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

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768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 15
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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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks much darker than any gueuze I can ever recall. It's a brownish orange. Flavor is a punch in the mouth of typical sour gueuzeness. If you use that word from here on out, I'll expect a quarter in royalties. I get a lot of lacto on this one. Overall it hits the mouth and makes the mouth contract and contort; as you'd expect for the style. Not too shabby, especially considering the style.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

muskiesman, May 05, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Khazadum, May 05, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
4/5  rDev +2%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears an apricot glowing haziness, minimal head retention and lacing but the looks is quite nice an off white foaming head. Aroma has barnyard funkiness to it with tart fruits including, peach apricot earthiness. Tart acidic lemons, with lactic yogurt notes as well. Flavor is refreshing tart and has lemon peel upfront with acidic notes of mild vinegarette. Or a tart plain yogurt, extremely tasty with fruit undertones, this is real lambic and more assertive than the overtly sugar filled Lindeman's. Mouthfeel finishes bone dry light to medium bodied with ample soft carbonation, goes down way too easily. Overall one of the better traditional guezue lambics I've come across.

WVbeergeek, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this due to a recommendation from a fellow beer guy. I'm always down to try new Gueuze.

This beer pours a light bodied dull orangish gold in color with a one finger bright white head that turned to a lacing in a minute or so. The nose is full of dried peaches, acetic sour, hay, funk, Brett, with a slight citrus sweetness. Pretty solid nose. The flavors are dry and funky. There is a moderate amount of hay and barnyard to pair with an acidic and somewhat citrusy sour finish. The flavors don't disappoint. It's light and easy to drink. It does gave slightly more carbonation than a lot of Gueuze though. Overall this is a pretty decent Gueuze. It definitely doesn't disappoint. I would definitely take this over Oud Beersel or Boon any day.

aasher, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of sandy408
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

sandy408, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Jemonster
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Only my second Gueuze...

A: Nice and hazy with the color of spring honey. Good head retention. A small amount of visible carbonation.

S: Kind of funky when opening the bottle, and not in a good way. Mellowed out when poured into the glass to a sharp sourdough. Offputting at first, then inviting.

T: This is more mellow than the other gueuze that I tried, which was super sour. From the other St.Louis lambic that I am familiar with, this is very similar. I am pretty sure it is identical to the framboise that they make, but without the raspberry. Yeasty and sourdough flavors. No real alcohol taste/sensation.

M: Great mouthfeel. Just about perfect. Nice carbonation and viscosity.

O: A pretty nice drink. I would check it out again.

Jemonster, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Burt, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

chrispoint, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

polishkaz, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of KevdoggNasty
4/5  rDev +2%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of dipso123
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

dipso123, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +2%

nickhiller, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of bastu
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bastu, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into an Orval chalice.

A: Nice golden body, head fades fast.

S: Tartness, fruity yeast. Medium complexity.

T: Nice and sour, taste is simple, slightly sweet and fruity. Occasionally some sauerkraut (in a good way). Good, but looking for more complexity.

M: Highly carbonated, suits the style.

O: Simple but good.

51mmz0rz, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of beerhorn12
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

beerhorn12, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

FishPondManager, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

St. Louis Fond Tradition. I'm using the Corsendonk tulip for this one. Bottle date looks to read 07/06/11.

True clover honey hue with a little haze, which looks very appealing. Almost static meringue head that's pretty bright, retentive, and whipped thick. Lacing promised a bit, and then failed.

This one smells bright, lightly woody, and very sour! There's a great funk/must character that is natural and of woodrot. Great fruity element noteworthy of lemon juice.

Big tart pucker up front, which dissolves into some lingering acidity, vegetal funk, oakiness, stalks or straw, and the sweetness of a lemon. The funk shows up even a little earlier than mid-palate. It's really amazing how everything spreads out in the finish. The dry-gum feel is still there from the big sour punch in the beginning. There's a tangy wheaty quality to the malt that submits to the wet blanket mustiness. This is a pretty decent tasting gueuze, if I may say so.

Mouthfeel is pretty decent. I like the cleansing finish that doesn't really detract from the sour character. Nice spritzy carb. Body is actually a little thick. Slight sting in the back of the throat that is not in the flavor.

This has all of the great elements of a quality gueuze, and at an affordable price. Some astringencies/burn in the feel, but lasting flavor that finishes clean. Better than the money paid for.

thecheapies, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Sharkophile
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first gueuze, and among my first sours. Paired with chicken, baked beets and pasta with beet greens. Had a bit before the meal and a bit after. Here's my thoughts of the beer by itself:

A: Poured into a goblet, appears a dusky light orangeish-golden color with fine carbonation and a large white head with some decent retention.

S: Smell is definitely not something I'm used to... heavy sour lemon/vinegar scents are the most predominant.

T: Taste is a bit more calm and easy to decipher, with a dry, sour lemon character, granny smith apple, a bit of cider vinegar with a very mild funk from the yeast. Finishes very dry with a crisp tartness.

M: Light to medium body with a brisk, fine carbonation which resembles a sparkling wine. Very nice.

O: A nice beer, and a bit different then what I was expecting from a gueuze. Some of the flavors were a bit confusing to find in a beer for a newbie, but the nice body and carbonation help smooth things out. Formed an excellent pairing with the dinner as well. Cheers!

Sharkophile, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

superceleb, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

evoljetta, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +2%

WeisGuy, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a massive white, foamy head on top. Decent retention, but very little lacing.

S: Lots of barnyard funk upfront, with some light fruits mixed in, mostly lemon with a little bit of peach.

T: Light fruits upfront, a little more lemon and peach/apricot. It starts off with some tartness, but it does not last.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Drinks pretty easy though.

O: A decent gueuze, but would have liked it a bit more sour. Would probably drink it again though.

mdaschaf, Feb 24, 2012
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.