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

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 17
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-03-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Jemonster
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of beerhorn12
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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.

Photo of Sharkophile
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
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!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Library Alehouse.

Appearance – Given in a tulip with a dark amber color and slight white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Nice and tart, slight green apple and barnyard funk, quite earthy.

Taste – Not as tart as say Black Label, though there is a nice pucker factor. A definite granny smith apple flavor mixed with lemon zest. Slight acidity, light wet hay and barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel – Lighter bodied, crisp carbonation, finishes dry like it should.

Overall – A decent gueuze though I’d rather pay a few more dollars at the store to get one a bit better (3F, 1882 BL, Tilquin, etc.)

Photo of homebrew311
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Hopleaf.

A: pours a slightly cloudy orange, razor thin collar of head, minimal lace

S: nice white grape fruit profile , a bit of vinegar and oak, hints of funk in the back, plenty of lactobacillus but not overpowering

T: a quick flash of tartness that activates the sour receptors, a nice bit of fruitiness in the form of white grapes, excellent balance

Mf: bubbly, champagne like mouthfeel

O: well balanced gueuze, perfect amount of tartness, very tasty

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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