouthfeel is light and almost a touch syrupy, not the dry quality that I would expect.

Overall this one is one is just ok.

bashiba, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.